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is held annually
the fourth Saturday of June at Whitesbog Historical Village
in Brendan T. Byrne State Forest, 120-34 Whitesbog Road (off
Route 530), Browns Mills NJ. The 2012 date is Saturday,
June 23, 2012. $8 per carload, or $3 per person arriving by
bus/tour. Pinelands crafters and artists “alley” featuring
art, handicrafts, and photography. The Pinelands Antique Engine
Association’s displays, as well as walking and wagon tours,
are interactive experiences festival goers can enjoy throughout
the day. For the children, activities such as the blueberry
pie-eating contest will keep the young ones entertained. Live
bluegrass music lends the perfect soundtrack to the festival.
For more nformation, call 609-893-4646.
Red, White and Blueberry Festival takes place in Hammonton
NJ (blueberry capital of the world!). The 2012 date is Sunday,
July 1, from 10AM to 5PM at the Hammonton High School grounds
on Old Forks Road, just off Rte 30 (White Horse Pike) in Hammonton.
The combination of live music, kiddie rides, arts & crafts, a
blueberry bake-off, a fantastic Classic Car Show run by Cruisin’
Classics, incredible food, and of course blueberries in every
shape and form has made this day a family favorite for people
from all over the Delaware Valley. Once again, admission and parking
are free. Expanded trolley rides from remote parking areas
will also be available free of charge.
of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, one of the oldest Italian Festivals
in the United States, takes place in Hammonton in July each year.
This celebration in honor of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel began in the
year of 1875 in the home of Antonio Capelli. He, along with a
small group of fellow immigrants, prayed in front of a painting
of the Virgin Mary and formed a procession in front of the home.
They prayed in thanks for their safe journey to America, their
successful farming season, and for the blessings and good fortune
found in their new home in Hammonton, NJ. The 2012 FEAST runs
from July 11 thru 16.
Monday thru Saturday,
July 23-28, 2012: 21th
Annual Pine Barrens Festival takes place at the Church
of the Holy Eucharist in Tabernacle, NJ. Six fun-filled nights
of Food, live entertainment, games, rides, culture devoted to
the NJ Pine Barrens, dancing and more! HOURS: nightly from 6:00
pm 'til 11:00 pm Kitchen; Games & Rides open at 6:30 pm and entertainment
Band performance times are 7:00 pm -11:00 pm Monday-Thursday and
800 pm -1200 pm Friday and Saturday. For more information, visit
or call (609) 268-8383.
Ocean County Decoy and Gunning Show is held the last weekend
of September at Tip Seaman County Park in Tuckerton NJ. 2012 dates
are Sept. 29 & 30, 2012. For more information, call 609-971-3085.
Weekend and Cookoff Classic is held in Beach Haven (Long
Beach island) NJ. 2012 date is SEPTEMBER 29 & 30, 2012.
Barrens Jamboree -
held annually the second Saturday in October, this is one of the
best ways to experience the Pine Barrens! Music all day long,
dozens of crafters, local food, and admission is free! The 2012
date is Saturday, OCTOBER 13, 2012.
Chatsworth Cranberry Festival is held annually
in Chatsworth, on the third
weekend in October. If it's cranberries you want, this is the
place! OCTOBER 20 & 21, 2012.
RAIN OR SHINE!
COUNTRY LIVING FAIR at BATSTO VILLAGE, a celebration of all things
country, is held yearly the third Sunday of October. The
2012 date is October 21.
| The Pine Barrens
is becoming a popular tourist destination. It offers history, nature, boating,
camping, fishing, swimming, and most of all, peace and tranquility. It's
important to families who live here, whether for a few years or many generations,
that our peace and tranquility be preserved.A local lawyer or doctor won't
look any different than his neighbor who works the land. Thousand dollar
suits aren't what impress people of the Pines - taking care of nature and
fellow man is what matters. To that end, it is important for you to know
that as a visitor to our precious Pine Barrens, you should show respect
for the flora and fauna, for the historical buildings or their remains,
and show respect for the "locals". Walk and drive gently. Treat
our Pine Barrens as you would want a visitor to treat your own home town
- and your own family. Thank you.
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