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Starting October 1, 2020

“It must be October, the trees are falling away and showing their true colors.” - Charmaine J. Forde, poet

The leaves have begun to change color and fall, and we have a beautiful weekend ahead of us! Harvest happenings are in full swing, so we're sticking with the corn maze theme two weeks in a row. This work of art can be found at Von Thun Farms, and it looks rather challenging! Meanwhile, we want to let you know about a few virtual events available online, so be sure to check out the "More Things To Do" section below for links to a pair of concerts you can watch at your leisure.

Read on for more, and Happy Wanderings!

This Week: 

Late Night Thursdays in Hackettstown

Thursday, October 1, 2020 -
5:00pm to 8:00pm
Order dinner from one of the local restaurants, bring a growler from your favorite brewery (or BYOB), and chill out under the outdoor dining tent located in the parking lot next to Davila’s and Stella G’s. Click MORE below for this week’s specials!

Phillipsburg Summer Concert Series - Bobby Clark Band

Thursday, October 1, 2020 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Bobby Clark Band plays rock/country music - and plays it hard! Held at Shappell Park.

Jimmy Leahey/Scott Ward Duo

Thursday, October 1, 2020 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm
Come out and celebrate the beginning of fall with the Jimmy Leahey Duo, aka The Grey Man Group. Reservations suggested.
 

Live Music Thursdays at Czig Meister: Noble Brothers Band

Thursday, October 1, 2020 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm
$10 cash cover includes a beer ticket starting at 6pm (music 7-10pm). Full line up of beers available, as well as craft hard CZeltzer (gluten free & only 5% alcohol).

Open Call Audition for "The Christmas Carol" at CSC

Friday, October 2, 2020 -
10:30am to 6:30pm
Centenary Stage Company will hold a Non-Equity open call audition for the upcoming 2020 holiday production of The Christmas Carol written by Stephen Temperley based on the story by Charles Dickens. Auditions will be held by appointment.

Man Skirt Brewing 5th Anniversary at Tranquillity Farms featuring James off Main

Friday, October 2, 2020 -
5:00pm to 9:00pm
Celebrating Man Skirt Brewing's 5 year anniversary at Tranquillity Farms, the event will feature farm activities, live music, beer by Man Skirt Brewing, and food by James off Main. Advance purchase of tickets required - not offered at the door.

Live Music at Panther Pub

Friday, October 2, 2020 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm
Sunday, October 4, 2020 -
5:00pm to 9:00pm
Live music, weather permitting, Friday and Sunday evenings. This week's lineup is Michael and Andy (Fri.) and Maribyrd (Sun.)

Kathy's Kove & Kafe' Open Mic

Friday, October 2, 2020 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm
Join us for outdoor Open Mic hosted by Scott and Corinne. Food and beverages are available inside the cafe. All CDC regulations are in effect!

Oktoberfest at Buck Hill

Friday, October 2, 2020 to Sunday, October 4, 2020
Celebrate the season with German food, music and beer.  Call 908-854-5300.

Friday in the Arbor at Alba Vineyard: Pianist Ingrid Gray

Friday, October 2, 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). 

Live Music at Brook Hollow Winery

Friday, October 2, 2020 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Sunday, October 4, 2020 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Visit Brook Hollow Winery and Event Facility for live music this weekend: Stan and Elise on Friday evening and Bill Ruddy 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. (Please note the winery is closed Oct. 3 for its annual Pig Roast, which is sold out.)

8th Annual Harvest Fest at Longmeadow Farm

Saturday, October 3, 2020 -
11:00am to 3:00pm
Bring your family for some fall farm fun including some craft and vendor shopping! Rain date: Oct. 4

Young Audience Series: Miss Nelson is Missing!

Saturday, October 3, 2020 - 11:00am
Miss Nelson can't control her crazy classroom because she's just too nice. But when she disappears, her substitute is the no-nonsense Viola Swamp! With the big test approaching, the kids suddenly realize how much they miss their Miss Nelson, and they'll do anything to get her back! ​Centenary Stage Company’s Young Audience Series brings its touring productions to the Lackland Performing Arts Center October 3 through October 5, starting with Miss Nelson is Missing and followed by School House Rock Jr. Live! on Oct. 4  and Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical on Oct. 5. 

Weekend Activities at Four Sisters Winery

Saturday, September 26, 2020 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, September 27, 2020 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm
Come and enjoy the casual but lively atmosphere, award-winning wines, beautiful vineyard views, hayrides and apple picking! Live music: Janci & Berry 12:30-5pm on Saturday; Joe Izen 12:30-5pm on Sunday.

Music Under the Arbor at Alba Vineyard

Saturday, October 3, 2020 -
1:00pm to 4:30pm
Sunday, October 4, 2020 -
1:00pm to 4:30pm
Relax under the Arbor (weather permitting) with Last Thursday Band on Saturday and the Darla Rich Jazz Trio 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. 

Lopatcong Music in the Park: TimeWhys

Saturday, October 3, 2020 - 3:00pm
Encore performance! TimeWhys perform the great music of the '60s, recreating those captivating times when songs by The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and The Who filled the airwaves.

Garlic Fest COVID-Style at the Sand Bar

Saturday, October 3, 2020 to Sunday, October 4, 2020
Garlic Bloody Marys along with garlic chicken and shrimp kabobs, garlic personal pizzas and more! Live music: The Moondogs (3-7pm on Saturday) will have you howling along the river, and Dear Anna will be rocking the parking lot 3-7pm on Sunday. Enjoy the views, brews and the greatest bartenders around!

Dine in the Vines at Villa Milagro

Saturday, October 3, 2020 - 5:30pm
Chefs Kim and Sara Beth of Sara Beth's Culinary Cuisine in Clinton will prepare a fall feast from local and organic ingredients, highlighting fresh, wholesome flavors in a gourmet presentation. Watch the sunset as you sip wine and enjoy the ambiance of this unique experience. Tickets will go fast! Cost is $70/person. Reserve your spot today.

Saturday Evening under the Arbor at Alba Vineyard: Guitarist Charlie Torre

Saturday, October 3, 2020 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm
Relax under the Arbor Saturday evenings, weather permitting, through October. This week's artist: Guitarist Charlie Torre. 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.

AJ Croix & The Devils Right Hand Band - LIVE 2 Ways

Saturday, October 3, 2020 -
8:00pm to 9:30pm
AJ Croix and The Devil's Right Hand Band pay tribute to the early outlaw country generation and to modern Texas progressive country songwriters. 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.

Vendor Fair at Country Fresh Farm

Sunday, October 4, 2020 -
11:00am to 4:00pm
Fall, Christmas, unique items and gifts available in the farm shop; about 30 vendors expected. Don't forget about mums, cider, donuts, muffins and pies.

Young Audience Series: School House Rock Live Jr.

Sunday, October 4, 2020 - 2:00pm
The Emmy Award winning 1970s Saturday morning cartoon series that taught history, grammar, math, science and politics through clever, tuneful songs is instructing a whole new generation to "Unpack Your Adjectives and do "The Circulations"! ​

Corinne Mamanna Duo at Villa Milagro Vineyards

Sunday, October 4, 2020 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Relaxing, outdoor jazz courtesy of Corinne Mammana Duo.  $15 cover includes wine tasting. Parties of 1-3 no reservation needed, but 4+ require reservation and advance payment. Please call Villa Milagro to reserve: 908-995-2072‬. Seating is first come first serve.

Young Audience Series: Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical

Monday, October 5, 2020 - 3:00pm
Inspired by the events of The Little Rock 9, Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical serves as a colorful history lesson for children, reminding them that our individual differences make us awesome, not outcasts.

Kids Halloween Paint Class on the Patio

Monday, October 5, 2020 - 3:30pm
Learn how to paint this Halloween inspired masterpiece! All age & abilities welcome. $25 per child (all supplies included).

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.
Continuing: 

WC Habitat for Humanity 50/50 Raffle & Online Auction

Thursday, October 1, 2020 to Monday, October 5, 2020
The 50/50 drawing kicks off a virtual fundraising event, as the biggest fundraiser of the year goes on-line. Items up for auction include antiques, a bistro set, specially themed prize baskets, diamond earrings, Patriots baseball tickets, a Trex bench, home goods, artwork, a game table, an electric bicycle and a log splitter, among many more prizes. The auction will begin on October 1 at 1pm and close on October 5 at 5pm.

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. 

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).

Washington Farmers Market Grand Finale

Saturday, October 3, 2020 -
10:00am to 3:00pm
Looking to finish off the season with a flourish, the Washington Business Improvement District, in conjunction with the Borough Green Team, is hosting a Farmer Market Season-Ending Grand Finale event that includes live music by Southbound (pictured) and the Bob Lanza Band, and a tribute to pets for Pet Appreciation Day.

Blairstown Farmers Market

Saturday, September 19, 2020 -
9:30am to 1:00pm
Saturday, September 26, 2020 -
9:30am to 1:00pm
Saturday, October 3, 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! 

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.

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

Saturday, October 3, 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, "What's Up in the October Sky?" presented by Lonny Buinis, RVCC.

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.
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: 

Virtual Concert #1: Walt Bibinger Trio, Andrea Wittchen at Ramsaysburg

On August 16, 2020, the Walt Bibinger Trio (Walt on guitar with Nancy Coletti on vocals and Paul Rostock on bass) and classical harpist, Andrea Wittchen (accompanied by violinist Rebecca Brown) performed for an audience stuffed with a love for good music. The concert was produced by the Knowlton Township Historical Commission with generous support from the Warren County Cultural and Heritage Division of the Department of Land Preservation, a partner of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. See the concert here.

Virtual Concert #2: A Halo Called Fred

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and restrictions on large gatherings, the annual Shippen Manor Lawn Concerts Series could not be held in 2020. However, 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. First up: A Halo Called Fred, a quirky quartet that performs songs about pirates, cavemen, and any body part or flying thing you can think of. Find their performance here. And stay tuned to Wanderings for the next Virtual Lawn Concert!
Plan Ahead: 

Centenary Stage Co. Fringe Festival Presents "Rent Control"

Thursday, October 8, 2020 to Sunday, October 11, 2020
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

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.

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.

Troop 54, Where Are You? Car and Truck Show

Sunday, October 18, 2020 -
1:00pm to 5:00pm
Boy Scouts of America Troop 54 presents its annual Car and Truck 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.

Treats & Tricks - Flying Fun at WCCC

Saturday, October 24, 2020 -
2:00pm to 7:00pm
Sunday, October 25, 2020 -
2:00pm to 7:00pm
Two days of Hot Air Balloons, Drones, food trucks, some trick or treating for the kids, and a Balloon Glow both nights. “Mask up” but also dress in costume for this weekend event - there's a costume parade both days - right before Halloween. Admission is limited and tickets are on sale now.

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.

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This Week: 

Late Night Thursdays in Hackettstown

Thursday, October 1, 2020 -
5:00pm to 8:00pm

Order dinner from one of the local restaurants, bring a growler from your favorite brewery (or BYOB), and chill out under the outdoor dining tent located in the parking lot next to Davila’s and Stella G’s. Click MORE below for this week’s specials!

Jimmy Leahey/Scott Ward Duo

Thursday, October 1, 2020 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm

Come out and celebrate the beginning of fall with the Jimmy Leahey Duo, aka The Grey Man Group. Reservations suggested.

 

Open Call Audition for "The Christmas Carol" at CSC

Friday, October 2, 2020 -
10:30am to 6:30pm

Centenary Stage Company will hold a Non-Equity open call audition for the upcoming 2020 holiday production of The Christmas Carol written by Stephen Temperley based on the story by Charles Dickens. Auditions will be held by appointment.

Live Music at Panther Pub

Friday, October 2, 2020 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm
Sunday, October 4, 2020 -
5:00pm to 9:00pm

Live music, weather permitting, Friday and Sunday evenings. This week's lineup is Michael and Andy (Fri.) and Maribyrd (Sun.)

Kathy's Kove & Kafe' Open Mic

Friday, October 2, 2020 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm

Join us for outdoor Open Mic hosted by Scott and Corinne. Food and beverages are available inside the cafe. All CDC regulations are in effect!

Oktoberfest at Buck Hill

Friday, October 2, 2020 to Sunday, October 4, 2020

Celebrate the season with German food, music and beer.  Call 908-854-5300.

Friday in the Arbor at Alba Vineyard: Pianist Ingrid Gray

Friday, October 2, 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). 

Live Music at Brook Hollow Winery

Friday, October 2, 2020 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Sunday, October 4, 2020 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm

Visit Brook Hollow Winery and Event Facility for live music this weekend: Stan and Elise on Friday evening and Bill Ruddy 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. (Please note the winery is closed Oct. 3 for its annual Pig Roast, which is sold out.)

Young Audience Series: Miss Nelson is Missing!

Saturday, October 3, 2020 - 11:00am

Miss Nelson can't control her crazy classroom because she's just too nice. But when she disappears, her substitute is the no-nonsense Viola Swamp! With the big test approaching, the kids suddenly realize how much they miss their Miss Nelson, and they'll do anything to get her back! ​Centenary Stage Company’s Young Audience Series brings its touring productions to the Lackland Performing Arts Center October 3 through October 5, starting with Miss Nelson is Missing and followed by School House Rock Jr. Live! on Oct. 4  and Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical on Oct. 5. 

Weekend Activities at Four Sisters Winery

Saturday, September 26, 2020 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, September 27, 2020 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm

Come and enjoy the casual but lively atmosphere, award-winning wines, beautiful vineyard views, hayrides and apple picking! Live music: Janci & Berry 12:30-5pm on Saturday; Joe Izen 12:30-5pm on Sunday.

Music Under the Arbor at Alba Vineyard

Saturday, October 3, 2020 -
1:00pm to 4:30pm
Sunday, October 4, 2020 -
1:00pm to 4:30pm

Relax under the Arbor (weather permitting) with Last Thursday Band on Saturday and the Darla Rich Jazz Trio 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. 

Lopatcong Music in the Park: TimeWhys

Saturday, October 3, 2020 - 3:00pm

Encore performance! TimeWhys perform the great music of the '60s, recreating those captivating times when songs by The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and The Who filled the airwaves.

Garlic Fest COVID-Style at the Sand Bar

Saturday, October 3, 2020 to Sunday, October 4, 2020

Garlic Bloody Marys along with garlic chicken and shrimp kabobs, garlic personal pizzas and more! Live music: The Moondogs (3-7pm on Saturday) will have you howling along the river, and Dear Anna will be rocking the parking lot 3-7pm on Sunday. Enjoy the views, brews and the greatest bartenders around!

Dine in the Vines at Villa Milagro

Saturday, October 3, 2020 - 5:30pm

Chefs Kim and Sara Beth of Sara Beth's Culinary Cuisine in Clinton will prepare a fall feast from local and organic ingredients, highlighting fresh, wholesome flavors in a gourmet presentation. Watch the sunset as you sip wine and enjoy the ambiance of this unique experience. Tickets will go fast! Cost is $70/person. Reserve your spot today.

Saturday Evening under the Arbor at Alba Vineyard: Guitarist Charlie Torre

Saturday, October 3, 2020 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm

Relax under the Arbor Saturday evenings, weather permitting, through October. This week's artist: Guitarist Charlie Torre. 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.

AJ Croix & The Devils Right Hand Band - LIVE 2 Ways

Saturday, October 3, 2020 -
8:00pm to 9:30pm

AJ Croix and The Devil's Right Hand Band pay tribute to the early outlaw country generation and to modern Texas progressive country songwriters. 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.

Vendor Fair at Country Fresh Farm

Sunday, October 4, 2020 -
11:00am to 4:00pm

Fall, Christmas, unique items and gifts available in the farm shop; about 30 vendors expected. Don't forget about mums, cider, donuts, muffins and pies.

Young Audience Series: School House Rock Live Jr.

Sunday, October 4, 2020 - 2:00pm

The Emmy Award winning 1970s Saturday morning cartoon series that taught history, grammar, math, science and politics through clever, tuneful songs is instructing a whole new generation to "Unpack Your Adjectives and do "The Circulations"! ​

Corinne Mamanna Duo at Villa Milagro Vineyards

Sunday, October 4, 2020 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm

Relaxing, outdoor jazz courtesy of Corinne Mammana Duo.  $15 cover includes wine tasting. Parties of 1-3 no reservation needed, but 4+ require reservation and advance payment. Please call Villa Milagro to reserve: 908-995-2072‬. Seating is first come first serve.

Young Audience Series: Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical

Monday, October 5, 2020 - 3:00pm

Inspired by the events of The Little Rock 9, Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical serves as a colorful history lesson for children, reminding them that our individual differences make us awesome, not outcasts.

 
Continuing: 

WC Habitat for Humanity 50/50 Raffle & Online Auction

Thursday, October 1, 2020 to Monday, October 5, 2020

The 50/50 drawing kicks off a virtual fundraising event, as the biggest fundraiser of the year goes on-line. Items up for auction include antiques, a bistro set, specially themed prize baskets, diamond earrings, Patriots baseball tickets, a Trex bench, home goods, artwork, a game table, an electric bicycle and a log splitter, among many more prizes. The auction will begin on October 1 at 1pm and close on October 5 at 5pm.

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. 

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).

Washington Farmers Market Grand Finale

Saturday, October 3, 2020 -
10:00am to 3:00pm

Looking to finish off the season with a flourish, the Washington Business Improvement District, in conjunction with the Borough Green Team, is hosting a Farmer Market Season-Ending Grand Finale event that includes live music by Southbound (pictured) and the Bob Lanza Band, and a tribute to pets for Pet Appreciation Day.

Blairstown Farmers Market

Saturday, September 19, 2020 -
9:30am to 1:00pm
Saturday, September 26, 2020 -
9:30am to 1:00pm
Saturday, October 3, 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! 

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.

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.

 
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: 

Virtual Concert #1: Walt Bibinger Trio, Andrea Wittchen at Ramsaysburg

On August 16, 2020, the Walt Bibinger Trio (Walt on guitar with Nancy Coletti on vocals and Paul Rostock on bass) and classical harpist, Andrea Wittchen (accompanied by violinist Rebecca Brown) performed for an audience stuffed with a love for good music. The concert was produced by the Knowlton Township Historical Commission with generous support from the Warren County Cultural and Heritage Division of the Department of Land Preservation, a partner of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. See the concert here.

Virtual Concert #2: A Halo Called Fred

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and restrictions on large gatherings, the annual Shippen Manor Lawn Concerts Series could not be held in 2020. However, 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. First up: A Halo Called Fred, a quirky quartet that performs songs about pirates, cavemen, and any body part or flying thing you can think of. Find their performance here. And stay tuned to Wanderings for the next Virtual Lawn Concert!

 
Plan Ahead: 

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

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.

Troop 54, Where Are You? Car and Truck Show

Sunday, October 18, 2020 -
1:00pm to 5:00pm

Boy Scouts of America Troop 54 presents its annual Car and Truck 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.

Treats & Tricks - Flying Fun at WCCC

Saturday, October 24, 2020 -
2:00pm to 7:00pm
Sunday, October 25, 2020 -
2:00pm to 7:00pm

Two days of Hot Air Balloons, Drones, food trucks, some trick or treating for the kids, and a Balloon Glow both nights. “Mask up” but also dress in costume for this weekend event - there's a costume parade both days - right before Halloween. Admission is limited and tickets are on sale now.

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.