Warren County Wanderings
Harvesst some Spooktacular activities in Warren County this weekend.

Starting September 28, 2016

“October had tremendous possibility. The summer's oppressive heat was a distant memory, and the golden leaves promised a world full of beautiful adventures. They made me believe in miracles.”
― from Reclaimed by Sarah Guillory

This weekend ushers in October, and with it comes hay rides to pumpkin patches and apple picking; a train ride to a corn maze; the kickoff of "spooktacular" activities such as the Hayride of Horrors and several performances of Country Gate Players' Young Frankenstein; plus Harvest Festivals, a Pig Roast, an Oktoberfest Dinner, a variety of live music options and more are offered in the coming week.

Happy Wanderings!

 
This Week: 

Live Jazz at Nonpareil: Abe Ovadia

Friday, September 30, 2016 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Enjoy live jazz at Nonpareil with Abe Ovadia! Abe has performed at a host famous jazz venues, including The Blue Note, The Iridium and The Kitano in Manhattan.
Lee Larson at the Inn at Millrace Pond on September 30

Live Music at The Inn at Millrace Pond: Lee Larson

Friday, September 30, 2016 - 7:00pm
Live music at the historic inn, a restored 1769 stone gristmill, features country soft rock from Lee Larson.
 

Retro Weekend at Top of the Green

Friday, September 30, 2016 to Sunday, October 2, 2016
Celebrate Top of the Green at Apple Mountain's 43rd anniversary with '70s theme food and drink specials all weekend; costume and dance party featuring DJ Mitch from 6-9pm on Saturday, October 1!
Reservations recommended. 
Pequest Trout Hatchery and Natural Resource Education Center

First Saturday Hike at Pequest

Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 9:00amSaturday, October 1, 2016 - 12:00pm
Join Wildlife Conservation Corps member and member of the NJ Woodland Stewards Program, John Hooven in a two-mile guided hike on the Pequest Wildlife Management Area trail system.

P'burg RR Historians Fall Open House

Saturday, October 1, 2016 -
10:00am to 4:00pm
Ride the Centerville and Southwestern Miniature Railroad and visit the museum and car shop as you learn about local railroad history. Free admission.

Harvest Festival at Longmeadow Farm

Saturday, October 1, 2016 -
11:00am to 4:00pm
Now in its 4th year, this festival attracts many visitors who spend the day picking apples in the orchard, taking hay rides to the pumpkin patch, and strolling through a gallery of artisans and other vendors. Warren County Wanderings will be there - Look for the Explore Warren table!

Family Harvest Weekend at Four Sisters Winery

Saturday, October 1, 2016 to Sunday, October 2, 2016
Enjoy live music by Tri-State Rockers on Saturday and Bobby Clark on Sunday. Join the fun with complimentary wine tasting, wine & food for purchase, pumpkin picking, tours, corn maze and so much more. Continuing every weekend in October.

HKTWN Live Outdoor Concert Series

Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 1:00pm
This one-day event will host local music group performances on three stages starting at 1pm at Main Street Gazebo. Click "MORE" below for the full schedule.

Fall Harvest Pig Roast at Brook Hollow Winery

Saturday, October 1, 2016 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Providing everything from a whole slow roasted pig to Teriyaki Drizzled Sirloins to a variety of delicious sides and desserts. Don't miss out on a fun afternoon of live music, prizes, and delicious food! Wine by the glass and bottle will be available for purchase throughout the day at retail value. Tickets are limited!

Guided Tours of Shippen Manor

Saturday, September 17, 2016 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Saturday, October 1, 2016 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm
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: Eric Mintel Quartet

Saturday, October 1, 2016 -
1:30pm to 5:00pm
Enjoy live music by the area's most talented musicians under the arbor. Delicious culinary treats available for purchase from "Morini at Alba".
Oktoberfest at Mountain Lake Fire Company on October 1

Oktoberfest Dinner

Saturday, October 1, 2016 -
4:30pm to 8:00pm
Celebrate October with an Oktoberfest Dinner at the Mountain Lake Fire Company, featuring the Jolly Bavarians Band.

Movie Night at Donaldson Farms: The Story of the 1925 Rockport Train Wreck

Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 7:30pm
A special screening of a new documentary on one of the nation's worst rail disasters, which occurred here in Warren County, screened outdoors followed by a Q & A with director John General.
Roy's Hall in Blairstown presents The Royal Scam, a Tribute to Steely Dan

The Royal Scam plays Steely Dan

Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 8:00pm
The world’s #1 Steely Dan tribute band, The Royal Scam has been performing in some of the most respected jazz clubs, showcase rooms, outdoor concerts and festivals, and receiving rave reviews...

Rock Creek Tavern - Grasping at Straws

Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 8:00pm
The local (NJ/NYC/Philly) band Grasping at Straws, which plays mostly Acoustic Pop/Rock/Folk, Covers & Originals, will perform at Rock Creek Tavern at 8 pm.

Music under the Arbor at Alba Vineyard: Bob Lanza Blues Band

Sunday, October 2, 2016 -
1:00pm to 4:30pm
Enjoy live music by the area's most talented musicians under our arbor.

Rock Creek Tavern - Caren Kennedy Trio

Sunday, October 2, 2016 - 3:00pm
Caren Kennedy Trio will perform at Rock Creek Tavern at 3 pm.
 
Plan Ahead: 

Late Night Thursdays in Hackettstown

Thursday, October 6, 2016Thursday, November 3, 2016Thursday, December 1, 2016
Late Night Thursdays is the first Thursday of each month, when shops will remain open until 8pm or later.

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 - 2:00pmWednesday, October 19, 2016 - 2:00pmThursday, October 20, 2016 - 7:30pmFriday, October 21, 2016 - 8:00pmSaturday, October 22, 2016 - 8:00pmSunday, October 23, 2016 - 2:00pm
OPENING THIS WEEK! 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."

Susan Werner in Concert at Roy's Hall

Saturday, October 8, 2016 - 8:00pm
Susan is a singer/songwriter of boundless versatility, equally at home on guitar or piano. Her distinctive and highly crafted songwriting is liberally dosed with pockets of humor, wit, heartbreak, incisive social commentary and kick-ass rowdiness. Sponsored in part by The Foodshed Alliance and The Community Supported Garden at Genesis Farm, the evening will feature tunes from her newest project “Hayseed” for an ‘ag-centric’ show with songs about farming, rural America, locavores, food safety, and the comic potential of herbicides.

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

Friday, October 7, 2016 - 8:00pmSaturday, October 8, 2016 - 8:00pmSunday, October 9, 2016 - 2:00pmWednesday, October 12, 2016 - 2:00pm
OPENING THIS WEEK! 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."
 
Continuing: 

Hayride of Horrors at Corrado's Farm

Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 6:30pm to Sunday, October 2, 2016 - 6:30pm
Ready for the 2016 Haunting Season! The Hayride of Horrors & Haunted House at Corrado's Farm opens this Saturday and Sunday, then continues every Friday, Saturday and Sunday for the month of October.

"The Karl Jam" Open Mic/Jam Session

Thursday, September 22, 2016 -
7:00pm to 11:00pm
Thursday, September 29, 2016 -
7:00pm to 11:00pm
The Rock Creek Tavern, Warren County's newest spot for night life, hosts "The Karl Jam" open mic/jam session every Thursday night.

See the Evening Stars at UACNJ Observatory

Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 8:00pm
The United Astronomy Clubs of NJ at the UACNJ Observatory runs a FREE public program 8-10pm every Saturday night, April thru October. Saturday's topic is Mars: From Canals to Curiosity and Beyond with Gary DeLeo, Lehigh Val. U, followed by night sky viewing through their telescopes, weather permitting. Please check the website for a list of future topics to be presented, directions, and for any additional information. Also visit where the observatory is located.
10/1/16: What's up in the October Sky? with Lonnie Buinis, RVCC
 
Community Corner: 

Women's Journey to Wellness

Saturday, October 1, 2016 -
10:00am to 4:00pm
NORWESCAP, along with its partners, is hosting this Women's Journey to Wellness Event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at St. Luke's Warren Campus in Phillipsburg, featuring a keynote address on Empowerment to lots of informative sessions, screenings and more. Save the date and let the women in your life know about this event!
 

Hackettstown Community Day

Saturday, October 1, 2016 -
11:00am to 4:00pm
Come out for Hackettstown's 10th Annual Community Day, sponsored by the Hackettstown Police Department, Hackettstown Medical Center, Mars Chocolate North America, and QuickChek!

International Music and Food Night

Friday, October 7, 2016 -
5:00pm to 9:00pm
Hosted by NORWESCAP Family Success Center, registration for this event is required by October 3.

Morris Canal Bus Tour - Warren County

Saturday, October 1, 2016
WE'RE SORRY TO SAY THAT THIS TOUR IS NOW SOLD OUT! Don't let that happen again! Call to get on the waiting list for next scenic tour of the historic Morris Canal.

Please be advised that we do our best to make sure the information in this message is accurate at the time it is sent. But things happen, plans change, weather can be fickle... you get the idea. Please click on the links provided to other websites to obtain further details and updates.

We hope you've found this to be informative, and now feel inspired to come out and explore Warren County! If so, please:
Gray

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: 

Live Jazz at Nonpareil: Abe Ovadia

Friday, September 30, 2016 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm

Enjoy live jazz at Nonpareil with Abe Ovadia! Abe has performed at a host famous jazz venues, including The Blue Note, The Iridium and The Kitano in Manhattan.

Retro Weekend at Top of the Green

Friday, September 30, 2016 to Sunday, October 2, 2016

Celebrate Top of the Green at Apple Mountain's 43rd anniversary with '70s theme food and drink specials all weekend; costume and dance party featuring DJ Mitch from 6-9pm on Saturday, October 1!
Reservations recommended. 

Pequest Trout Hatchery and Natural Resource Education Center

First Saturday Hike at Pequest

Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 9:00am
Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 12:00pm

Join Wildlife Conservation Corps member and member of the NJ Woodland Stewards Program, John Hooven in a two-mile guided hike on the Pequest Wildlife Management Area trail system.

P'burg RR Historians Fall Open House

Saturday, October 1, 2016 -
10:00am to 4:00pm

Ride the Centerville and Southwestern Miniature Railroad and visit the museum and car shop as you learn about local railroad history. Free admission.

Harvest Festival at Longmeadow Farm

Saturday, October 1, 2016 -
11:00am to 4:00pm

Now in its 4th year, this festival attracts many visitors who spend the day picking apples in the orchard, taking hay rides to the pumpkin patch, and strolling through a gallery of artisans and other vendors. Warren County Wanderings will be there - Look for the Explore Warren table!

Family Harvest Weekend at Four Sisters Winery

Saturday, October 1, 2016 to Sunday, October 2, 2016

Enjoy live music by Tri-State Rockers on Saturday and Bobby Clark on Sunday. Join the fun with complimentary wine tasting, wine & food for purchase, pumpkin picking, tours, corn maze and so much more. Continuing every weekend in October.

HKTWN Live Outdoor Concert Series

Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 1:00pm

This one-day event will host local music group performances on three stages starting at 1pm at Main Street Gazebo. Click "MORE" below for the full schedule.

Fall Harvest Pig Roast at Brook Hollow Winery

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

Providing everything from a whole slow roasted pig to Teriyaki Drizzled Sirloins to a variety of delicious sides and desserts. Don't miss out on a fun afternoon of live music, prizes, and delicious food! Wine by the glass and bottle will be available for purchase throughout the day at retail value. Tickets are limited!

Oktoberfest at Mountain Lake Fire Company on October 1

Oktoberfest Dinner

Saturday, October 1, 2016 -
4:30pm to 8:00pm

Celebrate October with an Oktoberfest Dinner at the Mountain Lake Fire Company, featuring the Jolly Bavarians Band.

Roy's Hall in Blairstown presents The Royal Scam, a Tribute to Steely Dan

The Royal Scam plays Steely Dan

Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 8:00pm

The world’s #1 Steely Dan tribute band, The Royal Scam has been performing in some of the most respected jazz clubs, showcase rooms, outdoor concerts and festivals, and receiving rave reviews...

Rock Creek Tavern - Grasping at Straws

Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 8:00pm

The local (NJ/NYC/Philly) band Grasping at Straws, which plays mostly Acoustic Pop/Rock/Folk, Covers & Originals, will perform at Rock Creek Tavern at 8 pm.

Donaldson Farms Farm Market Re-Opens

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Our farm market re-opens for the season on Wednesday, April 5! You'll be able to stock up on our own sauces, jams, jellies and baked goods.

 
Continuing: 

Hayride of Horrors at Corrado's Farm

Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 6:30pm to Sunday, October 2, 2016 - 6:30pm

Ready for the 2016 Haunting Season! The Hayride of Horrors & Haunted House at Corrado's Farm opens this Saturday and Sunday, then continues every Friday, Saturday and Sunday for the month of October.

"The Karl Jam" Open Mic/Jam Session

Thursday, September 22, 2016 -
7:00pm to 11:00pm
Thursday, September 29, 2016 -
7:00pm to 11:00pm

The Rock Creek Tavern, Warren County's newest spot for night life, hosts "The Karl Jam" open mic/jam session every Thursday night.

See the Evening Stars at UACNJ Observatory

Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 8:00pm

The United Astronomy Clubs of NJ at the UACNJ Observatory runs a FREE public program 8-10pm every Saturday night, April thru October. Saturday's topic is Mars: From Canals to Curiosity and Beyond with Gary DeLeo, Lehigh Val. U, followed by night sky viewing through their telescopes, weather permitting. Please check the website for a list of future topics to be presented, directions, and for any additional information. Also visit where the observatory is located.

10/1/16: What's up in the October Sky? with Lonnie Buinis, RVCC

 
Community Corner: 

Women's Journey to Wellness

Saturday, October 1, 2016 -
10:00am to 4:00pm

NORWESCAP, along with its partners, is hosting this Women's Journey to Wellness Event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at St. Luke's Warren Campus in Phillipsburg, featuring a keynote address on Empowerment to lots of informative sessions, screenings and more. Save the date and let the women in your life know about this event!

 

Hackettstown Community Day

Saturday, October 1, 2016 -
11:00am to 4:00pm

Come out for Hackettstown's 10th Annual Community Day, sponsored by the Hackettstown Police Department, Hackettstown Medical Center, Mars Chocolate North America, and QuickChek!

Morris Canal Bus Tour - Warren County

Saturday, October 1, 2016

WE'RE SORRY TO SAY THAT THIS TOUR IS NOW SOLD OUT! Don't let that happen again! Call to get on the waiting list for next scenic tour of the historic Morris Canal.

 
Plan Ahead: 

Susan Werner in Concert at Roy's Hall

Saturday, October 8, 2016 - 8:00pm

Susan is a singer/songwriter of boundless versatility, equally at home on guitar or piano. Her distinctive and highly crafted songwriting is liberally dosed with pockets of humor, wit, heartbreak, incisive social commentary and kick-ass rowdiness. Sponsored in part by The Foodshed Alliance and The Community Supported Garden at Genesis Farm, the evening will feature tunes from her newest project “Hayseed” for an ‘ag-centric’ show with songs about farming, rural America, locavores, food safety, and the comic potential of herbicides.

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

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 2:00pm
Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 7:30pm
Friday, October 21, 2016 - 8:00pm
Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 8:00pm
Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 2:00pm

FINAL WEEK! 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."

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.