Appel Farm Arts & Music Festival Info/Buy Tickets

The 2013 Appel Farm Arts & Music Festival will take place on Saturday, June 1, 11:30 am – 8:00 pm. Please join our e-mail list to receive the latest announcements and important information as it becomes available.

The organizers of the annual Appel Farm Arts & Music Festival have brought some impressive artists to the Salem County meadows. ~The Star-Ledger

Acclaimed as one of the best NJ Festivals, the Appel Farm Arts & Music Festival brings thousands of people to Elmer, New Jersey each year. All proceeds benefit Appel Farm’s summer arts camp scholarship program and community arts outreach residencies in public schools.

Celebrating the craft of the songwriter, the Festival specializes in performers working in folk, blues, alt-country, roots, Celtic and acoustic rock. Some of the greatest names in contemporary music have played at Appel Farm, and in 2013 we are proud to present Brandi Carlile, Colin Hay, Delta Rae, Iris DeMent, John Gorka, Brother Joscephus and the Love Revolution, Caravan of Thieves, Aoife O’Donovan, Low Cut Connie, and Joe Crookston. XPN personalities will MC the Festival.

The outdoor festival takes place in the beautiful rural setting of Appel Farm's 176-acre home in southern New Jersey, just 40 minutes from Philadelphia. If you need transportation to the Festival, a chartered bus will be available from Fergie’s Pub, 1214 Sansom Street, Philadelphia. (Adults and children who are riding the chartered bus must purchase tickets by 5:00 pm on May 31st). The Festival is a laid-back, well-organized event with something for everyone.

For avid cyclists, join the Salem County Cycling Trip leaving our Festival parking lot at 9:00 am to tour the beautiful countryside of South Jersey. This ride works for all levels of riders! Enjoy a gently rolling route with little traffic.

A highlight of this popular family event is the Children's Village where patrons can enjoy performances of puppet theatre, magicians, jugglers and storytellers. There will be free arts & crafts activities for the kids as well!

The Festival also includes a Crafts Fair, showcasing the original hand-made work of over 50 artists. Some of these artisans offer on-site demonstrations while others display works-in-progress and are willing to discuss their work and explain the processes used in creating the pieces on display. When visiting the Crafts Fair, don’t forget to visit the booths of our friends at Discover Jersey Arts, Tri-State Indie , WXPN and our Festival sponsors including Bank of America and more!

Enjoy micro-brew specialty beers and award-winning local wine from Flying Fish Brewing Company and Auburn Road Vineyards at the Festival Beer & Wine tent. You are welcome to bring your own picnic basket, and food is also available for purchase including vegetarian, ethnic and traditional festival food like hamburgers and funnel cakes.

This NJ Festival is unique, and for many people it’s a summer tradition that is on their “not-to-be-missed” list. Join us on Saturday June 1st for a truly memorable way to kick off the summer!


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