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This is Rutherford's Weekend Happenings {October 25-27, 2019}

By Tracy Leigh

TIR has your list of events happening in and around town.

Pumpkin People in the Park

October 19th - November 2nd

Lincoln Park, Rutherford

The Woman’s Club of Rutherford is proud to announce its 5th Annual Pumpkin People in the Park fundraiser. Slated for October 19 – November 2, 2019 this family-friendly event is a great way to show off your creativity and add some autumn flair to Lincoln Park, while supporting the many worthwhile endeavors of the Woman’s Club.

Spanish Storytime

Rutherford Public Library - Auditorium

Friday, October 25th @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am

Attend Spanish Storytime at the Rutherford Public Library. Hear stories in Spanish, told by their ESL teacher Miss Tati! No registration required.


Music with Miss Fran

Rutherford Public Library

Friday, October 25th @ 11:15 am - 11:45 am

Attend Music with Miss Fran! No registration required.


Advanced ESL

Rutherford Public Library - Mezzanine Park

Saturday, October 26th @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Registration is required. For ESL students who are beyond the beginner level.

Pancake Breakfast

Rutherford Congregational Church

Saturday, October 26th @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Rutherford Congregational Church will hold its Annual Pancake Breakfast. Wear your Halloween Costume! Adults are $10 and Children are $6.

Ragamuffin Parade

Rutherford High School

Saturday, October 26th @ 9:30 am The Ragamuffin Parade has been an annual tradition in Rutherford for the last forty-four years. This year the Rutherford Recreation Department's Ragamuffin Parade will take place on Saturday, October 26th. Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. at Rutherford High School on 56 Elliot Place. All of the participants will march from Elliot Place to Lincoln Park. If there is rain, the parade will take place in the Rutherford High School Auditorium.


Read all about this tradition here on TIR.


Farmer’s Market

Saturday, October 26th @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm at Williams Plaza

**Last day of Rutherford's Farmer's Market will be Wednesday, October 30th**

The Rutherford Farmer’s Market is in its 22nd season. The market is sponsored this year by the Borough of Rutherford. The governing body welcomes the opportunity to support regional farmers by allowing them to market quality products in our downtown area. To remain competitive, farmers need to be able to develop new markets for agricultural products grown on their farms. These markets provide the economic activity necessary to help preserve farmland and open space, which in turn contributes to a better quality of life in our region. Our borough benefits because market patrons have access to fresh, high quality produce and our local businesses enjoy increased business activity.

Vendors for this year include:

• Becca’s Bakery –Amish baked goods: apple dumplings, whoopie pies, donuts, breads, cookies, honey, jams and apple butter - Wednesdays

• Sy Grisconis Farm – Fresh produce

• Dr. Pickle – Pickles and brine cured products - Wednesdays

• Black Sheep Irish Bakery – Scottish and Irish sweet and savory baked goods, Wednesdays beginning July 3 through August 28

• Dutch Hill Farm – Pork products and poultry, every other Wednesday beginning June 19th

• Kariba Farms – All natural and organic dried fruits and nuts

Visit the Meadowlands Museum

Saturday, October 26th @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Meadowlands Museum is open every Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm. Come see where your history lives. Donation $5 adults, $3 children. 91 Crane Avenue, Rutherford, NJ 201-935-1175. www.MeadowlandsMuseum.com

The Museum is home to the largest collection of historical artifacts of the Meadowlands Region of NJ, and includes a special exhibit on Notable Women of the Meadowlands (on exhibit until September 2019), and permanent exhibits on the geology of the Meadowlands Region, antique toys and dolls, a pre-electric kitchen, antique tools, and an exhibit dedicated to the life and work of Dr. William Carlos Williams – the area’s famous doctor/poet. The Museum is housed in one of oldest Dutch farmhouses of southern Bergen County, and was a private home until the Museum purchased the property in 1974.

Rutherford PBA 5k Run / 1 Mile Walk

Sunday, October 27th @ 10:00 am

The 8th Annual Rutherford PBA Foot Pursuit will be raising money to benefit the Rutherford PBA Local #300 as well as Rutherford High School’s Project Graduation. Last year they had an amazing turnout! They re-welcome their past participants and can’t wait to meet their new running friends! Those that join them this year can expect the same fun-filled day that includes a DJ, post-race BBQ and fun activities that families can enjoy together.


Register online at: RutherfordPBA5K.com.

Proceeds from this event will benefit Rutherford PBA Local #300 and Rutherford High School’s Project Graduation.

Historic Cemetery Tours

Sunday, October 27th @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

The Meadowlands Museum is hosting a Tour of Hillside Cemetery this Sunday October 27th at 1:30 pm. Join the tour led by Craig Nunn, highlighting the final resting places of many famous people from our area. Meet at Hillside Cemetery on Orient Way, Lyndhurst. Pay in advance or on arrival.


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