Spring is Here!

Spring is finally here it’s a great time to great rid of cabin fever! There are great events that are happening the last weekend in April in New Hope PA and Lambertville NJ. Now is a great time to have some fun before the gardening and lawn mowing starts.

Shad Festival – April 30 and May 1
Each year the festival highlights The region’s arts community, the City of Lambertville, the Delaware River, and of course 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.

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

Everything from taco salads to fried Calamari! There will also be 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 sarsaparilla.

Live Musical performances both days! The best of regional bands – listen to rock, blues, jazz fusion and more!

Over 100 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.

Where to get Shad:
• A Tasting of Shad Roe at Hamilton’s Grill Room, 8 Coryell St.
April 30 — 12:30 – 3 pm and May 1 12:30 – 3 pm, Hamilton’s Grill Room in the courtyard of the Pork yard, right off Coryell Street. Owner and Chef, Jim Hamilton and Executive chef Mark Miller will be demonstrating the preparation of Shad Roe. The roe will be prepared with heavy cream, fresh garden peas and bacon. Everyone will be able to sample. Hamilton’s Grill will be open for lunch from 11:30 to 3:30.
• Ennis Market, 5 N. Union St.
The Original Owner has returned to Ennis! Ennis Market located at 5 N. Union Street is offering Fresh Shad, Jumbo Roe, Shad Chowder and Shad Wraps!

Strawberry Festival at Peddler’s Village – April 30 and May 1

Juried artisans show their wares and demonstrate their skills at the Street Road Green Artisans area. Strawberries served up in various forms – dipped in chocolate, in assorted pastries and shortcake, jams, fritters and fresh and unadorned. Live entertainment and pie eating contest add to the festivities of this traditional Spring celebration.