With each passing season, Hunterdon County comes alive with a series of vibrant festivals which showcase the community and talent of its residents. From the majestic sight of colorful hot air balloons rising in the morning to the soul-stirring melodies of jazz musicians, these festivals provide a platform for artists, musicians, and tourists to enjoy an eclectic medley of community and fun this summer. Be sure to mark your calendars – this summer’s fun is too good to miss!


Sourland Mountain Festival : Ringoes

The Sourland Mountain Festival in Hunterdon County, NJ, is an enchanting celebration that encapsulates the best of the region’s natural beauty, vibrant music, and local community spirit. This annual event offers an immersive experience where visitors can revel in live music performances by talented local bands, discover unique artwork and crafts from talented artisans, and learn about the ecological importance of the Sourland Mountain region through interactive exhibits and educational opportunities. From the mesmerizing melodies to the captivating surroundings, the Sourland Mountain Festival is a must-attend event for those seeking a memorable and enriching experience in Hunterdon County. Save the date of July 15 to make sure you don’t miss this incredible festival!

Ballooning Festival: Readington Township

The annual New Jersey Lottery Festival of Ballooning is a highly anticipated event that takes place in Readington Township. Held in July, this festival features hot air balloon launches, breathtaking balloon rides, and mesmerizing balloon glows at dusk. Additionally, you can enjoy live music performances, family-friendly activities, food vendors, and a variety of craft vendors. The festival creates an enchanting atmosphere and is a true highlight of the summer season. This year’s festival is scheduled for July 28 -30 at the Solberg Airport! Be sure to mark your calendars!

Flemington Car Shows: Flemington

If you’re a car enthusiast, the Flemington Car Shows are a must-attend event. Held in downtown Flemington on select Saturdays during the summer, these shows bring together a fascinating collection of classic cars, vintage vehicles, and hot rods. Stroll through the streets, marvel at the meticulously restored automobiles, and interact with fellow enthusiasts who share a passion for automotive excellence. All makes and models of cars, trucks, and motorcycles are welcome, so make sure to stop by to see your favorites!

Come Together Music Festivals: Clinton

Clinton’s Come Together Music Festivals is a perfect way to start the weekend! Every Friday night from 7-9pm four bands fill the streets of Clinton with live music enjoyable for the whole family. Musicians represent a variety of different genres to create a wonderful and family friendly atmosphere to enjoy the sights and activities of downtown Clinton.

Corn, Tomato, Beer Festival: Flemington

The Corn, Tomato, and Beer Festival in Hunterdon County is a delightful celebration that pays homage to the region’s agricultural bounty and culinary delights. This annual event showcases the freshest and most flavorful corn and tomatoes, sourced directly from local farms. From mouthwatering corn-on-the-cob to savory tomato-based dishes, visitors can indulge in a variety of culinary creations that highlight the summer harvest. To complement the flavors, the festival also offers a selection of refreshing craft beers from NJ local breweries. With live music, family-friendly activities, and a vibrant atmosphere, this festival is a must-visit for food lovers and those looking to embrace the flavors of Hunterdon County. This year’s festival is scheduled for August 12 from 12-8pm on Stangl Road.

Hunterdon County 4-H and Agricultural Fair: Lambertville

Immerse yourself in the county’s rich agricultural heritage by attending the County’s 4-H and Agricultural Fair from August 23 – 27. Held in Lambertville, this free admission fair celebrates farming, livestock, and community spirit. Experience tractor pulls, livestock shows, horseback riding competitions, carnival rides, live music, and a wide array of delicious fair food. This event offers a perfect blend of entertainment, education, and family-friendly fun.

Milford Alive: Milford

Our final highlighted festival is Milford Ave. Milford Alive is a beloved street fair held in the charming town of Milford to be held on September 23rd! This festival showcases local artisans, craft vendors, live music, and even a bed racing competition. Take a leisurely stroll through the streets, admire the unique arts and crafts on display, and savor delectable treats from the food vendors. Finish out the day with a spectacular firework show to round out the summer! With its small-town charm and community-focused atmosphere, Milford Alive encapsulates the essence of a summer festival. You truly cannot miss this event!

As the sun sets on another season of festivals, we carry with us the memories, the laughter, and the moments of pure joy experienced here. We are reminded of the importance of coming together to celebrate the unique traditions that make this county truly special.


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