5 Favorite Things In and Around Madison, NJ - 10/7 - 10/13

We are in the swing of things for fall now! Here are some fun seasonal, and not, events going on around our neck of the woods.


FDU WAMFest (Words-Arts-Music Festival)

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WAMFest, Words and Music Festival, is a series of unique performances, readings, interviews and collaborations, bringing together artists from various genres and media, to inspire and inform students who hope to one day follow in these artists’ creative footsteps.


October 5 - 7

Fairleigh Dickinson University, 285 Madison Avenue, Madison, NJ 07940.


The Romance of Betsy Schuyler and Alexander Hamilton

For all my Hamilfans out there, don't miss this:

Hear the story of the meeting and courtship of Betsy Schuyler and Alexander Hamilton who met in Morristown. Then tour the c. 1760 home where Betsy was a houseguest.

Cost: $15.00.

Saturday, October 8, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

973-631-5151.  5 Olyphant Place, Morristown.


Apple Picking/ Cider Donuts

We have so many great farms around us, Alstede, Riamede, Wightman's, just to name a few BUT I LOVE to get the best cider donuts at Hacklebarney Farm. They serve fresh baked goodies, such as pies, cookies, bars, and DONUTS! Stop by the cafe or the store on your way back from many of the surrounding apple picking farms.

Open Thursday - Sunday from 10 am - 5 pm


Teen Cooking Class @ Healthy Italia

Teens will prepare, from scratch, their own risotto dish!

$40 pp

Tuesday, October 11, 3:30 - 5 pm


Sussex County Harvest, Honey & Garlic Festival

It may be a bit of a schlep, but these sounds too good to pass up!

This Festival is a celebration of agritourism, ecotourism and arts & heritage tourism. The County of Sussex, the Sussex County Beekeepers Association and the Garden State Garlic Growers are joining with the Sussex County Farm and Horse Show to showcase New Jersey's great northwest.

There will be a farmers market where you can buy fresh, local Sussex County and Jersey Fresh products including fruit, vegetables, flowers and wine. The Sussex County Beekeepers Association will have educational displays and materials along with an array of honey products. For those who are into all things garlic, you'll have plenty to choose from with the Garden State Garlic Growers. The Festival will also include displays and information from environmental, agricultural and heritage organizations highlighting northern New Jersey's great open spaces and history. There will be activities geared for children and lots of vendors for the adults.


October 8, 10 am - 4 pm

Sussex County Fairgrounds, 37 Plains Road, Sussex