The Margate Fall Funfest By The Bay, was started in 1998 by Margate Business Association founder and president, Joseph Tozzi.
Margate’s FREE Fall Funfest By The Bay.
September 24 – September 25
The event, held annually on Amherst Ave, has grown to crowds of 20,000+. The event gives a boost to local businesses and showcases Margate’s natural beauty.
110 booths and activities; a true celebration of the season along the beautiful bayfront. Entertainment and activities including music, games, back-bay nature tours and educational exhibits.
Crafts from over 65 juried artisans offering a wide variety of handmade items including; pottery, photography, fall décor, culinary artisans, handmade candles, soaps, and unique jewelry will be featured.
Vendors will be offering a variety of seafood, barbecued meats, pizza, funnel cakes, acai bowls, fruit shakes, Mexican food, doughnuts, cheesesteaks and much more.
The beer gardens and a special Tito’s Handmade Vodka tent will provide adult beverages. Amherst Avenue’s signature bars and restaurants will be offering delectable foods and beverages.
Eleven musical bands will be featured on the main stage, playing everything from rock, to country, to jazz.
NEW this year. Fall Funfest Cornhole Tournament, open to everyone! Begins at 1PM on Saturday, September 24th. Registration is $50 per team and is from 10am-12pm. Prizes include a 1st place prize of $500, 2nd place is $250 and 3rd is $100
WHEN: Saturday 9/24: 11A-6P followed by Funfest After Dark: Definitely not for kids! (21+) 7:30P-10P
Sunday 9/25: 11A-4P
WHERE: All along Amherst Ave in Margate from Washington to Coolidge Ave.
The Kid’s Stage will be featuring the Emerald Isle Academy of Irish Dances performance troupe and Currier’s Magical Mania and One-Man Circus juggler and magical illusions.
The excitement continues with performances by the talented students of Suzie Neustadter and Blake’s Gymnastics.
Attractions Miss New Jersey Augostina Mallous and daily parades, autograph and photo sessions featuring Miss Atlantic County Brooke Feldman, Snow White, Minion, Jasmine, Storm Trooper, Darth Vader.
Funfest After Dark; Definitely Not For Kids. 9/24: This is a special adults-only event features live Music by Mas Tequila Orchestra, dancing, wine and spirits tasting. Funfest After Dark; Definitely Not For Kids, will continue the weekend’s fun into Saturday night, from 7:30pm to 11pm.
To purchase tickets, visit Eventbrite at FUNFEST AFTER DARK.
- FUNFEST DAY TWO:
- 25th Annual Dog Show featuring best dressed dogs. Register on-line at EventBrite or on site before show.
- A K-9 demonstration at 11:30 am.
- Ray Scott’s Dock ‘Wetland Wonderland’ hosting Terrapin Turtle Release.
- Free jitney shuttle service available along Ventnor and Amherst Ave, and parking lot at Tighe School,7804 Amherst Ave.