Tents filled with fine arts, colorful crafts, fine wine and good food will line Medford’s Main Street on Sunday afternoon, June 1, from 12 noon to 4 p.m. as the annual Art, Wine and Music Festival returns to mark the start of summer. Main Street in beautiful Medford Village will be closed so that visitors can stroll the street to enjoy the festivities. Nine South Jersey wineries will be interspersed between the arts and crafts booths and local bands will play music throughout the afternoon. New this year will be a beer garden at the Gazebo and the prize autos of the Medford Lakes Corvette Club will occupy south Main Street. Food will be available from local eateries and other food vendors. More than 3,000 visitors are expected to attend this annual event presented by the Medford Arts Center, the Medford Business Association and ShopRite of Medford.
There is no cost to attend the festival, but wristbands to sample the wines and beer will be $10 per person. They will be available at the information booths at the north and south ends of Main Street and at the main intersection.
A broad array of beautiful paintings and pottery, plus handcrafted jewelry, glass, wood and fabric crafts will be available. More than 30 artists, photographers and crafters from throughout New Jersey and southeastern Pennsylvania will gather to show their treasures.
Seven musical groups will be located on porches up and down Main Street, providing live music from rock to pop to bluegrass and folk tunes. Featured bands include Lost in Brunswick, Branin Road, M-Town Jazz Jam, the Gambone Project and Quattro Bassi, a tuba quartet.
A variety of food will be available along the street. Braddock’s Restaurant will be open and food vendors featuring hot dogs, burgers, barbeque and ice cream will be strategically located.
Parking will be available at Sharps Run Plaza and St. Mary of the Lakes School. Handicapped parking will be available in the Cranberry Hall parking lot or the public lit behind the Stagecoach Stop, but other Village parking lots will be reserved for vendors and volunteers.
This is a rain or shine event. Visit www.medfordbusiness.org for further information or call (609) 654–6485 or (609) 969–3838.