Special Events

The trails at Bamboo Brook Outdoor Education Center will be closed for maintenance on Thursday, September 19th.

The trails at Bamboo Brook Outdoor Education Center will be closed for maintenance on Thursday, September 19th.

Little Farm Friends

Little Farm Friends

Ages 3 - 5.
Enjoy a beautiful Saturday morning at Fosterfields! Learn about life on the farm and how to take care of the animals. Collect eggs, plant your own garden, and visit the friendly horses and cows. Each one-hour session features a unique theme:

September 21: Engine Power!

  • Date:
    Saturday, August 24—Saturday, September 21
  • Time:
    10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
  • Location:

    Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, 73 Kahdena Road, Morris Township.

  • Cost:
    $8 per parent/child pair, $4 per additional siblings, or $45 for the series of 6 classes.
  • Contact:
    Preregistration is required. To register, e-mail AHartley-Kong@morrisparks.net.

Home School Day: Harvest at Fosterfields

Home School Day: Harvest at Fosterfields

Ages 7 & Up.
Harvest produce that has been growing this season, and learn about the importance of the harvest!

  • Date:
    Thursday, September 19
  • Time:
    1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Location:

    Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, 73 Kahdena Road, Morris Township.

  • Cost:
    $8 per student.
  • Contact:
    Preregistration is required. To register, 973.326.7645.

A-Maize-ing Corn Painting

A-Maize-ing Corn Painting

Use corn from Fosterfields Farm to create a beautiful work of art! Roll cobs of corn covered in fall paint colors and layer the colors to create a fantastic fall farm painting.

  • Date:
    Saturday, September 21
  • Time:
    2 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Location:

    Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, 73 Kahdena Road, Morris Township.

  • Cost:
    $6 per adult, $5 per senior, $4 per child age 4-16, $2 per child age 2 & 3, FREE per child under age 2.
  • Contact:
    973.326.7645

MEET THE SERVANTS AT THE WILLOWS

MEET THE SERVANTS AT THE WILLOWS

During a special, hands-on guided tour, learn about the domestic help at the Foster home, The Willows, during the WWI era. Help the maid with household chores, and assist in the preparation of historic foods for the cook to bake in the wood-burning cook stove.

  • Date:
    Saturday, September 28
  • Time:
    1 p.m. & 2 p.m.
  • Location:

    Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, 73 Kahdena Road, Morris Township.

  • Cost:
    $6 per adult, $5 per senior, $4 per child age 4 - 16, $2 per child age 2 & 3, FREE per child under age 2.
  • Contact:
    973.326.7645.

4th Annual Speedwell Games!

4th Annual Speedwell Games!

Get your game on, and be prepared for an exciting day of tournaments and triumphs! Enjoy games, and play with toys that were used in the bygone era of the Vail family. Visit the various buildings on site to compete, and complete the entire map to win a fabulous prize!

  • Date:
    Saturday, September 28
  • Time:
    10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Location:

    Historic Speedwell, 333 Speedwell Ave., Morristown.

  • Cost:
    $5 per adult, $4 per senior, $3 per child age 4 - 16, FREE per child under age 4.
  • Contact:
    973.285.6537.

A Day Off with Nature: Predators and Prey

A Day Off with Nature: Predators and Prey

Grades 1 - 4.
Enjoy a day of fun while learning about both hunters and the hunted. Learn about animals’ special adaptations to survive, and play games on the trail that simulate what life is like for both predators and prey species.

  • Date:
    Monday, September 30
  • Time:
    9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Location:

    Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center, 247 Southern Blvd., Chatham Township.

  • Cost:
    $40 per child.
  • Contact:
    Preregistration is required. To register, 973.334.3130.

Halloween Fun Galore!

Halloween Fun Galore!

Are you going batty over Halloween? Click here to check out spook-tacular events & programs for all ages and thrill-levels!

  • Date:
    Wednesday, October 2—Thursday, October 31
  • Time:
    Varies based on program.
  • Location:

    Varies based on program.

  • Cost:
    Varies based on program.
  • Contact:
    Varies based on program.

Morris County Park Palooza: A Spook-tacular Time

Morris County Park Palooza: A Spook-tacular Time

Enjoy 20+ food trucks, a biergarten offering hand-crafted beers, wine and sangria, and live music featuring Jazmyn Adelle & Company, and Guy Smiley Band, Halloween activities for adults and kids, carnival games, face painting, and so much more! Wear your costume, too! Parking is FREE, and admission allows for re-entry throughout the day. Beginning Sept 4, CLICK HERE to purchase tickets online for a discounted rate. All proceeds benefit the Morris County Park Commission.

  • Date:
    Saturday, October 5
  • Time:
    11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Location:

    Lewis Morris County Park, 270 Mendham Road, Morris Township.

  • Cost:
    $10 per adult, $5 per child Day of. $5 per adult, $2 per child Online beginning Sept 4.
  • Contact:
    973.326.7600.

Scarecrow Building Workshop

Scarecrow Building Workshop

Ages 5 & Up.
Learn the ‘how-tos’ for creating your very own scarecrow for this year’s Scarecrows in the Garden! A scarecrow structure and materials for stuffing will be provided. Bring your own clothes or costume, or check out the bins of possibilities at the Arboretum. Perfect for families, scout groups, or individuals!

  • Date:
    Saturday, October 12
  • Time:
    2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Location:

    The Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 Hanover Ave, Morris Township.

  • Cost:
    $10 per scarecrow frame.
  • Contact:
    Preregistration is required. To register, 973.326.7601.

Lenape Day

Lenape Day

Join this annual event celebrating the Lenape with dancing, drums, and historical talks by the Ramapough Lenape People. Enjoy games, crafts, touring a replica wigwam, and more. Great fun for the entire family! Event will take place, rain or shine.

  • Date:
    Saturday, October 12
  • Time:
    12 noon - 4 p.m.
  • Location:

    Great Swamp OEC, 247 Southern Blvd., Chatham Township.

  • Cost:
    $5 per person age 3 & up.
  • Contact:
    973.635.6629.

Grand Harvest Wine Festival at Fosterfields

Grand Harvest Wine Festival at Fosterfields

Enjoy a sampling of New Jersey wines, live music, delicious foods and artisan crafts!

Saturday, October 12 & Sunday, October 13.

  • Date:
    Saturday, October 12—Sunday, October 13
  • Time:
    12 noon - 5 p.m.
  • Location:

    Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, 73 Kahdena Road, Morris Township.

  • Cost:
    Event and fee information, visit www.newjerseywineevents.com.

Scarecrows in the Garden

Scarecrows in the Garden

Autumn is in the air, and festive scarecrows take over The Frelinghuysen Arboretum. Explore the gardens, and discover dozens of comical, historic, and colorful scarecrows designed by individuals, families, businesses, organizations, scout groups, and school classes.

Interested in having your own scarecrow displayed? Email gmontgomery@morrisparks.net or call 973.326.7601 for more information and to register your scarecrow. All scarecrows should make their appearance at the Arboretum by the weekend of October 12.

  • Date:
    Saturday, October 19—Sunday, December 1
  • Time:
    8 a.m. - Sunset.
  • Location:

    Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 Hanover Ave, Morris Township.

  • Cost:
    FREE.
  • Contact:
    973.326.7601.