5 Favorite Things In and Around Madison NJ - 10/14 - 10/20


Fall Fun is everywhere this weekend!

33rd Annual Harvest Festival in Chester

Saturday, October 15 & Sunday, October 16

Antique cars, colonial musketeers, pumpkin painting, wood-carving demonstration, NBC Celebrity-Produce Pete apple press demonstrations. Sample culinary delights from Morris County’s favorite restaurants and eateries. Sunday: Cooper Grismill will be demonstrating apple cider making on Main Street near the Stained Glass Boutique, 76 E. Main Street

11 am -5 pm, Chili Cook Off 12 pm-3 pm

$20 adults/$10 kids; under 6 free


Make Cider at Cooper Gristmill

Saturday, October 15

Use the hand-cranked cider press to make apple cider as it was done in historic 1880s Milltown, now known as Chester. View a unique display of apple-head dolls and use an old-fashioned apple peeler to make one for yourself.

1 pm - 3 pm


Cooper Gristmill, 66 Route 513, Chester Township

For more information call 908-879-5463

Whippany River History Hike/Walk in Morristown

Sunday, October 16

Two-hour, 2-mile interpretive hike along the Patriots’ Path, from Acorn Hall to the Frelinghuysen Arboretum, and back. The hike highlights four distinct cultural and natural history features of the Whippany River Watershed. Enjoy light refreshments, and the WRWAC’s documentary film, “A River’s Journey.”

12:30-4 pm


Morris County Historical Society at Acorn Hall, 68 Morris Avenue, Morristown 973-267-3465 or 973-290-9338

Halloween Fun Walk/Run at Lewis Morris Park

Sunday, October 16

Put on your costume, lace up your sneakers and walk or run for those in need at the "Nothing Is Impossible" Halloween Trick or Trot 5K Run/1K Walk.

10 am

270 Mendham Road, Morristown

$25 adults, $10 for 12+; $5 under 12

For more information call 973-822-1110

Morristown CraftMarket at the Armory

Friday, October 14 - Sunday, October 16

One of the nation’s longest running fine art and craft shows. Featured artists, selected in a juried competition, display one-of-a-kind works in jewelry, ceramics, glass, leather, wood, metal, wearable fiber, and more.

$10; $12 for 3 days. Under 12 free.  A coupon for $2 off the $10 admission is available online at www.MorristownCraftMarket.org