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                     The 2014 Shad Festival


33rd  annual Shad Festival -- April 26 & 27 - 2014

12:30-5:30 pm both days – no fee for admission – rain or shine! Get Your Shad On! Come and celebrate the arrival of spring!

Each year the festival highlights our region's arts community, the City of Lambertville, the Delaware River, and of course, our favorite fish, the Shad! The Shad Festival has evolved from a local art show into a nationally recognized award-winning event. Shad Fest features the area's finest artists and crafters, great food live music and family entertainment, but the two-day extravaganza also serves as a venue for local non-profit organizations to raise necessary operating funds. 

PARKING AT SHAD FEST  Sections of Lambertville’s main streets will be closed for the festival, so do not try to drive all the way into town. Follow the parking signs to our lot and park for the entire day for $10.  Shuttle buses will transport you to the festival from the lot located at the ESC School West Amwell Campus, 1422 Route 179, Lambertville, NJ 08530.  Proceeds benefit the Lambertville – New Hope Rotary.

Get your O’Fish’l Shad Fest T Shirt! Come to the centrally located Chamber table and pick up your O’fish’l Shad Fest T-Shirt. This year, the T shirt and Shad Fest artwork is designed by Lambertville graphic designer and artist Liz Battaglia. 

Artists and Crafters: 80 of the region’s finest artists and crafters featuring everything – jewelry, ceramics, furniture, apparel, accessories, home décor and more!

  In The Food Court: everything from taco salads to fried Calamari! There will also be the tried and true favorites: shad chowder, hot dogs, fried oreos, hamburgers, fries and fresh lemonade for the traditionalists! Don’t forget to try some of Wild Bill’s Olde Fashion Soda featuring wonderful homemade sodas like root beer, cream soda and sasparilla.

 Family fun: Face Painting, Sand Art, and other children’s activities. Kids will go crazy for the rides because they're back! Don’t miss the fun and educational shad seining demonstrations down at Lewis Island where the Delaware River Basin Commission will be teaching us about how to test water quality.

 Poster Display and Auction -Over 150 original art posters, created and donated by local artists, are on display during Shad Festival weekend in the recreation room of the First Presbyterian Church, 31 N. Union St. These posters will be auctioned off on Sunday at 3 pm – the monies going to scholarships for students pursuing a collegiate career in the arts. Stop by the Church to see auction posters. Local schoolchildren’s posters will be on display at the Justice Center, 25 S. Union Street. Visit www.shadfestposters.com for more information.

Thanks to all our sponsors - they make this award-winning community event possible!

HUNTERDON MEDICAL CENTER FOUNDATION 2014 Presenting Shad Festival Sponsor www.hunterdonhealthcare.org   The Shad Festival is pleased to have HMCF as the 2014 Presenting Sponsor. Hunterdon Healthcare System is a non-profit health care organization in Flemington, NJ committed to providing a full range of quality services that respond to the needs of the community. Hunterdon Healthcare System has partnered with the Hunterdon Physician Practice Association to form Hunterdon Healthcare Partners LLC, an integrated delivery network dedicated to enhancing your care. The 178-bed Medical Center provides comprehensive medical, diagnostic, surgical, behavioral health, rehabilitative and preventive health services for inpatients and outpatients. 

CITY OF LAMBERTVILLE Shad Festival Sponsor  The Shad Festival would not be possible without the support and assistance of the City of Lambertville. Many thanks to Mayor DelVecchio and members of City Council, City Clerk Ege, City offices and staff, The Lambertville Department of Public Works, The Lambertville Police Department and the Lambertville Municipal Utilities Authority. 

 XFINITY Shad Festival Sponsor    www.comcast.com Xfinity is a longtime Shad Fest Sponsor. As the costs of producing Shad Fest continue to rise, we thank Xfinity for their continued support which helps keep this award-winning community event going strong. Visit their booth and learn how XFINITY delivers the best in TV, Internet, Phone and now Home automation services.

 NEW JERSEY LOTTERY  Shad Festival Sponsor   www.state.nj.us/lottery/  The mission of the New Jersey Lottery is to raise revenue for maximum contribution to education and institutions benefiting the citizens of New Jersey through the sale of Lottery products. We accomplish this by providing entertaining products through a dynamic public business enterprise built upon honesty, integrity, customer satisfaction, teamwork, and public/private partnerships.

 CALLAWAY HENDERSON SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY Shad Festival Sponsor    www.callawayhenderson.com With over 80 years combined experience and offices in Lambertville, Pennington, Skillman, Princeton and Cranbury, NJ, Callaway Henderson Sotheby’s International Realty specializes in residential properties, horse farms, country estates, retail and commercial buildings, rentals and property management. Our brokerage services span Hunterdon, Mercer, Somerset, Middlesex and Monmouth counties in NJ and Bucks County in PA. Visit us at 69 Bridge St. in Lambertville (609) 397-1974, 10 S. Main St. in Pennington (609) 737-7765, 1325 Route 206 in Skillman (908)874-0000, 4 Nassau St. in Princeton (609) 921-1050, 39 N. Main St. in Cranbury (609) 395-0444 or at our website www.callawayhenderson.com. Look for our booth at Shad Festival.

 UNITED WATER Shad Festival Sponsor    www.unitedwater.com “With our local partners, we make a difference where we live and work. We provide comprehensive, sustainable water and wastewater management solutions that promote public, economic, and environmental health. Water is our life.”

 DAVID LERNER ASSOCIATES  Shad Festival Sponsor     www.davidlerner.com Since 1976, David Lerner Associates has offered a full range of investments featuring those that, we believe, are based on real value and frequently pay significant dividends or interest.

 KITCHEN MAGIC   Shad Festival Sponsor      610-365-3140  Kitchen Magic specializes in cabinet refacing and kitchen remodeling solutions. We’ve installed and refaced thousands of beautiful, top quality kitchens! Choose from cabinet refacing, new custom cabinetry or a combination of both for all your kitchen remodeling needs. In an industry where it can be hard to find a company to trust, we aim to exceed your expectations!

 THE BANK OF PRINCETON Shad Festival Sponsor  www.thebankofprinceton.com The Bank of Princeton is a true community bank.  We pride ourselves in getting to know our customers, and we look forward to providing them with unrivalled customer service.  The Bank of Princeton offers online banking, 24 Hour ATM’s, checking accounts with no fees, competitive interest bearing accounts, as well as a variety of loan products.  The Lambertville Branch also features our own artist gallery displaying the work of local school children and artists from the area. Please visit our location at 10 Bridge Street, Lambertville NJ 08530, or on the web at www.thebankofprinceton.com.  

BATHFITTER Shad Festival Sponsor www.bathfitter.com There is no easier way to give your bathroom a fresh looks that your family can enjoy for years to come. All of our seamless products are made from the finest materials and created with your safety in mind. We can help you attain any look that will meet your bathroom design and functionality needs without compromising on quality. And we can install your new bath or shower in just one day!

LEAF FILTER Shad festival Sponsor www.leaffilter.com LeafFilter gutter covers use of the most effective debris-blocking and water-handling gutter screens in the history of the gutter protection industry! Absolutely nothing will adhere to our surgical grade stainless steel microfilter gutter guards.  Our patented microfilter will never rust or corrode. LeafFilter gutter screens provide home owners with a revolutionary approach to gutter protection which cannot be delivered by any other product. Use our interactive “How It Works” feature on our website to learn more.

CHAMPION HOME EXTERIORS Shad Festival Sponsor www.championwindow.com We set our standards of quality, value and customer service to the highest degree. We go the distance to ensure your experience with Champion is a pleasurable one. From the initial purchase, installation and years later, you will find us ready and willing to serve you. Because we custom manufacture our windows, doors and patio rooms, we are able to ensure our stringent quality and craftsmanship requirements. It is our goal that each and every Champion customer receives quality products backed by unsurpassed customer service.

CUTCO CUTLERY  Shad Festival Sponsor www.cutco.com CUTCO engineers spent years perfecting the strength, ergonomics and utility of every product that bears the CUTCO name.  The three-step heat treating process ensures the innovative Double-D and straight-edge blades are durable, flexible and hold a razor-sharp edge. MADE IN AMERICA – CUTCO knives have been made for more than 60 years at their factory in Olean, NY and each knife is inspected before it’s shipped to you. CUTCO cares for customers in many ways, including in-home sharpening and expert help from skilled customer service representatives.

 ING FINANCIAL PARTNERS   Shad Festival Sponsor    www.ingfinancialpartners.com   ING Financial Partners is a full-service, independently-managed broker-dealer. Our registered representatives and investment adviser representatives enjoy full access to the ING brand, unique bank products, dedicated trust services, and a powerful technology platform. The extensive resources of ING behind each representative make it easier to help you with all your financial planning needs.


 2014 Shad Fest T Shirt designer Liz Battaglia

Liz Battaglia, Lambertville resident, is a graphic designer with 12 years in-house and agency experience, a colorful background, and a healthy dose of ambition. She draws on past experiences and personal style to bring a unique point of view to her projects, and her personal motto is "Design & Conquer." Outside of design, Liz enjoys singing in her band, The Bombshell Collective, and performing for The Opera Project.



Music At Shad Fest

Shad Festival will feature live musical performances by fantastic local performers in a variety of venues including: Lambertville Station, The Bank of Princeton, Lambertville House and Caffe Galleria. You'll want to visit each one! Check back often as the lineups for each location will be posted as they become available!

Caffe Galleria    23 N. Union Street


1 pm    Charlie Macarone

2 pm    Dina D.

3 pm    Russell Norkevich

4 pm    The T-Mac & Phil Band

5 pm    John Sonntag & The Tall Tones

These are the bands performing during festival hours; Caffe Galleria will also have live music at other times during festival weekend!


 The Bank of Princeton   10 Bridge Street


12:30 pm                              South Hunterdon RHS Jazz Band

1 pm - 1:30 pm                     Student Band The JARS

 2pm – 4pm                          Acoustic Road


12:30 pm - 2:30 pm             Jazz by Ethan & Josh Fisher

3 pm - 5 pm                         New Hope Solebury Jazz Band

During Shad Fest weekend, The Bank of Princeton will be hosting a King and Queen Shad contest with the West Amwell Elementary School 2nd Grade Class. The children are creating Shad Fish that can be voted on by the public and a Queen and King will be crowned.  Donations to the 2nd Grade Class to fund future projects are appreciated and a collection ‘tackle box’ will be present.



Peri Taylor 
Bob Richey
Phillip Singer 
Tim Shanley www.tshanleyart.com
Patricia Walkar

Tasselled Totes  

Joanne Carole
Diane Chapman – Distinctive Designs by Diane (Scarves)
Lori Curtis – Babies n Bows
Cynthia Farina  
Kerry Klinger  www.dellashatbox.com
Val Sivilli,  Civilian  www.civilianart.com

Blind Bob’s Pottery
Goose Creek Pottery 
Ripple Pottery www.ripplepottery.com

For The Home
The Bow Knife 

Dung Luu 
Pam Cutler www.pamcutlerdesigns.com
Penny Despos
Tracey Lemer 
Nora Lewis
Steven Manning
Clare Marshall www.bracelets23.com
Robin Miller www.argeebargeedesigns.com
Kim O’Hara www.kimoharaclaydesigns.com
Kristi Payton www.paytonjewelrydesign.com                                                                                                  Tonya Perri www.tonyalov.com

Col de Mar 

Celtic Hearths 

Anneliese Honsinger Pet Bandanas
Timothy Robson      

Marjorie Samero    Step by Stepping Stones

Lanelle Gallagher – Face Painting
Herbertsville Honey 
Charlie Keifrider -Children’s Games and Activities
Craig Ferrante – Children’s Amusements

Ampersand Projects 
The Bucks County Herald    www.buckscountyherald.com
Bucks County River Country www.rivercountry.net
Callaway Henderson Sotheby’s International Realty SPONSOR          www.callawayhenderson.com
HunterdonBucks www.hunterdonbucks.com
River Valley Landscape Design
River Valley Realty 
River’s Edge Chiropractic    www.riversedgechiropractic.com

East End Foodies Specialty Vinegars and Finishing Oils
Freszy’s Concessions – Sour Tails Imported Licorice
Giuseppe’s    Italian Ice
Kath’s Catering  Watermelon
Maggie Moo’s Ice Cream
The Nutty Bavarian
Papa’s Kettle Korn
Pappardelle’s Pasta
The Philly Pretzel Factory
Sandy’s LLC – Desserts and Cupcakes
Tortuga’s Cocina

Bucks County Playhouse   
Delaware River Basin Commission www.drbc.state.nj.us
Delaware River Shad Fisherman’s Association
Delaware River Steamboat Floating Classroom S.P.L.A.S.H.
FACT of Bucks County 
Fisherman’s Mark -Lambertville Academy
Friends of SHRHS Robotics
HART Commuter Information (Sat. only)
Lambertville Area Education Foundation 
Lambertville Environmental Commission (Sun. only)
Lambertville Historical Society  
Make Peace With Animals Greyhound Rescue
Meals on Wheels of Hunterdon County
New Hope Celebrates    
SHRHS Class of 2016

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