Margate's annual Fall Funfest By The Bay, now in its 18th year, brings fresh and exciting family friendly venues. “Margate Fall Funfest is a true celebration of the season, our beautiful bayfront, and the friendly spirit of the people of Margate!
Funfest is loaded with new entertainment and activities including music, games, back-bay nature tours and educational exhibits. Vendors from throughout the region will be offering food and crafts. The area’s represented bars and restaurants will be alive with visitors and the fun kicks off on Saturday, Sept. 22 from 11 am- 6 pm and continues through Sunday the 23 from 11am-5pm.
A dozen musical bands will be featured, playing everything from rock, to country, to reggae. Visitors will also enjoy Steve and Cookie’s Annual Dog Show, featured guests and new and exciting activities. These are just some of the many highlights visitors can expect to find along Amherst Avenue, between Decatur and Coolidge Avenues.
A featured entertainer this year on the 95.1 WAYV Kid's Stage will be Magician Joe Holiday performing his jaw dropping show with comedy, audience participation and magic. Crafts from over 65 juried artisans offering a wide variety of handmade crafts including; wood designs, pottery, fall décor, culinary artisan products and unique jewelry. Other attractions will include a charity “Dunk-a-Cop”, by the Margate Police Department, proceeds of which benefit Gilda’s Club. All of this will be in addition to children’s gymnastics and yoga demonstrations.
Free transportation will be available for festival goers and will run from the parking area at the Eugene A. Tighe School, located at the cross streets of Essex and Amherst Avenues, down to the drop off areas at Coolidge and Decatur Avenues. A detailed listing of vendors and events can be found at Margatehasmore.com.