Month: September 2017

The 18th Annual Mercer County Italian American Festival

The 18th Annual Mercer County Italian American Festival, September 22, 23, 24 2017.

Festival Hours:

Friday: 3pm – 11pm, Saturday: 12 noon – 11pm, Sunday: 12 noon – 9:30pm
Admission: Adults: $5.00, Senior Citizens, 65 years of age and older: $4.00, Children, 12 years of age and younger: FREE


See website for details.

Food Piazza

Enjoy Italian specialties from many of the area’s best Italian restaurants and vendors plus stop by our wine and beer gardens for a refreshing beverage.
Italian Market Tents
Peruse over 60 offerings in our Italian Market and purchase Italian and Italian-American handcrafted products from numerous vendors.
Italian Heritage Pavilion
View memorabilia with over 200 displays of important and famous Italian-Americans who have made a contribution to our Country. Check out more Italian products, crafts and organizations.


Bocce is available to all who come to the festival, free of charge. There will be tournaments, bocce lessons, and time for everyone to play.  To participate in a tournament or need additional information, contact the festival office at 609-631-7544 or

Cultural Theater

Listen to guest speakers and watch cooking demonstrations. Located in the Italian Heritage Pavilion in front of the beautiful tapestry of Venice.

Dance Tents

Dance to your favorite performers on covered dance floors.

Amusement Rides

Enjoy more than twenty amusement rides for the whole family, provided by Majestic Midways. Rides are open all three days of the festival (Fri. 4pm – 10pm, Sat. 1pm -11 pm, Sun. 1pm-9:30 pm). Rides require two to five amusement ride tickets with most in the three to four tickets range. Tickets cost $1.50 each for quantities below 25 and $1.00 each for quantities of 25 or more. (Minimum purchase is two tickets).

SPECIAL REDUCED RATE HOURS: See website for details.

Munchkinland will be housed in a tent and will have a soft play area for children under 36″ tall and coin operated rides and games for those under 42″ tall. There will be a changing station with hand sanitizer as well and benches for adults to rest.


Enjoy performances on two stages including the Investors Bank Stage and the Cabaret Tent. Entertainment includes national and international favorites, Italian folk dancers, big band music, traditional Italian music, Italian American favorites, opera, and children’s entertainment. Click here for this year’s schedule.

Fireworks Spectacular

Join us on Saturday and stay for the festival’s spectacular fireworks display at 9:40 PM, immediately following the headliner performance.

Sunday Mass

Start Sunday with Mass at 11:00 am at the Investors Bank Stage. The Mass will be offered by Monsignor James Innocenzi in honor of military veterans. Then be part of the re-creation of a long-time Chambersburg “Feast of Lights” tradition when the statue of the Madonna di Casandrino is carried in procession immediately following the service.  Parking and Admission are FREE for those arriving for Mass before 11:00AM.

Super 50/50

See website for details.

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Tri-State Railway Historical Society offers free train rides along historic former Dover & Rockaway Branch of the Central Railroad of New Jersey

Celebrate Rockaway 2017, Sunday, September 17, 1-5 p.m. 26 East Main St., Rockaway, NJ, 07866 

The Tri-State Railway Historical Society will be offering train rides in Rockaway, NJ on September 17, 2017 as part of the Celebrate Rockaway 2017 street fair.

In partnership with the Borough of Rockaway and the Dover & Rockaway River Railroad, passengers will be treated to free 15-minute train rides aboard DL&W No. 896, L&NE No. 580, and RRRR No. 10 along the historic former Dover & Rockaway Branch of the Central Railroad of New Jersey.

Trains depart from the parking lot of Potbelly’s Riverside Cafe. The first train leaves at 1 PM and additional trains will leave as necessary.

More information about the street fair,

Railroad Museum [for a day] Hosted by the United Railroad Historical Society of New Jersey, Boonton, NJ

On Sunday, September 24th, 2017 from 10 AM to 4 PM join the United Railroad Historical Society for a celebration of New Jersey’s railroad history:

West Boonton Yard: 104 Morris Avenue, Boonton, NJ 07005.

Railroad Museum [for a day] is hosted by the United Railroad Historical Society of New Jersey, owners of the largest and most historic railroad collection in New Jersey. During this once-a-year event, the URHS Restoration Facility in Boonton, NJ will become New Jersey’s largest railroad museum.

For the sixth consecutive year, the URHS will open the gates of its normally-private Boonton NJ Restor­ation Facility to showcase some of its historic collection. Railroad Museum [for a day] will provide a rare, family-friendly opportunity to admire, explore, and go inside our historic trains and learn about their connection to the region we live in.

Visitors will be able to get up close and personal with vintage railroad equipment and well as visiting classic cars, trucks, buses, and military vehicles. Live music, food concessions, historical & educational presentations, and vendors of railroad-related souvenirs will round out a day that the whole family can enjoy!

ADMISSION – Adults (age 12+) – $5.00   Children (ages 3-11) – $3.00   Babies (ages 0-2) – FREE!

Railroad Museum [for a day] for even more details!

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