Annual Tree Lighting
Held the second Friday of December at Town Hall on Church St. in Vernon. Goodies and hot chocolate for all! Sponsored by the Vernon Chamber of Commerce and the Vernon Recreation Department. For information call the Vernon Chamber of Commerce: 973-764-0764.
Winter Fun
All winter every winter enjoy skiing and snowboarding, competitions, family snow-tubing, parties, concerts and more. Hidden Valley is located on Breakneck Road in Vernon: 973-764-4200, Mountain Creek is located on Route 94 in Vernon: 973-827-2900.
High Point State Park Winter Fun
Snowshoeing and cross country skiing. For more information please call 973-702-1222.
Wreath Fineries at Nine Wineries
10 - 6pm-Shawangunk Wine Trail event. Receive grapevine wreath and holiday ornament. Sample foods and wines. Reserve early. Fee. Call 845-255-2494 for
Spring Fun Day in Vernon
Held at Heaven Hill Farm during April. Easter egg hunt, Easter Bunny, games and craft stations for the kids. Sponsored by the Vernon Recreation Department: 973-764-6607
Vernon Earthfest
Last Sunday in April. Community wide event highlights shows and educational programs to promote environmental awareness and eco-tourism in Vernon. Area businesses and civic groups showcase crafts, retail items, food and games for all ages. For more information call the Vernon Chamber of Commerce: 973-764-0764.
Warwick Springfest
Downtown Street fair in Warwick, NY is held annually one Saturday in April. For information call the Warwick Valley Chamber of Commerce: 845-986-2720.
Fishing Contest at Firemen’s Pond
Held during the month of May at the Firehouse on Route 515 in Vernon. Sponsored by the Vernon Recreation Department: 973-764-6607.
New Jersey Botanical Gardens
Ringwood State Park offers walking tours Sundays 2pm, May through October. For more information please call 973-962-7527.
Pacem In Terris (Peace on Earth)
Saturdays and Sundays 11am - 6pm, May through October. Take a quiet stroll through the lovely sculptured gardens. Free admission. For more information: Pacem In Terris, 96 Covered Bridge Road, Warwick, NY 10990. Or call 845-986-4329.
US Open of Mountain Biking
Located at Diablo Free Ride Park in Vernon, NJ. For more information please call 973-209-3388.
National Historic Preservation Week
Held n May in Warwick, NY. For more information please call 845-986-2720.
Annual "Duck Derby"
May 15. Thousands of bright yellow plastic ducks are dumped into Waywayanda creek in Warwick. The "Duck Derby" is an annual fundraiser for Winslow Therapeutic Center, "Healing with Horses". For more information about Winslow's programs or the "Duck Derby" please contact 845-986-6686.
Pasta Primo Vino!
April-Tour of the wineries, taste magnificent wines and delicious pasta recipes. For more information, please call 845-255-2494. www.shawangunkwinetrail.com
Fourth of July Fireworks
A spectacular and inspiring event for the whole family, held annually at the Vernon Flats (Vernon Crossing Road) Sponsored by the Vernon and Highland Lakes fire departments. For information call the Vernon Recreation Department: 973-764-6607.
Attend a Skyhawks Game (the Can-Am League 2008 Champions) in Augusta, NJ, just a short drive from Vernon. Get the schedule and stadium information>>
Warwick Valley Farmers’ Market
South St. parking lot, Warwick, NY. Open May thru October every Sunday 9am - 2pm. Featuring regionally produced vegetables, fruits, perennials, baked goods, preserves, local wines and cheeses. Special events thru the season. Call 845-987-9990 for more info.
New Jersey State Fair
During the first two weeks of August the Sussex County Fairgrounds in Augusta, NJ. iss host to horse shows, livestock events, tractor pulls, carnival rides, recording artists’ performance and great food and drinks! www.njstatefair.org
Crawfish Festival
Sussex County Fairgrounds in Augusta, NJ. First weekend in June; 15,000 pounds of crawfish, jambalaya, shrimp, catfish, grilled alligator and great music. Call 973-347-0900 or log onto www.crawfishfest.com.
Warwick Summer Concert Series
5 to 6 outdoor concerts held in Deming Park gazebo throughout the summer on Saturday nights from 7-8pm. Call Village Hall at 845- 986-2031 for information.
Outdoor Summer Concert Series
Out of the Blue at Greenwood Lake Public Beach. Call 845-477-9215 for more info!
Thursdays on the Green
Offered at Sussex County Community College throughout the summer with an assortment of music and entertainment. For more information please go to http://Sussex.edu.
Country Side Garden Tour
On Saturday in June 10, enjoy a self guided tour through private gardens. Sponsored by Warwick Valley Gardeners, PO Box 562, Warwick, NY 10990.
Pine Island Farmers’ Market
Farm fresh produce Tuesday thru Sunday. Pine Island Turnpike, Pine Island, NY. Call: 845-258-4074
Lafayette Farmers’ Market
Sussex County farmers bring you Jersey Fresh produce, fruits, flowers, plants, baked goods and more at the Olde Lafayette Village. 10:30am-3:30pm each Sunday thru October 30th.
Around the World in 60 Miles
Shawangunk Wine Trail Event. Visit the Warwick Valley Winery, Applewood Winery, Demarest Hill Winery in addition to five other wineries on this two-day tour. For reservations Call Warwick Valley Winery: 845-258-4858 or visit www.wvwinery.com.
Bounty of the Hudson
Hosted at the Warwick Valley Winery & Distillery. Sample food and wines from 14 different wineries and Hudson Valley Restaurants at this Shawangunk Wine Trail event. Plus live music! Call Warwick Valley Winery: 845-258-4858 or visit www.wvwinery.com.
Tomato Festival Music Fest
12 - 5pm at W. Rogowski Farm on Glenwood Road in Pine Island, NY. Refreshments. Admission $10 adults (less for children).Call 845-258-4574 for more info!
Christmas in July
Daughters of the American Revolution. From 11am-4pm, enjoy a historic house tour given by docents in Colonial dress, quilt show and sale, crafters on the grounds, house is splendidly decorated for Christmas.
Octoberfest
Held annually during the end of September. Enjoy authentic foods, games, great music, beer and lots of cheer! Sponsored by Minerals Resort and Spa at Crystal Springs: 973-827-2222.
Haunted Hay Rides
Held every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in October at Heaven Hill Farm on Route 94 in Vernon. For information call the Vernon Chamber of Commerce: 973-764-0764.
Apple and Pumpkin Picking
Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in October at Pochuck Valley Farm on Route 517 in Glenwood. For information call the Vernon Chamber of Commerce: 973-764-0764.
Applefest
Warwick, NY. Every first Sunday in October, enjoy a country fair atmosphere at the peak of Apple Harvest; apple foods, arts & crafts, music and games for children in historic Warwick Village.
Renaissance Fair
Aug.- Sept. weekends in Tuxedo, NY. Eleven main stages offer performances by jugglers, jesters, minstrels & musicians. Daring jousts on charging steeds, artisan craft market place, games, tantalizing food and ale. Call 845-351-5174 or log onto www.renfair.com.
Warwick Valley Farmers’ Market
South St. parking lot, Warwick, NY. Open May thru October every Sunday 9am 2pm. Featuring regionally produced vegetables, fruits, perennials, baked goods, preserves, local wines and cheeses. Special events thru the season. Call 845-987-9990 for more info.
Peters Valley Annual Craft Fair
At the Sussex Fairgrounds in September. Artists, food vendors, live music, live demonstrations. Something for everyone regardless of age or interests. For more information please contact www.pvcrafts.org or 973-948-5200.
A Taste of Warwick
Held each year in September. Local area wineries and restaurants offer a sampling of their cuisine and spirits. Contact the Warwick Valley Chamber of Commerce. Call 845-986-2720.
Forest of Fear
Tuxedo NY in October- If you are looking for a good scare you have found the right spot- No Halloween season is complete without a visit to the Forest of Fear! Please call 845-351-5174 for more information.
Wright Family Corn Maze in Warwick, NY
Enjoy a challenging corn puzzle, pick your own pumpkins. Hayrides and more. Please call 845-986-1345 for more information. Great fun for the whole family. Pumpkins are the best.
Champion of the Grill
In September, the Sussex County Fairgrounds are host to Grill competition,
entertainment, Idol contest, crafts, classic cars, food and prizes. For more information please call Sussex Chamber of Commerce at 973-579-1811.
New Jersey Halloween Horrorfest
Sussex County fairgrounds: For information please visit www.njhalloween.com or call 201-998-3968
Jersey Skylands Labrador Retriever
Club Specialty Shows At the Sussex County Fairgrounds. For more information please visit www.jerseyskylandslrc.com.
Sugar Loaf Annual Craft Fair
Vendors, food, demonstrations, musicians and performers. Please call 845-469-9181 for more information.