RiverFest, “Summer’s Last Fling”, is held on Labor Day Weekend in Northwestern New Jersey.
Frenchtown, NJ celebrates RiverFest on Labor Day Weekend every year. This celebration of the end of summer offers an entire weekend of events featuring free live music, an outrageous pet costume show, a live radio broadcast, a fashion show, an arts and crafts show, educational exhibits and demonstrations, a benefit wine tasting, an independent film festival, gourmet food tastings, art gallery openings, book signings and more.
RiverFest was begun to celebrate the role of the Delaware River in local history and to support the preservation of the river and the surrounding environment. Each year the organizers expand the role of not-for-profit organizations in sharing information with the public and advancing conservation and preservation.
The festival kicks off on Friday night at sundown with a special wine tasting that acts as a fund-raiser to support the open space preservation efforts of The Hunterdon Land Trust Alliance. It is sponsored by our local wine experts and merchants extraordinaire Armand and Anthony Correra of the Wine Hut.
Shown below are some scenes from the first day of festivities on Saturday, September 1, 2007. A Green Theme of environmental consciousness was featured in the 2007 festival.
A proud hunk poses for the camera.
A beautiful selection of orchids were available from a local grower.
One of the booths demonstrated a new line of Green Cleaning Products.
Some of the entries in the Dogs on the Delaware Contest.
A goat in a felt coat.
A smart little dog with a heightened environmental consciousness helps his owner recycle garbage for the pet show.
One of the performers on the mainstage of the festival.