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With a rich legacy of historical places and events, a vast array of natural resources and open spaces, a stable farming community, and a strong economic job base, Salem County offers a very unique quality of life. Nestled in the southwest corner of New Jersey, Salem County is within easy driving distance of Philadelphia, New York, Wilmington, Washington, D.C., Baltimore, and Atlantic City. Leave the urban sprawl behind, get away for a day or a weekend to the scenic landscapes, living history and lively arts of Salem County. Whether you plan to spend the day discovering Salem County’s many historic sites, exploring our natural wonders, or enjoying the diverse culture of our community, we have something waiting for you. The hospitality you’ll receive makes staying another day or two an easy choice.

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Upcoming Events in Salem County

You can view the monthly calendar of events here.

    Oct
    16
    Wed
    Elegant Bridal Show @ The Grove at Centerton
    Oct 16 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

    The Grove at Centerton offers an updated & refreshed experience at a classic South Jersey event space. The Grove at Centerton celebrates rustic farmhouse design by accenting its natural surroundings with traditional design elements and contemporary cuisine. Check out this impressive venue, while taking in the beautiful scenery from the drive in, to the grand ballroom.

    This will be a bridal show you do not want to miss!

    Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-grove-at-centerton-bridal-show-tickets-68488927225

    Oct
    17
    Thu
    The DuBois, Nieukirk, & Van Meter Families of Salem County
    Oct 17 @ 6:30 pm

    Historical Society Program on “The DuBois, Nieukirk, & Van Meter Families of Salem County”
    The Greater Elmer Area Historical Society will host a program on the DuBois, Nieukirk, & Van Meter Families of Salem County on Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 6:30pm at the Society’s museum, 117 Broad Street, Elmer NJ. The program is free and open to the public.

    The presenter for the meeting will be Bonny Beth Elwell, President of GEAHS. She will share the early history of these Dutch and French Huguenot families and their journeys from Europe to New York, New Jersey, and elsewhere during the 17th & 18th centuries. These pioneers were founding families of New Paltz, NY; Daretown, NJ; the Pittsgrove Presbyterian Church; and the South Branch Potomac River Valley in VA & WV. Like many residents of Elmer, Pittsgrove, and Upper Pittsgrove, the speaker is a direct descendant of these three families.

    Oct
    18
    Fri
    Terror in the Timbers @ Parvin State Park
    Oct 18 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

    Dates & Time: October 11,12,18,19,25 & 26, 2019 from 8-11 pm.

    Location: Parvin State Park – 789 Parvins Mill Rd, Elmer, NJ 08318-4009

    The hayride will start at Thundergust Picnic Area and will drop you off for a short walk through the woods and back to the staff by haywagon.

    All this for just $5 per person. Volunteers are needed to help with the event.

    Terror in the Timbers

    The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Musical @ Woodstown Opera House
    Oct 18 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

    Travel with us to 1795 and enjoy our directors ingenious tale of the dark October nights of Tarrytown. Katrina, looking for romance and marriage has engaged herself with perhaps the wrong man? Gretchen, her sister has just the idea to handle Mr. Ichabod Crane. And who or what is that in the woods? Did you see his face? NO! There was no head! But still somehow a man on a horse. Come, laugh, wonder, feel the chills that only The Legend of Sleepy Hollow will accord.

    Tickets available September 1, 2019

    Website:  https://thebluemoontheatre.com

    Oct
    19
    Sat
    Terror in the Timbers @ Parvin State Park
    Oct 19 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

    Dates & Time: October 11,12,18,19,25 & 26, 2019 from 8-11 pm.

    Location: Parvin State Park – 789 Parvins Mill Rd, Elmer, NJ 08318-4009

    The hayride will start at Thundergust Picnic Area and will drop you off for a short walk through the woods and back to the staff by haywagon.

    All this for just $5 per person. Volunteers are needed to help with the event.

    Terror in the Timbers

    The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Musical @ Woodstown Opera House
    Oct 19 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

    Travel with us to 1795 and enjoy our directors ingenious tale of the dark October nights of Tarrytown. Katrina, looking for romance and marriage has engaged herself with perhaps the wrong man? Gretchen, her sister has just the idea to handle Mr. Ichabod Crane. And who or what is that in the woods? Did you see his face? NO! There was no head! But still somehow a man on a horse. Come, laugh, wonder, feel the chills that only The Legend of Sleepy Hollow will accord.

    Tickets available September 1, 2019

    Website:  https://thebluemoontheatre.com

    Oct
    20
    Sun
    The Logistics of the Underground Railroad @ Friends Village at Woodstown - Fenwick Auditorium
    Oct 20 @ 3:00 pm

    BLACK HISTORY PROGRAM
    16th John S. Rock Memorial Lecture
    Presenting: “The Logistics of the Underground Railroad”

    Alvin Q. Corbett
    Alvin Q. Corbett is a Burlington County New Jersey resident who hails originally from Wilson, North Carolina. Corbett is a descendent of a United States Colored Troops Civil War soldier, as well as a historical preservationist, historian and avid researcher of African and American history. He served as Vice President of the Board of Directors for the Underground Railroad Museum of Burlington County, N] from 2014 – 2017.

    alvin corbett - The Logistics of the Underground RailroadSunday – October 20, 2019 @ 3:00 P. M.
    Friends Village at Woodstown
    Fenwick Auditorium
    1 Friends Dr, Woodstown, NJ 08098

    ~ Program is FREE of charge ~

    Sponsored by the Salem County Historical Society
    Information: Call (856) 935-5004
    www.salemcountyhistoricalsociety.com

    Oct
    23
    Wed
    2019 23rd Annual Giant Pumpkin Carve @ Salem County Fairgrounds
    Oct 23 all-day

    Date: October 5, 2019

    Location: Salem County Fairgrounds, Rt. 40, Pilesgrove, NJ.

    ADMISSION – $10 – CASH ONLY – Kids 6 & Under FREE
    FREE Hayrides, FREE Costume Contest, FREE Pumpkin Pie Eating Contest, FREE Dance Contest, FREE Bobbing for Apples Contest

    2019 Pumpkn carve

    Salem County Small Business Resources Forum @ Salem Community College Davidow Auditorium
    Oct 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

    The Salem County Chamber of Commerce, South Jersey Economic Development District, NJ Economic Development Authority, Salem Community College and Salem County Department of Economic Development present: Salem County Small Business Resources Forum

    Date & Time: October 23, 2019 from 10am – 12pm

    Location: Salem Community College Davidow Auditorium, 460 Hollywood Avenue Carneys Point, NJ 08069

    Learn about available resources for entrepreneurs and small business owners, lease incentives, loans, training and much more

    This FREE Small Business Resources Forum includes representatives from:
    NJ Economic Development Authority
    South Jersey Economic Development District County of Salem
    County of Salem Dept of Economic Development US Small Business Administration
    UCEDC Resources & Solutions for Small Businesses CBAC
    Latin American Economic Development Assoc.
    NJ Community Capital
    NJ Business Action Center
    NJ Department of the Treasur

    REGISTER TO:
    Brittany Vanaman at The Chamber 856-351-2244

    Oct
    25
    Fri
    Tunes From the Crypt @ St. John's Church,
    Oct 25 @ 6:00 pm
    Salem Ghost Tour
    Oct 25 @ 7:00 pm
    Terror in the Timbers @ Parvin State Park
    Oct 25 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

    Dates & Time: October 11,12,18,19,25 & 26, 2019 from 8-11 pm.

    Location: Parvin State Park – 789 Parvins Mill Rd, Elmer, NJ 08318-4009

    The hayride will start at Thundergust Picnic Area and will drop you off for a short walk through the woods and back to the staff by haywagon.

    All this for just $5 per person. Volunteers are needed to help with the event.

    Terror in the Timbers

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