Mother’s Day Weekend is here! We’ve put together a list of fun things to do in Hunterdon County. You can always find even more events by visiting our Calendar. And if you need last-minute unique gift ideas, take a look at our Mother’s Day Guide.
Mother’s Day Surprise Painting Session at Gone Paintin’
When: Friday, May 10 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: 14 Commerce Street, Flemington
Let the kids make and wrap a surprise gift for Mom! Kids will be making a wonderful wood project (it’s a surprise!) with the option of also making a card. All ages are welcome. Tickets are $25. Sign up here.
Birding for Beginners at the Hunterdon County Arboretum
When: Saturday, May 11 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Where: 1020 State Highway 31, Lebanon
Spring is a great time to get into birding! In spring, many species of birds return to New Jersey for their summer nesting grounds, or migrate through the area on their way to colder sites. Birds are colorful and fun to watch, and have beautiful songs. They are the easiest form of wildlife to view year-round, and their numbers can indicate the health of the environment. Join Senior Park Naturalist Laura Bush to participate in a short PowerPoint presentation on how to identify birds, and then take a walk outside to try to find some of our own. Bring binoculars if you have them (also available to borrow). For kids ages 8 and up or adults. Cost is $5 per person.
3rd Annual Beer and Bags Cornhole Tournament
When: Saturday, May 11 at 1 p.m.
Where: Califon Fire Company, 41 Main Street, Califon
Food and cash prizes will be offered at this fundraiser for the Dan Handy Memorial Fund. Entry fee is $50 per team. If you need to brush up on the game, consider attending the cornhole class offered by Hammer & Stain Central Jersey, 48 Main Street, in Flemington. Visit www.thepaintpartystudio.com for details.
Dog Days of Summer Aboard the Black River & Western Railroad
When: Saturday, May 11 at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.
Where: Stangl Road and State Road 12, Flemington
Take a ride aboard the Black River & Western Railroad with a special story time featuring Cinder the dog. Purchase tickets here.
Mother’s Day at Lambertville Station Restaurant & Inn
When: Sunday, May 12 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: 11 Bridge Street, Lambertville
The Lambertville Station offers a special Mother’s Day Buffet in the Ballroom from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Highlights include made-to-order eggs Benedict with your choice of smoked salmon, Florentine or Canadian bacon; garlic-herb crusted turkey; slow-roasted ham with brown sugar and rum glaze; and pepper-crusted Certified Angus Prime Rib. During brunch hours, there will be made-to-order omelets. Later in the afternoon, there will be a chef-manned pasta station. Brunch is $41.95 for adults and $17.95 for children ages 4 through 10.
If you prefer dining a la carte, you can also enjoy Mother’s Day brunch or dinner at the restaurant.
Spring Wine and Music Festival at Unionville Vineyards
When: Sunday, May 12 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: 9 Rocktown Road, Ringoes
Enjoy a day of tasting Unionville Vineyard’s estate-grown wines, live music, guided tours of the winery and vineyard and all 89 acres of the preserved farm property. Guests can purchase lunch, early dinner and dessert from three food trucks and other artisan-produced specialties. Admission includes unlimited (responsible) wine tasting, a glass to keep, parking and all entertainment. Tickets are $25. Children 12 and under are free. Young adults and designated drivers are $10. Purchase tickets here.