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Warren County Wanderings

Starting August 2, 2017

The Farmers' Fair is underway! Read on for details, plus our special Warren County Wanderings giveaways at the fair.  And lots more is happening this weekend, so let's get to it. We hope you get out to enjoy this beautiful place at this gorgeous time of the year. And we extend a special welcome to all of our new Wanderers who signed up at the fair! Happy Wanderings!

This Week: 

Warren County Farmers' Fair & Hot Air Balloon Festival

Saturday, July 29, 2017 to Saturday, August 5, 2017
Celebrating its 80th year of providing affordable family fun, the Farmers' Fair continues through Saturday, featuring the Hot Air Balloon Festival and the 20th Annual Traditional Arts Expo as well. Highlights include carnival wrist band specials; motorized events (tractor pulls Wednesday and Thursday, Demolition Derby Friday, and the unique Mud Bog events Saturday); a hay bale rolling contest; pro wrestling; music; a reunion of past Fair Queens; Mass Hot Air Balloon Launches; and so much more!

Warren County Wanderings Prize Giveaways at the Farmers' Fair

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 to Saturday, August 5, 2017
Visit the Explore Warren display at the Warren County Farmers' Fair and enter our contest to win great prizes! We're located in the "Warren County & You" government exhibits building (behind the main grandstand) and you'll find lots of information about places to go in Warren County, too. Fill out your entry, drop it in the box, and after the fair we will pull names to give away: One-night stay plus breakfast for 2 at the Inn at Millrace Pond; A gift certificate for a choose-n-cut Christmas Tree at Woodsedge Tree Farm; Two ticket to the Jazz Summer Series concert at Rutherfurd Hall by James Tormé with the John Colianni Trio; A Family Pack of four tickets to Land of Make Believe (four prizes will be awarded); Two admissions to Lakota Wolf Preserve; A Half-Day Ride (three hours) with Top View Riding Ranch; A $10 Discount on a one-hour scenic Air Tour with Orlandi Flight Center, A Friday the 13th Gift Basket from Blairstown Museum containing the book On Location in Blairstown: The Making of Friday the 13th, a Crystal Lake t-shirt, Jason Ice Cube Tray and lots more items relating to the horror movie filmed locally; A $50 gift certificate to Wild Ridge Plants; and one of six pairs of tickets to shows at Centenary Stage Company. There are 18 chances to win. See you at the fair!

Bea McNally's Happy Hour hosted by Kevin DeFeo

Thursday, August 3, 2017 -
5:00pm to 7:00pm
Country Singer/Songwriter Kevin DeFeo performs on the porch for happy hour.

First Friday at Thisilldous

Friday, August 4, 2017 -
5:00pm to 9:00pm
Bring the family to enjoy the music of SAGE. Fresh, local & friendly. Dinner served 5-9 p.m. with music from 6-9 p.m. 

TGI Flynn's: Island Time

Friday, August 4, 2017 -
6:00pm to 9:30pm
Island Time is a band from the Lehigh Valley that performs summer time music, covering bands such as Jimmy Buffett, Grateful Dead and more. Great food, cold drinks, and awesome entertainment.

CSC's Young Performers Workshop Summer Festival of Shows: She Loves Me

Friday, August 4, 2017 - 8:00pmSunday, August 6, 2017 - 7:00pmSaturday, August 12, 2017 - 8:00pmSunday, August 13, 2017 - 4:00pm
Celebrating over 20 years of acclaimed musical theatre training for young thespians, Centenary Stage Company’s Young Performers Workshop returns to the Little Theater August 4 through August 13 with the annual Summer Festival of Shows.  These talented young thespians between the ages of 8 and 18 will present a variety of musical theater favorites including She Loves Me, a warm romantic comedy with an endearing innocence and a touch of old world elegance.  Featuring music by Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick (Fiddler on the Roof) and book by Joe Masteroff (Cabaret).

Live Music at Rock Creek Tavern - Whiskey Mansion

Friday, August 4, 2017 - 8:00pm
A collective musical house, distilled in the Lehigh Valley, PA, and infused with Soul.

Tour de Blairstown

Saturday, August 5, 2017 -
6:30am to 2:00pm
Marty’s Reliable Cycle and the Foodshed Alliance present the second Tour de Blairstown, in a beautiful town ready to share the secret of its unparalleled cycling with the rest of the world! Ride 25, 40 or 62 mile routes through Blairstown and the surrounding area on marked routes with rest stops along the way, to benefit the Foodshed Alliance. Check-in for registered riders on August 5, 6:30-9am, with Continental breakfast. Register online - $45 online and $50 the day of the event. Lunch after the ride is included in your registration fee and is being catered by Race Farm Cafe and Creamery. Following the ride, shop at the Blairstown Farmers’ Market and/or enjoy Blairstown Historic Day (see the next item).

Historic Blairstown Day

Saturday, August 5, 2017 -
11:00am to 5:00pm
Dust off your bonnets and bowties ladies and gentlemen - and get ready to party like it's 1899! Sponsored by the Blairstown Museum, it's a celebration of Blairstown’s heritage on Main Street, where you'll spend the afternoon enjoying the ambiance of a bygone era with live entertainment; antique, craft and food vendors; antique/vintage car show; a mustache contest; a birthday celebration for Blairstown founder John Insley Blair and much more.

Canal Day at Historic Waterloo Village

Saturday, August 5, 2017 -
10:00am to 4:00pm
The Canal Society of New Jersey offers a wide range of programming at Waterloo Village this year including the new Highlands Canal Boat Exhibit featuring the recently discovered remains of what may be the last Morris Canal Boat. Some of the historic buildings will be open, historic trades & crafts will be demonstrated, and there will be canal boat rides.

Peach Social

Saturday, August 5, 2017 to Sunday, August 6, 2017
Come on out to taste our wines and enjoy a Peachy Sangria (Mom's recipe) made with locally grown peaches from Tadayesky Farm just across the Delaware River from us in Raubsville.

Alba Vineyard Music under the Arbor: Jeff Bellfy & Co.

Saturday, August 5, 2017 -
1:30pm to 5:00pm
Outdoor wine tastings and wine bar under our new arbor.

Live Music at Brook Hollow Winery - John Cain

Saturday, August 5, 2017 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Come enjoy free live music with family, friends, and delicious wines! Wine for purchase by the bottle or glass at retail value.

CSC's Young Performers Workshop Summer Festival of Shows: School House Rock Live, Jr.

Saturday, August 5, 2017 - 2:00pmSunday, August 6, 2017 - 4:00pmSaturday, August 12, 2017 - 5:00pmSunday, August 13, 2017 - 1:00pm
The Emmy Award-winning Saturday morning educational cartoon series and pop culture phenomenon comes to life as one of the most fun musicals ever to hit the stage, Schoolhouse Rock Live! Jr. , follows Tom, a young schoolteacher, who is nervous about his first day of teaching. Tom tries to relax by watching TV, when various characters representing facets of his personality emerge from the set and show him how to win his students over with imagination and music. Featuring such emorable songs as "Just a Bill," "Lolly, Lolly, Lolly" and "Conjunction Junction" bring his lesson plans vividly to life.

Barefoot Grape Stomping at Four Sisters Winery

Saturday, August 5, 2017 -
4:00pm to 7:00pm
Stomp to the music and feel the sensation between your toes. Formal wine tasting, delicious spaghetti and meatballs dinner with tossed salad and homemade breads, wine cellar tour and ending with a dessert wine tasting. Includes wine glass to take home. Reservations required. 

Summer Jamfest at Centenary Stage: Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra

Saturday, August 5, 2017 - 8:00pm
The thrilling era of silent films comes alive again with the Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra as part of Centenary Stage Company’s 2017 Summer Jamfest. Travel back to the early 1900s as they screen three of the greatest silent comedies ever made, Charlie Chaplin’s One A.M. (1916) Buster Keaton’s Cops (1922) and Laurel & Hardy’s Big Business (1929) with their historic orchestral scores.

CSC's Young Performers Workshop Summer Festival of Shows: The Robber Bridegroom

Saturday, August 5, 2017 - 8:00pmSunday, August 6, 2017 - 1:00pmFriday, August 11, 2017 - 8:00pmSaturday, August 12, 2017 - 2:00pmSunday, August 13, 2017 - 7:00pm
With a book and lyrics by Alfred Uhry and music by Robert Waldman, The Robber Bridegroom is a rousing, bawdy Southern fairytale from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Driving Miss Daisy and is one of the only genuine bluegrass scores ever heard in a Broadway musical.  Set in 18th century Mississippi, the show follows Jamie Lockhart, a rascally robber of the woods, as he courts Rosamund, the only daughter of the richest planter in the country.  The proceedings go awry, however, thanks to a case of double-mistaken identity coupled with an evil stepmother, a pea-brained henchman and a hostile talking head-in-a-trunk, making for a rollicking country romp.

Acoustic Kitty Project at Rock Creek Tavern

Saturday, August 5, 2017 - 8:00pm
Whether playing as a solo acoustic act, or as part of a 5-piece band, Acoustic Kitty Project delivers a gutsy, passionate performance every time.

Live Music at Bea McNally's: Viagra Falls

Saturday, August 5, 2017 - 10:00pm
This three-piece quintet (three musicians doing the work of five) cover everything from the likes of the Kinks, the Beatles, the Stones, the Doors, Kiss & many more.
 

Health & Wellness Fair at Rutherfurd Hall

Sunday, August 6, 2017 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm
It's time to make your health the priority!

Alba Vineyard Music under the Arbor: Catmoondaddy

Sunday, August 6, 2017 -
1:00pm to 4:30pm
Catmoondaddy performs Music under the Arbor at Alba Vineyard on Sunday, with outdoor wine tastings and wine bar under our new arbor.

Live Music at Brook Hollow Winery - George Baier

Sunday, August 6, 2017 -
1:30pm to 4:00pm
Come enjoy free live music with family, friends, and delicious wines!

StoneHearth Bluegrass Band - Free Lawn Concert at Shippen Manor

Sunday, August 6, 2017 -
5:00pm to 7:00pm
Bring lawn chairs or a blanket, pack a picnic if you like, and relax and enjoy a variety of  live musical performances - FREE- all summer long on the lawn of Shippen Manor.

Moonlight Paddle at White Lake

Sunday, August 6, 2017 -
8:00pm to 11:30pm
Join us for a moonlight paddle on the placid waters of White Lake. A limited number of kayaks will be available on a first-come first-serve basis.

CSC's Young Performers Workshop Summer Festival of Shows: Brighton Beach Memoirs

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 7:00pmWednesday, August 9, 2017 - 7:00pmThursday, August 10, 2017 - 7:00pm
Neil Simon’s hysterical coming of age comedy is part one of Simon’s autobiographical trilogy. Dreaming of baseball and girls, Eugene must cope with the mundane existence of his family life in Brooklyn: formidable mother, overworked father, and his worldly older brother Stanley. Throw into the mix his widowed Aunt Blanche and her two young (but rapidly aging) daughters and you have a recipe for hilarity, served up Simon-style.
Continuing: 

Family Fishing Basics at Pequest

Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 10:30amWednesday, August 9, 2017 - 10:30amMonday, August 14, 2017 - 10:30amWednesday, August 23, 2017 - 10:30am
Learn the basics of fishing in this hands-on session. Topics will include fish biology and identification, casting techniques, equipment, knot tying and more.

Free Open Kayaking at White Lake

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 -
9:00am to 12:00pm
Friday, August 4, 2017 -
4:00pm to 7:00pm
Sunday, August 6, 2017 -
10:00am to 1:00pm
Saturday, August 12, 2017 -
9:00am to 12:00pm
A limited amount of kayaks are available on a first-come, first-serve basis for the public to enjoy. Life vests and paddles are included.
Group Reservations available with a one week minimum notice. Please contact our Preserve Manager at 973-937-8748.

Music at Lopatcong Park - School of Rock

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - 7:00pm
All events will be held at the Veterans Rally Point at Lopatcong Park, weather permitting. Bring your lawn chair, blankets and friends!

Phillipsburg Summer Concert Series - Inch & the Echoes

Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 6:30pm
Travel back in time with the old time rock n' roll band Inch & the Echoes.

Summer Nights on the Farm at Donaldson's

Friday, August 4, 2017 -
5:00pm to 9:00pm
A neighborhood favorite! Relax and enjoy delicious farm fresh food, live music, and fun. The kids will sleep great after pony rides, lawn games, and other activities.
The night sky as seen from the United Astronomy Clubs of New Jersey observatories

Astronomy Talk & See the Evening Stars at UACNJ Observatory

Saturday, August 5, 2017 - 8:00pm
The United Astronomy Clubs of New Jersey weekly free public program is "What's up in the August Sky?" with Lonny Buinis, RVCC. The astronomy presentation begins at 8pm in the lecture hall regardless of the weather, and is followed by stargazing on the observatory's telescopes until 10:30pm, weather permitting, in Jenny Jump State Forest.

Live Music Every Night at Cafe Baci

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 to Tuesday, August 8, 2017
Mama's Cafe Baci offers live entertainment seven nights a week, including Monday Acoustic Cafe; Local Artists Tues.- Thurs.; George Baier on Friday; Faded Genes (Yeager & Boccito) and Lite Jazz  on Saturdays (and a new late night menu, relaxing cocktails & tapas in their new 201 Fifth bar); George Baier again on Sunday; and more.
More Things to Do: 

Time for Peaches!

It's peach season! They're ripe and ready at farmstands and markets throughout Warren County, including Brook Hollow Farm (their orchard is pictured here) in Knowlton, Best's Fruit Farm in Independence, Mackey's Orchard near Belvidere, Tree-Licious Orchards in Mansfield and others. New Jersey is a top peach growing state, and Warren County peaches are not to be missed!
Plan Ahead: 

COPS on the R.U.N. 5K

Saturday, August 12, 2017 - 7:30am
This fun, fast course at Meadow Breeze Park gives runners, walkers and their families a time to shine with a 5k race, 5k fun walk and a 1k youth run. Why Support this Race?

Hop Fest!

Saturday, August 12, 2017 -
12:00pm to 10:00pm
This 2nd Annual HopFest features more than 30 hop-forward brews all created by Czig Meister Brewing!

Murder Mystery Dinner at Four Sisters Winery

Sunday, August 13, 2017 -
4:00pm to 7:00pm
The Vintners room will be set for that very special evening including a formal wine tasting, dinner and the Murder Mystery.

First Anniversary Pig Roast

Sunday, August 13, 2017 - 3:00pm
Rock Creek Tavern celebrates its one-year anniversary with a Pig Roast and the Bobby Clark Play it Hard Band.

Notte Italiana at Alba Vineyard

Saturday, August 19, 2017 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm
Alba has partnered with the world-renowned and Michelin starred Altamarea Restaurant Group to create the ultimate Food and Wine Experience!

Please be advised that we do our best to make sure the information in this message is accurate at the time it is sent. But things happen, plans change, weather can be fickle... you get the idea. Please click on the links provided to other websites to obtain further details and updates.

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

Explore Warren County Tourism Partnership
C/o Warren County Public Information Dept.
tourism@co.warren.nj.us | ExploreWarren.org
165 County Route 519 South - Belvidere, NJ 07823
908-475-6580 / 800-554-8540

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This Week: 

Warren County Farmers' Fair & Hot Air Balloon Festival

Saturday, July 29, 2017 to Saturday, August 5, 2017

Celebrating its 80th year of providing affordable family fun, the Farmers' Fair continues through Saturday, featuring the Hot Air Balloon Festival and the 20th Annual Traditional Arts Expo as well. Highlights include carnival wrist band specials; motorized events (tractor pulls Wednesday and Thursday, Demolition Derby Friday, and the unique Mud Bog events Saturday); a hay bale rolling contest; pro wrestling; music; a reunion of past Fair Queens; Mass Hot Air Balloon Launches; and so much more!

Warren County Wanderings Prize Giveaways at the Farmers' Fair

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 to Saturday, August 5, 2017

Visit the Explore Warren display at the Warren County Farmers' Fair and enter our contest to win great prizes! We're located in the "Warren County & You" government exhibits building (behind the main grandstand) and you'll find lots of information about places to go in Warren County, too. Fill out your entry, drop it in the box, and after the fair we will pull names to give away: One-night stay plus breakfast for 2 at the Inn at Millrace Pond; A gift certificate for a choose-n-cut Christmas Tree at Woodsedge Tree Farm; Two ticket to the Jazz Summer Series concert at Rutherfurd Hall by James Tormé with the John Colianni Trio; A Family Pack of four tickets to Land of Make Believe (four prizes will be awarded); Two admissions to Lakota Wolf Preserve; A Half-Day Ride (three hours) with Top View Riding Ranch; A $10 Discount on a one-hour scenic Air Tour with Orlandi Flight Center, A Friday the 13th Gift Basket from Blairstown Museum containing the book On Location in Blairstown: The Making of Friday the 13th, a Crystal Lake t-shirt, Jason Ice Cube Tray and lots more items relating to the horror movie filmed locally; A $50 gift certificate to Wild Ridge Plants; and one of six pairs of tickets to shows at Centenary Stage Company. There are 18 chances to win. See you at the fair!

First Friday at Thisilldous

Friday, August 4, 2017 -
5:00pm to 9:00pm

Bring the family to enjoy the music of SAGE. Fresh, local & friendly. Dinner served 5-9 p.m. with music from 6-9 p.m. 

TGI Flynn's: Island Time

Friday, August 4, 2017 -
6:00pm to 9:30pm

Island Time is a band from the Lehigh Valley that performs summer time music, covering bands such as Jimmy Buffett, Grateful Dead and more. Great food, cold drinks, and awesome entertainment.

Tour de Blairstown

Saturday, August 5, 2017 -
6:30am to 2:00pm

Marty’s Reliable Cycle and the Foodshed Alliance present the second Tour de Blairstown, in a beautiful town ready to share the secret of its unparalleled cycling with the rest of the world! Ride 25, 40 or 62 mile routes through Blairstown and the surrounding area on marked routes with rest stops along the way, to benefit the Foodshed Alliance. Check-in for registered riders on August 5, 6:30-9am, with Continental breakfast. Register online - $45 online and $50 the day of the event. Lunch after the ride is included in your registration fee and is being catered by Race Farm Cafe and Creamery. Following the ride, shop at the Blairstown Farmers’ Market and/or enjoy Blairstown Historic Day (see the next item).

Historic Blairstown Day

Saturday, August 5, 2017 -
11:00am to 5:00pm

Dust off your bonnets and bowties ladies and gentlemen - and get ready to party like it's 1899! Sponsored by the Blairstown Museum, it's a celebration of Blairstown’s heritage on Main Street, where you'll spend the afternoon enjoying the ambiance of a bygone era with live entertainment; antique, craft and food vendors; antique/vintage car show; a mustache contest; a birthday celebration for Blairstown founder John Insley Blair and much more.

Canal Day at Historic Waterloo Village

Saturday, August 5, 2017 -
10:00am to 4:00pm

The Canal Society of New Jersey offers a wide range of programming at Waterloo Village this year including the new Highlands Canal Boat Exhibit featuring the recently discovered remains of what may be the last Morris Canal Boat. Some of the historic buildings will be open, historic trades & crafts will be demonstrated, and there will be canal boat rides.

Peach Social

Saturday, August 5, 2017 to Sunday, August 6, 2017

Come on out to taste our wines and enjoy a Peachy Sangria (Mom's recipe) made with locally grown peaches from Tadayesky Farm just across the Delaware River from us in Raubsville.

Barefoot Grape Stomping at Four Sisters Winery

Saturday, August 5, 2017 -
4:00pm to 7:00pm

Stomp to the music and feel the sensation between your toes. Formal wine tasting, delicious spaghetti and meatballs dinner with tossed salad and homemade breads, wine cellar tour and ending with a dessert wine tasting. Includes wine glass to take home. Reservations required. 

Summer Jamfest at Centenary Stage: Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra

Saturday, August 5, 2017 - 8:00pm

The thrilling era of silent films comes alive again with the Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra as part of Centenary Stage Company’s 2017 Summer Jamfest. Travel back to the early 1900s as they screen three of the greatest silent comedies ever made, Charlie Chaplin’s One A.M. (1916) Buster Keaton’s Cops (1922) and Laurel & Hardy’s Big Business (1929) with their historic orchestral scores.

Live Music at Bea McNally's: Viagra Falls

Saturday, August 5, 2017 - 10:00pm

This three-piece quintet (three musicians doing the work of five) cover everything from the likes of the Kinks, the Beatles, the Stones, the Doors, Kiss & many more.

 

Moonlight Paddle at White Lake

Sunday, August 6, 2017 -
8:00pm to 11:30pm

Join us for a moonlight paddle on the placid waters of White Lake. A limited number of kayaks will be available on a first-come first-serve basis.

CSC's Young Performers Workshop Summer Festival of Shows: Brighton Beach Memoirs

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 7:00pm
Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 7:00pm
Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 7:00pm

Neil Simon’s hysterical coming of age comedy is part one of Simon’s autobiographical trilogy. Dreaming of baseball and girls, Eugene must cope with the mundane existence of his family life in Brooklyn: formidable mother, overworked father, and his worldly older brother Stanley. Throw into the mix his widowed Aunt Blanche and her two young (but rapidly aging) daughters and you have a recipe for hilarity, served up Simon-style.

 
Continuing: 

Free Open Kayaking at White Lake

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 -
9:00am to 12:00pm
Friday, August 4, 2017 -
4:00pm to 7:00pm
Sunday, August 6, 2017 -
10:00am to 1:00pm
Saturday, August 12, 2017 -
9:00am to 12:00pm

A limited amount of kayaks are available on a first-come, first-serve basis for the public to enjoy. Life vests and paddles are included.
Group Reservations available with a one week minimum notice. Please contact our Preserve Manager at 973-937-8748.

Summer Nights on the Farm at Donaldson's

Friday, August 4, 2017 -
5:00pm to 9:00pm

A neighborhood favorite! Relax and enjoy delicious farm fresh food, live music, and fun. The kids will sleep great after pony rides, lawn games, and other activities.

The night sky as seen from the United Astronomy Clubs of New Jersey observatories

Astronomy Talk & See the Evening Stars at UACNJ Observatory

Saturday, August 5, 2017 - 8:00pm

The United Astronomy Clubs of New Jersey weekly free public program is "What's up in the August Sky?" with Lonny Buinis, RVCC. The astronomy presentation begins at 8pm in the lecture hall regardless of the weather, and is followed by stargazing on the observatory's telescopes until 10:30pm, weather permitting, in Jenny Jump State Forest.

Live Music Every Night at Cafe Baci

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 to Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Mama's Cafe Baci offers live entertainment seven nights a week, including Monday Acoustic Cafe; Local Artists Tues.- Thurs.; George Baier on Friday; Faded Genes (Yeager & Boccito) and Lite Jazz  on Saturdays (and a new late night menu, relaxing cocktails & tapas in their new 201 Fifth bar); George Baier again on Sunday; and more.

 
More Things to Do: 
 
Plan Ahead: 

COPS on the R.U.N. 5K

Saturday, August 12, 2017 - 7:30am

This fun, fast course at Meadow Breeze Park gives runners, walkers and their families a time to shine with a 5k race, 5k fun walk and a 1k youth run. Why Support this Race?

Hop Fest!

Saturday, August 12, 2017 -
12:00pm to 10:00pm

This 2nd Annual HopFest features more than 30 hop-forward brews all created by Czig Meister Brewing!

First Anniversary Pig Roast

Sunday, August 13, 2017 - 3:00pm

Rock Creek Tavern celebrates its one-year anniversary with a Pig Roast and the Bobby Clark Play it Hard Band.