On Saturday, June 11, twenty-six carillon bells will chime an inviting chorus from the church tower at , welcoming one and all to the opening of the annual Canterbury Fair. Returning to the Rumson riverfront for the 68th year, the beloved springtime tradition will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on the grounds of the beautiful St. George’s by-the-River Church.
Truly a community event, the Fair offers something for everyone. Admission is free, and families can enjoy a petting zoo, balloons, cotton candy for sale and face painting, with many games and a children’s chance auction. Each year proceeds from the Canterbury Fair are designated for St. George’s outreach activities that benefit many local charities.
Fairgoers seeking unique treasures can bid on the Silent Auction items, and the line for the famous White Elephant sale begins to form early in the morning before the Fair opens. Other items for sale include jewelry, plants and flowers, electronics, sporting goods, gently used children’s clothing and children’s games, books, and more books.
Baked goods and coffee are available in the Tea Garden, chutneys and other delights from Canterbury Kitchen, and hamburgers and hot dogs are served hot off the grill. For the gourmet crowd, a lobster salad lunch is available for purchase in advance of the Fair, with walk-in orders being accepted until sold out.
Parking is available on designated streets in the neighborhood around St George’s, and additional information can be had by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.