Community Event: Fishawack Festival, Chatham Borough

June 5, 2018 Turpin Real Estate

The community festival with the funny name returns to Chatham Borough on Saturday, June 9. The Fishawack Festival, a cultural heritage event, takes place rain or shine from 10am to 4pm throughout the borough. In 1971, Chatham’s Chamber of Commerce created this lively downtown celebration, a tradition that’s since evolved into an area-wide, annual tribute to friendship, charm and community pride.

For centuries Chatham has been a welcome stop for travelers and merchants along the Fishawack, the Lenni Lenape Indian’s term for the Passaic River and namesake of the festival. This event includes Chatham merchant sidewalk sales, outdoor dining, hand-made crafts and artwork, show-and-tell displays on everything from honey bees to planting trees, plus fun and games for kids of all ages.

The Fishawack Festival hosts a local Art Exhibit at the Library of the Chathams, Craft Vendors, Chatham Jaycee’s Fishawack Run, a Kids’ Fun Zone, Live Entertainment, Pop-Up Entertainment, a Food Court, Shop Chatham, Car Show, Art for Hope Exhibit at Borough Hall, Senior Lounge, Northern Jersey Bloodmobile, Firematics, School Days at Borough Hall, Volunteer Recognition and a Movie Under the Stars at dusk. Contact Festival Manager Janice R. Piccolo at for additional information.

Attending the Fishawack Festival is a great way to get to know Chatham if you are considering buying a home in the area.  Turpin’s Chatham office at 186 Main Street has lots of information about Chatham homes for sale and New Jersey real estate. Our agents can offer advice about luxury homes for sale in Chatham, real estate in Chatham or luxury real estate for sale in New Jersey. Contact Turpin at 877-788-7746 to learn more about living in Chatham.

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