Our Weekend Picks: Fun Fall Festivals Galore!

Friday, September 22
The Mercer County Italian American Festival begins tonight at Mercer County Park. Presented by the Italian American Festival Association, the fest includes a ‘food piazza’ with regional Italian restaurants and an Italian Market, along with a Heritage Pavilion with art, entertainment on two stages, kids activities and more! $5, 3-11pm. www.italianamericanfestival.com

What do data and technology tell us about animal migration? At Friday night’s presentation from the D&R Greenway authors James cheshire and Oliver Uberti share what they’ve learned on the subject in a discussion called ‘Where the Animals Go: Tracking Wildlife with Technology.’ Register in advance, 7pm. www.drgreenway.org

Saturday, September 23
For some fall fun, visit Hopewell Elementary School for the annual Harvest Fair. Inflatable rides, a petting zoo, hayrides, contests, treats and more turn the school fields into a fall fest! FREE, 10am-4pm. www.hopewellharvestfair.org

The Princeton Children’s Book Festival has something for every kid! This fest brings more than 80 authors and illustrators to Hinds Plaza, where they’ll meet young readers and autograph books. It’s a do-not-miss, parents! FREE, 11am. www.princetonlibrary.org

Be transported by ‘An Evening with Bollywood’ at the Arts Council of Princeton’s space in the Princeton Shopping Center. Celebrate Indian culture with Bollywood music and dance, fashion, arts & crafts, and food & drink, you’ll be immersed in the experience! FREE, 5-9pm. www.artscouncilofprinceton.org

Sunday, September 24
Which local restaurant makes the best salsa in Princeton? The Salsa and Salsa Cook-Off is your chance to decide, and to make a difference in our community! Benefitting Send Hunger Packing Princeton – a non-profit dedicated to fighting food insecurity for kids in our town – the event also includes a salsa dancing exhibition by the Estilo Dancers. Every adult ticket comes with a handmade bow, custom crafted by potter Adam Welch. $50, 1-3:30pm. www.salsaandsalsa.org

It’s a celebration of Americana at the Historical Society of Princeton’s Updike Farmstead this Sunday with ‘HistoryFest.’ Performances and activities for all ages, a walking tour, the telling of American folk tales, and more are highlights of the day. FREE, 1-4pm. www.princetonhistory.org

Tiger Fans! Come out and support your Princeton Women’s Volleyball team this Friday 9/22 @ 7pm as they face off against Penn! Be sure to get to your seats early for some free cheer gear giveaways! #TigerUp

Friday, September 22nd
Women’s Volleyball vs. Penn @ 7:00pm – Dillon Gymnasium
Men’s Tennis – Ivy Plus Invitational – All Day – Cordish Family Pavilion and Lenz Tennis Center

Saturday, September 23rd
Women’s Soccer vs. Yale @ 4:00pm on Ivy League Network – Myslik Field at Roberts Stadium
Men’s Tennis – Ivy Plus Invitational – All Day – Cordish Family Pavilion and Lenz Tennis Center

Sunday, September 24th
Men’s Tennis – Ivy Plus Invitational – All Day – Cordish Family Pavilion and Lenz Tennis Center

For tickets and info, visit www.GoPrincetonTigers.com/tickets

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