FANWOOD, NJ -- ​​​​​​Fanwood’s signature event, Fanny Wood Day, returns downtown on Sunday, Sept. 15 between 10:00 a.m – 5:00 p.m. and will offer food and craft vendors, music and a wide array of activities.

The family-friendly Kids Zone will include a trackless train, petting zoo, pony rides, and numerous kiddie rides. Some of the many free activities will include: Paint your own T-shirt, make your own slime, corn hole, soccer goal kicks, and the obstacle course challenge. There will also be a DJ at the Kids Zone.

"Fanny Wood Day is one of the signature events that make Fanwood one the 'Sweet 16 of Small Towns', according to New Jersey Monthly magazine," Mayor Colleen Mahr said in an interview with TAPintoSPF. "I look forward to seeing everyone there for the contests, food, and entertainment."

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As always, there will be a number of fun and exciting contests on the main stage, as well as several musical performances on the Union County Bandstand:

  • 11:00 a.m. YMCA Warm Up on Main Stage
  • 11:30 a.m. Opening Ceremony on Main Stage
  • Noon - 3:00 p.m. Scavenger Hunt (sponsored by Unity Bank)
  • 12:00 p.m. Bagel Toss (sponsored by Fanwood Bagels) on Main Stage
  • 12:00 p.m. North Ave. Band at Union County Bandstand
  • 1:15 p.m.   Pizza Eating Contest (sponsored by Nick's Pizza) on Main Stage
  • 1:30 p.m.   Golden Dimes Band at Union County Bandstand
  • 2:15 p.m.   Tachos Eating Contest (sponsored by Fanwood Grille) on Main Stage
  • 2:45 p.m.   Bubble Gum Blowing Contest on Main Stage
  • 3:00 p.m.   Ice Cream Eating Contest (sponsored by Rocko's Ice Cream) at Rocko's
  • 3:30 p.m.   Water Balloon Toss (sponsored by Lightbridge Academy)
  • 3:45 p.m.   Billy Wilkins Band at Union County Bandstand
  • 4:15 p.m.   Spaghetti & Meatball Eating Contest (sponsored by Fabio's) on Main Stage

The event also features many food exhibitors and trucks, including Mammas on the Go, Catlike Reflexes Truck, Pasquale’s Zeppoles, Manny’s Fresh Squeezed Lemonade & Ices, Athens Delight, Dani’s Kettle Corn, and others. Sheelen’s Crossing will host a Bistro Beer Garden & Oyster Bar. is Scotch Plains-Fanwood’s only free daily local news source. Sign up for our free daily eNewsletter and “Like” us on Facebook and twitter @SPF_TAP. Download the free TAPinto App for iPhone or Android.