This Labor Day you might want to walk the walk at the mother of all street fairs…For 33 years, the town of Rutherford, just a ten minute drive from Baristaville, has been partying in the streets. This Monday, rain or shine, you’ll find 200+ vendors of fun, fashion, furniture (antique), crafts and food (check out the Thai cooking demo) along Park Avenue from Ames to Lincoln Park. Watch out for the strolling guitarists and clowns making the rounds.
There’s live music at the big band shell in Lincoln Park by the Dick Richards Band (Big Band) 11 am-1 pm, Mad Dog Mary (Rock and Roll ) 1-3 pm and The Kootz Band (50’s and 60’s) 3-5 pm. Jazz guitarist Vinny Landolfi will be playing on the lawn of the Presbyterian Church 11 am-1 pm followed by Dixieland Band 1-3 pm and Bagpipers 3-5.

New this year is the information presentation stage: learn from the experts about home remodeling, and energy efficiency. Presentations by Let‚Äôs Face It Remodeling 11 am, Owens Corning 11:30 am, and Kitchen Magic at noon…near the Chase Bank on Park Avenue.
Free Classic Movies at the Williams Center rides and games for children on the Presbyterian church lawn. Don’t miss the art show and art sale.
It’s New Jersey’s biggest street fair, rated G, and free. 10am-5pm. 201-460-3000, x3156.
Looking for something wild? Ladies, if you want to get your wench on, grab your partner and head to the hills for New York’s Renaissance Faire going on all Labor Day weekend.

5 replies on “Rutherford’s Mega Street Fair”

  1. This Rutherford fair has a great postcard vendor. I bought a card a couple of years back of Bloomfield Ave. circa the early 1900’s. Pretty cool.
    That being said…
    Down with September!

  2. WORST PIECE OF TRASH GARAGE SALE “FAIR” IN the world. thank you for sending me there without warning.

  3. UM–i think you are mistaking Rutherford fo Nutley and thier trash fair. Rutherford had table after table of vintage bakelite bracelets, vintage clothing, diswear from the 40’s and 50’s–I got some great shabby chic stuff to add to my funky KITCSH en. I guess you have to have tast and vision..or maybe you like to pay more$ for the same thing. If you could ignore Corzine and the smoked meat thingies being cooked–as well as the loud screaming band–it was phunn…

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