Canal Day 2014

The Festival Will Continue Rain or Shine

Hand picked crafters from around the region will be attending the event to display their beautiful offerings.

Taste traditional ethnic foods of Italian delicacies, Cornish pasties, homemade cakes and other edibles will be for sale.

Double Breasted

"Rock the Canal" Music Festival

Enjoy a day of listening to a wide variety of musical entertainers. Musical performances from New Jersey’s best artists will feature Rock, Blues, Country, Classical as well as traditional and contempory Irish Folk Music.

Nikki Briar
Shoes Down
Bon Temps Brass Band
Tom Kildea
Widsor Circle
Wolf Visions

The Morris County Sheriff's Office K-9 Unit/Bomb Squad  Deminstration Canal Day 08

This Unit is a specialized team of Sheriff’s officers who use highly trained dogs to perform services such as search and rescue operations, narcotics and arson detection and fugitive tracking. Working in tandem with the Bomb Squad, this unit also responds to explosive emergencies for purposes of bomb detection and disposal.

Pyshco 78's Roller Derby

Exhibitors, including local businesses, artists, crafter's, non-profit/civic organizations and vendors from around the area will provide interesting things to browse through. Many, more activities for fun and learning are planned. Come spend the day with us at Hugh Force Canal Park located at 270 West Central Ave., Wharton, NJ, from 10:00AM to 5:00PM.

Please visit our supporting sponsors below:
Thank You Ramsey Outdoor for you continued support!
Ramsey Outdoor Sporting Goods
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Sponsor Information:

Become a sponsor of Canal Day. Sponsors will enjoy the promotional opportunities and benefits of meeting and greeting the local residents in the area as well as having some fun too. If you or your business or organization is interested in becoming a sponsor, please review the Commercial Business and Sponsorship Application and for further information contact John Manna, at 973-989-0237 or

Exhibitor Information:

Artists, crafter's, and non-profit/civic organizations and festival vendors from around the area will have an excellent opportunity to sell their products and get in touch with new customers and supporters during the Canal Day Festival.

Artist / Crafter Application (PDF Download)    
Food Vender Application and Temporary Food and Drink License (PDF Download)

Getting to the Festival - General Public Parking

Directions: East bound Route 80 to Exit 34 Wharton. Make a left turn on to North Main Street. Make a right at West Dewey Ave. and continue on West Dewey Ave. to park at the Wharton Industrial Center, 105 West Central Ave

West bound Route 80 to Exit 34 A, Wharton to Route 15 South, Right on East Dewey Ave., continue on to West Dewey Ave.
to park at the Wharton Industrial Center, 105 West Central Ave.

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Parking Information

Parking with free shuttle bus service to and from the festival is available at two locations off of W. Dewey Avenue in Wharton.  The Wharton Industrial Center, 105 W. Dewey Ave and The Morris County Road and Bridge Division, located at Worman Ave. off of W. Dewey Ave. Handi Cap parking is available  at Hugh Force Park.

Volunteer Information


There are lots of ways you can help out at the festival, please contact us to help.
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