The XL Jazz Band rocked out the crowd!
Inflatables, balloons, and lots of family fun!

Thank you for a great event!

On a picture-perfect Autumn day, Downtown Toms River presented the HARVEST ARTS FESTIVAL along Washington Street on Saturday, October 20th.

Attendees got to experience a potpourri of artists, including: Juried Fine Art, Potters, Glassworks, Photographers and more, in addition to vendors and crafters.

The event rocked with entertainment from XL Jazz Band, Shoreshot x Ewald, and Katfish Lucy! There were rides and pumpkin decorating for the kids and a beer garden for the adults, sponsored by Fire Co. #1.

There is still time to vote for your favorite Scarecrow! Ballots are available at participating restaurants with a poster in the window. Ballots will need to be dropped off at the Downtown Toms River BID office at 53 Main Street by November 1st. More

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Scarecrow Walk Winners!

View all the Winners of the Scarecrow Walk!

1st Place Family Category: Manilenian

1st Place Business Category: A Thyme 4 Halloween

1st Place Community Group: Smile, Sparkle, Shine

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Juried Art Winners

1st Place – Bob Henne

2nd Place – John Delaney

3rd Place – Frank Parisi

Honorable Mention – Tamara Woronczuk

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Enjoy the party!
  • Rock out with the best local bands!
  • Beer & Wine Garden
  • Food & merchandise vendors

Activities for Kids!

Fun for kids and the whole family!
  • Inflatables & Rides!
  • FREE Pumpkin decorating!
  • FREE Kids' games!
  • Sand Art ... and more!

Fine Art and Crafters!

Browse and enjoy local talent!
  • Local renowned artists!
  • Crafters with handmade goods.
  • Artists: click here for Juried Artist Prospectus (PDF).
  • Vendors: Register here to participate.

Vendors, Artists & Crafters

To learn more about having a presence at the next Harvest Arts Festival as a Juried Artist, Crafter or Vendor at the Festival, contact Kim Dippolito.

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Sponsor Opportunities

To learn more about the tremendous opportunities and benefits of promoting your business at the Festival, contact Alizar Zorojew.

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Welcome to the Harvest Arts Festival!

We are supporting the Toms River Schools' Jersey Shore Makerfest (10AM-4PM) with a free shuttle between the two events. Make a day of it!! Shuttle sponsored by Community Medical Center | RWJ Barnabas Health. >> More info

Please join us for the Fall's featured Ocean County event and Downtown Toms River's Annual Harvest Arts Festival! Come celebrate the Arts and the Season!

- Alizar Zorojew, Executive Director, Downtown Toms River

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Please support our generous sponsors, without whom this event would not be possible!
Xfinity Downs Ford Bath Fitter NJ Natural Gas United Water Toms River First Energy Foundation Shore Community Bank Allied Building Products Magic 100.1 FM WRAT 95.9FM The Rat Rocks! WOBM 99.9 The Hawk Stop & Shop Ocean County Tourism

This program is made possible in part by a grant administered by the Ocean County Cultural & Heritage Commission from funds granted by the NJ State Council on the Arts.
Photo credits: Vicki Pecchioli, Christine Bonafide and Toms River Online.


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