Top 5:

5. Shop. 

Honor the roots of Shad Fest by purchasing local arts and crafts. You can buy gifts for the entire year at the booths up and down Union Street!

Be sure to stop by the Poster Display and Auction at the First Presbyterian Church, 31 N. Union Street. Local artists donate original poster designs for auction to fund scholarships for local students heading to college to study art. The auction starts at 3pm on Sunday.
4. Play.
Shad Fest has lots of ways for families to join in the fun. The Kids’ Bazaar in the North Union parking lot gives kids of all ages the chance to create their own arts and crafts, from making candles to printing T-shirts. And, the Lambertville Station parking lot has carnival rides!

Check out the Shad hauling demonstrations Sat & Sun at 1pm on Lewis Island at the end of Lambert Lane. The Lewis family has been fishing these waters since 1888, and holds the only remaining commercial license to catch shad with nets.      

3. Support.
Local non-profits use Shad Fest as a venue to raise awareness and funds to support their important missions.

Stop by the North Union parking lot to learn about animal rescue groups like Tabby’s Place, the Setter Rescue and the Peaceful Mountain Horse rescue. Discover the Howling Woods Wolf Education project, and have your picture taken with a wolf. And, get introduced to an American hero, a K-9 soldier. 
2. Listen.
Live music fills the air at Shad Fest. Acts ranging from rock to country & western to blues and funk perform Saturday and Sunday
1. Taste.
Shad Fest delights all five senses with local culinary specialties. Come hungry and expect intense satisfaction. 

Scope the Food Court early to plot your eating course for the day. There you’ll find the Bell’s Tavern Shad and Shrimp fritters, festival staples like hotdogs and Triumph Brewery’s pulled pork and beer.