Warren County Wanderings

August 17, 2016

It's a vintage weekend in Warren County, with the Vintage North Jersey Wine & Food Festival being hosted at a local winery, and the Warren County Antiques Show & Vintage Marketplace returning to the fairgrounds for an 11th year. More fun is ahead, so read on, click through to learn more, and Happy Wanderings!

 
This Week: 

Choose Healthy Warren County Farmers' Market Day

Thursday, August 18, 2016 -
4:30pm to 7:30pm
There are lots of activities to help you choose a healthier lifestyle at this event, conveniently located and open to all.

Music at Shappell Park - Crazy Hearts

Thursday, August 18, 2016 - 6:30pm
Music in the Park takes place at Shappell Park every Thursday at 6:30 p.m., tonight with the county band Crazy Hearts.  Gnarly Brews and Carol’s bar run a “beer/wine tent” at the Summer Concerts too.

Roomful of Blues at Roy's Hall

Friday, August 19, 2016 - 8:00pm
Roomful of Blues, according to DownBeat magazine, “are in a class by themselves.” With their masterful combination of jumping, horn-heavy, hard-edged blues and R&B, it’s no wonder why the great Count Basie called them “the hottest blues band I’ve ever heard.”

Charlie Brown's Notorious Groove at Rock Creek Tavern

Friday, August 19, 2016 - 8:00pm
Recently voted the Lehigh Valley’s “Best R&B for 2011 & 2015, &2014 Soul Music awards,” whether it’s Rhythm & Blues, Classic Rock, Dance Tunes, or Memorable Ballads, Charlie Brown's
Centennial of Alton Hester's 1916 Journey on the Morris Canal

Canoe on the Canal for the Centennial of Alton Hester's 1916 Journey

Saturday, August 20, 2016 - 10:00am
The Warren County Morris Canal Committee is commemorating Alton Hester's historic 1916 trip along the Morris Canal with a slack-water journey open to all paddlers, BYOC/BYOK (Bring your own canoe or kayak). The canoe that Hester used in 1916, the Rimdeer, has been fully restored and will lead the flotilla. Meet at the location of Lock 4 West, known as Elsie's, on Waterloo Road in Allamuchy Township, and paddle on a dammed section of the Musconetcong River.

Warren County Antiques Show & Vintage Marketplace

Saturday, August 20, 2016 -
10:00am to 4:00pm
Sunday, August 21, 2016 -
10:00am to 4:00pm
A two-day show held mid-August at the Warren County Fairgrounds in Harmony Township, featuring 150 dealers offering a wide variety of antiques including primitive items, Victorian and other rare pieces, furniture, jewelry, pottery, toys and even a blacksmith and a ceramics restoration expert. Food vendors and a farmers market also available.

Cooking with Herbs Lunch & Learn

Saturday, August 20, 2016 -
11:00am to 1:00pm
Have you ever tried rose geranium jelly or lovage potato salad? Come to Well-Sweep Herb Farm and discover the many uses of culinary herbs.

Vintage North Jersey Wine & Food Festival

Saturday, August 20, 2016 - 12:00pmSunday, August 21, 2016 - 12:00pm
Vintage North Jersey, a collaboration of northern New Jersey wineries, holds its 3rd annual festival at one of the oldest North Jersey wineries – Four Sisters Winery. At least 10 wineries are slated to participate, and admission includes a wine glass for tasting at the wineries, and live music.

Music under the Arbor at Alba Vineyard: BC Combo

Saturday, August 20, 2016 - 1:30pm
Enjoy live music by the area's most talented musicians under our arbor. Each week a different band will appear for your entertainment.

Live Music at Brook Hollow Winery - Michael Long

Saturday, August 20, 2016 - 1:30pm
Come enjoy free live music with family, friends, and delicious wines!

Music at Milagro: Rocky and His Friends

Saturday, August 20, 2016 - 6:00pm
Rocky and His Friends is a band of four long time veteran musicians who, individually and together, have been playing for over forty years in various bands on the East coast and beyond.

Vinyl Approach at Rock Creek Tavern

Saturday, August 20, 2016 - 8:00pm
Classic Rock performed by Joe Piparato, Bobby Prushinski, Bobby Baltera, Mel Allen and Charles Japhe.

Phillipsburg RR Historians Open House

Sunday, August 21, 2016 -
10:00am to 4:00pm
Take a ride on the Centerville and Southwestern Miniature Railroad and check out their museum, full-size rolling stock and engines on display, and gift shop. Free Admission. Located across from Joe’s Steak Shop on South Main Street in Phillipsburg. Directions and information can be found at: WWW.PRRH.ORG.

Music under the Arbor at Alba Vineyard: Joe Wagner Jazz Trio

Sunday, August 21, 2016 - 1:00pm
Enjoy live music by the area's most talented musicians under our arbor. Each week a different band will appear for your entertainment.

Live Music at Brook Hollow Winery - George Baier

Sunday, August 21, 2016 - 1:30pm
Come enjoy free live music with family, friends, and delicious wines!

WMBR debut at Rock Creek Tavern

Sunday, August 21, 2016 - 2:00pm
We May Be Right: Billy Joel Tribute Musician/Band

Under the Tuscan Sun: benefit dinner at Brook Hollow Winery

Sunday, August 21, 2016 -
5:00pm to 8:00pm
A traditional Sunday Italian Dinner to benefit Antler Ridge Wildlife Sanctuary, held at the Brook Hollow Winery Pavilion. Featuring festive Italian music and delicious Italian fare, all in the family-style tradition. Special guest is Don Anthony as the one and only Elvis Tribute.

StoneHearth Bluegrass Band - Aug. 21 at Shippen Manor

Sunday, August 21, 2016 - 5:00pm
Shippen Manor Summer Lawn Concert Series
 
Plan Ahead: 

The David Bromberg Quintet at Roy's Hall

Friday, August 26, 2016 - 8:00pm
Ladies & gentlemen, Roy’s Hall presents David Bromberg, the Godfather of Americana, and his new album; The Blues, the Whole Blues & Nothing But the Blues.

Beaver Creek Red Food and Wine Festival

Saturday, August 27, 2016 to Sunday, August 28, 2016
Four Sisters Winery proudly host its Second Annual Beaver Creek Red Wine Festival on the last weekend in August, 12-5 pm both days.  Beaver Creek Red is the “People’s Choice” at Four Sister Winery...

Dine in the Vines at Villa Milagro

Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 6:30pm
Join us for an alfresco dinner in Row 51 prepared by Beth Ann Raynock of Local Mama Catering in Hellertown, PA.  Her Pop-Up dinners are popular events featuring local and organic ingredients and highlighting fresh, wholesome flavors with a natural flare in a gourmet presentation. Come treat your taste buds!

Farm-to-Fork Celebration

Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 4:00pm
Annual “Farm-to-Fork” Fundraiser Pairs Local Foods with Wine!

Wine Cocktail Party at Villa Milagro

Saturday, August 27, 2016 to Sunday, August 28, 2016
We love cocktails made of wine and other ingredients to create lower-alcohol drinks. In these hot summer months, it is refreshing to have recipes for cocktails that are unique, delicious, coo
 
Continuing: 

Farmers' Market - Washington Borough

Saturday, August 27, 2016 -
9:00am to 1:00pm
Saturday, September 3, 2016 -
9:00am to 1:00pm
Saturday, September 10, 2016 -
9:00am to 1:00pm
Saturday, September 17, 2016 -
9:00am to 1:00pm
Saturday, September 24, 2016
Join us each Saturday through September 24 for the annual Washington Borough Green Team Farmers' Market, featuring a dozen farmers and artisans!

Blairstown Farmers' Market

Saturday, August 27, 2016 -
10:00am to 1:00pm
Saturday, September 3, 2016 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
Eat locally - for the environment, for your health, and for the community that you live in! Check website for featured vendors each week. Live music, too!

Warren County Farmers' Market

Sunday, August 28, 2016 -
9:00am to 1:00pm
Sunday, September 4, 2016 -
9:00am to 1:00pm
Formerly known as the Belvidere Farmers' Market, this new location provides a venue where local farmers, producers, and artisans come together to provide a variety of fresh produce and related agricultural products directly to the consumer.

Live Music at Inn at Millrace Pond - Scott Messina (covers)

Friday, August 26, 2016 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
 
Community Corner: 

PHS Cheerleading Clothing Drive and Car Wash at Lopat Community Day

Saturday, August 27, 2016 -
1:00pm to 6:00pm
Clothing Drive and Car Wash during Lopatcong Twp. Community Day

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This Week: 

Roomful of Blues at Roy's Hall

Friday, August 19, 2016 - 8:00pm

Roomful of Blues, according to DownBeat magazine, “are in a class by themselves.” With their masterful combination of jumping, horn-heavy, hard-edged blues and R&B, it’s no wonder why the great Count Basie called them “the hottest blues band I’ve ever heard.”

Centennial of Alton Hester's 1916 Journey on the Morris Canal

Canoe on the Canal for the Centennial of Alton Hester's 1916 Journey

Saturday, August 20, 2016 - 10:00am

The Warren County Morris Canal Committee is commemorating Alton Hester's historic 1916 trip along the Morris Canal with a slack-water journey open to all paddlers, BYOC/BYOK (Bring your own canoe or kayak). The canoe that Hester used in 1916, the Rimdeer, has been fully restored and will lead the flotilla. Meet at the location of Lock 4 West, known as Elsie's, on Waterloo Road in Allamuchy Township, and paddle on a dammed section of the Musconetcong River.

Warren County Antiques Show & Vintage Marketplace

Saturday, August 20, 2016 -
10:00am to 4:00pm
Sunday, August 21, 2016 -
10:00am to 4:00pm

A two-day show held mid-August at the Warren County Fairgrounds in Harmony Township, featuring 150 dealers offering a wide variety of antiques including primitive items, Victorian and other rare pieces, furniture, jewelry, pottery, toys and even a blacksmith and a ceramics restoration expert. Food vendors and a farmers market also available.

Cooking with Herbs Lunch & Learn

Saturday, August 20, 2016 -
11:00am to 1:00pm

Have you ever tried rose geranium jelly or lovage potato salad? Come to Well-Sweep Herb Farm and discover the many uses of culinary herbs.

Vintage North Jersey Wine & Food Festival

Saturday, August 20, 2016 - 12:00pm
Sunday, August 21, 2016 - 12:00pm

Vintage North Jersey, a collaboration of northern New Jersey wineries, holds its 3rd annual festival at one of the oldest North Jersey wineries – Four Sisters Winery. At least 10 wineries are slated to participate, and admission includes a wine glass for tasting at the wineries, and live music.

Music at Milagro: Rocky and His Friends

Saturday, August 20, 2016 - 6:00pm

Rocky and His Friends is a band of four long time veteran musicians who, individually and together, have been playing for over forty years in various bands on the East coast and beyond.

Phillipsburg RR Historians Open House

Sunday, August 21, 2016 -
10:00am to 4:00pm

Take a ride on the Centerville and Southwestern Miniature Railroad and check out their museum, full-size rolling stock and engines on display, and gift shop. Free Admission. Located across from Joe’s Steak Shop on South Main Street in Phillipsburg. Directions and information can be found at: WWW.PRRH.ORG.

Under the Tuscan Sun: benefit dinner at Brook Hollow Winery

Sunday, August 21, 2016 -
5:00pm to 8:00pm

A traditional Sunday Italian Dinner to benefit Antler Ridge Wildlife Sanctuary, held at the Brook Hollow Winery Pavilion. Featuring festive Italian music and delicious Italian fare, all in the family-style tradition. Special guest is Don Anthony as the one and only Elvis Tribute.

 
Continuing: 
 
Community Corner: 
 
Plan Ahead: 

The David Bromberg Quintet at Roy's Hall

Friday, August 26, 2016 - 8:00pm

Ladies & gentlemen, Roy’s Hall presents David Bromberg, the Godfather of Americana, and his new album; The Blues, the Whole Blues & Nothing But the Blues.

Beaver Creek Red Food and Wine Festival

Saturday, August 27, 2016 to Sunday, August 28, 2016

Four Sisters Winery proudly host its Second Annual Beaver Creek Red Wine Festival on the last weekend in August, 12-5 pm both days.  Beaver Creek Red is the “People’s Choice” at Four Sister Winery...

Dine in the Vines at Villa Milagro

Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 6:30pm

Join us for an alfresco dinner in Row 51 prepared by Beth Ann Raynock of Local Mama Catering in Hellertown, PA.  Her Pop-Up dinners are popular events featuring local and organic ingredients and highlighting fresh, wholesome flavors with a natural flare in a gourmet presentation. Come treat your taste buds!

Farm-to-Fork Celebration

Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 4:00pm

Annual “Farm-to-Fork” Fundraiser Pairs Local Foods with Wine!          

Wine Cocktail Party at Villa Milagro

Saturday, August 27, 2016 to Sunday, August 28, 2016

We love cocktails made of wine and other ingredients to create lower-alcohol drinks.  In these hot summer months, it is refreshing to have recipes for cocktails that are unique, delicious, coo