Sourland Mountain Fest returns July 23
The 17th Annual Sourland Mountain Fest, presented by Unionville Vineyards and benefiting Sourland Conservancy, returns Saturday, July 23 from 3-8:30 p.m., rain or shine, at beautiful Unionville Vineyards in East Amwell Township, NJ. Attendees will be able to enjoy live music, local cuisine, craft beer, wine and spirits, and a variety of local artisans, businesses and educational organizations, while enjoying the views bucolic landscapes of the mountainous region of Surland. Tickets are limited to the first 1,000 sold.
The Sourlands is a great place to live and work and the Mountain Festival is proud to showcase some of the local foods, artisans and businesses that make this region so special. The Mountain Festival strives not only to give participants the opportunity to simply have fun, but also a chance to improve their quality of life for themselves and for the community. Mountain Festival President Suzanne Parsons said it best: “The Sourland Mountain Festival brings together communities in Central New Jersey and showcases the best in musical talent, local food and drink, fun in family with a spectacular see”
Attendees – bring your shopping bags (or buy at the Festival) because you’ll SHOP ’til you drop at Mountain Fest. Dandelion Wishes in Hopewell Borough are a longtime supporter of Sourland Conservancy; their shop on Broad Street is full of treasures carefully selected by owner Heidi Wilenius. Nonesuch Studios by Ringoes creates beautiful handmade treasures that you can wear or buy for someone special. Freitag Arts offers hand-signed and numbered limited edition prints and handmade jewelry. Beautiful decorative flowers and wreaths from the popular Pretty Bird Farm.
Ben D. Straw Creative offers greeting cards, poetry, and original illustrations that are also available for purchase on Etsy. Buy a variety of fresh, ethically sourced and sustainably produced coffee from Ringoes Roastwell Coffee Roasters. Press T Designs will be there to show you the printing capabilities of their newly opened, women owned and operated business. Whitehouse Station Hot Sauce Company is still a favorite hotspot. Unique, handmade and fair trade items from Seeds to Sew International. All of their sales are aimed at improving the lives of women and girls in disadvantaged communities. Wild Bone Alchemy will be on hand to provide the coolest jewelry and treasures, which represent a beautiful marriage of nature and art. Local artist Jeannette Solomon of Turtlemoon Studios will bring unique pieces she created just for the festival to spruce up your home.
If food is your forte, Sourland Mountain Fest has something for everyone! Bistro Blawenburg will provide delicious healthy sandwiches and desserts for you to picnic on the green while enjoying the view. Thai Cha Chak, a popular food truck often found at Rosedale Mills, will be on hand to serve up delicious Thai bites that we’re sure will delight attendees! We Squeeze to Please will sell refreshing drinks in reusable cups as well as summer snacks the whole family will enjoy. Speaking of summer, Johnson Family Ice Cream will seal the deal making Mountain Fest a true day trip destination. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own plates, utensils, and drink containers, but please, NO styrofoam, NO single-use plastic. Free water will be available on the pitch.
The Ryland Inn will once again provide VIP service for the Festival! Celebrity Chef Chris Albrecht will delight the palettes of VIP attendees with local foods from the beloved NJ restaurant, known for its exceptional service and hospitality. VIP tickets are sold on a limited basis and you must be over 21.
Unionville Vineyards, presenting sponsor of the Sourland Mountain Fest, represents the very soul of Sourland’s agricultural heritage. Their fertile, rolling vineyards have been producing award-winning wines for over 30 years. Participants will be able to choose from several wines to taste during the festival. Be sure to plan a trip back to the winery in the future for a personal tasting experience and buy your own favorites to take home.
Flounder Brewing Company in neighboring Hillsborough was established in 2013 and has become a popular full-time destination in its 250-year-old barn and tasting room, which is a destination in itself! They will be bringing their most satisfying cool golden summer brews to enjoy at the Festival.
Sourland Mountain Spirits, also our Sourland neighbors, will be offering artfully crafted cocktails direct from their Hopewell Distillery. People who like a little KICK in their drink can sip while soaking up the sounds.
The Sourland Mountain Festival is grateful to the following dedicated local businesses who are still able to sponsor us after the Covid break: The Bank of Princeton, Green Power Energy, Kilbourne & Kilbourne. Stellitano Heating and Air Conditioning, Art Sparks and Jenna Casper Bloom Law Firm. Interested companies can visit: www.SourlandMountainFest.com.
Teenage and adult volunteers are needed before, during and after the festival. Volunteers receive free admission, a coveted SMF t-shirt and refreshments. Register at:www.SourlandMountainFest.com/volunteer/.
Sourland Cycles will offer electric bike rides! The fun of a scavenger hunt will also provide youngsters with the opportunity to learn about the significance of the Sourlands. Living Creatures of the Sourlands will hang out from 3-7 p.m.
The Sourlands are a 90 square mile hard diabase ridge that begins near the town of Lambertville to the township of Hillsborough. It is one of three major areas of uninterrupted habitat in New Jersey, and the Sourland Conservancy is the only organization dedicated solely to the protection and preservation of the mountain. Local businesses know that their support helps preserve the natural beauty, unique ecology and rich heritage of the Surland Mountains.
The 17the The Sourland Mountain Festival will take place rain or shine on Saturday, July 23, 2022, from 3-8:30 p.m. at Unionville Vineyards, 9 Rocktown Rd, Ringoes, NJ. Tickets are limited to the first 1,000 and are available online at a reduced price until July 22. Children under 12 enter for free! Service animals only please. For more information, visit www.SourlandMountainFest.com.
Submitted by the Sourland Conservancy.
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