Activities

Tour: Waterloo Village Grounds
ALL WEEKEND: 10am—4pm

Walking tours of the Historic Village are available courtesy of the New Jersey State Park Service.

Tour: Waterloo Village Historic Buildings
ALL WEEKEND: 10am—4pm
The New Jersey State Park Service and the Canal Society of New Jersey will have the following buildings open and staffed with knowledgeable guides during the festival: Grist Mill, Blacksmith Shop, Smith’s Store, Rutan’s Cabin and the Canal Society Museum.

Tour: Winakung—The Lenape Village at Waterloo
ALL WEEKEND: 10am—4pm
The New Jersey State Park Service will have the recreated Lenape Village open throughout the two-day festival. Explore this historic area at your leisure.

Adventure: Camping
SATURDAY ONLY: Overnight
Stay overnight and relax! Enjoy sleeping in the outdoors under the stars at Wa- terloo. Limited spaces available. First come, first serve. Reservations recommended. $25 per camping site. (Location: Waterloo Concert Field—Front)

Adventure: Kayaking
ALL WEEKEND: 11am—4pm
The Musconetcong Watershed Association is offering kayak rides
on Tilcon Lake. They provide the kayaks, paddle, personal flotation devices (PFDs) and instruction. $5 donation requested. (Meet at Musconetcong booth by the festival entrance to schedule your adventure.)

Adventure: Hiking (Self-Guided)
ALL WEEKEND: 11am—4pm
Enjoy the Highlands Trail with a moderate hike ascending to a scenic overlook, to enjoy dramatic views of the Musconetcong Valley, including Waterloo, lakes and surrounding mountains. Steep, rocky terrain requires appropriate footwear and reasonably good physical condition. (Approximately two miles round trip. )

Adventure: Fishing
ALL WEEKEND: Ongoing
Bring your fishing rod and try your luck out on the lake! Must have a
valid license to fish the fresh waters of New Jersey. (Location: Tilcon Lake; near Waterloo Concert Field )

Adventure: Learn Fly Casting
ALL WEEKEND: Ongoing
Ramsey Outdoor offers fly casting instruction throughout the festival. Learn cast- ing techniques from experts. (Location: Ramsey Outdoor Booth, Concert Field)

Adventure: Biking (Self-guided)
ALL WEEKEND: Ongoing
Grab your bike and travel around the Waterloo area! Take the scenic route from
the Concert Field to Waterloo Village.

Animals: Carriage Rides
ALL WEEKEND: 11am—4pm
Enjoy relaxing horse drawn-carriage rides along the lovely waterfront in Historic Waterloo Village. Operated by Fountaine Farm. Carriage rides are $5. (Meet at foot of staircase, main entrance to Waterloo Village).

Animals: Border Collies Demonstrations
SATURDAY ONLY: 1pm; 2:15pm; 5pm; 6:45pm
Watch the corralling of sheep by border collies. Led by Gene Sheninger, who among many accomplishments was a dog handler for the USA Team during the 2008 World Trials in Llandeiolo, Wales.
(Location: Waterloo Concert Field)

Animals: Working Retriever Demonstrations
SUNDAY ONLY: 1pm & 3:15pm
Watch demos and learn more about the quality of breeding and field testing of hunting retrievers. Led by Jim Bevere of the Hudson Highlands Hunting Retriever Association. (Location: Waterloo Concert Field)

Animals: Pony Rides
SATURDAY ONLY: Ongoing
Take a pony ride out in the field! Great chance to begin learning how to ride or brush up on your skills! Operated by A Little Red Riding School.
Pony rides are $5. (Location: Waterloo Concert Field)

Animals: Rizzo’s Reptile Discovery
SATURDAY & SUNDAY: 11:15 am
Our team of animal experts brings laughter and learning through our renowned reptile and wildlife programs. Our goal is to show the world the magic and excitement that reptiles have to offer. Whether you are passionate about reptiles or just curious, Rizzo’s Reptiles provides an entertaining and exciting show for kids of all ages. Dominic Rizzo, Rizzo’s Reptile Discovery sponsored by Morris County Clean Communities (Location: Mini-Stage, Concert Field)

Animals: Goats, Alpacas and Fiber Preparation Display
ALL WEEKEND: Ongoing
Treasure Grove Ranch Alpacas and Aisling Farm Goats join to demonstrate the process of preparing raw fiber, through creating yarn and making end products. (Location: Waterloo Concert Field)

Demo: Blacksmithing
ALL WEEKEND: 11am—4pm
Check out the amazing skills demonstrated by our metalsmiths. See iron and steal forged into objects with tools used to hammer, bend and cut new dimensions. Lead by Richard Brusco. (Location: Waterloo Village)

Demo: Basket Weaving
ALL WEEKEND: Ongoing
Watch as beautiful multi-purpose handmade baskets are woven. Demonstrations by Pinelands Folk Music and Basketry Center. (Location: Waterloo Concert Field)

Demo: Simpatico Fiber
SATURDAY & SUDAY: Ongoing
Beautiful wearable fiber art items! Stop by and see Simpatico Fiber Collective demonstrate how it is done. (Location: Concert Field)

Workshop: The Silent Majority: Moths of NJ
SATURDAY ONLY: 8pm
Did you know there are 110,000 species of moth worldwide? And +/- 2,000 in NJ alone? Learn the basics of moth biology and cool factoids about individual species. Plus understand the tools necessary to spend a little nocturnal time enjoying these nighttime jewels for yourselves. Presented by Blaine Rothauser, BR Environmental, LLC (Meet at shuttle stop.)

Workshop: Solar 101
SATURDAY: 3:30pm & SUNDAY: 4:45pm
Learn the basics about how solar energy can benefit you. Cost effective solar solutions will be discussed by RGS Energy. (Presentations located at Mini-Stage, Concert Field)

Workshop: Return to Nature
SUNDAY ONLY: 2pm
Take a plant walk with Dan De Lion! Learn about herbalism and foraging, as well as organic herbal goods, such as salves, teas, chocolates, etc. $10 donations suggested. (Meet at Return to Nature Booth)

Workshop: Photo Walk
SUNDAY ONLY: 10am
Bring your camera for Photo Walk Workshop and join expert photographer Dwight Hiscano as he explores the forests and waterways surrounding Waterloo Village. Tips will help bring your images to the next level. Learn the best uses on any equipment from an iphone to an 8x10. This session will sharpen your image! Cost $15. (Meet at entrance to Kayaking, Waterloo Concert Field)

Kids: Children’s Corner
ALL WEEKEND: Ongoing
Enjoy a plethora of various kids activities over in our Children’s Corner! Be sure to check out the sack races, photo opportunities, games, prizes and much more! (Location: Concert Field)

Kids: Children’s Yoga
SATURDAY ONLY: Ongoing
Get your stretch on in the outdoors with a yoga class rooted in our local ecology. Information about animals, insects and plants are connected to the movements. See posted signage in field for schedule. Classes presented by Christy Evers. (Location: Children’s Corner, Mini-Stage)

Kids: Science and Nature with Kaleidoscope Enrichment
SATURDAY & SUNDAY: Ongoing
Get up close and personal with an unseen world of microscopic water animals, wiggly worms, creepy decomposers, amazing plant life and more! Learn about our ecosystem with Kaleidoscope Enrichment. (Location: Children’s Corner)

Kids: Critter and Litter Craft Workshop
SUNDAY ONLY: Ongoing
Make clay tracks of wildlife in our bioregion and learn how litter affects our local wildlife through this program. Clean Communities “Thanks you for not littering.” Hands-On Fun with Environmental Educators, Diana and Mike Dove of Dove Environmental Education. Sponsored by Morris County Clean Communities. (Location: Children’s Corner)

Kids: Morely the Magician
SUNDAY ONLY: Ongoing
Kids gather around! Magic is in the air with the arrival of Morely and his apprentices, who will leave children and adults mystified with their presentations. See posted signage in field for schedule. (Location: Children’s Corner; Mini Stage)

Kids: Hula Hooping
SUNDAY ONLY: Ongoing
Get your twist on! Check out the hula hoop performances by the Spirit Hoopers from Whirled Revolution and learn some new skills to improve your moves. (Location: Children’s Corner)

Kids: Poster Making
ALL WEEKEND: Ongoing
Be creative! Use your art skills to make posters demonstrating the importance of protecting our environment. Materials provided by Sierra Club—Skylands Group. (Location: Sierra Club Booth)

Kids: Balloon Blower
ALL WEEKEND: Ongoing
Be amazed at balloon blowing! Check out the fun with Peter Butler. (Location: Children’s Corner)

Kids: EaZy Bubbles
ALL WEEKEND: Ongoing
Watch awesome bubble-making solution demonstrations. Learn how easy it is to create the biggest bubbles ever! (Location: Children’s Corner)

Art: Live Installation
SATURDAY: Ongoing
Watch artist David D. Oquendo create original artwork influenced by our natural environment during the festival. (Location: Concert Field)

Art: Exhibition & Contest
SUNDAY: 11am—4pm
Take a look at the work submitted by artists to our juried art and photography contest. The winners work will later be displayed at the Morris Museum. (Location: Mule Barn, Waterloo Village)

Art: Highlands Films
SUNDAY: 11am—4pm
Watch the glorious short film, Highlands Rediscovered, produced by Robert Szuter for NJN. See a montage of the beautiful photographs submitted by artists. View aerial video footage of the Highlands Region created by Dwight Hiscano and Peter Hiscano. (Location: Mule Barn, Waterloo Village)

Travel: Shuttle Between Concert Field & Village
SATURDAY & SUNDAY: 11am—4pm
Hiking and biking not for you? Don’t worry about moving your car! Take a shuttle ride between Waterloo Concert Field and Waterloo Village. Departs every 15 minutes. (Locations: Outside Ticket Booth, Concert Field Entrance & Parking Lot, Village Entrance)