Correction: A previous version of this story contained an error about the start time of the Scott Coffee 8K Run. The race begins at 8:30 a.m.
“More of the usual” isn’t typically a phrase that elicits excitement.
But when the “usual” includes a “messy blueberry pie”-eating contest, musical entertainment, face painting, food and fun, exceptions can be made.
Saturday marks the 36th annual Moorestown Day, and event organizer Jeanette Habina said attendees can look forward to all the same diversions they’ve come to expect from the festival—just more of them.
She said the Moorestown Business Association (MBA), which runs the event, has registered more businesses—including many Moorestown restaurants—than ever before. All told, more than 200 vendors will line Main Street from Church Street to Chester Avenue.
“It’s just such a great way to bring together the community,” said Habina, who chairs the MBA’s Moorestown Day planning committee. “. It’s what every little community that has a Main Street signifies every single day.”
The vendors will be many and varied, according to Habina, including a number of events and activities for kids. The and will also perform musical numbers during the day.
The annual pie-eating contest will be held on the front lawn of the at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Competitors this year will gorge on “messy” blueberry pies provided by (though let’s be honest—any pie consumed in a pie-eating contest ends up messy).
Local acts Buddy Rhodes and The Accords will perform in front of the Community House between 12 and 3.
While Moorestown Day officially kicks off at 9 a.m., , sponsored by the Moorestown Rotary.
Now in its 28th year, proceeds from this year’s 8K will benefit the . The roughly 5-mile race starts at 8:30 a.m. outside the Community House.
If you’re looking to tread somewhat off the beaten path, check out the at the on High Street (proceeds from sales benefit the restoration) or visit the ’s huge book sale. Hundreds of gently used books—along with DVDs, CDs and audio books—will be for sale on the front lawn of the library.
Also, from 10-11 a.m., local band Bob’s Bandits will perform outside the library.
So whether you’re a child or an adult, a music or theater lover, a competitive pie-eater or a book collector, you can find something to do at Moorestown Day.
“We’re trying to identify what people really want and give it to them,” she said. “There’s literally something for everybody.”