Starting August 18, 2021 | Explore Warren

 

Warren County Wanderings

Starting August 18, 2021

"Better than any argument is to rise at dawn and pick dew-wet red berries in a cup." - Wendell Erdman Berry (b. 1934), American novelist, poet, essayist, environmental activist, cultural critic, and farmer.

August has a sweetness of its own, from sweet corn to sweet peaches to sweet warm days giving way to slightly cooler nights. And let's not forget raspberries! They're in season now and can be found at farmstands in Warren County, and on the vine at pick-your-own places, like Longmeadow Farm in Hope. That's where today's photo of a box of berries, taken by Cortney Torres, came from, and you can head there to pick a pint or more for yourself! Or you can pick another fun event, so read on, and Happy Wanderings!

Coming Up: 

Late Night Thursday in Hackettstown

Restaurant, Brewery and retail specials throughout town, plus the Farmers Market and Live Music with Lelica and Mike 2.0, an acoustic duo performing today's hits, Motown Funk, 90's and more!

Teddy Bear Picnic @ VonThun Farms

Pack your lunch and a blanket and head to the farm – oh, and don’t forget your teddy bear! After lunch we’ll read a book, head to the barnyard to introduce you to all our favorite animals, and we’ll pick some berries, too!

The British Invasion Years

A special fundraising event for the Hackettstown Rotary Club, Centenary Stage Co. presents The British Invasion Years! Two performances (5pm & 8pm), plus a special livestream option during the 8pm performance. More than just the Beatles, this nostalgic musical tribute spans the entire 60s British Invasion era with music from BOTH sides of the Atlantic, and is three acts in one: The first act includes songs by iconic British groups such as The Zombies, Dave Clark Five, The Rolling Stones, The Hollies, Herman's Hermits, Gerry and the Pacemakers, Manfred Mann and many others. The American Response follows, with music by such legendary artists as The Monkees, Simon & Garfunkel, The Beach Boys, The Mamas and The Papas, The Turtles, Paul Revere & The Raiders, to name just a few. This journey through the 1960s concludes with an extraordinary finale with songs from the four lads that started it all– The Beatles!

Create a Custom Wood Sign Paint and Sip @ Brook Hollow

If you think Sip and Paint classes are your ordinary painting classes, think again. You don’t have to have art skills, you won’t be judged, and the best part is you get to drink wine and find time for yourself while having a fun night with your friends & family! Plus ~ every dollar will go to Citizens for Sustainable Development's fight to Save our Farmlands!

Murder Mystery Dinner at Four Sisters Winery

Formal wine tasting followed by dinner, dessert and dessert wine. As the evening progresses, the story unravels with murder, a victim and several suspects. Everyone is a detective and the chosen characters will act out their parts adding a little personality of their own. $45/person includes tax, meal and souvenir wine glass. Advance tickets required; call 908-475-3671

Tuscan Sun Dinner Fundraiser for Antler Ridge @ Brook Hollow

Enjoy a family-style Italian dinner and dessert buffet, an enchanting vineyard sunset, great wines, and music by Bill Ruddy while raising money to further Antler Ridge Sanctuary's mission. Tickets are available online or by calling Antler Ridge or Brook Hollow Winery.

SOLD OUT Tuscan Sun Dinner Fundraiser for Antler Ridge @ Brook Hollow

Enjoy a family-style Italian dinner, dessert buffet and wine slushies, enjoying an enchanting vineyard sunset, great wines, and music by Bill Ruddy while raising money to further Antler Ridge Sanctuary's mission. The highlight of our event is the ANNUAL RUNNING OF THE PORCINE PREAKNESS! Root for your favorite mechanical toy pig in this comical race to glory!

 
Continuing: 

Washington Borough Farmers Market

On August 14, come for the Farmers Market anchored in the Pocket Park and stay for family fun with Sidewalk Chalk Fun Day. Chalk will be waiting for artistic little hands in front of various downtown shops and eateries along E. Washington Ave. from 11am-4pm. Bring the kids and get creative! Take a picture and post on Facebook or Instagram #MeetMeInTheBorough

Warren County Farmers Market

A venue where local farmers, producers, and artisans come together to provide a variety of fresh produce and related products directly to the consumer. Open every Sunday, and live music has been known to happen there!

Friday Night on the Farm with James Off Main

Relax and enjoy outdoor dining and live music while surrounded by the stunning views of your local farm! 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.

 
Plan Ahead: 

Rutherfurd Hall Presents: We May Be Right (Billy Joel Tribute Band)

POSTPONED FROM 8/18: Bring your lawn chair and cooler and gather on the lawn of Rutherfurd Hall for a performance of New Jersey's premier Billy Joel Tribute Band, featuring Karl Dietel. Tickets in Advance $15. Baked goods and water will be sold to benefit Friends of Rutherfurd Hall.

Phillipsburg Railroad Historians Open House

The Centerville and Southwestern Miniature Railroad will be operating, and its museum and gift shop will be open in this first full open house since 2019! The restored Lehigh and Hudson River caboose will be parked next to the new museum platform making boarding safe and easy. Admission is free.

Comedy Night at Invertase to Benefit Family Promise of Warren County

Enjoy a comedy night benefiting benefit Family Promise of Warren County. The show at Invertase Brewing Company will be headlined by comedian Glen Tickle as seen on Dry Bar Comedy, Amazon Prime, and Travel Channel. He'll be joined by fellow comedians Phil Sweet, Terry Ann Zander, Aliya Brown, and Jason Brown. Doors open at 6pm and the show begins at 6:30pm. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door.

Warren County Antiques Show

Held at the scenic and convenient Warren County Fairgrounds on Route 519 in Harmony Township, NJ, the Warren County Antiques Show & Vintage Marketplace offers a weekend in the country shopping for the best in antiques. Also, conservators and repair craftsmen are on hand to accept your pieces in need of TLC.

Fall Flower Festival and Craft & Farmers' Market

Enjoy free lectures and tours as you browse for plants and shop the Friends of Well-Sweep Craft & Farmers' Market! The farm features 1,898 varieties of herbs and perennials - see the 2021 plant list - and the Gift Shop is filled with a wonderful assortment of dried flowers, wreaths and arrangements, books, essential oils, hard-to-find culinary and medicinal dried herbs, potpourri supplies and unusual gifts for all ages. This event will be held rain or shine.

Belvidere Heritage Day

Celebrate Belvidere's Heritage and History! This annual event, previously called Victorian Days, will be a one-day affair this year. Things to see and do include a Vintage Car Show, Historical Walking Tour at your own pace, Plein Air Art Competition, and the opportunity to stroll through the newly improved Garret D. Wall Park, which will be filled with Artisan/Craft/Antique vendors. Stop by the Explore Warren table and say hello!

Cigar Bourbon Night - CANCELLED

Dinner, a bourbon flight and a cigar, plus live music, beach games and a bonfire are included in this night of fun at Oxford Furnace Lake.

34th Annual Belvidere Heritage Day

Celebrate Belvidere's Heritage and History! This annual event, previously called Victorian Days, will be a one-day affair this year. Things to see and do include a Vintage Car Show, Historical Walking Tour at your own pace, Plein Air Art Competition, and the opportunity to stroll through the newly improved Garret D. Wall Park, which will be filled with Artisan/Craft/Antique vendors.

Warren County Antiques Show

Held at the scenic and convenient Warren County Fairgrounds, the Warren County Antiques Show & Vintage Marketplace offers a weekend in the country shopping for the best in antiques. Also, conservators and repair craftsmen are on hand to accept your pieces in need of TLC.

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.

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