Flemington Opa! Festival
When: Friday, September 11th, 4 p.m.-6p.m.; Saturday, September 12 and Sunday, September 13 from 2 p.m. -6 p.m.
Where: St. Anna Greek Orthodox Church, 85 Voorhees Corner Road, Flemington
This multiple Hunterdon Happening Best Foodie Event winner is changing things up a bit to deal with COVID-19. Instead of a three-day outdoor festival, organizers are taking orders via the WEBSITE. Food can be picked up at the dates and time above.
New Jersey Sheep & Fiber (Virtual) Festival
When: Saturday, September 12, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sunday, September 13, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Hosted by Garden State Sheep Breeders, a fun, non-profit, educational organization promoting sheep and wool products throughout New Jersey, this year’s festival will be held virtually via the group’s Facebook page. Volunteers will be on hand to answer questions and highlight all things sheep and fiber during the traditional festival dates. It will also include a shopping directory of vendors and fiber farmers where purchases can be made online.
Lambertville (Virtual) Walking Tour
When: Sunday, September 13, 2 p.m.
This year’s tour will be held virtually via Zoom.
High Bridge Community Day
When: Saturday, September 12, 1 p.m.- 5 p.m
Where: Union Forge Park, Washington Ave., High Bridge
A fun day filled with free snacks, face painting, live music and lots of community vendors.The event will be held rain or shine. Masks are required.
Rock & Blues Festival for Veterans
When: Saturday, September 12, 1 p.m.- 9 p.m.
Where: Schaefer Farms, 1051 Route 523, Flemington
Enjoy a day of music with food and drink with bands such as Incinerator, Phillips Head Band and the Steven Johnson Band. Food trucks will be on premise. Proceeds benefit local veterans. Tickets are available at www.eventbrite.com. Masks and social distancing are required.
The Central Jersey (Virtual) Jazz Fest
When: Sunday, September 13, 1 – 5 p.m.
Where: centraljerseyjazzfestival.com or on YouTube
This year’s event will be held virtually, featuring performances by Alexis Morrast, Matthew Whitaker and Mark Gross.
Califon Car Show
When: Saturday, September 19, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Where: Califon Island Park, 107 Bank Street, Califon
This yearly event will include music by DJ DUG, food trucks, and free T-shirts for the first 50 pre-registrations at californcarshow.org. Masks and social distancing required. Extra face masks and hand sanitizer will be available. Proceeds benefit U.S. military veterans and Friends of Califon Island Park.
Rummage Sale at the Mill
When: Saturday, September 19, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Sunday, September 20, 9 a.m. – noon
Where: Prallsville Mill, 33 Risler Street, Stockton
Donations will be collected September 14-18 from 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Proceeds benefit the mill.
Concerts in the Quarry Festival
When: Saturday, September 19, 11:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Where: Red Mill,56 Main Street, Clinton
Enjoy the sounds of local artists while on the beautiful grounds of the historic mill.Beverages provided by Ironbound Hard Cider and High Rail Brewing Company.Admission is a voluntary donation.
Flemington Flea Market and Town Wide Yard Sale
When: Saturday, September 19 and October 17, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Where: Main and Mine streets, Flemington
Antiques, collectibles, and fun finds will be available for sale at the Flemington Filling Station, Camp Flemington Antiques, Ye Old Antique and Curiosity Shop, and the newly opened MINE on Mine Street. Sidewalk sales will be held throughout town with some businesses staying open until 6 p.m.
Fall (Virtual) Nature Club for Kids
When: Tuesdays, September 22 to October 10, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
This year’s club, hosted by the Hunterdon County Parks and Recreation Department, will be held virtually at no cost. Join in the fun and discover what can be found find in your own backyard or local park. Each class focuses on a topic in nature. Students are then encouraged to go out and explore their surroundings with what they’ve learned in this is an interactive online program with follow up activities. Geared to ages 4 to 3rd grade.
New Jersey Storytelling Festival
When: Saturday, September 26, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Howell Living History Farm, 70 Woodens Lane, Lambertville
Storytellers from throughout the tri-state area will convene at Howell Living History Farm to spin some yarns. The event is free, registration required. For more information, visit THE WEBSITE.
The Art of the River Towns
When: Thursday, October 1st, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. reception
Friday, October 2nd, noon- 7 p.m.
Saturday October 3th, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Sunday October 4th, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Where: Prallsville Mill, 33 Risler Street, Stockton
This four-day juried show features hundreds of collectible works by river town artists.
Hobart 2020 Art in the Native Landscape
When: Saturday and Sunday, October17-18 and 24-25, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Where: Steinbeiser’s Farm, 718 Route 519, Frenchtown
Artists from Hunterdon and Bucks County will display their work in a country setting. Artists include: Derek Bernstein, Oki Fukunaga, Don and Martha Gonzalez, Harry and Wendy Gordon, Aylin Green, Glenn Harren, Bruce Lindsay, Lauren Johnson, Haley Manchon, Mike Pantuso, Debbie Reichard, Val Sivilli, Cody Shale Snyder, Steven Snyder, Dana Stewart and Mayfield Williams. Masks are required and safety protocols will be followed.
Hunterdon Art Museum Fall Exhibition – From the Ground Up: Peters Valley School of Craft
When: Sunday, October 4, 2020- Jan. 10, 2021
Where: Hunterdon Art Museum, 7 Lower Center Street ,Clinton
From the Ground Up examines Peters Valley‘s 50-year history and key moments that have defined the institution – from its earliest formation as an experimental craft colony, to the building of its renowned Japanese wood-fired Anagama kiln in 1980, to the prominence of women blacksmiths at Peters Valley in the early 2000s. Curated by Elizabeth Essner, the exhibit includes fiber, jewelry, ceramics, wood, photography, and metal artwork.A virtual opening reception will be held Saturday, October 3 from 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.For more information, go to hunterdonartmuseum.org.
Oktoberfest in Flemington
When: Saturday, October 10, noon – 10 p.m.
Where: Downtown Flemington and Stangl Factory area, Flemington
Hosted by Lone Eagle Brewing, the event will feature traditional oompah bands, seasonal craft beers, giant pretzels and other Oktoberfest food favorites. Tickets available at eventbrite.com