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This is Rutherford's Weekend Happenings {September 20 - September 22, 2019}

By Tracy Leigh

Busy weekend in Rutherford! TIR has your list of events happening in and around town.

Music with Miss Fran

Friday, September 20 @ 11:15 am - 11:45 am

Join for Music with Miss Fran! No registration required.

Rutherford Bulldog Beefsteak

Friday, September 20 @ 7:00 pm

Rutherford Firehouse (Ames Ave)

The Rutherford Bulldogs Football program will be having their annual “Bulldog Football Beefsteak”. This fundraiser will include beefsteak, fries, beer, sangria & soda & funds the 2019 RHS Pregame Meals. The night’s guest speakers will be our very own RHS & Jr Bulldog Football Coaches, who will talk about the 2019 season, schedule and players.

$50 a head, pay at the door.

Please RSVP a seat or table via emailing, or

Disclaimer: If you do not enjoy drinking beer while eating rare beef to Neil Diamond, Meatloaf or Journey or listening to a bunch of football coaches busting each others chops, this may not be the place for you. Also, it has been known to happen, a beer pong tournament could break out at any time.

Town-Wide Garage Sale

Saturday, September 21 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

The Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary will host its Annual Town-Wide Garage Sale on Saturday, September 21, 2019 beginning at 8:30am. Proceeds will benefit the LARFD. For information contact 201-935-3368 or or mail checks to LARFD, c/o E. Twist at 95 Carmita Ave. Rutherford, NJ 07070.

SMHS Color Run

Saturday, September September 21 @ 10:00 am

Join us SMHS at 9:00 AM on Tamblyn Field for the Saint Mary High School Key Club Color Run! All proceeds will go to the Special Olympics. Registration includes a T-Shirt, an individual color packet, sunglasses, a bagel, and a water bottle.

Early Registration – Before September 14th – $20. Regular/On-Site Registration – After September 14th – $25 Registration fees can be delivered to the main office or by mailing a check (made out to Saint Mary High School) to Saint Mary High School at 64 Chestnut Street Rutherford, New Jersey 07070.

Farmer’s Market

Saturday, September 21 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm at Williams Plaza

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

September 21 @ 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.

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.

RHS Homecoming Parade

Saturday, September 21 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Rutherford High School’s Homecoming Parade

Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day

Saturday, September 21 @ 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day will be held on Saturday, September 21, 2019, 12 noon to 7 pm, in Lincoln Park. Hosted by BCB Bank of Rutherford. Free Food – Irish Specialties – Beer Garden Live Music All Day, Featuring: Mushmouth – The Bruce ShowBig House – McGill & Company. Beer Garden proceeds to benefit the Williams Center. Rain date: Sunday, September 22, 2019.

RHS Homecoming Football Game

September 21 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Rutherford High School’s Homecoming Football Game will be held on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 1 pm.


Sunday, September 22 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The 14th Annual Touch-a-Truck event will be held on Sunday, September 22, 2019, 1 pm – 3 pm, in the parking lot of Memorial Field. There will be fire trucks, tow trucks, sanitation vehicles, an ambulance, landscaping vehicles and sounds of many horns! Children ages 3 – 12 are welcome.

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

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