Special Events

Fall Farm Fun

Fall Farm Fun

All ages. 

Saturdays, Septmeber 18 and 25 and October 9, 16, and 23

Celebrate the fall season at Fosterfields!  Take an open-air wagon ride around the farm and pick your own pumpkin in our brand-new pumpkin patch!  Visit the farm and see corn grinding demos, butterchurning, cider pressing, and visit with all your favorite farm animals including the pigs, cows, sheep, goats, and chickens!  All activities are included with admission.

Register here.

  • Date:
    Saturday, September 18—Sunday, October 24
  • Time:
    Timed entry: 10 a.m, 10:30 a.m., 1 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2 p.m.
  • Location:

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

  • Cost:
    $15 per person.
  • Contact:
    973.326.7645 for information only

Photo Scavenger Hunt: Scarecrows in the Garden

Photo Scavenger Hunt: Scarecrows in the Garden

All ages. 

The scarecrows are back!  Can you use the clues to find all the scarecrows in this fun family photo scavenger hunt? Take a photo of each and win a prize. 

Register here.

  • Date:
    Friday, October 1—Sunday, November 7
  • Time:
    8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Location:

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

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

Scarecrows in the Garden

Scarecrows in the Garden

All ages. 

Scarecrows have returned to The Frelinghuysen Arboretum and this year they help celebrate the Morris County Park Commission's 65th anniversary. Visit them all to see if your favorite park is represented. 

  • Date:
    Friday, October 1—Sunday, November 7
  • Time:
    8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Location:

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

  • Cost:
    Free
  • Contact:
    973-326-7601 for information only.

Garlic Galore!

Garlic Galore!

All ages. 

Get the garlic ready! This fall, our farm staff is planting garlic to get a jumpstart on the spring season. Come and plant some alliums!

Register here.

  • Date:
    Friday, October 22
  • Time:
    3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Location:

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

  • Cost:
    $10 per child.
  • Contact:
    Preregistration is required. For more info, call 973.326.7645.

Orienteering Adventure

Orienteering Adventure

Ages 8 & up.

Learn the basics of map and compass use and then try out your skills through a series of challenges on the trails! 

Register here.

  • Date:
    Friday, October 22
  • Time:
    3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Location:

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

  • Cost:
    $6 per person.
  • Contact:
    Preregistration is required. For more info, call 973.635.6629

Leaf Peeping Hike

Leaf Peeping Hike

Ages 6 & up.

The leaves are at the peak of fall colors!  Join a naturalist for a trail walk to learn about why leaves change color and fall off, and how trees prepare for winter while enjoying the colorful display.

Register here.

  • Date:
    Thursday, October 28
  • Time:
    3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Location:

    Pyramid Mountain Natural Historic Area, 472 Boonton Avenue, Montville Township, 07045 (intersection of Mars Court and Boonton Avenue).

  • Cost:
    $4 per person.
  • Contact:
    Preregistration is required. For more info, call 973.635.6629

Virtual Not So Creepy!

Virtual Not So Creepy!

Ages 5 & up.

Despite their fearsome reputations, many of the creatures that we consider “creepy” are actually crucial to the natural world and feature unique adaptations for survival.  Discover the truth about a variety of unloved NJ species.  Perfect for Halloween!

Register here.

  • Date:
    Friday, October 29
  • Time:
    4 p.m. - 5 p.m
  • Location:

    Virtual program through Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center.

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

Spooky Story Scavenger Hunt

Spooky Story Scavenger Hunt

All ages. 

Explore Fosterfields Living Historical Farm with a fun, kid friendly Spooky-Story Scavenger Hunt.  Search, sing, and play your way through 5 favorite classic stories. Complete all the spooky story activities to receive a prize.

Register here.

  • Date:
    Friday, October 29—Saturday, October 30
  • Time:
    Timed entry: 10 a.m, 10:30 a.m., 1 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2 p.m.
  • Location:

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

  • Cost:
    $10 per person.
  • Contact:
    Preregistration is required. For more info, call 973.326.7645.

Migration Celebration

Migration Celebration

Ages 6 & up.

All over the world, birds are headed south.  The journey is long and filled with many dangers.  Find out the real reason why birds migrate, hear a migration story, and try migrating yourself with a fun, interactive activity…can you survive the journey?

Register here.

  • Date:
    Monday, November 1
  • Time:
    3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Location:

    Pyramid Mountain Natural Historic Area, 472 Boonton Avenue, Montville Township, 07045 (intersection of Mars Court and Boonton Avenue).

  • Cost:
    $6 per child.
  • Contact:
    Preregistration is required. For more info, call 973.635.6629

Fall Flower and Tree Walk

Fall Flower and Tree Walk

Adults.

Tour the gardens and meadows of Willowwood Arboretum to learn about the late fall plants and trees along the way. 

Register here.

  • Date:
    Wednesday, November 3
  • Time:
    3 p.m - 4:30 p.m.
  • Location:

    Willowwood Arboretum, 300 Longview Road, Far Hills, NJ 07931.

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

Photo Scavenger Hunt: The Secrets of Trees

Photo Scavenger Hunt: The Secrets of Trees

All ages. 

Trees are shedding their leaves but are they shedding their secrets?   Explore the arboretum to find the big, the historic,  and the most remarkable trees in this fun, family, non-contact photo scavenger hunt.  

Register here.

  • Date:
    Monday, November 8—Tuesday, November 30
  • Time:
    8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Location:

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

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

The Scoop on Poop!

The Scoop on Poop!

Ages 5 & up.

Every animal poops!  But did you know that poop can tell you which animal was there, when it was there, and what they ate?  Learn the secrets of scat with a naturalist.

Register here.

  • Date:
    Tuesday, November 9
  • Time:
    3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Location:

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

  • Cost:
    $4 per person.
  • Contact:
    Preregistration is required. For more info, call 973.635.6629

Toddler Trek: Totally Turkeys

Toddler Trek: Totally Turkeys

Ages 2 - 5 with an adult.

It's that time of year when we start to think about turkeys!  Wild turkeys out in the forest are fascinating creatures.  Learn all about them with a story, touchable artifacts, and a guided walk.

Register here.

  • Date:
    Wednesday, November 10
  • Time:
    10 a.m. - 10:45 OR 3:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Location:

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

  • Cost:
    $6 per child.
  • Contact:
    Preregistration is required. For more info, call 973.635.6629

Migration Celebration

Migration Celebration

Ages 6 & up.

All over the world, birds are headed south.  The journey is long and filled with many dangers.  Find out the real reason why birds migrate, hear a migration story, and try migrating yourself with a fun, interactive activity…can you survive the journey?

Register here.

  • Date:
    Monday, November 15
  • Time:
    3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Location:

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

  • Cost:
    $6 per child.
  • Contact:
    Preregistration is required. For more info, call 973.635.6629

Virtual Floral Arranging with Supermarket Flowers for Thanksgiving

Virtual Floral Arranging with Supermarket Flowers for Thanksgiving

Adults.

Ann Fahey, Superintendent of Horticulture Education will demonstrate how to design beautiful floral arrangements with Supermarket Bouquets for the Thanksgiving table. 

Register here.

  • Date:
    Tuesday, November 16
  • Time:
    10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
  • Location:

    Virtual Program through Frelinghuysen Arboretum.

  • Cost:
    $10 per person.
  • Contact:
    Preregistration is required. For more info, call 973.326.7601.