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farmer's marketThis weekend is really busy.  We have an unusually varied assortment of events this coming weekend.  A horse rescue, tea and gardens at The Hermitage, Food Trucks and Pinkster are all happening

Add in 2 Carnivals, the 1st of a series of Sunday Farmer’s Markets at the Garden State Plaza and 3 car shows.  I’d say that this weekend coming up is very busy indeed.  Because this weekend is really busy with a lot happening, I’ll briefly give you the basic details now.

HoofStock bergen county horse rescue

I bet you didn’t know that Bergen County has a horse rescue since we’re so close to Manhattan.  Who would expect horses 30 minutes from Broadway after all?  Well we do indeed have horses here and sadly, some are not treated well.  As a result, we have the Bergen County Horse Rescue and their 1st Annual Animal Music Festival on Saturday afternoon 1-5.  It’s called HoofStock and it’s going to be amazing.  Live music, food provided by the Mason Jar restaurant and horses.  Get your tickets now – it’s only $25 and includes everything.

The Hermitage

Enjoy tea, light food and learn about the Victorian gardens at The Hermitage Saturday afternoon 1-4.  You’ll also learn a lot of the history of The Hermitage.  This is a very special National Landmark so any chance to learn about it and walk through it is a treat.  Bergen County has a rich history going back to the 1600’s and a bit before.  This Victorian treasure is more than worth a visit.  Get your tickets online.

food trucksWyckoff Food Truck Festival

Food truck festivals are very popular here because they’re fun.  You can walk along and try things you haven’t had before.  Wyckoff is having a Food Truck Festival and a Music Festival Friday 4-8 pm at it’s Eisenhower Middle School (344 Calvin Ct).  There will be all sorts of games and activities for children too.  Tickets to this fun fundraiser are $20 per family and $5 per person.  

Pinkster at New Bridge Landing

Pinkster is a Dutch celebration of spring.  Bergen County was originally settled by the Dutch.  Back then, Pinkster was a major holiday complete with a maypole celebration.  As a result, Historic New Bridge Landing has a maypole dance by the Tricorne Dance Ensemble.  Bring children because the dancers are going to teach them to do a maypole dance too.  This is going to be a very special afternoon 1-4 on Sunday.  Tickets and more information are online.

Carnivals

We have 2 carnivals going on this weekend.  It’s not unusual to have a lot of carnivals here.  It seems there’s no end to their popularity.  Additionally, they raise a lot of money for very good causes.  Here’s what we have:

The City of Garfield

This is actually already underway.  Every day is devoted to a different theme.  Go to the City calendar for all the details.

Church of the Assumption in Emerson

The Church of the Assumption’s carnival starts tomorrow night (Wednesday) and runs through Sunday.  This extremely popular carnival raises thousands.

Sunday Farmers Market farmers market

Farmer’s Markets have become increasingly in demand because people want fresh, organic produce.  There is going to be a farmer’s market every Sunday starting this weekend at the Westfield Garden State Plaza.  Hours are 9 am to 2 pm and this runs through the end of November.  It’s big and will have a lot of other activities too.  Check out the web page on this.

Car Shows

Warm weather is when classic cars hit the road.  This weekend is really busy and especially so with 3 car shows going on!  They are as follows: Cars and Cigars, Hackensack PBA and the Park Ridge Car Show.

Jazz Concert Too

Since this weekend is really busy, wouldn’t it be nice to end it with a relaxing jazz concert at the Englewood Public Library?  Wouldn’t this be a nice way to decompress from this really busy weekend?

So there you have it.  It’s true – this weekend is really busy but it’s busy with fun!

(Do you have an event you want me to highlight?  Email me at barbaraweismann@gmail.com)

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