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Where Past Meets the Present - Charter Day Basking Ridge


May 21 2022


12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Charter Day Street Fair & Festival

Bernards Township Charter Day Street Fair and Festival-Saturday, May 21, 2022

Get ready for a fun filled street fair and festival in the historic village of Basking Ridge, New Jersey.

Be Part of the Fun. This year, add the tag #btcharterday and make the Instagram online album.

Saturday, May 21, 2022
Rain or Shine

Celebrate the 262nd anniversary of Bernards Township as we honor the Charter of Bernardston and the founding of Bernards Township. Make your own history by bringing your camera – or smartphone & post pictures of your friends, kids, pets, your festive table or any other Charter Day activities on our community Facebook page! We’re also on Twitter and Instagram. Post and hashtag #btcharterday.

Charter Day Schedule

  • Open from 12-6pm
  • Rides 12-6pm
  • Evening Concert 6-8pm
  • Rain or Shine

Why Celebrate Charter Day? To Honor the Official Charter of Bernardston

This is a tale of three Charters in New Jersey that make for a great “what happened” story. Let’s first talk about what a Charter is. A Charter is a document, typically signed by the King of England granting rights to a particular area of land to a prospective Governor (or overseer).  We have Bedminster NJ, Bridgewater NJ, and Bernards Township (Bernardston) NJ that are of interest because it seems that all three monumental documents were destroyed by fire, never to be seen again…or were they? Learn More

For booth space registration and availability contact:

Bernards Twp Parks & Recreation Dept.
1 Collyer Lane, Bernards Twp 07920
[email protected]
Tel: 908-204-3003

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