What's in Store for Fanny Wood Day

17th Annual Fanny Wood Day on Sunday

The following information was provided by Fanny Wood Day.

Contests, entertainment, vendors and classic cars are just a few of the things being offered at the 17th Annual Fanny Wood Day to be held on September 30, 2012.

More than 60 classic cars are expected for the Car Show portion of the day, to be held in the South Avenue side of the train station parking lot.


The Annual Photo Contest, sponsored by Unity Bank, will be judged on Friday September 28, 2012 at the Patricia Kuran Cultural Arts Center and winners to be announced at Fanny Wood Day.

Live music is a large part of Fanny Wood Day, and the Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School’s “Cabaret Troupe” is a student-run club consisting of talented teenagers from SPFHS’ award-winning vocal programs. The group was founded to give local singers the opportunity to perform songs of their choosing through community service performances. Selections range from Broadway show tunes and songs from the Great American Songbook to current pop hits.


The hottest teen pop duo, DIVERSE will also be performing. This pop duo has performed since a very young age in off Broadway, television, movies, and commercials. Now Zachary, age 18 and Eddie, age 19, have truly emerged as great singers/songwriters and entertainers whose talents are being recognized throughout the country, as well as internationally.

Residents can enjoy various food contests, including an ice cream eating contest sponsored by the Double Dipper, a pizza eating contest sponsored by Nick’s Pizza and a pretzel eating contest sponsored by Flannery’s.


Other contests include a Hula Hoop contest sponsored by Club West, a water balloon toss sponsored by Provident Bank and a Best Dressed Pet Parade sponsored by K-9 Resorts.

 “The great thing about Fanny Wood Day is that it’s more than just a street fair and we encourage everyone to join us for this great hometown experience,” said Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr.

Fanny Wood Day will be held at the corner of Martine Avenue and South Avenue in downtown Fanwood, beginning at 11 a.m. and ending at 5 p.m. 

If you’re interested in being a Fanny Wood Day volunteer, vendor, or want to learn more about this great event, call Jason Parker at (908) 490-0808.


Holden MaGroin September 29, 2012 at 12:59 PM
I'm Holden MaGroin and I wanted to attach this link from today's Star-Ledger about Fanny Wood. It's a nice article about the Borough and the legend of Miss Wood. There's a brief mention about how Fanwood and SP used to be connected. They only say that there was a breakup in 1895. I was hoping they would go into more detail about the breakup. Either confirming or refuting the new rumor that the breakup was a result of a fued between the Genovese and Mahr families. http://www.nj.com/union/index.ssf/2012/09/the_legend_of_fanny_wood_union.html#incart_river_default
Nicole Bitette September 29, 2012 at 05:50 PM
Thanks, Holden!
Holden MaGroin September 29, 2012 at 06:29 PM
I'm Holden MaGroin and this is for Nicole. You're welcome. I thought that those that don't get the Ledger delivered or go onto NJ.com would want to know that our little hamlet got front page coverage.


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