Warren County Wanderings
Balloons rise at the Warren County Farmers' Fair and Hot Air Balloon Festival

Thursday, August 4

It's the heart of Farmers' Fair week and the weather is glorious, so it's a perfect time for wandering in Warren County! There's plenty happening this weekend so read on, but first, a special welcome to all the new subscribers who signed up during the Fair. Also, if you've been receiving Warren County Wanderings you'll notice some big changes with the edition. This email newsletter is now integrated with our new website, www.explorewarren.org, so when you click on one of the items below, you'll land at the website for more information, including a directional map to help you find the event or attraction. Plus, Wanderings has been redesigned so that you'll be able to use it more readily on a smart phone or other mobile device while you're out and about. So see you at the Fair, and Happy Wanderings!

 
This Week: 

Warren County Farmers' Fair

Saturday, July 30, 2016 to Saturday, August 6, 2016
If you haven't visited yet, there's still time! Where else can you thrill to a hot air balloon ride, eat cotton candy on a carnival midway, watch traditional craftsmen at work, get down-and-dirty in a Mud Bog competition, and cheer your neighbor on in a tractor pull... all in the same place? Yes, the Farmers' Fair, featuring one of New Jerseys' popular Hot Air Balloon Festivals is truly a family affair. Highlights remaining include the 4-Wheel Drive Truck Pull tonight; the Holstein Show, Bobby Clark & the "Play It Hard" Band, and the Demolition Derby tomorrow; the Mud Bog competition and D2W Pro Wrestling on Sunday; and Mass Hot Air Balloon Inflation and Tethered Rides all three remaining days, weather permitting. And don't forget the food! Fair hours are 12 noon to 10 pm.
Bev Conklin

Blues Night hosted by Bev Conklin - Music in the Park at Phillipsburg's Shappell Park

Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 6:30pm
Blues Night hosted by Bev Conkin & special guests showcasing area top blues performers.  Gnarly Brews and Carol's bar will have a Beer/Wine Tent at the Summer Concerts!

Live Music at Brook Hollow Winery - Marty Koppel

Friday, August 5, 2016 - 6:30pm
Come enjoy free live music with family, friends, and delicious wines!

Rock Creek Tavern Grand Opening Weekend - Dreamline

Friday, August 5, 2016 - 8:00pm
Come join us for our grand opening! Dreamline, the best Rush tribute band around, starts at 8 pm. We are doing great giveaways all night like a free dinner for two and some cool beer signs.

Tour de Blairstown

Saturday, August 6, 2016
Marty’s Reliable Cycle and the Foodshed Alliance present the First Ever Tour de Blairstown, in a beautiful town ready to share the secret of its unparalleled cycling with the rest of the world! Register online for $25 per rider or $40 per rider registering onsite the day of the event. Check-in with free coffee begins at 7:30am and closes at 9:30am.  Three spectacular rides are offered: 25-, 40- and 62-mile options. The 25- and 40-mile rides leave at 9am; the 62-mile ride leaves at 8:30am. Rest stops are along the way, with free water and snacks, and you can shop the Blairstown Farmers Market where they ride begins and ends (free shopping bag for first 250 registered riders). Delicious, satisfying food and drink are available for purchase from Lucca’s Wood-Fired Pizza and Damn Good Chicken.

Pilates at White Lake

Saturday, August 13, 2016 - 9:00am
Start the day right before you visit the Blairstown Farmers Market!  Join Annamarie Wadiak, a certified Group Fitness Instructor by the American Council on Exercise, for a FREE Pilates class at White Lake for a series of four classes:

Canal Day at Historic Waterloo Village

Saturday, August 6, 2016 -
10:00am to 4:00pm
This year the Canal Society of New Jersey will be offering a wide range of programming at Waterloo Village.

Savory Cupcake Tasting

Saturday, August 6, 2016 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Sunday, August 7, 2016 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm
The hottest fresh market and caterer in Warren County and the Lehigh Valley is oKaysions Katering located in Phillipsburg.

Music under the Arbor at Alba Vineyard: Acoustic Gumbo

Saturday, August 6, 2016 - 1:30pm
Enjoy live music by the area's most talented musicians under our arbor. Each week a different band will appear for your entertainment.

Music at Milagro: Nancy Coletti

Saturday, August 6, 2016 - 6:00pm
Nancty Coletti's silky, rich voice draws you in and takes you on a musical journey that will delight and leave you asking for more. She will be accompanied by Walt Bibinger.

Rock Creek Tavern Grand Opening Weekend - JJ Lynch

Saturday, August 6, 2016 - 8:00pm
Night two is gonna be huge!! We are raffling off Darius Rucker tickets and some other great giveaways! JJ Lynch Band rocks the stage with their blues and rock n roll covers and originals!

Music under the Arbor at Alba Vineyard: Kathy Phillips Trio

Sunday, August 7, 2016 - 1:00pm
Enjoy live music by the area's most talented musicians under our arbor. Each week a different band will appear for your entertainment.

Live Music at Brook Hollow Winery - George Baier

Sunday, August 7, 2016 - 1:30pm
Come enjoy free live music with family, friends, and delicious wines!

Rock Creek Tavern Grand Opening Weekend - Leather & Lace

Sunday, August 7, 2016 - 3:00pm
And we close our our grand opening weekend with the amazingly talented Leather & Lace starting at 3 pm! We are raffling off complimentary lunches and dinners and some cool beer swag!

Barefoot Grape Stomping at Four Sisters Winery

Sunday, August 7, 2016 - 4:00pm
Stomp to the music and feel the sensation between your toes.

Messages from the Other Side

Sunday, August 7, 2016 -
4:00pm to 6:00pm
Kathy's Kove & Kafe hosts a psychic medium gallery. Come see if there's a message for you! Mediums will channel departed loved ones in a gallery setting. $25 entry fee includes refreshments.

Shippen Manor Lawn Concert - Jersey Sound

Sunday, August 7, 2016 - 5:00pm
Shippen Manor Summer Lawn Concert Series - Jersey Sound http://www.jerseysound.com/
 
Plan Ahead: 

Live Music at Brook Hollow Winery - John Cain

Friday, August 12, 2016 - 6:30pm
Come enjoy free live music with family, friends, and delicious wines!

Yoga at the Lake

Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 8:30am
Join certified Yoga Teacher Kate McGuiness, owner of StillPoint Yoga Studio in Blairstown for a FREE one hour, all levels Hatha Yoga class. Using the beauty of nature as studio, practice basic yoga and sun salutations. All levels of experience are welcome. Wear comfortable clothing, bring water and a yoga mat.

Yoga and Wine Tasting at Brook Hollow

Sunday, August 14, 2016 -
10:30am to 12:30pm
Relax, unwind + wine! A one-hour yoga class in an outdoor pavilion overlooking vineyards, followed by wine tasting. Beginner-friendly and open to all levels. $15 in advance, $20 at the door.

Music under the Arbor at Alba Vineyard: 6th Street Trio

Saturday, August 13, 2016 - 1:30pm
Enjoy live music by the area's most talented musicians under our arbor. Each week a different band will appear for your entertainment.

Music under the Arbor at Alba Vineyard: Jeff Belfy & Co.

Sunday, August 14, 2016 - 1:00pm
Enjoy live music by the area's most talented musicians under our arbor. Each week a different band will appear for your entertainment.

Shippen Manor Lawn Concert - Fritz's Polka Band

Sunday, August 14, 2016 - 5:00pm
Shippen Manor Summer Lawn Concert Series

Movie Night on the Lawn: Zootopia

Monday, August 15, 2016 - 8:00pm
We are very excited to announce that we will be hosting a Family Movie Night on the Lawn at Rutherfurd Hall thanks to the sponsorship of Village Family Clinic and Super Stuff. The movie will be on Monday, August 15 with a rain date of August 16 at dusk (probably around 8:30). The movie is the fairly recent Zootopia by Disney! 

Zumba Demonstration

Saturday, August 13, 2016 - 1:00pm
Join the Warren County Library HQ in Belvidere on Saturday, Aug. 13 at 1pm for the end of Summer Reading Zumba class, where we will dance, sweat (in a refined manner) and have a good time working off all those calorie-filled ice cream trips!  Bring your water bottle, socks or go barefoot, and have an hour of fun and dance!  Please register at 908-475-6322 or www.warrenlib.org.

StoneHearth Bluegrass Band - Aug. 21 at Shippen Manor

Sunday, August 21, 2016 - 5:00pm
Shippen Manor Summer Lawn Concert Series

Sunset on White Lake

Sunday, August 14, 2016 - 6:30pm
Paddle around the lake in kayaks and canoes provided by RVC (or bring your own). Enjoy the beauty of the lake at sunset. Bring a picnic, relax on the shore.

Music under the Arbor at Alba Vineyard: Joe Wagner Jazz Trio

Sunday, August 21, 2016 - 1:00pm
Enjoy live music by the area's most talented musicians under our arbor. Each week a different band will appear for your entertainment.

Music under the Arbor at Alba Vineyard: BC Combo

Saturday, August 20, 2016 - 1:30pm
Enjoy live music by the area's most talented musicians under our arbor. Each week a different band will appear for your entertainment.

Music under the Arbor at Alba Vineyard: Catmoondaddy

Saturday, September 3, 2016 - 1:00pm
Enjoy live music by the area's most talented musicians under our arbor. Each week a different band will appear for your entertainment.

Music under the Arbor at Alba Vineyard: Eric Mintel Quartet

Sunday, September 4, 2016 - 1:00pm
Enjoy live music by the area's most talented musicians under our arbor. Each week a different band will appear for your entertainment.

Live Music at Brook Hollow Winery - Michael Long

Saturday, August 20, 2016 - 1:30pm
Come enjoy free live music with family, friends, and delicious wines!

Live Music at Brook Hollow Winery - George Baier

Sunday, August 21, 2016 - 1:30pm
Come enjoy free live music with family, friends, and delicious wines!

Music under the Arbor at Alba Vineyard: Eric Mintel Quartet

Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 1:30pm
Enjoy live music by the area's most talented musicians under our arbor. Each week a different band will appear for your entertainment.

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

Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 1:00pm
Enjoy live music by the area's most talented musicians under our arbor. Each week a different band will appear for your entertainment.
 
Continuing: 

Happy Hour Fridays on the Deck at FSW

Friday, August 12, 2016 - 5:00pm
ThisFriday Night Happy Hour offers a food special every week and $2 off a glass or bottle of wine to be consumed on the deck. Come out and enjoy a night on the deck while enjoying your favori

Late Night Thursdays in Hackettstown

Thursday, September 1, 2016Thursday, 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.
 
Community Corner: 

Rutherfurd Hall Health Fair

Sunday, August 7, 2016 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Come see and chat with: Village Family Clinic, Golds Gym (Hackettstown, Flanders, Pburg), Awakening Point Yoga, Absolute Home, Sustaining Elements Coffee, Foot Care Associates of Hackettstown, Youn
 
More Things to Do: 

Fun at Donaldson Farms!

Pie of the Week: This week: Cherry Vanilla Only $10 each Monday - Friday only, while supplies last.

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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: 

Warren County Farmers' Fair

Saturday, July 30, 2016 to Saturday, August 6, 2016

If you haven't visited yet, there's still time! Where else can you thrill to a hot air balloon ride, eat cotton candy on a carnival midway, watch traditional craftsmen at work, get down-and-dirty in a Mud Bog competition, and cheer your neighbor on in a tractor pull... all in the same place? Yes, the Farmers' Fair, featuring one of New Jerseys' popular Hot Air Balloon Festivals is truly a family affair. Highlights remaining include the 4-Wheel Drive Truck Pull tonight; the Holstein Show, Bobby Clark & the "Play It Hard" Band, and the Demolition Derby tomorrow; the Mud Bog competition and D2W Pro Wrestling on Sunday; and Mass Hot Air Balloon Inflation and Tethered Rides all three remaining days, weather permitting. And don't forget the food! Fair hours are 12 noon to 10 pm.

Rock Creek Tavern Grand Opening Weekend - Dreamline

Friday, August 5, 2016 - 8:00pm

Come join us for our grand opening! Dreamline, the best Rush tribute band around, starts at 8 pm. We are doing great giveaways all night like a free dinner for two and some cool beer signs.

Tour de Blairstown

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Marty’s Reliable Cycle and the Foodshed Alliance present the First Ever Tour de Blairstown, in a beautiful town ready to share the secret of its unparalleled cycling with the rest of the world! Register online for $25 per rider or $40 per rider registering onsite the day of the event. Check-in with free coffee begins at 7:30am and closes at 9:30am.  Three spectacular rides are offered: 25-, 40- and 62-mile options. The 25- and 40-mile rides leave at 9am; the 62-mile ride leaves at 8:30am. Rest stops are along the way, with free water and snacks, and you can shop the Blairstown Farmers Market where they ride begins and ends (free shopping bag for first 250 registered riders). Delicious, satisfying food and drink are available for purchase from Lucca’s Wood-Fired Pizza and Damn Good Chicken.

Pilates at White Lake

Saturday, August 13, 2016 - 9:00am

Start the day right before you visit the Blairstown Farmers Market!  Join Annamarie Wadiak, a certified Group Fitness Instructor by the American Council on Exercise, for a FREE Pilates class at White Lake for a series of four classes:

Savory Cupcake Tasting

Saturday, August 6, 2016 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Sunday, August 7, 2016 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm

The hottest fresh market and caterer in Warren County and the Lehigh Valley is oKaysions Katering located in Phillipsburg.

Music at Milagro: Nancy Coletti

Saturday, August 6, 2016 - 6:00pm

Nancty Coletti's silky, rich voice draws you in and takes you on a musical journey that will delight and leave you asking for more.  She will be accompanied by Walt Bibinger.

Rock Creek Tavern Grand Opening Weekend - JJ Lynch

Saturday, August 6, 2016 - 8:00pm

Night two is gonna be huge!! We are raffling off Darius Rucker tickets and some other great giveaways! JJ Lynch Band rocks the stage with their blues and rock n roll covers and originals!

Messages from the Other Side

Sunday, August 7, 2016 -
4:00pm to 6:00pm

Kathy's Kove & Kafe hosts a psychic medium gallery. Come see if there's a message for you! Mediums will channel departed loved ones in a gallery setting. $25 entry fee includes refreshments.

 
Continuing: 

Happy Hour Fridays on the Deck at FSW

Friday, August 12, 2016 - 5:00pm

ThisFriday Night Happy Hour offers a food special every week and $2 off a glass or bottle of wine to be consumed on the deck.  Come out and enjoy a night on the deck while enjoying your favori

 
Community Corner: 

Rutherfurd Hall Health Fair

Sunday, August 7, 2016 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm

Come see and chat with: Village Family Clinic, Golds Gym (Hackettstown, Flanders, Pburg), Awakening Point Yoga, Absolute Home, Sustaining Elements Coffee, Foot Care Associates of Hackettstown, Youn

 
More Things to Do: 
 
Plan Ahead: 

Yoga at the Lake

Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 8:30am

Join certified Yoga Teacher Kate McGuiness, owner of StillPoint Yoga Studio in Blairstown for a FREE one hour, all levels Hatha Yoga class. Using the beauty of nature as studio, practice basic yoga and sun salutations. All levels of experience are welcome. Wear comfortable clothing, bring water and a yoga mat.

Yoga and Wine Tasting at Brook Hollow

Sunday, August 14, 2016 -
10:30am to 12:30pm

Relax, unwind + wine! A one-hour yoga class in an outdoor pavilion overlooking vineyards, followed by wine tasting. Beginner-friendly and open to all levels. $15 in advance, $20 at the door.

Movie Night on the Lawn: Zootopia

Monday, August 15, 2016 - 8:00pm

We are very excited to announce that we will be hosting a Family Movie Night on the Lawn at Rutherfurd Hall thanks to the sponsorship of Village Family Clinic and Super Stuff. The movie will be on Monday, August 15 with a rain date of August 16 at dusk (probably around 8:30). The movie is the fairly recent Zootopia by Disney! 

Zumba Demonstration

Saturday, August 13, 2016 - 1:00pm

Join the Warren County Library HQ in Belvidere on Saturday, Aug. 13 at 1pm for the end of Summer Reading Zumba class, where we will dance, sweat (in a refined manner) and have a good time working off all those calorie-filled ice cream trips!  Bring your water bottle, socks or go barefoot, and have an hour of fun and dance!  Please register at 908-475-6322 or www.warrenlib.org.

Sunset on White Lake

Sunday, August 14, 2016 - 6:30pm

Paddle around the lake in kayaks and canoes provided by RVC (or bring your own). Enjoy the beauty of the lake at sunset. Bring a picnic, relax on the shore.