Frenchtown Riverfest Returns


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Frenchtown Riverfest Returns

Come celebrate the arts at Frenchtown’s annual Riverfest Celebration, happening on Sunday, September 3, 2017 from noon until 7pm.


The day begins with a unique performance from the ArtYard at 10:30am – at the former site of Kerr’s Chickeries a giant egg with crack open and performers in bird costumes will emerge.
Local musicians will perform at two venues – in the middle of Bridge Street and in Sunbeam Park beside the Delaware River, a variety of vendors will be on hand, and the popular paper boats race will return.
Performers on the Bridge Street stage will include the Saddletones:

The Wallace Brothers,

Alex Wolfson,

Sara’s Jazz Band,

and Baby Finster.

Other event highlights include:

  • A photo exhibit and contest, “Summer on the Delaware,” at the Brokaw Photographic Studio at 34 Bridge St.
  • Skye Van Saun will be at the Book Garden (28 Bridge St.) to create personalized poetry on demand
  • Yarn-dyeing using natural colors will be demonstrated from 2-5 p.m. at the Spinnery (33 Race St.)
  • Rick Epstein will conduct historical walking tours at noon, 2 and 4 p.m. Meet in front of the Book Garden, 28 Bridge St. The price is $10.
  • Native American drumming.
  • An Eyes of the Wild display of wild animals.
  • More musicians including Lolly Hopwood singing children’s songs, Keith and Laura Strunk reading stories for children, Singer/songwriters Nate Walker, Brian Fitz and Joe Cocco, and The Folkenpunk Trio (bluegrass).
  • Specials at local stores including 70% off at Country Chic Boutique and 15% off at River Gypsy.

Additional parking is available at Kathee’s General Store, at Frenchtown school, in the lot at Old Frenchtown Field, and at Artie’s Bar & Grill at 1121 Route 12 (GPS address: Frenchtown). Shuttle service will be available from Artie’s. Bike-check service will be available behind the Bridge Cafe.


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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.