FLEMINGTON, N.J. – Jersey tomatoes, sweet home-grown corn and local craft beers will be featured at the annual Corn, Tomato and Beer Festival here from noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4.
Flemington Community Partnership, which is organizing the event, expect several thousand people to attend the festival that also includes food contests, music and dozens of artisans and vendors on Stangl Road.
The street will be closed to traffic all afternoon.
Farm-to-table restaurants, family-style seating and multiple stages with live music, are going to make “great fun for everyone, in the corn and tomato capital of the U.S.A.,” said FCP executive director Ann Meredith in a press release.
The two stage, day-long music portion of the event will be capped off by a main stage concert from 5 to 8 p.m., with headliner CC Coletti, known for her rocking duets with Meat Loaf on his worldwide tours.
The event includes a Ninja Warrior Course with Meiling Huang of TV’s “American Ninja Warrior: Ninja vs. Ninja.”
The festival will also have activities for kids, including a rock climbing wall, petting zoo, free rides on an antique fire truck, bounce houses, magicians, corn shucking and other contests, and a visit from Paw Patrol characters.
Other event highlights include a drone stunt show and the “big reveal” of 40 Adirondack chairs built by Hunterdon County Polytech students and painted by local artisans for future display around Flemington.
Although the festival is free, some events require a $5 donation to the Flemington Fire Department, which provides access to all kids' activities.