Nights are ending later, temperatures are rising and the flowers are starting to bloom, which means spring is in the air in Harrison Township. There are events occurring throughout the season to bask in the warmer weather.
The Gloucester County 4-H Fairgrounds (275 South Bridgeton Pike) will be filled with various craft vendors and D.I.Y. businesses for the ninth annual Gloucester County Craftsmen and Home Show on May 4. from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free, but organizers are asking attendees to donate pet food or $1. Handicapped parking will be available, however, space is limited.
Families are welcome to stop by the fairgrounds and receive D.I.Y. tips and renovation ideas, purchase handmade items from crafters, dish out on foods like hot dogs and brick oven pizza, and participate in family-friendly activities.
In the event of heavy rain, the rain date is May 5, same time.
Shopping bags will be handed out by the carload to allow people to shop with ease. It is recommended to bring various forms of payment to purchase items.
The event is also dog-friendly, and owners are asked to bring dogs who don’t have behavioral or severe health issues and to also bring waste disposal bags. Dogs of any breed and age are able to participate in a dog show and parade around noon.
“People have so much to do in their backyards with the Harrison Township Day and this craft show happening at the same time,” said Kathy Wright, organizer. “We’re both free admission, so one show doesn’t overbear the other.”
Wright added she doesn’t see a competition with Harrison Township Day because the craft show occurs in the morning and is shopping-based, whereas the township’s celebration begins around noon and is “more for fun.”
Wright also said there will be a mini souvenir rock scavenger hunt occurring throughout the show where people can either keep, or turn in the collected rocks for a prize. She also said kids will be able to make magnets to take home.
“I think of these events as a gathering because you’ll see many people who know each other so well,” said Wright. “A lot of times, it’s the first time that some people are going to the fairgrounds for the first time.”
Based on previous years, she’s expecting up to 2,000 people to show up on May 4.
For those looking to volunteer with the dog show and parade, activity tables and to judge the Little Miss and Mister Springtime pageant (for kids between 4 and 8 who reside in South Jersey), Wright said they can call her office phone at (856)-765-0118 and leave a message regarding the opportunity.
For more information, visit www.GloucesterCraftFair.com.
Other spring events happening in Mullica Hill:
- Creamy Acres will have Easter egg hunts and hayrides every Saturday at 10 a.m. until April 27. Kids, accompanied by an adult, can take a hayride, pick up as many eggs as they can and meet the Easter Bunny. It is recommended to bring your own basket. Cost is $8 per child 10 and under, $2 for adults. Tickets available at www.CreamyAcres.com/LilPeeps.
- On April 13 at William Wilt Soccer Complex from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. is the township’s annual Easter egg hunt. Bring an Easter basket to collect, and the Easter Bunny will be there for photos. Rain date is scheduled for April 14 at 1 p.m.
- Trinity United Methodist Church will be holding an Easter egg hunt on April 14 from 4 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. at the church (284 Cedar Road). All kids up to third grade are able to hunt. Parents are requested to bring 12 eggs per child participating. Attendees are encouraged to stay after 5 p.m. for a potluck dinner. Visit www.TrinityMullicaHill.org for more information.
- The Parsonage will host the 11th annual Antique Street Fair on April 20 beginning at 10 a.m. Dealers from the tri-state area will be present with antiques and collectibles along Main Street.
- May 4 starting at noon, the township will celebrate Harrison Township Day along Main Street. Various vendors will be at the event and a fireworks display is planned. Throughout the day will be celebrations of Harrison Township’s 175th anniversary. Rain date is scheduled for May 5. Visit www.HarrisonTwp.US for more information.
- On May 11, an art festival will take place on Main Street. Paintings, pottery, photography, sculptures and other forms of art will be available, including live demonstrations. Visit www.MullicaHill.com for more information.
- The Clearview Regional High School Choir will host a spring concert on May 22 starting at 7 p.m. at the high school. The students will get families in the mood for the spring and summer with enlightened songs. Tickets available as the date approaches.
View more events at www.MullicaHillSun.com. Event notices can be submitted to the paper by emailing News@MullicaHillSun.com with the event’s name, location, duration and date, and where to find out more information or registration details.