After taking a year off due to the pandemic, the 17th Sourland Mountain Festival will be held on Saturday, July 23 from 3 to 8:30 p.m. at Unionville Vineyards, 9 Rocktown Road, Ringoes.

The festival celebrates music, local food and drink, and family fun all with a spectacular view. There will also be craft vendors and services.

According to the festival website:

The Sourland Mountain Festival is hosted by the Sourland Conservancy, a non-profit organization that works to protect the Sourland Mountain region. The 90-square-mile Sourland region is home to the largest contiguous forest in Central New Jersey. The sparsely populated area includes parts of Somerset, Hunterdon and Mercer counties, and encompasses a complex ecosystem of forest, wetlands and grasslands.

New Jersey musical artists featured at this year's festival include The Outcrops, Rainbow Fresh and James Popik and Supernova.

There will be a “Cool Critters” area; according to Patch.com, some of the featured animals include alpacas, bees, turtles, and snakes.

There is also a VIP experience available for $125:

The iconic, Zagat-rated Ryland Inn will once again be providing our VIP Service at the 2022 Sourland Mountain Festival. Local craft beers, wine and light snacks will be available throughout the day with a wonderful full buffet meal provided during the evening, using locally-sourced and responsibly grown products.

The rest of the admission pricings is: $30 for adult (online- $40 at the door); $10 for ages 12-18 ($15 at the door), and under 12- free.

The event will be held rain or shine.

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