Historic Flemington, NJ: Taylor from Historic Flemington, NJ sent information about Corn, Tomato and Beer Festival scheduled for Saturday, August 13 from 12:00 pm to 08:00 pm. Taylor says…
On Saturday, August 13 the summer harvest meets the artisan district at Flemington’s Stangl Road, where the 5th Annual Corn, Tomato and Beer Festival celebrates sweet Jersey tomatoes, heirloom corn, local craft beer, live music, and family activities from noon to 8 p.m.
Attended by thousands, the event offers farm-to-table cuisine and a homage to NJ’s beloved corn and tomato dishes as prepared by local restaurants and farmers, plus a beer garden featuring 10 local New Jersey craft breweries.
“Lone Eagle Brewing is excited to build on past event successes by bringing even more NJ craft brewers to this year’s festival. We love supporting our local NJ craft brewers and serving beer made from local ingredients,” said Bob King, owner of Lone Eagle Brewing and a member of the Flemington Community Partnership Board (FCP).
Foodies and fun-lovers will enjoy live bands, kids’ activities such as photos with fire trucks, crafts and face painting, vegetable stands, and artisan vendors on Stangl Road (closed to car traffic).
Denise Torbik, a festival organizer from the Flemington Fire Department, added, “CT&B Fest is the very best representation of all things New Jersey. At what other event can you get such an abundance of sweet Jersey corn, juicy fresh tomatoes, and a variety of local NJ craft beers? Flemington puts it all together in one event with something for everyone!”
“We’re so excited to bring this event back. It’s been really sad not being able to come together as a community for this well-loved event over the past few years,” said Jeremy Long, Flemington Borough Council President and Liaison to the FCP. “We are so fortunate to live in the heartland of Jersey’s famous corn and tomato farms, with a historic downtown Main Street and a new Arts and Cultural District on Stangl, and great community-oriented future growth – it is the best of both worlds.”
Flemington restaurants are celebrating the local harvest and gearing up for the festival by featuring creative corn and tomato dishes on their menus all summer long. At the festival, restaurants and food stands will offer variations on dishes featuring corn and tomatoes as well as the usual favorites. Featured items include roasted corn, gazpacho, wood-fired pizza, corn salad, homemade empanadas, Mexican street corn, pulled pork, quesadillas, heirloom tomato salad, and fresh salsas and gourmet kettle corn.
Festival-goers can complement these choices with refreshing beer, kombucha, fruit smoothies, fresh lemon and limeade, and frozen cheesecake on a stick. There is enough space to find a shady spot to relax if you bring a chair or a blanket.
Festival admission and parking are free. Take Route 12 to the parking lot entrance near Liberty Village and enter Stangl Road on foot from the south end by the Polo Outlet and Lone Eagle Brewing. The rain date for the event is Sunday, August 14.
ShopRite of Hunterdon County and the NPP Program are sponsors of the Corn, Tomato and Beer Festival. For event details, event schedule, and more information about participating businesses. visit www.loveflemington.com or follow on Facebook.
More information can be found at at this link.