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Events and Activities in Northwest New Jersey

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August

Saturday, 1; Columbia

CLAM BAKE. Joining us this year for our clam bake will be Argyle Restaurant, specializing in the highest quality Scottish Fish n' Chips and many other fresh fish specials. 1 - 4pm. $50 pp, wine available by the glass, $5.. 594 State Highway 94.

Brook Hollow Winery; 908/496-8200

Saturday, 1; Hackettstown

Centenary Stage Company; 908/979-0900

Saturday, 1; Morristown

Morris County Tourism Bureau; 973/631-5151

Saturday, 1-2; Harriman, NY

BEAR MOUNTAIN POWWOW. Over 1000 Native Americans from across the continent share their history, art, music, foods and traditions. 11. $12/ $8 children and seniors. Anthony Wayne Recreation Area.

Sussex Powwow Native American Heritage Celebration; 718/686-9297

Saturday, 1-2; Milford, PA

FESTIVAL OF WOOD. Handmade crafts, arts, programs, children’s activities, educational exhibits, and more!

Grey Towers National Historic Site; 570/296-9630

Sunday, 2; Bridgewater

GERARD ESPOSITO. Songs from Broadway to Vegas. 7pm - 8:30. Duke Island Park, Old York Road.

Somerset Concert Series in the Park; 908/722-1200

Tuesday, 4; Morristown

CHOOMNORI. Korean traditional dance 12:30pm. Free. Morristown Green.

Music Without Borders; 973/285-5115

Thursday, 6; Readington Township

CAPTAIN JACK BILL JOEL TRIBUTE. Free. Deer Path Park.

Hunterdon Parks Music Under the Stars; 908/782-1158

Friday, 7;

NATIONAL PURPLE HEART DAY. The Empire State Building lights up in purple to honor our combat wounded and killed in action military personnel.

Military Order of the Purple Heart, Chapter 700;

Friday, 7; Lake Hopatcong

Lake Hopatcong Cruises; 973/663-5000

Friday, 7-9; Hillsborough

Duke Farms; 908/722-3700

Saturday, 8; Bedminster

PLEIN AIR WORKSHOP. Explore the art of painting outdoors with artist Andrea Gianchiglia. 9am - 2pm. $75/ $50 members. Fairview Farm Wildlife Preserve, 2121 Larger Cross Rd..

Raritan Headwaters Association; 908/234-1852

Saturday, 8; Hackettstown

CSN SONGS. Summer Jamfest Series. Seasoned and talented musicians perform all of your favorite and timeless Crosby Stills Nash & Young hits. 8pm. Sitnik Theater of the Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave..

Centenary Stage Company; 908/979-0900

Saturday, 8; Morristown

Morris County Tourism Bureau; 973/631-5151

Saturday, 8; Rocky Hill

D&R CANAL WALK. Hike 5.7 miles from Alexander Road to Rocky Hill (the meeting place is the large parking lot off Laurel Avenue) or choose the 3.8 - mile walk to Kingston. 10am.

Canal Society of New Jersey; 201/401-3121

Sunday, 9; Bridgewater

DOO-WOP AND FOOD TRUCK FEST. The Cameos, Emil Stucchio & the Classics 5:30pm - 8:30. Duke Island Park, Old York Road.

Somerset Concert Series in the Park; 908/722-1200

Sunday, 9; Oxford

BOVINE SOCIAL CLUB. Country Twangrass 6pm. 8 Belvidere Ave..

Shippen Manor Museum; 908/453-4381

Sunday, 9; Shawnee-On-Delaware

POCONO CHICKEN WING OFF. Sample over 30 sauces at the region’s largest wing tasting competition. Benefits the Monroe County Meal on Wheels. I 80, Exit 309.

Shawnee Mountain; 570/421-7231

Wednesday, 12-14; Bridgewater

SOMERSET COUNTY 4-H FAIR. Family fun in 15 acres of exhibits, entertainment and food concessions recognizing the accomplishments of 1,000 Somerset County 4-H members. North Branch Park, Milltown Road.

Somerset 4-H; 908/526-6644

Thursday, 13; Readington Township

BEST OF THE EAGLES. Free. Deer Path Park.

Hunterdon Parks Music Under the Stars; 908/782-1158

Friday, 14; Sparta

PETER KARP & SUE FOLEY. 7 - 11pm. Dykstra Park.

SpartaArts Concert Series; 973/729-2383

Saturday, 15; Bedminster

PLEIN AIR WORKSHOP. Explore the art of painting outdoors with artist Caitlin Albright. 9am - 2pm. $75/ $50 members. Fairview Farm Wildlife Preserve, 2121 Larger Cross Rd..

Raritan Headwaters Association; 908/234-1852

Saturday, 15; Lake Hopatcong

Lake Hopatcong Cruises; 973/663-5000

Saturday, 15; Morristown

Morris County Tourism Bureau; 973/631-5151

Saturday, 15; Port Murray

BRINGING IN THE HARVEST. The art of drying, freezing, and canning your herbs, vegetables and fruit. Reservations required. 10am - 12pm. $24. 205 Mt. Bethel Rd.

Well-Sweep Herb Farm; 908/852-5390

Saturday, 15; Shawnee-On-Delaware

Shawnee Mountain; 570/421-7231

Saturday, 15; Stanhope

INDUSTRIAL HERITAGE WALK. Iron and canal town.

Morris County Park Commission; 973/292-2755

Saturday, 15; Sussex

WALKABOUT CLEARWATER CHORUS. Music on the beach in High Point State Park. Lawn seating. 6pm - 8pm. Free, $5 donation per adult appreciated. High Point State Park, 1480 State Route 23.

Friends of High Point State Park; 973/875-4800

Saturday, 15; Sussex

WALKABOUT CLEARWATER CHORUS. Music on the beach in High Point State Park. Lawn seating. 6pm - 8pm. Free, $5 donation per adult appreciated. High Point State Park, 1480 State Route 23.

Friends of High Point State Park; 973/875-4800

Saturday, 15-16; Harmony

WARREN COUNTY ANTIQUES SHOW AND VINTAGE MARKET PLACE. More than 150 dealers are located indoors and outdoors for a rain-or-shine show! 10am - 4pm. $7 (check www.warrencountyantiqueshow.com for discount coupon). Warren County Farmers’ Fairgrounds, Route 519.

Warren County Antiques Show; 908/343-5873

Sunday, 16; Bridgewater

BLUES IN THE PARK. Johnny Charles, Tweed and the Sugardaddies 5:30pm - 8:30. Duke Island Park, Old York Road.

Somerset Concert Series in the Park; 908/722-1200

Sunday, 16; Oxford

HICKORY PROJECT. Contemporary Bluegrass 5pm. 8 Belvidere Ave..

Shippen Manor Museum; 908/453-4381

Monday, 17-22; Port Murray

Well-Sweep Herb Farm; 908/852-5390

Wednesday, 19-23; Ringoes

HUNTERDON 4-H AND AGRICULTURAL FAIR. Old-fashioned country fair featuring 4-H youth and and adult shows and contests, amusement rides, tractors pulls, varied entertainment and all kinds of food. 10am - 10pm. Free, parking $10 per car. Fairgrounds, South County Park, Route 179.

Hunterdon County 4-H and Agricultural Fair, Inc.; 908/782-6809

Thursday, 20; Hackettstown

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 door Couple $90/ $110 Table of 10 $450 advance only. Main Street Gazebo.

Hackettstown BID; 908/850-5004

Saturday, 22; Bedminster

PLEIN AIR WORKSHOP. Explore the art of painting outdoors with artist Lena Shiffman. 9am - 2pm. $75/ $50 members. Fairview Farm Wildlife Preserve, 2121 Larger Cross Rd..

Raritan Headwaters Association; 908/234-1852

Saturday, 22; Sussex

TEDDY BEAR DAY. Any child that brings a teddy bear gets in free. (Note: Space Farms does NOT keep the stuffed bears.) 218 Rt 519.

Space Farms Zoo and Museum; 973/875-5800

Saturday, 22; Wharton

Canal Day Association; 973/989-0237

Saturday, 22-23; Stroudsburg, PA

Pocono State Craft Festival; 570/476-4460

Sunday, 23; Bernardsville

MUSHROOM MEANDER. Learn about and looking for mushrooms and fungi. 2 - 4pm. $5 members, $7 non-members. 11 Hardscrabble Road .

Hoffman Center for Conservation and Environmental Education; 908/766-5787

Sunday, 23; Milford

Bobolink Dairy and Bakehouse; 973/764-4888

Sunday, 23; Oxford

PADDY & PALE BOYS. Irish Pub Music 5pm. 8 Belvidere Ave..

Shippen Manor Museum; 908/453-4381

Wednesday, 26; Pittstown

Snyder Research Farm; 908/730-9419

Friday, 28-30; Morristown

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..

The Folk Project;

Sunday, 30; Oxford

WAYFARERS & COMPANY. Ol’Time 6pm. 8 Belvidere Ave..

Shippen Manor Museum; 908/453-4381

September

Wednesday, 2-6; Parsippany

LEAD EAST. Oldies music and old car weekend, 1,800 vintage cars. Parsippany Hilton, Route 10.

Appleton Productions; 908/876-9100

Friday, 4-7; Flemington

Liberty Village Premium Outlets; 908/782-8550

Saturday, 5; Port Murray

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.

Well-Sweep Herb Farm; 908/852-5390

Saturday, 5-6; Shawnee-On-Delaware

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. I 80, Exit 309.

Shawnee Mountain; 570/421-7231

Saturday, 5-7; Frenchtown

Decoys and Wildlife Gallery; 908/996-6501

Sunday, 6; Oxford

DUSTBOWL REVIVAL. Hillbilly Folk Jazz 6pm. 8 Belvidere Ave..

Shippen Manor Museum; 908/453-4381

Friday, 11-13; Delaware Water Gap, PA

COTA Jazz and Arts; 570/424-2210

Saturday, 12; Basking Ridge

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.

Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge; 973/425-0215

Saturday, 12; Hillsborough

SOURLAND SPECTACULAR BIKE RALLY. Cyclists come for the low traffic roads, lovely woods, scenic vistas, mountain streams and postcard-perfect farms.

Sourland Planning Council; 609/397-1233

Saturday, 12-13; Belvidere

Belvidere Victorian Days; 908/475-4124

Saturday, 12-13; Chester

Historic Chester Business Association; 908/879-2900

Saturday, 12-13; Ringoes

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.

Garden State Sheep Breeders; 908/730-7189

Sunday, 13; Lake Hopatcong

INDUSTRIAL HERITAGE WALK. Morris Canal feeder.

Morris County Park Commission; 973/292-2755

Sunday, 13; Morristown

Gran Fondo NJ; 973/538-7773

Sunday, 13; Morristown

THE D&R CANAL. Talk by Linda Barth. 4:30pm. 45 Macculloch Avenue.

Macculloch Hall Historical Museum; 973/538-2404

Sunday, 13; Walpack

CAROL DECKER ART SHOW AND SALE. Meet the artist and enjoy new original wildlife art. Walpack Inn.

Wildlife Art Studio; 973/948-3890

Saturday, 19; Port Murray

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.

Well-Sweep Herb Farm; 908/852-5390

Saturday, 19-20; Millbrook Village

Millbrook Village; 908/496-4458

Saturday, 19-20; Newton

Wilbur’s Country Store; 908/362-8833

Saturday, 19-20; Shawnee-On-Delaware, PA

Shawnee Mountain; 570/421-7231

Sunday, 20; Readington

5K TRAIL RUN AND 3K WALK FOR HUNGER. Benefits the NORWESCAP food bank. Pre-registration$25 - $30 day of race. Deer Path Park.

ShopRite of Hunterdon County; 908/454-4322

Saturday, 26; Port Murray

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.

Well-Sweep Herb Farm; 908/852-5390

Saturday, 26; Rocky Hill

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.

Canal Society of New Jersey; 201/401-3121

Saturday, 26; Walpack

; 973-222-0991

Saturday, 26; Washington

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.

Washington Business Improvement Assn; 908/689-4800

Saturday, 26-27; Augusta

Peters Valley Crafts Center; 973/948-5200

Saturday, 26-27; Chester

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.

Chester Lions Club; 908/879 6543

Saturday, 26-27; Franklin

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..

Franklin Mineral Museum; 973/827-3481

October

Friday, 2-4; Blairstown

WORK AND PLAY GETAWAY. Help to make improvements in camp between some outdoor fun. Lodging and meals included. $91, $78 Member Rate.Retail coupon code: Skylands. 50 Camp Rd.

Mohican Outdoor Center; 908/362-5670

Saturday, 3; Asbury

ANNUAL WINE TASTING EVENT. Live music, finger-foods, cheeses & fresh Musky smoked trout. First 100 prepaid get souvenir wine glass. 2 - 5pm. $30. Warren County Rod and Gun Club.

Musconectong Watershed Association; 908/537-7060

Saturday, 3; Columbia

ANNUAL PIG ROAST. A fun filled day of great food, your favorite wines, live music. 1 - 4pm. $50 pp, advance sale only; wine available by the glass, $5.. 594 State Highway 94.

Brook Hollow Winery; 908/496-8200

Saturday, 3-4; Bernards Township and Bernardsville

ARTsee; 908/208-7516

Sunday, 4; Annandale

ANNUAL COMMUNITY DAY. Self-guided tours, wildlife focused activities and crafts, and the opportunity to meet our educational wild animals. Tethered hot air balloon rides, and networking with wildlife professionals. 1pm - 5pm. $25. 676 County Road 513.

Woodlands Wildlife Refuge; 908/735-8300

Sunday, 4; Milford

THE FAT DADDIES. An afternoon of music and food at the farm. The Hunterdon County based group covers songs by Grateful Dead, Otis Redding, The Band, and Louis Jordan. 1 - 4pm. $20/ $15 adv, under 10 free. 369 Stamets Road.

Bobolink Dairy and Bakehouse; 973/764-4888

Sunday, 4; Wantage

5TH ANNUAL AUTUMN LEAVES HIKE . Guided group hike. Pre-register with leader, Kevin Mitchell, at kmitchel@ptd.net. 2 - 3:30pm. Free. 50 Neilson Road.

Friends of Lusscroft Farms; 973/702-2289

Saturday, 10; Port Murray

Well-Sweep Herb Farm; 908/852-5390

Saturday, 10-11; Shawnee-On-Delaware

AUTUMN TIMBER FESTIVAL. Lumberjack demonstrations, The Marvelous Mutts frisbee, agility and trick dog shows, blacksmithing demos, chainsaw sculptures, live music, children’s activities and food & craft vendors galore. 11am - 5pm. I 80, Exit 309.

Shawnee Mountain; 570/421-7231

Friday, 16-18; Blairstown

AUTUMN WANDERINGS. Explore the beautiful fall trails with us during this guided weekend. $198, $165 Member Rate.Retail coupon code: Skylands. 50 Camp Rd.

Mohican Outdoor Center; 908/362-5670

Saturday, 17-18; Shawnee-On-Delaware, PA

POCONO FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL. A weekend of delicious street eats that will satisfy the savory, sweet and hard to please taste buds, featuring food trucks from the Pocono region, New Jersey, NYC and Philadelphia. 11pm - 5pm. Rt. 80 Exit 309, Hollow Rd..

Shawnee Mountain; 570/421-7231

Friday, 23-25; Blairstown

MAP AND COMPASS. Gain skills in this hands-on off trail navigation course. $198, $165 Member Rate.Retail coupon code: Skylands. 50 Camp Rd.

Mohican Outdoor Center; 908/362-5670

Saturday, 24; Port Murray

SOAP MAKING. Choose from a varied selection of herbs to create your own specialty soap. 1am - 3pm. $35. 205 Mt. Bethel Rd.

Well-Sweep Herb Farm; 908/852-5390

Sunday, 25; Stanhope

DOG WALK OF THE DEAD. New Jersey's only zombie dog walk returns to its new haunt of Waterloo Village to raise money for The Randolph Regional Animal Shelter. Vendors, food, live music, and costume contests. 11am - 5pm. Free $5.00 parking. Waterloo Village.

Randolph Regional Animal Shelter;

November

Saturday, 14-15; Shawnee-On-Delaware

ART ON THE MOUNTAIN. The Hope Lodge will house more than sixty artisans on two floors. The artwork on sale will fit any budget. 11am - 5pm. Free. I 80, Exit 309.

Shawnee Mountain; 570/421-7231

Friday, 27-28; Port Murray

Well-Sweep Herb Farm; 908/852-5390

Monday, 30; Port Murray

CHRISTMAS EVERGREEN WREATH. Create your own fresh evergreen 16″ wreath using various types of pine and holly.Reservations required. $36. 205 Mt. Bethel Rd.

Well-Sweep Herb Farm; 908/852-5390

December

Friday, 4-5; Ringwood

VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS CONCERT. 7 - 9pm. $30. Ringwood State Park, 1304 Sloatsburg Road.

Woman's Club of West Milford; 973/853-7258

Saturday, 5; Port Murray

HOLIDAY CENTERPIECE. Using holly and various types of fresh greens, create a delightful centerpiece for your holiday table. 1:30 - 3:30pm. $36. 205 Mt. Bethel Rd.

Well-Sweep Herb Farm; 908/852-5390

Saturday, 5-6; Sparta

LAKE MOHAWK GERMAN CHRISTMAS MARKET. Spectators are delighted with the fabulous selection of quality merchants to do some shopping or stroll the boardwalk enjoying mulled Gluhwein, German beer & brats. Proceeds benefit local charities. 10am - 9pm. Free. White Deer Plaza, 21 Boardwalk.

Lake Mohawk German Christmas Market; 973/462-5152

Saturday, 12; Port Murray

Well-Sweep Herb Farm; 908/852-5390