Festival Details - "Margate Fall FunFest September 24 & 25th, Amherst Ave between Decatur & Coolidge Avenues"...
Start: Saturday, September 24, 2022 11:00AM
End: Sunday, September 25, 2022 4:00PM
Celebrating its 21st anniversary, Margate's marquee event, Fall Funfest By The Bay, Saturday and Sunday, September 24 and 25th, brings over 110 booths and amusements comprised of delectable foods, unique fine arts and crafts, Margate retailers, sponsors, nonprofits, Margate City municipal departments, kid’s activities and… that doesn’t even include all the great FREE stuff like 11 Live bands on the WZXL 100.7 Main Stage, 12 acts on the 95.1 WAYV Kid’s Stage and “DJ for a Day”, Ray Scott’s Dock Wetlands Wonderland, two days of parades featuring Miss New Jersey, Augostina Mallous, Miss Atlantic County Brooke Feldman, costumed characters, Jersey String Band and MORE (whew)!! Oh did we mention, the 25th Annual Steve and Cookie’s Dog Show on Sunday, a beer garden, Saturday Cornhole Tournament and the immensely popular Tito’s Handmade Vodka tent??? Thousands of visitors attend Margate Fall Funfest to enjoy the breathtaking family friendly venue along the beautiful bayfront and promenade, and the friendly spirit of the people of Margate! Funfest is loaded with new entertainment and activities including music, games, back-bay nature tours and educational exhibits. Vendors from throughout the region will be offering food and crafts. The area’s represented bars and restaurants will be alive with visitors and the fun kicks off on Saturday, Sept. 24 from 11 am- 6 pm and continues through Sunday the 25 from 11am-4 pm. The fun kicks off on Saturday, from 11 am- 6 pm and continues through Sunday from 11am-4pm, along Amherst Avenue, between Decatur and Coolidge Avenues. Free jitney shuttle service is available all along Ventnor and Amherst Avenues and from the parking lot at the Eugene Tighe School on 7804 Amherst Avenue. Just look for the FREE FUNFEST JITNEY sign in the jitney window. A dozen musical bands will be featured on the main stage, playing everything from rock, to country, to reggae. Visitors will also enjoy Steve and Cookie’s Annual Dog Show 11:30 am-12:30 pm on site at Steve & Cookie’s before the show. A K-9 demonstration will be held at 11:30 am, These are just some of the many highlight’s visitors can expect to find along Amherst Avenue, between Decatur and Coolidge Avenues. Saturday features the return of the Funfest Cornhole Tournament presented by Haven Marketing with a $500 top prize and open to all ages. Register online at Fall Funfest Cornhole Tournament or day of on Washington Ave. from 10 am - noon, tournament begins at 1pm. The event is hosted by Colmar True Value Home Center. Sunday is free Cornhole recreational play. Featured entertainment this year on the 95.1 WAYV Kid's Stage will be games and magicians, performing jaw dropping shows with comedy and audience participation, as well as the talented dancers from Emerald Isle Dance Academy. Adults and children can get on the microphone as 95.1 WAYV now offers listeners a chance to be ‘DJ for a Day’ participants will be put in front of a live microphone, with a custom radio station music bed, script and backdrop. Create your "DJ" name, then the station records your audio and video, posting on station socials for your friends and family to see! This activity is FREE and is open to people of all ages!. Crafts from over 65 juried artisans offering a wide variety of handmade crafts including wood designs, pottery, fall décor, culinary artisan products and unique jewelry, as well as local businesses showcasing their unique items and clothing. All of this will be in addition to a character parade, Miss New Jersey, Miss Atlantic County, ACUA’s Supercan, the Mummer’s, children’s gymnastics, and yoga demonstrations. Ray Scott’s Dock ‘Wetland Wonderland’ will be hosting a myriad of activities including the annual Terrapin Turtle Release, call 609-822-6819 to reserve a boat seat. Metal sculptures by Barry Winokur will be available for purchase and NEW this year will be a Monarch Butterfly display, crafts and Create-A Butterfly Garden. The Marine Mammal Standing Center and Sustainable Downbeach will have a variety of displays featuring ocean and bay life. Visitors will enjoy shopping at local businesses for early holiday gift buying or picking up something for themselves! For unique clothing items visit Shop Sixty Five, Lilly’s and J-Lor. Shoppers can get all the cool surfing apparel & more at Heritage Surf & Sport and the hottest designer fish logo’d shirts, hats and decals at Steelfin. Revel Ride, Margate’s newest business will offer coupons & discounts to their spin classes!
2022 event sponsors are 100.7 WZXL, 95.1 WAYV, Atlantic County Utilities Authority, Draft Kings, Downbeach Express, Hartman Home Team of Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, Fox & Roach Realtors, South Jersey Electric Vehicles, Margate Business Association, Maynard’s Café, Mediagate, Ray Scott’s Dock, Steve & Cookie's Restaurant & Oyster Bar, Dr. Joe Berretone, DMD, Humana, New York Life, WAWA, Novelli Team, Compass RE, Renewal by Andersen and Tomatoe's. visit MargateHasMore.com
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