Autumn in Moorestown Returns

Read on to get the skinny on Moorestown's big fall festival, from the entertainers who will be there to a special unveiling that will highlight the event.

It’s that time of year again.

In just four days, Main Street will be jammed with crafters, artists, classic cars and entertainers as far as the eye can see—along with several thousand Moorestonians and their neighbors.

The 19th annual Autumn in Moorestown festival will kick off at 9 a.m. Saturday, with nearly 100 arts and crafts vendors and roughly 200 classic cars expected to line Main Street from Church to Chester.

Event co-chair Helen Davies-Miramontes said the event usually attracts between 15,000 to 20,000 visitors, making it one of downtown Moorestown’s most popular events, right alongside Moorestown Day.

“It’s just an all-around great community event,” she said. “There’s really something there for everyone. There’s arts and crafts for the moms, and cars for the dads.”

Not to mention face painting and scarecrow building for the kids.

Special to the festival this year will be the unveiling of the “Children of Moorestown” monument on the lawn of the Community House. The bronze monument, which depicts five children holding hands and playing, is being created especially for the Community House by sculptor and former Moorestown resident Chad Fisher.

Though the unveiling is occurring independent of the Moorestown Business Association’s planning for Autumn in Moorestown, Davies-Miramontes is excited at the prospect of the events coinciding.

“The fact that they’re doing that in conjunction with the event is good,” she said.

A time has not yet been set for the unveiling. Stay tuned for more details as they become available.

Autumn in Moorestown goes until 4 p.m. Main Street will close beginning at 6:30 a.m. for setup and will reopen at 5 p.m.

The following children’s activities will be offered throughout the day:

  • Face painting and balloons
  • Woody – Autumn in Moorestown’s resident stiltwalker
  • Strolling life-sized puppeteer
  • Pumpkin painting (courtesy of TD Bank)
  • Scarecrow making (courtesy of Moorestown Fire Department)

The following entertainers will be performing throughout the day as well:

  • Buddy Rhodes and the Accords, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in front of the Community House
  • Rev. Chris Marsceill, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in front of Men’s Headquarters
  • Trio Nova, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in front of the Moorestown Running Company
  • Strolling Banjo Man, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Pops October 09, 2012 at 05:27 PM
Are the candidates coming to this extravaganza? Usually they come, don't they? We've been asking for lawn signs, still waiting. I guess we can snatch a few at this fair? How about the School Board candidates, are they coming?
David October 09, 2012 at 06:04 PM
I will be walking Main Street during Autumn in Moorestown, and I am sure that other candidates for the Board of Education will be doing so as well.
Brandon Pugh October 09, 2012 at 07:03 PM
I am looking forward to walking Main Street during Autumn in Moorestown as well. I enjoyed speaking with residents last June for Moorestown Day and can't wait to speak with more on Saturday. Brandon www.pughforboe.com
Different approach October 10, 2012 at 02:22 AM
We want republican lawn signs ! Only vote republican! How do we find out which party affiliation each school board candidate is? Could patch or each board candidate please announce that? Is this the big year for the republicans? Romney wants to save America while Obama wants to save big bird? What's up with that? Vote smart vote republican!
Christina Paciolla October 10, 2012 at 02:44 AM
i am the Cinnaminson Patch editor but was just reading Rob's article on Autumn in Moorestown when I saw this comment. School board candidates are non-partisan; there do not have a political affiliation.
Frederick John LaVergne for Congress October 10, 2012 at 03:35 AM
I will be "around" - easy to spot - large black suit, ugly tie, and coffee.
Mr. Moderate October 10, 2012 at 11:38 AM
Those that vote solely based on party lines, particularly as it relates to school board candidates simply don't get it. We have fantastic candidates some of whom lean right and some of whom lean left. Examine each individual's credentials and make an informed decision.
Chris Chiacchio October 10, 2012 at 01:13 PM
My family and I look forward to the Autumn in Moorestown Festival every year. It's a great event. Please come out and have fun and support Moorestown!
Yah Mo B There October 10, 2012 at 01:56 PM
#1 this is easily looked up on the patch. There were profiles done of all candidates. Use the search function top right.... #2 while school board candidates are "non-partisan" I would argue party affiliation tells voters a good deal about each candidate. Yeah, they should all be looked at individually, but bottom line is they do have party affiliations (as listed on the patch profiles) and that does matter. We all have leanings and you can't believe that any candidates political leanings don't affect their decisions they will make. Therefore party affiliation is important.
Frederick John LaVergne for Congress October 10, 2012 at 04:06 PM
Mr. Moderate...thank you. You will find no party handcuffs on me. (Davey Crockett said that first). The two-party system that keeps trying to imply that you have no other choices is responsible for the gridlock of the last many years. If you keep doin' what you're doin', you keep gettin' what you've got." Sending the same folks back, (With a 10% approval Rating, mind you) to do the job they've repeatedly failed at, is the very definition of insanity...(doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result). Meanwhile - enjoy the festival!
That timbercroft guy October 10, 2012 at 04:20 PM
Go GNP! Vote Jon Runyan for Congress! Waaassup in 2012 right? Vote column 2! Is Mr. Chiacchio gonna be our next Mayor? Or is it Mrs Jordan! Hope you guys have fun at Fall day!
Mr. Conservative October 10, 2012 at 04:56 PM
Chris Moye, Dimitri Schneiberg, and Brandon Pugh are all registered Republicans. All three of them, by chance, wound up in Column 2 of the ballot, same as the rest of the Republicans, so it keeps it simple. Joseph Ruccolo is unaffiliated, but calls himself a Republican. He is in Column 1. David Weinstein and Sheryl Sawin are both Democrats, located in Column 1 under all the other Democrats.
That timbercroft guy October 10, 2012 at 06:32 PM
So mr conservative, Moorestown should vote Column 2 including BOE candidates as well in column 2?
Frederick John LaVergne for Congress October 11, 2012 at 04:28 AM
TT guy - it's G.O.P. "Grand Old Party"


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