Special Events

Photo Scavenger Hunt: Seedy Business

Photo Scavenger Hunt: Seedy Business

All Ages.

Sure, everyone thinks that spring is the time for planting seeds but plants have it all figured out. Many plants drop seeds in the fall— this gives seeds the chance to get used to the cold of winter and gives both birds and mammals opportunity to cache seeds for winter.  It's  also the perfect time for people to look for seeds, too, in this month's photo scavenger hunt, "Seedy Business."

Register here.

  • Date:
    Thursday, September 1—Friday, September 30
  • Time:
    8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Location:

    Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 East Hanover Avenue, Morris Township, NJ 07960

  • Cost:
    $10 per family or group of 6 or less.
  • Contact:
    Preregistration is required. For more information, call 973.326.7601.

“Branching Out!”

“Branching Out!”

Ages 6 – 12.

Young Gardeners can extend the gardening season in the fall and learn how to put the garden to bed for the year.  Over the course of 6 Saturdays, learn what successfully grows in the fall and how to save seeds for next year. 

Register here.

  • Date:
    Saturday, September 10—Saturday, October 15
  • Time:
    9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
  • Location:

    Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 East Hanover Avenue, Morris Township, NJ 07960

  • Cost:
    $140 per child per 6-week program.
  • Contact:
    Preregistration is required. For more information, call 973.326.7601.

Apples, Apples, Everywhere! An Introduction to the Heritage Orchard

Apples, Apples, Everywhere! An Introduction to the Heritage Orchard

All ages.

Come explore the collection of our new Heritage orchard and learn about the history of Apples in New Jersey as we plant some of the new varieties throughout our orchard pasture. A children’s story time in the orchard will take place at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.

  • Date:
    Saturday, September 24
  • Time:
    10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Location:

    Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, 73 Kahdena Road, Morristown, NJ 07960

  • Cost:
    Included with price of admission.
  • Contact:
    For more information, call 973.326.7645.

Lenape Life

Lenape Life

Ages 7 & up with an adult.

Get a feel for what life was like hundreds of years ago in New Jersey for the Lenni-Lenape!  Tour our decorated model wigwam, try out stone and wooden tools, learn the games Lenape children played and try making a fire with a bow drill. 

Register here.

  • Date:
    Sunday, September 25
  • Time:
    1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Location:

    Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center, 247 Southern Boulevard, Chatham Township, NJ 07928

  • Cost:
    $10 per person.
  • Contact:
    Preregistration is required. For more information, call 973.635.6629.

What’s In Bloom Tour


Adults.

Explore The Frelinghuysen Arboretum with Horticultural Program Specialist, Thyra Kelly on this guided tour of the gardens and grounds. 

Register here.

  • Date:
    Wednesday, September 28
  • Time:
    10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
  • Location:

    Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 East Hanover Avenue, Morris Township, NJ 07960

  • Cost:
    $15 per person.
  • Contact:
    Preregistration is required. For more information, call 973.326.7601.

Fall Farm Fun

Fall Farm Fun

All ages.

Saturdays & Sundays in October: 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30

Fall festivities have begun at Fosterfields...Experience the Autumn season the old-fashioned way! Watch apples being pressed into cider, take a wagon ride and pick your own pumpkins! Pumpkin guaranteed with pre registration only. Come to the farm on Saturdays and Sundays in October to experience the season the old-fashioned way. 

Register here.

  • Date:
    Saturday, October 1—Sunday, October 30
  • Time:
    10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Location:

    Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, 73 Kahdena Road, Morristown, NJ 07960.

  • Cost:
    $15 per person. 2 & under are FREE.
  • Contact:
    Preregistration is required. For more info, call 973.326.7645.

Grand Harvest Wine Festival


All ages.

Enjoy live music, delicious foods, artisan crafts and a sampling of 200+ wines from New Jersey wineries. Admission includes souvenir wine glass.

Buy tickets here.

  • Date:
    Saturday, October 8—Sunday, October 9
  • Time:
    12 noon - 5 p.m.
  • Location:

    Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, 73 Kahdena Road, Morristown, NJ  07960

  • Cost:
    Samplers tickets cost $20 each for advance purchase and $25 each at the gate (cash only). Sampler admission includes a souvenir
  • Contact:
    https://newjerseywineevents.com/events/grand-harvest-wine-festival/