Full Fall Lineup

by Marianne Lods, Executive Director, Millville Development Corporation

There is a great autumn lineup of fun events throughout Cumberland County. I know fall does not officially begin until September 22, but when I turn the calendar, it’s time to embrace crisp air and fun South Jersey events.

The Wheels and Wings Air Show hosted by the Millville Army Airfield Museum (Millville Airport) begins at 9 a.m. Saturday September 4 and 5 and runs until 5 p.m. Adults $15, kids 4 to 12 $5, kids under 3 are free if purchased by September 1. Parking is $5 at the gate.

Third Friday happens on September 17 in the Arts District from 6 to 9 p.m. (some places till 8 p.m.). Special exhibit openings for “A Rising Tide” by the Strobe Artists along with a documentary about the same at the Levoy Theatre. Lots of art and live music throughout town.

Artists’ Day sponsored by Cumberland County Department of Planning, Tourism and Community Affairs will be held on Saturday, September 11, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Mauricetown Historical Society Headquarters: Edward Compton House, 1229 Front Street, Mauricetown. Artists will be painting outdoors in this lovely town studded with Victorian-era houses.

The 30th Anniversary Millville Downtown Car Show hosted by the Greater Millville Chamber of Commerce takes place on High Street (Main to Broad streets) from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, September 18. This is a free event. Classic cars have free registration for this anniversary event.

On September 25 the final Farm Market of the season will be held in the Village on High from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Also that day, we have partnered with Cumberland County Cultural & Heritage Commission to sponsor and host a “plein air competition” in downtown and on the Maurice riverfront. Artists from southern New Jersey will be painting and completing art outdoors from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visitors are welcome to watch.

Moving on to October 2 and 3, we are so happy to share news of the WheatonArts Festival of Fine Crafts. Over 125 juried artists will display their pieces in tents and the exhibition hall. Several artists will demonstrate their techniques. This is a great shopping event. It features a glass pumpkin patch, live music, and food and beverage vendors. We’re very glad the festival is back.

On Saturday, October 16, we are hosting a live Riverfront Concert in Buck Park from 2 to 6 p.m. The city’s Recreation Volunteer Committee is our partner in this free event for the whole family. The Snake Brothers and Arsenal bands are featured. The Riverwalk will be filled with crafters, artists, and artisan shops. Food vendors will be set up along Buck Street The major sponsor of the event is OceanFirst Foundation.

We have partnered with SPQR Stage Company to bring you an original play, The Wreck of the Spanish Armada. Performances will take place in the Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts, 22 N. High Street, October 22–24 with an evening show on Friday and matinees on Saturday and Sunday.

To complete the month, attend the Levoy Theatre for the classic film/show The Rocky Horror Picture Show from 9 to 11 p.m. on October 30.

You can find more about these and other events on the websites and Facebook pages of all of these organizations and presenters! There’s a lot to do in the months ahead.

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