Celebrate Fall in Haddonfield’s Charming Downtown

Autumn is a prime time to explore this historic Camden County borough.

The Fall Festival and Craft Show (October 12) highlights the autumn activity in downtown Haddonfield. Vendors line the streets, and local shops and restaurants join in the celebration. Photo by Neal Santos

Known for its charming downtown and its tree-lined streets, historic Haddonfield is an appealing destination year-round, but it really comes alive during the fall. The town celebrates autumn’s bounty with its annual, family-friendly Fall Festival and Craft Show (October 12). For the event, Kings Highway closes to traffic, and more than 100 crafters line up along this main shopping artery, selling everything from stained-glass artwork and wheel-thrown pottery to handcrafted jewelry, clothing and seasonal keepsakes. You’ll also find vendors assembling autumn bouquets of locally grown flowers and local farms displaying buckets of apples, pumpkins and other fall produce.

Photos by Neal Santos

Haddonfield’s shops and eateries will have their doors open to visitors, too. Along Kings Highway, you can find your next read at the cozy independent bookseller Inkwood Books, or go hunting for vintage clothing at the Lavish Loft consignment shop. At the Ends of the Earth Cigar Shop (6 Mechanic Street), shoppers find jerkies, hot sauces, men’s grooming gear and gift items, in addition to cigars. Kids flock to the hands-on scarecrow-making sessions in the pedestrian-only Kings Courts, which also hosts musical performances. Don’t forget to pay a visit to Haddy, Haddonfield’s beloved dinosaur statue.

When you get hungry, stop into Leaf (6 Kings Court) for a hearty vegan meal, or chow down on made-to-order burritos at Ánimo (210 Kings Highway East). Thirsty? The tasting room at King’s Road Brewing Company (127 Kings Highway East) is the only place in the dry town where you can get a beer. For an indulgent treat, try Gelato Dolceria (147 Kings Highway East).

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