The Weekender    |    April 25 - 28 , 2019  |  

Featured Article:
6 Refreshing Craft Beers 
To Try This Spring

Who doesn't love to drink refreshing craft beers on a beautiful spring day? These 6 local brews are perfect for your next family gathering, a day at the beach, or just hanging out on your patio!

Featured Event:
Down & Derby Wine Festival
Saturday, May 4 | 3 PM - 7 PM
Cooper River Park, Pennsauken Township

Sample delicious reds, whites, rosés, and sparkling wines from South Jersey's leading wine producers while immersing yourself in Kentucky Derby themed fashion and festivities at the Down and Derby Wine Festival! Guests can sip and strut down the red carpet and show off their derby day style, as well as learn how to bet like the pros with the help of on-site race waging experts. There will be live music, podcasts, and fun games. Participating wineries include: William Heritage Winery, Bellview Winery, Auburn Road Winery, White Horse Winery, Villari Vineyards, Wagonhouse Winery, Sharrott Winery, Cedar Rose Vineyards, Amalthea Cellars, and Tomasello Winery! MORE >

Haddonfield Sculpture Month
April 1 - 30 | All Day
Downtown Haddonfield
April is Haddonfield Sculpture Month! Tour nearly 20 figurative and abstract sculptures, meet the artists, preview new sculptures, shop at a pop-up DinoStore celebrating "Haddy," the famous Hadrosaurus foulkii, go on a scavenger hunt and so much more. For more information, visit the Haddonfield Outdoor Sculpture Trust's website and social media.   MORE >

Spring Break at Diggerland
April 25, 26, 27 & 28 | 11 AM - 6 PM
Diggerland USA, West Berlin
Make every day of spring break count by heading to Diggerland USA! At this construction-themed amusement park, children and adults have the opportunity to drive, ride and operate heavy machinery. Be sure to check out their new attractions for the 2019 season!   MORE >

What's For Dinner Friday
Friday, April 26 | 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Auburn Road Vineyards, Pilesgrove
Come experience great food, fine wine, and relaxed Enoteca atmosphere. This week's entree is porcini mushroom sauce over bowtie pasta! Enjoy delicate porcini mushroom cream sauce over Severino's bowtie pasta. Pairs nicely with Auburn Road's Chardonnay, the White Bottle. There will also be a special musical performance by Suzi Brown. Reservations are required.   MORE >

4th Friday in Uptown Pitman
Friday, April 26 | 6 PM - 9 PM
Uptown Pitman
Come stroll along Broadway during Fourth Friday in Uptown Pitman! Every fourth Friday of the month, enjoy live music, awesome vendors, classic cars, great shops, old fashioned games, delicious restaurants, beer, wine, and lots of fun!  MORE >

Friday Live Music Series
Friday, April 26 | 6 PM - 9 PM
Sharrott Winery, Hammonton
Come enjoy wine and live music at Sharrott Winery! Live music will be in Sharrott's tasting room with indoor and outdoor seating available. Wine tastings are $10 per person and include six samples of Sharrott's award-winning wines. They also have delicious food options and gourmet flatbreads from their wine bar menu. Can't make it out on Friday? Don't worry, Sharrott Winery has live music performances every Saturday and Sunday as well!  MORE >

Food Truck Friday
Friday, April 26 | 6 PM - 10 PM
White Horse Winery, Hammonton
Start your weekend off right with food trucks and live music at White Horse Winery! White Horse Winery's live music performances are held in their spacious tasting room or on their outdoor patio depending upon weather. Performing live this week is Mike Lunemann and the featured food truck is Golden Nugget Wing Wagon.   MORE >

Wine & Music Series: Oldies Night
Friday, April 26 | 7 PM - 10 PM
Summit City Winery, Glassboro
Things are always hopping at Summit City Winery during Oldies Night! Come by for a glass or two and some great oldies tunes from DJ Gary Orr. There is a $10 cover charge and you are welcome to bring your own food. Summit City's Wine and Live Music Series takes place every Friday and Saturday evening.   MORE >

Garden State Paint Horse Show
April 27 & 28 | 8 AM - 5 PM
DREAM Park, Logan Township
The Gloucester County DREAM Park is offering a variety of free, family-fun shows throughout the month of April. This weekend, the Garden State Paint Horse Club will be featuring some of the most talented Paint Horses on the east coast. The event is free to spectate and will showcase exhibitors competing in various classes to win prizes. For more information and questions, please contact the DREAM Park at (856) 241-1415.   MORE >

Handmade Artisans Market
Saturday, April 27 | 10 AM - 4 PM
Rancocas Woods, Mount Laurel
Every fourth Saturday of the month from March through December, come out to Rancocas Woods for the Handmade Artisans Market, presented by Made and Found. This outdoor handmade artisans market features an eclectic mix of local craft vendors, food trucks, live music, and more!  MORE >

Saturday on the Crushpad
Saturday, April 27 | 11 AM - 7 PM
Hawk Haven Winery, Rio Grande
Warm up your palate with an educational wine tasting, then head to the crushpad with a glass of your favorite Hawk Haven wine and enjoy the vineyard views! Be sure to try one of Hawk Haven's new wine flights featuring small glasses of red or white wines. Then pair that wine with something from the Barrel Room Cheese Shop menu featuring gourmet cheeses and charcuterie. A variety of musical performances by local singer-songwriters rounds off everything into a perfect getaway.  MORE >

Mount Holly Food Tour
Saturday, April 27 | 1 PM - 4 PM
Downtown Mount Holly
On The Town Food Tours invites you to take a food journey of Downtown Mount Holly! You'll taste handmade soups from The Robin's Nest, dig into a delicious South American breakfast at Kitchen 87, and eat pub fare from The Local. The tour will also consist of tasting craft beer from Village Idiot Brewing Company. Sample wine and chocolates as you walk through Gallery 72 and Abstract Expressions, filled with contemporary art and fine art photography. To wrap up the tour, there will be a sweet treat at Vincent's Homemade Ice Cream. Reservations must be made in advance.   MORE >

Benjamin Franklin
Saturday, April 27 | 1 PM - 4 PM
Indian King Tavern Museum, Haddonfield
The Friends of the Indian King Tavern Museum present Bill Robling as Benjamin Franklin. Ben Franklin, like High Creighton the first innkeeper at the Indian King Tavern, was noted for promoting active citizenship and community building. Come out and hear Ben Franklin share his thoughts on the role of the founding citizens on the republic. Would you have been considered an engaged citizen?  MORE >

Totally Tenors Opera Gala
Sunday, April 28 | 2 PM - 6 PM
Tomasello Winery, Hammonton
Held in their versatile Vintner's Room, the Opera Gala at Tomasello Winery is a thrilling matinée for the senses featuring fine wines, elegantly prepared cuisine and thoughtfully selected operatic arias. For a sensory experience to savor, the music is complemented by a delicious four-course gourmet dinner prepared by excellent Executive Chef, Jason Hall, who expertly pairs his creations with award-winning wines. Reservations required.  MORE >