More than 200 artists, crafters and vendors took over a mile-long stretch on Haddon Avenue this past Saturday, May 23. 2015 celebrating 36th Annual Collingswood May Fair.
What started out as a “clothesline art exhibit” in 1979 has expanded to become one of the biggest events in the area. With an estimated 65,000 people attending this year, Haddon Avenue from Zane Avenue to Cuthbert Boulevard was bursting with art, music and activities. Visitors savored foods from local restaurants and cafes as well as Food Courts that were serving everything from pulled pork to funnel cake. Multiple stages offered live music featured blues, rock, folk and more. The Collingswood Farmers Market offered Jersey Fresh produce, flowers and baked goods.
Jerry Chambers, chairman of the May Fair Committee, said the event is made possible with the help of more than 200 volunteers.
“This fair has something for everyone; we have cars, the arts and crafts, hand-made, home made products, five different stages with different genres of music for everyone, kids zone with activities for children to enjoy,” he said. “We call it the largest block party in South Jersey.”