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2016 Lambertville Shad Fest

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Save the date! Lambertville’s 35th Annual Shad Festival is happening Saturday, April 30, and Sunday, May 1 — taking over four blocks of downtown Lambertville, filling the streets with artists and specialty vendors.

The festival began in 1981 as a method of highlighting the great local art that Lambertville has to offer. It coincided with the first blooms of Spring and the annual shad run, when the largest fish in the herring family – the American Shad – migrates from salt water to fresh water to reproduce. The festival has grown from a local celebration to an award-winning regional event.

Chefs prepare shad in a variety of tasty ways – Smoked Shad, Shad & Shrimp Fritters (a specialty created by Paul Eschallier of Bell’s Tavern), Shad Sandwiches, and more. If fish isn’t your thing, you will not be disappointed. The line-up includes a variety of food vendors, artisan shopping, and live entertainment. This year will mark the return of a live music stage with bands playing throughout both days.

On Sunday, there is an auction of one-of-a-kind posters created by local artists, with all proceeds supporting scholarships for local high school students pursuing a higher education in the arts.

Stay tuned for more information about the 2016 Shad Festival line-up coming soon.

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Shad’Toberfest Canceled

 
As you may have heard, Lambertville was devastated by flooding from Ida.
 
We decided to cancel Shad’Toberfest. This decision was not made lightly. However, we could not burden the already stressed infrastructure of the City. The festival brings thousands of visitors to Lambertville and that burden would not help our City right now.
 
The need in Lambertville is great with over half the homes in the City affected by Hurricane Ida’s unprecedented flooding.
 
There are some people that will spend a year getting their house back to a livable condition and some who will never return to their beloved homes because of the severe damage they sustained. In light of this tragedy, we are working on a fundraiser to benefit those flood victims hit hardest by Hurricane Ida. Stay tuned for details.
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