Starting October 20, 2021 | Explore Warren

 

Starting October 20, 2021

"Zen masters say you cannot see your reflection in running water, only in still water." - Elizabeth Gilbert, American journalist and author best known for her 2006 memoir, Eat, Pray, Love

It's the time of the year when we like to sit alongside a still pond or lake, or even a rushing river, and soak up those last warm rays as autumn continues its march toward winter. A place like Mountain Lake in Liberty Township, as seen in this photo by avid Warren County Wanderer Cortney Torres. And then, we like to head to a farm stand, orchard or cider mill to enjoy a taste of bounty of this beautiful county. Then maybe take in some live music, theater, an art show - we've got all that in store this week, plus puppies! Read on to see your options to find your fun, and Happy Wanderings!

 
This Week: 

Kids Canvas Painting @ Rutherfurd Hall

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm

Calling all kids! Come get creative having a spook-tacular time learning, step-by step, how to paint these festive pumpkins! We will be painting on stretched canvas with acrylic paint. All ages & abilities welcome. Kids under 7 must be accompanied by an adult. All supplies included.

Art Show at Hope Junction Antiques

Saturday, October 16, 2021 to Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Hope Junction Antiques continues its support of local artists with a series of  Art Shows this fall. Currently showing and available for purchase: the works of  Lisa Bonforte and Will Harmuth. Show runs through Oct. 26.

Live Music Thursday at Czig Meister

Thursday, October 21, 2021 -
6:00pm to 10:00pm

The final installment of this Summer Concert Series is coming to a close this week. You are invited to help Toll Collectors Trio bring the house down! Cover starts at 6pm.

A Tale of Two Cities, Cobbled Together by the Brothers Lovejoy

Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 7:30pm
Friday, October 22, 2021 - 8:00pm
Saturday, October 23, 2021 - 8:00pm
Sunday, October 24, 2021 - 2:00pm

Centenary Stage Company’s Fringe Festival continues with A Tale of Two Cities, Cobbled Together by the Brothers Lovejoy. One epic. Two brothers. What could go wrong? Avery (Ezra Barnes) and Bunce Lovejoy (Michael Gabriel Goodfriend) are brothers who share a dilapidated home, and are obsessed with Charles Dickens’ classic story of love and loneliness, rags and riches, revenge and sacrifice set in the turmoil of the French Revolution. They reenact the novel, playing all the characters themselves and putting their own stamp on them. Tickets range from $22.50 to $27.50 for adults and can be purchased online or by calling the CSC box office at 908-979-0900.

Shimer Mansion Yard Sale

Saturday, October 23, 2021 -
8:30am to 3:30pm

Shimer Mansion Yard Sale, to benefit the restoration of this site. Shimer Mansion is located on the corner of Routes 519 and South Main Street in Pohatcong Township; parking on Sussex Street.

Bacon Bonanza! at Invertase Brewing

Saturday, October 23, 2021 -
12:00pm to 9:00pm

Second Annual Bacon Bonanza is happening again in the parking lot in front of Invertase! Food trucks will be serving up tasty bacon menus just for this day, and live music will add to the merriment. Gather in the beer garden for some bacon-y treats, your favorite Invertase brew and some great tunes! Family friendly.

Take-out Roast Beef Dinner at Buttzville UMC

Saturday, October 23, 2021 -
4:30pm to 6:30pm

Take-out only Roast Beef dinner with dessert. $15 per meal. Please drive in the back (cemetery entrance) to payment station, then proceed to the take-out window where a runner will  bring your to-go bags to you. 908-453-2301.

Walk to End Alzheimer's at Meadow Breeze Park

Sunday, October 24, 2021 - 10:30am

Come out to Meadow Breeze Park for this great cause! Support The Home Instead team for the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's®, the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Registration begins at 10am, Ceremony at 10:45, Walk at 11am.

Fall Foliage Paddle Days @ Rutherfurd Hall

Saturday, October 16, 2021 -
12:00pm to 3:00pm
Sunday, October 24, 2021 -
12:00pm to 3:00pm

Explore Allamuchy Lake at the beautiful time of year. Rentals include boat, life jacket and paddle.

 
Continuing: 

Evening Music Under the Arbor @ Alba Vineyard

Friday, October 22, 2021 -
5:00pm to 7:30pm
Saturday, October 23, 2021 -
5:00pm to 7:30pm

Friday: Frank DiBussolo, guitar/vocals; Saturday: Darla Rich Duo. Enjoy a relaxing evening of wine, food and music under the arbor. 

Weekend Live Music at Brook Hollow Winery

Friday, October 22, 2021 -
6:00pm to 8:30pm
Saturday, October 23, 2021 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, October 24, 2021 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm

Spend part of your weekend at Brook Hollow Winery and Event Facility for live music: Allan Willcockson on Friday (pictured), John Cain on Saturday and Bill Ruddy on Sunday.

 

Live Music at Tiptons Tavern

Live music most weekends during October. Indoors and outdoors, set times vary. Scott Messina 6-9pm Friday; JerZGirls 9pm-midnight on Saturday.

Corrado's Hayride of Horrors & Haunted House

Friday, October 22, 2021 -
6:30pm to 9:30pm
Saturday, October 23, 2021 -
6:30pm to 9:30pm
Sunday, October 24, 2021 -
6:30pm to 9:30pm

The Corrado Family has been brightening dark Autumn nights with frights and chills for more than 20 years! Operating Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings through October 30.

October Movie Night @ Invertase Brewing Co.

Friday, October 1, 2021 -
7:30pm to 9:30pm
Friday, October 8, 2021 -
7:30pm to 9:30pm
Friday, October 15, 2021 -
7:30pm to 9:30pm
Friday, October 22, 2021 -
7:30pm to 9:30pm
Friday, October 29, 2021 -
7:30pm to 9:30pm

Rocky Horror Picture Show wraps up this Free October movie series. Outdoors (weather permitting), indoors if not! Buck's BBQ will be located nearby.

Live Music at Panther Pub

Friday, October 22, 2021 -
8:00pm to 11:00pm
Sunday, October 24, 2021 -
4:00pm to 7:00pm

"Last Night in Town" on Friday, Sue & Mike on Sunday. Call 908-441-6127 to book a table!

The Great Pumpkin Train @ Delaware River Railroad Excursions

Saturday, October 2, 2021 -
11:00am to 3:30pm
Sunday, October 3, 2021 -
11:00am to 3:30pm
Saturday, October 9, 2021 -
11:00am to 3:30pm
Sunday, October 10, 2021 -
11:00am to 2:00pm
Saturday, October 16, 2021 -
11:00am to 3:30pm
Sunday, October 17, 2021 -
11:00am to 2:00pm
Saturday, October 23, 2021 -
11:00am to 3:00pm
Sunday, October 24, 2021 -
11:00am to 2:00pm
Saturday, October 30, 2021 -
11:00am to 3:30pm
Sunday, October 31, 2021 -
11:00am to 2:00pm

When riding the Great Pumpkin Train, every child gets to pick his or her own pumpkin from the pumpkin patch. Trips leave 11am, 12:30pm, 2pm and 3:30pm. Also visit the Ol' Susquehanna Mine and or Corn Maze (additional fee required), and free use of the picnic grove.

Afternoon Music Under the Arbor @ Alba Vineyard

Saturday, October 23, 2021 -
12:00pm to 3:30pm
Sunday, October 24, 2021 -
12:00pm to 3:30pm

Enjoy an afternoon of wine, food, and music at Alba Vineyard. Joe Wagner Jazz Trio on Saturday; Kathy Phillips on Sunday. All guests must be 21+

Music at Milagro

Saturday, October 23, 2021 -
1:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, October 24, 2021 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm

Pack a picnic, invite some friends and lull away the afternoon with great wines, music and spectacular views! Call for details on artists and performance times: 908-995-2072. Joe Izen performs this Saturday; Joe Janci will appear on Sunday.

Halloween Hollow at Marshall's Farm Market

Friday, October 1, 2021 to Sunday, October 31, 2021

Visit the "spooktacular" Halloween display with plenty of photo opportunities along with shopping for produce, pumpkins, food specialties, bacon, eggs, jams, jellies, pies and more. Hayrides offered on weekends, 1-5pm, and hayrides include cider and a donut.

Fall Harvest Weekends at Donaldson Farms

Saturday, October 9, 2021
Sunday, October 10, 2021
Monday, October 11, 2021
Saturday, October 16, 2021
Saturday, October 23, 2021
Sunday, October 24, 2021
Saturday, October 30, 2021
Sunday, October 31, 2021

Fall fun is here! Fall Harvest Weekends run Saturdays, Sundays & Columbus Day throughout October! Visit Donaldson's for Apple & Pumpkin picking, hayrides, corn maze, corn cannon, visits with the Ponies, fresh cooked food, apple cider, apple cider donuts, and tons of fresh-air fun for your family and friends!

Fall Fest Weekends at Tranquillity Farms

Saturday, October 9, 2021
Sunday, October 10, 2021
Monday, October 11, 2021
Saturday, October 16, 2021
Sunday, October 17, 2021
Saturday, October 23, 2021
Sunday, October 24, 2021
Saturday, October 30, 2021
Sunday, October 31, 2021

Pre purchase TICKETS. Activities will run weekends through October 31:  Hayrides to the pumpkin field or walk to Pumpkin Patch, Corn Maze, pumpkin picking, Cow Train, Pumpkin Launchers, Bounce pillow, and fall refreshments.

Fall Festival Weekends at VonThun Farms

Saturday, October 9, 2021
Sunday, October 10, 2021
Monday, October 11, 2021
Saturday, October 16, 2021
Sunday, October 17, 2021
Saturday, October 23, 2021
Sunday, October 24, 2021
Saturday, October 30, 2021
Sunday, October 31, 2021

Get lost in the interactive corn maze or look for the perfect pumpkin. Take a hayride, pick apples, take aim with the corn cannons or browse the farm market for fresh produce, baked goods and more. There's also an activity area with 20+ family-friendly activities!

 
Plan Ahead: 

Franken Murder Mystery Dinner @ Rutherfurd Hall

Friday, October 29, 2021 - 7:00pm

Turn on the electrodes, raise the platform and throw the switch! A storm is brewing and you don’t want to miss this hilarious adaptation of Mary Shelly’s classic tale! Join Doctor Frankenstein and Igor as they “dig up” clues in this horror themed murder mystery. Includes dinner catered by Mama's Cafe Baci (BYOB).

Hometown Halloween in Washington Borough

Saturday, October 30, 2021 -
3:00pm to 5:00pm

Get dressed up and into the Spirit of Halloween! Hometown Halloween is family fun for kids of all ages featuring a kids costume contest and a pet costume contest. Trick or Treat at participating downtown merchants, and DJ Mitch Hess will be spinning some Halloween tunes.

Four Sisters Winery HalloWINE Weekend

Saturday, October 30, 2021 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, October 31, 2021 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm

It's a weekend full of Halloween fun! A Costume Parade, tractor-drawn hay rides, corn maze, PYO pumpkins & much more! Anyone who dresses up in costume will receive a goodie bag filled with Halloween treats. 

Oxford Emergency Squad's 50th Anniversary at Furnace Lake

Saturday, October 30, 2021 -
2:00pm to 8:00pm

Celebrate 50 years of service, teamwork, innovation, and Oxford pride by gathering at Oxford Furnace Lake for a fun-filled afternoon to include food trucks, music, a dunk tank, ceremony, bounce house, face painting, extrication demonstration and a bonfire.

Halloween Downtown & Parade in Hackettstown

Saturday, October 30, 2021 -
2:30pm to 5:00pm

Participants will gather on the front lawns of Centenary University beginning at 2:30pm for the 3pm parade, which will proceed down Moore Street to the gazebo at Main Street. From there children are invited to Trick-or-Treat, visiting various participating merchants. Eat and shop local for plenty of sales and specials in downtown Hackettstown!

Trunk or Treat at Corrado's Farm

Saturday, October 30, 2021 -
4:00pm to 6:30pm

Corrado's Farm presents its first-ever Trunk or Treat! Please register by October 27 to participate and enjoy free admission; trunk decorating contest optional. Food-Music-Games- Prizes. Gates open at 3pm for trunk decorators, and decorations must be finished by 3:45pm for the 4pm event. Registration forms must be completed and emailed to corradosfarm2@aol.com by Oct. 27. Discounted Hayride prices available directly after the event.

Halloween Party at Draught House

Saturday, October 30, 2021 - 9:00pm

Dress in your best Halloween costume for a chance to win some cash prizes at the Draught House! DJ Jeff will be there. You won't want to miss it!

Thanksgiving Cornucopia at Well-Sweep Herb Farm

Saturday, November 6, 2021 -
10:00am to 12:00pm

Fill your holiday table with a beautiful and bountiful centerpiece using a wicker cornucopia, preserved greens, wheat, pine cones, fruit and dried flowers. The finished project is 8″ x 18″.

Self- Guided History Trail presented by Explore Warren History Trail

Saturday, November 6, 2021
Sunday, November 7, 2021

Explore Shippen Manor, Blair's Town, Oxford Furnace, the Morris Canal and many more historic sites throughout Warren County. A total of 11 historic landmarks are stops on the self-guided, county-wide driving tour, where you can visit one or multiple sites at your own pace each day. The event is FREE and open to individuals and families of all ages. Printed trail maps are available at each location to start you on your history adventure. Each site will have a docent on hand to convey the history of the location; some sites will have demonstrations and festival activities. Interactive children’s activities are also planned at several locations. The event is rain or shine. Schedule details and a digital map are available at WarrenHistoryTrail.org.

Trail's End Party at Alba hosted by Pohatcong History & Heritage Society

Sunday, November 7, 2021 -
5:00pm to 8:00pm

If you like great food and wine while supporting historic preservation, join the Pohatcong History & Heritage Society following the Explore Warren County History Trail to celebrate at Alba Vineyard to benefit the restoration of Shimer Mansion. Tickets will be limited. 

Allamuchy Crafters and Artisan Fair

Sunday, November 14, 2021 -
11:00am to 4:00pm

Join Rutherfurd Hall for a one of a kind shopping experience! Local artists and crafters will be selling their work!

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