Posted Tuesday, August 7th, 2018
Wharton’s Terrific Annual Celebration Adds the Morris County History Fair
Celebrate and learn about history at the Morris County History Fair held during Wharton’s Canal Day Music & Craft Festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 18. Now in its 43rd year, this old-time country fair celebrates the Morris Canal and its contribution to the development of the communities along its banks. Stick around for fireworks in town.
Entertainment will include 10 musical acts on two stages, free kayak rides on the canal, 100 fine arts and crafts vendors, historical displays, food trucks, and seven reenactment groups.
Canal history buffs can take a narrated boat and walking tour of the Morris Canal, with a visit to the newly restored Lock 2 East.
Come spend the day at Hugh Force Canal Park located at 180 West Central Ave., Wharton. Fireworks display at Robert Street Park at 7 p.m. Admission is free; $5 off-street parking available. Please visit www.canalday.org for additional information.
Entertainment will include:
Local history organizations include:
Civil War re-enactment groups include: