By Liz Johnson
Labor Day, the de facto end of summer holiday, is fast approaching. If you haven’t made plans yet, here are a few ideas for enjoying the three-day weekend in Hunterdon County. And if you’re looking to squeeze in every last bit of summer fun, be sure to check out our End-of-Summer Bucket List.
Upper Black Eddy Fireman’s Carnival
Where: Bridgeton Athletic Association, 1340 Bridgeton Hill Road, Upper Black Eddy, PA
When: August 28 through September 1
Located just across the river from Milford, the Upper Black Eddy Fire Company will be holding its 2019 Firemen’s Carnival with rides for all ages, plenty of food, games and prizes, 50/50 drawings, raffle baskets, and more. Fireworks will be held on Saturday night with a rain date of Sunday. Proceeds benefit the fire company.
Don’t Let Summer End Show at Artie’s
Where: Artie’s Bar and Grill, 1121 Route 12, Frenchtown
When: Saturday August 31, 8 p.m. – midnight
The Moore Brothers Band will perform original music and covers from Tom Petty, Steve Miller, John Mellenchamp, GooGoo Dolls and more.
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Prallsville Mill Antique Show
Where: Prallsville Mill, 33 Risler Street, Stockton
When: Saturday, August 31 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, September 1 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where better to view a wonderful collection of antiques than at the historic Prallsville Mill? Admission is $8.
Where: Sunbeam-Lenape Park, Bridge Street, Frenchtown
When: Sunday, September 1 from noon to 7 p.m.
A street fair celebration of life along the Delaware River, stroll Bridge Street and Sunbeam-Lenape Park for a fun-filled day of live music, art, food, family friendly activities, including paper boat races with the Frenchtown Vikings, all with an ecologically and sustainability focused lens.
Phillipsburg to Riegelsville Canoe Trip
Where: Hunterdon County Arboretum, 1020 Route 31, Lebanon
When: Saturday, August 31 from 8:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Hosted by the Hunterdon County Parks and Recreation Department, paddlers ages 8 through adult will be fitted with a lifejacket and paddle and driven to the river where maneuvering techniques and canoe safety will be discussed prior to launch. Expect two hours of paddling, a stop for lunch, and another two-hour paddle. The expedition is expected to return to the Arboretum by 3:30 p.m., give or take an hour. Cost is $40.
Tewksbury Flea Market
Where: Johnson/Cedar Lane Farm, Route 517, Oldwick
When: Saturday, August 31 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Thirteen vendors offer an eclectic mix of merchandise with proceeds benefiting the Tewskbury Historical Society. Admission is $2 per car collected at the exit. Rain Date is Sunday, September 1, field conditions permitting.
Hard Cider Festival
Where: Melick’s Town Farm, 19 King Street, Oldwick
When: Saturday, August 31 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Enjoy live music, stroll through the orchards, take a hay ride or try a scavenger hunt. BBQ sandwiches, hot dogs, oysters and other snacks will be available for purchase. The event is rain or shine. Tickets are $16 at the door and purchasers must be at least 21 years of age with ID required for entry. Children are free.
Clinton Heartfulness Meditation
Where: Hunterdon Art Museum, 7 Lower Center Street, Clinton
When: Sunday, Sept. 1 from 9:15 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Heartfulness Meditation is a simple, practical technique that can be used alongside any other form of yoga, meditation or spiritual practice. Learn how to truly relax and feel the lightness and joy of your true nature. There’s no need to know how to meditate or to believe in a particular system or philosophy. The Heartfulness technique turns one’s attention towards the heart to experience inner peace. The event is free.