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A goat sticking its nose through the fence at the Warren County Farmers' Fair 2023

Summer Vibes August 2023

Would you like to "goat" with me to the Farmers' Fair? - Asking for a friend

Yes, the Warren County Farmers' Fair is now underway! The weather is perfect, so don't miss it! And if you can’t get enough of the fairgrounds, you can return to the site the last weekend in August for an Antiques Show. Staying with an old-fashioned theme, you can also take in a Vintage Baseball Game & Car Show this month, in Washington Borough.

Summer concert series are still going full-tilt – there’s a lot of great stuff in the “Continuing”  and “Community Corner" sections below so don’t run out of steam as you scroll! Our wineries and breweries are offering extra-refreshing versions of their infusions, as well as special events; and farms and farm markets offer more than meets the eye. Sunflowers are meeting the eye, however!

Okay, enough of this intro, let’s get on with it! August is a great month to Explore Warren County! Happy Wanderings!

Coming Up: 

85th Annual Warren County Farmers' Fair & Hot Air Balloon Festival

Wednesday, August 2, 2023 - 3:00pmThursday, August 3, 2023 - 3:00pmFriday, August 4, 2023 - 3:00pmSaturday, August 5, 2023 - 12:00pm
Celebrating its 85th year of providing affordable family fun, the Farmers' Fair includes the 22nd Hot Air Balloon Festival and the return of the Traditional Arts Expo. Where else can you thrill to a hot air balloon ride, eat cotton candy on a carnival midway, watch traditional craftsmen at work, take in a Demolition Derby, 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. Enjoy the mass balloon launches each evening. Visit the Kids Corral, where all shows and activities are free of charge for fairgoers. Enjoy the Antique Stock/ Lightweight Tractor Pulls, for free, in the Main arena. The Fair has some great, free, musical entertainment lined up throughout the week, too. This year, the Beer Garden features three local brewing companies - Czig Meister, Buttzville and Invertase! And don't forget to come to the "Warren County and You" building behind the main grandstand, where you can pick up tourism information from Explore Warren, and learn about other county government departments and agencies, too.

National Night Out

Tuesday, August 1, 2023 - 5:00pm
National Night Out, a nationwide, annual event that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie, will be celebrated in a number of Warren County communities. Click to find details on times and locations for each event.
Seussical the Musical logo

Summerfest presents Seussical the Musical @ CSC

Wednesday, August 2, 2023Thursday, August 3, 2023Friday, August 4, 2023Saturday, August 5, 2023Sunday, August 6, 2023
Seussical, one of the most performed shows in America, comes to life through Centenary's Seussical the Musical. A fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza created by Tony winners, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty. They've lovingly brought to life all of Dr. Seuss's most beloved characters, including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, lazy Mayzie and a little boy with a big imagination, Jojo.

Czelterfest @ Czig Meister's Brewing

Wednesday, August 2, 2023 to Sunday, September 3, 2023
Throughout the month of August, Czig Meister Brewing Company will be back for year 2 of Czeltzer Fest, their Hard Seltzer Festival with over 40 flavors of hard seltzer throughout the month.

Snoopy!!! the Musical @ County Gate Players

Wednesday, August 2, 2023 - 3:00pmThursday, August 3, 2023 - 3:00pmFriday, August 4, 2023 - 3:00pmSaturday, August 5, 2023 - 12:00pm
"Snoopy!!! - the musical" is the sequel to "You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown" and depicts life as seen through the eyes of Charles Schulz's unforgettable characters.

Jersey Sound @ Rutherfurd Hall

Friday, August 4, 2023 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Known for their versatility and talented members, Jersey Sound is one of the Tri- state area's most popular premiere nostalgia band. They puts their own spin on music by presenting a combination of music genres and unforgettable music the ear can only imagine. This is a free concert at Rutherfurd Hall.

Annual Sunflower Food Truck Fest presented by Von Thun Farms

Saturday, August 5, 2023 -
10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, August 6, 2023 -
10:00am to 5:00pm
Celebrate sunflower season with food trucks, live music, and a walk through the Sunflower Trail. Bring your lawn chair and blanket and join us for delicious food from our lineup of food trucks, live music, games and activities for all ages!

Peach Social @ Villa Milagro

Saturday, August 5, 2023 -
1:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, August 6, 2023 -
1:00pm to 5:00pm
The vineyard will feature Peachy Sangria made with a neighbor's local, freshly picked fruit and its popular "porch wine" - Rosita.  $15 includes glass of Peachy Sangria or wine tasting and live music under the pergola. Feel free to bring a picnic!

Country Line Dancing Lessons @ Riverview Kennels

Saturday, August 5, 2023 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Dust off your boots and head out to Riverview Kennels for line dancing lessons. All proceeds benefit the rescue.

WC Arts presents Transportation Art Exhibit

Sunday, August 6, 2023 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Warren County Arts Council presents all things that move including people or commerce at The Oxford Municipal Gallery with a reception August 6.

Na'Bodach @ Shippen Manor's Summer Lawn Concerts

Sunday, August 6, 2023 -
5:00pm to 7:00pm
Na'Bodach explores tunes, ballads and songs of Celtic immigration to the United States. Bring lawn chairs or a blanket, pack a picnic if you like, and relax and enjoy a variety of live musical performances happening Sunday evenings on the lawn of Shippen Manor. Note earlier time now that it's August! 

Open Mic Night @ Genesis Farm

Sunday, August 6, 2023 -
4:00pm to 7:00pm
Bring a blanket, your tambourine and a picnic dinner to enjoy the musical sounds at Genesis Farms! No sign up required though donations are encouraged.

Belly Dancing for Beginners @ Northeast Library

Thursday, August 10, 2023 -
6:00pm to 7:00pm
You'll surely learn some new moves and have a great time with Deb, from Dance Phillipsburg. She'll be teaching basic belly dance moves we can do for fun and to get fit.

Scout's Weekend @ VonThun Farms

Saturday, August 12, 2023 -
10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, August 13, 2023 -
10:00am to 5:00pm
Free admission for all scouts and leaders in uniform to the Sunflower Trail at VonThun's Farms.

Sangria Soiree at Villa Milagro Vineyards

Saturday, August 12, 2023 -
1:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, August 13, 2023 -
1:00pm to 5:00pm
Taste delicious red or white Sangria and get some tips on how to make the perfect blend of fruit and wine at home! Pack a picnic if you like. While you sip and savor fresh air under the pergola, enjoy the music of Ginger & Joe and James Popik. $15/person includes ​cover/seating and your choice of a wine tasting or glass of sangria.

Beaver Creek Wine Festival @ Four Sisters Winery

Saturday, August 12, 2023 -
1:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, August 13, 2023 -
1:00pm to 5:00pm
It's all about Beaver Creek Red wine and you will find it everywhere during the weekend.

Bringing Vegetables to the Table @ Richard D. Gardner Library

Monday, August 14, 2023 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Join Sherri Cirignano of the Warren County Rutgers Cooperative Extension about the importance of vegetables in your diet. Studies show eating a variety of vegetables is not only good for you nutritionally, but may almost certainly provide a decreased risk of cardiovascular disease and specific types of cancer. 

Sunset at the Lavendar Farm @ Orchard View

Friday, August 18, 2023 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Don't you deserve a relaxing carefree evening to escape from the stress? Do you need a break from the kids? Orchard View invites you to this is a BYOB, drinking glasses and corkscrew event. Chef Ed Oliveira of The Angry Chourico BBQ will prepare a delicious assortment of Tasting Plates using the freshest locally sourced ingredients.

Summer Cabaret Show @ Rutherfurd Hall

Friday, August 18, 2023 - 7:00pm
The Bolshoi Studio Cabaret of 6 talented singers will perform a 90-minute show of Cabaret/Broadway standards, with some Pop music and Blues mixed in. Our Cabaret has several hilarious actors who will keep the audience laughing and engaged all evening, along with a balance of singers who perform deeply moving pieces.

Socks in the Frying Pan @ Roy's Hall

Friday, August 18, 2023 - 8:00pm
Get your Irish on! This youthful trio blend Irish traditional melodies with their own personal flair which has gained them critical acclaim and accolades including ‘New Band of the Year’ by the Irish Music Association.

Read to a Pup @ Catherine Dickison Hofman Library

Saturday, August 19, 2023 -
11:00am to 12:00pm
These pups love to be read to by children of all ages and reading levels. Pet visits are made possible by Creature Comfort - pet therapy for children - building connections through animal visitation, one cold nose at a time.
 

Vintage Baseball Game & Car Show

Saturday, August 19, 2023 -
11:00am to 3:00pm
A day of free community fun at the Borough Park & Pool Stadium will feature The Neshanock Base Ball Club of Flemington as they face off against the Warren Hills Varsity Baseball Team at a vintage game with 19th century rules from the 1800s. The day will also feature a car show with vintage cars, antique fire apparatuses, artisan vendors, food trucks and music.

James Maddock @ Ramsaysburg Summer Concert Series

Saturday, August 19, 2023 - 6:00pm
A rock & roll lifer, the British-born singer/songwriter has been carving his path since the 1980s with a raw, soulful voice with a storyteller’s sense of narrative and the ability to blur the lines between folk, classic pop, and rock.

Pick N' Paint @ VonThun Farms

Sunday, August 20, 2023 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
You will be guided by a professional artist while you learn how to paint something beautiful with acrylic paint on canvas. You will also get to visit the New Jersey Sunflower Trail and pick sunflowers to bring home!
Summer Block Part August 26 at Czig Meister's

Summer Block Party @ Czig Meister's Brewing

Saturday, August 26, 2023 -
12:00pm to 10:00pm
Beers, field day games, live music, and more? Czig Meister Brewing Company is having their Summer Block Party with an Adult Field Day with the opportunity to win the grand prizes by participating in tug of war and sponge toss, to corn hole and relay races.

3nd Annual Brian Duckworth Memorial Scholarship Fundraiser

Saturday, August 26, 2023 -
7:00pm to 11:00pm
This scholarship fund was established to help Belvidere High School seniors fund their post-secondary education in memory of Brian Duckworth, a long-time Warren County Buildings and Grounds employee. The Bobby Clark Band will be playin' it hard!

Warren County Antiques Show

Saturday, August 26, 2023 -
10:00am to 4:00pm
Sunday, August 27, 2023 -
10:00am to 4:00pm
Held at the scenic Warren County Fairgrounds, the event offers a weekend in the country shopping for the best in antiques. Delicious food, free parking, easy access and much more make this the "show of shows" for all who love antiques.

Enamel Earrings @ Propagate Studio

Sunday, August 27, 2023 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Bring a friend, your mom or your adult children to learn basic torch enameling with artist Colleen Puglia of Rustic Heart Studio. In this fun and colorful class, you'll learn enameling techniques and how to make fishhook earring wires for three pairs of earrings.
Continuing: 

2023 Phillipsburg Summer Concert Series

Thursday, August 3, 2023 - 6:00pmThursday, August 10, 2023 - 6:00pmThursday, August 17, 2023 - 6:00pmThursday, August 24, 2023 - 6:00pmThursday, August 31, 2023 - 6:00pm
Phillipsburg is bringing back their Summer Concert Series starting in July with The Wonton Soups 7/13; TimeWhys 7/20; Kendal Conrad 7/27.

Barnyard Buddies @ VonThun Farms

Friday, August 4, 2023 -
10:00am to 11:00am
Friday, August 11, 2023 -
10:00am to 11:00am
Friday, August 18, 2023 -
10:00am to 11:00am
Friday, August 25, 2023 -
10:00am to 11:00am
VonThun's Barnyard Buddies are designed for kids ages 2-6 who have an interest in farm life and love the outdoors.

Friday Nights on the Farm with James Off Main

Friday, August 4, 2023 - 5:00pmFriday, August 11, 2023 - 5:00pmFriday, August 18, 2023 - 5:00pmFriday, August 25, 2023 - 5:00pmFriday, September 1, 2023 - 5:00pm
Come out to Friday Nights on the Farm with Bombed Opera 8/4; The Baseboards 8/11; Brian Dean Moore Band 8/18; Still Kickin’ Juan Cosme 8/25; Bombed Opera 9/1. Enjoy outdoor dining while surrounded by the stunning views of your local farm. A family-friendly event, James on Main collaborates with Donaldson Farms to create delicious farm-fresh and locally sourced cuisine for their guests and are proud to host their friends from Czig Meister Brewing Company.

T.G.I. Flynn's Summer Music 2023

Friday, August 4, 2023Friday, August 11, 2023Friday, August 18, 2023
August music at Flynn's features Naked Jake 8/4; Harmony Garage Band 8/11; Dr. Dick Band 8/18.
 

August Music @ Tiptons Tavern

Friday, August 4, 2023 - 7:00pmSaturday, August 5, 2023 - 8:00pmSunday, August 6, 2023 - 3:00pmFriday, August 11, 2023 - 7:00pmSaturday, August 12, 2023 - 8:00pmSunday, August 13, 2023 - 3:00pmFriday, August 18, 2023 - 7:00pmSaturday, August 19, 2023 - 8:00pmSunday, August 20, 2023 - 3:00pmFriday, August 25, 2023 - 7:00pmSaturday, August 26, 2023 - 8:00pmSunday, August 27, 2023 - 3:00pm
Tipton's has live music every weekend in August with Decoy Clones 8/4; Zaire 8/5; Last Shot; 8/6; Smooth Retsina Glow (S.R.G) 8/11; JerZGirls 8/12; JT Horne 8/13; Tweed & the Sugar Daddies 8/18; Romeo Vegas 8/19;The Dr.  Dick Show 8/20; Chuck Shubert 8/25; Bulldog Mac 8/26; Cody Templeton (solo) 8/27.

Evening Music Under the Arbor @ Alba Vineyard

Friday, August 4, 2023Saturday, August 5, 2023Friday, August 11, 2023Saturday, August 12, 2023Friday, August 18, 2023Saturday, August 19, 2023Friday, August 25, 2023Saturday, August 26, 2023
Enjoy evening music under the arbor at Alba's in August featuring Dave Roth, pianist 8/4; Darla Rich Duo 8/5; Ayva Behm, guitar vocal 8/11; Lorenzo Branca, guitar vocal 8/12; Michael Patrick 8/18; Walt Bibinger 8/19; Dan DeChellis, pianist 8/25; Dave Roth, pianist 8/26.

August Music @ Four Sisters Winery

Saturday, August 5, 2023 - 12:30pmSunday, August 6, 2023 - 12:30pmSaturday, August 12, 2023 - 12:30pmSunday, August 13, 2023 - 12:30pmSaturday, August 19, 2023 - 12:30pmSunday, August 20, 2023 - 12:30pmSaturday, August 26, 2023 - 12:30pmSunday, August 27, 2023 - 12:30pm
June brings new music to Four Sisters featuring Rich Berry 8/5; Richie G 8/6; Joe Izen 8/12; Rich Berry 8/13; Rich Berry 8/19; Ed Jankewitz 8/20; Muskrat Ramblers 8/26; Cold Sweat 8/27/
 

Little Ridge Vineyards Music in August

Saturday, August 5, 2023 - 4:30pmSunday, August 6, 2023 - 1:00pmSaturday, August 12, 2023 - 2:00pmSunday, August 13, 2023 - 1:00pmSaturday, August 19, 2023Sunday, August 20, 2023Saturday, August 26, 2023Sunday, August 27, 2023 - 1:00pm
Live music every weekend in August feauring John Cain 8/5;  Jeff Bellfy & Chel 8/6; Frank Mondillo 8/12; Walk Kosar 8/13; Summer Farm to Table Dinner at the View, Chuck Schubert 8/19; Harmony Garage Band 8/ 20; Peter Amadeo 8/20; Dave Read 8/27.

Afternoon Music Under the Arbor @ Alba Vineyard

Saturday, August 5, 2023Sunday, August 6, 2023Saturday, August 12, 2023Sunday, August 13, 2023Saturday, August 19, 2023Sunday, August 20, 2023Saturday, August 26, 2023Sunday, August 27, 2023
Alba's is ringing in summer with great musicians afternoons in August featuring Kellen Pisani Trio 8/5; Tony Forliano Trio 8/6; The Big Wahu Carribean Band 8/12; Madelyn Dundon Duo 8/13; Jeff Bellfy Band 8/19; Patrick Kerssen Trio 8/20; Darla Rich Trio 8/26; Joe Wagner Jazz Trio 8/27.

UACNJ Saturday Astronomy Talks 2023

Saturday, August 5, 2023 - 8:00pmSaturday, August 12, 2023 - 8:00pmSaturday, August 19, 2023 - 8:00pmSaturday, August 26, 2023 - 8:00pm
UACNJ kicks off its free public programs for 2023 at Jenny Jump State Forest, presented Saturday evenings April-October. The live presentation is followed by stargazing on the club's telescopes until 10:30pm, weather permitting.

Buttz In Gear Bike Rides presented by Buttzville Brewing

Sunday, August 6, 2023 - 9:30amSunday, August 20, 2023 - 9:30pm
Looking for a chance to get off the couch and do some cycling with a local group? Head out to Buttzville every other Sunday, April 16-October 29. Arrive by 9:30am and rides leave at 10am sharp.

Shippen Manor's Summer Lawn Concerts

Sunday, August 13, 2023 -
5:00pm to 7:00pm
Sunday, August 20, 2023 -
5:00pm to 7:00pm
Sunday, August 27, 2023 -
5:00pm to 7:00pm
Sunday, September 3, 2023 -
5:00pm to 7:00pm
Bring lawn chairs or a blanket, pack a picnic if you like, and relax and enjoy a variety of live musical performances happening Sunday evenings on the lawn of Shippen Manor. The final four performances: August 13 - Jersey Sound (Doo Wop); August 20 - This Way to Egress (Steam Punk); August 27 - Dulcimer Boys (Gospel, Folk, Traditional); September 3 - Paddy & the Pale Boys (Irish Pub Music).

Live Music @ Invertase

Saturday, August 12, 2023 - 4:00pmSaturday, September 2, 2023 - 4:00pm
Free to attend and weather dependent (check social media for cancellations). Plan your summer entertainment and your fav Invertase brews!!

Summer's Sunset Serenades Concert Series @ the Community Center in Belvidere

Friday, August 18, 2023 - 7:00pmFriday, September 15, 2023 - 7:00pm
Enjoy free live music at the community center every third Friday this summer. Bring chairs, blankets and snacks.

Camp Allamuchy @ Rutherfurd Hall - A Summer to Remember

Get ready for a great summer with Camp Allamuchy! Archery, arts and crafts, hikes and offsite trips to the pool! What could be better? Register today!
Community Corner: 

Late Night Thursdays in Hackettstown

Thursday, August 3, 2023 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Thursday, August 10, 2023 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Thursday, August 17, 2023 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
The Hackettstown Business Improvement District (BID) is bringing back Late Night Thursdays each week, July through August.

Open Volunteer Day with RVC

Saturday, August 5, 2023 -
9:00am to 12:00pm
Saturday, September 9, 2023 -
9:00am to 12:00pm
Be an agent of change by volunteering some time at one of RVC's many trails in July. Tools will be provided appropriate to the project.

Blairstown Farmers Market

Saturday, August 5, 2023 -
9:30am to 1:00pm
Saturday, August 12, 2023 -
9:30am to 1:00pm
Saturday, August 19, 2023 -
9:30am to 1:00pm
Saturday, August 26, 2023 -
9:30am to 1:00pm
This year marks the 16th annual Blairstown Farmers Market. An official marker of summer and fresh produce, you'll find local farmers, foods, vendors and music.

Washington Borough Farmers Market

Saturday, August 5, 2023 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
Saturday, August 12, 2023 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
Saturday, August 19, 2023 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
Saturday, August 26, 2023 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
Come out to Washington Boro to the market for fresh-picked produce, farm-fresh eggs, fresh-cut flowers, local honey, handmade soaps, jewelry, and crafts.

Belvidere Duck Race hosted by Good Will Fire Co.

Sunday, August 6, 2023 - 1:00pm
The downtown Belvidere businesses are joining together to support the Good Will Fire Company and their annual duck race fundraiser with a town wide duck hunt. Businesses will all be "dressing up" a 7" rubber duck, giving it a secret name and placing it somewhere in their shop or front window. You have three days to compete the hunt and turn your answers in to The Cellar Door for a chance to win prizes.

Weekend Boat Rentals @ Allamuchy Pond

Sunday, August 6, 2023 -
9:00am to 12:00pm
Sunday, August 27, 2023 -
9:00am to 12:00pm
Release stress, get exercise and view the swans, turtles and other birds and wildlife that call Allamuchy Pond their home. Canoes and single and tandem kayaks will be available. An ACA-certified canoe and kayak instructor and lifeguard will be at the dock to provide assistance. All abilities are welcome.

West End Farmers' Market in Hackettstown

Sunday, August 6, 2023 -
9:30am to 1:00pm
Sunday, August 13, 2023 -
9:30am to 1:00pm
Sunday, August 20, 2023 -
9:30am to 1:00pm
Sunday, August 27, 2023 -
9:30am to 1:00pm
Hackettstown own West End Farmers' Market is open from 9:30am - 1pm with local farmers, artisans, bread makers, bakers, craftsman and more!

Phillipsburg Open Air Market @ Shappell Park

Sunday, August 6, 2023 - 10:00amSunday, August 13, 2023 - 10:00amSunday, August 20, 2023 - 10:00amSunday, August 27, 2023 - 10:00am
Get ready for Phillipsburg's open air market every Sunday June 18 - October 29. Complete with farms, crafters, baked good and artisans.

August River Talk: Septic 101-The "Quick and Dirty" Facts to Understand Your System

Tuesday, August 22, 2023 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Many of the homes in the Musconetcong River Watershed have septic systems, yet they're not always well understood by homeowners. Join MWA speaker Chuck Gullage and learn about your septic system before it's too late.

Lopatcong Township Community Day

Saturday, August 26, 2023 -
2:00pm to 9:00pm
Community Day is shaping up to be a great event, with music all day at Veterans Rally Point and a fireworks display at dark, thanks to generous donors! Vendors are invited to apply to be part of the fun.

Lopatcong Township Classic Car Show at Community Day

Saturday, August 26, 2023 - 2:00pm
Rescheduled at least once, maybe twice, the car show has been brought in under the Lopat Community Day umbrella.
Plan Ahead: 

35th Annual Belvidere Victorian Day

Saturday, September 9, 2023 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Celebrate Belvidere's Heritage and History!  Victorian Day will  include a Vintage Car Show, Fashion Show, Historical Walking Tour at your own pace, Plein Air Art Competition, Tea Garden Party (tickets required) and the opportunity to stroll through Garret D. Wall Park, which will be filled with Artisan/Craft/Antique vendors. 

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!

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Coming Up: 

85th Annual Warren County Farmers' Fair & Hot Air Balloon Festival

Celebrating its 85th year of providing affordable family fun, the Farmers' Fair includes the 22nd Hot Air Balloon Festival and the return of the Traditional Arts Expo. Where else can you thrill to a hot air balloon ride, eat cotton candy on a carnival midway, watch traditional craftsmen at work, take in a Demolition Derby, 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. Enjoy the mass balloon launches each evening. Visit the Kids Corral, where all shows and activities are free of charge for fairgoers. Enjoy the Antique Stock/ Lightweight Tractor Pulls, for free, in the Main arena. The Fair has some great, free, musical entertainment lined up throughout the week, too. This year, the Beer Garden features three local brewing companies - Czig Meister, Buttzville and Invertase! And don't forget to come to the "Warren County and You" building behind the main grandstand, where you can pick up tourism information from Explore Warren, and learn about other county government departments and agencies, too.

National Night Out

National Night Out, a nationwide, annual event that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie, will be celebrated in a number of Warren County communities. Click to find details on times and locations for each event.

Seussical the Musical logo

Summerfest presents Seussical the Musical @ CSC

Seussical, one of the most performed shows in America, comes to life through Centenary's Seussical the Musical. A fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza created by Tony winners, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty. They've lovingly brought to life all of Dr. Seuss's most beloved characters, including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, lazy Mayzie and a little boy with a big imagination, Jojo.

Czelterfest @ Czig Meister's Brewing

Throughout the month of August, Czig Meister Brewing Company will be back for year 2 of Czeltzer Fest, their Hard Seltzer Festival with over 40 flavors of hard seltzer throughout the month.

Jersey Sound @ Rutherfurd Hall

Known for their versatility and talented members, Jersey Sound is one of the Tri- state area's most popular premiere nostalgia band. They puts their own spin on music by presenting a combination of music genres and unforgettable music the ear can only imagine. This is a free concert at Rutherfurd Hall.

Peach Social @ Villa Milagro

The vineyard will feature Peachy Sangria made with a neighbor's local, freshly picked fruit and its popular "porch wine" - Rosita.  $15 includes glass of Peachy Sangria or wine tasting and live music under the pergola. Feel free to bring a picnic!

Na'Bodach @ Shippen Manor's Summer Lawn Concerts

Na'Bodach explores tunes, ballads and songs of Celtic immigration to the United States. Bring lawn chairs or a blanket, pack a picnic if you like, and relax and enjoy a variety of live musical performances happening Sunday evenings on the lawn of Shippen Manor. Note earlier time now that it's August! 

Open Mic Night @ Genesis Farm

Bring a blanket, your tambourine and a picnic dinner to enjoy the musical sounds at Genesis Farms! No sign up required though donations are encouraged.

Sangria Soiree at Villa Milagro Vineyards

Taste delicious red or white Sangria and get some tips on how to make the perfect blend of fruit and wine at home! Pack a picnic if you like. While you sip and savor fresh air under the pergola, enjoy the music of Ginger & Joe and James Popik. $15/person includes ​cover/seating and your choice of a wine tasting or glass of sangria.

Bringing Vegetables to the Table @ Richard D. Gardner Library

Join Sherri Cirignano of the Warren County Rutgers Cooperative Extension about the importance of vegetables in your diet. Studies show eating a variety of vegetables is not only good for you nutritionally, but may almost certainly provide a decreased risk of cardiovascular disease and specific types of cancer. 

SOLD OUT Sunset at the Lavendar Farm @ Orchard View

Don't you deserve a relaxing carefree evening to escape from the stress? Do you need a break from the kids? Orchard View invites you to this is a BYOB, drinking glasses and corkscrew event. Chef Ed Oliveira of The Angry Chourico BBQ will prepare a delicious assortment of Tasting Plates using the freshest locally sourced ingredients.

Summer Cabaret Show @ Rutherfurd Hall

The Bolshoi Studio Cabaret of 6 talented singers will perform a 90-minute show of Cabaret/Broadway standards, with some Pop music and Blues mixed in. Our Cabaret has several hilarious actors who will keep the audience laughing and engaged all evening, along with a balance of singers who perform deeply moving pieces.

Socks in the Frying Pan @ Roy's Hall

Get your Irish on! This youthful trio blend Irish traditional melodies with their own personal flair which has gained them critical acclaim and accolades including ‘New Band of the Year’ by the Irish Music Association.

Read to a Pup @ Catherine Dickison Hofman Library

These pups love to be read to by children of all ages and reading levels. Pet visits are made possible by Creature Comfort - pet therapy for children - building connections through animal visitation, one cold nose at a time.

 

Vintage Baseball Game & Car Show

A day of free community fun at the Borough Park & Pool Stadium will feature The Neshanock Base Ball Club of Flemington as they face off against the Warren Hills Varsity Baseball Team at a vintage game with 19th century rules from the 1800s. The day will also feature a car show with vintage cars, antique fire apparatuses, artisan vendors, food trucks and music.

James Maddock @ Ramsaysburg Summer Concert Series

A rock & roll lifer, the British-born singer/songwriter has been carving his path since the 1980s with a raw, soulful voice with a storyteller’s sense of narrative and the ability to blur the lines between folk, classic pop, and rock.

Pick N' Paint @ VonThun Farms

You will be guided by a professional artist while you learn how to paint something beautiful with acrylic paint on canvas. You will also get to visit the New Jersey Sunflower Trail and pick sunflowers to bring home!

Summer Block Part August 26 at Czig Meister's

Summer Block Party @ Czig Meister's Brewing

Beers, field day games, live music, and more? Czig Meister Brewing Company is having their Summer Block Party with an Adult Field Day with the opportunity to win the grand prizes by participating in tug of war and sponge toss, to corn hole and relay races.

3nd Annual Brian Duckworth Memorial Scholarship Fundraiser

This scholarship fund was established to help Belvidere High School seniors fund their post-secondary education in memory of Brian Duckworth, a long-time Warren County Buildings and Grounds employee. The Bobby Clark Band will be playin' it hard!

Warren County Antiques Show

Held at the scenic Warren County Fairgrounds, the event offers a weekend in the country shopping for the best in antiques. Delicious food, free parking, easy access and much more make this the "show of shows" for all who love antiques.

Enamel Earrings @ Propagate Studio

Bring a friend, your mom or your adult children to learn basic torch enameling with artist Colleen Puglia of Rustic Heart Studio. In this fun and colorful class, you'll learn enameling techniques and how to make fishhook earring wires for three pairs of earrings.

Read to a Pup @ Northeast Branch library

Do you love dogs? Do you love to read? Kids can enjoy a fun morning testing their stories with therapy dogs who won't judge! Pet visits are made possible by Creature Comfort - pet therapy for children - building connections through animal visitation, one cold nose at a time.

 

Spring Cabaret Show @ Rutherfurd Hall

The Bolshoi Studio Cabaret of 6 talented singers will perform a 90-minute show of Cabaret/Broadway standards, with some Pop music and Blues mixed in. Our Cabaret has several hilarious actors who will keep the audience laughing and engaged all evening, along with a balance of singers who perform deeply moving pieces.

WC Arts presents Zen Art Drawing

Warren County Arts presents Aida Birritteri teaching Zen art drawing and painting at The Oxford Municipal Gallery. Free for members; $25 for nonmembers.

Jersey Sound @ Rutherfurd Hall

Known for their versatility and talented members, Jersey Sound is one of the Tri-state area's most popular nostalgia band. Along with live music will be '50s dance lessons, costume and hula hoop contests, vintage cars and food!

86th Annual Warren County Farmers' Fair & Hot Air Balloon Festival

Saturday, July 27, 2024 - 12:00pm
Sunday, July 28, 2024 - 12:00pm
Monday, July 29, 2024 - 3:00pm
Tuesday, July 30, 2024 - 3:00pm
Wednesday, July 31, 2024 - 3:00pm
Thursday, August 1, 2024 - 3:00pm
Friday, August 2, 2024 - 3:00pm
Saturday, August 3, 2024 - 12:00pm

Along with all the rides, games, animals and food expected from a country fair, the Warren County Farmers' Fair includes the Hot Air Balloon Festival and Traditional Arts Expo. Advance tickets are on sale now: $1 off admission price at the gate; advance tix for power events close July 15. There's a contest for everyone, whether you bake, craft, garden, or snapped the perfect photo. Check out the contest page here!

Explore Warren is a Silver Sponsor of this eight-day family-freindly event, and we have prizes to give away! Winners will be chosen at random from those who comply with the instructions and correctly answer the following trivia questions:
1. What year was the Warren County Farmers' Fair incorporated?
2. Which day is Veterans Day (free admission for veterans showing their military/veterans ID card)?
3. What entity is the Fair's MAJOR sponsor?

To enter, send an email to Tourism@co.warren.nj.us with "Farmers' Fair Contest" in the subject line; include your name and phone number (address optional), and your answers. The Grand Prize is a hot air balloon ride for two during the Fair. Runner-up prizes are pairs of weeklong admission passes. Good luck!

 
Continuing: 

Friday Nights on the Farm with James Off Main

Come out to Friday Nights on the Farm with Bombed Opera 9/1. Enjoy outdoor dining while surrounded by the stunning views of your local farm. A family-friendly event, James on Main collaborates with Donaldson Farms to create delicious farm-fresh and locally sourced cuisine for their guests and are proud to host their friends from Czig Meister Brewing Company.

August Music @ Tiptons Tavern

Tipton's has live music every weekend in August with Decoy Clones 8/4; Zaire 8/5; Last Shot; 8/6; Smooth Retsina Glow (S.R.G) 8/11; JerZGirls 8/12; JT Horne 8/13; Tweed & the Sugar Daddies 8/18; Romeo Vegas 8/19;The Dr.  Dick Show 8/20; Chuck Shubert 8/25; Bulldog Mac 8/26; Cody Templeton (solo) 8/27.

Evening Music Under the Arbor @ Alba Vineyard

Enjoy evening music under the arbor at Alba's in August featuring Dave Roth, pianist 8/4; Darla Rich Duo 8/5; Ayva Behm, guitar vocal 8/11; Lorenzo Branca, guitar vocal 8/12; Michael Patrick 8/18; Walt Bibinger 8/19; Dan DeChellis, pianist 8/25; Dave Roth, pianist 8/26.

August Music @ Four Sisters Winery

June brings new music to Four Sisters featuring Rich Berry 8/5; Richie G 8/6; Joe Izen 8/12; Rich Berry 8/13; Rich Berry 8/19; Ed Jankewitz 8/20; Muskrat Ramblers 8/26; Cold Sweat 8/27/
 

Afternoon Music Under the Arbor @ Alba Vineyard

Alba's is ringing in summer with great musicians afternoons in August featuring Kellen Pisani Trio 8/5; Tony Forliano Trio 8/6; The Big Wahu Carribean Band 8/12; Madelyn Dundon Duo 8/13; Jeff Bellfy Band 8/19; Patrick Kerssen Trio 8/20; Darla Rich Trio 8/26; Joe Wagner Jazz Trio 8/27.

UACNJ Saturday Astronomy Talks 2023

UACNJ kicks off its free public programs for 2023 at Jenny Jump State Forest, presented Saturday evenings April-October. The live presentation is followed by stargazing on the club's telescopes until 10:30pm, weather permitting.

Shippen Manor's Summer Lawn Concerts

Bring lawn chairs or a blanket, pack a picnic if you like, and relax and enjoy a variety of live musical performances happening Sunday evenings on the lawn of Shippen Manor. The final four performances: August 13 - Jersey Sound (Doo Wop); August 20 - This Way to Egress (Steam Punk); August 27 - Dulcimer Boys (Gospel, Folk, Traditional); September 3 - Paddy & the Pale Boys (Irish Pub Music).

Live Music @ Invertase

Free to attend and weather dependent (check social media for cancellations). Plan your summer entertainment and your fav Invertase brews!!

Evening Music Under the Arbor @ Alba Vineyard

Enjoy evening music under the arbor at Alba's in September featuring Paul Elwood, guitarist 9/1; Walt Bibinger 9/2; Corinne Mammana Duo 9/8; Lorenzo Branca 9/9; Tony Forliano 9/15; Frank DiBussolo 9/16; Michael Patrick, guitarist 9/22; Ayva Behm 9/23; Madelyn Dundon Duo 9/29; Walt Bibinger 9/30.

Afternoon Music Under the Arbor @ Alba Vineyard

Alba's is hosting great musicians afternoons in September featuring Tony Forliano Trio 9/2; Frank DiBussolo Trio 9/3; Darla Rich Duo - 1-4:30PM 9/4; The Big Wahu Carribean Band 9/9; Jeff Bellfy Band 9/10; Dan DeChellis Trio 9/16; Kathy Phillips 9/17; Matt Miller-Brown Trio 9/23; Joe Wagner Jazz Trio 9/24; Darla Rich Trio 9/30.

September Music @ Tiptons Tavern

Tipton's has live music every weekend in September features The Two Taboo 9/1; Shaky Moon Band 9/2; Sarah Lanier (solo) 9/3; Jimmy & the Parrots Duo 9/8; Oldies with Fan Aiello 9/9; Ten Gallon Matt 9/10; Scott Messina 9/15; Craig Sailer Project 9/16; Overdue 9/22; 99 Pounds 9/23; Shaky Moon Band 9/24; Groovy Tune 9/30.

Little Ridge Vineyards Music in August

Live music every weekend in September featuring Jeff Bellfy & Kjell 9/2; Ally Brown 9/3; Chris "Rave On" 9/9; Gene Cullison 9/10; Peter Amadeo 9/23; Country Line Dance ~ Friday Night in the Ol'Barn 9/29; SPECIAL EVENT at the FARM!!!  12-8pm  Announcement Soon** Music by the Tennessee Honey Band, followed by Music by Jeff Bellfy & Kjell, Food Trucks & Fun for the Day 9/30

UACNJ Saturday Astronomy Talks 2023

UACNJ kicks off its free public programs for 2023 at Jenny Jump State Forest, presented Saturday evenings April-October. The live presentation is followed by stargazing on the club's telescopes until 10:30pm, weather permitting.

Little Ridge Vineyards Music in September

Live music every weekend in September featuring Jeff Bellfy & Kjell 9/2; Ally Brown 9/3; Chris "Rave On" 9/9; Gene Cullison 9/10; Peter Amadeo 9/23; Country Line Dance ~ Friday Night in the Ol'Barn 9/29; SPECIAL EVENT at the FARM!!!  12-8pm  Announcement Soon** Music by the Tennessee Honey Band, followed by Music by Jeff Bellfy & Kjell, Food Trucks & Fun for the Day 9/30

Little Ridge Vineyards Music in October

Live music every weekend in September featuring Dave Read 10/1; Scott & Mac Paige Duo 10/7; Alan Wilcockson 10/8; Jeff Bellfy & Kjell Duo 10/14 and Food Truck- Chefstreet & Chef Joe; Harmony Garage Band 10/15; Chuck Schubert 10/21;
Scott Messina 10/22; John Cain 10/28; Jeff Bellfy & Kjell Duo 10/29.

October Music @ Tiptons Tavern

Tipton's has live music every weekend in September features Last Shot 10/6;Blaming Amy 10/7; Michael Patrick 10/13; Skin of my Teeth 10/14; Mike Viscel 10/20; Bobby Clark Band 10/21; JerZGirls 10/27; Dizaster Horse 10/28.

UACNJ Saturday Astronomy Talks 2023

UACNJ kicks off its free public programs for 2023 at Jenny Jump State Forest, presented Saturday evenings April-October. The live presentation is followed by stargazing on the club's telescopes until 10:30pm, weather permitting.

November Music @ Tiptons Tavern

Tipton's has live music every weekend in November features Nicusanti Project 11/ 3; The Stems 11/ 4; Cody Templeton (Solo) 11/10; Gear Box 11/11; Chuck Shubert & Co. 11/ 17; Radio Zoo 11/ 18; Scott Messina 11/ 24.

December Music @ Tiptons Tavern

Tipton's has live music every weekend in November features Stevie Vicks 12/8; Harmony Garage Band 12/9; Mind & Soul 12/10; Jennie Hackett Duo 12/10; Sarah Lanier & Carl Palmeri 12/16.

January Music @ Tiptons Tavern

Tipton's has live music every weekend in November features Stevie Vicks 12/8; Harmony Garage Band 12/9; Mind & Soul 12/10; Jennie Hackett Duo 12/10; Sarah Lanier & Carl Palmeri 12/16.

February Music @ Tiptons Tavern

Tipton's has live music every weekend in February featuring Last Shot 2/2; Jeff Bellfy & Co 2/3; Hannah Lefurgy Trio 2/9; Avenue 16 2/10; Kyle Baker Trio 2.16; Gear Box 2/17; Cody Templeton (Solo) 2/23; Shaky Moon Band 2/24.

March Music @ Tiptons Tavern

Tipton's has live music every weekend in March featuring Blaming Amy 3/1; Agirl & Aguy 3/2; Werner Sommer 3/8; Naked Jake 3/9; 519 Famous 3/15; Out Past Curfew 3/16; Chuck Schubert & Co 3/22; Little Bird & a few Bad Eggs 3/23; Stevie Vicks 3/29; Bobby Clark 3/29.

Little Ridge Vineyards Music in May

Live music in May featuring Allan Willcockson 5/4; Lauren Christine 5/5; Scott Messina 5/11; Mother's Day 5/12, Live music by Jeff Bellfy, Cousin's Maine Lobster food truck, Mama Dee's Empanada food truck, Chuck Schubert 5/18; John Cain 5/19; Jeni Hackett 5/25.

Little Ridge Vineyards Music in June

Saturday, June 22, 2024 - 2:00pm
Sunday, June 23, 2024 - 1:00pm
Sunday, June 30, 2024 - 1:00pm

Live music in June featuring Allan Willcockson 6/2; Scott Messina 6/8; Jordan Allen 6/9; Chuck Schubert 6/15; John Cain 6/16; Kelsey Condon 6/22; Jeff Bellfy & Pudgy's Famous Fries Food Truck 6/23; Peter Amadeo 6/30.

Barnyard Buddies @ VonThun Farms

Friday, June 28, 2024 - 10:00am

VonThun's Barnyard Buddies are designed for kids ages 2-6 who have an interest in farm life and love the outdoors.

Friday Nights on the Farm @ Donaldson Farms

Friday, June 28, 2024 - 5:00pm

Featuring Bombed Opera along with a tribute to all First Responders 6/21 and The Big Fuss 6/28, Friday Nights on the Farm is back with live music and food, plus activities including laser tag, glitter tattoos and pony ride! Enjoy outdoor dining while surrounded by the stunning views of your local farm. As a family-friendly event, James on Main collaborates with Donaldson Farms to create delicious farm-fresh and locally sourced cuisine for their guests.

Camp Allamuchy 2024- A Summer to Remember

Monday, June 24, 2024 to Friday, June 28, 2024
Monday, July 1, 2024 to Wednesday, July 3, 2024
Monday, July 8, 2024 to Friday, July 12, 2024
Monday, July 15, 2024 to Friday, July 19, 2024
Monday, July 22, 2024 to Friday, July 26, 2024
Monday, July 29, 2024 to Friday, August 2, 2024

Get ready for a great summer with Camp Allamuchy! Archery, arts and crafts, hikes and offsite trips to the pool! What could be better? Register today!

June Music @ Tiptons Tavern

Saturday, June 22, 2024 - 8:00pm
Sunday, June 23, 2024 - 8:00pm
Friday, June 28, 2024 - 8:00pm
Saturday, June 29, 2024 - 8:00pm

Tipton's has live music every weekend in June featuring Mr. T Band 6/1; Decoy Clones 6/7; Doubletime Paradigm 6/8; Amber Peirce 6/9; Acoustic Kitty Project 6/14; Out Past Curfew 6/15; Chuck Shubert & Jeff Bellfy 6/21; Gear Box 6/22;Hannah Noel 6/23; Michael Patrick 6/28; Dizaster Horse 6/29.

Little Ridge Vineyards Music in July

Saturday, July 6, 2024 - 2:00pm
Sunday, July 7, 2024 - 1:00pm
Saturday, July 13, 2024
Sunday, July 14, 2024
Saturday, July 20, 2024 - 2:00pm
Sunday, July 21, 2024 - 1:00pm
Saturday, July 27, 2024 - 1:00pm

Live music in June featuring Allan Willcockson 7/6; Matthew Lynch 7/7; Scott Messina 7/13; Jeni Hacket & Pudgy's Famous Fries Food Truck 7/14; Chuck Schubert 7/20; DB Acoustics Duo & Cousin's Maine Lobster Food Truck 7/21.
​July 27-John Cain

 
Community Corner: 

Open Volunteer Day with RVC

Be an agent of change by volunteering some time at one of RVC's many trails. Tools will be provided appropriate to the project.

Blairstown Farmers Market

This year marks the 16th annual Blairstown Farmers Market. An official marker of summer and fresh produce, you'll find local farmers, foods, vendors and music.

Washington Borough Farmers Market

Come out to Washington Boro to the market for fresh-picked produce, farm-fresh eggs, fresh-cut flowers, local honey, handmade soaps, jewelry, and crafts.

Belvidere Duck Race hosted by Good Will Fire Co.

The downtown Belvidere businesses are joining together to support the Good Will Fire Company and their annual duck race fundraiser with a town wide duck hunt. Businesses will all be "dressing up" a 7" rubber duck, giving it a secret name and placing it somewhere in their shop or front window. You have three days to compete the hunt and turn your answers in to The Cellar Door for a chance to win prizes.

Weekend Boat Rentals @ Allamuchy Pond

Release stress, get exercise and view the swans, turtles and other birds and wildlife that call Allamuchy Pond their home. Canoes and single and tandem kayaks will be available. An ACA-certified canoe and kayak instructor and lifeguard will be at the dock to provide assistance. All abilities are welcome.

2023 Blairstown Farmers Market

This year marks the 16th annual Blairstown Farmers Market. An official marker of summer and fresh produce, you'll find local farmers, foods, vendors and music.

Washington Borough Farmers Market

Come out to Washington Boro to the market for fresh-picked produce, farm-fresh eggs, fresh-cut flowers, local honey, handmade soaps, jewelry, and crafts.

Weekend Boat Rentals @ Allamuchy Pond

Release stress, get exercise and view the swans, turtles and other birds and wildlife that call Allamuchy Pond their home. Canoes, single, and tandem kayaks will be available. An ACA-certified canoe and kayak instructor and lifeguard will be at the dock to provide assistance. All abilities are welcome.

2023 Blairstown Farmers Market

This year marks the 16th annual Blairstown Farmers Market. An official marker of summer and fresh produce, you'll find local farmers, foods, vendors and music.

Open Volunteer Day with RVC

Be an agent of change by volunteering some time at one of RVC's many trails. Tools will be provided appropriate to the project.

Open Volunteer Day with RVC

Saturday, July 20, 2024 -
9:00am to 12:00pm
Saturday, August 3, 2024 -
9:00am to 12:00pm
Saturday, September 7, 2024 -
9:00am to 12:00pm

Be an agent of change by volunteering some time at one of RVC's many trails. Tools will be provided appropriate to the project.

 
Plan Ahead: 

35th Annual Belvidere Victorian Day

Celebrate Belvidere's Heritage and History! Victorian Day will include a Vintage Car Show, Fashion Show, Historical Walking Tour at your own pace, Plein Air Art Competition, Tea Garden Party (tickets required), horse-drawn carriage rides and the opportunity to stroll through Garret D. Wall Park, which will be filled with Artisan/Craft/Antique vendors. Stop by the Explore Warren table and say hello!

36th Annual Belvidere Victorian Day

Saturday, September 7, 2024 -
9:00am to 5:00pm

Celebrate Belvidere's Heritage and History! Victorian Day will include a Vintage Car Show, Fashion Show, Historical Walking Tour at your own pace, Plein Air Art Competition, Tea Garden Party (tickets required), horse-drawn carriage rides and the opportunity to stroll through Garret D. Wall Park, which will be filled with Artisan/Craft/Antique vendors. Stop by the Explore Warren table and say hello!