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Starting October 7, 2020

Good apple pies are a considerable part of our domestic happiness - Jane Austen (1775-1817), English novelist

Indeed they are, Ms. Austen! May we add apple crisps, cobblers, turnovers and dumplings? And cider? And apple cider donuts? Now that our mouths are watering, let's take a moment to celebrate the joys of the fall season, of which fresh, local apples and pumpkins are a delightful component. Here is a handy guide to NJ apple varieties (and other useful information). Fall fun abounds at Warren County farms and farm markets - you need not look far! Today's cover photo was lifted from Mackey's Orchard's Facebook page.

Below you will find bushels of other activities for your amusement, including a stacked “Plan ahead” section, because we may skip sending out Wanderings next week. Pork Roll Palooza III is on deck!

Happy apple picking/baking/eating, and Happy Wanderings!

This Week: 

Phillipsburg Summer Concert Series - Johnny's Jukebox

Thursday, October 8, 2020 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
The final concert of the summer series, with Johnny's Jukebox. Held at Shappell Park.

Warren County Votes: Online Informational Program

Thursday, October 8, 2020 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Are you registered to vote?  Do you have questions about how to complete your mail-in ballot? Learn about voting in the 2020 general election from local officials.  You can submit your questions before the program here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WGVLPY7  or you can ask the question through the chat option during the webinar. This program is virtual and registration is required.  A phone-in option is available if you cannot attend using a computer, smartphone, or tablet.
The Warren County Library is a great resource! They conduct far too many programs for us to include in Wanderings each week, so click here for a full list of all library programs!

Centenary Stage Co. Fringe Festival Presents "Rent Control"

Thursday, October 8, 2020 - 7:30pmFriday, October 9, 2020 - 8:00pmSaturday, October 10, 2020 - 8:00pmSunday, October 11, 2020 - 2:00pm
Written & Performed by Evan Zes (pictured). "A struggling actor falls backwards into an NYC rent-controlled apartment and turns it into a lucrative AIRBNB scheme in this wild-but-TRUE one-man show. Watch Evan Zes portray nearly 30 characters as they close in on him and threaten to ruin his life in this cautionary tale of greed and redemption."

Phillipsburg Rotary vs Opioid 4th Annual Golf Outing

Friday, October 9, 2020 - 8:00am
Register now for the annual Golf Tournament, which includes a Shotgun Scramble 18 holes of Golf with a beverage and snack at the turn, plus carts, prizes, luncheon, and awards.

WC Habitat for Humanity Golf Outing

Friday, October 9, 2020 - 9:00am
Gather at Harkers Hollow Golf Club for a fun day of 18 holes of golf for a great cause! $100 per golfer includes cart, scoring services, lunch and soft drinks. Cash bar! Door prizes! Closest to the pin! Long drive! Pot of gold! 50/50!
Registration 8-9am, Shotgun Start 9am

Sunsets on the Deck at Four Sisters Winery

Friday, October 9, 2020 -
5:00pm to 8:30pm
Start your weekend with wine and song - and BBQ! - on the deck at Four Sisters Winery. This week's music is by Jackie Rudy.

Live Music at Brook Hollow Winery

Friday, October 9, 2020 -
6:00pm to 8:30pm
Sunday, October 11, 2020 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Visit Brook Hollow Winery and Event Facility for live music this weekend: Marty Koppel on Friday evening and Michael Long (pictured) on Sunday afternoon. 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 with a bottle of Brook Hollow Wine.

Live Music at Panther Pub

Friday, October 9, 2020 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm
Sunday, October 11, 2020 -
5:00pm to 9:00pm
Live music, weather permitting, Friday and Sunday evenings. This week's lineup is Nova Duo (Fri.) and Will Hoppy (Sun.)

Friday in the Arbor at Alba Vineyard: Pianist Patrick Kerssen

Friday, October 9, 2020 -
6:30pm to 9:00pm
Relax under the Arbor every Friday, 12-9pm. Seating for 2-4 people on a first come, first serve basis; groups of 5-7 must make a prior reservation. Live music 6-8:30pm ($10/person cover - does not include a wine flight). 

The Great Pumpkin Train

Saturday, October 10, 2020 -
11:00am to 3:30pm
Sunday, October 11, 2020 -
11:00am to 3:30pm
Saturday, October 17, 2020 -
11:00am to 3:30pm
Sunday, October 18, 2020 -
11:00am to 3:30pm
Saturday, October 24, 2020 -
11:00am to 3:30pm
Sunday, October 25, 2020 -
11:00am to 3:30pm
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.

Music on the Deck at Four Sisters Winery: Ava Hoffman

Saturday, October 10, 2020 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm
Enjoy music on the deck while taking in the picturesque scenery. Singer/songwriter Ava Hoffman covers popular classic and modern country, and pop music; as well as original songs she has written over the years.

Invertase Brewing Co.'s First Birthday Bash with AJ Croix and DRHB

Saturday, October 10, 2020 -
12:00pm to 9:00pm
Join in the celebration! Offering free cake and gifts as well as live music from the awesome AJ Croix and the Devil's Right Hand Band (5-8pm), food vendor ChefMeals (all day), and a special limited-run beer release. Rain date: Saturday, Oct. 24.

Music Under the Arbor at Alba Vineyard + Raw & Steamed Seafood Bar

Saturday, October 10, 2020 -
1:00pm to 4:30pm
Sunday, October 11, 2020 -
1:00pm to 4:30pm
Relax under the Arbor (weather permitting) with Joe Wagner Jazz Trio on Saturday and the Eric Mintel Quartet on Sunday. Wine Flights priced at $20-$32 per person (21 and older) and includes cover for music. ($10 cover for music otherwise). Freshly made food available for purchase, including a Raw & Steamed Seafood Bar courtesy of Metropolitan Seafood & Gourmet.

Carve your own Wizard Wand!

Saturday, October 10, 2020 -
1:30pm to 3:30pm
Carve your own wand at this very hands-on workshop. Please register. Wood, work gloves, and tools will be supplied. Please bring an apron. The branch will not be open to the public during the event.

Villa Milagro's Music Under the Pergola

Saturday, October 10, 2020 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, October 11, 2020 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Sit in the shade of the pergola and enjoy the talent of the versatile Dave Read on Saturday (pictured) and Matt Bednarsky on Sunday.

Sanskriti Fundraiser - Classical Indian Music

Sunday, October 11, 2020 -
12:00pm to 4:00pm
Three renowned classical artists will perform traditional Indian music for this afternoon benefit. Starting with a boxed lunch from local Clove Indian Cuisine at noon followed by a two-hour concert. Reservations required. Tickets

Villa Milagro Concert Under the Stars: Riverside Jazz featuring Kerry Blue

Saturday, October 10, 2020 - 5:30pm
An exceptional night of music under the stars with Riverside R&B and singer Kerry Blue. This concert will feature Gary Staples on keyboards, John Sprout on drums, Dave Antonow on bass & guitar, and Charlie Mark on sax & harmonicas.$15/person, reservations required.

Saturday Evening under the Arbor at Alba Vineyard: Darla Rich Duo

Saturday, October 10, 2020 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm
Relax under the Arbor Saturday evenings, weather permitting, through October. This week's artist: Darla Rich Duo. Food available for purchase: freshly made wood-fired pizza, caprese salad, paninis, and charcuterie. Wine Flights - priced at $20-$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.

The Harrisons Band: Back to Rock Creek

Saturday, October 10, 2020 - 8:00pm
The Harrisons are a high energry acoustic duo (that sounds like a trio) and performs a wide variety of music. Rock Creek has plenty of seating outdoors and spacious seating indoors.

Live Music at the Asbury Coffee Mill: "Avoiding Foreclosure"

Sunday, October 11, 2020 -
11:00am to 1:00pm
 Come out and enjoy great food with fun music!

Music on the Deck at Four Sisters Winery: Anker

Sunday, October 11, 2020 -
12:30pm to 5:00pm
Singer/songwriter Anker plays acoustic rock, Americana and Folk. Come out and enjoy music on the deck while taking in the picturesque scenery.

Annual Scarecrow Contest in Hackettstown

Monday, October 12, 2020 to Sunday, November 8, 2020
Hackettstown Business Improvement District, in partnership with WRNJ Radio, invites visitors and residents to take a Scarecrow Selfie at a participating business, and submit the photo to director@hackettstownbid.com or send a message through Facebook. The BID will create a Facebook photo album where everyone can vote for his or her favorite—one ‘like’ per person, per photo entry. The selfie with the most ‘likes’ will win $25 in BID Bucks to spend at any BID business in Hackettstown! Please use #HackettstownBID

WCCC Visiting Author Series: Jeff Bens

Thursday, October 15, 2020 -
7:00pm to 9:30pm
The Warren County Community College Visiting Authors Series presents a reading and talk with novelist Jeff Bens, author of the recently released The Mighty Oak.
Continuing: 

Fall Fun at Von Thun Farms

Thursday, October 1, 2020 to Saturday, October 31, 2020
Whether you’re lost, laughing and loving it in the six acre corn maze or picking apples or pumpkins, you’re guaranteed to make memories & enjoy your visit! Online tickets required. Activity area open 10am - 5pm Thursdays -Sundays (plus Columbus Day). 20+ activities are guaranteed fun for the whole family.

Blairstown Farmers Market

Saturday, October 10, 2020 -
9:30am to 1:00pm
Saturday, October 17, 2020 -
9:30am to 1:00pm
Saturday, October 24, 2020 -
9:30am to 1:00pm
Saturday, October 31, 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! 

Donaldson Farms' Fall Fun Harvest Weekends

Saturday, October 3, 2020 -
10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, October 4, 2020 -
10:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday, October 10, 2020 -
10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, October 11, 2020 -
10:00am to 5:00pm
Monday, October 12, 2020 -
10:00am to 5:00pm
Activities include picking your own apples, pumpkins and Indian corn; hayrides; 9-acre corn maze and corn cannon. Plus hot apple cider and hot chocolate, and delicious food fresh off the grill; and the abundant offerings available in the Farm Market, including candy and caramel apples, freshly-baked cider donuts, pies, and bread. Saturdays and Sundays through Nov. 1 (plus Columbus day, Oct. 12).

Pumpkin Weekends at Four Sisters Winery

Saturday, October 10, 2020 -
10:00am to 6:00pm
Sunday, October 11, 2020 -
10:00am to 6:00pm
Every weekend in October, find pumpkins, hayrides, a corn maze, plus wine-tastings, and the bistro menu for your fall farm fun. The winery is open daily except Wednesdays.

Fall Fun at Tranquillity Farms

Saturday, October 10, 2020 to Sunday, October 11, 2020
Saturday, October 17, 2020 to Sunday, October 18, 2020
Saturday, October 24, 2020 to Sunday, October 25, 2020
Saturday, October 31, 2020
Pre purchase WEEKEND 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 and Apple Launchers, Bounce pillow (follow separate link for bounce pillow procedures and tickets).

Halloween Display at Marshall's Farm Market

Thursday, October 1, 2020 to Saturday, October 31, 2020
A great Halloween display with plenty of photo opportunities. Hayrides offered on weekends, 1-5pm, $5/person includes hayride, cider and a donut. 

United Astronomy Clubs of New Jersey Presents: An Introduction to Deep Sky Observing

Saturday, October 10, 2020 - 8:00pm
A free astronomy talk followed by night sky viewing, weather permitting. Reservations are required! Bring your interest and an open mind to be amazed at the sights in our night sky! This week, "An Introduction to Deep Sky Observing" presented by Bill Murray, AAAP.

The Farmers Market at Rutherfurd Hall

Sunday, October 11, 2020 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
Sunday, October 25, 2020 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
This new Farm Market will run every 2nd & 4th Sunday to October 25, on the beautiful grounds of Rutherfurd Hall. In addition to vegetables, pork, beef, eggs, chicken from GrowingDirt.com, other co-vendors will participate throughout the season, and potentially musicians and food trucks as well.

4-H Clover "Maze"

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 to Saturday, October 10, 2020
This is not a traditional maze in a corn field, which can often be challenging and a good way to get lost for a bit. The 4-H clover is in a hay field, and the hay is about 12 inches high. Check it out! Free and open to the public, dawn to dusk. Off street parking in the Balloon Port. Funding has been made possible, in part, by the Warren County Cultural and Heritage Division of Land Preservation.
Community Corner: 

"Out & About" Benefit

Thursday, October 1, 2020 to Saturday, October 31, 2020
A fantastic, fall road adventure throughout Warren County! Stop in at participating local businesses October 9 - 31 for a chance to WIN: $1,000 Grand Prize or $750 Runner Up! The event is an effort to not only raise funds for Abilities of Northwest Jersey, but connect the local community with our businesses, while giving people a reason to safely get out of the house. Businesses may sign up as a sponsor through October 8.
More Things to Do: 

Shippen Manor Virtual Concert: Pyrenesia

This week's Shippen Manor Virtual Lawn Concert is Pyrenesia, a quartet of accordion, violin, guitar, and upright bass that plays gypsy jazz and originals tunes inspired by the music of Django Reinhardt. Their first full-length album, Off-Beat Symphony, was named one of the top ten albums of 2019 by New Jersey Stage Magazine. The virtual concerts are offered in lieu of the annual Lawn Concert Series that was sidelined in the COVID-19 pandemic. The Warren County Cultural and Heritage Division of the Department of Land Preservation, a partner of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, invites you to enjoy online concerts by the bands that were scheduled to perform. Find Pyrenesia's performance here.
Plan Ahead: 

Grape Gallop at Alba Vineyard

Saturday, October 17, 2020 - 9:00am
RUN ~ WALK ~ TASTE! Grape Gallop is the outdoor social event that pairs exercise and wine tasting! Two challenging miles featuring mixed terrain and hills (run or walk). Register here

Fall Blood Drive

Saturday, October 17, 2020 -
9:00am to 3:30pm
An hour of your time can save a life. Give Blood. Appointments are requested, but not necessary.

Lunch and Leaf Peeping at Limestone Ridge Preserve

Saturday, October 17, 2020 -
10:30am to 1:30pm
Please join RVC to hike the beautiful Limestone Ridge Preserve. If the weather cooperates, we will have some well-timed leaf peeping.

Phillipsburg Pork Roll Palooza Part III

Saturday, October 17, 2020 -
11:00am to 5:00pm
The Phillipsburg Downtown Association is proud to host the 3rd festival celebrating all things Pork Roll in Phillipsburg at its new home in Shappell Park. Fried, seared or grilled - however you like your Pork Roll - you’ll be able to enjoy it that way here! Plenty of vendors and entertainment.

Geerbox at Rock Creek Tavern

Saturday, October 17, 2020 -
4:00pm to 8:00pm
An evening of classic rock! Reservations highly recommended.

Smooth Retsina Glow at SoMa Downtown Grill

Saturday, October 17, 2020 - 7:00pm
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.

The Outcrops - LIVE 2 Ways at Roy's Hall

Saturday, October 17, 2020 - 8:00pm
The Outcrops are a innovative and diverse four piece band that plays a mix self-penned originals and carefully curated covers drawing from a wide variety of genres ranging from rock to Americana, blues and soul. Shows at Roy's Hall are now offered LIVE 2 Ways: live-streamed over the internet and in-person socially-distanced seating to a limited audience.

Outside the Lines (free outdoor dance concert)

Sunday, October 18, 2020 - 2:00pm
Free outdoor site specific dance concert featuring guest artists from Moe-tion Dance Theater and Centenary University faculty and student guest artists. No reservation required.

Villa Milagro's Music Under the Pergola: Just Jeff

Sunday, October 18, 2020 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Sit in the shade of the pergola and enjoy the talents of "Just Jeff" (formerly of Jeff & Karen - acoustic duo, Jeff is back on his own - Just Jeff and his guitar, playing original tunes and singer/songwriter hits from the 60s through today). Bring a picnic or snacks to munch with a great glass of wine.

A (virtual) Night on Broadway with Tony Pace and Wine & Pie!

Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 7:00pm
This virtually live show features singing, dancing, comedy, and impressions from the captivating and hilarious entertainer, Tony Pace. Watch the live show in the comfort of your home while enjoying pie and wine! Household tickets can be purchased for $75 and include a link to the live online show along with wine and pie for four people in the household. All event proceeds will be split between Domestic Abuse & Sexual Assault Crisis Center and Warren County Community College Foundation

Tevye Served Raw: Garnished with Jews

Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 7:30pmFriday, October 23, 2020 - 8:00pmSaturday, October 24, 2020 - 8:00pmSunday, October 25, 2020 - 2:00pm
Centenary Stage Company’s Fringe Festival continues October 22 through October 25 with Tevye Served Raw: Garnished with Jews. Sholem Aleichem, the greatest Jewish writer ever, tells the story his way with what they left out of Fiddler on the Roof plus the stories: "Strange Jews On A Train", "The Yiddish Sisyphus", and "A Stepmother's Trash-Talk".  In English and Yiddish-with-English-supertitles.  You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll krechtz! Featuring Yelena Shmulenson and Allen Lewis Rickman, the shtetl couple from the Coen brothers' A Serious Man with Shane Baker, the best-loved Episcopalian on the Yiddish stage today.

Take-out only Roast Beef Dinner at Buttzville UMC

Saturday, October 24, 2020 -
4:30pm to 6:30pm
Take-out only Roast Beef dinner with browine dessert. $14 per meal. Stay safe inside your vehicle! 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.

Walk to End Alzheimer's - Blairstown

Sunday, October 25, 2020
This year, Blairstown Rotary's Walk to End Alzheimer's is everywhere — on every sidewalk, track and trail.

Walk to End Alzheimer's at Meadow Breeze Park

Sunday, October 25, 2020 - 9:30am
Come out to Meadow Breeze Park for this great cause! Support our team for the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's®, the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research.

Murder Mystery Dinner at Four Sisters Winery

Sunday, October 25, 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 includes a souvenir wine glass and educational vineyard tour. Tickets are required and seating is limited. Please call 908-475-3671.

David's Country Inn Halloween Costume Party

Saturday, October 31, 2020 -
7:00pm to 11:00pm
It's 'til death do us part at one of Warren County's well-known wedding venues, as David’s Country Inn hosts a Halloween party! Come dressed in your scariest, deadliest, creepiest wedding attire to a wedding fit for ghosts and goblins. (Prize for the best costume!) Tickets in advance only, includes cocktail hour, 3-course dinner, open bar, and DJ.

The Draught House Annual Halloween Party

Saturday, October 31, 2020 - 9:00pm to Sunday, November 1, 2020 - 2:00am
21+ event, ticket required for entry. Limited amount of tickets - come in today to get yours! $5 per ticket if purchased before the event.

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This Week: 

Warren County Votes: Online Informational Program

Thursday, October 8, 2020 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

Are you registered to vote?  Do you have questions about how to complete your mail-in ballot? Learn about voting in the 2020 general election from local officials.  You can submit your questions before the program here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WGVLPY7  or you can ask the question through the chat option during the webinar. This program is virtual and registration is required.  A phone-in option is available if you cannot attend using a computer, smartphone, or tablet.

The Warren County Library is a great resource! They conduct far too many programs for us to include in Wanderings each week, so click here for a full list of all library programs!

Centenary Stage Co. Fringe Festival Presents "Rent Control"

Thursday, October 8, 2020 - 7:30pm
Friday, October 9, 2020 - 8:00pm
Saturday, October 10, 2020 - 8:00pm
Sunday, October 11, 2020 - 2:00pm

Written & Performed by Evan Zes (pictured). "A struggling actor falls backwards into an NYC rent-controlled apartment and turns it into a lucrative AIRBNB scheme in this wild-but-TRUE one-man show. Watch Evan Zes portray nearly 30 characters as they close in on him and threaten to ruin his life in this cautionary tale of greed and redemption."

WC Habitat for Humanity Golf Outing

Friday, October 9, 2020 - 9:00am

Gather at Harkers Hollow Golf Club for a fun day of 18 holes of golf for a great cause! $100 per golfer includes cart, scoring services, lunch and soft drinks. Cash bar! Door prizes! Closest to the pin! Long drive! Pot of gold! 50/50!
Registration 8-9am, Shotgun Start 9am

Live Music at Brook Hollow Winery

Friday, October 9, 2020 -
6:00pm to 8:30pm
Sunday, October 11, 2020 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm

Visit Brook Hollow Winery and Event Facility for live music this weekend: Marty Koppel on Friday evening and Michael Long (pictured) on Sunday afternoon. 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 with a bottle of Brook Hollow Wine.

Live Music at Panther Pub

Friday, October 9, 2020 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm
Sunday, October 11, 2020 -
5:00pm to 9:00pm

Live music, weather permitting, Friday and Sunday evenings. This week's lineup is Nova Duo (Fri.) and Will Hoppy (Sun.)

Friday in the Arbor at Alba Vineyard: Pianist Patrick Kerssen

Friday, October 9, 2020 -
6:30pm to 9:00pm

Relax under the Arbor every Friday, 12-9pm. Seating for 2-4 people on a first come, first serve basis; groups of 5-7 must make a prior reservation. Live music 6-8:30pm ($10/person cover - does not include a wine flight). 

The Great Pumpkin Train

Saturday, October 10, 2020 -
11:00am to 3:30pm
Sunday, October 11, 2020 -
11:00am to 3:30pm
Saturday, October 17, 2020 -
11:00am to 3:30pm
Sunday, October 18, 2020 -
11:00am to 3:30pm
Saturday, October 24, 2020 -
11:00am to 3:30pm
Sunday, October 25, 2020 -
11:00am to 3:30pm

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.

Music on the Deck at Four Sisters Winery: Ava Hoffman

Saturday, October 10, 2020 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm

Enjoy music on the deck while taking in the picturesque scenery. Singer/songwriter Ava Hoffman covers popular classic and modern country, and pop music; as well as original songs she has written over the years.

Music Under the Arbor at Alba Vineyard + Raw & Steamed Seafood Bar

Saturday, October 10, 2020 -
1:00pm to 4:30pm
Sunday, October 11, 2020 -
1:00pm to 4:30pm

Relax under the Arbor (weather permitting) with Joe Wagner Jazz Trio on Saturday and the Eric Mintel Quartet on Sunday. Wine Flights priced at $20-$32 per person (21 and older) and includes cover for music. ($10 cover for music otherwise). Freshly made food available for purchase, including a Raw & Steamed Seafood Bar courtesy of Metropolitan Seafood & Gourmet.

Carve your own Wizard Wand!

Saturday, October 10, 2020 -
1:30pm to 3:30pm

Carve your own wand at this very hands-on workshop. Please register. Wood, work gloves, and tools will be supplied. Please bring an apron. The branch will not be open to the public during the event.

Villa Milagro's Music Under the Pergola

Saturday, October 10, 2020 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, October 11, 2020 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm

Sit in the shade of the pergola and enjoy the talent of the versatile Dave Read on Saturday (pictured) and Matt Bednarsky on Sunday.

Saturday Evening under the Arbor at Alba Vineyard: Darla Rich Duo

Saturday, October 10, 2020 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm

Relax under the Arbor Saturday evenings, weather permitting, through October. This week's artist: Darla Rich Duo. Food available for purchase: freshly made wood-fired pizza, caprese salad, paninis, and charcuterie. Wine Flights - priced at $20-$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.

The Harrisons Band: Back to Rock Creek

Saturday, October 10, 2020 - 8:00pm

The Harrisons are a high energry acoustic duo (that sounds like a trio) and performs a wide variety of music. Rock Creek has plenty of seating outdoors and spacious seating indoors.

Annual Scarecrow Contest in Hackettstown

Monday, October 12, 2020 to Sunday, November 8, 2020

Hackettstown Business Improvement District, in partnership with WRNJ Radio, invites visitors and residents to take a Scarecrow Selfie at a participating business, and submit the photo to director@hackettstownbid.com or send a message through Facebook. The BID will create a Facebook photo album where everyone can vote for his or her favorite—one ‘like’ per person, per photo entry. The selfie with the most ‘likes’ will win $25 in BID Bucks to spend at any BID business in Hackettstown! Please use #HackettstownBID

 
Continuing: 

Fall Fun at Von Thun Farms

Thursday, October 1, 2020 to Saturday, October 31, 2020

Whether you’re lost, laughing and loving it in the six acre corn maze or picking apples or pumpkins, you’re guaranteed to make memories & enjoy your visit! Online tickets required. Activity area open 10am - 5pm Thursdays -Sundays (plus Columbus Day). 20+ activities are guaranteed fun for the whole family.

Blairstown Farmers Market

Saturday, October 10, 2020 -
9:30am to 1:00pm
Saturday, October 17, 2020 -
9:30am to 1:00pm
Saturday, October 24, 2020 -
9:30am to 1:00pm
Saturday, October 31, 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! 

Donaldson Farms' Fall Fun Harvest Weekends

Saturday, October 3, 2020 -
10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, October 4, 2020 -
10:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday, October 10, 2020 -
10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, October 11, 2020 -
10:00am to 5:00pm
Monday, October 12, 2020 -
10:00am to 5:00pm

Activities include picking your own apples, pumpkins and Indian corn; hayrides; 9-acre corn maze and corn cannon. Plus hot apple cider and hot chocolate, and delicious food fresh off the grill; and the abundant offerings available in the Farm Market, including candy and caramel apples, freshly-baked cider donuts, pies, and bread. Saturdays and Sundays through Nov. 1 (plus Columbus day, Oct. 12).

Pumpkin Weekends at Four Sisters Winery

Saturday, October 10, 2020 -
10:00am to 6:00pm
Sunday, October 11, 2020 -
10:00am to 6:00pm

Every weekend in October, find pumpkins, hayrides, a corn maze, plus wine-tastings, and the bistro menu for your fall farm fun. The winery is open daily except Wednesdays.

Fall Fun at Tranquillity Farms

Saturday, October 10, 2020 to Sunday, October 11, 2020
Saturday, October 17, 2020 to Sunday, October 18, 2020
Saturday, October 24, 2020 to Sunday, October 25, 2020
Saturday, October 31, 2020

Pre purchase WEEKEND 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 and Apple Launchers, Bounce pillow (follow separate link for bounce pillow procedures and tickets).

Halloween Display at Marshall's Farm Market

Thursday, October 1, 2020 to Saturday, October 31, 2020

A great Halloween display with plenty of photo opportunities. Hayrides offered on weekends, 1-5pm, $5/person includes hayride, cider and a donut. 

The Farmers Market at Rutherfurd Hall

Sunday, October 11, 2020 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
Sunday, October 25, 2020 -
10:00am to 2:00pm

This new Farm Market will run every 2nd & 4th Sunday to October 25, on the beautiful grounds of Rutherfurd Hall. In addition to vegetables, pork, beef, eggs, chicken from GrowingDirt.com, other co-vendors will participate throughout the season, and potentially musicians and food trucks as well.

4-H Clover "Maze"

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 to Saturday, October 10, 2020

This is not a traditional maze in a corn field, which can often be challenging and a good way to get lost for a bit. The 4-H clover is in a hay field, and the hay is about 12 inches high. Check it out! Free and open to the public, dawn to dusk. Off street parking in the Balloon Port. Funding has been made possible, in part, by the Warren County Cultural and Heritage Division of Land Preservation.

 
Community Corner: 

"Out & About" Benefit

Thursday, October 1, 2020 to Saturday, October 31, 2020

A fantastic, fall road adventure throughout Warren County! Stop in at participating local businesses October 9 - 31 for a chance to WIN: $1,000 Grand Prize or $750 Runner Up! The event is an effort to not only raise funds for Abilities of Northwest Jersey, but connect the local community with our businesses, while giving people a reason to safely get out of the house. Businesses may sign up as a sponsor through October 8.

 
More Things to Do: 

Shippen Manor Virtual Concert: Pyrenesia

This week's Shippen Manor Virtual Lawn Concert is Pyrenesia, a quartet of accordion, violin, guitar, and upright bass that plays gypsy jazz and originals tunes inspired by the music of Django Reinhardt. Their first full-length album, Off-Beat Symphony, was named one of the top ten albums of 2019 by New Jersey Stage Magazine. The virtual concerts are offered in lieu of the annual Lawn Concert Series that was sidelined in the COVID-19 pandemic. The Warren County Cultural and Heritage Division of the Department of Land Preservation, a partner of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, invites you to enjoy online concerts by the bands that were scheduled to perform. Find Pyrenesia's performance here.

 
Plan Ahead: 

Grape Gallop at Alba Vineyard

Saturday, October 17, 2020 - 9:00am

RUN ~ WALK ~ TASTE! Grape Gallop is the outdoor social event that pairs exercise and wine tasting! Two challenging miles featuring mixed terrain and hills (run or walk). Register here

Fall Blood Drive

Saturday, October 17, 2020 -
9:00am to 3:30pm

An hour of your time can save a life. Give Blood. Appointments are requested, but not necessary.

Phillipsburg Pork Roll Palooza Part III

Saturday, October 17, 2020 -
11:00am to 5:00pm

The Phillipsburg Downtown Association is proud to host the 3rd festival celebrating all things Pork Roll in Phillipsburg at its new home in Shappell Park. Fried, seared or grilled - however you like your Pork Roll - you’ll be able to enjoy it that way here! Plenty of vendors and entertainment.

Smooth Retsina Glow at SoMa Downtown Grill

Saturday, October 17, 2020 - 7:00pm

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.

The Outcrops - LIVE 2 Ways at Roy's Hall

Saturday, October 17, 2020 - 8:00pm

The Outcrops are a innovative and diverse four piece band that plays a mix self-penned originals and carefully curated covers drawing from a wide variety of genres ranging from rock to Americana, blues and soul. Shows at Roy's Hall are now offered LIVE 2 Ways: live-streamed over the internet and in-person socially-distanced seating to a limited audience.

Outside the Lines (free outdoor dance concert)

Sunday, October 18, 2020 - 2:00pm

Free outdoor site specific dance concert featuring guest artists from Moe-tion Dance Theater and Centenary University faculty and student guest artists. No reservation required.

Villa Milagro's Music Under the Pergola: Just Jeff

Sunday, October 18, 2020 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm

Sit in the shade of the pergola and enjoy the talents of "Just Jeff" (formerly of Jeff & Karen - acoustic duo, Jeff is back on his own - Just Jeff and his guitar, playing original tunes and singer/songwriter hits from the 60s through today). Bring a picnic or snacks to munch with a great glass of wine.

A (virtual) Night on Broadway with Tony Pace and Wine & Pie!

Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 7:00pm

This virtually live show features singing, dancing, comedy, and impressions from the captivating and hilarious entertainer, Tony Pace. Watch the live show in the comfort of your home while enjoying pie and wine! Household tickets can be purchased for $75 and include a link to the live online show along with wine and pie for four people in the household. All event proceeds will be split between Domestic Abuse & Sexual Assault Crisis Center and Warren County Community College Foundation

Tevye Served Raw: Garnished with Jews

Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 7:30pm
Friday, October 23, 2020 - 8:00pm
Saturday, October 24, 2020 - 8:00pm
Sunday, October 25, 2020 - 2:00pm

Centenary Stage Company’s Fringe Festival continues October 22 through October 25 with Tevye Served Raw: Garnished with Jews. Sholem Aleichem, the greatest Jewish writer ever, tells the story his way with what they left out of Fiddler on the Roof plus the stories: "Strange Jews On A Train", "The Yiddish Sisyphus", and "A Stepmother's Trash-Talk".  In English and Yiddish-with-English-supertitles.  You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll krechtz! Featuring Yelena Shmulenson and Allen Lewis Rickman, the shtetl couple from the Coen brothers' A Serious Man with Shane Baker, the best-loved Episcopalian on the Yiddish stage today.

Take-out only Roast Beef Dinner at Buttzville UMC

Saturday, October 24, 2020 -
4:30pm to 6:30pm

Take-out only Roast Beef dinner with browine dessert. $14 per meal. Stay safe inside your vehicle! 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.

Walk to End Alzheimer's at Meadow Breeze Park

Sunday, October 25, 2020 - 9:30am

Come out to Meadow Breeze Park for this great cause! Support our team for the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's®, the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research.

Murder Mystery Dinner at Four Sisters Winery

Sunday, October 25, 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 includes a souvenir wine glass and educational vineyard tour. Tickets are required and seating is limited. Please call 908-475-3671.

David's Country Inn Halloween Costume Party

Saturday, October 31, 2020 -
7:00pm to 11:00pm

It's 'til death do us part at one of Warren County's well-known wedding venues, as David’s Country Inn hosts a Halloween party! Come dressed in your scariest, deadliest, creepiest wedding attire to a wedding fit for ghosts and goblins. (Prize for the best costume!) Tickets in advance only, includes cocktail hour, 3-course dinner, open bar, and DJ.

The Draught House Annual Halloween Party

Saturday, October 31, 2020 - 9:00pm to Sunday, November 1, 2020 - 2:00am

21+ event, ticket required for entry. Limited amount of tickets - come in today to get yours! $5 per ticket if purchased before the event.