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.