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BaronFest, Apple Cider Making & BergenFest are what I have so far for you this weekend coming up.  I’ll probably add some more but for now, here it is:

BaronFest BaronFest

Enjoy your Saturday afternoon at BaronFest where you can sample beer from all 3 Bergen County craft breweries.  Held at Historic New Bridge Landing by the Bergen County Historical Society, this annual festival is simply a lot of fun.  Because this is a beer festival, it’s also known as the Baron Beer Fest.  What you can be sure of is that you’ll have several beer varieties from each craft brewery and they’re all delicious.

Add in great food and tours of all 3 Revolutionary Era buildings.  This was Barn Von Steuben’s home and we are so lucky that the Bergen County Historical Society has preserved and restored it. So come Saturday from 1-6 to enjoy beer from Alementary Brewery, Brix City Brewery and Hackensack Brewery.  Get food from a variety of food trucks and learn a little history too!.  Tickets are purchased online.

apple cider makingLet’s Make Apple Cider

Let’s make apple cider!  It’s that time of year again and the Tenafly Nature Center (313 Hudson Ave in Tenafly) is bringing back it’s extremely popular early fall cider making event.  It begins this Sunday and runs October 23rd on Sunday afternoons at 2 and 3:30.  While apples are supplied, you can bring your favorites too.

This is open to all ages so you can bring your children too.  Families come back every year with their children as do adults.  This is that popular an event.  So get your tickets now before it sells out. .  There’s a limit to how many people they can accommodate each time and it sells out quickly.

Haunted Forest

Here’s a tip – while you’re on the Tenafly Nature Website, sign up now for one of the most popular events of the fall:  The Tenafly Nature Center Haunted Forest.  Although this happens October 30th, it’s aimed at children and parents are signing up for it now.  It will be fully booked up in a few weeks so don’t wait.

Bergenstock Music Festival  Bergenstock

Overpeck Park in Ridgefield Park (off of Challenger Road) is the place and Sunday is the date for the free concert known as Bergenstock.  This is an annual event that promotes local talent from Bergen County.  It’s an ongoing music festival that features singers, songwriters and musicians from Bergen County.  The music you hear at Bergenstock comes from all genres and it’s always been terrific.

In addition to the performers there are a variety of food trucks too.  It’s held in the newer section south of Fort Lee Road at the amphitheater on Sunday from 1 to 6.  This is a unique opportunity to hear a constant stream of original and known popular music non stop for5 hours this Sunday afternoon.

Sharp EdgeFree Concert at Wortendyke Barn

This free concert is the next to last of a series of concerts sponsored by Bergen County as  part of it’s Music at the Barn program.  All summer the County has had free concerts throughout it’s County Parks.  All you have to do is to show up with a chair or blanket and enjoy the music.

This Sunday it’s a rock & roll + soul musical event performed by the Sharp Edge Band.  The Wortendyke Barn was built in the 1700’s and is 1 of only 6 true Dutch barns left in Bergen County which was originally settled by the Dutch.  The Wortendyke Barn Museum is located at 13 Pascack Road in Park Ridge.

Ongoing Events

Last week’s article included 3 fun items that are ending this weekend – Circus Vazquez, Ragtime, The Musical by the Bergen County Players and Fort Lee’s Restaurant Week. Go to my previous article for the details.

BaronFest, Apple Cider Making & Bergenstock

So there you have it – BaronFest, Apple Cider Making & Bergenstock this weekend plus a free concert at Wortendyke.  Next weekend we’ll see at least 1 Oktoberfest event here.  I should have that out for you by Tuesday.  Meanwhile, have a great weekend coming up.


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