MADISON, NJ - The original date for Bottle Hill Day was canceled due to inclement weather. However, the thousands of attendees were not disappointed Saturday when they arrived downtown and saw the changes made this year to make Madison's largest outdoor event almost double the size.  

Included in this years offering were local businesses, churches, amenities, schools, children activities, music, food, etc. The mayor was also present in support of the day.

The Downtown Development Commission added the west side of the train tracks to incorporate the Hartley Dodge building lawn and train station area along Kings Road. The added space gave the event more entertainment space including larger rides for kids, bigger beer garden area and main stage. 

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“It was a little chilly today, but it was good turnout,” said Annie Rivera of The Color Bar.

Bottle Hill Day is an opportunity for local businesses to get the word out about their business.

New businesses as well as well- known businesses made a presence at the event.

Spending time with Madison Residents is always a pleasure and Morris Animal Inn tries to support them whenever the opportunity arises", said Debora Montgomery of Morris Animal Inn.

“This is our first time at Bottle Hill and we had a great time meeting our fellow small business owners as well as the Madison community. We’ll be here next year for sure,” Sonya Miller, Lashz, said.

Bottle Hill Day is a day for the community to get together and learn about and enjoy what the city of Madison has to offer.

“It’s a wonderful community day,” said Nancy Adamczyk of the Madison Public Library.

“A lot of enthusiastic patrons came by,” added Sue Heffernan, also of the Madison Public Library.

Not only was it an opportunity for business owners, but there were also opportunities available for local residents.

“We got quite a number of volunteers which is a good goal to achieve. We’re very happy about that. All and all we had a very good day,” said Susan Harsley, Dress for Success.