FLEMINGTON, NJ - Flemington’s premier agriculture event, the Corn & Tomato Festival will return to the borough on Sunday, Aug. 6.
Since its inception in 2014, the Corn & Tomato Festival has energized the Flemington area with local chefs’ specialty dishes, all featuring classic New Jersey corn and tomatoes. The event will be run by, and serve as a fundraiser for, the Flemington Fire Department. Local businesses and organizations Flemington Community Partnership (FCP), Flemington Restaurant Association (FRA), Lone Eagle Brewing and Old York Winery are sponsors.
“This is going to be a great day of celebration,” said Robert Bogart, President of the Flemington Fire Department. “We’ll be enjoying the best food a New Jersey summer has to offer, as well as honoring 175 years of the Flemington Fire Department. We can’t wait for the community to come out.”
The event is open to the public and will be held in Flemington Borough Park from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Many local businesses that have participated in the event in past years will be joining once again, including Cocco’s Café, Garden State Salad, Matt’s Red Rooster Grill, and Aunt Dee Dee’s, among others.
Entertainment will be provided by the Jersey Shades band, Bivona Farms Petting Zoo, and will include a bounce house and dunk tank.
“We’re proud to be a sponsor of this event, highlighting local agriculture that people literally travel across the country for,” said Ann Meredith, executive director of FCP. “Once you bite into some New Jersey sweet corn and savory tomatoes, you understand why. The Corn & Tomato Festival is a great opportunity to come together, celebrate local farmers, and have a quintessential summer experience in Flemington.”
The Corn & Tomato festival is one of multiple Flemington events scheduled during coming months. Other highlights include the Central Jersey Jazz Fest, an installation of five Seward Johnson statues, and the Main Street Half-Marathon.
“New Jersey is the best place for corn and tomatoes on the east coast, perhaps even in the country,” said Matt McPherson, founder of the event and owner of Matt’s Red Rooster Grill. “An event like this is unparalleled in celebrating the best this area’s farms and kitchens have to offer.”
The festival is open to the public, and live music will be played for everyone to enjoy. Additional details are available at www.exploreflemington.com and VIP tickets are available for purchase at www.flemingtonfire.org.