October 7 & 8, 2017 The 28th Annual Cranberry Festival Sponored by the Downtown Bordentown Association
Photos by Deirdre Ryan Photography www.deirdreryanphotography.com
Started in 1989 by life long Bordentown City resident and co-founder of the Downtown Bordentown Association, Jackie Reed's inaugual Cranberry Fest started modestly enough with 12 crafters nestled onto one block of Walnut Street. Guided by Jackie's vision and leadership the festival quickly grew to include all of the Farnsworth Ave. business district and became one of the area's largest juried arts and crafts shows with over 150 crafters and 40,000 visitors annually. Now in its 28th(!) year the Cranberry Festival continues to grow and change. 2016 marked the retirement of Jackie from the Festival and sadly also the untimely passing of her longtime Cranberry Festival "partner in crime" Patti DeSantis. Though these faithful stewards of the Cranberry Festival will be sorely missed, what better way to honor their decades long contribution then to carry the torch into 2017 and beyond. So with an eye to the future, but never forgetting our past, the Downtown Bordentown Association is proud to present Cranberry Fest 2017!