Summer Nights on the Farm

Summer Nights on the Farm (Hackettstown, NJ)

A neighborhood favorite! Relax and enjoy delicious farm-to-fork food each Friday night in the summer beginning on Friday, June 19th Friday through Friday, September 4th (weather permitting) with your family and friends. Summer Nights on the Farm offers fresh-air fun, great food, live music, and good friends! Scroll down to see our full summer line-up of guest chefs and bands!

Donaldson Farms staff and family create a new a la carte menu each week that you’re sure to love – featuring our freshly-picked fruits and veggies and our famous sweet corn.  Great live music – a new and exciting band or singer each week. The kids will sleep great after pony rides, laser tag, arts & crafts, and lawn games. Other activities include hayrides, duck races, and more. Guest vendors and activities may vary each week. Join us for fresh air fun! See you there! Scroll down for a full season schedule of chefs and live music. Credit cards are accepted.

Summer Nights on the Farm Pet Policy: We respectfully request that you leave your dogs at home while visiting the farm this season. Only service/guide dogs will be permitted. We greatly appreciate your understanding and cooperation. 

Summer Nights on the Farm Children Policy: Children should be supervised by an adult at all times! Unattended children should not be unattended


—> Dinner 5-9pm | Music 6-9pm
—> BYO lawn chairs, picnic blankets, adult beverages
—> NO outside food, please – food sales make it possible to offer free entry to the event
—> Children should be supervised at all times, especially small children
—> Credit Cards accepted at all registers – some vendors may be cash only

SAMPLE FEATURE MENU – menu changes each week
All menu items are also available a la carte

–> Appetizer: Steamed Clams w/ butter
–> Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Pickled Mustard Seed
–> Donaldson Farms Sweet Corn
–> Donaldson Farms Eggplant
–> Donaldson Farms Grilled Zucchini
–> Peach Chutney made w/ Donaldson Farms Peaches
–> Tossed Salad with our own lettuce, broccoli and grape tomoatoes

Vegetarian Option: Portobello Mushroom Sandwich

Light Fare & Kid’s Menu:

Chicken Tenders, Hot Dogs, and Macaroni & Cheese, and our own Sweet Corn!
Desserts: Apple Pie a la mode, peach milkshakes, peach and vanilla ice cream, ice-cream novelties
Payment Methods: Cash or Credit Card

BYO lawn chairs, picnic blankets and adult beverages

2020 Event Details

WHEN: Most Friday,evenings starting June 19th, through September 4th, 20120 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. See below for the full schedule
(NO Summer Nights on Friday, July 3rd, July 17th and August 7th, 2020. 
(cancellations for extreme weather will be announced)

COST: Dinner is offered as a full plate price (varies weekly depending on the menu) and a la carte. Light Fare/Children’s menu of mac & cheese, chicken tenders, and hot dogs are also available. A ‘Pie of the Week’, milkshakes made with our berries or peaches and vanilla ice cream is available.

Menus are posted on Wednesday or Thursday prior to the event. Why do we wait so close to the event date to post our menu? Because our menu is truly ‘farm to fork’ and created based on the best availability of our fruits and vegetables picked fresh for you!  You may bring your own lawn chairs or picnic blanket. No outside food, please.

MENU & ENTERTAINMENT: View our Events Calendar for details of each week’s menu and activities.

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2020 Summer Nights on the Farm Live Music Lineup

2020 Summer Nights on the Farm lineup – guest chefs will be announced soon!

Friday, June 19 – Bombed Opera Band – chef TBD
Friday, June 26 – Trevor B. Power Band – chef TBD
Friday, July 3 – No event due to Independence Day holiday
Friday, July 10 – 80’s Nigth w/ The Emmulators Band – chef TBD
Friday, July 17 – No Summer Nights due to our 1st Annual Sweet Corn & Music Festival on Saturday, July 18 and Sunday, July 19
Friday, July 24 – The Noble Bros. Band – chef TBD
Friday, July 31 – The Atlanta Cafe Band – chef Michaek Skolimowsky of Minebrook Golf Club
Friday, August 7 – No Summer Nights due to the 2nd Annual Arc Food Truck Fest on Saturday, August 8th
Friday, August 14 – Dirty Blondes Band – chef TBD
Friday, August 21 – Jeff Bellfy & Co. Band – chef TB
Friday, August 28 – Mudfoot Band – chef TBD
Friday, September 4 – TBD