NJ Cranberry Festival . October 16 . 17 . Chatsworth . Ocean County . South Jersey

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By John Stringfellow, editor of BestofNJ.com.  (updated on October 16th, 2010):   

The Cranberry Festival is a celebration of New Jersey’s cranberry harvest which is the 3rd largest in the United States. This information has been updated for 2013. The Chatsworth celebration, now in its 30th year, will be held Saturday and Sunday, October 19th and 20th. The festival features: live music by Bullzeye Band, an arts and crafts show, a quilt show, an antique show, an antique car show, breakfast at the firehouse, cranberry ice cream and jams at the White Horse Cafe, cranberry bog bus tours and walking tours guided by cranberry farmers and Rutgers University Agricultural Extension experts.      

The Antique and Classic Automobile Show is sponsored by Land Rover Monmouth of Ocean, New Jersey. It features over 100 automobiles. The show runs from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, October the 17th, 2010. The antique show will feature over 35 antique dealers displaying articles from the bygone eras. There will also be a quilt display. The main attraction is the arts and crafts show that features a diverse showing of works by local artists and craftsmen and craftswomen. Some of the artists and craftsmen will also be demonstrating as well as selling their works. Admission to the festival is free but a donation of $5.00 will be accepted for use of the parking lot at the school located off of Second Street.         

New Jersey Cranberry Harvest

New Jersey Cranberry Harvest Source: USDA Photo from Wikipedia

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