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"Life is populated with scarecrows—all those people and things that seem so scary and trouble our sleep. Isn't it nice to know that most of them turn out to be made of nothing but straw?" - Jerry Spinelli, American children's author

Now that it’s officially October, this week’s cover photo from Flowerland Growers reminds us to inform our Wanderers that Hackettstown BID is hosting a Scarecrow Selfie Contest beginning October 10, so there’s no need to wait for a big parade to participate in some Halloween fun!

The many noteworthy activities on tap this weekend include Phillipsburg’s Pork Roll Palooza, Longmeadow Farm’s annual Harvest Fest (postponed from last weekend due to uncooperative weather), and a Fall Festival further up Rt. 519 in Frelinghuysen.

Speaking of fall festivals, there is such an abundance of activities, it’s a challenge to keep it all organized! We tried to compile it here, and please remember to keep an eye on our “Continuing” section below.

Fall fun is everywhere! Happy Wanderings!

Starting October 5, 2022

 
This Week: 

Frelinghuysen Festival 2022

Saturday, October 8, 2022 -
11:00am to 7:00pm

It's that time of year for a good fall fest! INHOUSE is inviting everyone to celebrate with food, music, activities and more! This is "Pay What You Want" event.

7th Annual Fish and Chips Take-Out Dinner

Friday, October 7, 2022 -
5:00pm to 7:00pm

Tastefully British caterers will be serving up a delicious fish take-out dinner at the First Presbyterian Church Outreach Center in Blairstown. Online ticket ordering will end at approximately noon this Friday.

Corrado's Hayride of Horrors & Haunted House

Friday, October 7, 2022 -
6:30pm to 9:30pm
Saturday, October 8, 2022 -
6:30pm to 9:30pm
Sunday, October 9, 2022 -
6:30pm to 9:30pm

The Corrado Family has been brightening dark Autumn nights with frights and chills for more than 20 years! The Haunted Hayride, Haunted House and Corn Maze will be open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening through October 30.

Sonny Landreth and Cindy Cashdollar @ Roy's Hall

Friday, October 7, 2022 - 8:00pm

The Louisiana slide guitar wizard, Sonny Landreth and Cindy Cashdollar’s dobro and steel string talents culminate in world renowned showcases of guitar virtuosity along with opening act Adam Najemian, taking inspiration from Delta blues, folk and country.

Fall Fest Weekends at Tranquillity Farms

Saturday, October 8, 2022
Sunday, October 9, 2022
Saturday, October 15, 2022
Sunday, October 16, 2022
Saturday, October 22, 2022
Sunday, October 23, 2022
Saturday, October 29, 2022
Sunday, October 30, 2022

 Activities will run weekends through October 31 including hayrides to the pumpkin field or walk to Pumpkin Patch, Corn Maze, pumpkin picking, Cow Train, Pumpkin Launchers, Bounce pillow, and fall refreshments.

Phillipsburg Pork Roll Palooza

Saturday, October 8, 2022 -
11:00am to 5:00pm

It's finally here! Fried, seared or grilled, however you like your Pork Roll, you’ll be able to savor it that way at Shappell Park right in the heart of Phillipsburg. Enjoy the games, music, and, of course, delicious food. Fun for the whole family! (Disclaimer: No guarantees that "Slice" the mascot will be making an appearance this year, but the local celebrities in this photo look like they're having so much fun, and with Norwescap hosting the event, this is the pic we're going with!)

Hackettstown Sidewalk Sales

Saturday, October 8, 2022 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm

The streets will be lined with the shopkeepers of Hackettstown inviting customers to enjoy shopping locally and getting a taste of restaurants!

Soap Making at Well-Sweep Herb Farm

Saturday, October 8, 2022 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm

Choose from a varied selection of fragrant essential oils and herbs to create your own specialty all-natural soap.

Halloween Hollow at Marshall's Farm Market

Saturday, October 8, 2022 -
1:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, October 9, 2022 -
1:00pm to 5:00pm

Visit the "spooktacular" Halloween display with plenty of photo opportunities along with shopping for produce, pumpkins, food specialties, bacon, eggs, jams, jellies, pies and more. Hayrides offered on weekends, 1-5pm, and hayrides include cider and a donut.

Barefoot Grape Stomping at Four Sisters Winery

Saturday, October 8, 2022 -
4:00pm to 7:00pm
Saturday, October 22, 2022 -
4:00pm to 7:00pm

Formal wine tasting followed by dinner and dessert, paired with dessert wine. An educational wine cellar tour describes the processes of wine making and then off with the shoes and socks for the ever-popular Barefoot Grape Stomping!

Classic Horror Film Festival @ Country Gate Players

Saturday, October 8, 2022 - 8:00pm
Saturday, October 15, 2022 - 8:00pm
Saturday, October 22, 2022 - 8:00pm
Saturday, October 29, 2022 - 8:00pm
Sunday, October 30, 2022 - 2:00pm

Celebrate spooky season with horror film favorites presented each week in October including a live performance!

Fall Activities @ Mohican Farms

Sunday, October 9, 2022 -
10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, October 16, 2022 -
10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, October 23, 2022 -
10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, October 30, 2022 -
10:00am to 5:00pm

Every Sunday in October is a chance to join in Mohican Farms Fall fun complete with hayrides, pumpkin picking, a corn maze, a picture wagon, cider donuts, hot chocolate!

Hay Bales of Hope Tricky Tray Fundraiser for ARWS

Sunday, October 9, 2022 -
11:00am to 4:00pm

Rain or shine, Antler Ridge's Pink Hay Bales of Hope event puts the "FUN" in "FUNDRAISER"! Gather friends, family and lawn chairs for an autumn afternoon of shopping, food, music, farm animals and wildlife – and the most epic tricky tray this side of the New Jersey Turnpike! Prizes include 100+ gift baskets and other high-value items.

What's Left @ Four Sisters Winery

Sunday, October 9, 2022 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm

Acoustic-based rock quartet, What's Left, has two strong vocalists, bass, ukulele, harmonica, lead and rhythm guitars, and percussion playing a well-curated mix of classic-rock, blues-rock, folk-rock, and roots-rock, from the '60s through '90s.

Augie's Awesome Adventure Family Fun Day

Sunday, October 9, 2022 -
1:00pm to 5:00pm

Vendors, music, food trucks, games and more presented by Rolling Thunder Chapter 3 NJ. An optional ride organizes earlier in the day at the Richard D. Gardner Library in White Township, ending at the Harmony Recreational fields. Bring your own chairs. All money raised will benefit Auggie, a five-year-old boy suffering from an inoperable brain tumor.

Warren History Museums Are Open

Sunday, October 9, 2022 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm

This is the last weekend of the year for the Jim and Mary Lee/ Plane 9 Museum to be open. Stop by and learn why you keep seeing the brown "Morris Canal Crossed Here" signs around the county, as volunteers will be there to welcome you and answer any questions. The Museum at Bread Lock Park has obtained a new exhibit - "The Magic Age of Steam". Or, journey underground on a guided tour through the 165-foot tailrace tunnel, and see other canal artifacts at the Jim and Mary Lee Museum, which is only open this month and next before closing for the winter.

Arts & “Crafts” – Plant and Sip Terrarium Building @ Buttzville Brewing Co.

Sunday, October 9, 2022 - 2:00pm

Calling all plant lovers and gardeners to join Buttzville Brewing Co. for a relaxing afternoon of indoor planting and enjoying local craft beer! Owners of Washington's local plant shop, The Rooted Lion, will talk about indoor plant care while taking you through the process of designing and building your own terrarium, perfect for a home decor project or gift!

By the Light of the Hunter Moon: Full Moon Hike at Dark Moon Preserve hosted by RVC

Sunday, October 9, 2022 -
8:00pm to 9:00pm

Enjoy the Hunter full moon with a hike at Dark Moon Preserve. This ‘slightly spooky’ October hike will be led by RVC President Margaret Schiller and a special guest, local card game developer David Mazure who will be talking about nocturnal animals and their feeding relationships, the focus of his new educational and family-friendly game, Devour.

River Talk - Dam Removals in New Jersey

Tuesday, October 11, 2022 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm

Beth Styler Barry, Director of River Restoration for The Nature Conservancy in NJ, and former Executive Director of the Musconetcong Watershed Association, will give an overview of dams and dam removals in New Jersey.

 
Continuing: 

Brook Hollow Live Music Weekends

Friday, October 7, 2022 - 6:00pm
Saturday, October 8, 2022 - 2:00pm
Saturday, October 15, 2022 - 2:00pm
Sunday, October 16, 2022 - 2:00pm
Saturday, October 22, 2022 - 2:00pm
Friday, October 28, 2022 - 6:00pm
Saturday, October 29, 2022 - 2:00pm

Start your weekend right with live music at Brook Hollow featuring Scott Messina and Joe Janci.

The Great Pumpkin Train @ Delaware River Railroad Excursions

Saturday, October 8, 2022
Sunday, October 9, 2022
Saturday, October 15, 2022
Sunday, October 16, 2022

When riding the Great Pumpkin Train, every child gets to pick his or her own pumpkin from the pumpkin patch. Trips leave 11am, 12:30pm, 2pm and 3:30pm. Also visit the Ol' Susquehanna Mine and or Corn Maze (additional fee required), and free use of the picnic grove.

Tiptons Tavern Live Music in October

Friday, October 7, 2022 - 7:00pm
Saturday, October 8, 2022 - 8:00pm
Friday, October 14, 2022 - 7:00pm
Saturday, October 15, 2022 - 8:00pm
Friday, October 21, 2022 - 7:00pm
Saturday, October 22, 2022 - 8:00pm
Friday, October 28, 2022 - 8:00pm

This weekend has Tiptons rocking with music Friday and Saturday from Stevie Vicks and Leah Fuls.

Live Music in October @ Panther Pub

Friday, October 7, 2022 - 8:00pm
Sunday, October 9, 2022 - 4:00pm
Friday, October 14, 2022 - 8:00pm
Sunday, October 16, 2022 - 4:00pm
Friday, October 21, 2022 - 8:00pm
Sunday, October 23, 2022 - 4:00pm
Friday, October 28, 2022 - 8:00pm

Live this Friday at Panther Pub with Lecila and Mike and Maribyrd.

Yoga in the Park @ Footbridge Park

Saturday, October 8, 2022 - 9:00am
Wednesday, October 12, 2022 - 6:30pm
Saturday, October 15, 2022 - 9:00am

The falling leaves and shorter days are a great time for relaxing yoga. Choose from classes on Wednesday @ 6:30pm and/or Saturdays @ 9am at Footbridge Park Pavilion. Bring a mat & any extra props.

Fall Festival Weekends @ VonThun Farms

Saturday, October 8, 2022 -
10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, October 9, 2022 -
10:00am to 5:00pm
Monday, October 10, 2022 - 11:00am
Saturday, October 15, 2022 - 10:00am
Sunday, October 16, 2022 - 10:00am

Get lost in the interactive corn maze or look for the perfect pumpkin. Take a hayride, pick apples, take aim with the corn cannons or browse the farm market for fresh produce, baked goods and more. There's also an activity area with 20+ family-friendly activities! Open Columbus Day!

Fall Harvest Weekends @ Donaldson Farms

Saturday, October 8, 2022 - 11:00am
Sunday, October 9, 2022 - 11:00am
Monday, October 10, 2022 -
10:00am to 5:00pm

Fall is the perfect time to visit Donaldson Farms to enjoy apple and pumpkin picking and corn maze, hayrides, corn cannon, fresh-cooked food, apple cider samples, and more. Open this weekend and Columbus Day!

October Music at Milagro 2022

Saturday, October 8, 2022 - 1:00pm
Sunday, October 9, 2022 - 2:00pm
Saturday, October 15, 2022 - 1:00pm
Sunday, October 16, 2022 - 2:00pm
Saturday, October 22, 2022 - 1:00pm
Sunday, October 23, 2022 - 2:00pm
Saturday, October 29, 2022 - 1:00pm
Sunday, October 30, 2022 - 2:00pm

Pack a picnic, invite some friends and enjoy some time with great wines, music and spectacular views! This weekend features Bill Ihling and Lonely Sailors.

October Music @ Little Ridge Vineyards

Sunday, October 9, 2022 -
1:00am to 4:00pm
Saturday, October 15, 2022 -
3:30pm to 6:30pm
Saturday, October 22, 2022 -
3:00pm to 6:00pm
Saturday, October 29, 2022

Enjoy the music of Dave Reed at Little Ridge along with great wines.

UACNJ Saturday Astronomy Talks 2022

Saturday, October 8, 2022 - 8:00pm
Saturday, October 15, 2022 - 8:00pm
Saturday, October 22, 2022 - 8:00pm
Saturday, October 29, 2022 - 8:00pm

UACNJ provides free public programs at the astronomy club in Jenny Jump State Forest from April through October on Saturday evenings. The live presentation is followed by stargazing on the club's telescopes until 10:30 PM, weather permitting. This week's talk is "The Life and Legacy of William Herschel."

Sunday Brunch Music @ Asbury Coffee Mill

Sunday, October 9, 2022 - 11:00am
Sunday, October 16, 2022 - 11:00am
Sunday, October 23, 2022 - 11:00am
Sunday, October 30, 2022 - 11:00am

Enjoy Sunday brunch at Asbury Coffee Mill this week with Thomas Johnston.

Tuesday Cruise Night July @ Joe's Steak Shop

Tuesday, October 11, 2022 - 4:00pm

 Fran Aiello this week at Joe's Steak Shop during their 18th season of Cruise night. Bring a friend, a chair, and enjoy the music, cars, and delicious food and drinks.

 
Community Corner: 

LocalShare Volunteering Opportunities

LocalShare, a program of the Foodshed Alliance, connects local farms’ surplus fruits & veggies to feed the hungry families. With volunteer help, the Foodshed works together to glean produce from local farms, distribute the food for free to local food pantries, and collaborate with other hunger organizations to host free produce markets in Warren County and beyond. Anyone can volunteer!

 
More Things to Do: 

Enjoy the Harvest in Warren County, New Jersey!

A familiar time of year is calling with its cooler air and change of colors! Along with the changing seasons comes the task of getting out those warmer clothes and sipping tasty drinks including hot chocolate and fresh hot apple cider. Explore Warren has you covered with this year's list of farms featuring pumpkins ripe for picking, hayrides, corn mazes and hot drinks! Check out our list of farms this season!

 
Plan Ahead: 

The Artist Will Be With You In a Moment @ CSC

Thursday, October 13, 2022 to Sunday, October 16, 2022

Created, written, and performed by Joel Jeske, is a comic everyman on a never-ending quest to be understood. Fill in the blanks in this multimedia event that asks the audience to investigate where the artist's journey ends and the audience's begins.

Live @ Rutherfurd Hall- Uncle Shoehorn

Friday, October 14, 2022 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm

Bring your blankets, lawn games and family to see Uncle Shoehorn, an 8 piece rock, blues and soul band happening on the back lawn of Rutherfurd Hall. Food trucks will be on site to purchase dinner during the show.

A Year With Frog and Toad @ CSC

Friday, October 14, 2022 to Monday, October 17, 2022

Arnold Lobel's treasured characters hop from page to stage in a story of friendship and adventure, this whimsical show follows two great friends, the cheerful, popular Frog and the rather grumpy Toad.

Blairstown Fall Festival featuring Bed Races

Saturday, October 15, 2022 -
11:00am to 4:00pm

Last held in the late 1990’s, The Blairstown Bed Races were a community favorite that long-time residents fondly remember. The BEC is bringing back this cherished event to bring the community together for a fun and festive day and to raise funds for the restoration of the Footbridge Park, village district, and other projects to benefit the community at large. Attendance and parking are FREE!

Close Encounters with Birds of Prey @ CDH Library

Saturday, October 15, 2022 - 2:00pm

Would you like to see, an eagle, falcon, hawk or owl up close? Register for this free event at the Catherine Dickson Hofman Library in Blairstown as the Delaware Valley Raptor Center presents an hour lecture. Registration in required.

Oxford's Annual Bonfire

Saturday, October 15, 2022 - 6:00pm

Bonfire, Brews and BBQ! Enjoy a BBQ dinner accompanied by fall scenery at the lake, provided by The BBQ Boys.

Peter Karp Band @ Roy's Hall

Saturday, October 15, 2022 - 8:00pm

The Peter Karp Band continues to carve out his own unique niche, with a sound born in the swamps of New Jersey and the trailer parks in southern Alabama.

Fall Foliage Paddle @ Allamuchy Pond

Sunday, October 16, 2022 -
11:00am to 2:00pm
Saturday, October 29, 2022 -
2:30pm to 5:30pm

Release stress, get exercise and view the swans, turtles and other birds and wildlife that call Allamuchy Pond their home. We will have canoes, single, and tandem kayaks for rent, and our ACA-certified canoe and kayak instructor and lifeguard will be at the dock to provide assistance.

Richie G @ Four Sisters Winery

Sunday, October 16, 2022 -
12:30pm to 5:00pm

Enjoy the music of pianist Richie G while savoring a glass or bottle of your favorite FSW wine on the outdoor deck overlooking the picturesque 250-acre farm. Vineyard View Bistro menu items available, as well as wine tasting ($5 for up to 8 wines).

26th Annual Vendor and Craft Fair

Saturday, October 22, 2022 -
9:00am to 3:00pm

Sponsored by the Huntington Volunteer Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary, a craft and vendor fair with over 50 vendors, food and Tricky Tray!

Drive-Thru Roast Beef Dinner at Buttzville UMC

Saturday, October 22, 2022 -
4:00pm to 6:00pm

Take-out only Roast Beef dinner with assorted desserts. $16 per meal. Please drive in the back (cemetery entrance) to payment station, then proceed to the take-out window where a runner will bring your to-go bags to your vehicle. 

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