Borough gears up for 22nd Annual Lake Como Day

Sign welcomes visitors to the Borough of Lake Como. FILE PHOTO
LAKE COMO — As the borough prepares for the 22nd Annual Lake Como Day, set for Saturday, Sept. 30, vendors are invited to apply to be a part of the event. The event will include games and activities for kids, live music, a beer and wine tent, food and craft vendors and a fireworks display. According to Deputy Borough Clerk Amy Boney, the amount of vendors the borough sees varies from year to year, as the date of the event often conflicts with other events in the area. “In years past, Lake Como Day has fallen on the same date as other local events, so the number of vendors varies. There are usually between 12 to 20 different vendors,” Ms. Boney said. The event will take place in the Lake Como Lake Area [North Boulevard and Lake Front] from 4 to 9 p.m. on Sept. 30, with the rain date set for Sunday, Oct. 1. According to Ms. Boney, moving the event from Main Street — where it has been held in previous years — to the lakefront area, brought about some of the biggest changes, including a fireworks display. Vendors will be permitted to begin setup at 2 p.m., with the surrounding roads closing at 3 p.m. Early setup is required in order to allow the health inspector ample time to perform inspections. Open Flame Permits will also be inspected by the Lake Como Fire Official. Vendors will provide and set up their own tables, chairs, 10 foot by 10 foot tents and individual power sources and lights [if needed]. All potential vendors must fill out the application in its entirety and submit the $50 registration fee.     Vendors can download an application to take part in Lake Como Day by visiting Applications and checks can be mailed to: Borough of Lake Como, P.O. Box 569, Lake Como, NJ 07719, Attention: Lake Como Day Committee.

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