SHARING THE TOWN WITH THE BOOK FESTIVAL
In Collingswood, we love our festivals. Once again this Saturday, the Farmers’ Market will make changes to our site plan to accommodate the Borough’s need to use Irvin Avenue to relieve traffic congestion caused by the closing of Haddon Avenue for the Book Fair.
Guest vendors have been moved from Irvin Avenue into the heart of the Market. We kept the guest vendor roster light for this reason. We’re happy to host Market Day Canele and Jalma’s Beach Plum Preserves only.
COLLINGSWOOD BOOK FAIR
For everyone else in town, this big annual event is a chance to stroll the Avenue shopping for books and bookish events. For us, it means we can’t use Haddon Avenue and traffic can be difficult everywhere in Collingswood. Don’t count on using Haddon Avenue any time after 6am. The festival runs Saturday only. We often get good spillover crowds, which makes it easier to accept the traffic troubles, but some vendors report it’s historically been a “slow” day.
MUSIC YES. VOLUNTEER TENT NO.
As we have done before on days like this, we’ll forgo the FOFM tent to make room for vehicles to pass on Irvin Avenue, but the music tent will still function as usual and host the always popular Trio Nova Duo!
Then, at the west end music stage, Dave Kelly will perform an acoustic set, so the music will be live at both ends.
EARLY DEPARTURES (?)
The end of the season has come for A T Buzby. Their early departure has created the room we need to bring the guest vendors “inside” for this week.
The Eckert corn truck will also not be with us this week, but they hope to return SAT OCT 12.
FEATURED ARTIST JENNIFER TALARICO
Jennifer hand knits and hand weaves clothing, accessories and rugs using natural fibers and repurposed fabric. Her designs are classic and her taste and palette are exquisite.
PLEASE SUPPORT THE ANIMAL SHELTERS
We’ve still managed to find space for two nonprofit animal shelters this week. Both the New Jersey Aid for Animals group and the Camden County Animal Shelter will be with us. Bring pet foods, linens, towels and blankets, cleaning supplies, cash, and a big heart.