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“Cooking and eating food outdoors makes it taste infinitely better than the same meal prepared and consumed indoors.” - Fennel Hudson, rural lifestyle & countryside author

If you agree with the statement above, you will have a field day (pun intended) with this week's events! Find out about two elegant al fresco dinner offerings - with a third to follow next week - as well as more casual, food truck options that await you this weekend in Warren County! Luscious Jersey Fresh produce is so abundant; it was hard to decide on a cover photo (tomatoes? corn? peaches?), but we happened upon the beautiful blackberries Donaldson Farms posted to its Facebook page just the other day and looked no further. Pick your own!

And if you've been meaning to take in a free community outdoor concert, please make the effort before summer slips away, as they will disappear in another three or four weeks. But let's not end on a negative! There's still plenty of summer ahead, and all the great stuff that goes along with it. Bon appetit, and Happy Wanderings!

Starting August 14, 2019

This Week: 

Fire on the Wire at Lopatcong Music in the Park

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

Country-Rockabilly band, Fire on the Wire will play at 7pm. Funding has been made possible, in part, by the Warren County Cultural and Heritage Division of Land Preservation

Moonlight Paddle under the Sturgeon Moon

Thursday, August 15, 2019 -
8:00pm to 11:00pm

Join the Ridge and Valley Conservancy for a moonlight paddle under the Sturgeon Moon on the placid waters of White Lake. The park will remain open during these hours for other park activities.

T.G.I. Flynn's: Truth and Soul

Friday, August 16, 2019 - 6:30pm

This Lehigh Valley cover band's diverse repertoire consists of everything from the classic music of the 70’s to the latest chart topping hits.

Forest Walk Meditation at White Lake

Saturday, August 17, 2019 -
9:00am to 9:30am

Do you need some time to relax? Join yoga teacher Kate McGuinness for a 30-minute meditation walk through the forest and learn the basics of walking meditation. Free to all.

SummerFest Food Truck Festival at Donaldson Farms

Saturday, August 17, 2019 -
11:00am to 7:00pm

Enjoy delicious food, beverages, and sweet treats while listening to live music and surrounded by gorgeous vistas of mountains and crop fields. Choose from 15 gourmet food trucks, a beer and wine garden, live bands, hayride farm tours, corn hole, pony rides, games/activities for the kids, and more!

Music at Milagro: Rob Stephen Viola

Saturday, August 17, 2019 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm

Pack a lunch, bring food to grill, carry a lawn chair or blanket, or grab a table and chair under the pergola to enjoy the Music at Milagro series. 


The 2nd Asbury Arts & Music Festival

Saturday, August 17, 2019 -
3:00pm to 9:00pm

It's back! Asbury Coffee Mill presents the 2nd festival, featuring music from bands and acoustic performers, plus arts-and-craft vendors and food trucks. Tickets are on sale now.

Farm to Fork Dinner at VonThun Farms in Washington

Saturday, August 17, 2019 -
5:30pm to 8:00pm

Chef Kelly Carroll is preparing an 8-10 course tasting menu that will showcase the variety of fruits and vegetables they grow on the farms along with their pasture-raised beef. The event includes a private farm tour and hayride,access to the Sunflower Trail, and fresh cut sunflowers to bring home.

Dine in the Vines at Villa Milagro

Saturday, August 17, 2019 - 6:30pm

A four-course dinner served in a vineyard row as the sun sets. Chef Patricia of Blue Moon Culinary in High Bridge will prepare a summer fresh feast from local and organic ingredients, highlighting fresh, wholesome flavors in a gourmet presentation.  Come treat your taste buds!

Shippen Manor Lawn Concert: Rave On!

Sunday, August 18, 2019 -
5:00pm to 7:00pm

RAVE ON! features the music of Buddy Holly and Roy Orbison, the timeless sounds that inspired The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, and The Rolling Stones, to name a few, and continues to influence a countless number of today’s artists. Bring lawn chairs or a blanket, and pack a picnic if you like.


Sunset Yoga at Donaldson Farm with Larissa Harm

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - 6:45pm
Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - 6:45pm
Wednesday, August 28, 2019 - 6:45pm

Find your breathe and peace of mind as you practice yoga in the fresh air with sweeping views of our our vegetable crop fields and fruit orchard and a chance to view a spectacular sunset!

Canal Museum open at Historic Waterloo Village

Saturday, August 17, 2019 -
10:00am to 4:00pm
Saturday, August 24, 2019 -
10:00am to 4:00pm
Saturday, August 31, 2019 -
10:00am to 4:00pm

The Canal Society of NJ 's museum will be open every Saturday from June 22 to September 28, 2019. 

Young Performers Workshop: Summer Festival of Shows at Centenary Stage Co.

Friday, August 9, 2019 to Sunday, August 18, 2019

Young Performers Workshop is dedicated to the enrichment of young lives through experience in the theatre arts, and serves as a venue for cultivating young theatre performers between the ages of eight and 18. The program is one of only a handful in the nation that offers both formal training and production experience for young people. Shows are: Assassins, The Act, Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical, Wait Until Dark and Mini-Musicals/The One Act Playhouse.

Blairstown Farmers Market

Saturday, August 10, 2019 - 9:30am
Saturday, August 17, 2019 - 9:30am
Saturday, August 24, 2019 - 9:30am
Saturday, August 31, 2019 - 9:30am

Come see your favorite local farmers and food producers at the Blairstown Farmers Market! Open every Saturday from 9:30am-1pm.

Washington Farmers Market

Saturday, August 10, 2019 - 10:00am
Saturday, August 17, 2019 - 10:00am
Saturday, August 24, 2019 - 10:00am
Saturday, August 31, 2019 - 10:00am

The Farmers’ Market offers quality fruits and vegetables as well as specialty items with special events throughout the season. The weekly farmers’ market takes place every Saturday through the end of October, from 10am-2pm. This week's music is banjo pickin' with Brian Kathenes & Friends.

Lite Jazz at Mama's & Cafe Baci

Saturday, August 17, 2019 - 9:30pm
Saturday, August 24, 2019 - 9:30pm
Saturday, August 31, 2019 - 9:30pm

Relax and unwind with some tapas, delicious drinks and some smooth sounds.

Biker Breakfast at Tramontin

Sunday, August 4, 2019 -
9:00am to 11:00am
Sunday, August 11, 2019 -
9:00am to 11:00am
Sunday, August 18, 2019 -
9:00am to 11:00pm
Sunday, August 25, 2019 -
9:00am to 11:00am

Enjoy some breakfast before you go on a ride! Fresh made to order breakfast from Chefs Catering.

Warren County Farmers Market in Belvidere

Sunday, August 11, 2019 - 10:00am
Sunday, August 18, 2019 - 10:00am
Sunday, August 25, 2019 - 10:00am

Formerly known as the Belvidere Farmers' Market, the 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.

Family Fishing Basics at Pequest Trout Hatchery

Monday, August 19, 2019 - 10:30am
Wednesday, August 28, 2019 - 10:30am

Ever wanted to learn how to fish? Learn about fish biology and identification, casting techniques, equipment, knot tying and more.

Open Mic Night at Mama's & Cafe Baci

Monday, August 19, 2019 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm
Monday, August 26, 2019 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm

Open Mic Night is available to single or duo acoustic players and vocalists. No amps, drums or bands allowed.

The Sunflower Trail at VonThun Farms

Saturday, July 20, 2019 to Sunday, August 25, 2019

It's Sunflower season! The sunflower trail is a great place for pictures, an afternoon out or to cut your own sunflowers! Event dates are anticipated and approximate, as Mother Nature will determine when the Trail will open & close.

Community Corner: 

Health Careers Job Fair @ WCCC-PEC

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 -
2:00pm to 6:00pm

The Warren County Community College is hosting a healthcare job seekers event at the Phillipsburg Education Center (PEC) located at 445 Marshall Street, Phillipsburg, NJ.

Brian Duckworth Memorial Scholarship Fundraiser featuring the Bobby Clark Band

Saturday, August 17, 2019 -
7:00pm to 11:00pm

A rockin' good time with The Bobby Clark Band to raise funds for the scholarship to graduates of Belvidere High School in memory of Brian Duckworth, a long-time Warren County Buildings and Grounds employee who succumbed to cancer in 2013 at age 51. The $20 ticket - available in advance or at the door while supplies last - includes beer, wine, soda, and snacks.

More Things to Do: 
Plan Ahead: 

Music and Art Festival at Waterloo Concert Field

Friday, August 23, 2019 - 12:00pm to Sunday, August 25, 2019 - 9:00pm

Let It All Hang Out Fest 2019 at the historic Waterloo Concert Field in Stanhope, NJ is a 3-Day Music and Vendor Festival Celebrating the music of Woodstock 1969!

Jazz Summer Series at Rutherfurd Hall: Bill Mays Trio

Friday, August 23, 2019 - 7:30pm

Note that Rutherfurd Hall is closed August 11-17 as they continue restoration with the refinishing of the beautiful wood floors. Museum hours will resume August 21 from 1-4pm. But now is a great time to plan ahead and get your tickets for the Bill Mays Trio, led by the Grammy-nominated arranger and pianist. You'll save $5 per ticket buying in advance instead of at the door!

Farm-to-Fork Dinner at Alba Vineyard

Sunday, August 25, 2019 -
4:00pm to 9:00pm

Join us for an elegant Farm-to-Fork multi-course wine pairing dinner. Tented, elegant dining overlooking the vineyard with stunning views of the surrounding hillsides.

Warren County Antiques Show

Saturday, August 24, 2019 -
10:00am to 4:00pm
Sunday, August 25, 2019 -
10:00am to 4:00pm

A two-day show held at the Warren County Fairgrounds in Harmony Township, featuring dealers from throughout the tristate area and beyond, offering a wide variety of antiques including primitive items, Victorian and other rare pieces, furniture, jewelry, pottery, toys and even a blacksmith. Food vendors and an ATM on site.

Victorian Days

Friday, September 6, 2019 to Sunday, September 8, 2019

Join us for this time-honored tradition in historic and scenic Belvidere, celebrating the 30th Anniversary of Victorian Days with events, vendors, food, and music all weekend!

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