The Canal Day Music and Craft Festival
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August 22200912:00 am
Wharton, NJ, , , ,

The Canal Day Music and Craft Festival, which will be held on Satuday, August 22nd (rain date is August 23rd), is an old time country fair that celebrates the Morris Canal and its contributions to the development of the communities along its banks. The festival is now in its 34th year. Come to a day of free family fun featuring a juried craft show, food, educational events and 12 live bands. Hand picked crafters from around the region will be there to display their beautiful offerings. Approximately 3000 people from around the region, from Connecticut, Pennsylvania and as far away as Texas, attended the festival in 2008 to celebrate this heritage and history. This year’s Festival will be larger than ever with the addition of a second performance area for acoustic venues. There will be something of interest for everyone to enjoy! Learn about local history by taking a guided Morris Canal walking tour provided by the Canal Society of NJ. Experience life on the Morris Canal first hand by traveling down the canal on a free mule drawn boat ride or prove your prowess by paddling a kayak provided by Ramsey Outdoor. The Wallaby Tails Traveling Zoo’s demonstration of exotic animals will delight children of all ages. Many, many, more activities for fun and learning are planned. Come spend the day with us at Hugh Force Canal Park located at 170 West Central Ave., Wharton, NJ, from 10-7PM. Fireworks display at Robert Street Park at 8:00 PM and as always admission is free. Please visit for further information.