Bradley Beach celebrates autumn in Riley Park

(MARK R. SULLIVAN/THE COAST STAR) The Bradley Beach Fall Festival featured 60 vendors with thousands stopping into Riley Park on Saturday to browse a wide variety of wares.

BRADLEY BEACH — Thousands flocked to Riley Park on Saturday for the annual fall festival hosted by the borough’s Department of Tourism. 

The free event featured 60 vendors and local artists selling homemade products, live music, food, face painting, candle art crafts and activities for kids. Children and their families enjoyed a build-your-own-scarecrow activity presented by the Bradley Beach Recreation Department. 

“We had a nice variety of people, we have great music, community involvement, PTA, Recreation, Historical Society, EMS first aid, and food pantry pick up – it’s been really great. We appreciate everyone supporting our local community event,” said Amy Hall who directs tourism and communications for the borough. 


“The Rec Department and the Tourism Department worked closely together to provide an area for the community to come together to build some scarecrows to put around the park,” added Ms. Hall. 

Residents of the borough, Andy Russo and Deedee Montanaro performed while attendees browsed a variety of wares such as soaps, hats, custom t-shirts, jewelry, sea glass designs, baked goods, pottery, fine art, henna and body products. 

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