Starting October 13, 2021 | Explore Warren

 

Starting October 13, 2021

Think of it as Kleenex is to tissues, Taylor Ham is to Pork Roll - from JerseyPorkRoll.com - courtesy of Dr. Google

If you suspect the photo above was NOT taken in Warren County, you are correct, and hope you can forgive us. Meet Slice, a mascot of the Trenton Thunder Minor League Baseball team, who will be attending Phillipsburg’s Pork Roll Palooza this Saturday! Let’s “roll” out the red carpet for this unique celebrity, shall we?

Slice aside, if attending a celebration in honor of processed meat is not at the top of your hit parade, never fear! This weekend features Blairstown’s Fall Festival with its eagerly anticipated Bed Race revival (plus two concerts at Roy’s Hall), kayaking at Rutherfurd Hall, a car show, the inaugural Grains & Gears bike ride, Centenary Stage Company’s annual Fringe Festival kickoff, ample opportunities for wine tasting, and more! Live music and fun fall farm activities can be found just about everywhere these days. You don’t have to venture far to find amusement and enrichment; it’s all right here.

Happy Wanderings!

 
This Week: 

Fringe Festival: Nine Day Wonder

Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 7:30pm
Friday, October 15, 2021 - 8:00pm
Saturday, October 16, 2021 - 8:00pm
Sunday, October 17, 2021 - 2:00pm

A performance to make us all think about our ambitions, Nine Day Wonder is a comedy by and starring Stephen Temperley that takes place both in the past and present. When Will, a contemporary man, is faced with a moment of ultimate crisis, to distance himself from reality he splits in two, becoming Will Kemp, Shakespeare’s famous fool.

Sideline – The Bluegrass Powerhouse at Roy's Hall

Friday, October 15, 2021 - 8:00pm

This pedigreed six-piece powerhouse has set the pace in Bluegrass for over two decades. To listen to Sideline reminds the fan of why so many people fall in love with Bluegrass in the first place; pulse-pounding drive, songs sung from the heart, perfected timing and dynamics - it's the embodiment of the North Carolina Bluegrass sound. With Serene Green opening.

Autumn Wreath Workshop

Saturday, October 16, 2021 -
10:00am to 12:00pm

Create 16” wreath using a grapevine base and a wide selection of dried flowers, artemisia, seed pods, and more; color schemed to your choice. Reservations are required. $44.

Blairstown Fall Festival

Saturday, October 16, 2021 -
11:00am to 4:00pm

Last held in the late 1990’s, The Blairstown Bed Races were a community favorite that long-time residents fondly remember. The BEC is bringing back this cherished event to bring the community together for a fun and festive day and to raise funds for the restoration of the Footbridge Park, village district, and other projects to benefit the community at large. Attendance and parking are FREE!

Phillipsburg Pork Roll Palooza

Saturday, October 16, 2021 -
11:00am to 5:00pm

It's finallly here! Fried, seared or grilled, however you like your Pork Roll, you’ll be able to enjoy it that way at Shappell Park right in the heart of Phillipsburg. Enjoy the games, music, and, of course, delicious food. Fun for the whole family.

Fall Foliage Paddle Days @ Rutherfurd Hall

Saturday, October 16, 2021 -
12:00pm to 3:00pm
Sunday, October 24, 2021 -
12:00pm to 3:00pm

Explore Allamuchy Lake at the beautiful time of year. Rentals include boat, life jacket and paddle.

Great Authors Out Loud - Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull

Saturday, October 16, 2021 - 2:00pm

Centenary Stage Company’s Great Authors Out Loud Series returns with a staged reading of Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull, which tells the story of famed actress Arkadina who visits her family with her young lover Trigorin in tow. This event, held in the Sitnick Theatre, is free to attend, and advanced reservations require a $5 donation. 

Wine Tasting on the Musky

Saturday, October 16, 2021 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm

Musconetcong Watershed Association presents Wine Tasting on the Musky. Enjoy fine wines, craft beers, and hard ciders on the banks of the Wild & Scenic Musconetcong River. There will be food trucks, yard games, duck race and live music, provided by Grover Kemble!  Admission is $30 prepaid or $35 at the door.

Scott Sharrard Band w/Cassidy & Bryan of The Outcrops

Saturday, October 16, 2021 - 8:00pm

Scott Sharrard is best known as lead guitarist and music director for the Gregg Allman Band and is now the newest member of Little featuring Cassidy Rain & Bryan Schroeder of The Outcrops.

Grains & Gears Ride

Sunday, October 17, 2021 -
12:00pm to 6:00pm

Riders were to have registered Oct. 1 to bike the beautiful countryside of Warren County, but feel free to join in the festivities, cheer them on, and experience great craft beers at either brewery!

10th Annual Troop 54, Where Are You? Car Show

Sunday, October 17, 2021 -
1:00pm to 5:00pm

Boy Scouts of America Troop 54 presents its annual Car Show:  Car Troop 54, Where Are You? Bring your wheels or just come out to see the cars and trucks that others have entered in the show while you enjoy food and music. Dash Plaques for the first 50 cars registered.

 
Continuing: 

Evening Music Under the Arbor @ Alba Vineyard

Friday, October 15, 2021 -
5:00pm to 7:30pm
Saturday, October 16, 2021 -
5:00pm to 7:30pm

Friday: Tony Forliano. Saturday: Walt Bibinger. Both artists are guitarists. Enjoy a relaxing evening of wine, food and music under the arbor. 

Weekend Live Music at Brook Hollow Winery

Friday, October 15, 2021 -
6:00pm to 8:30pm
Saturday, October 16, 2021 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, October 17, 2021 -
1:30pm to 4:00pm

Spend part of your afternoon at Brook Hollow Winery and Event Facility for live music. Enjoy music with Rich Berry on Friday, Michael Long on Saturday and George Baier on Sunday.

Corrado's Hayride of Horrors & Haunted House

Friday, October 15, 2021 -
6:30pm to 9:30pm
Saturday, October 16, 2021 -
6:30pm to 9:30pm
Sunday, October 17, 2021 -
6:30pm to 9:30pm

The Corrado Family has been brightening dark Autumn nights with frights and chills for more than 20 years! Operating Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings through October 30.

October Movie Night @ Invertase Brewing Co.

Friday, October 1, 2021 -
7:30pm to 9:30pm
Friday, October 8, 2021 -
7:30pm to 9:30pm
Friday, October 15, 2021 -
7:30pm to 9:30pm
Friday, October 22, 2021 -
7:30pm to 9:30pm
Friday, October 29, 2021 -
7:30pm to 9:30pm

Every Friday night during October is movie night. Enjoy classic Halloween movies everyone loves to see! Free for all! Outdoors, weather permitting...indoors if it's not! Buck's BBQ will be located nearby too! Make a night of it with great beer, good friends and good fun!

Live Music at Panther Pub

Friday, October 15, 2021 -
8:00pm to 11:00pm
Sunday, October 17, 2021 -
4:00pm to 7:00pm

Brian & Brian on Friday, Caren Kennedy Duo on Sunday. Call 908-441-6127 to book a table!

Blairstown Farmers Market

Saturday, October 2, 2021 -
9:30am to 1:00pm
Saturday, October 9, 2021 -
9:30am to 1:00pm
Saturday, October 16, 2021 -
9:30am to 1:00pm

Come see your favorite local farmers and food producers at the Blairstown Farmers Market!

The Great Pumpkin Train @ Delaware River Railroad Excursions

Saturday, October 2, 2021 -
11:00am to 3:30pm
Sunday, October 3, 2021 -
11:00am to 3:30pm
Saturday, October 9, 2021 -
11:00am to 3:30pm
Sunday, October 10, 2021 -
11:00am to 2:00pm
Saturday, October 16, 2021 -
11:00am to 3:30pm
Sunday, October 17, 2021 -
11:00am to 2:00pm
Saturday, October 23, 2021 -
11:00am to 3:00pm
Sunday, October 24, 2021 -
11:00am to 2:00pm
Saturday, October 30, 2021 -
11:00am to 3:30pm
Sunday, October 31, 2021 -
11:00am to 2:00pm

When riding the Great Pumpkin Train, every child gets to pick his or her own pumpkin from the pumpkin patch. Trips leave 11am, 12:30pm, 2pm and 3:30pm. Also visit the Ol' Susquehanna Mine and or Corn Maze (additional fee required), and free use of the picnic grove.

Afternoon Music Under the Arbor @ Alba Vineyard

Saturday, October 16, 2021 -
12:00pm to 3:30pm
Sunday, October 17, 2021 -
12:00pm to 3:30pm

Enjoy an afternoon of wine, food, and music at Alba Vineyard. Joe Wagner Jazz Trio on Saturday; Corinne Mammana Quartet on Sunday. All guests must be 21+

Wine & Song at Four Sisters/Tao Winery

Saturday, October 16, 2021 -
12:30pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, October 17, 2021 -
12:30pm to 5:00pm

A weekend for the family at the winery featuring live music, great food from the Bistro Menu, wine tasting ($5/person), as well as wine by the glass or bottle. Richie G will play  pop, modern country, acoustic and classic rock on Saturday; the renowned Uptown Boogie Band will perform blues, swing and boogie on Sunday.

Music at Milagro

Saturday, October 16, 2021 -
1:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, October 17, 2021 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm

Pack a picnic, invite some friends and lull away the afternoon with great wines, music and spectacular views! Call for details on artists and performance times: 908-995-2072. Staples/Harris Duo this weekend.

Live Music @ Little Ridge Vineyard

Saturday, September 25, 2021 -
3:00pm to 6:00pm
Sunday, September 26, 2021 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Saturday, October 2, 2021 -
3:00pm to 6:00pm
Sunday, October 3, 2021 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Saturday, October 9, 2021 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Saturday, October 16, 2021 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, October 17, 2021 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Saturday, October 23, 2021 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, October 24, 2021 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Saturday, October 30, 2021 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm

Enjoy the musical of Scott Carl on Saturday and Scott Messina on Sunday at Little Ridge Vineyards. Tasting room will be open 12pm- 5pm. Outdoor seating is available though you are welcome to bring blankets and chairs.

Live Music at Tiptons Tavern

Live music most weekends during October; indoors and outdoors, set times vary. Oct. 15 Bill Ihling will play 6-9 on Friday, 10/15, and Avenue 16 will perform on the Outdoor Patio 4-7. Check website for detailed schedule. Also offering limited-time Oktoberfest menu items. 

Fall Harvest Weekends at Donaldson Farms

Saturday, October 9, 2021
Sunday, October 10, 2021
Monday, October 11, 2021
Saturday, October 16, 2021
Saturday, October 23, 2021
Sunday, October 24, 2021
Saturday, October 30, 2021
Sunday, October 31, 2021

Fall fun is here! Fall Harvest Weekends run Saturdays, Sundays & Columbus Day throughout October! Visit Donaldson's for Apple & Pumpkin picking, hayrides, corn maze, corn cannon, visits with the Ponies, fresh cooked food, apple cider, apple cider donuts, and tons of fresh-air fun for your family and friends!

Fall Fest Weekends at Tranquillity Farms

Saturday, October 9, 2021
Sunday, October 10, 2021
Monday, October 11, 2021
Saturday, October 16, 2021
Sunday, October 17, 2021
Saturday, October 23, 2021
Sunday, October 24, 2021
Saturday, October 30, 2021
Sunday, October 31, 2021

Pre purchase TICKETS. Activities will run weekends through October 31:  Hayrides to the pumpkin field or walk to Pumpkin Patch, Corn Maze, pumpkin picking, Cow Train, Pumpkin Launchers, Bounce pillow, and fall refreshments.

Fall Festival Weekends at VonThun Farms

Saturday, October 9, 2021
Sunday, October 10, 2021
Monday, October 11, 2021
Saturday, October 16, 2021
Sunday, October 17, 2021
Saturday, October 23, 2021
Sunday, October 24, 2021
Saturday, October 30, 2021
Sunday, October 31, 2021

Get lost in the interactive corn maze or look for the perfect pumpkin. Take a hayride, pick apples, take aim with the corn cannons or browse the farm market for fresh produce, baked goods and more. There's also an activity area with 20+ family-friendly activities!

Warren County Farmers Market

Sunday, October 3, 2021 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
Sunday, October 10, 2021 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
Sunday, October 17, 2021 -
10:00am to 2:00pm

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, and live music has been known to happen there!

Brunch @ Asbury Coffee Mill

Sunday, September 26, 2021 -
11:00am to 1:00pm
Sunday, October 3, 2021 -
11:00am to 1:00pm
Sunday, October 10, 2021 -
11:00am to 1:00pm
Sunday, October 17, 2021 -
11:00am to 1:00pm
Sunday, October 24, 2021 -
11:00am to 1:00pm
Sunday, October 31, 2021 -
11:00am to 1:00pm

Claudia and Liliana perform during Sunday brunch!

 
Community Corner: 

Pork BBQ Dinner @ Blairstown Hose Company

Saturday, October 16, 2021 -
5:00pm to 7:00pm

A take out only fundraiser for Blairstown fire company. Tickets are $15 each and include BBQ pulled pork, baked beans, coleslaw, baked potato, roll and dessert!

 
Plan Ahead: 

Kids Canvas Painting @ Rutherfurd Hall

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm

Calling all kids! Come get creative having a spook-tacular time learning, step-by step, how to paint these festive pumpkins! We will be painting on stretched canvas with acrylic paint. All ages & abilities welcome. Kids under 7 must be accompanied by an adult. All supplies included.

A Tale of Two Cities, Cobbled Together by the Brothers Lovejoy

Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 7:30pm
Friday, October 22, 2021 - 8:00pm
Saturday, October 23, 2021 - 8:00pm
Sunday, October 24, 2021 - 2:00pm

Centenary Stage Company’s Fringe Festival continues with A Tale of Two Cities, Cobbled Together by the Brothers Lovejoy. One epic. Two brothers. What could go wrong? Avery (Ezra Barnes) and Bunce Lovejoy (Michael Gabriel Goodfriend) are brothers who share a dilapidated home, and are obsessed with A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens’ classic story of love and loneliness, rags and riches, revenge and sacrifice set in the turmoil of the French Revolution. They reenact the novel, playing all the characters themselves and putting their own stamp on them. Tickets range from $22.50 to $27.50 for adults and can be purchased at centenarystageco.org or by calling the CSC box office at 908-979-0900.

Take-out Roast Beef Dinner at Buttzville UMC

Saturday, October 23, 2021 -
4:30pm to 6:30pm

Stay safe inside your vehicle! Take-out only Roast Beef dinner with dessert. $15 per meal. Please drive in the back (cemetery entrance) to payment station near the clothing shed, then proceed to the take-out window where a runner will take your tickets and bring your to-go bags to you. 908-453-2301.

AJ Croix & The Devil's Right Hand Band

Saturday, October 23, 2021 - 8:00pm

A.J. Croix and The Devil’s Right Hand Band is a progressive country band (not to be confused with modern pop country). Their music pays tribute to the early generation of outlaw country songwriters like Merle Haggard, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson and Guy Clark, as well as to progressive country songwriters such as Jason Isbell, Hayes Carll, Steve Earle and James McMurtry.

Hometown Halloween in Washington Borough

Saturday, October 30, 2021 -
3:00pm to 5:00pm

Get dressed up and into the Spirit of Halloween! Hometown Halloween is family fun for kids of all ages featuring a kids costume contest and a pet costume contest. Trick or Treat at participating downtown merchants, and DJ Mitch Hess will be spinning some Halloween tunes.

Trunk or Treat at Corrado's Farm

Saturday, October 30, 2021 -
4:00pm to 6:30pm

Corrado's Farm presents its first-ever Trunk or Treat! Please register by October 27 to participate and enjoy free admission; trunk decorating contest optional. Food-Music-Games- Prizes. Gates open at 3pm for trunk decorators, and decorations must be finished by 3:45pm for the 4pm event. Registration forms must be completed and emailed to corradosfarm2@aol.com by Oct. 27. Discounted Hayride prices available directly after the event. Call 973-942-4448.

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