FLEMINGTON, N.J. – The Filling Station will open again for the season on Friday, May 25.

The Filling Station is the former Hineline gas station at 144 Main St. here. The venue has become a popular summer gathering spot, but was only open on Friday nights last year. This year, it will return to being open both Friday and Saturdays, through Sept. 1.

The borough-owned beer garden features local music and family games on weekends. This will be its third year of operation and its hours will be from 5 to 10 p.m.

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“Everyone wanted Saturdays back, and we listened,” said Ann Meredith, Executive Director of Flemington Community Partnership. With Flemington’s car shows on alternate Saturdays, visitors have one more thing to do as they wander around town and take advantage of restaurants and shopping.

The Filling Station spotlights local musical talent and offers a large tent with picnic tables, umbrellas and outdoor games such as corn hole. Visitors can order food from local restaurants, some of which are featuring special “grab-and-go” menus and delivery service. In addition to beer and wine, nonalcoholic beverages are available at the Filling Station.

Here’s the schedule of musicians so far:

  • May 25: Big Horse Band
  • May 26, Fred’s Landing
  • June 1, Henry Wieczorek
  • June 2, Al Grigg
  • June 9, The Shackers
  • June 16, Fred’s Landing
  • June 22, Moore Brothers Band
  • June 29, Ed Jankiewicz
  • June 30, Coo Coo Cachoo
  • July 7, Ed Jankiewicz
  • July 21, Thomas Johnston
  • July 28, A.K.A.
  • Aug. 18, Big Horse Band
  • Aug. 25, Jeff & Karen Duo
  • Sept. 1, Ed Jankiewicz

Events are held weather permitting. For potential weather-related cancellations, check the Facebook page for “Explore Flemington – Flemington Community Partnership” mid-afternoon on the day of the event.

For more information, visit the FCP website.