Welcome to historic Flemington, Hunterdon County’s beautiful county seat. We invite you to stroll our quaint tree-lined streets, and admire our charming buildings – 65% of our borough is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Flemington has always been a fascinating crossroads for shopping, agriculture, and the arts, and it has grown in recent years as a regional destination for innovative restaurants, and fabulous festivals and events in every season.
Flemington is home to active restaurants, cafes and places to grab farm-fresh dishes or sweet-treats! From global cuisine to farm-to-table dining, you can sip, dine and unwind in one of over 40 distinct different eateries — many with fantastic seasonal patios. Whether you’re looking for a family-owned cafe to grab breakfast, a lovingly restored Victorian Manor for fine dining, or a local brewery for a craft beer, we have something for everyone. Renowned Flemington foodie destinations include: Teaberry’s Tea Room, an authentic English Tea House nestled in a grand Victorian home, Matt’s Red Rooster Grill serving contemporary American cuisine creatively prepared over a wood fired grill, and Blue Fish Grill, innovative so-Cal cuisine served up within the restored and ultra-hip Stangl Pottery Factory building. Grateful Bites is a unique farm-to-table organic cafe that combines an amazing setting (look for the murals and garden out front) chefs who want to change the world of food, and a mission to teach differently-abled apprentices life and work skills. To discover new dining gems in Flemington, join us for Spring and Fall Restaurant Weeks.
Good Ole Fun
Fun in Flemington is measured by almost weekly special events. Flemington’s convenient free parking lots and long picturesque streets make it a favorite destination for seasonal festivals including Flemington Car Shows, Salsa Night, Flemington Fine Artisans Show, Rail Fest, Flemington Flea Market, Flemington Corn, Tomato and Beer Festival, Central Jersey Jazz Fest, and Holiday Lights. Flemington’s Main Street is host to the Hunterdon Holiday Parade, Memorial Day Parade, and annual (and adorable) Halloween Parade. Flemington’s also hosts several races including the Turkey Trot 5K, Girls on the Run 5K, and Main Street Half Marathon which winds (and climbs) through bucolic Hunterdon from Clinton to Flemington. Bikers love Hunterdon’s rolling hills and pastoral roads, and Flemington is the perfect place to stop, stretch your legs, and dine and browse the shops. For a more relaxed outing, try the Historic Flemington Trail, a historic one-mile walking tour available online (loveflemington.com) or in the Visitor’s Kiosk on Main Street.
Flemington has unique destinations for shopping, browsing, and treasure hunting within its’ boutiques, country stores, national outlets, bookstores, and art galleries. Flemington boasts nine antique stores in both large historic buildings on Main Street and nestled in unique spaces on side streets waiting to be discovered. Flemington is an antique lover’s dream, with big city quality finds, small town prices, and friendly knowledgeable “Mom and Pop” business owners.
The ins and outs
Flemington’s repurposed Stangl Factory is home to a growing creative community which includes an artist-owned gallery, a large pottery studio, a coffee shop, yoga studio, farm/artisan markets, and concerts. Stangl Stage is home to great concerts, and Factory Fuel Coffee Shop hosts open mic, story time, poetry readings, and continuing evolving line-up of interesting entertainment and activities. The weekly Stangl Factory Farmer’s Market brings together the best locally-sourced fruit and vegetables, grass-fed meats, artisan breads and cheeses, pastured eggs, local honey, specialty prepared foods and desserts. The market also has a fine selection of crafts, including handmade baskets, turned wood, soaps and bath products.
On Stangl Road near Liberty Village, the historic Black River and Western Railroad invites visitors to climb aboard a steam-powered locomotive for scenic excursions and special events such as the North Pole Express, Pumpkin Junction excursion, Story Time Express and Easter Bunny Express. For railroad fans there are special trips with railroad historians, and opportunities to photograph and ride aboard restored vintage cars.
As the heart of Hunterdon, Flemington is minutes from the best of country life – roadside and pick-your-own farms, dairy and buffalo farms, hayrides, corn mazes, pumpkin picking, Christmas tree farms, and beautiful vineyards serving surprisingly good NJ wine. The award-winning Main Street Manor Bed and Breakfast Inn is the quintessential romantic getaway in Hunterdon County. The meticulously restored 1901 Victorian Manor House hosts private elopements, intimate weddings, and overnight lodging accommodations. A freshly prepared farm to table à-la-carte breakfast, afternoon sweets and refreshments are offered daily, and all foods are sourced locally as the seasons allow.
Whether you are planning a day trip or weekend escape, check out loveflemington.com for more information.