There will be some vegetarian and vegan options available, but don't count on there being a huge variety. New for this year, we can expect local vendors JC Wingery and Arhi's Kitchen, both excellent. I'd highly recommend checking them out.
Drinks will be served by the Hamilton Inn and a beer truck is brought in from NJ Beer Co. Milk Sugar Love is presenting a special new ice cream sandwich for the occasion: brown sugar cookies filled with corn ice cream and blackberry jam which sounds like the best possible way to say goodbye to summer.
(photo from Hamilton Park BBQ FB page)
Go early. Seriously. It gets crowded fast and while the lines are are never really bad, they do build up and it gets crowded.
There's not a lot of seating considering how many people go. Don't be afraid to ask to share a table - most people are very kind about it.
If you want Dinosaur, go there first. They usually boast the longest lines for the majority of the day and sometimes run out of the most popular items.
Go to Ben's for the sweet potato fries. Their BBQ is also tremendous, but their fries knock all the other side dishes out of the park and is one of the few places serving them. Even if you don't like sweet potato fries, give these a try. Am I overselling them yet?
Try to find the couple of places that sell single ribs - you get to try them but still have room to eat a lot more.
Bring water and wet wipes. Can't have enough.