June is National Outdoors Month Itâ€™s time to celebrate being outside in the fresh air and sunshine. Grab your friends and family and head to your favorite campground near one of these fine events.
Tâ€™S JUNE, spring has sprung and so has the nice weather. It's time to head out and enjoy the bountiful nature and outdoor events New Jersey has to offer. June, perhaps because the sun stays out the longest in this month, is National Outdoors Month. Campers are outdoor people... we hike, we bike, we even sleep under the stars! Below are a sampling of the varied and fun events happening in New Jersey in June. Plan your next camping trip around one, two, or three of these great events!
GREENWOOD LAKE AIR SHOW June 10-11 The Greenwood Lake Air Show and WWII Showcase is a two-day event held June 10-11 at the Greenwood Lake Airport in West Milford. For the first time ever, the Greenwood Lake Air Show is host to the Aeroshell Aerobatic Team. The Xwings are also making an appearance. 126 Airport Road, West Milford, 973728-7721, www.greenwoodlakeairshow. com. SOLSTICE HIKE June 20 Take a guided hike with Eric Nelsen in the Palisades. Meet 7pm at the Kearney House at Alpine Picnic Area and Boat Basin. The hike is about five miles, two hours, moderate. Bring a flashlight. Alpine park entrance via Alpine Approach Road, 201-768-1360 ext. 108. NEW JERSEY RENAISSANCE FAIRE June 3-4, 10-11 The New Jersey Renaissance Faire, now in its eighth season, is the largest gathering of performers, artists, artisan merchants, and eccentric patrons in 16th Century
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garb in the Shire of New Jersey. On the beautiful 60 acres of Liberty Lake you can enjoy eight hours of entertainment on seven stages, including sword fighting, music, circus performers, comedy, fire eating and jousting between actual knights. With delicious food, like giant pickles and turkey legs, patrons will have a day they will never forget at the NJ Ren Faire! 1195 Florence Columbus Rd, Bordentown Township, www.njrenfaire.com. NATIONAL MARBLES TOURNAMENT June 18-22 The 93rd annual national competition in the sport of marbles for boys and girls ages 8-14 that have qualified by winning local tournaments throughout the U.S. 8am-1pm daily. FREE to spectators. Ringer Stadium Wildwood Avenue & Wildwoods Beach, Wildwood, 304337-2764, www.nationalmarblestournament.org.
ATLANTIC CITY WINE HOP TOUR Every Monday-Saturday in June Experience the best in New Jersey wines. Sip and savor the award winning flavors of the area's premier handcrafted fine wines. Includes tastings from Balic Winery and Tomasello Winery, signature wine glasses, stroll through the Historic Towne of Smithville and the Village Greene, salt water taffy, area meal coupons, professional tour host, and round trip transportation. Tour Departs from Brighton Park, Atlantic City, NJ, www.AtlanticCityNJ.com. BLUEBERRY FESTIVAL June 14 34th Annual Blueberry Festival and Celebration of the Centennial of the Blueberry! This is a two day event in Historic Whitesbog Village from 11am-4pm. A great old-fashioned country fair with artists, crafters, music stage, wagon tours, blueberry picking, kids crafts, blueberry baked goods, ice cream, food vendors, historic house tours, local community groups and fun for all. 120 W Whitesbog Rd., Browns Mills, 609-893-4646.
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