45th annual Wood Street Fair returns to Burlington, NJ., on Sept. 12

 (Photo courtesy of Larry Brandolph)

(Photo courtesy of Larry Brandolph)

Burlington, NJ., celebrates its colonial history with the 45th annual Wood Street Fair on Sat, Sept. 12.
 
Held on Wood St. and along the city’s riverfront, the juried crafts fair draws crowds of 25,000 with proceeds going towards the upkeep of the city’s historic Revell House.
 
Built in 1685, it is the oldest building in Burlington County.  According to local legend, it was here that Benjamin Franklin supped and purchased gingerbread en route to Philadelphia (per an entry in his journal).  
 
More than 120 crafters, artists and antique vendors will be selling quilts, jewelry, stained glass, pottery, wood work and other wares. 
 
The 23 food vendors will be spread out among three food courts.  JB Bakery will again supply the Colonial Burlington Foundation booth with gingerbread men and loaves, as well as cranberry, pumpkin and blueberry breads to help raise additional funds.
 
Local theater group, the Pineland Players will be performing music on traditional colonial instruments all day in the fair’s center.
 
History buffs can take advantage of the free tours of the Revell House (213 Wood St.) as well as the 19th-century Carriage House (23 Smith Ln.), home of the city’s historical society.
 
Gone this year is the“Art in the City” exhibit usually held in conjunction with the fair, but a new art gallery on High St. will be displaying the works by local artists that depict Burlington’s historic sites.  
 
Free parking can be found behind shops on High Street.  
 
Please note: pets are not welcome.
 
Saturday, Sept. 12, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. – 213 Wood St., Burlington, NJ.
 
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