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Starting September 21, 2022

"Nobody can be uncheered with a balloon." - A. A. Milne

We suspect the Winnie-the-Pooh author was referring to a small balloon Piglet could hold by a string, as opposed to a massive hot air balloon, but the sentiment is the same. This weekend's Warren County Hot Air Balloons, Fun & Games Festival presents an opportunity to be cheered!

Explore Warren is a proud sponsor of the event, so we're having a contest to give away a few admission passes. (We're making you work for it this time, but not too hard.) Unscramble each of the following three words. NERDO, OTOLMIABINLOAN, LOGLEEC. Hint: each word appears in the event listing. Send an email with your answers to tourism@co.warren.nj.us with BRING ME CHEER in the subject line, and include your phone number in the message. Good luck! 

Congratulations to Jay G. of Blairstown, winner of a gift certificate to Mackey's Orchard from our previous prize drawing at Belvidere Heritage Day.

We could go on forever, and believe us, we will, but for now, please read on and let the newsletter speak for itself! Happy Start of Fall and Happy Wanderings!

 

This Week: 

2022 Lopatcong Music in the Park

Wednesday, September 21, 2022 - 6:00pm
Lopatcong's weekly summer music series concludes with Mark Hanning. Days are getting shorter, so please note the earlier start time.

The Grey Man Group @ the Draught House

Thursday, September 22, 2022 - 7:30pm
The Draught House presents The Grey Man Group. Come get dinner and enjoy some great music.

Wild Ridge Plants 10th Anniversary

Friday, September 23, 2022 -
9:00am to 1:00pm
Saturday, September 24, 2022 -
9:00am to 11:00am
Join in the celebration with Wild Ridge for their 10th anniversary! 50% off select plants, take a walk in the meadow and find some treasures in the yard sale!

Warren County Hot Air Balloons, Fun & Games Festival

Friday, September 23, 2022 to Sunday, September 25, 2022
The third Balloon Fest of the year closes out the summer as the Warren County Hot Air Balloons, Fun & Games Festival returns to Warren County Community College for three days of fun. In addition to balloon activities like daily Mass Hot Air Balloon Launches, the festival features drone demonstrations, games, vendors, food trucks, children’s activities, musical entertainment, a Balloomination spectacle and more. Explore Warren is proud to be a sponsor of the event, and particularly of the Balloomination Balloon Glow on Saturday and Sunday at 7:30 p.m. Meanwhile, see the More Things To Do item in this newsletter for the coloring contest!

Hackettstown Oktoberfest

Friday, September 23, 2022 - 5:00pmSaturday, September 24, 2022 - 12:00pmSunday, September 25, 2022 - 9:00am
Join Hackettstown BID as they celebrate the 6th annual Hackettstown Oktoberfest! Ready to kick off the fall season with one of our biggest town-wide events of the year? Sponsors include Czig Meister Brewing Company, Man Skirt Brewing Company, and Bea McNally's as they host events throughout the course of the weekend! This is a free event to attend, so grab your friends and family and be prepared to have the time of your life!

Fall Hoedown and Chili Cook-Off @ Knowlton Lions Club

Friday, September 23, 2022 -
5:00pm to 10:00pm
Kick up your heels & come dance the night away at the Knowlton Lions Club Fall Hoedown & Chili cook off! The evening will include line dancing to live music, a DJ, chili cook-off, food vendors, Melt Ice Cream Truck, LAWNch yard game, vote for your favorite chili, children's book signing, BYOB, vendors, games for the kids, door prizes and a 50/50. All Proceeds will 100% benefit CHILDRENS MIRACLE NETWORK, CHILDRENS SPECIALIZED HOSPITAL.

Acoustic Night w/ JT Rooney @ Buttzville Brewing Co.

Friday, September 23, 2022 - 6:00pm
JT Rooney is a must-see act with his acoustic guitar and sultry voice. Bring your friends, grab some food and enjoy Buttzville's weekend music.

The Ruta Beggars @ Roy's Hall

Friday, September 23, 2022 - 8:00pm
The Ruta Beggars infuse traditional bluegrass and early swing to create a timeless act filled with intricate vocal harmonies, fiery instrumentals, and plenty of fun.

2022 Tour De Farm

Saturday, September 24, 2022 -
7:00am to 4:00pm
A cycling and culinary journey like no other! This is about supporting our NJ farmers and their farms. If you love great food, fresh air, and beautiful countryside; this event is for you. The day begins in Blairstown with a farm-fresh locally sourced breakfast to help power you through the ride.

Fall Fest 2022 @ Mohican Outdoor Center

Saturday, September 24, 2022 -
9:00am to 3:00pm
Join Mohican Outdoor Center for an AMC-wide celebration of the changing seasons including outdoor experiences, friends, and food! After a day full of outdoor activities, enjoy a BBQ lunch prepared by AMC staff.

Environmental Extravaganza!

Saturday, September 24, 2022 -
10:00am to 11:30am
Calling the next generation of environmental activists! Join Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Warren County for a free morning of hands-on environmental activities and educational enlightenment. Children ages 7-15 will make a homemade birdfeeder, play games and learn about how they can help the environment at home.

Touch A Truck at Franklin Township Fire/EMS Building

Saturday, September 24, 2022 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
Variety of vehicles on display, vendors with items to purchase.

Gentle Yoga @ Infloressence

Thursday, September 22, 2022 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Saturday, September 24, 2022 -
10:00am to 11:15am
Tuesday, September 27, 2022 -
6:00pm to 7:15pm
These classes will include gentle movement to warm the body, a variety of postures for strengthening muscles and creating improved flexibility, breath awareness practice for quieting the mind and increasing energy, and deep relaxation. You will learn a variety of hand postures, which have benefits such as improving digestion, decreasing anxiety and more. Rosemary DeTrolio, Reiki Master Teacher, will be offering a demonstration Thursday and each guest will receive a coupon for $10 off a future Reiki session.

Green Township lecture featuring the Rutherfurd and Stuyvesant Families

Saturday, September 24, 2022 - 10:30am
Join Rutherfurd Hall historian Joan Salvas at the Tranquility Cemetery for a free lecture featuring the Rutherfurd and Stuyvesant families.

Dino Days @ Delaware River Railroad Excursions

Saturday, September 24, 2022Sunday, September 25, 2022
Take a ride back to the Jurassic Period and discover the magic of dinosaurs! Take the train to The Susquehanna Mining Company and have an afternoon of activities to enjoy. While on site, pan for real fossils at the mine and marvel at the history of the Susquehanna Mining Company. Explore three corn mazes, one of which is a dinosaur exploration maze where you can find 4 different dinosaurs!

Hike-a-Thon 2022 presented by RVC

Saturday, September 24, 2022 -
11:00am to 3:00pm
Get outside, have fun and help Ridge and Valley Conservancy raise money to protect the natural beauty of northwest New Jersey! Sign up on your own or form a team with your friends & family.

Fall Harvest Weekends @ Donaldson Farms

Saturday, September 24, 2022 -
11:00am to 4:00pm
Sunday, September 25, 2022 -
11:00am to 4:00pm
Saturday, October 1, 2022 -
11:00am to 4:00pm
Sunday, October 2, 2022 -
11:00am to 4:00pm
Fall is the perfect time to visit Donaldson Farms to enjoy apple and pumpkin picking and corn maze, hayrides, corn cannon, fresh-cooked food, apple cider samples, and more.

Wine Harvest Weekend @ Brook Hollow Winery

Saturday, September 24, 2022 - 12:00pm to Sunday, September 25, 2022 - 6:00pm
A weekend of wine, live music, fun games and the chance to win a pumpkin at Brook Hollow's Wine Harvest Weekend!

Medicinal Root Preparations @ Well-Sweep

Saturday, September 24, 2022 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Join Kerry Adams, a practicing herbalist of 48 years, for Part 2* of Marvelous Medicinal Roots. Come explore these herbals for you and your family’s own health and enjoyment.

Oktoberfest @ Invertase Brewing Co.

Saturday, September 24, 2022 -
1:00pm to 9:00pm
Celebrate Oktoberfest with Invertase as they will be releasing their special Oktoberfest Beer, The Dave Betz Band will play @ 3, a 'just for fun' Stein Holding contest and a bouncy house for the kids!

7 North @ The Sand Bar

Saturday, September 24, 2022 - 3:00pm
The Sand Bar welcomes 7 North playing Classic Rock hits from '60s and today!

Rolling Thunder "Sky's the Limit" Ride and Balloon Launch

Saturday, September 24, 2022 - 3:30pm
Ride begins at Williams Harley Davison in Lebanon and ends at Warren County Community College for a Hot Air Balloon launch at Balloonfest. $10 per bike for fully escorted ride. Food trucks will be at the start and end locations.

Curtain Up! Laurel Canyon: A Tribute to Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young

Saturday, September 24, 2022 - 8:00pm
Laurel Canyon is an acoustic tribute to the music of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young with a special lobby opening act of Dena, John and Shawn of the Brass Roots performing some favorite Brass Roots songs along with many other classics from the '60s to current favorites! And to celebrate the start of another great Centenary Stage Company season, the Curtain Up! gala will feature a special lobby music performance with a trio from the larger R&B band Brass Roots at 6:30 p.m., before the main show.

Live Music of Cats Dragged In @ Brass Rail

Saturday, September 24, 2022 - 8:00pm
Cats Dragged In brings classic and rare gems from the '60s, '70s and '80s to life including "I Saw Her Standing There" by The Beatles, "House of the Rising Sun" by Animals and "Dirty Water" by The Standells this Saturday at Brass Rail.

Warren History Museums Are Open

Sunday, October 9, 2022 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Stop by and learn why you keep seeing the brown "Morris Canal Crossed Here" signs around the county, as volunteers will be there to welcome you and answer any questions. The Museum at Bread Lock Park has obtained a new exhibit - "The Magic Age of Steam". Or, journey underground on a guided tour through the 165-foot tailrace tunnel, and see other canal artifacts at the Jim and Mary Lee Museum, which is only open this month and next before closing for the winter.

5th Annual Phillipsburg Rotary Golf Outing

Monday, September 26, 2022
Activities include silent auction, Tricky Tray raffles, hole in one, closest to the pin, longest drive, closest to the line, Golden Circle, 50/50 and Mulligan String. Proceeds will benefit the Phillipsburg Rotary Club, used to support The Warren County Habitat for Humanity & other local and international programs to assist the poor and non-profits that help disaster victims.
Continuing: 

Yoga in the Park @ Footbridge Park

Wednesday, September 21, 2022 - 6:30pmSaturday, September 24, 2022 - 9:00amWednesday, September 28, 2022 - 6:30pm
The falling leaves and shorter days are a great time for relaxing yoga. Choose from classes on Wednesday @ 6:30pm and/or Saturdays @ 9am at Footbridge Park Pavilion. Bring a mat & any extra props.

2022 Phillipsburg Summer Concert Series

Thursday, September 22, 2022 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm
Thursday, September 29, 2022 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm
Shappell Park will be rocking with Lucky 7.

Lobster Weekend @ Alba Vineyard

Friday, September 23, 2022 - 1:00pm to Sunday, September 25, 2022 - 5:00pm
Get your Lobster on this weekend! Harvest has begun and it’s an exciting time to visit Alba Vineyard! Back by popular demand Lobster specials every weekend in September.

Brook Hollow Live Music Weekends

Friday, September 23, 2022 - 6:00pmSaturday, September 24, 2022 - 2:00pmSunday, September 25, 2022 - 2:00pm
Start your weekend right with live music at Brook Hollow featuring an Open Mic Night, Rich Berry and Michael Long. Friday Meal Deal is Build Your Baked Potato with a variety of toppings. Available for Eat-In or Take-Out.

Fall Festival Weekends @ VonThun Farms

Saturday, September 24, 2022 - 10:00amSunday, September 25, 2022 - 10:00am
Get lost in the interactive corn maze or look for the perfect pumpkin. Take a hayride, pick apples, take aim with the corn cannons or browse the farm market for fresh produce, baked goods and more. There's also an activity area with 20+ family-friendly activities!

Blairstown Farmers Market

Saturday, September 24, 2022 -
9:30am to 1:00pm
Come see your favorite local farmers and food producers at the Blairstown Farmers Market!

Waterloo Village Summer 2022

Saturday, September 24, 2022 -
10:00am to 4:00pm
Every Saturday this summer, Waterloo is open and showcasing the Canal Museum and Highlands Boat Exhibit, the Gristmill and Smith Store will be open, and village tours will be given. Other buildings will also be open, as well as the village Visitor Center.

September Music at Milagro 2022

Saturday, September 24, 2022 -
1:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, September 25, 2022 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Pack a picnic, invite some friends and enjoy some time with great wines, music and spectacular views! This weekend features Kelly Hooper on Sunday.

Phillipsburg Open Air Market @ Shappell Park

Sunday, September 25, 2022 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
Sunday, October 2, 2022 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
Get ready for Phillipsburg's first open air market every Sunday July 10- October 2. Complete with farms, crafters, baked good and artisans.

UACNJ Saturday Astronomy Talks 2022

Saturday, September 24, 2022 - 8:00pm
UACNJ provides free public programs at the astronomy club in Jenny Jump State Forest from April through October on Saturday evenings. The live presentation is followed by stargazing on the club's telescopes until 10:30 PM, weather permitting. This week's talk is "Antarctica and the South Pole Telescope."

Tiptons Tavern Live Music in September

Friday, September 23, 2022 - 8:00pmSaturday, September 24, 2022 - 8:00pmFriday, September 30, 2022 - 7:00pm
This weekend has Tiptons rocking with music Friday and Saturday from Dose and JerZGirls.

September Evening Music @ Alba Vineyard

Friday, September 23, 2022 - 6:00pmSaturday, September 24, 2022 - 6:00pm
Live music continues this weekend with guitarist Walt Bibinger and pianist Patrick Kerssen.

Live Music @ Panther Pub in September

Friday, September 23, 2022 - 8:00pmSunday, September 25, 2022 - 4:00pm
Live this month at Panther Pub with Just Us Duo and Mingo Duo.

September Afternoon Music @ Alba Vineyard

Saturday, September 24, 2022 - 1:00pmSunday, September 25, 2022 - 1:00pm
This weekend enjoy the Frank DiBussolo Trio and the Kathy Phillips Trio.

Warren County Farmers Market

Sunday, September 25, 2022 -
10:00am to 1:00pm
Warren County Farmers' Market provides 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!

Sunday Brunch Music @ Asbury Coffee Mill

Sunday, September 25, 2022 - 11:00amSunday, October 2, 2022 - 11:00am
Enjoy Sunday brunch at Asbury Coffee Mill this week with Peter Amaedo.
Community Corner: 

Fall After School Activities at Rutherfurd Hall

Various after school activities including art, games, yoga, outdoor adventure and cooking instruction, for a range of age groups. All conducted 3:20-4:20pm on either Monday, Tuesday or Thursday, depending on the activity chosen.

Free Lecture @ Rutherfurd Hall- Eliminating Back Pain

Wednesday, September 21, 2022 -
6:00pm to 7:00pm
Find out how aches and pains are keeping you from a good nights sleep and discover the anatomy of the spine, why problems occur and how to life a pain free life! Preregister for this informative lecture and be entered into a raffle for 2 tickets to Rutherfurd Hall's upcoming concert on 10/14, or a free fall foliage boat rental.

Liberty Township Community Day

Saturday, September 24, 2022 -
3:00pm to 8:00pm
Grab the family for some fun activities and food along with fireworks at Liberty Community Day!

Gentle Beginnings Yoga Classes @ First United Methodist Church of Blairstown

Thursday, September 22, 2022 - 7:00pmTuesday, September 27, 2022 - 1:00pmThursday, September 29, 2022 - 7:00pm
Carolyn Barton will be offering two yoga classes including Chair and Gentle yoga at FUMC of Blairstown. Classes are free in September and $10 starting in October.
More Things to Do: 

Fire Up Your Coloring Tools!

Calling all creative kids! The Warren County Balloomination show is back after a 10-year hiatus and to celebrate, little artists have three chances to win some great prizes by entering the coloring contest. Prizes include a tethered balloon ride, an opportunity to hit the "blast" button to light up a balloon and tickets to "Cinderella" at Centenary Stage Company. Visit the Balloon Fest website for details.
Plan Ahead: 

Guitar Concert with Peter Biedermann @ Gardner Library

Thursday, September 29, 2022 -
6:30pm to 7:30pm
Enjoy an evening of live guitar music with Peter Biedermann, a solo fingerstyle instrumental guitarist based in Green Valley, AZ who has been a performer for over 40 years.

Country Line Dancing Night @ The Willows

Thursday, September 29, 2022 -
7:00pm to 11:00pm
Get your boots on and head on over to The Willows for some good ol' fashioned line dancing!

Camp Crystal Lake Tours

Friday, September 30, 2022Saturday, October 1, 2022Friday, October 21, 2022Saturday, October 22, 2022Sunday, October 23, 2022Friday, October 28, 2022Saturday, October 29, 2022Sunday, October 30, 2022
Fall tickets on sale now and going fast! The guided filming location tours take place at the camp where over 80% of the movie was filmed. Connect with fans from all over the world, step into each scene, retrace your favorite character's steps and take tons of photos.

DKNJ Live Concert at the Habitat Community Center

Friday, September 30, 2022 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Venue-filling local NJ band DKNJ will be performing Tom Petty covers and rock originals at the Habitat Community Center! $20/person includes popcorn, children under 12 enter for free, but tickets still required.

"Late for the Sky" - The Music of Jackson Browne

Friday, September 30, 2022 - 8:00pm
Jake Thistle pays tribute to one of the 20th century’s greatest folk/country/rock songwriters, Jackson Browne.

Longmeadow Farm Harvest Fest 2022

Saturday, October 1, 2022 -
11:00am to 4:00pm
Join the folks at Longmeadow Farm for a day of vendors, food, music, kids' crafts and more! 

Knowlton Community Day

Saturday, October 1, 2022 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm
Join in the free fun at Knowlton Community Day at Tunnel Field! Activities include bounce houses, inflatable slides, train ride, petting zoo, pony rides, face painting, fire trucks, food, vendors and live DJ!

2nd Annual Oktoberfest @ Buttzville Brewing

Saturday, October 1, 2022 -
12:00pm to 10:00pm
The beer! The keg bowling! The stein holding! The polka band! The dancing! The homemade games and photo contest that helped you win some fun prizes! Buttzville Brewing Co. is making a name for itself in Washington Borough! Stop by and see what all the fuss is about.

Beer, Wine and Cheese Tasting @ St. Theodore Catholic Church

Saturday, October 1, 2022 -
6:00pm to 10:00pm
Join St. Theodore's for the annual Beer & Wine tasting that will include appetizers, hot & cold and buffet, desserts, 50/50 Raffle & fabulous door prizes!

Dine in the Vines - Porchetta Style

Saturday, October 1, 2022 - 6:00pm
Villa's four course dinner series served overlooking the vineyard and panoramic views as the sun sets, concludes the 2022 season with a country style Italian meal prepared by local Francesco's Italian Ristorante, featuring a Porchetta style whole pork loin stuffed with herbs & garlic. Seating is limited and reservations are required.

Autumn Harvest Dinner @ Genesis Farm

Saturday, October 1, 2022 - 6:00pm
This epic, one-of-a-kind feast is back! The Autumn Harvest Dinner captures the very best of what the CSG at Genesis Farm has to offer and serves it up to you in delightful, unforgettable dishes, one after another. This meal is made almost exclusively from ingredients grown on the farm, many of them straight from the fields, and proceeds support our core work and programming.

The Great Pumpkin Train @ Delaware River Railroad Excursions

Sunday, October 2, 2022 to Monday, October 31, 2022
When riding the Great Pumpkin Train, every child gets to pick his or her own pumpkin from the pumpkin patch. Trips leave 11am, 12:30pm, 2pm and 3:30pm. Also visit the Ol' Susquehanna Mine and or Corn Maze (additional fee required), and free use of the picnic grove.

Celebrate the Historic Oxford Furnace & Shippen Manor Tours

Sunday, October 2, 2022 -
11:30am to 4:00pm
A small celebration to commemorate 281 years of the historic Oxford Furnace and dedication of a new interpretive panel takes place 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and will include music by the Colonial Musketeers Junior Fife & Drum Corps. Please RSVP by calling 908-453-4381 or email grosseland@co.warren.nj.us. Afterward, docents will be available from 1-4 p.m. to greet visitors and share the history of the Manor, its people, and the local industrial history of Oxford. Offering tours of the main floor of the building, with the last tour beginning at 3:30 p.m. (No RSVP required for museum tours.)

New Spaces, Familiar Faces Lecture and Tour

Thursday, October 6, 2022 -
5:00pm to 6:30pm
Rutherfurd Hall has been adding new exhibition spaces and to celebrate want to share it with you! Lectures and tours provided by Joan Salvas, Rutherfurd Hall historian and docents.

7th Annual Fish and Chips Take-Out Dinner

Friday, October 7, 2022 -
5:00pm to 7:00pm
Tastefully British caterers will be serving up a delicious fish take-out dinner at the First Presbyterian Church Outreach Center in Blairstown.

Phillipsburg Pork Roll Palooza

Saturday, October 8, 2022 -
11:00am to 5:00pm
It's finally here! Fried, seared or grilled, however you like your Pork Roll, you’ll be able to enjoy it that way at Shappell Park right in the heart of Phillipsburg. Enjoy the games, music, and, of course, delicious food. Fun for the whole family.

Habitat for Humanity's Annual Beams and Dreams Fundraiser Dinner

Saturday, October 8, 2022 - 6:00pm
Habitat for Humanity's annual Beams and Dreams Fundraiser offers a gourmet buffet, outstanding entertainment and live and silent auctions; and features vocal impressionist Eric Kearns, the star of “Voices of Legends”. $100 per ticket, discounts available for pairs and groups. A wonderful evening of entertainment, dining and giving back!

Hay Bales of Hope Tricky Tray Fundraiser for ARWS

Sunday, October 9, 2022 -
11:00am to 4:00pm
Rain or shine, Antler Ridge's Pink Hay Bales of Hope event puts the "FUN" in "FUNDRAISER"! Gather friends, family and lawn chairs for an autumn afternoon of shopping, food, music, farm animals and wildlife – and the most epic tricky tray this side of the New Jersey Turnpike! Prizes include 100+ gift baskets and other high-value items.

Augie's Awesome Adventure Family Fun Day

Sunday, October 9, 2022 -
1:00pm to 5:00pm
Vendors, music, food trucks, games and more presented by Rolling Thunder Chapter 3 NJ. An optional ride organizes earlier in the day at the Richard D. Gardner Library in White Township, ending at the Harmony Recreational fields. Bring your own chairs. All money raised will benefit Auggie, a five-year-old boy suffering from an inoperable brain tumor.

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: 

Wild Ridge Plants 10th Anniversary

Join in the celebration with Wild Ridge for their 10th anniversary! 50% off select plants, take a walk in the meadow and find some treasures in the yard sale!

Warren County Hot Air Balloons, Fun & Games Festival

The third Balloon Fest of the year closes out the summer as the Warren County Hot Air Balloons, Fun & Games Festival returns to Warren County Community College for three days of fun. In addition to balloon activities like daily Mass Hot Air Balloon Launches, the festival features drone demonstrations, games, vendors, food trucks, children’s activities, musical entertainment, a Balloomination spectacle and more. Explore Warren is proud to be a sponsor of the event, and particularly of the Balloomination Balloon Glow on Saturday and Sunday at 7:30 p.m. Meanwhile, see the More Things To Do item in this newsletter for the coloring contest!

Hackettstown Oktoberfest

Join Hackettstown BID as they celebrate the 6th annual Hackettstown Oktoberfest! Ready to kick off the fall season with one of our biggest town-wide events of the year? Sponsors include Czig Meister Brewing Company, Man Skirt Brewing Company, and Bea McNally's as they host events throughout the course of the weekend! This is a free event to attend, so grab your friends and family and be prepared to have the time of your life!

Fall Hoedown and Chili Cook-Off @ Knowlton Lions Club

Kick up your heels & come dance the night away at the Knowlton Lions Club Fall Hoedown & Chili cook off! The evening will include line dancing to live music, a DJ, chili cook-off, food vendors, Melt Ice Cream Truck, LAWNch yard game, vote for your favorite chili, children's book signing, BYOB, vendors, games for the kids, door prizes and a 50/50. All Proceeds will 100% benefit CHILDRENS MIRACLE NETWORK, CHILDRENS SPECIALIZED HOSPITAL.

The Ruta Beggars @ Roy's Hall

The Ruta Beggars infuse traditional bluegrass and early swing to create a timeless act filled with intricate vocal harmonies, fiery instrumentals, and plenty of fun.

2022 Tour De Farm

A cycling and culinary journey like no other! This is about supporting our NJ farmers and their farms. If you love great food, fresh air, and beautiful countryside; this event is for you. The day begins in Blairstown with a farm-fresh locally sourced breakfast to help power you through the ride.

Fall Fest 2022 @ Mohican Outdoor Center

Join Mohican Outdoor Center for an AMC-wide celebration of the changing seasons including outdoor experiences, friends, and food! After a day full of outdoor activities, enjoy a BBQ lunch prepared by AMC staff.

Environmental Extravaganza!

Calling the next generation of environmental activists! Join Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Warren County for a free morning of hands-on environmental activities and educational enlightenment. Children ages 7-15 will make a homemade birdfeeder, play games and learn about how they can help the environment at home.

Gentle Yoga @ Infloressence

These classes will include gentle movement to warm the body, a variety of postures for strengthening muscles and creating improved flexibility, breath awareness practice for quieting the mind and increasing energy, and deep relaxation. You will learn a variety of hand postures, which have benefits such as improving digestion, decreasing anxiety and more. Rosemary DeTrolio, Reiki Master Teacher, will be offering a demonstration Thursday and each guest will receive a coupon for $10 off a future Reiki session.

Dino Days @ Delaware River Railroad Excursions

Take a ride back to the Jurassic Period and discover the magic of dinosaurs! Take the train to The Susquehanna Mining Company and have an afternoon of activities to enjoy. While on site, pan for real fossils at the mine and marvel at the history of the Susquehanna Mining Company. Explore three corn mazes, one of which is a dinosaur exploration maze where you can find 4 different dinosaurs!

Hike-a-Thon 2022 presented by RVC

Get outside, have fun and help Ridge and Valley Conservancy raise money to protect the natural beauty of northwest New Jersey! Sign up on your own or form a team with your friends & family.

Fall Harvest Weekends @ Donaldson Farms

Last weekend for Donaldson Farms Harvest Weekend! Fall is the perfect time to visit Donaldson Farms to enjoy apple and pumpkin picking and corn maze, hayrides, corn cannon, fresh-cooked food, apple cider samples, and more.

Medicinal Root Preparations @ Well-Sweep

Join Kerry Adams, a practicing herbalist of 48 years, for Part 2* of Marvelous Medicinal Roots. Come explore these herbals for you and your family’s own health and enjoyment.

Oktoberfest @ Invertase Brewing Co.

Celebrate Oktoberfest with Invertase as they will be releasing their special Oktoberfest Beer, The Dave Betz Band will play @ 3, a 'just for fun' Stein Holding contest and a bouncy house for the kids!

Curtain Up! Laurel Canyon: A Tribute to Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young

Laurel Canyon is an acoustic tribute to the music of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young with a special lobby opening act of Dena, John and Shawn of the Brass Roots performing some favorite Brass Roots songs along with many other classics from the '60s to current favorites! And to celebrate the start of another great Centenary Stage Company season, the Curtain Up! gala will feature a special lobby music performance with a trio from the larger R&B band Brass Roots at 6:30 p.m., before the main show.

Live Music of Cats Dragged In @ Brass Rail

Cats Dragged In brings classic and rare gems from the '60s, '70s and '80s to life including "I Saw Her Standing There" by The Beatles, "House of the Rising Sun" by Animals and "Dirty Water" by The Standells this Saturday at Brass Rail.

Warren History Museums Are Open

Stop by and learn why you keep seeing the brown "Morris Canal Crossed Here" signs around the county, as volunteers will be there to welcome you and answer any questions. The Museum at Bread Lock Park has obtained a new exhibit - "The Magic Age of Steam". Or, journey underground on a guided tour through the 165-foot tailrace tunnel, and see other canal artifacts at the Jim and Mary Lee Museum, which is only open this month and next before closing for the winter.

5th Annual Phillipsburg Rotary Golf Outing

Activities include silent auction, Tricky Tray raffles, hole in one, closest to the pin, longest drive, closest to the line, Golden Circle, 50/50 and Mulligan String. Proceeds will benefit the Phillipsburg Rotary Club, used to support The Warren County Habitat for Humanity & other local and international programs to assist the poor and non-profits that help disaster victims.

Winter Gentle Yoga @ Infloressence

These classes will include gentle movement to warm the body, a variety of postures for strengthening muscles and creating improved flexibility, breath awareness practice for quieting the mind and increasing energy, and deep relaxation. You will learn a variety of hand postures, which have benefits such as improving digestion, decreasing anxiety and more.

Gentle Yoga @ Infloressence

These classes will include gentle movement, postures for strengthening muscles and improved flexibility, breath awareness, deep relaxation, techniques for improving digestion, decreasing anxiety and more.

Gentle Yoga @ Infloressence

These classes will include gentle movement, postures for strengthening muscles and improved flexibility, breath awareness, deep relaxation, techniques for improving digestion, decreasing anxiety and more.

September Fall Harvest Weekends @ Donaldson Farms

Last weekend for Donaldson Farms Harvest Weekend! Fall is the perfect time to visit Donaldson Farms to enjoy apple and pumpkin picking and corn maze, hayrides, corn cannon, fresh-cooked food, apple cider samples, and more.

Dino Days @ Delaware River Railroad Excursions

Take a ride back to the Jurassic Period and discover the magic of dinosaurs! Take the train to The Susquehanna Mining Company and have an afternoon of activities to enjoy. While on site, pan for real fossils at the mine and marvel at the history of the Susquehanna Mining Company. Explore three corn mazes, one of which is a dinosaur exploration maze where you can find 4 different dinosaurs!

Oktoberfest @ Invertase Brewing Co.

Celebrate Oktoberfest with Invertase as they will be releasing their special Oktoberfest Beer, The Dave Betz Band will play @ 3, a 'just for fun' Stein Holding contest and a bouncy house for the kids!

Fall Harvest Weekends @ Donaldson Farms

Last weekend for Donaldson Farms Harvest Weekend! Fall is the perfect time to visit Donaldson Farms to enjoy apple and pumpkin picking and corn maze, hayrides, corn cannon, fresh-cooked food, apple cider samples, and more.

Gentle Yoga @ Infloressence

Tuesday, February 27, 2024 - 6:00pm
Thursday, February 29, 2024 - 6:00pm

These classes will include gentle movement, postures for strengthening muscles and improved flexibility, breath awareness, deep relaxation, techniques for improving digestion, decreasing anxiety and more.

Return of The Ruta Beggars @ Roy's Hall

Saturday, March 9, 2024 - 8:00pm

The Ruta Beggars infuse traditional bluegrass and early swing to create a timeless act filled with intricate vocal harmonies, fiery instrumentals, and plenty of fun.

 
Continuing: 

Yoga in the Park @ Footbridge Park

The falling leaves and shorter days are a great time for relaxing yoga. Choose from classes on Wednesday @ 6:30pm and/or Saturdays @ 9am at Footbridge Park Pavilion. Bring a mat & any extra props.

Lobster Weekend @ Alba Vineyard

Get your Lobster on this weekend! Harvest has begun and it’s an exciting time to visit Alba Vineyard! Back by popular demand Lobster specials every weekend in September.

Brook Hollow Live Music Weekends

Start your weekend right with live music at Brook Hollow featuring Stan & Elise, Rich Berry and Bill Ruddy. Friday Meal Deal is spaghetti and meat balls, side salad and bread. Available for Eat-In or Take-Out.

Fall Festival Weekends @ VonThun Farms

Last weekend for VonThun's Fall Festival! Get lost in the interactive corn maze or look for the perfect pumpkin. Take a hayride, pick apples, take aim with the corn cannons or browse the farm market for fresh produce, baked goods and more. There's also an activity area with 20+ family-friendly activities! Open Columbus Day!

Blairstown Farmers Market

This is the last weekend to partake in the farmers' market! Come see your favorite local farmers and food producers at the Blairstown Farmers Market!

Waterloo Village Summer 2022

Every Saturday this summer, Waterloo is open and showcasing the Canal Museum and Highlands Boat Exhibit, the Gristmill and Smith Store will be open, and village tours will be given. Other buildings will also be open, as well as the village Visitor Center.

September Music at Milagro 2022

Pack a picnic, invite some friends and enjoy some time with great wines, music and spectacular views! This weekend features Kelly Hooper on Sunday.

UACNJ Saturday Astronomy Talks 2022

UACNJ provides free public programs at the astronomy club in Jenny Jump State Forest from April through October on Saturday evenings. The live presentation is followed by stargazing on the club's telescopes until 10:30 PM, weather permitting. This week's talk is "What's Up in the October Sky?"

Warren County Farmers Market

Warren County Farmers' Market provides 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!

October Music at Milagro 2022

Pack a picnic, invite some friends and enjoy some time with great wines, music and spectacular views! This weekend features Frank DiBussolo & Ken Papa and Sean Gough.

UACNJ Saturday Astronomy Talks 2022

This is the last live presentation of the year for UACNJ. Halloween costumes are encouraged! UACNJ provides free public programs at the astronomy club in Jenny Jump State Forest from April through October on Saturday evenings. The live presentation is followed by stargazing on the club's telescopes until 10:30 PM, weather permitting. This week's talk is "The Universe Can Be a Scary Place!"

Fall Festival Weekends @ VonThun Farms

Last weekend for VonThun's Fall Festival! Get lost in the interactive corn maze or look for the perfect pumpkin. Take a hayride, pick apples, take aim with the corn cannons or browse the farm market for fresh produce, baked goods and more. There's also an activity area with 20+ family-friendly activities! Open Columbus Day!

 
Community Corner: 

Free Lecture @ Rutherfurd Hall- Eliminating Back Pain

Find out how aches and pains are keeping you from a good nights sleep and discover the anatomy of the spine, why problems occur and how to life a pain free life! Preregister for this informative lecture and be entered into a raffle for 2 tickets to Rutherfurd Hall's upcoming concert on 10/14, or a free fall foliage boat rental.

Fall After School Activities at Rutherfurd Hall

Various after school activities including art, games, yoga, outdoor adventure and cooking instruction, for a range of age groups. All conducted 3:20-4:20pm on either Monday, Tuesday or Thursday, depending on the activity chosen.

 
More Things to Do: 

Fire Up Your Coloring Tools!

Calling all creative kids! The Warren County Balloomination show is back after a 10-year hiatus and to celebrate, little artists have three chances to win some great prizes by entering the coloring contest. Prizes include a tethered balloon ride, an opportunity to hit the "blast" button to light up a balloon and tickets to "Cinderella" at Centenary Stage Company. Visit the Balloon Fest website for details.

 
Plan Ahead: 

Camp Crystal Lake Tours

Fall tickets on sale now and going fast! The guided filming location tours take place at the camp where over 80% of the movie was filmed. Connect with fans from all over the world, step into each scene, retrace your favorite character's steps and take tons of photos.

DKNJ Live Concert at the Habitat Community Center

Venue-filling local NJ band DKNJ will be performing Tom Petty covers and rock originals at the Habitat Community Center! $20/person includes popcorn, children under 12 enter for free, but tickets still required.

"Late for the Sky" - The Music of Jackson Browne

Jake Thistle pays tribute to one of the 20th century’s greatest folk/country/rock songwriters, Jackson Browne, whose legacy is cemented in both the deep emotions his songs have stirred for fifty years and his unwavering determination and activism in trying to make the world a better place.

Knowlton Community Day

Join in the free fun at Knowlton Community Day at Tunnel Field! Activities include bounce houses, inflatable slides, train ride, petting zoo, pony rides, face painting, fire trucks, food, vendors and live DJ!

2nd Annual Oktoberfest @ Buttzville Brewing

The beer! The keg bowling! The stein holding! The polka band! The dancing! The homemade games and photo contest that helped you win some fun prizes! Buttzville Brewing Co. is making a name for itself in Washington Borough! Stop by and see what all the fuss is about.

Dine in the Vines - Porchetta Style

Last chance this year! Villa's four course dinner series served overlooking the vineyard and panoramic views as the sun sets, concludes the 2022 season with a country style Italian meal prepared by local Francesco's Italian Ristorante, featuring a Porchetta style whole pork loin stuffed with herbs & garlic. Seating is limited and reservations are required.

Autumn Harvest Dinner @ Genesis Farm

This epic, one-of-a-kind feast is back! The Autumn Harvest Dinner captures the very best of what the CSG at Genesis Farm has to offer and serves it up to you in delightful, unforgettable dishes, one after another. This meal is made almost exclusively from ingredients grown on the farm, many of them straight from the fields, and proceeds support our core work and programming.

The Great Pumpkin Train @ Delaware River Railroad Excursions

When riding the Great Pumpkin Train, every child gets to pick his or her own pumpkin from the pumpkin patch. Trips leave 11am, 12:30pm, 2pm and 3:30pm. Also visit the Ol' Susquehanna Mine and or Corn Maze (additional fee required), and free use of the picnic grove.

Celebrate the Historic Oxford Furnace & Shippen Manor Tours

A small celebration to commemorate 281 years of the historic Oxford Furnace and dedication of a new interpretive panel takes place 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and will include music by the Colonial Musketeers Junior Fife & Drum Corps. Please RSVP by calling 908-453-4381 or email grosseland@co.warren.nj.us. Afterward, docents will be available from 1-4 p.m. to greet visitors and share the history of the Manor, its people, and the local industrial history of Oxford. Offering tours of the main floor of the building, with the last tour beginning at 3:30 p.m. (No RSVP required for museum tours.)

7th Annual Fish and Chips Take-Out Dinner

Tastefully British caterers will be serving up a delicious fish take-out dinner at the First Presbyterian Church Outreach Center in Blairstown. Online ticket ordering will end at approximately noon this Friday.

Phillipsburg Pork Roll Palooza

It's finally here! Fried, seared or grilled, however you like your Pork Roll, you’ll be able to savor it that way at Shappell Park right in the heart of Phillipsburg. Enjoy the games, music, and, of course, delicious food. Fun for the whole family! (Disclaimer: No guarantees that "Slice" the mascot will be making an appearance this year, but the local celebrities in this photo look like they're having so much fun, and with Norwescap hosting the event, this is the pic we're going with!)

Habitat for Humanity's Annual Beams and Dreams Fundraiser Dinner

Habitat for Humanity's annual Beams and Dreams Fundraiser offers a gourmet buffet, outstanding entertainment and live and silent auctions; and features vocal impressionist Eric Kearns, the star of “Voices of Legends.” $100 per ticket, discounts available for pairs and groups. A wonderful evening of entertainment, dining and giving back!

Hay Bales of Hope Tricky Tray Fundraiser for ARWS

Rain or shine, Antler Ridge's Pink Hay Bales of Hope event puts the "FUN" in "FUNDRAISER"! Gather friends, family and lawn chairs for an autumn afternoon of shopping, food, music, farm animals and wildlife – and the most epic tricky tray this side of the New Jersey Turnpike! Prizes include 100+ gift baskets and other high-value items.

Augie's Awesome Adventure Family Fun Day

Vendors, music, food trucks, games and more presented by Rolling Thunder Chapter 3 NJ. An optional ride organizes earlier in the day at the Richard D. Gardner Library in White Township, ending at the Harmony Recreational fields. Bring your own chairs. All money raised will benefit Auggie, a five-year-old boy suffering from an inoperable brain tumor.

Phillipsburg Pork Roll Palooza

It's finally here! Fried, seared or grilled, however you like your Pork Roll, you’ll be able to savor it that way at Shappell Park right in the heart of Phillipsburg. Enjoy the games, music, and, of course, delicious food. Fun for the whole family! (Disclaimer: No guarantees that "Slice" the mascot will be making an appearance this year, but the local celebrities in this photo look like they're having so much fun, and with Norwescap hosting the event, this is the pic we're going with!)

NEW DATE! Phillipsburg Pork Roll Palooza

It's finally here! Fried, seared or grilled, however you like your Pork Roll, you’ll be able to savor it that way at Shappell Park right in the heart of Phillipsburg. Enjoy the games, music, and, of course, delicious food. Fun for the whole family! (Disclaimer: No guarantees that "Slice" the mascot will be making an appearance this year, but the local celebrities in this photo look like they're having so much fun, and with Norwescap hosting the event, this is the pic we're going with!)

Knowlton Township Community Day

Join in the free fun at Knowlton Community Day at Tunnel Field! Activities include bounce houses, inflatable slides, train ride, petting zoo, pony rides, face painting, fire trucks, food, vendors and live DJ!

The Great Pumpkin Train @ Delaware River Railroad Excursions

When riding the Great Pumpkin Train, every child gets to pick his or her own pumpkin from the pumpkin patch. Trips leave 10am, 12pm, 2pm and 4pm. Also visit the Ol' Susquehanna Mine and or Corn Maze (additional fee required), and free use of the picnic grove.

8th Annual Fish and Chips Take-Out Dinner

Tastefully British caterers will be serving up a delicious fish take-out dinner at the First Presbyterian Church Outreach Center in Blairstown. Online ticket sales will end at approximately 1 PM on Friday, Oct. 6.

3rd Annual Oktoberfest @ Buttzville Brewing

The beer! The keg bowling! The stein holding! The polka band! The dancing! The homemade games and photo contest that helped you win some fun prizes! Buttzville Brewing Co. is making a name for itself in Washington Borough! Stop by and see what all the fuss is about.