2017 Collingswood May Fair returns May 27

 The Collingswood May Fair is large event drawing thousands of people. (Natavan Werbock/for NewsWorks, file)

The Collingswood May Fair is large event drawing thousands of people. (Natavan Werbock/for NewsWorks, file)

Memorial Day Weekend is here again as is a South Jersey tradition: Collingwood’s May Fair.

Tens of thousands attend the annual event that got its start as a small art exhibit back in 1979. Today, the arts and music festival stretches for more than a mile along Haddon Ave.

Original art and handmade crafts are a central component of the fair with more than 200 vendors lining Collingwood’s business corridor in a juried show.

This year, there will be three stages with live music. Acts like Blue Wave Theory, Hotsy Totsy, Nova, Jaffna, Full Blown Cherry and others will entertain with surf rock, indie pop, jazz, fusion and rockabilly.

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Kids, too, can enjoy tunes geared just to them on Stage 3 by the Kid Zone, including a kid’s mic session.

Speaking of the Kid Zone, the dedicated child-centric spot will again have pony rides, carnival games children’s crafters to keep the kiddos plenty amused.

Car buffs will want to check out the vintage auto and Harley-Davidson motorcycle show between and Zane Aves.

Several food courts will serve up a variety of fare and attendees can also purchase fresh Jersey-grown and flowers at the Collingswood Farmers Market.

An information booth at Collins Ave. will have event brochures can be found in PATCO lots and on side streets. Please note: Haddon Ave. will be closed traffic beginning at 6 a.m.

Well-behaved, leashed pets are welcome to join the festivities.

Saturday, May 27, 2017, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. – 678 Haddon Ave., Collingswood, N.J.

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