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17th Annual Water Fest Set for Sunday June 1

County’s Largest Environmental Fair Feature Live Animal Shows, Exhibits & More

(CLAYTON) – The Gloucester County Board of Chosen Freeholders will hold the 17th Annual Gloucester County Water Fest on Sunday, June 1, at Scotland Run Park from 11 AM to 4 PM. 

Water Fest is the County's largest environmental fair featuring exhibits, crafts, food and music during the free event.

Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger said, "Every year this event gets bigger and there is something new to learn about how to keep our environment healthy.  Water Fest is a fun day to spend outdoors with family and friends."
This year’s festival includes The Wild World of Animals with shows at 12 noon, 1:30 pm and 3 pm.  There will be free face painting from 11:30 am to 3:30 pm, and canoeing and kayaking from 12:30 to 3:30 pm during Water Fest.

Freeholder Frank J. DiMarco said, “The kids really get a kick out of the animal show and they learn first hand about wildlife and protecting the environment for all creatures.”  DiMarco is the Freeholder Liaison to the Department of Parks and Recreation. 

“Water Fest is a great way to begin the summer season.  Gloucester County offers free concerts, movies, family fun shows and more all summer long.  Water Fest is the official start of our Parks and Recreation programs.” 

The event is free of charge.  The Water Fest will be held rain or shine.  Scotland Run Park is located at 980 East Academy Street (in Clayton.  

Visit tor information on Water Fest and all of Gloucester County’s Free Summer Programs.