My wife and I recently had our first baby. Needless to say, we don’t go out as often these days, but on the off chance we do, we generally avoid traveling very far and always search for great cuisine. As Newton residents, the opportunity for a night on the town sampling the local dining fare appealed to our interests. We are pleased to say Taste of Newton also satisfied our palates.
In its 17th year, the event is traditionally held on Spring Street, but this year it was relocated to parking lot #4 on Trinity Street. The new location proved to be a good choice as it allowed for ample space to accommodate a sold-out crowd. Greater Newton Chamber of Commerce VP, Kimberly Williams, informed us the event theme “From the Garden” was inspired by New Jersey’s reputation as the Garden State and all the food being sourced from Sussex County farms. With the vendors and dining tables all set up, attendees started filtering their way in at 5:30pm as the band, Captains of Leisure, began to play. Fresh local fare, great live music, a booze tent… what more could you ask for on a Monday night?
Despite having to leave a little early on account of our son reaching his bedtime breaking point, we had a wonderful time—hopefully next year he makes it until 8:30pm! If you couldn’t make this year’s event, we recommend placing a visit to any of these great establishments for a taste of what you missed:
The Town of Newton’s 6th Annual Fall Festival and Car Show is coming up on Sunday, October 10th from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. More information on this and other events happening in the area can be found on the Greater Newton Chamber of Commerce’s website.