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Stars and Stripes July 2024

"Some of the best memories are made in flip-flops." - Kellie Elmore, American author

Summer is officially here! After kick-starting July with parades and fireworks to celebrate Independence Day, loads more family fun is in store. Just a sampling: Shippen Manor’s Summer Lawn Concert series opens July 7; Centenary Stage Company’s Summerfest continues with a production of Grease (and more); the county gears up for its bicentennial with a free concert event at Bread Lock Park; plus you’ll find a street fair, country line dancing, food trucks, cruise nights, yoga in the park (and vineyard) and more!

The last weekend of the month ushers in an annual highlight: the Warren County Farmers’ Fair & Hot Air Balloon Festival! Read that section of this newsletter carefully for an opportunity to win a Hot Air Balloon Ride for Two, or free week-long admission to the fair!

Many thanks to Christine Oleszek of Picture This! Photography (Blairstown), for this photo of the spiral American flag.

So slip into those flip-flops and get ready to make some lasting memories! Happy July, Happy Independence Day, and Happy Wanderings!

Coming Up: 

Warren County Arts presents Man and Nature exhibit

Saturday, June 29, 2024 to Saturday, September 28, 2024
Sunday, August 4, 2024 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Warren County Arts presents their newest exhibit, Man and Nature, open to the public. Reception August 4.

Music of the American Revolution @ Richard D. Gardner library

Tuesday, July 2, 2024 - 6:00pm
Join Anne and Ridley Menslow who will entertain with 18th-century love songs, ballads, drinking songs, "liberty songs," and songs about the struggle for American Independence.

"Fourth of July" Fireworks @ North Warren HS

Wednesday, July 3, 2024 - 9:00pm
Blairstown fireworks are back thanks to the Rotary Club of Blairstown. Bring your blankets and chairs to watch this spectacular show!

Washington Celebrates America

Thursday, July 4, 2024 -
8:30am to 9:30pm
Celebrate Independence in Washington all day long with a parade, food, fun live music in the evening, and fireworks!

Blairstown Fourth 2024 @ Footbridge Park

Thursday, July 4, 2024 -
10:00am to 4:00pm
Celebrate an old-fashioned Independence Day with Blairstown. Family activities include shopping, games, food, live music, contests and more!

Chillin' at the Villa @ Villa Milagro July 4 Weekend

Thursday, July 4, 2024 to Sunday, July 7, 2024
Pack a picnic and come experience nature at its best! School is over - vacation is here! Take a deep breath of fresh air, spectacular views and great wines as you relax at the Villa. Enjoy live music Saturdays from 1-5pm.

July 4th Weekend @ Alba Vineyard

Thursday, July 4, 2024 to Sunday, July 7, 2024
Summertime is here!  Four days to enjoy wine, food, and music and kicking off this weekend with a special wine release - Alba's first sparkling wine - 2023 Sparkling Riesling. The Riegelsville Inn will have an a la carte menu.

Grill Night @ Alba Vineyard

Friday, July 5, 2024 -
5:00pm to 9:00pm
Kick off summer with Chef Jack as he fires up the grill for a special evening under the Arbor! Menu includes an entree which comes with a twice baked potato and a summer vegetable medley.

Grandparents Weekend @ VonThun Farms

Saturday, July 6, 2024 -
10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, July 7, 2024 -
10:00am to 5:00pm
Bring the grandparents in your life to enjoy hayrides, U-pick berries & summer flowers, barnyard animals and the farm market.

Shippen Manor Lawn Concert - The Feinberg Brothers

Sunday, July 7, 2024 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Shippen Manor's Summer Lawn Concert series begins! The Feinberg Brothers are set to kick off the season with their bluegrass roots blended with a classical training background, delighting audiences with their tight, soulful harmonies and masterful playing. Shippen's July concerts continue each Sunday with Na'Bodach 7/14, Pyrenesia 7/21, and Red Hot Ramblers 7/28. Bring your chairs or blankets, food and non-alcoholic drinks and join us at Shippen for a musical good time! No admission required and family-friendly.

A Visit from the NJ SnakeMan @ Northeast Library

Monday, July 8, 2024 -
11:00am to 12:00pm
You're invited to see and learn about exotic snakes, big snakes, and native snakes to New Jersey! This program is most appropriate for grades 3-8.

Summerfest presents Grease @ CSC

Thursday, July 11, 2024 to Sunday, July 21, 2024
Get ready for "Grease Lighting" with Centenary Summerfest kickoff production of Grease. With music harkening back to the sounds of Buddy Holly, Little Richard, and Elvis Presley, this musical will sweep you back to the 1950s with the Pink Ladies and "Summer Nights."

Late Night Thursdays in Hackettstown

Thursday, July 11, 2024 -
5:00pm to 8:00pm
Thursday, July 18, 2024 - 5:00pmThursday, July 25, 2024 - 5:00pmThursday, August 1, 2024 - 5:00pm
The Hackettstown BID is proud to bring back Late Night Thursdays this month and continuing each week, July through August.

Yoga in the Vineyard @ Villa Milagro

Thursday, July 11, 2024 - 6:00pm
Join Carrie in the vineyard for yoga, small bites and wine.

Scout's Weekend @ VonThun Farms

Saturday, July 13, 2024 -
10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, July 14, 2024 -
10:00am to 5:00pm
Free admission for all scouts and leaders in uniform to the Sunflower Trail at VonThun Farms.

Flower Arrangement Workshop @ VonThun Farms

Saturday, July 13, 2024 -
10:00am to 11:00am
Sunday, July 21, 2024 -
10:00am to 11:00am
Join Cindy and Kristie Von Thun as they facilitate a class regarding the basics of flower arranging, cutting summer flowers and sunflowers for your own arrangement, and create a one-of-a-kind bouquet to take home and admire all week long!

Warren County Bicentennial Summer Concert

Saturday, July 13, 2024 - 4:00pm
Get ready for Warren County's 200th birthday with a free concert at Bread Lock Park featuring the Stereo Junkies, with Kate & Paul opening. Food trucks are Tia B’s Street Tacos and Humpty Junior's. Kids entertainment from 4:30-6:30 includes face painting with Zella Bella’s Gaggle of Giggles and Go with YoYo! Bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating.

Grover Kemble and Elaine Silver presented by The Arts at St. Luke's Episcopal Church

Saturday, July 13, 2024 - 7:00pm
The Arts at St. Luke's presents two of Northern New Jersey's most noted performers, Grover Kemble and Elaine Silver, take the stage! The Arts at St. Luke’s presents music throughout the year on Friday or Saturday nights.

Tri Mountain Lake benefiting The Arc of Warren

Saturday, July 13, 2024 - 8:00am
This one-of-a-kind triathlon at Mountain Lake in Liberty Township includes a ¼ mile swim, a 15 mile bike ride and a three mile run, and benefits The Arc of Warren County. This is a USAT sanctioned triathlon and teams or individuals are welcome to participate. This event is presented by DASH Multisport, LLC and The Arc of Warren County.

Cousins Maine Lobster @ Four Sisters

Sunday, July 14, 2024 -
11:00am to 6:00pm
Cousins Maine is coming to Four Sisters! Enjoy wine and music while eating some tasty lobster!

Christmas in July @ Brook Hollow Windery

Sunday, July 14, 2024 -
12:00pm to 4:00pm
Get your holiday shopping done with over 10 vendors, participate in fun and games, and grab some food from a variety of food trucks to enjoy with your favorite Brook Hollow Wine! Live music provided by Captains of Leisure!

Country Line Dancing @ Tranquillity Farms

Thursday, July 18, 2024 - 6:00pm
Hit the dance floor with DJ Dave Rupell and Jess from Country Fusion instructing along with Bearded Baby Que for dinner.

PollyAnna: Youth Musical @ Country Gate Players

Friday, July 19, 2024 to Sunday, July 21, 2024
Country Gate Players presents PollyAnna, the story of a positive and upbeat orphan girl whose personality is contagious and impacts the entire community. She is sent to live with her “dutiful” but frigid, Aunt Polly in Beldingsville, Vermont with story narration by Nancy, the house maid. Adapted by Bill Scurato of Harmony Township, and is based on the 1913 novel by Eleanor H. Porter.

Brushes and Bottles @ Brook Hollow Winery

Friday, July 19, 2024 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm
Get ready to be creative with paint, and have a great time together with Staci in Brook Hollow's sip and paint series. Choose one of four 15-inch round designs and all supplies are included. Whether you're a seasoned artist or a beginner, this class is perfect for everyone.

Do Si Do Barn Dancing @ Vass Farmstead

Friday, July 19, 2024 -
6:45pm to 9:00pm
Come out for an old fashioned Hoedown at the Vass Homestead led by The Kittatinny Rangers Square Dance Club of Newton and caller Ed LePlante. Light refreshments will be served.

A Grateful Summer-Music and Arts Festival

Saturday, July 20, 2024 -
12:00pm to 10:00pm
Come out to Czig Meister's for live music, local art, and good vibes and celebrate summer with fellow music and art enthusiasts. Each ticket gets you all day access to the brewery for an all day event, and each ticket comes with a commemorative bracelet for the event.

Dine in the Vines featuring alfresco French @ Villa Milagro

Saturday, July 20, 2024 - 7:00pm
Villa presents another edition of Dine in the Vines presents Chef Beth Ann Raynock of Local Mama Catering in Hellertown, PA with a Parisian feast from local and organic ingredients, highlighting fresh, wholesome favors in a gourmet presentation. You feel as if you are in Provence!

Hackettstown Street Fair

Sunday, July 21, 2024 -
11:00am to 4:00pm
Celebrate Hackettstown's annual Street Fair on Main Street, with activities, vendors, live entertainment, kids area, food and more!

DOSE @ Mohican Farms

Sunday, July 21, 2024 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Mohican Farms welcomes DOSE, a high energy band performing party hits, old school R&B, rock and originals.

Sunflower Food Truck Fest presented by Von Thun Farms

Saturday, July 27, 2024 -
10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, July 28, 2024 -
10:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday, August 3, 2024 -
10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, August 4, 2024 -
10:00am to 5:00pm
Celebrate sunflower season with food trucks, live music, and a walk through the Sunflower Trail. Bring your lawn chair and blanket and join us for delicious food from our lineup of food trucks, live music, games and activities for all ages!

86th Annual Warren County Farmers' Fair & Hot Air Balloon Festival

Saturday, July 27, 2024 - 12:00pmSunday, July 28, 2024 - 12:00pmMonday, July 29, 2024 - 3:00pmTuesday, July 30, 2024 - 3:00pmWednesday, July 31, 2024 - 3:00pmThursday, August 1, 2024 - 3:00pmFriday, August 2, 2024 - 3:00pmSaturday, August 3, 2024 - 12:00pm
Along with all the rides, games, animals and food expected from a country fair, the Warren County Farmers' Fair includes the Hot Air Balloon Festival and Traditional Arts Expo. Advance tickets are on sale now: $1 off admission price at the gate; advance tix for power events close July 15. There's a contest for everyone, whether you bake, craft, garden, or snapped the perfect photo. Check out the contest page here!
Explore Warren is a Silver Sponsor of this eight-day family-friendly event, and we have prizes to give away! Winners will be chosen at random from those who comply with the instructions and correctly answer the following trivia questions:
1. What year was the Warren County Farmers' Fair incorporated?
2. Which day is Veterans Day at the Fair (free admission for veterans showing their military/veterans ID card)?
3. What entity is the Fair's MAJOR sponsor?
To enter, send an email to Tourism@co.warren.nj.us with "Farmers' Fair Contest" in the subject line; include your name and phone number (address optional), and your answers. DEADLINE to enter: 11:59pm Sunday, July 7.
The Grand Prize is a Hot Air Balloon Ride for Two during the Fair. Runner-up prizes are pairs of weeklong admission passes. Good luck!

Buttzville Brewing 3rd Anniversary Party

Saturday, July 27, 2024 - 12:00pmSunday, July 28, 2024 - 12:00pm
It's been three years since Buttzville Brewing opened their doors and they are going strong! Come join the fun with a weekend of special beer releases, live music, door prizes, games, and other fun surprises.

Dog Days of July @ Invertase

Saturday, July 27, 2024 - 2:00pm
All month, Invertase will be donating a portion of taproom proceeds to Morris Animal Foundation with giveaways and chances to donate all month. The month of giving will wrap up with a Dog Fair featuring vendors, food trucks, demos, drawings & more.

Summerfest presents Frontiers: Journey Tribute Band @ CSC

Saturday, July 27, 2024 - 8:00pm
Get your tickets for one night only with Frontiers, the world's number one Journey tribute band. Made up of 5 talented musicians, their sound will take you back to the '70s and '80s when Journey's timeless chart topping hits rules the airways.

Sunset Concerts @ Villa Milagro

Saturday, July 27, 2024 - 6:30pm
Join Villa Milagro for an exceptional night of music with the Frank DiBussolo Trio and vocalist Everitt Harris featuring Frank on jazz guitar, Gary Staples on keyboards, Ruben Ariola drums, with vocals by Emmitt Harris. Each musician is a stellar talent who brings decades of experience with some of the best known performers, from New York to Hollywood and back! Tickets recommended.
Continuing: 

Camp Allamuchy 2024- A Summer to Remember

Monday, July 1, 2024 to Wednesday, July 3, 2024
Monday, July 8, 2024 to Friday, July 12, 2024
Monday, July 15, 2024 to Friday, July 19, 2024
Monday, July 22, 2024 to Friday, July 26, 2024
Monday, July 29, 2024 to Friday, August 2, 2024
Get ready for a great summer with Camp Allamuchy! Archery, arts and crafts, hikes and offsite trips to the pool! What could be better? Register today!

Tuesday Cruise Night 2024 @ Joe's Steak Shop

Tuesday, July 2, 2024 - 4:00pmTuesday, July 9, 2024 - 4:00pmTuesday, July 16, 2024 - 4:00pmTuesday, July 23, 2024 - 4:00pmTuesday, July 30, 2024 - 4:00pm
Joe's Steak Shop is celebrating their 20th season of Cruise night. Bring a friend, a chair, and enjoy the music, cars, and delicious food and drinks.

Lopatcong Music in the Park

Wednesday, July 3, 2024 - 6:30pmWednesday, July 10, 2024 - 6:30pmWednesday, July 17, 2024 - 6:30pmWednesday, July 24, 2024 - 6:30pmWednesday, July 31, 2024 - 6:30pm
Lopatcong's weekly summer music continues with: 2+1- Math Rocks 7/3; Jesse Rivera 7/10;  Andrew Lobby 7/17; Cody Templeton 7/24; Joyous 7/31

Music Under the Arbor @ Alba Vineyard

Thursday, July 4, 2024 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Jam to music at Alba Vineyard in July with Lorenzo Branca, solo guitarist 7/4; Walt Bibinger solo guitarist 7/5; Tony Forliano solo guitarist, 7/6; Darla Rich Jazz Trio 7/6; Dave Roth Trio 7/7;

Barnyard Buddies @ VonThun Farms

Friday, July 5, 2024 - 10:00amFriday, July 12, 2024 - 10:00amFriday, July 19, 2024 - 10:00amFriday, July 26, 2024 - 10:00am
VonThun's Barnyard Buddies are designed for kids ages 2-6 who have an interest in farm life and love the outdoors.

July Music @ Tiptons Tavern

Friday, July 5, 2024 - 8:00pmSaturday, July 6, 2024 - 6:00pmFriday, July 12, 2024 - 8:00pmSaturday, July 13, 2024 - 8:00pmSunday, July 14, 2024 - 3:00pmSunday, July 21, 2024 - 3:00pmSaturday, July 27, 2024 - 8:00pmSunday, July 28, 2024 - 3:00pm
Tipton's has live music every weekend in June featuring Burnt Mills Highballers 7/5; This Old Engine 7/6; Swagger 7/12; Naked Jake 7/13; 519 Famous 7/14; Ring of Fire Band 7/21; Harmony Garage Band 7/27; DJ Fran Aiello 7/28.

Cars and Coffee @ Island Dragway

Saturday, July 6, 2024 -
9:00am to 1:00pm
Happening the first Saturday of the month at Island Dragway, enjoy cars, coffee, hot chocolate or a breakfast sandwich.

Music on the Deck @ Four Sisters Winery

Saturday, July 6, 2024 - 12:30pmSunday, July 7, 2024 - 12:30pmSaturday, July 13, 2024 - 12:30pmSunday, July 14, 2024 - 12:30pm
Four Sisters presents Music on the Deck with Rich Berry 7/6; Anker 7/7; Michael Patrick 7/13; D&B 7/14.

Music under the Pergola @ Villa Milagro

Saturday, July 6, 2024 - 1:00pmSaturday, July 13, 2024 - 1:00pmSaturday, July 20, 2024 - 1:00pm
It’s picnic time at the vineyard. The vines are lookin’ mighty fine and spring flowers are up. The hillside vistas are covered in 50 shades of green. BYO picnic or select handmade cheese and date-nut treats from local vendors for a charcuterie plate of fruit and crackers. Music includes Gary Staples 7/6; Ed Wall 7/13; Joe Izen 7/20.

Little Ridge Vineyards Music in July

Saturday, July 6, 2024 - 2:00pmSunday, July 7, 2024 - 1:00pmSaturday, July 13, 2024Sunday, July 14, 2024Saturday, July 20, 2024 - 2:00pmSunday, July 21, 2024 - 1:00pmSaturday, July 27, 2024 - 1:00pm
Live music in June featuring Allan Willcockson 7/6; Matthew Lynch 7/7; Scott Messina 7/13; Jeni Hacket & Pudgy's Famous Fries Food Truck 7/14; Chuck Schubert 7/20; DB Acoustics Duo & Cousin's Maine Lobster Food Truck 7/21.
​July 27-John Cain

Cornhole Tournament @ Brook Hollow Winery

Saturday, July 6, 2024 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm
Grab your partner, brush up on your toss, and let's see who reigns supreme in the ultimate game of cornhole! Top two teams each week move on to the championship rounds. If you didn't make it this week, come back and try the next week. Championship rounds kick off on August 3 with the top 16 teams battling it out. Trophies will be awarded to the top three teams. It's gonna be a-maize-ing!

UACNJ Saturday Astronomy Talks 2024

Saturday, July 6, 2024 - 8:00pmSaturday, July 13, 2024 - 8:00pmSaturday, July 20, 2024 - 8:00pmSaturday, July 27, 2024 - 8:00pm
UACNJ kicks off its free public programs for 2024 at Jenny Jump State Forest, presented Saturday evenings April-October. The live presentation is followed by stargazing on the club's telescopes until 10:30pm, weather permitting.

Fiction Book Club @ Buttzville Brewing Co.

Sunday, July 7, 2024 - 4:00pm
Check out Buttzville's fiction book club while drinking some one-of-a-kind beers.

Buttz In Gear Bike Rides presented by Buttzville Brewing

Sunday, July 7, 2024 - 10:00amSunday, July 21, 2024 - 10:00amSunday, August 4, 2024 - 10:00amSunday, August 18, 2024 - 10:00am
Looking for a chance to get off the couch and do some cycling with a local group? Head out to Buttzville every other Sunday through October 28. Arrive by 9:30am and rides leave at 10am sharp.

Shippen Museum Open for Tours

Sunday, July 7, 2024 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Sunday, July 14, 2024 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Shippen Manor will be celebrating our country’s independence in July featuring a textile demonstration and objects used to make light.

Little Learning Farmers @ Donaldson Farms

Tuesday, July 9, 2024 - 9:30amTuesday, July 16, 2024 - 9:30amTuesday, July 23, 2024 - 9:30pmTuesday, July 30, 2024 - 9:30am
Little Learning Farmers is a child-and-adult activity session. It's perfect for parents, grandparents, aunts, and uncles, and their Little Farmer(s) to enjoy a fun and educational morning on the farm.

Country Line Dancing @ Brook Hollow Winery

Thursday, July 11, 2024 - 7:00pmThursday, July 25, 2024 - 7:00pmThursday, August 8, 2024 - 7:00pmThursday, August 22, 2024 - 7:00pm
Taught by Country Fusion Certified instructor, Jennifer Horsey! Great for all levels of dancing abilities! Buffet dinner offered as extra. This event is limited to the first 100 people who purchase tickets.

Friday Nights on the Farm @ Donaldson Farms

Friday, July 12, 2024 - 5:00pmFriday, July 19, 2024 - 5:00pmFriday, July 26, 2024 - 5:00pm
Featuring Bombed Opera along with Trevor B. Power Band 7/12; Bombed Opera – The Great Outdoors! 7/19; The Big Fuss JOM Off 7/26. Friday Nights on the Farm is back with live music and food, plus activities including laser tag, glitter tattoos and pony ride! Enjoy outdoor dining while surrounded by the stunning views of your local farm. As a family-friendly event, James on Main collaborates with Donaldson Farms to create delicious farm-fresh and locally sourced cuisine for their guests.

Paint and Pick @ VonThun Farms

Saturday, July 13, 2024 -
11:00am to 2:00pm
Get creative with ART-stitution on the farm while you learn, step-by-step, how to paint this adorable cow! Afterward, explore the blueberry fields to pick your own and receive free admission to the sunflower fields that can be used through Labor Day weekend.

Barefoot Grape Stomping @ Four Sisters

Saturday, July 13, 2024 -
4:00pm to 7:00pm
Saturday, July 27, 2024 -
4:00pm to 7:00pm
Saturday, August 10, 2024 -
4:00pm to 7:00pm
Saturday, August 24, 2024 -
4:00pm to 7:00pm
Are you ready for a smashing good time? The Barefoot Grape Stomping is a one-of-a-kind experience, sure to intoxicate all your senses. The event begins with a formal wine tasting, followed by a Chicken Parmesan dinner, then dessert paired with dessert wines. Reservations required, and price includes souvenir wine glass.

Murder Mystery Happenings @ Four Sisters

Sunday, July 21, 2024 -
4:00pm to 7:00pm
Sunday, August 18, 2024 -
4:00pm to 7:00pm
It’s not a typical who done it. It’s the guests in the audience that create a witty, weaving story line. As the plot thickens, the victim falls prey and the detectives investigate with deductive reasoning to reveal the murderer. Attendees will also enjoy a formal wine tasting, delicious Chicken Parmigiana dinner with pasta, salad, bread and dessert.

Wine Blending Series @ Brook Hollow Winery

Sunday, July 28, 2024 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Sunday, November 24, 2024 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Channel your inner winemaker series for a fun night of wine blending and friendly competition. Compete as a team or on your own and each session includes light appetizers, non-alcoholic drinks and 5% discount on bottles of wine.

Adventure Begins Summer Reading @ WC Libraries

Summer reading is back with adventure on the horizon. From June 17-August 10, kids and adults alike can embark on their summer reading journey. Come by any branch to register, receive a paper log, mark the days you read and activities you complete. Check in once a week to receive a prize and raffle tickets for gift cards.

Country Line Dancing @ Tranquillity Farms

Thursday, July 18, 2024 - 6:00pm
Hit the dance floor with DJ Dave Rupell and Jess from Country Fusion instructing along with Bearded Baby Que for dinner.
Community Corner: 

Yoga in the Park @ Footbridge Park

Wednesday, July 3, 2024 - 6:30pmSaturday, July 6, 2024 - 9:00amWednesday, July 10, 2024 - 6:30pmSaturday, July 13, 2024 - 9:00amWednesday, July 17, 2024 - 6:30pmSaturday, July 20, 2024 - 9:00amWednesday, July 24, 2024 - 6:30pmSaturday, July 27, 2024 - 9:00amWednesday, July 31, 2024 - 6:30pm
Bring your mat and any extra props you'd like to Footbridge Park in the pavilion for a relaxing yoga session. Choose from classes on Wednesday @ 6:30pm and/or Saturdays @ 9am. Classes run through August 17.

Blairstown Farmers Market

Saturday, July 6, 2024 - 9:30amSaturday, July 13, 2024 - 9:30amSaturday, July 20, 2024 - 9:30amSaturday, July 27, 2024 - 9:30am
This year marks the 17th annual Blairstown Farmers Market. An official marker of summer and fresh produce, you'll find local farmers, foods, vendors and music. You're bound to find great things to partake in and take home!

Washington Borough Farmers Market

Saturday, July 6, 2024 - 10:00amSaturday, July 13, 2024 - 10:00amSaturday, July 20, 2024 - 10:00amSaturday, July 27, 2024 - 10:00am
Come out to Washington's market for fresh-picked produce, farm-fresh eggs, fresh-cut flowers, local honey, handmade soaps, jewelry, and crafts.

2nd Annual West End Farmers' Market in Hackettstown

Sunday, July 7, 2024 - 9:30amSunday, July 14, 2024 - 9:30amSunday, July 21, 2024 - 9:30amSunday, July 28, 2024 - 9:30am
Hackettstown own West End Farmers' Market is opening May 5 from 9:30am-1pm with local farmers, artisans, bread makers, bakers, craftsman and more! Running through October 27!

Phillipsburg Open Air Market @ Shappell Park

Sunday, July 7, 2024 - 10:00amSunday, July 14, 2024 - 10:00amSunday, July 21, 2024 - 10:00amSunday, July 28, 2024 - 10:00am
Phillipsburg's open air market, open every Sunday through October 27, complete with farms, crafters, baked good and artisans.

Camp Musky @ MWA

Monday, July 8, 2024 to Friday, July 12, 2024
Monday, July 15, 2024 to Friday, July 19, 2024
Monday, July 22, 2024 to Friday, July 26, 2024
Monday, July 29, 2024 to Friday, August 2, 2024
Camp Musky is an educational and fun day camp for kids ages 5 to 12-plus with an outdoor learning experience, and hands-on, river-based programs. Camps run July-August.

Yoga in the Park: Girls, Women & Goddesses

Tuesday, July 9, 2024 -
6:30pm to 7:30pm
Tuesday, July 23, 2024 -
6:30pm to 7:30pm
Free yoga to support women coming together by Certified Health and Wellness Coach, Mary Walker-Golden. Bring your mat, water, friends/relatives to Thomas Stewart Park and join in! Donations welcome to support Women's Wellness.

Open Volunteer Day with RVC

Saturday, July 20, 2024 -
9:00am to 12:00pm
Saturday, August 3, 2024 -
9:00am to 12:00pm
Saturday, September 7, 2024 -
9:00am to 12:00pm
Be an agent of change by volunteering some time at one of RVC's many trails. Tools will be provided appropriate to the project.

Weekend Warrior Yoga at Lopatcong Park

Sunday, July 28, 2024 -
6:30pm to 7:30pm
Free yoga to support women coming together by Certified Health and Wellness Coach, Mary Walker-Golden. Bring your mat, water, friends/relatives to Thomas Stewart Park and join in! Donations welcome to support Women's Wellness.
Plan Ahead: 

Camp Crystal Lake Tours

Thursday, September 12, 2024Saturday, September 14, 2024Friday, October 11, 2024Saturday, October 12, 2024Sunday, October 13, 2024Friday, October 18, 2024Saturday, October 19, 2024
There are still plenty of tickets left for this weekend! You can tour Camp Crystal Lake even after Friday the 13th! Tickets are on sale now for shorter and longer tours. Don't miss out!

2024 Tour De Farm

Saturday, September 14, 2024 -
7:00am to 3:00pm
Gear up for the 12th Annual Tour de Farm and Fondo Cycling Tours through the northwest NJ farmlands, a cycling and culinary journey like no other! Start the day with a delicious farm-cooked breakfast, choose from one of the routes to visit farms, and then complete your day with a farm-cooked lunch. There is a driving option for non-cyclers. This helps support our NJ farmers and their farms. Registration now open! 

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We hope you've found this to be informative, and now feel inspired to come out and explore Warren County!

Explore Warren County Tourism Partnership
C/o Warren County Public Information Dept.
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165 County Route 519 South - Belvidere, NJ 07823
908-475-6580 / 800-554-8540

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Coming Up: 

Chillin' at the Villa @ Villa Milagro July 4 Weekend

Pack a picnic and come experience nature at its best! School is over - vacation is here! Take a deep breath of fresh air, spectacular views and great wines as you relax at the Villa. Enjoy live music Saturdays from 1-5pm.

July 4th Weekend @ Alba Vineyard

Summertime is here!  Four days to enjoy wine, food, and music and kicking off this weekend with a special wine release - Alba's first sparkling wine - 2023 Sparkling Riesling. The Riegelsville Inn will have an a la carte menu.

Grill Night @ Alba Vineyard

Kick off summer with Chef Jack as he fires up the grill for a special evening under the Arbor! Menu includes an entree which comes with a twice baked potato and a summer vegetable medley.

Shippen Manor Lawn Concert - The Feinberg Brothers

Shippen Manor's Summer Lawn Concert series begins! The Feinberg Brothers are set to kick off the season with their bluegrass roots blended with a classical training background, delighting audiences with their tight, soulful harmonies and masterful playing. Shippen's July concerts continue each Sunday with Na'Bodach 7/14, Pyrenesia 7/21, and Red Hot Ramblers 7/28. Bring your chairs or blankets, food and non-alcoholic drinks and join us at Shippen for a musical good time! No admission required and family-friendly.

Summerfest presents Grease @ CSC

Get ready for "Grease Lighting" with Centenary Summerfest kickoff production of Grease. With music harkening back to the sounds of Buddy Holly, Little Richard, and Elvis Presley, this musical will sweep you back to the 1950s with the Pink Ladies and "Summer Nights."

Late Night Thursdays in Hackettstown

Thursday, July 25, 2024 - 5:00pm
Thursday, August 1, 2024 - 5:00pm

The Hackettstown BID is proud to bring back Late Night Thursdays this month and continuing each week, July through August.

Flower Arrangement Workshop @ VonThun Farms

Join Cindy and Kristie Von Thun as they facilitate a class regarding the basics of flower arranging, cutting summer flowers and sunflowers for your own arrangement, and create a one-of-a-kind bouquet to take home and admire all week long!

Warren County Bicentennial Summer Concert

Get ready for Warren County's 200th birthday with a free concert at Bread Lock Park featuring the Stereo Junkies, with Kate & Paul opening. Food trucks are Tia B’s Street Tacos and Humpty Junior's. Kids entertainment from 4:30-6:30 includes face painting with Zella Bella’s Gaggle of Giggles and Go with YoYo! Bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating.

Tri Mountain Lake benefiting The Arc of Warren

This one-of-a-kind triathlon at Mountain Lake in Liberty Township includes a ¼ mile swim, a 15 mile bike ride and a three mile run, and benefits The Arc of Warren County. This is a USAT sanctioned triathlon and teams or individuals are welcome to participate. This event is presented by DASH Multisport, LLC and The Arc of Warren County.

Christmas in July @ Brook Hollow Windery

Get your holiday shopping done with over 10 vendors, participate in fun and games, and grab some food from a variety of food trucks to enjoy with your favorite Brook Hollow Wine! Live music provided by Captains of Leisure!

PollyAnna: Youth Musical @ Country Gate Players

Country Gate Players presents PollyAnna, the story of a positive and upbeat orphan girl whose personality is contagious and impacts the entire community. She is sent to live with her “dutiful” but frigid, Aunt Polly in Beldingsville, Vermont with story narration by Nancy, the house maid. Adapted by Bill Scurato of Harmony Township, and is based on the 1913 novel by Eleanor H. Porter.

Brushes and Bottles @ Brook Hollow Winery

Get ready to be creative with paint, and have a great time together with Staci in Brook Hollow's sip and paint series. Choose one of four 15-inch round designs and all supplies are included. Whether you're a seasoned artist or a beginner, this class is perfect for everyone.

Do Si Do Barn Dancing @ Vass Farmstead

Come out for an old fashioned Hoedown at the Vass Homestead led by The Kittatinny Rangers Square Dance Club of Newton and caller Ed LePlante. Light refreshments will be served.

A Grateful Summer-Music and Arts Festival

Come out to Czig Meister's for live music, local art, and good vibes and celebrate summer with fellow music and art enthusiasts. Each ticket gets you all day access to the brewery for an all day event, and each ticket comes with a commemorative bracelet for the event.

Dine in the Vines featuring alfresco French @ Villa Milagro

Villa presents another edition of Dine in the Vines presents Chef Beth Ann Raynock of Local Mama Catering in Hellertown, PA with a Parisian feast from local and organic ingredients, highlighting fresh, wholesome favors in a gourmet presentation. You feel as if you are in Provence!

Hackettstown Street Fair

Celebrate Hackettstown's annual Street Fair on Main Street, with activities, vendors, live entertainment, kids area, food and more!

DOSE @ Mohican Farms

Mohican Farms welcomes DOSE, a high energy band performing party hits, old school R&B, rock and originals.

Sunflower Food Truck Fest presented by Von Thun Farms

Saturday, July 27, 2024 -
10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, July 28, 2024 -
10:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday, August 3, 2024 -
10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, August 4, 2024 -
10:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday, August 10, 2024 - 10:00am
Sunday, August 11, 2024 - 10:00am

Celebrate sunflower season with food trucks, live music, and a walk through the Sunflower Trail. Bring your lawn chair and blanket and join us for delicious food from our lineup of food trucks, live music, games and activities for all ages!

86th Annual Warren County Farmers' Fair & Hot Air Balloon Festival

Saturday, July 27, 2024 - 12:00pm
Sunday, July 28, 2024 - 12:00pm
Monday, July 29, 2024 - 3:00pm
Tuesday, July 30, 2024 - 3:00pm
Wednesday, July 31, 2024 - 3:00pm
Thursday, August 1, 2024 - 3:00pm
Friday, August 2, 2024 - 3:00pm
Saturday, August 3, 2024 - 12:00pm

Along with all the rides, games, animals and food expected from a country fair, the Warren County Farmers' Fair includes the Hot Air Balloon Festival and Traditional Arts Expo. Advance tickets are on sale now: $1 off admission price at the gate; advance tix for power events close July 15. There's a contest for everyone, whether you bake, craft, garden, or snapped the perfect photo. Check out the contest page here!

Explore Warren is a Silver Sponsor of this eight-day family-friendly event, and we have prizes to give away! Winners will be chosen at random from those who comply with the instructions and correctly answer the following trivia questions:
1. What year was the Warren County Farmers' Fair incorporated?
2. Which day is Veterans Day at the Fair (free admission for veterans showing their military/veterans ID card)?
3. What entity is the Fair's MAJOR sponsor?

To enter, send an email to Tourism@co.warren.nj.us with "Farmers' Fair Contest" in the subject line; include your name and phone number (address optional), and your answers. DEADLINE to enter: 11:59pm Sunday, July 7.
The Grand Prize is a Hot Air Balloon Ride for Two during the Fair. Runner-up prizes are pairs of weeklong admission passes. Good luck!

Buttzville Brewing 3rd Anniversary Party

Saturday, July 27, 2024 - 12:00pm
Sunday, July 28, 2024 - 12:00pm

It's been three years since Buttzville Brewing opened their doors and they are going strong! Come join the fun with a weekend of special beer releases, live music, door prizes, games, and other fun surprises.

Dog Days of July @ Invertase

Saturday, July 27, 2024 - 2:00pm

All month, Invertase will be donating a portion of taproom proceeds to Morris Animal Foundation with giveaways and chances to donate all month. The month of giving will wrap up with a Dog Fair featuring vendors, food trucks, demos, drawings & more.

Summerfest presents Frontiers: Journey Tribute Band @ CSC

Saturday, July 27, 2024 - 8:00pm

Get your tickets for one night only with Frontiers, the world's number one Journey tribute band. Made up of 5 talented musicians, their sound will take you back to the '70s and '80s when Journey's timeless chart topping hits rules the airways.

Sunset Concerts @ Villa Milagro

Saturday, July 27, 2024 - 6:30pm

Join Villa Milagro for an exceptional night of music with the Frank DiBussolo Trio and vocalist Everitt Harris featuring Frank on jazz guitar, Gary Staples on keyboards, Ruben Ariola drums, with vocals by Emmitt Harris. Each musician is a stellar talent who brings decades of experience with some of the best known performers, from New York to Hollywood and back! Tickets recommended.

 
Continuing: 

Camp Allamuchy 2024- A Summer to Remember

Monday, July 29, 2024 to Friday, August 2, 2024

Get ready for a great summer with Camp Allamuchy! Archery, arts and crafts, hikes and offsite trips to the pool! What could be better? Register today!

Lopatcong Music in the Park

Wednesday, July 24, 2024 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, July 31, 2024 - 6:30pm

Lopatcong's weekly summer music continues with: 2+1- Math Rocks 7/3; Jesse Rivera 7/10;  Andrew Lobby 7/17; Cody Templeton 7/24; Joyous 7/31

Music Under the Arbor @ Alba Vineyard

Jam to music at Alba Vineyard in July with Lorenzo Branca, solo guitarist 7/4; Walt Bibinger solo guitarist 7/5; Tony Forliano solo guitarist, 7/6; Darla Rich Jazz Trio 7/6; Dave Roth Trio 7/7;

Barnyard Buddies @ VonThun Farms

Friday, July 26, 2024 - 10:00am

VonThun's Barnyard Buddies are designed for kids ages 2-6 who have an interest in farm life and love the outdoors.

July Music @ Tiptons Tavern

Saturday, July 27, 2024 - 8:00pm
Sunday, July 28, 2024 - 3:00pm

Tipton's has live music every weekend in June featuring Burnt Mills Highballers 7/5; This Old Engine 7/6; Swagger 7/12; Naked Jake 7/13; 519 Famous 7/14; Ring of Fire Band 7/21; Harmony Garage Band 7/27; DJ Fran Aiello 7/28.

Music under the Pergola @ Villa Milagro

It’s picnic time at the vineyard. The vines are lookin’ mighty fine and spring flowers are up. The hillside vistas are covered in 50 shades of green. BYO picnic or select handmade cheese and date-nut treats from local vendors for a charcuterie plate of fruit and crackers. Music includes Gary Staples 7/6; Ed Wall 7/13; Joe Izen 7/20.

Little Ridge Vineyards Music in July

Saturday, July 27, 2024 - 1:00pm

Live music in June featuring Allan Willcockson 7/6; Matthew Lynch 7/7; Scott Messina 7/13; Jeni Hacket & Pudgy's Famous Fries Food Truck 7/14; Chuck Schubert 7/20; DB Acoustics Duo & Cousin's Maine Lobster Food Truck 7/21.
​July 27-John Cain

Cornhole Tournament @ Brook Hollow Winery

Grab your partner, brush up on your toss, and let's see who reigns supreme in the ultimate game of cornhole! Top two teams each week move on to the championship rounds. If you didn't make it this week, come back and try the next week. Championship rounds kick off on August 3 with the top 16 teams battling it out. Trophies will be awarded to the top three teams. It's gonna be a-maize-ing!

UACNJ Saturday Astronomy Talks 2024

Saturday, July 27, 2024 - 8:00pm

UACNJ kicks off its free public programs for 2024 at Jenny Jump State Forest, presented Saturday evenings April-October. The live presentation is followed by stargazing on the club's telescopes until 10:30pm, weather permitting.

Buttz In Gear Bike Rides presented by Buttzville Brewing

Sunday, August 4, 2024 - 10:00am
Sunday, August 18, 2024 - 10:00am

Looking for a chance to get off the couch and do some cycling with a local group? Head out to Buttzville every other Sunday through October 28. Arrive by 9:30am and rides leave at 10am sharp.

Shippen Museum Open for Tours

Shippen Manor will be celebrating our country’s independence in July featuring a textile demonstration and objects used to make light.

Little Learning Farmers @ Donaldson Farms

Tuesday, July 23, 2024 - 9:30pm
Tuesday, July 30, 2024 - 9:30am

Little Learning Farmers is a child-and-adult activity session. It's perfect for parents, grandparents, aunts, and uncles, and their Little Farmer(s) to enjoy a fun and educational morning on the farm.

Country Line Dancing @ Brook Hollow Winery

Thursday, July 25, 2024 - 7:00pm
Thursday, August 8, 2024 - 7:00pm
Thursday, August 22, 2024 - 7:00pm

Taught by Country Fusion Certified instructor, Jennifer Horsey! Great for all levels of dancing abilities! Buffet dinner offered as extra. This event is limited to the first 100 people who purchase tickets.

Friday Nights on the Farm @ Donaldson Farms

Friday, July 26, 2024 - 5:00pm

Featuring Bombed Opera along with Trevor B. Power Band 7/12; Bombed Opera – The Great Outdoors! 7/19; The Big Fuss JOM Off 7/26. Friday Nights on the Farm is back with live music and food, plus activities including laser tag, glitter tattoos and pony ride! Enjoy outdoor dining while surrounded by the stunning views of your local farm. As a family-friendly event, James on Main collaborates with Donaldson Farms to create delicious farm-fresh and locally sourced cuisine for their guests.

Paint and Pick @ VonThun Farms

Get creative with ART-stitution on the farm while you learn, step-by-step, how to paint this adorable cow! Afterward, explore the blueberry fields to pick your own and receive free admission to the sunflower fields that can be used through Labor Day weekend.

Barefoot Grape Stomping @ Four Sisters

Saturday, July 27, 2024 -
4:00pm to 7:00pm
Saturday, August 10, 2024 -
4:00pm to 7:00pm
Saturday, August 24, 2024 -
4:00pm to 7:00pm

Are you ready for a smashing good time? The Barefoot Grape Stomping is a one-of-a-kind experience, sure to intoxicate all your senses. The event begins with a formal wine tasting, followed by a Chicken Parmesan dinner, then dessert paired with dessert wines. Reservations required, and price includes souvenir wine glass.

Murder Mystery Happenings @ Four Sisters

Sunday, August 18, 2024 -
4:00pm to 7:00pm

It’s not a typical who done it. It’s the guests in the audience that create a witty, weaving story line. As the plot thickens, the victim falls prey and the detectives investigate with deductive reasoning to reveal the murderer. Attendees will also enjoy a formal wine tasting, delicious Chicken Parmigiana dinner with pasta, salad, bread and dessert.

Wine Blending Series @ Brook Hollow Winery

Sunday, July 28, 2024 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Sunday, November 24, 2024 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm

Channel your inner winemaker series for a fun night of wine blending and friendly competition. Compete as a team or on your own and each session includes light appetizers, non-alcoholic drinks and 5% discount on bottles of wine.

Adventure Begins Summer Reading @ WC Libraries

Summer reading is back with adventure on the horizon. From June 17-August 10, kids and adults alike can embark on their summer reading journey. Come by any branch to register, receive a paper log, mark the days you read and activities you complete. Check in once a week to receive a prize and raffle tickets for gift cards.

Little Ridge Vineyards Music in August

Saturday, August 3, 2024
Sunday, August 4, 2024 - 1:00pm
Saturday, August 10, 2024 - 2:00pm
Saturday, August 17, 2024 - 3:00pm
Sunday, August 18, 2024 - 1:00pm
Saturday, August 24, 2024
Sunday, August 25, 2024 - 1:00pm
Saturday, August 31, 2024

Fiction Book Club @ Buttzville Brewing Co.

Sunday, August 4, 2024 - 4:00pm
Sunday, September 1, 2024 - 4:00pm
Sunday, October 6, 2024 - 4:00pm
Sunday, November 3, 2024 - 4:00pm

Check out Buttzville's fiction book club while drinking some one-of-a-kind beers.

Lopatcong Music in the Park

Wednesday, August 7, 2024 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Wednesday, August 14, 2024 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, August 21, 2024 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, August 28, 2024 - 6:30pm

Tuesday Cruise Night 2024 @ Joe's Steak Shop

Tuesday, August 13, 2024 - 4:00pm
Tuesday, August 20, 2024 - 4:00pm
Tuesday, August 27, 2024 - 4:00pm

Joe's Steak Shop is celebrating their 20th season of Cruise night. Bring a friend, a chair, and enjoy the music, cars, and delicious food and drinks.

UACNJ Saturday Astronomy Talks 2024

Saturday, August 3, 2024 - 8:00pm
Saturday, August 10, 2024 - 8:00pm
Saturday, August 17, 2024 - 8:00pm
Saturday, August 24, 2024 - 8:00pm
Saturday, August 31, 2024 - 8:00pm

Barnyard Buddies @ VonThun Farms

Friday, August 2, 2024 - 10:00am
Friday, August 9, 2024 - 10:00am
Friday, August 16, 2024 - 10:00am
Friday, August 23, 2024 - 10:00am
Friday, August 30, 2024 - 10:00am

VonThun's Barnyard Buddies are designed for kids ages 2-6 who have an interest in farm life and love the outdoors.

Pick N' Paint @ VonThun Farms

Sunday, August 18, 2024 -
10:00am to 12:00pm

Get creative with ART-stitution on the farm while you learn, step-by-step, how to paint this rustic pickup truck! Afterward, explore the blackberry fields to pick your own and receive free admission to the sunflower fields that can be used through Labor Day weekend.

 
Community Corner: 

Yoga in the Park @ Footbridge Park

Wednesday, July 24, 2024 - 6:30pm
Saturday, July 27, 2024 - 9:00am
Wednesday, July 31, 2024 - 6:30pm

Bring your mat and any extra props you'd like to Footbridge Park in the pavilion for a relaxing yoga session. Choose from classes on Wednesday @ 6:30pm and/or Saturdays @ 9am. Classes run through August 17.

Blairstown Farmers Market

Saturday, July 27, 2024 - 9:30am

This year marks the 17th annual Blairstown Farmers Market. An official marker of summer and fresh produce, you'll find local farmers, foods, vendors and music. You're bound to find great things to partake in and take home!

Washington Borough Farmers Market

Saturday, July 27, 2024 - 10:00am

Come out to Washington's market for fresh-picked produce, farm-fresh eggs, fresh-cut flowers, local honey, handmade soaps, jewelry, and crafts.

West End Farmers' Market in Hackettstown

Sunday, July 28, 2024 - 9:30am

Hackettstown own West End Farmers' Market is opening May 5 from 9:30am-1pm with local farmers, artisans, bread makers, bakers, craftsman and more! Running through October 27!

Camp Musky @ MWA

Monday, July 29, 2024 to Friday, August 2, 2024

Camp Musky is an educational and fun day camp for kids ages 5 to 12-plus with an outdoor learning experience, and hands-on, river-based programs. Camps run July-August.

Yoga in the Park: Girls, Women & Goddesses

Tuesday, July 23, 2024 -
6:30pm to 7:30pm

Free yoga to support women coming together by Certified Health and Wellness Coach, Mary Walker-Golden. Bring your mat, water, friends/relatives to Thomas Stewart Park and join in! Donations welcome to support Women's Wellness.

Open Volunteer Day with RVC

Saturday, August 3, 2024 -
9:00am to 12:00pm
Saturday, September 7, 2024 -
9:00am to 12:00pm

Be an agent of change by volunteering some time at one of RVC's many trails. Tools will be provided appropriate to the project.

Weekend Warrior Yoga at Lopatcong Park

Sunday, July 28, 2024 -
6:30pm to 7:30pm

Free yoga to support women coming together by Certified Health and Wellness Coach, Mary Walker-Golden. Bring your mat, water, friends/relatives to Thomas Stewart Park and join in! Donations welcome to support Women's Wellness.

 
Plan Ahead: 

Camp Crystal Lake Tours

Thursday, September 12, 2024
Saturday, September 14, 2024
Friday, October 11, 2024
Saturday, October 12, 2024
Sunday, October 13, 2024
Friday, October 18, 2024
Saturday, October 19, 2024

There are still plenty of tickets left for this weekend! You can tour Camp Crystal Lake even after Friday the 13th! Tickets are on sale now for shorter and longer tours. Don't miss out!

2024 Tour De Farm

Saturday, September 14, 2024 -
7:00am to 3:00pm

Gear up for the 12th Annual Tour de Farm and Fondo Cycling Tours through the northwest NJ farmlands, a cycling and culinary journey like no other! Start the day with a delicious farm-cooked breakfast, choose from one of the routes to visit farms, and then complete your day with a farm-cooked lunch. There is a driving option for non-cyclers. This helps support our NJ farmers and their farms. Registration now open!