Hello Monmouth County,

If you work a regular Monday through Friday workweek, the weekends are so important to you. It seems that we often let our tiredness from the workweek prevent us from doing anything on the weekends. Trust me, I get it. There are one hundred chores to do all the time and you are exhausted- with good reason too.

It’s actually important to have fun! In this article by Travis Bradberry in Forbes, successful people (like the CEO of Zillow) “schedule micro-adventures” for the weekend.

I am here to help you plan a successful weekend micro-adventure in Monmouth County on a budget.


New Jersey Makers Day in Monmouth County


Fri. 3/22 & Sat 3/23

Various Locations & Times

NJ Makers Day is a statewide festival celebrating arts, sciences, and culture. There are 300 different event sites ranging from schools to libraries. Twelve of these sites are located in Monmouth County such as Bayshore Middle School, Red Bank Public Library, etc. To find the location closest to you, visit https://njmakersday.org/index.php/sitelocations/


New Jersey Craft Beer Tasting Contest


Sat. 3/23 7 PM – 12 AM

Mainbrook Tavern (90 Wilson Ave, Englishtown, NJ

Flying Fish Brewing Company from Somerdale, NJ and Cape May Brewing Co. battle to be named the best brewery. Get good drinks and support local businesses: $5 pints & $2 tasters for all beers from each brewery.


Sugar Shack Tour, Tasting & Tractor Ride


Sat. 3/23 & Sun. 3/24 12 PM – 5 PM

Happy Day Farm 106 Iron Ore Road, Manalapan, NJ

Attendees take a tractor ride of the 130-acre farm, lend a hand in the maple tree tapping process, and see how sap is finally produced into our delicious maple syrup. $3.00 per person, children under two are free


Yoga with Goats

Sat. 3/23 9 AM

Liberty Haven Farm 2800 Lakewood Allenwood Rd

This event is the priciest on the list at $30 per person but the admission price goes towards helping fund the animal sanctuary. Considering what a unique experience it is and that you will be helping charity, I think it’s a great deal. Plus, think of how great it would be to go into work Monday and tell everyone you did yoga with goats over the weekend! Purchase tickets here http://www.libertyhavenfarm.com/fundraisers/yoga-fundraiser/


If you want more recommendations, check out my other blog posts