Cranberry Festival Returns to Chatsworth

Chatsworth, NJ

The 36th annual Chatsworth Cranberry Festival is held Oct. 19 and 20 this year in downtown Chatsworth, “The Heart of the Pines.”

The Cranberry Festival is a celebration of New Jersey’s cranberry harvest, the third largest in the United States, and offers a tribute to the Pine Barrens and local culture. The main attraction is the diverse showing of many artists and craftsmen, some of which will also be demonstrating their crafts as well as displaying them. The festival is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days.

The 19th century White Horse Inn is a familiar landmark as you pass through Chatsworth, and the festival has always been held to benefit the restoration and preservation of the inn. Located on Burlington County Route 563, it was built around 1850 for workers building the Chatsworth Club, an exclusive winter resort on Chatsworth Lake for 600 wealthy New Yorkers and Philadelphians. An Italian prince married a local and built a private lakeside villa that became known as the Princess House. Neither of those buildings remain, just the inn.