Bottle Hill Day
Family Fun • Music • Car Show • Merchants • Vendors • Food
Madison’s annual fall festival, Bottle Hill Day, takes place on Saturday, October 1, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.
This year will mark the 47th Anniversary of this signature Madison, NJ event. This event has continued to grow every year since it was first established in 1974 by Mayor Elizabeth Baumgartner. Your participation is key to the continued success of this event.
In addition, as in years past, the Madison Chamber of Commerce and Madison P.B.A. #92 will be hosting their popular annual Madison Car Show in conjunction with Bottle Hill Day.
With the expansion a few years ago onto Kings Road, this rain or shine street festival now spans over six blocks. It includes sidewalk sales, four stages with live music, three Amusement Areas, food, and 225+ vendors, including non-profits, crafters, retail businesses, etc.
There will be great food options, including the Food Court on Cook Avenue, other food vendors throughout the festival, local restaurants, and a Food Truck Court on Kings Road.
There will be Park & Ride Shuttle to the event. Just park your car in the parking lot at the Madison Community Pool and ride downtown, where the shuttle will drop you off right in the center of town. The shuttle will run from 9:15 am until 5:00 pm in a continuous loop between the parking lot and the town center.
Family Activities & Rides: Provided by Seashore Amusements at Central Avenue School and Kings Road.
Street Closures and Parking: Waverly, Central Avenue (Main Street to Brittin Street), Kings Road (Prospect to Green Avenue), and Prospect Street (Kings Road to Keep Street) will be closed, but the municipal lots (Waverly Green, Cook Avenue, and Elmer Street) will be open for parking. Additional event parking will be available at the Madison Junior School parking lots, accessible via Brittin Street (behind the school). Street parking, where allowed, will be available as well.
The DDC’s objective is to promote economic growth and business development so that Madison’s beautiful downtown continues to thrive. Bottle Hill Day was created in 1974 to promote the business district. The name originated from Madison’s original establishment in 1715 of the village called “Bottle Hill.” Over the years, it has grown, evolving into a family, entertainment, and community celebration, which draws between 10,000 and 20,000 people to the heart of Madison every fall.
This event is free and open to the public.
The full list of sponsors may be found on the festival webpage at https://www.rosenet.org/1005/Bottle-Hill-Day