Bottle Hill Day, Madison NJ
DATE CHANGE: OCTOBER 21, 2023
Madison’s annual fall festival, Bottle Hill Day, takes place on Saturday, October 21, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.
This year will mark the 48th Anniversary of this signature Madison, NJ, event. This event has continued to grow yearly since it was first established in 1974 by Mayor Elizabeth Baumgartner.
The Madison Chamber of Commerce and Madison P.B.A. #92 will return on Saturday, October 21, with Bottle Hill Day.
With the expansion a few years ago onto Kings Road, this rain-or-shine street festival 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.
Park & Ride Shuttle: 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.
DDC Beer Garden: The Bottle Hill Day Beer Garden returns for its 11th year! It will again be located between Prospect Street and Maple Avenue on Kings Road. The Beer Garden will feature a variety of beer on tap and wine and will also include some specialty items.
Street Closures and Parking: Waverly Place, Central Avenue (Main Street to Brittin Street), Kings Road (Prospect Street to Green Avenue), and Green Village Road (Main Street to Kings Road) 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, which are accessible via Brittin Street (behind the school). The Kings Road Parking Lot behind the Public Safety Building will be open for public parking, and the Prospect Street Parking Lot will also be open to the public. Street parking, where allowed, will be available as well. Main Street remains open all day.
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 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.