Millburn Turns Out for Annual Street Fair
Monday, September 23, 2013 • 6:33am
MILLBURN, NJ – The township held its annual Millburn Street Fair on Sunday, and throughout the day, more than 150 brightly colored stands were brimming with activity on Millburn Avenue and Springfield Street.
People from all over the region enjoyed a day of shopping, games, food and music. Scott Morgan said that he came for “the beautiful day. The Millburn Street Fair is a nice thing to do and I can run into people from around town here.”
Everything from jewelry to CDs and home renovations were sold at the street fair. People were able to roam from stand to stand and enjoy the thousands of products being sold.
One vendor, Bob of Puppets “N” Strings & Things, has been a part of the Millburn Street Fair for many years. He said, “The fair is great. It’s well-run and the people who run it do a phenomenal job.” Half of Keansburg, where the toy stall is based, was badly affected by Hurricane Sandy, yet the Puppets “N” Strings & Things was luckily unaffected and was able to attend the Millburn Street Fair yet again this year.
Some stands, such as Arcadia Bird Sanctuary and Educational Center, were there to raise awareness and funds for their causes. The Arcadia Sanctuary was at the Fair to raise money for rescue birds and amazed locals with five of its rescued birds. Additionally, Shop Rite was raising money to fight hunger and the local fire house was raising awareness about fire prevention.
Other stands provided lunch for the many locals who attended the street fair. Vendors offered American, Middle Eastern, and Hispanic food. According to Claire Saudino, one stand’s funnel cake was “they best I’ve ever had.”
Later, the Indie band Flying Dogs of Jupiter performed in the parking lot next to Dunkin Donuts. Nearby, kids were able to learn tae kwon do, go on a pony ride, play in the bouncy castle and go down the bouncy slide.
People chatted with friends, shopped, listened to music, bought raffle tickets and played carnival games. Some locals even posed for pictures with the Apex Tiger, a costumed tiger from a local martial arts center, and Woody Dunkan, a patriotic stilt walker.
The Millburn/Short Hills Chamber of Commerce and Investor’s Bank sponsored the event.