Pequannock Street Fair Draws Crowds, Dollars

By Christopher Lotito

Packed streets gave testimony to the
public's love for this relatively new
Pequannock tradition.

Pequannock's annual street fair, held on Sunday June 10th, saw Business District North's streets full of consumers ready to shop.  The Pequannock economy received an influx of cash at this year's event from local and out of town shoppers alike as thousands came out to enjoy the excellent weather, great food, live music, and bargains, bargains, bargains.

Local retail solar store "Solar & More Store"
hosted a booth discussing the
benefits of residential solar and green energy.
Shoppers from near and far also had an opportunity to tour Pequannock's history as they walked the streets around the Lutjen building, Jones Hardware, and the historic Pompton Plains Railroad Station.  The railroad station, now the Pequannock History Museum, was restored just 2 years ago and is open the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month from Noon to 3pm for free guided tours.  Pequannock's 2012 Street Fair was a wonderful opportunity for visitors to check out the station while they were in the area and many visited with some even leaving historic donations behind.

Green was the theme as Pequannock's
"Green Team" and Environmental
Commission provided sustainability
information to residents.
Shamrock music school provided live music throughout the day at a stage adjacent to Marco's Playmart.  Nearby, a petting zoo and other amusements provided family friendly entertainment.

Zeppoles, funnel cakes, and carnival food were the standard fare for the event, with a wide variety of food vendors filling the streets with delicious smells.  Showers late in the day provided a respite from the heat, fortunately just as events were concluding.

Christopher Lotito is a member of the Pequannock Historic District, Open Space, and Flood Control Advisory Commissions as well as the author of  "Torrent," a book about flooding in the region.  Lotito's personal mission is to reduce new taxes, drastically reduce flooding, and preserve more green spaces for our children.  Christopher Lotito Profile

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