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Wharton Canal Day Festival in Wharton, NJ

Sat Aug 22nd 09
Other Possible Names for this Event:   -   Canal Day Music & Craft Festival

Event Location
270 West Central Ave.
Wharton, NJ 07885
Morris County - 169,794 housholds avg $101,520 ea.

Location/Facility Name: Hugh Force Canal Park
Location/Facility Type: A park along the Morris Canal
Listing Details for Event #: 1191285
Posted: Jan 2, 2009
Last Updated: Aug 24, 2014
Listing Completeness %: 98%
Views: Total: 644   Registered Users: 60  
Event Details
Primary Category:
  - Festivals & Fairs
     - Festival
Additional Categories:
  - Art & Craft Events
     - Art and Craft Show
  - Music Event
     - Concert
  - Ethnic & Regional
     - Heritage Event
  - Entertainment
     - Fireworks Display
Dates: Sat Aug 22nd 09
Rain Date: Sun Aug 23rd   Status: Not Selected Yet
Show Hours: Sat 10:00-7:00pm
Setup Time: 7:30 9:30am
Year #: 34
Attendance: 3,000
Attendance Method: Previous Estimated Crowd Count
Public Admission Price: free
Haul Details: can drive up to spot
Vendor Help: none
Vendor Breakfast: none
Vendor Lunch: none
Parking: 200 at park and shuttle bus to over flow parking area 300
Vendor Parking: 400 feet from crafter area
RV Parking: none on site,
Restrooms: 3 portable outdoor units
Electricity: not provided
Water: not provided
Tables/Chairs: not provided
Misc Details: Outdoor Event w/o Cover Provided, Juried Crafts
Website: URL on file! Click Here for more info.
  Jury Fee: none
Jury Requirements: Photos of booth and crafts or art
Commission: none
Art/Craft Spaces Still Open: 0
Art/Craft Space Price: $40 12x12
URL to Offical Art/Craft Application: View!

Retail Spaces This Yr: 100
Retail Spaces Still Open: 90
Retail Space Price: $40 12x12
URL to Offical Retail Application: View!

Food Spaces This Yr: 15
Food Spaces Still Open: 10
Food Space Price: $75 12x12
URL to Offical Food Application: View!

App Deadline: 2009-07-29
App Deadline: Passed
Still Accepting App's: NO
Vendor Types Needed: All Vendor/Crafter/Artist/Food Types Still Needed:
% of Vendors that Re-Apply: 90%
% of all Applications Accepted: 90%
% of Re-applying Re-accepted: 99%

Applications are Juried ongoingly & Accepted progressively as they arrive, until all spaces are filled.

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Description
The Canal Day Festival 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. 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, 8/22 from 10-7PM. Fireworks display at Robert Street Park at 8:00 PM and as always admission is free.

The Canal Day Festival 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. 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, August 22, from 10-7PM. Fireworks display at Robert Street Park at 8:00 PM and as always admission is free. Please visit http://www.canalday.org/canalday.html for further information.

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Entertainment
"Rock the Canal" Music Festival
Enjoy a day of listening to a wide variety of musical entertainers. Musical performances from 12 of New Jersey’s best artists will feature Rock, Blues, Country, Classical as well as traditional and contempory Irish Folk Music. One of the bands, Hsu-nami was featured in the Beijing Olympics and another of the performers performed at the New Jersey Performance Arts(PAC)Center.

Activities
A Kayak Paddle Demo fun day will be provided by Ramsey Outdoor. Splash around in 2009's newest boats and paddling accessories.

Hay Rides and Pony Rides along the Morris Canal.

Traveling Zoo

Taste traditional ethnic foods of Italian delicacies, Cornish pasties, homemade cakes and other edibles will be for sale.

Many exhibitors, including local businesses, artists, crafters, non-profit/civic organizations and vendors from around the area will provide interesting things to browse through.
Advertising Done for This Event
This event will be promoted via the Internet and local newspapers. We expect a lot of free publicity because of the unique and interesting Asian cultural aspect with music provided by Asian rock fusion band The HSU-NAMI fronted by an Erhu (Chinese fiddle), and a free mule drawn canal boat ride.
Event/Application Rules & Regulations
The undersigned exhibitor agrees to release and hold harmless the Borough of Wharton, Canal Day Association and Committee, and all parties from any and all
Liability, for personal injury and/or property damage, theft and/or damage of merchandise arising out of operation of exhibitor. All Exhibitors will adhere to event
setup and cleanup times. Exhibitors must be set up in their entirety for the duration of the festival. All Exhibitors must have at least one table. NO merchandise
may be displayed on the ground. All booths must remain open for the duration of the festival. Exhibitors must remain in their designated space. Exhibitors are
responsible for setting up and tearing down displays and completely clearing their spaces before leaving. Alcoholic beverages are strictly prohibited at the festival.
Morris County Park System Rules and Regulations apply: All provisions of the New Jersey State Motor Vehicle Act and Trac Laws shall apply in the park and shall
be strictly enforced. Application deadline is August 1, 2008. Fee is not refundable unless event is canceled due to inclement weather.
Common Rules Selected: Include a Self Addressed Stamped Envelope with enough postage for the jury materials you are sending to be returned to you. Vendors can share a booth. Spots are assigned prior to show based by promoter. No Refunds or Show Credits. ALL product categories must be itemized on the application. Trash must be removed from your space to provided receptacles. Table Cloth or Drape Required. Vehicle must be parked in designated areas. Standard Rules: All work and displays must stay within designated space. No boxes, extra merchandise or debris should be visible. Spot area must be kept clean throughout the event and be left spotless afterwards. No soliciting, approaching patrons, or distribution of advertising material outside of booth area. All vendors must have a state sales tax license. Vendors are responsible for collecting and remitting all sales tax.
Event Quality Level Determining Flags:
A single-person or more panel lightly screens slides or photos.
Retail Items Allowed.
Table cloths required.
All product types to be sold must be listed on application.
Determined Quality Level: 2   quality levels explained
Pictures of This Event

Free mule drawn boat ride

Wallaby Tales Traveling Zoo

Canal Day 2008
Driving Directions
Directions: East bound Route 80 to Exit 34 Wharton. Make a left turn onto North Main Street. Continue through the light at West Dewey Ave. and North Main Street, go around the pond and make a right onto West Central Avenue and continue to the park.

West bound Route 80 to Exit 34 A, Wharton to Route 15 South. Right on East Dewey Avenue. Make a left onto North Main Street at the traffic light, continue around the pond and make a right turn at West Central and continue to the Park.
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