The 28th Annual Spring Festival will return to Hackettstown May 1, 2, 3, on the fields behind Centenary University on Fifth and Reese Avenues. This is a family favorite in the region and a fun way to welcome spring. Mars Wrigley Confectionary and Hackettstown Medical Center are the festival’s primary sponsors. New this year Quick Chek will be a sponsor.

Mars Wrigley Confectionary will host their tried-and-true array of interactive activities, giving away plenty of their famous candy and snack products. In addition, Hackettstown Medical Center will feature a “Teddy Bear Hospital” on Sunday, May 3, from 1:00pm-4:00pm. Children ages 3-6 are invited to bring their ill or injured stuffed animals to the hospital tent for care. Throughout the Festival, the hospital will host variety of games and offer free snacks in its main tent. Additionally, they may soon be announcing a very special visitor to this year’s festival.

Hackettstown’s local radio station, WRNJ, will be broadcasting live from the Festival, providing a mix of music, interviews and fun with on-air personalities and staff. An array of food vendors will be on site offering classic carnival favorites along with healthier options.

Under the entertainment tent, there will be live band performances, community groups and artists for all to enjoy throughout the weekend. Festival admission is free, with a suggested donation for parking.

Festival admission is free, with a suggested donation for parking.

Pre-sale ride tickets: available at Mama’s Restaurant and Cafe Baci, Jack’s Scissor Wiz, Panther Valley Pharmacy, and the Hackettstown BID office starting April 1 (30 tickets for $30).
Wristbands: Pay one price wristbands for rides will be available for Friday night ($30) and Sunday afternoon ($25). Tickets sold at the booth will cost $2 each.
Specials at booth: 22 tickets for $40, 50 tickets for $70.
Rides will require between 2 & 3 tickets.
Festival hours will be: Friday, May 1: 6pm – 10pm, Saturday, May 2: 12 noon – 10pm, and Sunday, May 3: 12 noon – 6pm.

For sponsorship opportunities, call the BID office at 908-850-5004 or email Laurie Rapisardi, Any exhibitors, artists or performers who would like to participate are encouraged to contact the HKTWN BID office by phone or email and can register online by going to the website,, or by clicking HERE!

2 Response Comments

  • EricMay 3, 2019 at 7:33 AM

    Is this event rain or shine? Or will it be post poned?

    • htwnbidMay 3, 2019 at 8:49 AM

      Good Morning! There is no rain date. If there is torrential downpour a day may be cancelled. If that occurs, we will let everyone know asap. Thank you for reaching out!


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