Date: Saturday, May 18th (rain date Sunday, May 19th)
Time: 2:00PM – 7:00PM
A new idea and a creative way to support our Little Silver businesses while bringing the community together was born in 2017! It marked the first-ever, Spring Food Festival – Street Fair in beautiful Little Silver, New Jersey! This event was organized by the Little Silver Charitable Foundation, which is a 501c3 organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in Little Silver through community events and the direct support they provide to various Little Silver programs and organizations.
On a perfect spring day, “A Taste of Little Silver” showcased over seventy businesses and community groups based in Little Silver. The wide-variety in the seventy participating booths made for a truly great representation for the many wonderful “tastes”of the town. Long-standing businesses in Little Silver such as Sickles Market, The Turning Point, Felicia’s Kitchen, Gianni’s Pizzeria, Ferucci’s Gourmet Foods, Luigi’s Famous Pizza and The Ye Olde Pie Shoppe along with newer established businesses in Little Silver such as The Healthy Palate, Olivia’s Trattoria, ACME, Graze, Angelo’s Italian Market, the Chimney Cake Factory, Diomede’s Seafood Restaurant and many more made for delectable platefuls of food throughout the day! There were personal fitness, exercise training, physical therapy businesses, salons & boutique shops, artistic & creative learning centers, dance & wellness studios, pet groomers, home appliance, gardening & landscape professionals, automotive, investment & travel experts, youth, adult organizations, news publications and town emergency service groups all packed on Prospect Avenue in Little Silver during these incredible festivities to celebrate their community!
Over two thousand people came to this free event. Nominal prices were charged at each vendor’s booth to “taste” a sampling or meal. Almost all booths were distributing free, fun, kid-friendly promotional giveaways to enlighten patrons of their services and offerings. The event’s entertainment was certainly a highlight of the day. Just like the seventy vendors participating in the event, the entertainment was also a true “taste” of the town because everyone performing was from Little Silver. Eleven-year-old, Avery Venino sung the Star-Spangled Banner, Dance Plus ‘danced in the streets’, a band made up of (five) ten-year-old boys rocked the stage followed by another band of 13-year-old rock stars called “The Castaways” and “The Honey Badgers” kept the attendees dancing all afternoon.
This event will be back on Saturday, May 18th from 2:00pm to 7:00pm again in downtown Little Silver! Participating businesses must confirm their participation and submit their $100 participation fee to The Little Silver Charitable Foundation by April 30th. ONLY BUSINESES BASED IN LITTLE SILVER or LITTLE SILVER RESIDENTS WITH BUSINESSES can participate. All businesses are asked to supply their own tables, pop-up-tent and needed supplies. Each business will be allocated a 10’ x 10’ area. There will be no alcohol permitted. The Little Silver Charitable Foundation will not provide electricity. Businesses that need electricity will have to supply their own generators. Businesses can register online at www.LSCFInc.com