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This is Rutherford's Weekend Happenings {June 28 - June 30, 2019}

By Tracy Leigh

Looking for something to do this weekend? TIR has your list of events happening in and around town!

55 Kip Center Strawberry Festival Tricky Tray

Friday, June 28 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The 55 Kip Center Annual Strawberry Festival Tricky Tray will be held on Friday, June 28 at 1 pm-4 pm. Ticket drawing begins at 2 pm.


Tickets are still available. Tickets are $25 for a package which includes admission, refreshments, one sheet of tickets (26 tickets) and 12 tickets, PLUS 2 Grand prize tickets and 2 50-50 tickets. This same $25 pre-pack pricing is also available for those not attending.


Baskets are on display so everyone has an opportunity to participate even if you are unable to attend the Tea.


Enjoy a lovely afternoon with friends. This is a special event run by our members and enjoyed by all.

Summer Wine Festival

Saturday, June 29, 2019 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm at the Meadowlands Racetrack

The Summer Wine Fest will be held in the Backyard and on the East Apron and will open to the public at 4:30 pm for VIP admission.  The VIP ticket (sold out) is $75 and includes an additional 1 hour of sampling, exclusive VIP Tent wine samplings, and food. 


General Admission begins at 5:30 pm and is available in advance for $35 or at the door for $45.  Live harness racing kicks off at 7:15 pm.


$35 GA Ticket: includes admission, tasting glass and 4 hour sampling


$45 for day of GA ticket purchase: includes admission, tasting glass and 4 hour sampling


All ticket holders have access to samplings, pairings, educational seminars and more.


For more info, a list of wines, and to purchase tickets, click here.

Rutherford's Fireworks Celebration

Sunday, June 30 @ 7:00 pm at Memorial Field

Activities start at 7:00 PM with music by the classic rock cover band Yosemite.


Food and drinks will be sold by Rutherford Junior Football and Cheer to benefit their program.


The fireworks display will begin at approximately 9:15 PM.


Visitors are reminded to bring lawn chairs or blankets for their own comfort and to leave their pets at home. Pets are not allowed in borough parks. For residents’ safety, the following items are prohibited at the fireworks display or on any part of Memorial Field: coolers, backpacks, fireworks (including sparklers), alcoholic beverages and drones. Bags will be subject to search.


A reunification meeting place for lost children has been designated at the fire truck with the green flashing light stationed at the intersection of Darwin and Yahara Avenues. Those attending the fireworks should advise all in their party of the reunification site in the event of separation from their group. Limited port-a-john facilities will be available at Darwin Avenue and Monona Avenue.


For the festivities, Memorial Field, including Tryon Field, will be closed on the day of the event. Since nearby streets will close for the celebration, residents are discouraged from travelling to the site via automobile. A non-vehicle traffic perimeter will be established from Grand Avenue and West Erie Avenue, extending south to Hobart Avenue and west on Hobart Avenue to Riverside Avenue. Handicapped parking will be available on West Erie Avenue (from Jackson to Grand Avenues) on the north side of the street by the community garden. , Memorial Field will close at 10:00 AM on the day of the event. Since streets will be closed for the celebration, residents are discouraged from travelling to the site via automobile. A non-vehicle traffic perimeter will be established from Grand Avenue and West Erie Avenue, extending south to Hobart Avenue and west on Hobart Avenue to Riverside Avenue. Handicapped parking will be available on West Erie Avenue (from Jackson to Grand Avenues) on the north side of the street by the community garden.

To find more events going on in town, check out Rutherford 365.

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