MEDFORD >> Main Street will be filled with local arts, colorful crafts, fine wines and great food from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 9 as the Art, Wine, & Music Festival returns to mark the unofficial start of summer.

More than 10,000 visitors are expected to attend this annual event brought to you by the Medford Business Association, The Medford Art Center, and presenting sponsor ShopRite of Medford.

This year, a record number of more than 140 wineries, artists, crafters and vendors from throughout New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware and New York will participate in the event. To accommodate the ever growing number of participants, the Festival Committee and the Township of Medford have agreed to again expand the festival area to continue further North along Main Street to Route 70.

Artists and crafters will present a broad array of beautiful paintings and pottery, plus handcrafted jewelry, glass, wood and fabric crafts. Several New Jersey Wineries will be sampling their finest vintages and selling sealed bottles. Local bands and musicians will be located on porches up and down Main Street providing live music from rock to pop to bluegrass and folk tunes.

A variety of great food trucks will be available, complimenting Main Street restaurants including Braddock’s Tavern, The Pop Shop, ITA 101, and Harvest Coffee. Craft beer specials will be on tap at Medford’s local breweries, Lower Forge Brewery and Nale House Brewing Co. Also, Main Street Merchants will be open with many offering festival specials, and the Medford Arts Center will be open for visitors, featuring special demonstrations and hands-on activities.

Event Sponsors include Presenting Sponsor Shoprite of Medford, Children’s Events Sponsor Columbia Bank, Wine Glass Sponsor Century 21 Alliance of Medford, Entertainment Sponsor Bob Meyer Communities, Picnic Area Sponsors: Medford Arts Center, Medford Animal Hospital and The Frank Stiniloski Group at Keller Williams, Media Sponsor The Medford Sun, and Promotion Sponsor Acting House Studios. Friend Level Sponsors include ACRE Windows, Bath Fitters, Cipriani Remodeling Solutions, J. S. Braddock Agency, LeafFilter North of PA, OceanFirst Bank, Tundidor & Weiss Investment Group, Twilight Blue Photography, and Village Veterinary Hospital.

There is no cost to attend the festival. Wristbands to sample the wines will be $10 per person. Each purchase includes a commemorative festival wine glass. They will be available at the sales/info booths at Main & Bank Streets and further north on Main Street. Handicapped parking will be available in the Cranberry Hall parking lot (enter from Branch Street) as well as other Village parking lots nearby. Visit www.medfordbusiness.org for further information.

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