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Springfield Township’s Day of Heritage: A Tribute to Agriculture and Revolutionary Valor
Springfield Township in Burlington County (not Union County) invites everyone to a day-long celebration that honors both its agricultural roots and Revolutionary War history. The event takes place from 12 Noon to 6 PM at Veterans Park, situated directly behind the Springfield Township Municipal Building at 2159 Jacksonville-Jobstown Rd, Jobstown, NJ 08041. The best part? Both parking and admission are completely free!
Be sure to catch The SJC Color Guard
Make sure to arrive by 12:30 to park and catch the SJC Color Guard, who will present and retire colors. The events Opening Ceremony begins at 1 PM with the Guard accompanied by fife and drum music for the Commemoration of the Battle of Petticoat Bridge and Iron Works Hill, which took place here in the townships of Mansfield, Springfield, and Mount Holly on December 21-23, 1776. After the ceremony, if possible, the Guard will stay and mingle with the crowd to emphasize the Revolutionary War theme.
What else is in Store?
A Unique Parade Experience
The Town Tractor Parade is a must-see, showcasing the community’s deep-rooted farming traditions.
A Nostalgic Agricultural Exhibit
They’ve got an impressive display of vintage agricultural equipment, offering a glimpse into the township’s rich farming past.
A Market of Local Delights
The Local Farm Market is the place to find the freshest produce and handcrafted goods, all sourced from Springfield Township and their neighboring farming communities!
Engaging Talks and Crafts
The event features enlightening speakers and a variety of crafts, providing a deeper understanding of the area’s history and culture.
Family-Friendly Field Day
Field Day activities are on the agenda, perfect for groups and families. Attendees are encouraged to bring tables and chairs for added comfort.
Culinary Treats for All
A diverse lineup of food vendors ensures that there’s something to satisfy every palate.
Ed Glidden’s Historical Exhibit
Ed Glidden will be showcasing a fascinating collection of rifles and muskets, transporting attendees back to Revolutionary times.
Two outdoor stages featuring many live bluegrass and folk music bands! And there will be tickets available for having a two-horse drawn country carriage ride around the park! Additionally, several local and regional non-profit agricultural organizations will be present, and a big “history tent” will assemble historical and heritage societies with their displays and speakers! There will also be a Revolutionary War encampment, a blacksmith, and a large area for hosting artists and crafters. All artists and crafters must register before the event with the township, but local farms or produce markets are invited to set up their event spaces for free, with no registration, as their selling is highly encouraged!
Mark your calendars for this unforgettable celebration. Groups and families are warmly welcomed. Don’t miss out!
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