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.

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Friday, June 8

The 1950s are out, and change is in the air! Hairspray, winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, is a family-friendly musical, piled bouffant-high with laughter, romance and deliriously tuneful songs.

Hairspray at Villagers Theatre (Opening Night)

Saturday, June 9

The 2018 Franklin Township Community Farmers Market is returning with its mission of supporting Franklin Township and New Jersey agriculture! The Market, with its carefully curated mix of produce and specialty vendors, was the 2017 winner of the Healthier Somerset Award!

Community Farmers Market

Last week the Franklin High School Project Graduation team announced the line up for its first ever Food Truck Festival scheduled for June 9, from 11 am to 6 pm at Franklin High School, 500 Elizabeth Avenue, in Somerset.

First Franklin Food Truck Festival (UPDATE)

Somerset County Park Commission Colonial Park Gardens will be celebrating “Rose Day Festival.” The event will be held at the Rudolf W. van der Goot Rose Garden at 156 Mettlers Road, Colonial Par, Lot A, Somerset.

Rose Day Festival at Colonial Park

Snyder's Farm is hosting their first U-Pick strawberry and movie night on the farm June 9th. Come on out and kick off the summer with strawberry picking, family-friendly activities, Snyder's signature jar good tasting, firepits, food and finish the night off with a movie on the front lawn. Get all the details at

Snyder's Farm Family U-Pick & Movie

Jewelry from the most popular eras from the 1800's to present day will be on display on Saturday, June 9, 2018 from 10-6pm.

Admission is free and registration is recommended and includes entry into a drawing for a $500 vintage jewelry giveaway.  

Venus Jewelers - Vintage Jewelry Sale

Sunday, June 10

Award winning guitarist Brian Betz joins baritone saxophonist Denis DiBlasio.  DiBlasio directs the jazz program at Rowan University - he is a world renown musician and loves to teach audiences new things about jazz. 

Concert: Brian Betz Jazz Quartet featuring Denis DiBlasio


Somerset County Tourism’s Weekend Top 10: 

Weekend Top 10: 6.7 to 6.10

1. Rose Day Festival, Rudolf W. Van Der Goot Rose Garden

2. Ink & Pulp Annual Benefit, Frontline Arts

3. Hairspray – Opening Weekend, Villagers Theatre

4. Yoga in the Park, Jacobus Vanderveer House & Museum

5. Somerset County 4-H Trainmasters Annual Spring Show, Ted Blum 4-H Center

6. Native Plant Sale, Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary

7. Friday Night Picnics (Last One!), Peony’s Envy

8. Summer Stage, Downtown Somerville

9. Focus on Ferns, Leonard J. Buck Garden

10. Farm to Table Market, Duke Farms

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