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Starting July 15, 2020

"Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow. It's what sunflowers do." - Helen Keller (1880-1968), American author, political activist, and lecturer. She was the first deaf-blind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree.

Good advice from Helen Keller, and if you would like to visit the field depicted in the photo above, lifted from Von Thun Farms, click on the first item below for details. Yes, dear Wanderers, gardens and farm stands are bursting with fresh, glorious produce! Check out this Jersey Fresh availability chart to see what you can expect to find out there. Berries are reportedly abundant at most farms, with Donaldson Farms and Von Thun currently offering pick-your-own raspberries. If you feel ready to venture out for a bit out outdoor, live music this weekend, you will see you have plenty of options!

Happy mid-July, and Happy Wanderings!

This Week: 

Sunflower Trail at VonThun Farms

Wednesday, July 15, 2020 to Friday, August 21, 2020
The Sunflower Trail is now open daily, 10am-5pm, and is a great place for pictures, an afternoon out or to cut your own sunflowers! Remember Mother Nature will determine when the Trail will open & close. For questions, call 732-986-6816.

Lopatcong Music in the Park: Big Easy Easton Brass

Wednesday, July 15, 2020 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
This weekly music series continues with New Orleans-style street band, Big Easy Easton Brass, bringing the sounds and spirit of Mardi Gras and a Second Line parade to the park.

Friday in the Arbor at Alba Vineyard: Bev and Wayne

Friday, July 17, 2020 -
12:00pm to 9:00pm
Relax under the Arbor every Friday, 12-9pm through September 25, weather permitting. Music from 6-8:30pm. Wine Flights - priced at $15-$32/person, includes cover for music ~ Music - $5/person cover (does not include a wine flight). No one under 21 will be admitted.

Friday Nights at Donaldson Farms featuring James Off Main

Friday, July 17, 2020 -
5:00pm to 9:00pm
Introducing Friday Nights at Donaldson Farms featuring James Off Main! This week's musical guest is The Bombed Opera Band. Relax and enjoy delicious food and live music outdoors while surrounded by the stunning views of growing crop fields and mountain vistas. Bring your own adult beverages if you wish. Tickets are required to enter the event whether or not you plan to purchase food; all food is sold separately.

Live Music at Brook Hollow Winery: Scott Messina

Friday, July 17, 2020 -
6:00pm to 8:30pm
Acoustic guitarist/vocalist Scott Messina performs classic rock hits spanning six decades. Bring a meal from a local purveyor (food will not be provided by the winery), relax and enjoy the evening along with your favorite Brook Hollow wine.

T.G.I. Flynn's: Zaire

Friday, July 17, 2020 - 6:30pm
T.G.I. Flynn's is back! Zaire covers artists such as Eagles, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Tom Petty, Radiohead and more. Reservations are required (and face masks when traveling to and getting up from your table).

Weekend Live Music at Four Sisters Winery

Saturday, July 18, 2020 -
12:30pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, July 19, 2020 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm
Enjoy the beautiful view and live music on the deck with Rich Goldberg on Saturday and Dylan Carter on Sunday. Enjoy some cafe food and a glass or bottle of your favorite wine on the outdoor deck overlooking the picturesque 250-acre farm.

Corinne Mammana Quartet at Alba Vineyard

Saturday, July 18, 2020 -
1:00pm to 4:30pm
Enjoy live jazz and delicious wine with the Corinne Mammana Quartet! Weather permitting. Review Alba's COVID Policy.

Afternoon Live Music at Brook Hollow Winery

Saturday, July 18, 2020 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, July 19, 2020 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Visit Brook Hollow Winery and Event Facility for live music each weekend day: Kate and Paul on Saturday and Janci & Berry on Sunday. There will be no food for sale, but you are invited to support local proprietors by purchasing a meal from the many restaurants in the area and enjoy it on the outside covered porch patio (isn't it lovely?) with a bottle of Brook Hollow Wine.

Villa Milagro's Music Under the Pergola: Dave Read

Saturday, July 18, 2020 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Sit in the shade of the pergola and enjoy the talent of the versatile Dave Read.

Outdoor Event at David's Country Inn

Saturday, July 18, 2020 -
5:00pm to 10:00pm
Head to David's Country Inn for live music, great food and a fully stocked bar! No reservations required. Seating for approximately 85 people in the courtyard, and a large tent in case of a passing shower. This week's band is HalfNelson. Rain date: July 19.
 

Sunset At The Lavender Farm

Saturday, July 18, 2020 -
6:00pm to 8:30pm
What could be better than spending a relaxing evening on a lavender farm, eating delicious food and listening to great music while waiting for what (we hope) will be a spectacular sunset? The folks at Orchard View are again teaming up with good friend and caterer, Chef Ed Oliveira of The Angry Chouriço BBQ to provide you with an enjoyable evening while taking all the necessary precautions to keep everyone safe. BYOB and your favorite lawn chair or blanket. 

Saturday Nights under the Arbor at Alba Vineyard

Saturday, July 18, 2020 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm
Relax under the Arbor Saturday evenings, weather permitting, through September 26. This week's artist: Lorenzo Branca (guitarist/vocals). Food available for purchase: freshly made wood-fired pizza, caprese salad, paninis, and charcuterie. Wine Flights - priced at $18-$32/person, includes cover for music. Music from 6-8:30pm - $10 cover, does not include a wine flight. No one under 21 will be admitted.
 

Smooth Retsina Glow at SoMa Downtown Grill

Saturday, July 18, 2020 -
8:00pm to 11:00pm
Smooth Retsina Glow (S.R.G) is one of the most exciting and original bands to emerge from the Eastern PA music scene in some time, and have established themselves as a creative, dynamic, and energetic act.

Music under the Pergola at Villa Milagro: Julianna Sweeney

Sunday, July 19, 2020 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm
This 20-year-old singer-songwriter originally from Stewartsville has a style that has been noted to sound like a cross between Joni Mitchell, Fiona Apple, and Regina Spektor, with an essence of Coldplay.

Murder Mystery Dinner at Four Sisters Winery

Sunday, July 19, 2020 -
4:00pm to 7:00pm
Following CDC regulations, Four Sisters Winery reintroduces its popular interactive Murder Mystery dinner. The event begins with a formal wine tasting followed by a delicious plated dinner, dessert (and dessert wine); then a story unravels with murder, a victim and several suspects. 
Cost: $45/person + tax includes a souvenir wine glass and an educational vineyard tour. Maximum group size: 8 guests. Tickets are required and seating is limited. Please call the winery at 908-475-3671
 

Movie at Lopatcong Park: Toy Story 4

Tuesday, July 21, 2020 -
8:30pm to 10:30pm
Film begins at dusk - free admission. At the Veterans Pavilion in nice weather, or regular Pavilion in imperfect weather.

CSC's Family Front Porch Series: Miss Nelson is Missing!

Wednesday, July 22, 2020 - 11:00am
Teacher Miss Nelson can’t control her crazy classroom because she’s just too nice. But, when she disappears, her substitute is the no-nonsense Viola Swamp! With the big test approaching, the kids realize how much they miss their Miss Nelson, and they’ll do anything to get her back!
The performance will be hosted outside on the front porch of Centenary University’s Seay Building. Although this is a free event, reservations are required and limited. Please make your reservations here or call the box office: 908-979-0900.
Continuing: 

Blairstown Farmers Market

Saturday, July 18, 2020 -
9:30am to 1:00pm
Saturday, July 25, 2020 -
9:30am to 1:00pm
Come see your favorite local farmers and food producers at the Blairstown Farmers Market! Open every Saturday through October. Local vegetables, herbs, fruit, meat, eggs, dairy, baked goods, honey, and prepared meals from 25 miles of Blairstown. Plus crafts and kids' activities! 

Washington Farmers Market

Saturday, July 4, 2020 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
Saturday, July 11, 2020 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
Saturday, July 18, 2020 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
This weekly Farmers’ Market offers quality fruits and vegetables as well as specialty items with special events throughout the season. 

Warren County Farmers Market

Sunday, July 19, 2020 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
Sunday, July 26, 2020 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
Formerly known as the Belvidere Farmers' Market, the Warren County Farmers' Market provides a venue where local farmers, producers, and artisans come together to provide a variety of fresh produce and related products directly to the consumer. Open every Sunday.

Uncle Floyd LIVE at Roy's Hall

Tuesday, July 28, 2020 -
8:00pm to 9:00pm
Watch online as Uncle Floyd performs LIVE from the stage at Roy's Hall in historic Blairstown, NJ. It's an interactive evening of hilarity and song at the grand piano. Multiple cameras, professional lighting, and superb audio provide an intimate entertainment experience that's the next best thing to being there in person. Call in and speak to Uncle Floyd or request a dedication.  Tickets are just $5.
Plan Ahead: 

Virtual Wine & Chocolate Pairing

Saturday, July 25, 2020
Back by popular demand! Delectable handmade chocolates from two different chocolatiers will be paired with two different wines. Sign up for the event ahead of time for your wine & chocolate to be shipped to you (or you may opt to pick up at the winery on 7/23), then join via Zoom for a guided virtual tasting and pairing.

Live at Rock Creek Tavern: Back on Track

Saturday, July 25, 2020 -
6:00pm to 10:00pm
Fast track to your favorite '80s rock! Outdoors, weather permitting.

Annual Clam Bake at Brook Hollow Winery

Saturday, August 1, 2020 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm
A few tickets remain for this annual highlight, with Argyle Restaurant presenting the highest quality Scottish Fish n' Chips, clams, shrimp, hot dogs, burgers, corn on the cob, and macaroni salad; plus assorted cakes and watermelon for dessert. Live music, and giveaways, too! Tables will be spaced to adhere to social distance rules.

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:
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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: 

Sunflower Trail at VonThun Farms

Wednesday, July 15, 2020 to Monday, September 7, 2020

The Sunflower Trail is still open daily, 10am-5pm, and is a great place for pictures, an afternoon out or to cut your own sunflowers! Remember Mother Nature will determine when the Trail will open & close. For questions, call 732-986-6816.

Friday in the Arbor at Alba Vineyard: Bev and Wayne

Friday, July 17, 2020 -
12:00pm to 9:00pm

Relax under the Arbor every Friday, 12-9pm through September 25, weather permitting. Music from 6-8:30pm. Wine Flights - priced at $15-$32/person, includes cover for music ~ Music - $5/person cover (does not include a wine flight). No one under 21 will be admitted.

Friday Nights at Donaldson Farms featuring James Off Main

Friday, July 17, 2020 -
5:00pm to 9:00pm

Introducing Friday Nights at Donaldson Farms featuring James Off Main! This week's musical guest is The Bombed Opera Band. Relax and enjoy delicious food and live music outdoors while surrounded by the stunning views of growing crop fields and mountain vistas. Bring your own adult beverages if you wish. Tickets are required to enter the event whether or not you plan to purchase food; all food is sold separately.

Live Music at Brook Hollow Winery: Scott Messina

Friday, July 17, 2020 -
6:00pm to 8:30pm

Acoustic guitarist/vocalist Scott Messina performs classic rock hits spanning six decades. Bring a meal from a local purveyor (food will not be provided by the winery), relax and enjoy the evening along with your favorite Brook Hollow wine.

T.G.I. Flynn's: Zaire

Friday, July 17, 2020 - 6:30pm

T.G.I. Flynn's is back! Zaire covers artists such as Eagles, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Tom Petty, Radiohead and more. Reservations are required (and face masks when traveling to and getting up from your table).

Weekend Live Music at Four Sisters Winery

Saturday, July 18, 2020 -
12:30pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, July 19, 2020 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm

Enjoy the beautiful view and live music on the deck with Rich Goldberg on Saturday and Dylan Carter on Sunday. Enjoy some cafe food and a glass or bottle of your favorite wine on the outdoor deck overlooking the picturesque 250-acre farm.

Afternoon Live Music at Brook Hollow Winery

Saturday, July 18, 2020 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, July 19, 2020 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm

Visit Brook Hollow Winery and Event Facility for live music each weekend day: Kate and Paul on Saturday and Janci & Berry on Sunday. There will be no food for sale, but you are invited to support local proprietors by purchasing a meal from the many restaurants in the area and enjoy it on the outside covered porch patio (isn't it lovely?) with a bottle of Brook Hollow Wine.

Outdoor Event at David's Country Inn

Saturday, July 18, 2020 -
5:00pm to 10:00pm

Head to David's Country Inn for live music, great food and a fully stocked bar! No reservations required. Seating for approximately 85 people in the courtyard, and a large tent in case of a passing shower. This week's band is HalfNelson. Rain date: July 19.

 

Sunset At The Lavender Farm

Saturday, July 18, 2020 -
6:00pm to 8:30pm

What could be better than spending a relaxing evening on a lavender farm, eating delicious food and listening to great music while waiting for what (we hope) will be a spectacular sunset? The folks at Orchard View are again teaming up with good friend and caterer, Chef Ed Oliveira of The Angry Chouriço BBQ to provide you with an enjoyable evening while taking all the necessary precautions to keep everyone safe. BYOB and your favorite lawn chair or blanket. 

Saturday Nights under the Arbor at Alba Vineyard

Saturday, July 18, 2020 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm

Relax under the Arbor Saturday evenings, weather permitting, through September 26. This week's artist: Lorenzo Branca (guitarist/vocals). Food available for purchase: freshly made wood-fired pizza, caprese salad, paninis, and charcuterie. Wine Flights - priced at $18-$32/person, includes cover for music. Music from 6-8:30pm - $10 cover, does not include a wine flight. No one under 21 will be admitted.
 

Smooth Retsina Glow at SoMa Downtown Grill

Saturday, July 18, 2020 -
8:00pm to 11:00pm

Smooth Retsina Glow (S.R.G) is one of the most exciting and original bands to emerge from the Eastern PA music scene in some time, and have established themselves as a creative, dynamic, and energetic act.

Music under the Pergola at Villa Milagro: Julianna Sweeney

Sunday, July 19, 2020 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm

This 20-year-old singer-songwriter originally from Stewartsville has a style that has been noted to sound like a cross between Joni Mitchell, Fiona Apple, and Regina Spektor, with an essence of Coldplay.

Murder Mystery Dinner at Four Sisters Winery

Sunday, July 19, 2020 -
4:00pm to 7:00pm

Following CDC regulations, Four Sisters Winery reintroduces its popular interactive Murder Mystery dinner. The event begins with a formal wine tasting followed by a delicious plated dinner, dessert (and dessert wine); then a story unravels with murder, a victim and several suspects. 

Cost: $45/person + tax includes a souvenir wine glass and an educational vineyard tour. Maximum group size: 8 guests. Tickets are required and seating is limited. Please call the winery at 908-475-3671

 

Movie at Lopatcong Park: Toy Story 4

Tuesday, July 21, 2020 -
8:30pm to 10:30pm

Film begins at dusk - free admission. At the Veterans Pavilion in nice weather, or regular Pavilion in imperfect weather.

CSC's Family Front Porch Series: Miss Nelson is Missing!

Wednesday, July 22, 2020 - 11:00am

Teacher Miss Nelson can’t control her crazy classroom because she’s just too nice. But, when she disappears, her substitute is the no-nonsense Viola Swamp! With the big test approaching, the kids realize how much they miss their Miss Nelson, and they’ll do anything to get her back!

The performance will be hosted outside on the front porch of Centenary University’s Seay Building. Although this is a free event, reservations are required and limited. Please make your reservations here or call the box office: 908-979-0900.

Murder Mystery Dinner at Four Sisters Winery

Sunday, August 2, 2020 -
4:00pm to 7:00pm

Four Sisters Winery's popular interactive Murder Mystery dinners are back and following CDC regulations. The event begins with a formal wine tasting followed by a delicious plated dinner followed by dessert (and dessert wine); then a story unravels with murder, a victim and several suspects. $45/person + tax includes a souvenir wine glass and educational vineyard tour. Tickets are required and seating is limited. Please call 908-475-3671.

 

Friday Nights at Donaldson Farms featuring James Off Main

Friday, July 17, 2020 -
5:00pm to 9:00pm

Friday Nights at Donaldson Farms featuring James Off Main got off to a great start last week! This week's musical guest is is The Noble Bros. Band, a local favorite and Hackettstown hometown boys. Relax and enjoy delicious food and live music outdoors while surrounded by the stunning views of growing crop fields and mountain vistas. Bring your own adult beverages if you wish. Tickets are required to enter the event whether or not you plan to purchase food; all food is sold separately.

 
Continuing: 

Washington Farmers Market

Saturday, July 4, 2020 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
Saturday, July 11, 2020 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
Saturday, July 18, 2020 -
10:00am to 2:00pm

This weekly Farmers’ Market offers quality fruits and vegetables as well as specialty items with special events throughout the season. 

Uncle Floyd LIVE at Roy's Hall

Tuesday, July 28, 2020 -
8:00pm to 9:00pm

Watch online as Uncle Floyd performs LIVE from the stage at Roy's Hall in historic Blairstown, NJ. It's an interactive evening of hilarity and song at the grand piano. Multiple cameras, professional lighting, and superb audio provide an intimate entertainment experience that's the next best thing to being there in person. Call in and speak to Uncle Floyd or request a dedication.  Tickets are just $5.

 
Plan Ahead: 

Virtual Wine & Chocolate Pairing

Saturday, July 25, 2020

Back by popular demand! Delectable handmade chocolates from two different chocolatiers will be paired with two different wines. Sign up for the event ahead of time for your wine & chocolate to be shipped to you (or you may opt to pick up at the winery on 7/23), then join via Zoom for a guided virtual tasting and pairing.

SOLD OUT! - Annual Clam Bake at Brook Hollow Winery

Saturday, August 1, 2020 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm

A few tickets remain for this annual highlight, with Argyle Restaurant presenting the highest quality Scottish Fish n' Chips, clams, shrimp, hot dogs, burgers, corn on the cob, and macaroni salad; plus assorted cakes and watermelon for dessert. Live music, and giveaways, too! Tables will be spaced to adhere to social distance rules.

Audrey's Vineyard Kitchen

Saturday, August 8, 2020 - 6:00pm

Sign up now for this Virtual Wine event package that includes one bottle of Luz del Sol, one bottle of Fuego and the main ingredients for TWO easy and delicious Italian dishes. Then follow along with Audrey on Zoom for a virtual guided cooking experience and tasting in the vineyard kitchen.