UKULELE FESTIVAL. This festival will interest long-time uke players, beginning uke players and anyone who has ever been curious about the instrument. Jam on the Green on Sunday. Full event, $80; Saturday workshops only, $50; Saturday workshops and Saturday concert, $65; Friday concert or Saturday concert only, $20. . Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Rd..
BLUES AND CRAFT BREWS. Bob Lanza, Brother Buddha, and Slackjaw with great food, craft beers and vendors. 2pm. $15/ $10. 319 Hope Johnsonburg Rd. (Rt. 519).
WAYFARERS & COMPANY. Gospel music and old time songs, as well as a cappella arrangements of traditional music. 6pm. 8 Belvidere Ave..
AUTUMN LAMPLIGHT DINNER. The town’s impressive array of fine restaurants are showcased in a European style Piazza de la Moore', with live entertainment. 5pm - 9pm. $50 advance/ $55 doorCouple $90/ $110Table of 10 $450 advance only. Main Street Gazebo.
LEAD EAST. Oldies music and old car weekend, 1,800 vintage cars. Parsippany Hilton, Route 10.
LABOR DAY WEEKEND SALE. Enjoy additional discounts off the everyday savings of 25% - 65% off. at 40 designer and brand name outlets including, American Eagle, Ann Taylor, Brooks Brothers, Calvin Klein, Coach, Gymboree, J. Crew, Le Creuset, Michael Kors, Polo Ralph Lauren and more. 1 Church Street .
AUTUMN IN THE PERENNIAL GARDEN. Plant care and gardening techniques. 9 - 11am. $12. Colonial Park Perennial Garden (Parking Lot F).
TEA TIME. Learn about teas from around the world includes customs, rituals, and a tasting of different specialties. 1:30 - 3:30pm. $30. 205 Mt. Bethel Rd.
POCONO GARLIC FESTIVAL. Over 50 food and craft vendors will be offering everything from garlic vinegar and garlic ice cream to garlic-themed pottery and paintings. Between tastes, enjoy a variety of Pocono-grown entertainment. With two outdoor stages, a children's activity area, education tent & multiple strolling acts, festival goers will enjoy a wide variety of non-stop live music & "garlic themed" novelty shows for the whole family. I 80, Exit 309.
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..
SCANDINAVIAN FESTIVAL. The 31st annual heritage festival celebrates the Nordic regions: Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden. Food, crafts, authentic gifts, entertainment, dancing, folkdress, vikings, kids' events, and renactors. 10am - 6pm. $14/ $11 advance sale. Vasa Park, 1 Wolfe Rd.
GREAT SWAMP BONSAI SOCIETY. Educational meetings, beginners welcome 7pm. Free. 353 East Hanover Ave..
DUSTBOWL REVIVAL. Hillbilly Folk Jazz 6pm. 8 Belvidere Ave..
SILENT ART AUCTION. Art from 20+ renowned artists and photographers and tours of The Frelinghuysen Mansion are offered to raise funds for the Fosterfields' draft horses. Please call for tickets. 12 - 4pm. $20 in advance; $25 at the door. Frelinghuysen Mansion, 353 East Hanover Avenue.
CELEBRATION OF THE ARTS. The 38th 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.
CREATIVE FALL CONTAINERS. Create wonderful unique fall containers using foliage and flowering plants. Pre-registration required 6:15pm. $35. 178 Airport Rd.
FALL FESTIVAL. The 15th annual event will feature monarch butterflies with free food, demonstrations, arts and crafts, face painting, and exhibits. 10:30am - 3:30pm. Helen Fenske Visitor Center, 32 Pleasant Plains Rd.
HAMPTON DAY. Lots of fun things to do for everyone, live music by the Snake Oil Willy band. 10am - 6pm. Free. Hampton Park; 1 Rumsey Way.
SOURLAND SPECTACULAR BIKE RALLY. Cyclists come for the low traffic roads, lovely woods, scenic vistas , mountain streams and postcard-perfect farms.
WILDLIFE ARTIST'S RECEPTION AND FUNDRAISER. Paintings and giclees by James Fiorentino available for purchase with 30% of proceeds to benefit Schiff. Reception includes wine & cheese, music and a chance to win a giclee. 6 - 9pm. 339 Pleasant Valley Road.
WATERLOO CANAL HERITAGE DAYS. Guided tours of the village and Morris Canal, special presentations, exhibits and craft demonstrations. Waterloo Village.
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 13. 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.
42ND ANNUAL FALL ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL. Over 200 tents filled with the finest handmade crafts. 10am - 5pm. $5. 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.
DINOSAUR DAY. Help build a dinosaur on the museum terrace. 11am - 2pm. 7 Lower Center St..
INDUSTRIAL HERITAGE WALK. Morris Canal feeder.
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. Supports The Seeing Eye, Homeless Solutions Morristown, Grow it Green Morrstown, Sustainable Morristown and the NJ Bike & Walk Coalition. 7am - 5pm. Starting/finishing on Speedwell Avenue.
THE D&R CANAL. Talk by Linda Barth. 4:30pm. 45 Macculloch Avenue.
CAROL DECKER ART SHOW AND SALE. Meet the artist and enjoy new original wildlife art. Walpack Inn.
TOWPATHS AND TENDERS: CANALS IN NEW JERSEY. Children ages 5 to 8 will explore canals by building a canal model and boat. 1pm - 3pm. $8. 45 Macculloch Avenue.
GROW, COOK, EAT. Monthly garden series concentrates on melons, from spade to spatula. 7 - 8:30pm. $20/ $15 members. 353 East Hanover Ave..
LEAF SCULPTURE. Leaf castings are a wonderful way to add a natural and organic element to your yard or gardens. They are also great for attracting birds and other wildlife when filled with water. This workshop will involve making concrete casts of large leaves found in the landscape. Pre-registration required 6:15pm. $40. 178 Airport Rd.
HALFWAY TO ST. PATS. Sinner or saint, this is the trip for you! Come aboard and dine on fine irish fare catered to you by Thatchers in Denville. 37 Nolans Point Park Rd..
CURTAIN UP: A TRIBUTE TO MOTOWN. Shadows of the 60s pays tribute to the tremendous legacy of The Four Tops, Temptations & Supremes. 8pm. $35/ $25. Sitnik Theater of the Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave..
FALL FAMILY DAY. The museum’s biggest family program of the year is a day of old-fashioned family fun, including hayrides, pumpkin painting, and a museum open house. 12 - 4pm. $7 per child, adults accompanying children are free. . 2352 Route 10 West.
PRESSED FLOWER WORKSHOPS. Dorothy Kovak & Linda Conrad, experienced artists, will lecture on the art of pressed flowers and botanicals. Design workshop follows at 1pm 10am - 3pm. Resv. req., $28 each workshop. 205 Mt. Bethel Rd.
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 35th 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.
RODEO AND CHILI COOKOFF. Pro cowboys compete in saddle bronc riding, bull riding, bareback bronc riding, calf roping and bull dogging. Come early and sample a variety of chilies from mild to hot and everywhere in between at the sixth annual Chili Cook-Off. 11:30pm - 5pm. Rt. 80 Exit 309, Hollow Rd..
HIGHLANDS FESTIVAL AT WATERLOO. An environmental festival celebrating local food, music, arts, history and natural resources. Celebrate all things local with twenty 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..
23RD ANNUAL 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.
NFL CRUISE. Cruise the lake in fall splendor while watching some of the best division matchups in football along with a plentiful buffet including everything from savory wings to mouthwatering dessert. 37 Nolans Point Park Rd..
POETS IN THE GARDEN. Guests are Cool Women 4pm. $8. 45 Macculloch Avenue.
LOCALLY GROWN GALA. A celebration of local chefs, farmers and sustainability champions in the greater Morristown area. The evening includes a tasting dinner, open bar, auction, awards, live music and program guide. 4 - 7pm. $100. Hyatt Morristown.
RUTH CLAUSEN AND ESSENTIAL PERENNIALS. Trained in the UK, Ms. Clausen lectures widely and was Horticulture Editor at Country Living Gardener for many years. This program is part of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum’s year-long Focus on England, but the plants Ruth highlights are all perfect for New Jersey gardens! 1:30pm - 4:30pm. $20/ 15 members. 353 East Hanover Ave..
5K TRAIL RUN AND 3K WALK FOR HUNGER. Benefits the NORWESCAP food bank. Pre-registration$25 - $30 day of race. Deer Path Park.
SARAH PARTRIDGE QUARTET. Jazz Showcase 8pm. $18/ $15 advance. 6 Normandy Heights Rd..
GARY STAPLES QUARTET. The second in a series of concerts in the barn at the historic homestead along the Delaware River. 6pm. Free. Ramsaysburg Rd, and Rt 46.
DAVID BURGESS. One of today's outstanding guitarists, Burgess’s international appearances as soloist and chamber musician have taken him to concert halls throughout North and South America, Europe and the Far East. 8pm. $35/ $25. Sitnik Theater of the Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave..
PUMPKIN WORKSHOP. Make your home extra festive ~ and join us for a fun ‘design and create’ your own floral arrangement in a pumpkin!! Cost includes all materials and instruction. 12:15pm. 178 Airport Rd.
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.
BACKYARD MEDICINE. Join Kerry Adams, a practicing herbalist of 35 years, for an indepth study of wild plants with medicinal value. Reservations required. 1 - 3pm. $22. 205 Mt. Bethel Rd.
D&R CANAL WALK. Hike 6.6 miles from Rocky Hill to Blackwells Mills Causeway (the meeting place) or choose the 3.1 - mile walk to Griggstown. 10am.
WATERLOO CANAL HERITAGE DAYS. Guided tours of the village and Morris Canal, special presentations, exhibits and craft demonstrations. Waterloo Village.
WALPACK WILDERNESS CHALLENGE. This duathlon (6k run/21k bike/2k run), which benefits local non-profits,takes place in the historic town of Walpack. It also includes a separate five mile run. Enjoy this competitive course and picturesque Sussex County views! Call to register or email@example.com 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. There are always ongoing artist demonstrations, live music, great food and kid's art activities. 10am - 5pm. $9. Sussex County Fairgrounds, Plains Rd..
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.
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..
RARITAN RIVERFEST AND DUCK RACE . 12 - 6pm. Free. Boyd Park.
THE AMERICANA JUBILEE. Day and evening of historic American Roots Music and BBQ raises funds for the historic restoration of the Wallisch Farm. 12 - 9pm. Lodge at Ocawasin, 820 Macopin Road.
7TH ANNUAL HERBAL VINEGAR WORKSHOP. Learn how to make a perfect salad accompaniment, grilling and basting blend, or dessert finisher! Herbs, bottles, labels, and trendy raffia ties are provided. Register by September 23. 7pm. $40. 353 East Hanover Ave..
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.
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.
Saturdays: August 29, September 12 and 26 and October 10 and Sunday, October 26 • WATERLOO CANAL HERITAGE DAYS.
This year the Canal Society of New Jersey is offering a wide range of programming
at Waterloo Village. Eight of the historic buildings will be open, and historic trades will
be demonstrated at the gristmill, carpenter, seamstress and blacksmith shops.
Live Music: Long Hill String Band is back at Waterloo this season with their own special brand of traditional music.
Earle Post, woodworker, has set up a carpentry shop in the Peter D. Smith Carriage House, where they will be working on projects of all kinds.
Richard & Richard Brusco, metallurgist and blacksmiths from Brookside, NJ, will be working in the blacksmith’s shop. They will alternate between hammering red-hot metal and interpreting the process. Sharon Kuechelmann will demonstrate her skills in an 19th century Seamstress Shop using a vintage treadle sewing machine to create authentic period garments.
A visit to Waterloo includes: narrated Boat Rides on the Morris Canal, Smith’s Store (fully stocked general store), the fully operational Smith Brothers water-powered gristmill , the Rutan Cabin, the Canal Society of New Jersey’s Museum, and other exhibits. Food service is now available on the grounds Waterloo Village.
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