7th Annual Barnegat Bay Festival

(from Jersey Coast Anglers Association June 2003 Newsletter)

Berkeley Island County Park, Bayville, NJ

Saturday, June 7, 2003

10 AM until 4 PM (Rain or shine)

For more information, please call 732-506-5313 or visit us on the web at www.bbep.org


Ahh, it’s just that time of year again.  The 7th Annual Barnegat Bay Festival is drawing near, and the bay creatures are busy planning for one “waterful” event.  The Barnegat Bay National Estuary Program, the Barnegat Bay Watershed and Estuary Foundation, and the Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders sponsor this year’s festival.


There is definitely something for everyone along the beautiful waterfront of Cedar Creek.  Many nonprofit environmental groups from the area will be there to share information and answer any questions that you may have regarding the protection of our natural resources.


Munch on peanuts, dine on sausage sandwiches, and sip lemonade while being entertained by Home Cookin’ serving up bluegrass and acoustic country music and The Incinerators burnin’ you with the blues.


Artisans and crafters will be showcasing custom fishing rods, marine art, nautical crafts, seascapes/landscapes and other environmentally related products for purchase.


Enjoy a FREE scenic cross-bay boat trip with Ocean County Naturalists.  The boat leaves the pier in Berkeley Island County Park every hour starting at 10:30 am.  First come, first served. 


Join Rutgers Cooperative Extension’s Jan Larson on a three-hour bus tour of the environmentally sensitive and historically significant Cedar Creek Watershed.  The bus will depart Berkeley Island County Park at 10:30.  You must register by calling 732-506-5313 for the free tour.  Space is limited;  first come, first served.

Children will be entertained with Beach Bingo, Crafts, Fish Printing, Face Painting, Crafts, Family Fun Races on the beach, a Scavenger Hunt, Sandcastle Building contest, and much, much more.


Enjoy free giveaways and register to win a free kayak, courtesy of Baywood Marina. 


So bring the entire family to enjoy spending the day on the beautiful Barnegat Bay!