THE ANNUAL GREAT TOMATO TASTING. Rutgers NJAES Cooperative Extension Master Gardener volunteers offer over eighty heirloom and hybrid tomato varieties. Also fruit, salsa, basil and honey. Wagon tours, chef demonstrations 3pm - 7pm. 140 Locust Grove Rd..
BREWS CRUISE. Beer enthusiasts unite! Board Miss Lotta for one of the most elegant tastings you have been to yet! Sample our fine selection of beers from local breweries in the tri-state area. 37 Nolans Point Park Rd..
POCONO GARLIC FESTIVAL. Over 60 vendors, garlic eating contest, cooking contests, Peters Valley Artisan tent & more. 11am - 5pm. $8.50-$12.50. 401 Hollow Road.
WILDLIFE AND SPORTING ART SHOW. The annual show features the original paintings and woodcarvings by some of America’s most acclaimed sporting artists. Past shows have included Al Agnew, Al Barker, Josh Brewer, Richard Clifton, John Crouse, Frank Finney, Jim and Joe Hautman, Ben Heinemann, Fred Kinne, Bonnie and Karen and Rebecca Latham, Rob Leslie, Krystii Melaine, Darren Miller, Manfred Scheel, Ken Scheeler, Adam and Dan Smith, George Strunk, Jack Wood and others! 55 Bridge St..
32ND ANNUAL SCANDINAVIAN FEST. Drawing visitors and vendors from throughout the Northeast US for thirty-one years, Scandinavian Fest is the largest all-Nordic festival in the US. A true Nordic-only event, ScanFest is a heritage festival to celebrate and promote the cultures, traditions, and current life of the Nordic regions & peoples of Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden with wide variety of traditional foods (as well as customary festival fare for the less adventurous) plus a wide variety of handcraft items and imported gifts by over fifty vendors. Five stages of continuous entertainment throughout the day feature music & dance ranging from traditional Nordic folk to classical to jazz to contemporary world music by a variety of accomplished and exceptional emerging talent. There's even a separate stage and a special activities area for kids, as well as a field arena and combat/contest area. All that, plus demonstrators, encampments, Norse combat, Viking ships, talks, demos, handcrafts, and much more. 10am - 6pm. $11, $13, $14. Vasa Park, 1 Wolfe Rd.
SUSSEX HILLS KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW. 8am - 5pm. $5, $3 seniors, $2 under 12. Mennen Sports Arena 161 East Hanover Ave.
PADDY & PALE BOYS. Irish Pub Music 5pm. 8 Belvidere Ave..
SCHOOLEY'S MOUNTAIN KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW. 9am - 4pm. $5. William G. Mennen Sports Arena 161 East Hanover Ave.
LADIES NIGHT OUT. 178 Airport Rd.
LYRA. Vocal ensemble from St. Petersburg, Russia perform chants of Russian Orthodox Church and folk songs 7pm. $20/ $10 student. 346 High Street.
CIGAR AND WHISKEY. Sample some of the finest craft whiskeys and bourbons in the area while you watch cigars being hand-rolled right in front of you! This cruise comes with a complementary tasting and two cigars. 37 Nolans Point Park Rd..
TACO FESTIVAL. 10am - 8pm. 37 Plains Road.
CELEBRATION OF THE ARTS. The 39th annual COTA festival brings world-class jazz ensembles to the Delaware Water Gap for three days of performance. Festival site activities include food concessions, arts and crafts booths, strolling musicians, a monitored childrens’ area, storytelling and other surprises during stage changes. Plenty of free parking, a rain tent in case of inclement weather, and handicapped facilities are provided.
FALL FESTIVAL. This year’s theme is"Spread your wings for conservation" Activities include archery, trail walks, free food, free drinks, heavy equipment viewing, Birds of Prey, nature games, face painting, river seining, children's arts and crafts, and nature play. 10:30am - 3:30pm. Helen Fenske Visitor Center, 32 Pleasant Plains Rd.
FIFTEENTH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION. Celebrate 15 years of supporting local artists of all kinds with demonstrations by wood artists, jewelers and potters. Meet the artists, refreshments. 12 - 5. 23 Main Street.
AUTUMN IN THE PERENNIAL GARDEN. Plant care and gardening techniques. 9 - 11am. $15. Colonial Park Perennial Garden (Parking Lot F).
WINE GLASS PAINTING CLASS. Learn to paint sunflowers and leaves on your choice of 4 wine glasses, a 90 ounce (Sangria?!!) pitcher or a beverage dispenser that comes complete with stand. All materials and instruction will be provided and you will take home a work of art that you will be proud of. 1pm. 178 Airport Rd.
SOURLAND SPECTACULAR BIKE RALLY. Cyclists come for the low traffic roads, lovely woods, scenic vistas, mountain streams and postcard-perfect farms.
HERB VINEGARS, OILS, AND PESTO. 1pm. 205 Mt. Bethel Rd.
BAIT AND BOAT FESTIVAL. Family fun day on Lake Marcia. Activities include boat races; fishing and sandcastle contests; pond study with the Park Naturalist; crafts; and campfire with s'mores. Pack a picnic. Raindate Sunday Sept 11. 1 - 6:30pm. $5 suggested donation. High Point State Park, Lake Marcia, 1480 State Route 23.
BELVIDERE’S VICTORIAN DAYS. This annual event transforms Belvidere into the Victorian village that it was over a century ago and celebrates its heritage through a festive two day event that offers a taste of the old and a touch of the new, with over 100 antique, craft, and food vendors, quilters, lacemakers, fashion show, horse & carriage rides, and an antique car show that surrounds the entire town square. Entertainment includes a Vintage Fashion Show, a Gentlemens’ Picnic Auction and concerts. Tickets for walking tours, historic house tours, and a cemetery tour are available online or can be purchased during the event. Rt. 80, Exit 12, Rt 519 South to Belvidere. Rt. 80, Exit 12, Rt 519 South to Belvidere.
43RD ANNUAL FALL ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL. The most talented artisans on the East Coast will exhibit and sell their unique hand-crafted creations at the this nationally-recognized community tradition and one of the largest craft shows in the state. Sunshine Artist, respected magazine of American arts and crafts, has rated it among the Top 50 “Best Craft Shows in the Nation” and #1 in New Jersey. Artisans from across the East Coast, representing a wide range of craft-working disciplines, will exhibit over the weekend. Prior Shows have broken attendance records, the town receiving thousands of craft-enthusiasts who come to share their passion. Visitors will enjoy creations in home furnishing and decor, jewelry, clothing, wood and metalworking, ornaments and more. These masterfully-done, handmade wares are of highest quality, and the artists will partake in a juried contest. 10am - 5pm. $5, under 12 free. Municipal Field; Gazebo Park on Main Street.
SHEEP AND FIBER FESTIVAL. Sheep shows, shearing, spinners, vendors, artisans, food, children's activities, llamas, alpacas, fleece contest, photo contest, skein contest and more! 99am - 5pm. $10/carload, $5/single. Hunterdon County Fairgrounds.
GRAN FONDO NJ. Cycling challenges along 18, 42, 62 or 107 -mile loops include entertainment and various activities, as well as timed hill climbs, add to the Gran Fondo excitement. 7am - 5pm. Starting/finishing on Speedwell Avenue.
NETCONG DAY. Entertainment, food trucks, 5K Walk/Run , family fun area. free parking. 8:30am - 5. Main Street.
AUTUMN LAMPLIGHT DINNER. Enjoy a night under the stars, sampling Hackettstown restaurants’ diverse culinary specialties. Features live, local entertainment for dining and dancing pleasure. 5pm - 9pm. $45. Main Street Gazebo.
FALL CONTAINER WORKSHOP. Our garden design expert will lead this hands-in-the-dirt workshop and will give you the design tricks and tools you need to replace the summer palette with the crisp colors and textures of fall. 6pm. $40 includes all materials.. 178 Airport Rd.
CENTRAL JERSEY JAZZ FESTIVAL. Freddi Hendrix, Jeremy Pelt, Bobby Sanabria & Quarteto Ache along with many others perform during three days of jazz in Flemington (Friday), New Brunswick (Saturday) and Somerville (Sunday). Free.
HAWK WATCH. Join RVC Trustee & Naturalist Dennis Briede for a hike to the top of the Raccoon Ridge Hawk Watch. 8am - 2pm. 16 Main St..
AUTUMN WREATH WORKSHOP. Craft your own unique wreath, using a 14″ grapevine wreath as the base. Grapevine wreaths give you the option of decorating them simplistically or creating a lush wreath. Either option will result in your own unique fall wreath to adorn your front door or home. 1pm. $50 includes all materials.. 178 Airport Rd.
CASINO NIGHT ON MISS LOTTA. Four casino dealers, prizes, and passed hors’deuvres… All the proceeds donated directly to Lake Hopatcong Foundation. 37 Nolans Point Park Rd..
FALL FAMILY DAY. Hayrides, pumpkin painting, old-fashioned games and races, and indoor and outdoor scavenger hunts encourage children to explore the landscape that was once Gustav Stickley's home and farm. 12 - 4pm. $7 per child, adults accompanying children are free. . 2352 Route 10 West.
PRESSED FLOWER WORKSHOP. 10am. 205 Mt. Bethel Rd.
WATERLOO CANAL HERITAGE DAYS. Guided tours of the village and Morris Canal, special presentations, exhibits and craft demonstrations. Waterloo Village.
UNCLE FLOYD. 6pm. Free. Investors Bank Theater, 72 Eyland Ave.
TOWN WIDE YARD SALE. Proceeds support community charitable giving, scholarships, and military.
MILLBROOK DAYS. All aspects of pioneer life are demonstrated by skilled and dedicated docents throughout the village. Although it has been more than 250 years since Van Campen built his first mill, the legacy lives on in this re-created 1800s community. 10 - 5. 12 mi north of Rt 80 at Old Mine Road and Rt 602.
WILBUR’S COUNTRY CRAFT FAIR. The 36th autumn fair features craftspeople and artists from four states, held in charming country setting. Crafts include, jewelry, pottery, quilting, folk art, dolls. Decorative signs and country wood items, silk and dried flower arrangements, stained glass creations, pillows, toys, children’s clothes, bird houses and much, much, more. 10am - 4:30pm. Free admission and parking. 735 Route 94.
JOHN BASILONE PARADE CELEBRATION. The annual event honors the World War II Marine hero with a parade, fireworks, and commemorative concerts. Boro of Raritan, LaGrange St to Somerset Street.
BILL MAYS AND TED ROSENTHAL. 3pm. $30/ $25 advance. 1686 Route 517 (Mountain Villa School).
CHAMPION OF THE GRILL. Grillers compete, music. 12 - 5:30pm. Free. Sussex County Fairgrounds, Plains Rd..
DOG DAYS COMPETITION. Canines of all shapes and sizes are invited along with their human companions to take part in contests and events. 2pm. 256 South Maple Avenue.
BLACKSMITH HAMMER-IN & TOOL SWAP. 10am - 4pm. $9. Red Mill, 56 Main St..
FALL STREET FAIR. Sidewalk sales, displays, vendors. 11am - 5pm.
NEW JERSEY STORYTELLING FESTIVAL. Forty storytellers tell tales for all ages, morning storytelling workshops, tell your own story at the Story Slam at noon 12 - 6pm. Grounds For Sculpture 126 Sculptors Way.
HIGHLANDS FESTIVAL AT WATERLOO. An environmental festival celebrating local food, music, arts, history and natural resources. Celebrate all things local with live bands on two stages, local food court, crafts marketplace, Living Green Expo, workshops, art show, Lenape Village activities, canal rides, kayaking, and guided nature hikes. $15-25. Waterloo Village, 525 Waterloo Rd..
LENORE RAPHAEL TRIO. 8pm. $20/ $17 advance. 6 Normandy Heights Rd..
WINE & CHEESE. Enjoy an informational night about wine while enjoying a selection of artisan cheeses selected by our very own chefs from our sister properties! 3 - 5pm. 37 Nolans Point Park Rd..
THE DOO WOP PROJECT. 8pm. Sitnik Theater of the Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave..
BONNIE BRAE POLO CLASSIC. Equestrian contests, art exhibit, antique and classic car parade, polo cuisine. 12 noon - 6pm. Hillsborough Country Club..
BIG TREE HIKE. Visit a few of the largest trees in the state, including the 4th largest Red Oak in New Jersey (our State tree!), many other Champion trees, and quite a few trees that haven’t made the official list but are impressive in their own right 10am - 2pm. $15. 80 Route 206.
MILFORD ALIVE. Music and arts festival in lovely river town. Live music, face painters, puppet shows, arts, demonstrations, fireworks. Wacky "bed race" at 2pm. Free. Bridge Street.
ANNUAL MOUNT TABOR HOUSE TOUR. Get an inside look at more than fifteen Victorian cottages, historic buildings and sites. View a heritage quilt show and furnished replica camp meeting tent. Box lunches available. For free parking use 864 Park Rd Morris Plains. Shuttle bus. 11am - 4pm. $30/ $25 advance. Simpson Ave., near the Tabernacle.
TERRY BOZZIO. 8pm. 234 Spring Street.
FRONTIER TECHNOLOGY. 10:30am. 205 Mt. Bethel Rd.
WATERLOO CANAL HERITAGE DAYS. Guided tours of the village and Morris Canal, special presentations, exhibits and craft demonstrations. Waterloo Village.
WALPACK WILDERNESS CHALLENGE. Duathlon (6k run/21k bike/2k run), benefits local non-profits. 9am.
FESTIVAL IN THE BOROUGH. Warren County’s largest music and street festival features three stages of entertainment with an array of musical genres, vendors, children's activities, rides, an assortment of food.
ANNUAL PETERS VALLEY CRAFT FAIR. Beautiful American Craft made by 150+ exhibiting artists from across the country. This a juried show of exhibitors, who are each selected for excellence and originality in twelve different media. 10 - 6pm. $9. Sussex County Fairgrounds, Plains Rd..
ANNUAL ARTSEE OPEN STUDIO TOUR. Visit twenty-one artists in their studios, including seven at the Farmstead Arts center. Painters, potters, jewelers, sculptors, illustrators and more. participate in the self-paced tour. 12 - 5pm. Free. Bernardsville and Bernards Twp..
OKTOBERFEST AND ANTIQUE CAR SHOW. German music, food, and dance, and a special Oktoberfest beer only available for a short time. 12 - 8pm. $6, under 12 free. Chubb Park, Rt. 513.
60TH ANNUAL FRANKLIN-STERLING HILL GEM AND MINERAL SHOW. Dealers, gems, jewelry, minerals, fossils, stone carvings, lectures, literature, fluorescent mineral exhibits, mineral collecting, museum tours and the traditional swap/sell. $7/ $4 ages 6-16. Franklin School, Washington Ave..
SONNY LANDRETH AND CINDY CASHDOLLAR. 7:30pm. 30 Main Street.
FALL FESTIVAL ON THE GREEN. Entertainment, food, and exhibits of historic, recreational and educational aspects of life in Morristown.
FAME – THE MUSICAL. A full-throttle journey through the struggles, fears, and triumphs of young artists navigating the worlds of dance, music and theatre. 3pm. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.
PROJECT HELP CONCERT FOR VETERANS IN NEED. Bring a new clothing donation of $25 or more and admission is only $10, which includes music and food. 12 - 4pm. 100 Main St..
SCOTCH & CHOCOLATE. 37 Nolans Point Park Rd..
JOSÉ FELICIANO. 8pm. 234 Spring Street.
SWING INTO THE ARTS AND DANCE WITH THE STARS. Dinner, dance competition and auction fundraiser. 6 - 11pm. $110 pp. Skyview Golf Club, 226 Lafayette Rd..
FESTIVAL OF BOOKS. Authors will speak and answer questions at one of several convenient Morristown locations. Book sales and signings, following author presentations, will occur at a tent on the grounds of the historic Vail Mansion. Vail Mansion.
Sundays • SHIPPEN MANOR LAWN CONCERTS. Bring your own blanket or lawn chairs and a picnic supper, then relax and enjoy these evening concerts presented by the Warren County Cultural & Heritage Commission.
Saturdays • NATURE WALKS. Hike the Paulinskill Valley Trail. Hike different sections with various themes. Hikes leave from Kittatinny SP, Warbasse Jct., or Footbridge Park in Blairstown. Free.
Weekends • ASTRONOMY PROGRAMS. New Jersey Astronomical Association Observatory is open to the public every weekend from Memorial Day to Halloween. Saturday evening programs begin at 8:30 PM and include a tour of the facility and public viewing of planets/deep space objects through the 26" telescope, as well as other smaller scopes. On Sunday afternoons from 2-5 PM, the public is invited to look at sun spots through the 10" scope equipped with special solar filters. For additional information, call or visit NJAA’swebsite.
Saturdays • PUBLIC PROGRAMS AT UACNJ OBSERVATORY. Astronomy presentations followed by observing sessions, weather permitting.
Weekends • A series of programs about the natural world around us for young and old alike. Preregistration is usually required. Topics range from a child’s first introduction to nature to seminars for expert fly fishers.
Sundays • SKYLANDS MANOR TOURS. Free guided tours are conducted on the first Sunday of each month, March through November at 2pm.
August 1-31 • Judy Musicant & Jen Stein, ceramics
As is the case for many serious clay artists, Judy Musicant discovered pottery after embarking on her “day job” as an attorney. But from her first touch of clay in 1978, she discovered a passion for making pottery that has never abated. Judy creates functional pottery, meaning pottery to drink from, pour from, bake with, eat from, hold, caress, love to look at and make a part of everyday life. She works primarily on the potter’s wheel, but because clay is so plastic and forgiving, she finds it almost impossible to throw a symmetrical object and leave it at that. She is forever poking, pulling, prodding, cutting or otherwise altering the thrown pot in some fashion, which is what creates a body of work that reflects her vision of art for everyday life.
“I have always loved clay... for its magical possibilities, for its response to glaze, for its pure sensual pleasure,” says Jen Stein. “ Since 1994 I have been continuously throwing and modeling functional and sculptural objects – experimenting with form, technique, and glaze formulations. Through numerous workshops with respected professionals, I have broadened my knowledge of working in clay and glazes. I taught pottery for several years and have led numerous workshops. It was my honor to be the president of The Potters’ Guild of New Jersey between 2009 and 2016. Over the years I have made everything from miniatures, large bas-relief murals, functional ware, figurative sculpture, and even bathroom sinks. I now work in porcelain and make most of my own glazes, which I fire to cone 7 in oxidation. For the last decade my focus has been carving stamps for bas-relief impressions on thrown pots. Most of these stamps I make in the round to provide a continuous pattern – these are called ‘roulettes’. I sell my work wholesale to some 25 galleries in 11 states. My quest is to develop unique work; a quest I hope to fulfill through extensive research, experimentation, and a touch of inspiration.”
Ongoing • TOURS OF WASHINGTON'S HEADQUARTERS AT THE FORD MANSION. The Washington’s Headquarters Museum includes includes three exhibit galleries, a 30-minute introductory video, tours of the furnished house will be made available at 10 and 11am and at 1, 2, 3 and 4pm. Adults (Age 16 and up): $7, Children: Free