POETS IN THE GARDEN. Celebrated poets Robert Carnevale and Elizabeth (Mimi) Danson. 2pm. $10. 45 Macculloch Avenue.
JOSH BLUE. 8pm. $24-$39. 234 Spring Street.
NORTH SEA GAS. One of Scotland's most popular folk bands 1 & 7pm. $15. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.
BIG TREE HIKE. Visit a few of the largest trees in the state, including the fourth-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.
WILBUR’S COUNTRY CRAFT FAIR. The 37th 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.
FALL FESTIVAL. A day of fun activities for all—with free hot dogs on the grill. This year the theme is Water—after all, it’s a Swamp. 10:30am - 3:30pm. Helen Fenske Visitor Center, 32 Pleasant Plains Rd.
TAPESTRY: THE CAROLE KING SONG BOOK. Suzanne O. Davis recreates the sound and vibe of a 1970s Carole King concert. 8pm. Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave..
MONARCH BUTTERFLIES: WINGED MARVELS. 1 - 3pm. 80 Route 206.
FAMILY ASTRONOMY FIELD DAY. Pack your picnic basket, grab a blanket, and bring the whole family to New Jersey's premier site for public astronomy 1 - midnight. Jenny Jump State Forest.
NEW JERSEY STORYTELLING FESTIVAL. Join storytellers from the tri-state area, offering bales of laughter with farm-related stories and more. Come enjoy stories of wit and wisdom, for all ages. Storytelling workshop registration at www.njstorynet.org. 12 - 6pm. Howell Living History Farm, 70 Woodens Lane.
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. $5 -7. 2352 Route 10 West.
FALL OPEN GREENHOUSE. Behind-the-scenes nursery and farm tour and a special discount on native wildflowers, shrubs, grasses, and more. 10am - 4pm. Register for directions: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
ANNUAL COMMUNITY DAY. Visit the refuge and learn about the incredible wildlife it helps each year. 1pm - 5pm. $25. 676 County Road 513.
A JERSEY JOURNEY. Take a musical trip thru NJ with women's acappella chorus 3 - 5pm. Kittatinny Regional High School, Halsey Road.
HOW GREEN IS OUR VALLEY. A National Garden Club small-standard flower show. Free. Washington Township Public Library, 37 East Springtown Rd.
AIKEN & FRIENDS FEST. Enjoy three writers' music and conversation about their writing and inspiration. Sat. at Noon, concurrent, 60-minute workshops in guitar, songwriting or indie music promotion. Sat., 2-5pm: Free Concert On The Quad featuring sets by three bands. LOCAL MUSICIANS: Bring your instrument and join the jam in the Pickers Tent! Sat. at 7pm, Tall Tales & Troubadours with the Mike Aiken Band. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.
BATS WORKSHOP. Come learn about the importance of bats in the ecosystem and ways that you can help them on an informative walk/lecture. There will be a raffle to win your own bat box to build at home as well. 6:30 - 8:30pm. $10. County Admin Building, 165 CR 519 South.
PRESERVE YOUR HARVEST WORKSHOP. Sherri Cirignano, Registered Dietician and FCHS Educator/Associate Professor from Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Warren County will cover topics including freezing, drying and canning of fruits and vegetables. 1 - 2pm. Free. 3026 Belvidere Road (Rt. 519).
MILFORD ALIVE. Music and arts festival in lovely river town. Live music, face painters, puppet shows, arts, demonstrations, fireworks, bed race. Free. Bridge Street.
WATERLOO CANAL HERITAGE DAY. Guided tours of the village and Morris Canal, special presentations, exhibits and craft demonstrations. Waterloo Village.
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 sixteen 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.
61ST 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..
ENSEMBLE CHACONNE. Measure for Measure: the music of Shakespeare's plays performed by the renowned ensemble 2pm. Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave..
FALL FESTIVAL ON THE GREEN. Entertainment, food, and exhibits of historic, recreational and educational aspects of life in Morristown.
RARITAN RIVERFEST AND DUCK RACE . Tours and lectures about the history and legacy of the Raritan River, music, vendors, and the famous duck race! 12 - 5:30pm. Free. Boyd Park.
JOHN WAITE. 8pm. $29-$44. 234 Spring Street.
COFFEE AND DESSERT WITH LORRAINE MOORE. Gifted medium, psychic and clairvoyant with snacks. 7pm. $40. 319 Hope Johnsonburg Rd. (Rt. 519).
COLONIAL TAVERN NIGHT. Grab a mug of ale or a colonial cocktail and join us for a night of colonial merrymaking! Sample rustic fare, play authentic tavern games, learn boisterous songs and cheerful dances in a spirited colonial tavern atmosphere. 7. $30 per person, advance registration is required. Jacobus Vanderveer House, 3055 River Road, River Road Park.
OCTOBERFEST. Activities, contests, music, drinks and food at town breweries.
ANNUAL VICTORIAN HOUSE TOUR. Explore unique charm of an historic community with an inside look at more than fifteen Victorian cottages, historic buildings and sites in Mount Tabor. 11am - 4pm. $30/ $25 advance. Simpson Ave., near the Tabernacle.
HERBAL MEDICINE BASICS. A presentation of traditional knowledge you can use for your own health and wellness. 10am - 12pm. Rsrv. required. $24. 205 Mt. Bethel Rd.
MINSTREL CONCERT SERIES. Shows every Friday, presenting traditional American and ethnic "folk" music, as well as music of contemporary, primarily acoustic songwriters. The second Friday of the month is an open stage/audition night. 7:30pm. $10 adults; children 12 and under free.
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.
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.
Ongoing • TOURS OF WASHINGTON'S HEADQUARTERS AT THE FORD MANSION.
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
Please note that the grounds of the entire park will remain open seven days per week along with the restroom facilities at the Jockey Hollow area, per park hours listed at www.nps.gov/morr.