Somerset County is a great place for families to call home. With boundless recreational facilities, tight-knit communities, and excellent schools, it is no wonder why. Another key reason is the great family friendly events that occur throughout the area all year round. And, this weekend is no exception! Grab the whole family and check out these events in Somerset County that we recommend for the upcoming weekend.

Sugar Maple Celebration

Dates: Saturday, March 4th and Sunday, March 5th

Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Location: Duke Farms (1112 Dukes Parkway West, Hillsborough)

Spend Saturday and/or Sunday in the great outdoors. This fun and informative event will allow you to tap a sugar maple tree and learn more about the process. There will be nature hikes and activities to understand more information about the sugar maple, specifically as it relates to wildlife, forestry practices, and climate change. Attend a specialty workshop, watch the live sawmill demonstration, and, of course, dine on some delicious sugar maple treats. Register HERE.

March Open Weekend at Bluebird Farm Alpacas

Dates: Saturday, March 4th and Sunday, March 5th

Time: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Location: Bluebird Farm Alpacas (44 Willow Avenue, Peapack)

Head out to this charming 11 acre fun to enjoy a day with adorable alpacas! These gentle animals will allow you to feed, photograph, and visit with them. Throughout the day, there will be information about alpaca fiber, as well as fiber crafts and processing. Before you head back home, be sure to check out the unique items in the farm store.

Kids Fun Back in the Day

Date: Saturday, March 4th

Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Location: Van Liew-Suydam House (280 South Middlebush Road, Franklin Township)

Step back in time to the colonial period with your family. This presentation will talk about games and toys that colonial children played with. The presentation will be interactive and afterwards there will be time for play. As an added bonus, everyone in attendance will make a game and toy of their very own. Supplies will be provided as well as refreshments. The cost is $10 per person.

RVCC Planetarium Shows

Date: Saturday, March 4th

Times: See Schedule Below

Location: RVCC Planetarium (118 Lamington Road, Branchburg)

The planetarium at Raritan Valley Community College offers amazing shows throughout the afternoon. These shows are all family friendly and offer different fun and educational information about our incredible solar system. Ticket is $8 for 1 show and $14 for two.

3:00 pm - Perfect Little Planet

4:00 pm - Laser Pop Rock

7:00 pm - Astronomy Tonight

8:00 pm - Laser U2