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.

Thursday, Oct. 10

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SCBP Networking: Chamber Night at Village Brewing

The Somerset County Business Partnership will offer another unique networking opportunity, “Networking Night at Village Brewing” a gathering that will provide vibrant connections for building business and enhancing profitability. TAP here for more details.

Township of Franklin 

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the Franklin Township Police department and Township Council will come together to recognize the initiative. TAP here for more details. 

Friday, Oct. 11

Cook’s Market 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Where: The Rutgers Gardens Cook Market

Rutgers Gardens Cook's Market provides a well-managed and organized farm market for both the local farmer/producer and patron. Our aim is to encourage the development of local agricultural and specialty products, as well as promote local economic development and community building through educational and family-friendly activities. Since 2008, the Farmers Market has promoted land stewardship by practicing sustainable growing practices and providing the community nutritious, quality food.

Saturday, Oct. 12

Tricky Tray - Fundraiser 

Second Chance For Animals will hold a fundraising Tricky Tray on Saturday, October 12, 2019, at the Ukrainian Center on Davidson Ave. in Somerset. TAP here for details. 

Somerset Fire & Rescue Company No. 1 - OPEN HOUSE 

TAP here for detail. 

Somerset County 

Somerset County is hosting a Diversity Festival. This event is family-friendly, free and open to the public! There will be ethnic cuisine food vendors, games, facepainting, live music & artist performances, exhibits and materials from different community groups, and interactive stations focusing on diversity and inclusion. TAP here for more details. 

New Brunswick Oktoberfest from 12 to 5 p.m.

Where: New Brunswick City Center

New Brunswick Oktoberfest is a fall celebration of music, food, and community. Enjoy a variety of local and traditional food, craft brews to German beers. Not to mention vendors that will keep your interest. Bring your friends and family. Enjoy an afternoon of music, games, activities, and so much more.

For more information, click here.

Paint Nite: Sunflower Duo at 2 p.m.

Where: On the Border Mexican Grill and Cantina

Grab your friends and eat some delicious Mexican food while unleashing your inner artist at the Original Paint Nite.

Attendees will go from a blank canvas to a masterpiece of their own, with plenty of laughs along the way. Guided by a talented and entertaining artist, painters will be amazed at what they create, and how much fun they have doing it.

For more information and tickets, click here.

Sunday, Oct. 13

Franklin Township Public Library - Bring-Your-Own-Pumpkin Painting for Families

You provide the pumpkins and we'll have the paint ready for this family activity. Bring a box to carry your painted pumpkin home. TAP here for more details. 

Fall Festival from 12 to 4 p.m.

Where: Rutgers Gardens

Join Rutgers for a fun-filled, family-friendly day in the Gardens. Explore the many different areas in the Gardens as you  Trunk or Treat for candy and prizes, play lawn games in the Evergreen Garden with members of the honors/service fraternity Alpha Zeta or stop by the School of Rock “Instrument Petting Zoo” for a chance to pet a real live instrument.

For more information, click here.

Somerset County Tourism’s Weekend Top 10: 

Weekend Top 10: 10.11 to 10.13

1. Weekend Journey Through the Past, Throughout Somerset County

2. Somerset County Diversity Festival, County Administration Building

3. 40th Annual Old Fashioned Country Fair, Fairview Farm Wildlife Preserve

4. Owl Prowl, Duke Farms

5. Around the World Tasting Experience, The Bernards Inn

6. Canal Watch 2020 Calendar Reception, Blackwells Mills Canal House Association

7. Into the Woods, Jr., Villagers Theatre

8. Black Holes, Raritan Valley Community College Planetarium

9. “By the Light of the Moon”, Somerset County Environmental Education Center

10. Brite Nights – Opening Weekend, Wagner Farm Arboretum


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