Summit Downtown announces fall event schedule

Summit Downtown, Inc. has announced its slate of upcoming Fall events, beginning with the Salsa Contest.

Salsa Contest at the Summit Farmers Market – Sunday, Sept. 10, 11 a.m.

Amateur chefs are invited to bring their best salsa to the Summit Farmers Market by 10:45 a.m. on Sept. 10. Judging begins at 11.

After the salsa are judged, the public will be able to sample them! Special thanks to Rosalita Mexican restaurant for donating fresh corn chips for everyone to sample the salsas. All types of salsa (not just tomato) are allowed.

The panel of judges will include Allan Luftig, owner of Rosalita Mexican, Jess Neiderer, Head Farmer at Chickadee Creek Farm, Dylan Baker, co-owner of Summit House, and Martin Kester, Exec. Chef at Summit House. For more information or to register, visit

Arts + Cars: Downtown Art Festival and P.A.L. Classic Car Show, Sunday, Sept. 17, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Union Place, Beechwood Road, and Bank Street will be lined with classic cars from the P.A.L. Classic Car Show.
A juried art show, co-sponsored by the Visual Arts Center of NJ and Summit Downtown, Inc., will be held on Springfield Avenue. The show will include photography, paintings, jewelry, fibers, and ceramics available for sale. There will also be children’s activities courtesy of the Summit YMCA and Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre.

There will be a stage with live entertainment on upper Beechwood Road: New Jersey Dance Theatre Ensemble will perform from 9-10, The Baby Please will perform from 10:30-12:30, and The B Street Band, the preeminent Bruce Springsteen cover band, will headline the day from 1-3. Special thanks to Regal Bank for sponsoring the musical entertainment.

Design Night, Thursday, Sept. 28, 6-9 p.m.

Businesses throughout the downtown will be open late for browsing and shopping. Design businesses will offer a variety of special events.

Pumpkin Painting at the Summit Farmers Market, Sunday, Oct. 29, 10 a.m. to noon

Purchase a pumpkin from any of the vendors at the market, bring it to the painting booth and Summit Downtown, Inc. will provide painting supplies for free.

Downtown Trick-or-Treat, Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2:30-4 p.m.

Children are invited to don their costumes and venture into downtown Summit after school. Downtown businesses displaying a Trick-or-Treat poster in their window will be waiting to hand out treats.

Submitted by Summit Downtown, Inc.

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