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Starting October 3, 2018

"I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers." - L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

October is the heart of corn maze season! We've got plenty of them, from the Purple Heart-themed maze at The Farm in Harmony pictured here, to the one you'll find when you take the Delaware River Railroad Excursion's Great Pumpkin Train, to the ones at Corrado's Farm, Donaldson Farms, Tranquillity Farms and VonThun Farms. Find the full list of corn mazes, pumpkin patches, apple orchards and hay rides in our Fall Farm Fun guide! Read on to find out what else is happening this weekend, and for lots of Plan Ahead items too, so you can buy your tickets before the events are sold out. Meanwhile, welcome to the newcomers who signed up for this newsletter at the recent Warren County Preservation Day, Festival in the Borough, and online. Happy Wanderings!

This Week: 

4th Annual Architects Oktoberfest Beer Scramble

Friday, October 5, 2018 -
10:00am to 7:00pm
Want a day of golf and beer? Then, this is the event for you! ID is required to attend.

Dried Flower Arrangement at Well-Sweep Herb Farm

Saturday, October 6, 2018 - 10:00am
Turn a vase into a lovely, lasting masterpiece using a colorful array of dried flowers grown here at Well-Sweep Herb Farm, as Louise guides you through this fun fall project.

Buck Hill's Oktoberfest

Saturday, October 6, 2018 -
11:00am to 11:00pm
Stop on by for some traditional German fare to fill your belly. While there, try some of their new brews. 

12th Annual Hackettstown Community Day

Saturday, October 6, 2018 -
11:00am to 4:00pm
Fun day for all ages, with entertainment and activities broadcast live by WRNJ. Community Day is geared toward public awareness of the various non-profit agencies, Iocal businesses, clubs and organizations. Interactive displays, food and giveaways will be provided by local businesses, and everything at Community Day is free to the public.

Family Harvest Weekend at Four Sisters Winery

Saturday, October 6, 2018 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, October 7, 2018 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm
All through the month of October enjoy Family Harvest Weekends. Take a tractor drawn hayride to pick your own pumpkins or find your way through Cornelius's Corn Maze.

Alba Vineyard's Music under the Arbor: Eric Mintel Quartet

Saturday, October 6, 2018 - 1:30pm
Come listen to the sounds by Eric Mintel Quartet. $15/person includes wine tasting or your choice of one glass of wine from the Arbor selection.

Live Music at Brook Hollow Winery - Rich Ortiz

Saturday, October 6, 2018 - 2:00pm
Enjoy listening to Rich Ortiz. Wine is available for purchase by the glass or bottle.

Barefoot Grape Stomping at Four Sisters Winery

Saturday, October 6, 2018 -
5:00pm to 8:00pm
It's Stomping Time! A bit of nostalgia, a tasting of wine, something to do with friends for a special time!

Nicoletta Nights at Alba: Pasta Perfection

Saturday, October 6, 2018 - 5:30pm
Enjoy culinary creations from Osteria Morini, award-winning wines from Alba Vineyard, and live music under the arbor.

Shades of Death Half Marathon and The 6.66 Devils Run

Sunday, October 7, 2018 - 9:00am
Run a half marathon or the 6.66-mile Devils Run in the 8th Annual Shades Of Death Race, routed in part along the mysterious but scenic Shades of Death Road. Then enjoy the post event party with a DJ, refreshments, awards, prize drawings, and more.

Riverside Fall Festival at Ramsaysburg Historic Homestead

Sunday, October 7, 2018 -
10:00am to 4:00pm
The festival is free, rain or shine, with activities to include quilting exhibits, a ribbon-cutting of our newly established interpretive trail, Boy Scout demonstrations of pioneer skills, lace making, apple tasting, cider making, a smokehouse demonstration with Myron Baley's famous bacon, woodworking exhibitions, and more. Humpty Junior's will be offering tasty, seasonal refreshments. At 2pm railroad historian Chuck Walsh will give a presentation on “The Lackawanna Cut-Off and Railroads of Knowlton.”

Crafters & Artisan Fair at Donaldson Farms

Sunday, October 7, 2018 -
11:00am to 4:00pm
Start off the fall season shopping outdoors in the fresh farm air! Support local artists and crafters who will be selling a piece of their creativity.

2nd Annual Autumn Adventure Fest Community Day

Sunday, October 7, 2018 -
11:00am to 4:00pm
Fall fun day in Blairstown! Bring the family for this action packed event including a climbing wall, canoeing/kayaking, live music, vendors, face painting and more.

Apple Festival at TreeLicious Orchards

Sunday, October 7, 2018 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm
Bring the family for a fun filled day including music, food, games, vendors, meditation painting sessions and the beautiful colors of fall!

Music on the Deck with Anker at Four Sisters Winery

Sunday, October 7, 2018 -
12:30pm to 4:30pm
Listen to some acoustic rock, Americana and folk music influenced by Collective Soul, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty and John Mellencamp while you enjoy some wine outside on the deck.

Music under the Arbor - Last Thursday Band

Sunday, October 7, 2018 -
1:00pm to 4:30pm
Enjoy live music by the area's most talented musicians under our arbor. Each week a different band appears for your entertainment.

Live Music at Brook Hollow: Andy Rimer

Sunday, October 7, 2018 - 1:30pm
Come enjoy free live music with family, friends, and delicious wines! Wine is available for purchase by the bottle or glass at retail value. 

Jazz at Rutherfurd Hall: Ann Hampton Callaway Sings Ella Fitzgerald

Sunday, October 7, 2018 - 7:30pm
Ann Hampton Callaway has a unique singing style that blends jazz and traditional pop, making her a mainstay in concert halls, theaters and jazz clubs as well as in the recording studio, on television, and in film. 

Open Mic Night at Mama's Cafe Baci

Monday, October 1, 2018 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm
Monday, October 8, 2018 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm
Monday, October 15, 2018 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm
Monday, October 22, 2018 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm
Open Mic Night is available to single or duo acoustic players and vocalists. No amps, drums or bands allowed.
Continuing: 
Great Pumpkin Train - Weekends, Sept. 29-Oct. 28

The Great Pumpkin Train

Saturday, October 6, 2018 -
11:00am to 3:30pm
Sunday, October 7, 2018 -
11:00am to 3:30pm
Saturday, October 13, 2018 -
11:00am to 3:30pm
Sunday, October 14, 2018 -
11:00am to 3:30pm
In the month of October, every Delaware River Railroad Excursion train is The Great Pumpkin Train. Every child gets to pick their own pumpkin from the pumpkin patch. $18/adult; $12/child. Trips leave 11am, 12:30pm, 2pm and 3:30pm. 

Country Gate Players Present: Peter Pan, Jr (Youth Musical)

Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 2:00pmSunday, September 30, 2018 - 2:00pmSaturday, October 6, 2018 - 2:00pmSunday, October 7, 2018 - 2:00pm
Peter and his mischievous fairy sidekick, Tinkerbell, visit the nursery of the Darling children late one night and, with a sprinkle of pixie dust, begin a magical journey across the stars that none of them will ever forget. In the adventure of a lifetime, the travelers come face to face with a ticking crocodile, a fierce Indian tribe, a band of bungling pirates and, of course, the villainous Captain Hook.

United Astronomy Clubs of New Jersey Presents: What's Up in the October Sky?

Saturday, October 6, 2018 - 8:00pm
A free astronomy talk followed by night sky viewing (weather permitting). Bring your interest and an open mind to be amazed at the sights in our night sky!

Yoga For Veterans at the Farm in Harmony

Monday, October 1, 2018 - 5:30pmMonday, October 8, 2018 - 5:30pmMonday, October 15, 2018 - 5:30pmMonday, October 22, 2018 - 5:30pmMonday, October 29, 2018 - 5:30pm
There is a therapeutic yoga class designed for you and your families to learn through experience, the benefits of a regular yoga practice including peace of mind, improved physical health and overall well-being. 
Community Corner: 

Keep our Watershed Clean

Sunday, October 7, 2018 -
9:00am to 11:00am
The Mt. Lake Community Association received a Clean Communities grant  to pick up litter in the Mt. Lake Watershed! 
Plan Ahead: 

Bus Tour of Historic Allamuchy from Rutherfurd Hall

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 -
11:00am to 12:30pm
Rutherfurd Hall's Bus Tour of Historical Allamuchy takes you to local sites tied to the historic mansion. Take a ride while the tour guide takes you back in history to the time when the Rutherfurd family stayed in Allamuchy for summer vacations.

Ghost Hunting Basics: Just the Bare Bones

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 7:00pm
Do you want to be a ghost hunter? Peter Callahan, founder of P.A.S.T. (Paranormal and Scientific Techniques), presents Ghost Hunting Basics – Just the Bare Bones.

Rockstoberfest Bourbon & Cigar Night at Buck Hill Brewery

Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 6:00pm
Enjoy a night out with cigars and bourbon. Taste bourbon from Clyde Mays, Amador and Jack Daniel's Portfolios. Also, hand-rolled cigars from Tony Santana Rolling Company.

Kids Halloween Paint Night at Rutherfurd Hall

Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 6:30pm
Kids, come on out for a night full of creativity & inspiration! Learn, step by step on how to paint this Halloween inspired raven. All supplies are included.

Adult Wine and Paint at Rutherfurd Hall

Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 7:00pm
Calling aspiring artists and wine lovers! Let's get cozy and creative while we paint this mysterious moonlit raven!

Bram Stoker's Dracula at Centenary Stage Company

Friday, October 12, 2018 - 2:00pmFriday, October 12, 2018 - 8:00pmSaturday, October 13, 2018 - 8:00pmSunday, October 14, 2018 - 2:00pmWednesday, October 17, 2018 - 2:00pm
Before Twilight and True Blood, only one vampire commanded “the children of the night.” In this blood-thirsty tale of unholy terror, Count Dracula slips into Victorian London with a cargo of his native Transylvanian soil - so he can rest between victims. The city seems helpless against his frightful power, and only one man, Dr. Van Helsing, can stop the carnage. But to do this, he must uncover the vampire’s lair and pierce his heart with a wooden stake. Get your tickets now for this potent and theatrical adaptation of Bram Stoker's classic horror novel, perfect for the season!

Comedy Night at Blairstown Hose Fire Company #1

Friday, October 12, 2018 - 7:00pm
Laugh the night away supporting your local fire company. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door. Price includes comedy, snacks and mixers.

Roy's Hall presents Sideline: An Evening of Powerhouse Bluegrass

Friday, October 12, 2018 - 8:00pm
Sideline plays songs you love. Some are bluegrass classics, some are destined to be classics, and all of them are performed in a way that makes audiences understand why these pickers and singers are top-tier bluegrassers, loved and adored by fans world-wide.

Paulinskill Valley Trail Committee Sponsors Group Hike at Warbasse Junction

Saturday, October 13, 2018 - 10:00am
Join the Paulinskill Valley Trail Committee (PVTC) at Warbasse Junction in Lafayette Township, NJ for a group hike.

Hands on Workshop in Precious Metal Clay at 5 East Art Gallery

Saturday, October 13, 2018 -
11:00am to 3:00pm
Sunday, October 14, 2018 -
11:00am to 3:00pm
During these 2, 3 hour workshops, you will learn the basics of working with fine silver clay (99.9%) and be able to create 2 of your own original silver pendants.

Phillipsburg Pork Roll Palooza Part II

Saturday, October 13, 2018 -
11:00am to 8:00pm
The "second helping" will feature everything from pork roll sliders to deep fried pork roll and even pork roll-themed beverages, plus more vendors, activities for all ages, and a wide-variety LIVE, local music all day!

Pupstock Festival

Saturday, October 13, 2018 -
12:00pm to 8:00pm
A day dedicated to our four legged friends and their human parents to have fun...benefiting Father John's Animal House.

Soap Making at Well-Sweep

Saturday, October 13, 2018 - 1:00pm
Learn how to make all-natural, homemade soap. Various methods and ingredients will be covered.

Wine Tasting on the Musky

Saturday, October 13, 2018 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Enjoy a relaxing fall afternoon on the banks of the Wild and Scenic Musconetcong River while listening to some live music and sampling fine wines as well as a curated selection of craft beer & ciders. Have fun  while supporting a great cause. Donation is $30 pre-paid or $35 at the door. Selections from local producers as well as an interesting assortment from around the world will be available, as well as light appetizers, including smoked trout courtesy of the Musky Trout & Fish Hatchery.

Music at Villa Milagro: Corinne Mammana Quartet

Saturday, October 13, 2018 - 6:00pm
The quartet will feature songs from Corinne's jazz EP Under an August Moon, released in August 2016, as well as other favorites from the Great American Songbook.

Durham County Poets at Roy's Hall

Saturday, October 13, 2018 - 8:00pm
The Durham County Poets are a lively and soulful group, who write and perform an eclectic blend of blues, folk and rock, with tinges of country, gospel and swing tossed in for good measure.

29th Annual Truckfest at OK4WD

Sunday, October 14, 2018 -
8:00am to 5:00pm
Largest Truck Show in the area and biggest sale of the year! All registration proceeds benefit Warren County Habitat for Humanity. Register online or visit the store.

Writing to Heal: Letting Nature Take its Course

Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 10:30am
We have all been affected by illness, death, divorce, or career change and there is nothing like a trip to the woods to energize the healing process.

Classic Car Show at Brook Hollow Winery

Sunday, October 14, 2018 -
11:00am to 4:00pm
Check out a bunch of classic cars at Brook Hollow Winery while you shop, eat some food, listen to a disc jockey and more.

Produce Pete Visits Donaldson Farms

Sunday, October 14, 2018 -
12:00pm to 4:00pm
"Produce Pete" Napolitano of NBC 4 Weekend Today in New York is a produce expert, TV personality, author and highly regarding supporter of local agriculture and small/family businesses. 

Tea with the Other Side

Sunday, October 14, 2018 -
4:00pm to 6:00pm
Join a pair of up-and-coming psychic mediums for an afternoon of messages from the Other Side!  

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This Week: 

Dried Flower Arrangement at Well-Sweep Herb Farm

Saturday, October 6, 2018 - 10:00am

Turn a vase into a lovely, lasting masterpiece using a colorful array of dried flowers grown here at Well-Sweep Herb Farm, as Louise guides you through this fun fall project.

Buck Hill's Oktoberfest

Saturday, October 6, 2018 -
11:00am to 11:00pm

Stop on by for some traditional German fare to fill your belly. While there, try some of their new brews. 

12th Annual Hackettstown Community Day

Saturday, October 6, 2018 -
11:00am to 4:00pm

Fun day for all ages, with entertainment and activities broadcast live by WRNJ. Community Day is geared toward public awareness of the various non-profit agencies, Iocal businesses, clubs and organizations. Interactive displays, food and giveaways will be provided by local businesses, and everything at Community Day is free to the public.

Family Harvest Weekend at Four Sisters Winery

Saturday, October 6, 2018 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, October 7, 2018 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm

All through the month of October enjoy Family Harvest Weekends. Take a tractor drawn hayride to pick your own pumpkins or find your way through Cornelius's Corn Maze.

Shades of Death Half Marathon and The 6.66 Devils Run

Sunday, October 7, 2018 - 9:00am

Run a half marathon or the 6.66-mile Devils Run in the 8th Annual Shades Of Death Race, routed in part along the mysterious but scenic Shades of Death Road. Then enjoy the post event party with a DJ, refreshments, awards, prize drawings, and more.

Riverside Fall Festival at Ramsaysburg Historic Homestead

Sunday, October 7, 2018 -
10:00am to 4:00pm

The festival is free, rain or shine, with activities to include quilting exhibits, a ribbon-cutting of our newly established interpretive trail, Boy Scout demonstrations of pioneer skills, lace making, apple tasting, cider making, a smokehouse demonstration with Myron Baley's famous bacon, woodworking exhibitions, and more. Humpty Junior's will be offering tasty, seasonal refreshments. At 2pm railroad historian Chuck Walsh will give a presentation on “The Lackawanna Cut-Off and Railroads of Knowlton.”

Crafters & Artisan Fair at Donaldson Farms

Sunday, October 7, 2018 -
11:00am to 4:00pm

Start off the fall season shopping outdoors in the fresh farm air! Support local artists and crafters who will be selling a piece of their creativity.

2nd Annual Autumn Adventure Fest Community Day

Sunday, October 7, 2018 -
11:00am to 4:00pm

Fall fun day in Blairstown! Bring the family for this action packed event including a climbing wall, canoeing/kayaking, live music, vendors, face painting and more.

Apple Festival at TreeLicious Orchards

Sunday, October 7, 2018 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm

Bring the family for a fun filled day including music, food, games, vendors, meditation painting sessions and the beautiful colors of fall!

Music on the Deck with Anker at Four Sisters Winery

Sunday, October 7, 2018 -
12:30pm to 4:30pm

Listen to some acoustic rock, Americana and folk music influenced by Collective Soul, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty and John Mellencamp while you enjoy some wine outside on the deck.

Live Music at Brook Hollow: Andy Rimer

Sunday, October 7, 2018 - 1:30pm

Come enjoy free live music with family, friends, and delicious wines! Wine is available for purchase by the bottle or glass at retail value. 

Open Mic Night at Mama's Cafe Baci

Monday, October 1, 2018 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm
Monday, October 8, 2018 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm
Monday, October 15, 2018 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm
Monday, October 22, 2018 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm

Open Mic Night is available to single or duo acoustic players and vocalists. No amps, drums or bands allowed.

 
Continuing: 
Great Pumpkin Train - Weekends, Sept. 29-Oct. 28

The Great Pumpkin Train

Saturday, October 6, 2018 -
11:00am to 3:30pm
Sunday, October 7, 2018 -
11:00am to 3:30pm
Saturday, October 13, 2018 -
11:00am to 3:30pm
Sunday, October 14, 2018 -
11:00am to 3:30pm

In the month of October, every Delaware River Railroad Excursion train is The Great Pumpkin Train. Every child gets to pick their own pumpkin from the pumpkin patch. $18/adult; $12/child. Trips leave 11am, 12:30pm, 2pm and 3:30pm. 

Country Gate Players Present: Peter Pan, Jr (Youth Musical)

Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 2:00pm
Sunday, September 30, 2018 - 2:00pm
Saturday, October 6, 2018 - 2:00pm
Sunday, October 7, 2018 - 2:00pm

Peter and his mischievous fairy sidekick, Tinkerbell, visit the nursery of the Darling children late one night and, with a sprinkle of pixie dust, begin a magical journey across the stars that none of them will ever forget. In the adventure of a lifetime, the travelers come face to face with a ticking crocodile, a fierce Indian tribe, a band of bungling pirates and, of course, the villainous Captain Hook.

Yoga For Veterans at the Farm in Harmony

Monday, October 1, 2018 - 5:30pm
Monday, October 8, 2018 - 5:30pm
Monday, October 15, 2018 - 5:30pm
Monday, October 22, 2018 - 5:30pm
Monday, October 29, 2018 - 5:30pm

There is a therapeutic yoga class designed for you and your families to learn through experience, the benefits of a regular yoga practice including peace of mind, improved physical health and overall well-being. 

 
Community Corner: 

Keep our Watershed Clean

Sunday, October 7, 2018 -
9:00am to 11:00am

The Mt. Lake Community Association received a Clean Communities grant  to pick up litter in the Mt. Lake Watershed! 

 
Plan Ahead: 

Bus Tour of Historic Allamuchy from Rutherfurd Hall

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 -
11:00am to 12:30pm

Rutherfurd Hall's Bus Tour of Historical Allamuchy takes you to local sites tied to the historic mansion. Take a ride while the tour guide takes you back in history to the time when the Rutherfurd family stayed in Allamuchy for summer vacations.

Ghost Hunting Basics: Just the Bare Bones

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 7:00pm

Do you want to be a ghost hunter? Peter Callahan, founder of P.A.S.T. (Paranormal and Scientific Techniques), presents Ghost Hunting Basics – Just the Bare Bones.

Kids Halloween Paint Night at Rutherfurd Hall

Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 6:30pm

Kids, come on out for a night full of creativity & inspiration! Learn, step by step on how to paint this Halloween inspired raven. All supplies are included.

Bram Stoker's Dracula at Centenary Stage Company

Friday, October 12, 2018 - 2:00pm
Friday, October 12, 2018 - 8:00pm
Saturday, October 13, 2018 - 8:00pm
Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 2:00pm

Before Twilight and True Blood, only one vampire commanded “the children of the night.” In this blood-thirsty tale of unholy terror, Count Dracula slips into Victorian London with a cargo of his native Transylvanian soil - so he can rest between victims. The city seems helpless against his frightful power, and only one man, Dr. Van Helsing, can stop the carnage. But to do this, he must uncover the vampire’s lair and pierce his heart with a wooden stake. Get your tickets now for this potent and theatrical adaptation of Bram Stoker's classic horror novel, perfect for the season!

Roy's Hall presents Sideline: An Evening of Powerhouse Bluegrass

Friday, October 12, 2018 - 8:00pm

Sideline plays songs you love. Some are bluegrass classics, some are destined to be classics, and all of them are performed in a way that makes audiences understand why these pickers and singers are top-tier bluegrassers, loved and adored by fans world-wide.

Phillipsburg Pork Roll Palooza Part II

Saturday, October 13, 2018 -
11:00am to 8:00pm

The "second helping" will feature everything from pork roll sliders to deep fried pork roll and even pork roll-themed beverages, plus more vendors, activities for all ages, and a wide-variety LIVE, local music all day!

Pupstock Festival

Saturday, October 13, 2018 -
12:00pm to 8:00pm

A day dedicated to our four legged friends and their human parents to have fun benefiting Father John's Animal House.

Soap Making at Well-Sweep

Saturday, October 13, 2018 - 1:00pm

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

Wine Tasting on the Musky

Saturday, October 13, 2018 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm

Enjoy a relaxing fall afternoon on the banks of the Wild and Scenic Musconetcong River while listening to some live music and sampling fine wines as well as a curated selection of craft beer & ciders. Have fun  while supporting a great cause!

Produce Pete Visits Donaldson Farms

Sunday, October 14, 2018 -
12:00pm to 4:00pm

"Produce Pete" Napolitano of NBC 4 Weekend Today in New York is a produce expert, TV personality, author and highly regarding supporter of local agriculture and small/family businesses. 

Tea with the Other Side

Sunday, October 14, 2018 -
4:00pm to 6:00pm

Join a pair of up-and-coming psychic mediums for an afternoon of messages from the Other Side!