This weekend welcomes October with art, music, movies and Halloween fun. Take a look at our picks for things to do in Hunterdon County. And be sure to check out our 2020 Fall Guide for all the best things to do in the new season! Plus, find our 2020 Halloween Guide HERE.

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.

Lambertville Porchfest

When: Saturday, October 3 from noon to 6 p.m.
Where: Porches throughout Lambertville!

Who wants to hear some great music? You’ll be able to very soon during Lambertville Porchfest, taking place on October 3rd from 12-6pm. This event is a community-driven, do-it-yourself, and COVID-safe music festival featuring free shows on porches all over the downtown neighborhoods. The goal is to build, deepen and celebrate connections within the community by creating a platform for sharing the joys of live music. (It should also draw more folks into town to shop and dine at our local businesses, while giving talented local musicians a coveted venue.)
Attendees are expected to observe strict social distancing and wear masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19. You can sign up to host or play! More information and FAQs are available HERE.

The Addams Family (2020) Park-In Movie at Music Mountain Theatre

When: Saturday, October 3 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: 1483 Route 179, Lambertville

Music Mountain Theatre has temporarily converted their parking lot into a park-in movie lot. Tickets are $25 per car and can be purchased HERE.

Haunted Hayrides at Schaefer Farms

When: Weekends, October 3 –October 31
Where: Schaefer Farms, 1041 Route 523, Flemington

Newly redesigned and exciting with lots of outdoor space for social distancing to keep customers and staff safe from COVID for the 2020 haunt season.  To further safety measures, timed ticketing for limited seating on hayride wagons will be available. For more information go to

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

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