SOMERSET, NJ - Do you have plans this weekend?

If you don’t, check out our editor’s picks for some of the best things to do in and around Franklin Township.

BONUS EVENTS - The inaugural Somerville Film Fest is the marquee event this weekend, featuring 48 films at seven venues throughout town, with Opening Night Friday, Oct. 4th, followed by parties and more screenings Oct. 5th and 6th. TAP here for more details. 

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Friday, Oct. 4

Franklin High School - Friday Night Lights! 

Help support the Warriors this Friday at home against Hunterdon Central Regional, at 7 pm at Franklin High School. 

Franklin Township Public Library 

Join film lovers from around the world as we show the finalist films in the MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival, now in its 22nd year.  The festival will screen the 10 best short films submitted from around the world. TAP here for more details. 

Saturday, Oct. 5

Somerset Presbyterian Church - Flea Market

Somerset Presbyterian Church (Franklin Township, Somerset County) will hold our popular Fall Flea Market on Saturday, October 5, 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on the front lawn of the church. TAP here for more detail. 

The Franklin Township Astronomy Club - Solar Party

The Franklin Township Astronomy Club will be set up inside the Snyder’s Farm Fall Festival on Saturday, October 5th, from 11AM-2PM. We will have specially filtered telescopes designed to safely observe the Sun. TAP here for more details. 

Fall Book Sale at 10 a.m.

Where: New Brunswick Free Public Library

The Friends of the New Brunswick Free Public Library will be holding a special fall Book Sale this year! Please note: Only cash and checks are accepted. The sale will be held in the library's community room.

Rutgers Football Game at Home at 12 p.m.

Where: Rutgers Football Stadium

Grab all of the red gear you got and head on over to Busch Campus! The Scarlet Knights will be playing against the University of Maryland Terrapins. Go, Knights!

Sunday, Oct. 6

Hot Dog Sunday 

This is a joint event with the Franklin Food Bank AND the Franklin Township PBA, Local 154. On your way home from your House of Worship, Pop Warner, soccer, shopping, or you just want to stop by and say hello. TAP here for more details. 

New Jersey Film Festival Fall 2019 Screening at 7 p.m.

Where: Voorhees Hall

The Rutgers Film Co-op/New Jersey Media Arts Center and the Rutgers University Program In Cinema Studies presents the New Jersey Film Festival Fall 2019.

“Breaking Their Silence” by Kerry David (Playa Vista, California) will be viewed starting at 7 p.m. Free Parking in Rutgers University lots near the screening space.

Admission: $12 - General, $10 - Students+Senior, and $9 - Rutgers Film Co-op/NJMAC Friends

Somerset County Tourism’s Weekend Top 10: 

Weekend Top 10: 10.4 to 10.6

1. The Lord Stirling 1770s Festival, EEC

2. Tour & Tasting, Sky Acres Winery

3. Birding Big Sit, EEC

4. Weekend in Gladstone: Tailgating & Horse Racing, Natirar Park

5. Fall Wedding Showcase, Bridgewater Manor

6. Coming Home: Jim Rodgers – Artist Reception, Studio 7 Fine Art Gallery

7. Build Your Own Scarecrow, Colonial Park Gardens Stone Cottage

8. Peony Propagation and Garden Design Workshops, Peony’s Envy

9. Farmers Market, Duke Farms

10. VNA Fall Rummage Sale, Far Hills Fairgrounds1. The Lord Stirling 1770s Festival, EEC

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