BLAIRSTOWN, N.J. – September 26, 2023 – The Blairstown Enhancement Committee (BEC) is excited to announce the return of the 2023 Blairstown Fall Festival, which includes the “Bedlam in Blairstown Bed Races”. This third annual festival is set for Saturday, October 28, at the scenic Footbridge Park. The event, running from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm regardless of weather, will see the bed races and parade commence at noon.
Attendees can immerse themselves in a lively festival ambiance with live music, a local craft beer garden, children’s activities, and a vendor fair featuring over 50 exhibitors. A diverse array of food trucks will be available, including Chef D’s artisan grilled cheese, Chow Wow Asian Fusion, Rosie’s Empanadas, Tacos Chicas, Tasty Wings, and Greek specialties from Yianni & Yiayia’s.
A key festival attraction is the bed races, which are open to both racing teams and parade floats. The BEC invites community members to join in. Participants need only team spirit and inventive costumes — the rolling beds are supplied. This year’s bed race entrants include “Running Scared” and “Run for Your Lives,” both nodding to Blairstown’s “Friday the 13th” fame. Parade bed floats provide businesses and community groups a chance to showcase their creativity along the route lined with fans. Now’s the time to enlist your team! Register by the Sunday, October 1, deadline to secure your spot. Visit the festival’s “Bed Race and Parade Team Registration” webpage for details.
The community event always welcomes and needs volunteers for setting up, managing kids’ activities, and keeping the festival running smoothly. Register on the BEC’s SignUpGenius page. For inquiries, reach out to the BEC on Facebook @blairstownBEC or send emails to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Expanded Festival Bandstand Performances
This year’s augmented musical performances are made possible by a grant from the Warren County Cultural & Heritage Division. The day will feature:
· Dani Zanoni: an indie/pop singer-songwriter, Dani launched her musical journey with the single, “Facing Reality” in 2017. Explore her work at danizanoni.com.
· Folk Out Da Way: an acoustic cover band known for folk renditions of popular songs. Learn more at folkoutdaway.com.
· Water Street: a band that fuses Americana with spirited rock and bluegrass elements. Their third album, “All We Tried To Be,” was released in March 2022. Sample their work at waterstreetofficial.com.
About the Blairstown Enhancement Committee (BEC)
The BEC, a volunteer-driven group, focuses on beautification, economic development, and community initiatives. Their aim is to foster a thriving economy while preserving the region’s unique character. Learn more at BlairstownBEC.com or follow them on Facebook and Instagram @BlairstownBEC.