The fall decorations have arrived in Flemington and that means fun fall activities are on the calendar too.
What would an October be like without an Oktoberfest? No need to travel overseas, from Oct, 5 through 7 the sights, sounds and savors of Germany will be at Lone Eagle Brewing on Stangl Rd. Traditional Oktoberfest dress is encouraged. So break out the Dirndls and lederhosen.
There will be live music, German food, crafts and a biergarten with new beer releases from Lone Eagle. Check www.loneeaglebrewing.com for times.
On Oct. 7 you can also cheer the runners on as the 2018 Main Street Half Marathon of Hunterdon ends at the Oktoberfest celebration. The runners will start on the west end of Main Street in Historic Clinton on the bridge the famed Red Mill. It will end 13 miles later at Stangl Road. The starter’s pistol will fire at 8 a.m. and the winner will likely make it to the finish line by 9:30. Others may take until 11:30 a.m. or so. Visit www.mainstreetmarathon.com for registration and more information.
If looking for bargains or buying antiques is more your thing, the Annual Town-Wide Yard Sale, will be held from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 6 and 7 A week later, on Oct. 14 the final Flemington Flea of this year will be held. Hunterdon County Society’s Book Sale, will be the same day from 9 to 3 p.m. Rare and unusual books of every kind will be available for sale at their headquarters at 114, Main Street, http://hunterdonhistory.org/
You can also have a good time while helping out good causes.
From Oct. 5 to 10, five special guests, Tibetan Monks of Gaden Shartse return to Flemington for a series of events including a Workshop at Paint Party Studio. The monastery in the Tibetan Refugee Settlement near Mundgod in South India, is home to nearly 1,500 monks living in exile. Their existence and ancient culture continue to thrive in large part because of the donations received during their tours of the U.S. All funds raised are given directly to Gaden Shartse for the cost of education, medical needs, housing, food, and building maintenance of the monastery.
Several events are open to the public, see the Flemington Rocks Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/flemingtonrocks/ to R.S.V.P.
On Oct. 19 come enjoy soup, salad, bread and homemade desserts at the Empty Bowl Fundraiser for Flemington Area Food Pantry. Soup will be served from 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m., at St. Magdalen Catholic Church, 105 Mine St. When you are done, you get to take a lovely handmade bowl home with you.
Tickets are $25 at the door or online at http://flemingtonfoodpantry.org/empty-bowl.
For music lovers The Doughboys will play on Oct. 13 at 6 p.m. on Stangl Stage. For ticket information, www.stanglstage.com. At 7:30 that same night the Sasha Berliner Vibes Quartet will be at Flemington DIY, at 90 Main St. Admission is $15. www.FlemingtonDIY.org