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Historic Smithville’s annual Mayfest is this weekend

Mayfest at Historic Smithville takes place rain or shine this Saturday and Sunday, May 14 and 15, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. There will be more than 100 juried crafters and vendors, an international food court, children’s activities, nonprofit organizations and live entertainment.

Feeling hungry? Stroll on over to the international food court to try a variety of offerings, but don’t forget to save room for some funnel cake! If you bring the grandkids, head over to the paddle boats where you can take your time gliding across the lake at your leisure, or take the grandkids for a ride on the old-fashioned carousel. Lastly, don’t forget to ride the train! The train is a great way to scope out the shops in the Village Greene as you plot your next move, shopping! As if all of the crafters and vendors are not enough, the Smithville Village offers over 60 unique shoppes. 

This event is a crowded one – as many as 12,000 people visit Mayfest each day. Some people choose to book a room at the Colonial Inn Bed and Breakfast, which is located right on the festival grounds.

Once the festivities start to wind down, the crowds get thinner and the musicians start packing up, you can head to the free shuttle bus which will take you back to your car or to Fred and Ethel’s for dinner. The shuttle bus, which runs from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., allows for parking in a location nearby to help avoid traffic.

Historic Smithville can be easily reached from the Garden State Parkway:

Garden State Parkway South:

  •  Exit 48 (puts you onto Rt.9)
  • Continue aprox. 4 miles to light at Moss Mill Rd. (CVS on corner)
  • Right onto Moss Mill Rd. (Village is on right)

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News provided by Historic Smithville.

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