Canal Day 2018

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.

Great Field

Visitors walking and shopping on The Great Field.


Tiny's visit to the Canal Day Festival 2014!

Kenny Young Band

The Kenny Young Band performing on the Main Stage Bandshell during Canal Day 2014!

Double Breasted

Cello, Harp, and Drums combine to deliver a melodic performance from double-breasted during the Canal Day Festival


The Hsunami shown rocking out on the Canal Day Main Stage

The Wag

The WAG puts out a high energy performance at the Canal Day gazebo.

"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 contemporary Irish Folk Music.

Justin & Alina
Pine Sap King
October Rose
Norton Smull Band
Plant Peacock
jonathan andrews
Walking Brothers
The Wag
10 Bands
Pony Rides
Kayak Rides
Kayak Rides
Canal Boat Ride
27th. Reg
Sterling Hill Mining Museum
Wild West City
Experience the old west
medieval times
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.

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:
Ramsey Outdoor Sporting Goods

Canal Day Association President John Manna shown thanking store manager Mike Levine and Ramsey Outdoor Sporting Goods for their continued support!

Mark Anthony Productions

Canal Day Association President John Manna shown thanking Mark Pomeroy and Mark Anthony Productions for being the voice of Canal Day.

Standing in front of the restored Morris Canal Lock 2 East, Canal Day Association President John Manna is shown receiving a donation from Michael Obremski, Jersey Central Power and Light Area Manager for sponsoring the Canal Day Pony Ride Stable.

Picatinny Credit Union

Canal Day Association President John Manna shown thanking Bill Darling, President and CEO at Picatinny Federal Credit Union, and Karen Morano for their continued support of Canal Day in adopting the Performance Gazebo

Shop Rite

Pictured is Canal Day Association President John Manna presenting Shop Rite of Wharton and Store Manager Bob Tracy for their continued support in our community.

Whitlock Pkg.

Pictured is Canal Day Association President John Manna with Whitlock Packaging Corporation General Manager John Piekarski, and Production Manager Tim Fletcher

Capital One Bank

Canal Day Association President John Manna shown thanking Capital One Bank and Branch Manager Sharon Bello for their Canal Boat Captain sponsorship.

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Sponsor and Commercial Vendor Information:

Become a sponsor of Canal Day. Sponsors will enjoy the promotional opportunities and benefits of meeting and greeting festival attendees as well as having some fun too. If your business or organization is interested in becoming a sponsor, or if you would like to sell COMMERCIAL NON HAND-MADE PRODUCTS at Canal Day, please review the following application;

Commercial Business Vender and Sponsorship Application

Exhibitor Information:

Artists, crafters, and non-profit/civic organizations and festival vendors from around the area will have an excellent opportunity to sell their HAND MADE 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 Dewey 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 Dewey Ave.
Parking Information

Parking with shuttle bus service to and from the festival is available at the Wharton Industrial Center, 105 W. Dewey Ave. Wharton NJ 07885 for a donation of $5.00 per car load. Additional street parking may also be available

Volunteer Information


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