Margate Fall Funfest By The Bay
September 25 - September 26
An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until September 26, 2021
Margate’s FREE Fall Funfest By The Bay!
Just the Facts:
When: Saturday 9/25: 11am-6pm & Sunday 9/26 11 am-5pm
What: Food, music (on two stages), crafters, kid’s activities, character parade, Margate Catch the Wave Cornhole Tournament OPEN TO THE PUBLIC and more.
Where: All along Amherst Avenue in Margate from Washington Avenue to Coolidge Avenues PLUS, you can walk the new Baywalk Boardwalk
Funfest After Dark: September 9/25 – 8pm at Margate Pier on Amherst & Washington Avenues. Live Music by Mas Tequila
Orchestra, wine, beer and spirits tasting. (not for kids)
September 26 – Steve & Cookie’s Annual Dog Show
Thousands of visitors attend Margate Fall Funfest to enjoy over 125 booths and activities; a true celebration of the season, the beautiful bayfront, and the friendly spirit of the people of Margate! Fall Funfest is FREE and loaded with new entertainment and activities including music, games, back-bay nature tours and educational exhibits. NEW this year is a Saturday, Cornhole Tournament, open to everyone – sponsored by Colmar Home Center with cash prizes and open to all ages.
Vendors from throughout the region will be offering savory food and unique crafts. The area’s represented bars and restaurants will be alive with visitors. A dozen musical bands will be featured on the main stage, playing everything from rock, to country, to reggae.
Free jitney shuttle service is available all along Ventnor and Amherst Avenues and from the free parking lot at the Eugene Tighe School on 7804 Amherst Avenue. Just look for the FREE FUNFEST JITNEY sign in the jitney window.
On Sunday, visitors can enjoy Steve and Cookie’s Annual Dog Show featuring best dressed dogs and other special categories! Register on-line @ Eventbrite or 11:30-12:30 on site at Steve & Cookie’s before the show. Ray Scott’s Dock “Wetland Wonderland” will be hosting a myriad of NEW activities including goats from, Angles in the Pines Goat Farm, the Marine Mammal Stranding Center exhibit, turtle release, DJ Crazy Train, The Turtle Experience songs and facts about turtles, South Jersey Surfrider Foundation, local wildlife artists, Jeff Quicksall and Barry Winakur, and spectacular back-bay eco kayak tours. Reservations are suggested and there is an admission fee. For more information contact Ray Scott’s Dock at 609-822-6819.
Crafts from over 65 juried artisans offering a wide variety of handmade crafts including; pottery, photography, fall décor, culinary artisans, handmade candles, soaps, and unique jewelry will be featured.
There will be a character’s parade, autographs and pictures with Snow White, Woody, Chewbacca, Buzz Lightyear and Superhero Minion. All of this will be in addition to children’s gymnastics and yoga demonstrations, games, giveaways and more.
This year’s sponsors include 100.7 WZXL, 95.1 WAYV, Atlantic County Utilities Authority, Balsley Losco Real Estate, Bath Fitter, Downbeach Express Hartman Home Team of Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, Fox & Roach Realtors, Margate Business Association, Maynard’s Café, Mediagate, Produce Junction, Ray Scott’s Dock, Steve & Cookies By the Bay & Oyster Bar, Tomatoes
Funfest After Dark – Saturday, September 25, features live Music by Mas Tequila Orchestra, dancing, wine and spirits tasting. Funfest After Dark; Definitely Not For Kids, will continue the weekend’s fun into Saturday night, from 8pm to 11pm. Funfest After Dark is a special adults-only event with free live music by the Mas Tequila Orchestra and NEW this year is the Tito’s Airstream. Tickets for the tasting are $20 and are on sale at the event. A portion of the proceeds benefits the Margate Business Association and proceeds will go to local charities.
The Margate Business Association exists to promote the economic and physical revitalization and welfare of the businesses and Bay District of Margate, including the advancement of the Margate Community through local scholarship, events to promote family activities and providing assistance to local governments and organizations situated in the City of Margate, the County of Atlantic, and the State of New Jersey.
Margate City incorporated as the borough of South Atlantic City by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on September 7, 1885, from portions of Egg Harbor Township. Then, it was reincorporated with the name Margate City April 20, 1909. The city stretches approximately eight blocks from the Atlantic Ocean to the bay at most points in town and is roughly 2 miles long.