Nancy Breitenbach was one of many volunteers who decorated Flemington for fall on Sept. 21, 2018 with seasonal decorations. Many fall activities are planned within the historic borough. (Photo by Kristen Cook)
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Come Love Flemington This Fall
– Music, Art, Farmers’ Markets and More –

Flemington, N.J. — As the leaves begin to change in Hunterdon’s historic county seat, Flemington is getting dressed for fall, celebrating the season with an action-packed fall calendar with much to do throughout the borough.

“Flemington is regional hub for a host of creative, fun and exciting activities this fall. The lineup includes concerts, community day, Beerfest, trunk show, town-wide yard sale, Halloween activities and Oktoberfest,” said the Flemington Community Partnership’s Executive Director, Ann Meredith. “Enjoy the cooler weather while exploring historic Flemington.”

Visitors can learn more about the history of the borough through the self guided walking tour. Brochures are available at the informational kiosk on Main Street.

If visitors need to take a break, they can have a seat in one of the many Adirondack chairs scattered throughout the borough. Each one is uniquely painted by local artists.

Events:

Sept 29 — Flemington Rotary BeerFest , 12 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Liberty Village. Craft beer from local brewers, live music and food vendors. VIP session, noon-1 p.m. $50. General session, $40, designated driver, $10. FlemingtonRotaryNJ.org .

Sept 29 — Raritan Township Community Day , 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Lenape Park. Food trucks, DJ, dunk tank, walkabout hot air balloon, fire company burn demonstration, fire trucks, helicopter, cornhole tournament, bands, cheerleading, robotics, giveaways and contests. Free admission and parking.

Sept. 29 — Jazz Show featuring Miki Yamanaka Trio, 7:30 p.m., Flemington DIY, 90 Main St., $15, FlemingtonDIY.org/jazz

Sept. 30 — High Tea & Harmony Fall Concert, 3 p.m., Hunterdon Harmonizers with NJWOMENSONG. Mine Street and Stangl Rd., Flemington

Oct 2-7 — Fall Trunk Show and Sample Sale, 10am-8pm, Sage Boutique, 124 Main Street, Flemington. Biannual sale featuring manufacturer’s clothing samples, giveaways, and discounted prices.

Oct. 5-7 — Oktoberfest , Lone Eagle Brewing, Stangl Rd., live music, German food, crafts and a biergarten with new beer releases from Lone Eagle. Check loneeaglebrewing.com for times.

Oct 6 -7 — Annual Town-Wide Yard Sale , 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Located throughout Flemington.

Oct 7 — 2018 Main Street Half Marathon of Hunterdon , starts at 8 a.m. “From Mill to Main” beginning in Clinton and ending in Flemington at the Oktoberfest celebration. Visit www.mainstreetmarathon.com for registration and more information.

Oct 9 — Tibetan Monks of Gaden Shartse  return to Flemington for a series of events including a Workshop at Paint Party Studio. More info on  Flemington Rocks Facebook page . Click  here  to reserve tickets for the workshop.

Oct. 10. — Art and Antiques Appraisal Day , 3-6 p.m., Flemington Free Public Library,118 Main Street with expert appraisers from Rago Arts and Auction Center. Guests may bring up to two items. No fee. Registration required. Call or email for more information, 908.782.5733 flemingtonlibrary@gmail.com

Oct. 12 Trunk or Treat & Movie Night, Chirp WorkSHOP, 26 Fulper Rd., Flemington. 6 p.m., "Trunk-Or-Treat" in Turntable Junction from 6 to 7:45 p.m., then walk over to Chirp's lawn for a kid-friendly Halloween Movie Night starting at 8. Movie guests pay $10 per family, popcorn included. Little guests will get a special Halloween giveaway. Movie to be announced. Visit Chirp Workshop’s Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/chirpworkshop/

Oct. 13 — The Doughboys Concert , 6 p.m., Stangl Stage. For ticket information, www.stanglstage.com

Oct. 13 — Sasha Berliner Vibes Quartet , 7:30 p.m. Flemington DIY, 90 Main St., $15. FlemingtonDIY.org

Oct. 13 — Museum Tours & Pumpkin Painting , 1-4 p.m., Samuel Fleming House, 5 Bonnell St., Flemington. Samuelfleminghouse.org

Oct. 14 — Flemington Flea , 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Discover antiques, treasures and finds on Main Street, Stangl Road and sidewalks sales throughout town. Live music and great eateries. Indoor venues will be open rain or shine, www.exploreflemington.com

Oct. 14 — Hunterdon County Society Book Sale, 9 to 3 p.m., Rare and unusual books of every kind for sale. HCHS headquarters 114, Main Street, http://hunterdonhistory.org/

Oct. 19 — Tween/Teen Scary Stories Night , 7 p.m., 26 Fulper Rd., Flemington. Visit Chirp Workshop’s Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/chirpworkshop/

Oct. 19 — Empty Bowl Fundraiser for Flemington Area Food Pantry, 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m., St. Magdalen Catholic Church, 105 Mine St. Take home a handmade bowl after eating lunch that includes soup, salad, bread and homemade dessert. Tickets $25 at the door or online at http://flemingtonfoodpantry.org/empty-bowl.

Oct. 21 — Spooktacular , 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Chirp Workshop, 26 Fulper Rd., Halloween magic show. Make "zombie bears,” do pumpkin hunting. Costume contest for kids and pets, games, prizes. $30/child. Visit Chirp Workshop on Facebook. 

Oct 27 — Shoppes at Flemington Spooktacular Celebration , starting at 11 a.m. Trick or treating store to store, prizes and great fun for kids and adults. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Oct 28 — Flemington Fine Artisans Show , 10am-4pm, Stangl Factory. A biannual show and sale of exceptional handmade art and crafts by outstanding area artists. www.FlemingtonFineArtisansShow.com

Nov 4-9 — Taste of Flemington Fall Restaurant Week, Special three-course prix-fixe dinner menus, with specials for lunch and breakfast. Take-out specials too. Dinner reservations strongly recommended. Hours vary by restaurant, see exploreflemington.com

Nov. 15-18 — Open Studio with Guest Artists , Small Joys Studio, 150 Main St., www.SmallJoysStudio.com

Nov 17-18, 23-25 — North Pole Express on the Black River and Western Railroad, 80 Stangl Rd., Flemington. Get into the holiday spirit with Santa, his elves and Mrs. Claus. Meet Santa and receive a gift. Refreshments and family photo at the photo booth. Tickets sell out fast. Details and pricing on www.blackriverrailroad.com

Nov. 22 — CEA Johanna Farms Turkey Trot, 9:30 a.m. (race start) on Main Street. Holiday tradition said to be the largest of its kind in the state. 5K run and 2-mile fitness walk. Flemington United Methodist Church will have a gratitude graffiti wall on its lawn (Main and Maple) for racers and spectators. Register for the race at https://runsignup.com/CEATurkeyTrot .

Nov 24-25 — 49 th Annual Antiques Show and Sale , 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 11/24, and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 11/25, Hunterdon Central Regional High School Commons, 22 Junction Road. Proceeds support athletic scholarships and programs at the school. Info: sites.google.com/view/hunterdonantiqueshow

Nov 24 — Shop Small Saturday. Kick off the shopping season by supporting small businesses in the community. Great deals, giveaways, holiday music and kids’ activities. www.exploreflemington.com

Dec. 8 Olli Soikkeli and Cesar Garabini Concert , 7:30 p.m., Flemington DIY, 90 Main St., $15. Flemingtondiy.org

Recurring Events (Free unless otherwise noted)

Art in the Garden, Saturdays in September, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Flemington Free Public Library. One or two artists paint “en plein air,” weather permitting. Meet local artists and discuss their work. For more information, call Chris at 908- 782-9650.

Farmers’ Markets, Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Stangl Factory, Stangl Rd. and Mine St.; Sundays, Dvoor Farm, 111 Mine Road, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., hunterdonlandtrust.org.

Fiber Freaks , Knitters, crocheters, quilters, weavers and other fiber art, 90 Main St., Mondays, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m., FlemingtonDIY.org
HackHunterdon Meetups , last Thursday of every month, 7 p.m., Lone Eagle Brewing, Stangl Rd., Flemington.

Live Music at Grateful Bites , Saturdays and Sundays 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Grateful Bites 42 Route 12.

Print Club, Print your own T-shirts or posters, 90 Main St., Mondays, 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., $10, preregistration not necessary. www.FlemingtonDIY.org .

Pumpkin Trains begin Sept. 29 and run every weekend through October, from Flemington to Pumpkin Junction at Everitt Farms, where free activities include a corn maze, wagon rides, petting zoo, music and games. Pumpkins can be picked and purchased for an additional fee. Prices start at $14 for children 3 to11.  www.blackriverrailroad.com

True Voice Project, community choir, Wednesdays 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. www.FlemingtonDIY.org .

Tai Chi , Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., 90 Main St, Guy.DeRosa@verizon.net or FlemingtonDIY.org. $5 donation.

Museum tours , Samuel Fleming House, 5 Bonnell St., 6-7 p.m., 2 nd Saturday of the month, 1-4 p.m., www.samuelfleminghouse.org , 908-782-4607.

Wednesday Night Walks, (bring your dog), 79 Main Street, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Leisurely stroll through borough streets, Barkley’s Gourmet Marketplace, www.barkleysgourmet.com or 908-751-5452.

For more information visit www.exploreflemington.org .The Flemington Community Partnership is a non-profit organization dedicated to building a thriving business community for all to enjoy .

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Volunteers get Flemington ready for fall on Sept. 21, 2018 with seasonal decorations. Many fall activities are planned within the historic borough. (Photo by Kristen Cook)
Visitors learn about the history of Flemington thanks to the newly launched self-guided walking tour. Many fall activities are planned within the historic borough. (Photo by Kristen Cook)