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Events : Historic Blairstown Day

Historic Blairstown Day

Second Annual Historic Blairstown Day

Dust off your bonnets and bowties ladies and gentlemen -- and get ready to party like it's 1899!

Historic Blairstown Day, sponsored by the Blairstown Museum, is a celebration of Blairstown's heritage. Spend the day enjoying the ambiance of a bygone era with nostalgic music; antique, craft and food vendors; classic car show; a birthday celebration for town founder John Insley Blair and much more.

Proceeds from Historic Blairstown Day benefit the Blairstown Museum and its mission to collect, research, document, protect, preserve, exhibit and promote the unique history and heritage of the Township of Blairstown, New Jersey for the benefit of residents and visitors.

We would like to thank all of the Main Street businesses who are supporting this event and the Blairstown Township Committee. A very special thank you to Warren County Freeholders for making this day possible.

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Event Details & Information

Historic Blairstown Day

Did you know that Blairstown's Historic District was once the home to many of the township's parades and celebrations? Join us as we continue the tradition!

Enjoy activities, nostalgic music, demonstrations, delicious food, classic car show, street vendors; plus a birthday celebration for Blairstown's beloved son, John Insley Blair.

We look forward to seeing you at the Blairstown Museum's second annual Historic Blairstown Day!

Blairstown's Historic District

First settled in the 1700s, Blairstown is a charming small town in Warren County, NJ whose downtown commercial center is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Buildings from the late 1800s and early 1900s line both sides of Main Street. Iconic buildings include the 1825 Stone Mill, 1872 First Presbyterian Church and 1889 Water Works.

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Applications & Forms

Street Vendors
All street vendors, including food vendors, are required to submit a Vendor Application for consideration. Please contact the HBD Committee with any questions, info@blairstownmuseum.com.
Application: Vendor Application

Food Vendors
Anyone who prepares or serves food in Warren County requires a Health Permit. Please contact the Warren County Health Department, 908-475-7960.
Application: Health Permit Application

Fire Permit
Any open flame, including gas grills, require a Fire Permit and approved extinguisher. Propane tanks must be anchored. Please contact the NJ DCA Bureau of Fire Safety, 609-633-6103.
Application: Fire Permit Application

Eat - Shop - Celebrate

STREET VENDORS

  • To be announced

CLASSIC CAR DISPLAY

  • Admire 12+ Classic Vehicles

JOHN INSLEY BLAIR 216TH BIRTHDAY

  • Enjoy Cake & Song at 4:00pm

NOSTALGIC ENTERTAINMENT

HISTORIC BLAIRSTOWN DAY CONTESTS

  • Best Dressed Vendor
  • Best Dressed Attendee
  • Best In Show
  • Best Moustache

VENDOR SPONSORED CONTESTS

  • To be announced

FOOD VENDORS

MAIN STREET PARTICIPATING BUSINESSES

  • To be announced

Where To Park

Free public parking is available on side streets. The Blairstown Museum will offer shuttle service to Main Street from these two locations: Blairstown Elementary School (1 Sunset Hill Road) and First United Methodist Church (10 Stillwater Road). Please be mindful of posted signs, if any, and do not park in private driveways or private parking lots.

Upon arrival and after unloading their materials, vendors will be issued special "Vendor Parking Signs" and will receive instructions on where to park.

Send an email to info@blairstownmuseum.com or call 908-362-1371 (Fri-Sat 10am-6pm and Sun 10am-2pm) with your parking questions.

12pm Best Dressed Vendor

All vendors and Main Street businesses are automatically entered into the BEST DRESSED VENDOR CONTEST. This contest is sponsored by TBD. Free registration. Must be present to win.

  • 1st Place  : $75
  • 2nd Place : $50
  • 3rd Place  : $25

1pm Best Dressed Attendee

Participants of the BEST DRESSED ATTENDEE contest must visit the Blairstown Museum by 12pm the day of the event. This contest is sponsored by TBD. Free registration. Must be present to win.

  • 1st Place  : $75
  • 2nd Place : $50
  • 3rd Place  : $25

2pm Best In Show

Participants of the BEST IN SHOW CONTEST must enter their vintage or classic vehicle on or before August 1, 2018. This contest is sponsored by TBD. Free registration. Must be present to win.

  • 1st Place  : $75
  • 2nd Place : $50
  • 3rd Place  : $25

3pm Best Moustache

Participants of the BEST MOUSTACHE contest must visit the Blairstown Museum by 2pm the day of the event. This contest is sponsored by TBD. Free registration. Must be present to win.

  • 1st Place  : $75
  • 2nd Place : $50
  • 3rd Place  : $25

Event Photo Gallery

These photos are from Historic Blairstown Day 2017.