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Warren County Wanderings

Starting October 12, 2016

“What could be more exciting than an October day? It's your birthday, Fourth of July and Christmas all rolled into one.” - Peggy Toney Horton

Another beautiful October weekend is in store, a perfect time for historic house tours, fall festivals, apple-picking, train rides, or just taking a drive (or pedal, or paddle) in the country. There's plenty of music in the air, and theater, too. Don't wait for the weekend - this week's edition offers you plenty of activities starting tonight. Happy Wanderings!

 
This Week: 

Dinner and Spirits with Lorraine Moore

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 6:00pm
Dinner begins at 6 pm; Lorraine begins promptly at 8 pm. Connect with loved ones "on the other side." $65/person. Make your reservation!

CSC Presents: Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Jersey Lily

Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 7:30pmFriday, October 14, 2016 - 8:00pmSaturday, October 15, 2016 - 8:00pmSunday, October 16, 2016 - 2:00pm
Written by Katie Forgette and performed in the Sitnik Theater. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's mastermind detective, Sherlock Holmes, Dr. Watson, and witty playwright Oscar Wilde, come to life in this delightful play as Holmes must find a blackmailer and stolen intimate letters exchanged with the Prince of Wales. The play is "...a quick-paced, witty... confection that goes down like iced lemonade on a summer scorcher." - Pioneer Press. Check the CSC website for special offers on tickets including the Thursday "Buy 1/Get 1." Runs through October 23.

Kids Paint Night

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Join us for a night of creativity and fun! $20/child includes finished painting on canvas and Philly Pretzel platter.

Apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima

Thursday, October 13, 2016 -
10:30am to 3:00pm
Join us at the Blue Army Shrine on Thursday, Oct. 13 for the 99th Anniversary of the 6th Apparition of Our Lady of Fatima with guest speaker the Most Rev. Andrew Apostoli and Main Celebrante the Most Rev. Nicholas DiMarzio.

Paint Night at Rutherfurd Hall

Thursday, October 13, 2016 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Calling aspiring artists and wine lovers... time to get your hands dirty and cup full! Join us for a night of art therapy!

Free Kayaking at White Lake

Friday, October 14, 2016 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, October 16, 2016 -
10:00am to 1:00pm
Enjoy free kayaking at Warren County's White Lake Natural Resource Area every Friday and Sunday in October.

Live Music at Brook Hollow Winery - Marty Koppel

Friday, October 14, 2016 - 6:30pm
Come enjoy free live music with family, friends, and delicious wines!

Live Music at The Inn at Millrace Pond: Jesse Bardwell

Friday, October 14, 2016 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Live music at the historic inn, restored  a1769 stone gristmill, features Jesse Bardwell, a musician born and raised in northwest New Jersey. With an innate calling to music, he started his musical career early on; Quimby Mountain Band formed in 2005 when he was 17 years old.

"Night Before the Tour" Patron Party

Friday, October 14, 2016 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Alba Vineyard hosts this anticipated annual event to kick off Pohatcong's 22nd Annual Historic House Tour - a wonderful evening of great people, fine wine, food, music and a silent auction. All proceeds benefit the Pohatcong History & Heritage Society and purchase of a Night Before ticket includes a complimentary ticket to the Self-Guided Historic House Tour the following day.

Pohatcong's Historic House Tour

Saturday, October 15, 2016
Celebrate the beautiful fall season in picturesque Warren County, New Jersey!  Enjoy an amazing day of driving through the scenic countryside around the Township of Pohatcong seeing beautiful sites with exclusive access to amazing historic houses. The starting poing for the 22nd Annual Tour is Alba Vineyard; tour hours are 10am-5pm
P.S.: After taking your self-guided tour, visit  Villa Milagro Vineyards. Show them your ticket or tour book and your wine tasting is free.

Plant Medicine Lecture

Saturday, October 15, 2016 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
Kerry Adams, a practicing herbalist of 36 years will present a lecture on using nature’s pharmacy for specific treatments.
Fly Tying Basics class at Pequest Trout Hatchery and Natural Resource Education Center

Fly Tying Basics at Pequest

Saturday, October 15, 2016 - 10:00am
Wildlife Conservation Corps volunteers Pierre Benoist and Jim Flatley will discuss basic fly tying techniques and equipment, as well as teach you how to tie some basic beginner flies.

Family Fishing Basics at Pequest

Saturday, October 15, 2016 - 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.

Guided Tours of Shippen Manor

Saturday, October 15, 2016 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Tour this Georgian-style manor, constructed in the mid-1700s of local stone with two-foot-thick stone walls and three immense chimneys, and learn about Warren County's early iron industry and the people who ran it and worked it.

Music under the Arbor at Alba Vineyard: Catmoondaddy

Saturday, October 15, 2016 -
1:30pm to 5:00pm
Enjoy live music by the area's most talented musicians under our arbor. Each week a different band will appear for your entertainment weather permitting.

Young Audience Series: Miss Nelson has a Field Day

Saturday, October 15, 2016 - 2:00pmSunday, October 16, 2016 - 5:00pmMonday, October 17, 2016 - 7:30pm
The Smedley Tornadoes have not only never won a football game, they have never scored a single point!  Coach Armstrong goes bonkers and Miss Nelson decides to enlist the no-nonsense substitute, Coach Viola Swamp, to whip the team into shape for the big Thanksgiving day game.  Do the Smedley Tornadoes dare lose again? Presented by the Centenary Stage Company's Young Audience Series; This musical is appropriate for grades K-5.

Live Music at Brook Hollow Winery - John Cain

Saturday, October 15, 2016 -
1:30pm to 4:00pm
Come enjoy free live music with family, friends, and delicious wines!

Crystal Bowersox with Jono Manson at Roy's Hall

Saturday, October 15, 2016 - 8:00pm
Her rich amalgam of blues, country, folk and rock makes this 2010 American Idol runner-up one of the most dynamic young voices in music to come along in years.  Singer/songwriter Jono Manson, a frequent collaborator of Crystal’s, opens the show.
Hunter Education class at Pequest Trout Hatchery and Natural Resource Education Center

Hunter Education at Pequest

Sunday, October 16, 2016 - 8:00am
The fall rush is on so get ready for hunting seas now by taking your Hunter Education class at the hatchery. You must have your completed homework with you at the class and be pre-registered.
Oktoberfest of Golf at Apple Mountain

Oktoberfest of Golf at Apple Mountain

Sunday, October 16, 2016 - 11:30am
It's a tradition at Apple Mountain: a golf tournament, German buffet and beers, and live German entertainment by Gisela.

Music under the Arbor at Alba Vineyard: Kathy Phillips Trio

Sunday, October 16, 2016 -
1:00pm to 4:30pm
Enjoy live music by the area's most talented musicians under our arbor.
Riverside Fall Festival on Sunday, October 16 at Ramsaysburg Historic Homestead

Riverside Fall Festival

Sunday, October 16, 2016 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Music, storytelling by the campfire, pumpkin painting, corn husk dolls, wine tasting, historic site tours, refreshments, a smokehouse bacon demonstration by Myron Baley and more.

Live Music at Brook Hollow Winery - George Baier

Sunday, October 16, 2016 -
1:30pm to 4:00pm
Come enjoy free live music with family, friends, and delicious wines!

Jazz at Rutherfurd Hall: Houston Person, Tenor Sax, with the Dave Leonhardt Trio

Sunday, October 16, 2016 -
3:00pm to 5:00pm
Houston Person with the Dave Leonhardt Trio at Rutherfurd Hall on October 16
Jazz at Rutherfurd Hall on Sunday, October 16 will feature one of the top tenor saxophonists in the country, Houston Person, backed by the Dave Leonhardt Trio, playing tunes from America’s great composers.
 
Plan Ahead: 

Oktoberfest to benefit DASACC

Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 6:00pm
DASACC’s Oktoberfest will be held  under the “big tent” at Donaldson Farms. Doors will open at 6 p.m.

Harvest Food Truck & Wine Festival

Saturday, October 22, 2016 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, October 23, 2016 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm
You are probably thinking the festivities have ended at Alba Vineyard.  Well, we say it ain't over till the "big man" sings!

Barefoot Grape Stomping at Four Sisters Winery

Saturday, October 22, 2016 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Stomp to the music and feel the sensation between your toes. Enjoy a formal wine tasting, delicious spaghetti and meatballs dinner with tossed salad and homemade breads, wine cellar tour and ending with a dessert wine tasting. Reservations required.

Soap Making at Well-Sweep

Saturday, October 22, 2016 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Learn how to make all natural, homemade soap. Various methods and ingredients will be covered.
 
Continuing: 

Warren County Winery Train

Weekends through October, enjoy a beautiful journey along the scenic Delaware River behind New Jersey's only operating steam locomotive and visit Villa Milagro,  to one of New Jersey's most beautiful Vineyards. The train will take you to the end of  our line where you will board a bus for the short trip to the winery. Ride the train each Saturday and Sunday departing the Phillipsburg station at 11am.

Family Harvest Weekends at Four Sisters Winery

Saturday, October 15, 2016 to Sunday, October 16, 2016
Every weekend in October will be Family Harvest Weekend.  We will have our vino cafe menu, wine tasting, corn maze, pumpkin picking and fun for the whole family.

 

Delaware River Railroad Excursions - Pumpkin Picking and Corn Maze

Saturday, October 15, 2016 to Sunday, October 16, 2016
The Great Pumpkin Train  runs weekends, October 1-30
Every train is "The great Pumpkin Train" in October!

Harvest Festival Weekends at Donaldson Farms

Saturday, October 15, 2016 to Sunday, October 16, 2016
Donaldson Farms Harvest Festival Weekends 2016 dates and hours (weather permitting):
Oct 8-9, Oct 15-16, Oct 22-23
Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Hayride of Horrors at Corrado's Farm

Friday, October 14, 2016 - 6:30pm to Sunday, October 16, 2016 - 6:30pm
Ready for the 2016 Haunting Season! 
Corrado's Farm: Home of the Hayride of Horrors & Haunted House. Operating Friday, Saturday and Sunday for the month of October. 

Fall Yoga Program at White Lake

Sunday, October 16, 2016 - 8:30am
Join certified Yoga Teacher Kate McGuiness for a series of six classes - on Sundays, Sept. 11, 18 & 25, October 2, 9 & 16 - for a one hour, all levels Hatha Yoga class.
 
Community Corner: 

WCArts Film Presentation: Feathers and Fur

Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 7:00pm
George L. Johnson, naturalist and photographer, will present  Feathers and Fur, his 60-minute film that features the wildlife of northern NJ.

Marching Band Competition at North Warren

Saturday, October 15, 2016 -
6:00pm to 10:00pm
"Music Under the Stars" Marching Band Competition, with 11 bands and performance by host school, 6-10 p.m. $10/adults; $5/kids grades K-12; free for seniors and preschoolers. 908-362-8211

27th Annual Truckfest

Sunday, October 16, 2016 -
9:00am to 4:00pm
Warren County Habitat for Humanity benefit; with truck displays, live music, children's activities, product demonstrations, trophies and vendors. 908-454-6973

Designer Bag Bingo & Tricky Tray to benefit PHS Cheerleading

Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 1:00pm
Doors open at 12pm and games start at 1pm for  Phillipsburg High School Cheerleading Designer Bag Bingo and Tricky Tray!

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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: 

Dinner and Spirits with Lorraine Moore

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 6:00pm

Dinner begins at 6 pm; Lorraine begins promptly at 8 pm. Connect with loved ones "on the other side." $65/person. Make your reservation!

CSC Presents: Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Jersey Lily

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 2:00pm
Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 7:30pm
Friday, October 14, 2016 - 8:00pm
Saturday, October 15, 2016 - 8:00pm
Sunday, October 16, 2016 - 2:00pm

Written by Katie Forgette and performed in the Sitnik Theater. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's mastermind detective, Sherlock Holmes, Dr. Watson, and witty playwright Oscar Wilde, come to life in this delightful play as Holmes must find a blackmailer and stolen intimate letters exchanged with the Prince of Wales. The play is "...a quick-paced, witty... confection that goes down like iced lemonade on a summer scorcher." - Pioneer Press. Check the CSC website for special offers on tickets including the Thursday "Buy 1/Get 1." Runs through October 23.

Kids Paint Night

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm

Join us for a night of creativity and fun! $20/child includes finished painting on canvas and Philly Pretzel platter.

Apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima

Thursday, October 13, 2016 -
10:30am to 3:00pm

Join us at the Blue Army Shrine on Thursday, Oct. 13 for the 99th Anniversary of the 6th Apparition of Our Lady of Fatima with guest speaker the Most Rev. Andrew Apostoli and Main Celebrante the Most Rev. Nicholas DiMarzio.

Paint Night at Rutherfurd Hall

Thursday, October 13, 2016 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

Calling aspiring artists and wine lovers... time to get your hands dirty and cup full! Join us for a night of art therapy!

Free Kayaking at White Lake

Friday, October 14, 2016 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, October 16, 2016 -
10:00am to 1:00pm

Enjoy free kayaking at Warren County's White Lake Natural Resource Area every Friday and Sunday in October.

Live Music at The Inn at Millrace Pond: Jesse Bardwell

Friday, October 14, 2016 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

Live music at the historic inn, restored  a1769 stone gristmill, features Jesse Bardwell, a musician born and raised in northwest New Jersey. With an innate calling to music, he started his musical career early on; Quimby Mountain Band formed in 2005 when he was 17 years old.

"Night Before the Tour" Patron Party

Friday, October 14, 2016 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

Alba Vineyard hosts this anticipated annual event to kick off Pohatcong's 22nd Annual Historic House Tour - a wonderful evening of great people, fine wine, food, music and a silent auction. All proceeds benefit the Pohatcong History & Heritage Society and purchase of a Night Before ticket includes a complimentary ticket to the Self-Guided Historic House Tour the following day.

Pohatcong's Historic House Tour

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Celebrate the beautiful fall season in picturesque Warren County, New Jersey!  Enjoy an amazing day of driving through the scenic countryside around the Township of Pohatcong seeing beautiful sites with exclusive access to amazing historic houses. The starting poing for the 22nd Annual Tour is Alba Vineyard; tour hours are 10am-5pm

P.S.: After taking your self-guided tour, visit  Villa Milagro Vineyards. Show them your ticket or tour book and your wine tasting is free.

Plant Medicine Lecture

Saturday, October 15, 2016 -
10:00am to 12:00pm

Kerry Adams, a practicing herbalist of 36 years will present a lecture on using nature’s pharmacy for specific treatments.

Fly Tying Basics class at Pequest Trout Hatchery and Natural Resource Education Center

Fly Tying Basics at Pequest

Saturday, October 15, 2016 - 10:00am

Wildlife Conservation Corps volunteers Pierre Benoist and Jim Flatley will discuss basic fly tying techniques and equipment, as well as teach you how to tie some basic beginner flies.

Family Fishing Basics at Pequest

Saturday, October 15, 2016 - 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.

Guided Tours of Shippen Manor

Saturday, October 15, 2016 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm

Tour this Georgian-style manor, constructed in the mid-1700s of local stone with two-foot-thick stone walls and three immense chimneys, and learn about Warren County's early iron industry and the people who ran it and worked it.

Young Audience Series: Miss Nelson has a Field Day

Saturday, October 15, 2016 - 2:00pm
Sunday, October 16, 2016 - 5:00pm
Monday, October 17, 2016 - 7:30pm

The Smedley Tornadoes have not only never won a football game, they have never scored a single point!  Coach Armstrong goes bonkers and Miss Nelson decides to enlist the no-nonsense substitute, Coach Viola Swamp, to whip the team into shape for the big Thanksgiving day game.  Do the Smedley Tornadoes dare lose again? Presented by the Centenary Stage Company's Young Audience Series; This musical is appropriate for grades K-5.

Crystal Bowersox with Jono Manson at Roy's Hall

Saturday, October 15, 2016 - 8:00pm

Her rich amalgam of blues, country, folk and rock makes this 2010 American Idol runner-up one of the most dynamic young voices in music to come along in years.  Singer/songwriter Jono Manson, a frequent collaborator of Crystal’s, opens the show.

Hunter Education class at Pequest Trout Hatchery and Natural Resource Education Center

Hunter Education at Pequest

Sunday, October 16, 2016 - 8:00am

The fall rush is on so get ready for hunting seas now by taking your Hunter Education class at the hatchery. You must have your completed homework with you at the class and be pre-registered.

Riverside Fall Festival on Sunday, October 16 at Ramsaysburg Historic Homestead

Riverside Fall Festival

Sunday, October 16, 2016 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm

Music, storytelling by the campfire, pumpkin painting, corn husk dolls, wine tasting, historic site tours, refreshments, a smokehouse bacon demonstration by Myron Baley and more.

Guided Tours of Shippen Manor

Saturday, November 5, 2016 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm

Tour this Georgian-style manor, constructed in the mid-1700s of local stone with two-foot-thick stone walls and three immense chimneys, and learn about Warren County's early iron industry and the people who ran it and worked it.

Winter Winery Vendor Fair

Sunday, December 11, 2016 -
11:00am to 5:00pm

Your one stop shop can be found at Brook Hollow Winery this year! Sip and shop with a variety of vendors. Find something for everyone on your list this year.

 
Continuing: 

Warren County Winery Train

Saturday, October 8, 2016 to Sunday, October 9, 2016

Weekends through October, enjoy a beautiful journey along the scenic Delaware River behind New Jersey's only operating steam locomotive and visit Villa Milagro,  to one of New Jersey's most beautiful Vineyards. The train will take you to the end of  our line where you will board a bus for the short trip to the winery. Ride the train each Saturday and Sunday departing the Phillipsburg station at 11am.

Family Harvest Weekends at Four Sisters Winery

Saturday, October 15, 2016 to Sunday, October 16, 2016

Every weekend in October will be Family Harvest Weekend.  We will have our vino cafe menu, wine tasting, corn maze, pumpkin picking and fun for the whole family.


 

Harvest Festival Weekends at Donaldson Farms

Saturday, October 15, 2016 to Sunday, October 16, 2016

Donaldson Farms Harvest Festival Weekends 2016 dates and hours (weather permitting):
Oct 8-9, Oct 15-16, Oct 22-23
Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Hayride of Horrors at Corrado's Farm

Friday, October 14, 2016 - 6:30pm to Sunday, October 16, 2016 - 6:30pm

Ready for the 2016 Haunting Season! 

Corrado's Farm: Home of the Hayride of Horrors & Haunted House. Operating Friday, Saturday and Sunday for the month of October. 

Fall Yoga Program at White Lake

Sunday, October 2, 2016 - 8:30am
Sunday, October 9, 2016 - 8:30am
Sunday, October 16, 2016 - 8:30am

Join certified Yoga Teacher Kate McGuiness for a series of six classes - on Sundays, Sept. 11, 18 & 25, October 2, 9 & 16 - for a one hour, all levels Hatha Yoga class.

 
Community Corner: 

Marching Band Competition at North Warren

Saturday, October 15, 2016 -
6:00pm to 10:00pm

"Music Under the Stars" Marching Band Competition, with 11 bands and performance by host school, 6-10 p.m. $10/adults; $5/kids grades K-12; free for seniors and preschoolers. 908-362-8211

27th Annual Truckfest

Sunday, October 16, 2016 -
9:00am to 4:00pm

Warren County Habitat for Humanity benefit; with truck displays, live music, children's activities, product demonstrations, trophies and vendors. 908-454-6973

 
Plan Ahead: 

Oktoberfest to benefit DASACC

Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 6:00pm

DASACC’s Oktoberfest will be held  under the “big tent” at Donaldson Farms. Doors will open at 6 p.m.

Harvest Food Truck & Wine Festival

Saturday, October 22, 2016 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, October 23, 2016 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm

Join us for our last festival of the year and celebrate the end of another great harvest, with cuisine from the region’s best food trucks, Alba’s estate wines, and live music by The VooDUDES.

 

Barefoot Grape Stomping at Four Sisters Winery

Saturday, October 22, 2016 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm

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. $35/person plus tax and 10% gratuity.  Reservations required. Book early as this event will sell out every time. Call 908-475-3671.

Soap Making at Well-Sweep

Saturday, October 22, 2016 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm

Learn how to make all natural, homemade soap. Various methods and ingredients will be covered.

Evergreen Christmas Tree Workshop

Saturday, December 10, 2016 -
10:00am to 12:00pm

Create a long-lasting festive tree for your holiday table using fresh boxwood, holly and assorted winter greens. You will then decorate with pine cones, stars, ribbon and other novelties.