Delaware River Towns
Brought to you by the Delaware River Towns Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau

36th Annual Shad Festival

This year the Delaware River Towns Chamber of Commerce is pleased to welcome Hunterdon Medical Center Foundation as the 2017 Shad Festival Presenting Sponsor!

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 and family entertainment, but the two-day extravaganza also serves as a venue for local non-profit organizations to raise necessary operating funds.

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 designed by a local artist Jake Stephens.

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

When: April 29, 2017 & April 30, 2017 12:30-5:30 pm both days – no fee for admission – rain or shine!

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 200 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.



  1. William Burford

    March 8, 2017 at 8:43 am

    Interested in being a vendor for Shad Fest 2017.
    Cannot find any info.
    I paint pet portraits.
    Website: http://www.petsgraphique.comT
    Information would appreciated.
    thank you.

  2. Joyce Gulick

    March 8, 2017 at 3:26 pm

    I live in CA and would like to enter the show. How do I go about getting the poster?

  3. Kim Downs

    March 11, 2017 at 2:27 pm

    I too have been trying to get information about being a craft vendor.

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