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Lake Como Day: Calling All Vendors to a Spectacular Lakefront Venue

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Vendors are signing up for Lake Como Day, which will be held along the northern banks of Lake Como from 4 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, September 29. Credits: Cathy Goetz
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At last year's Lake Como Day, Deputy Borough Clerk Amy Boney, pictured with her husband, Brian, sells custom-printed borough merchandise, with proceeds benefiting its Tourism Commission. Credits: Cathy Goetz
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The Lake Como Environmental Commission brought one of its vertical gardens, courtesy of chairman Jon Gibbons, to last year's Lake Como Day, along with a host of information about its effort. Credits: Cathy Goetz
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LAKE COMO, NJ — There is one noteworthy day each year when the tranquil banks of Lake Como comes alive with fun, festivities and even fireworks for the entire community.

Now in its 23rd year, Lake Como Day will make its return on Saturday, September 29 — an event that organizers expect to be bigger and better than ever.

Stretching along the northern banks of the picturesque lake, the borough’s signature celebration will be held from 4 to 9 p.m., featuring a wide array of attractions and culminating with a fireworks display bursting over the lake at dusk.

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“Lake Como Day has the small community feel that Lake Como prides itself on, and we love being able to end the hectic summer season with a fun, relaxing day,” said Deputy Borough Clerk Amy Boney, who oversees planning of the Lake Como Tourism Commission-sponsored event.

In fact, the family is clearly the focus of the day’s activities, which attract hundreds of people to the lakefront which fronts North Boulevard.

“Lake Como Day is definitely promoted as a family-friendly event, with free face painting, bouncy castles, inflatable obstacle courses, a live band, and a beer and wine tent for the adults,” she added.  “And the night ends with fireworks over the lake.”

As the event has grown over the years, there is something for everyone at Lake Como Day, whether it's carnival-style eats, games for the kids or a novelty item to remember the day.

“We have a great variety of vendors — those selling food, toys, crafts, clothing — informational vendors, the Monmouth County Health Department with flu shots, charities and even Home Depot doing kids woodworking projects,” Boney said. “Each year, we get more and more interest from vendors.”

Although the event is still weeks away, Boney is accepting vendor applications and early registration is encouraged. Click here to obtain all applications and requirements for participation.   A standard application (for all but food vendors) is attached here as well. 

Deadline to become a vendor is Friday, September 14. For more information, contact Boney at aboney@boro.lake-como.nj.us or 732-681-3232, ext. 203.

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