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This is Rutherford's Weekend Happenings {September 27 - September 29, 2019}

By Tracy Leigh

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

Music with Miss Fran

Friday, September 27 @ 11:15 am - 11:45 am

Join for Music with Miss Fran! No registration required.

Rutherford Swim Association's Grand Opening

Friday, September 27th @ 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Celebrate the Grand Opening of the Rutherford Swim Association. Community Swim


Daytime Reading Group

Friday, September 27th @ 1:30 pm

55 Kip Center

The Daytime Reading Group will meet on Friday, September 27, 2019 at 1:30 pm at the 55 Kip Center to discuss “The Word is Murder,” by Anthony Horowitz. Copies of the book are available at the Main Desk of the Rutherford Public Library.

Lions Psychic Night Fundraiser

Friday, September 27 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Woman’s Club of Rutherford’s Clubhouse

Lions Club of Rutherford’s Psychic Night Fundraiser with Ray Sette

$25 per person


YMCA's Fall Family Festival Open House

Saturday, September 28 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm at Meadowlands YMCA

On Saturday, September 28th, the YMCA will be hosting their annual Fall Family Festival. It's the perfect day to check out the Meadowlands YMCA for the first time or for members to bring their families for a day of fun activities!


• Kids Ninja Warrior Course

• Exergame Challenges

• Sky Blue FC Soccer Activities

• Robotics Brain Teasers

• Face Painting

• Zen Zone

• Cycle Demos

• Free Demo Classes

• Food Vendors


Click here for more details.

Farmer’s Market

Saturday, September 28 @ 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

Saturday, September 28 @ 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.

American Flat Track - Meadowlands Mile

Saturday, September 28

Heart-stopping, 130-mph motorcycle racing action returns to the Meadowlands! The event provided showstopping race action in 2018 and has already become one of the most highly anticipated events of the upcoming season.


General Admission (in backyard) - $40 (Kids 12-under: Free)

Reserved Seating Outdoor Grandstand - $55 (Kids 12-under: $25)

Lounge - $125 (Kids 12-under: $50)

VIP Experience in Trotters - $175 (Kids 12-under: $75)

Click here for tickets.


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