Visit the 31st Annual Cranberry Festival!

Cranberry FestivalWhen: October 18th & 19th, 2014
(The festival is always the third weekend in October)

The Cranberry Festival is a celebration of New Jersey’s cranberry harvest, the 3rd largest in the United States, and offers a tribute to the Pine Barrens & Local Culture. The main attraction is the diverse showing of many artists & craftsmen, some of which will also be demonstrating their crafts as well as displaying them for sale. Admission to the festival is FREE. A donation of $5.00 will be accepted if you use their parking area at the school located off of Second Street.

FESTIVAL HOURS: 9am to 4pm

Presented by:
cranberryharvestThe Festival Committee of Chatsworth for the benefit of the restoration & preservation of the White Horse Inn.

Over 160 Arts & Crafts vendors are scheduled to be at this years festivities. Besides the main attractions, many artists, craftsmen will be showing their wares.

Breakfast will be served each morning between 6 and 11 am at the Chatsworth Volunteer Fire House.

The White Horse Cafe features:

Assorted Jams, Jellies, Breads, Baked Goods, and Cranberry Ice Cream.

The new attractions scheduled for this year’s Cranberry Festival include:
The Information Booth. The booth will feature a brochure with a brief history about Chatsworth and the White Horse Inn. Wolves from the Howling Woods Farm, recently featured in Disney’s ‘Sorcerer’s Apprentice.’ They will be present both days during the festival.

Southern/Classic Rock Music will be provided by: Bullzeye Band
The band will perform continuously throughout each day from 11 am to 4 pm. For more information on Bullzeye Go to their website at www.bullzeyeband.com

The Antique and Classic Automobile Show:
Featuring over 100 automobiles…the show runs from 9 am to 4 pm on Sunday the 19th.

Antiques & Quilts

Over 35 Antique Dealers displaying articles from the period. There will also be a Quilt Display!

To Order Festival tee shirts, sweat shirts, hats, and aprons: Please call: 609-726-0006

Interested in becoming a vendor? 

If you’re interested in becoming a vendor at the event, please click here for forms and applications

A little history

The 19th century White Horse Inn is a familiar landmark as you pass through Chatsworth, the Capital of the Pine Barrens.  Chatsworth is located in Woodland Township, Burlington County.  It has an area of over 73,000 acres and with a population of approximately 2000 it is the largest township with the smallest population of any in the county.  The early settlement of the area can be traced back to the late 1700’s.  In 1760, iron bog ore deposits were being used to supply cannon balls in the Revolutionary War.  Sawmills were built to supply materials as the population grew.  In the 1820’s, settlers came from Ocean County and began farming the land.  In the late 1800’s the town contained one church, two stores, one school, a wheelwright and blacksmith shop, a railroad station, and about 20 houses.  The population was 389.  It was in the late 1800’s that cranberries came into the picture.  Blueberries were not cultivated until the late 1930’s.

Directions:

From Philly: Rt 73S to Rt 70E to Rt 72E-3 miles to Rt 563, follow signs. Total approximate time is about 1 hour.

From S. Jersey and Delaware: Rt 295N to Rt 70E to Rt 72E-3 miles to Rt 563, follow signs. Approximate time is about 45 minutes once exiting from Rt 295.

From the North: NJ Turnpike South to exit 7;Rt 206S to Rt 532E-take to second “stop” sign…this is downtown Chatsworth. Approximate time from exiting NJT is about 45 minutes.

From the North: Garden State Parkway south to exit 69, Rt 72W to “Chatsworth” sign (left turn). Approximate time from exiting GSP is about 25 minutes.

Parking
Parking is recommended at the school. Signs will be posted and traffic will be directed. There is to be ABSOLUTELY NO PARKING ALONG THE SHOULDERS OF ROUTE 532! A donation of $5.00 is accepted for parking.

Lodging

Looking for a place to stay? Check out these links

Additional Contact Information

Phone: 609-726-0006 (Please Leave a Message and Your Call will be Returned on Saturday)
Fax: (609)726-1459
email: lgiamalis@aol.com

See the event sponsors here!

Location / Google Map of Festival

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