Spring has truly sprung in Hunterdon County and Main Street Manor invites you come stay and play. Folks are strolling the still quiet streets and enjoying the crisp sunny days. Pre-season events are popping up here and there that truly shouldn’t be missed. One of the most anticipated and popular is Lambertville’s Shad Fest and several others that we are looking forward to. Come check them out and extend your time in the Country by staying with us for the weekend!
Mixing Palettes Art and Wine Weekend ~ Saturday, April 14 & Sunday, April 15, 2012 ~ Noon to 5:00 pm
The Delaware River Valley Wine Trail wineries will be hosting special exhibitions and art programs. At nearby Old York Cellars, 25 live “en plein air painters” creating unique views of Old York Cellars. These works will be featured in the Mixing Palettes exhibition, April 20th – May 27th. Artist Appreciation: Bring an “Artist ID” and get buy-one-get one free wine tastings and 10% off bottle purchases. (an “Artist ID” is anything that proves you are an artist, from a business card, to pics of your latest creation, to paint covered jeans). Unionville Vineyards hosts a complimentary Art Exhibit by My Picture Perfect Art.
The 31st Annual Shad Festival ~ April 28 & 29, 2012 ~ 12:30-5:30 pm both days – no fee for admission – rain or shine! Each year the festival highlights our region’s arts community, the City of Lambertville, the Delaware River, and of course, Lambertville’s favorite fish, the Shad! The Shad Fest has evolved from a local art show into a nationally recognized award-winning event. The area’s finest artists and crafters are featured with great food and entertainment. What you can expect: Artists and Crafters…80 of the region’s finest artists and crafters featuring everything – jewelry, ceramics, furniture, apparel, accessories, home décor and more! In The Food Court… everything from taco salads to fried Calamari! There will be tried & true favorites: shad chowder, hot dogs, fried oreos, hamburgers, fries and fresh lemonade for the traditionalists! AND Live Musical performances both days! The best of regional bands – listen to rock, blues, jazz fusion and more!
Vine to Wine Festival ~ Saturday, April 28th & Sunday, April 29, 2012 ~ Noon to 5:00 pm
Admission: $10/person ~ Spring is blooming at Old York Cellars and the Winery is celebrating! Brush off the winter and come spend the day at the winery. Along with wine tasting, there will be live music, craft and food vendors, vineyard and bee tours. Visit and enjoy!