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October Events and Activities

Daily Wine Tours

Daily

Experience our complimentary daily guided tour of our Wine Spectator Grand Award-winning Wine Cellar at Restaurant Latour.

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Trap and Skeet Shooting

Wednesdays thru Sundays

Test your skills at our new trap and skeet range, located in nearby Wantage NJ, with shuttle service from the Resort. 

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Paint and Sip

Friday Evenings in October 

Amaze yourself as you create your own masterpiece with hands-on guidance from local artist, Susan Roessner. Enjoy a stress free enviornment filled with fun, friends, laughter and creativity. We supply everything necessary for your success, including the wine! 

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TreEscape

Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays

TreEscape Aerial Adventure Ropes Courses is a unique blend of wooden platforms built high in the trees and connected by exhilarating combinations of rope walks, obstacles, climbing elements and zip lines all located in a beautiful forested setting. 

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Action Packed Activities

Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays

Tag, you're it! Let loose and laugh your way through 2 amazingly fun action-packed activities at Minerals Hotel. From the outrageous game of laser tag or the new sport of Archery Tag, come to the fun zone and play!

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Fencing

Saturdays and Sundays

Dueling with swords may seem like an activity reserved for pirates and knights, but with safe disciplined coaching at Crystal Springs, your child’s dream of sword fighting can become a reality!

Crystal Springs’ fencing Maestros come from Point and Touch, a group comprised of active NCAA Champions and Olympians - offering an unforgettable experience as your child experiences one of history’s greatest sports.

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Pumpkin Decorating

Every Saturday 

Get ready to be creative! Every Saturday in October at Grand Cascades Lodge, have a blast decorating the perfect Halloween pumpkin! The kid's will love decorating their very own pumpkin to bring home!

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Great Pumpkin Festival

Saturday's & Sunday's
September 16 - November 5

Meander up Route 94 to Heaven Hill Farm this fall and experience fun for the whole family! Open weekends through November 5, enjoy over 30 fun filled activities including pumpkin patch corn maze, arts & crafts, carnival rides & more!

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Animal Educators

Every Saturday

Join us for an hour of fun every Saturday at Grand Cascades Lodge with animal experts from Eyes of the Wild, Rizzo's Reptile Discovery and Space Farms Zoo.  

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Mixology Educators

Every Saturday

Join our Resort Mixologists to learn how to create the perfect cocktail for the season!  Focusing on a different topic each week, learn the history of the alcohol and how to properly utilize it into a cocktail. 

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Caramel Apple Dipping

Select Saturdays in October (21 and 28)

Sugar and spice and everything nice! Caramel apples are a fall favorite - let's make our own! Join us in the Lobby of Grand Cascades Lodge to decorate caramel apples just the way you like them! 

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Farm Tours

Every Sunday

This educational tour will take guests to nearby Vernon Valley Farm, where young, modern farmers (Kirk and Christina Stephens) utilize nature's synergies to create a fully sustainable farm. Guests will enjoy a hay wagon guided tour of the farm, interact with various farm animals and harvest fresh fruit or vegetables in season. Vernon Valley Farm consists of over 270 acres, with exquisite views of our area.

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Wine Tasting with the Sommelier

Every Sunday

Enjoy an informative wine education discussion with our Resort Sommelier, including Q&A, basic wine and food pairings, tricks of the trade, glassware usage, and decanting. Tasting of one white and one red wine included in the Bordeaux Room of the Wine Cellar.

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Local Apple Picking

Select Dates 

Fall is upon us, which means its time to hit one of the great local farms in our area to pick-your-own apples for the perfect family bonding experience! 

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Fishing and Archery

Select Weekdays in October

Join us for complimentary guided fishing and archery on select weekdays in October at our Crystal Springs Quarry. 

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Warwick Applefest

Sunday, October 1, 2017


Just a short 20 minute drive from the Resort is home to the Warwick Applefest. The festival attracts over 30,000 visitors and features over 200 craft vendors, dozens of food vendors, music, entertainment, children's carnival, farmers' market and more! An event not to be missed!

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Shaun T

Saturday October 7, 2017

Fitness icon and motivational mastermind, Shaun T is back - Jersey Style! Join us at Minerals Sports Club for an unforgettable morning!

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Harvest, Honey & Garlic Festival

Saturday, October 7, 2016

The Sussex County Harvest, Honey & Garlic Festival is a celebration of agritourism, ecotourism, arts and heritage and will take place at the Sussex County Fairgrounds in Augusta, NJ. The Festival will have local artisans, displays and info highlighting northern New Jersey's open spaces and history. There will be activities like pumpkin painting and crafts for the kids and vendors for adults.

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Salazar Magic

Saturday, October 7

Join Anthony Salazar at Grand Cascades Lodge for a carefully blended performance filled with magic, comedy and audience participation.   

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The Bird Dinner

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Join us for a special Collaboration Dinner with Chef Anthony Bucco & Chef David Viana, Partner/Executive Chef of Heirloom Kitchen, Old Bridge, NJ.

This autumn night will be complimented by 3 substantial family style courses, featuring each chef's unique preparations of different birds and seasonal vegetables. 

Our bar-keeps will be customizing coctails with Black Dirt Applejack, while Naked Flock Hard Ciders and table wines from Alba Vineyard will flow free! A dinner experience you don't want to miss!

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Magician Jay Mattioli

Saturday, October 14, 2017

As seen on America's Got Talent, Jay brings his hip style to Grand Cascades Lodge for an evening that will make your mind disappear into the world of magic!

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Women Connecting Through Golf

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Crystal Springs is proud to host the 1st Annual Women - Connecting Through Golf event at Black Bear Golf Club. We have teamed up with Adaptive Golfers and the 'One Handed Lady Golfer" to present a fabulous day for both skilled female golfers as well as the new golfer who wishes to build her business and social contacts through the game of golf. Benefiting the Adaptive Golfers Organization.

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Brain Wash Game Show

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Join us at Grand Cascades Lodge for a night that will certainly make you laugh! Brain Wash Game Show is here to see just how much you and your family know about all different types of trivia.

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SOAR: Fearlessly to New Heights

October 27 and 28, 2017

Join fellow professional women on Friday evening and all day Saturday at Minerals Hotel for a celebration of women's unique talents, creativity and multidimensional approach to life, family, business and the arts - a first step to create a source of renewal and rejuvenation for active women in a demanding world. 

The conference includes 10 life changing workshops and features renowned speakers and authors Dr. Laurie Nadel, Lucinda Cross and Blaise Gomez. 

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Jack-O-Lantern Walk

Friday, October 27, 2017

Join us for a frighteningly good time!  Crystal Springs Resort has invited talented Art Students from all over our county to participate in our second annual Jack-O-Lantern carving contest.  The students have been hard at work masterfully creating unique pumpkins and now it's time for you to come out and enjoy their work, vote for your favorite and cheer them on!

The Jack-O-Lanterns will remain on display for the Halloween weekend. 

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Halloween Spooktacular

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Minerals Hotel's Annual Halloween Bash is back!  Dress up and join the party in Kites Restaurant.  Halloween beverage specials and snacks, prizes for sexiest, scariest, most creative costumes as well as best couple.   

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Mentalist John Graham

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Grand Cascades Lodge invites you to join us for an evening of magic, mind reading and miracles with John Graham. 

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