There's More to Hammonton, NJ, than Blueberries!

Dated: October 14 2023

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Hammonton, New Jersey, is known as the "Blueberry Capital of the World" and offers a variety of activities and attractions for residents and visitors alike. Hammonton is my home town and I am very proud of it. It's more than just blueberries. Here are some fun things to do in Hammonton:

  • Hammonton Blueberry Festival: If you visit during the summer, don't miss the annual Blueberry Festival, which celebrates Hammonton's blueberry heritage with live music, food vendors, arts and crafts, and of course, plenty of blueberry-themed treats.

  • Our Lady of Mt Carmel Festival:The Our Lady of Mount Carmel Festival in Hammonton, New Jersey, is a traditional religious and cultural event celebrated by the local Catholic community. It typically takes place in mid-July and is dedicated to Our Lady of Mount Carmel, a title of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the Roman Catholic tradition.

  • The festival often includes a variety of activities and events, such as religious processions, Masses, and prayers in honor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. It also features cultural elements, such as food stands with Italian and Mediterranean cuisine, live music and entertainment, carnival games, rides, and parades. The main Festival Day is July 16th, where the procession and fireworks will take place.Hammonton has a significant Italian-American population, and the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Festival reflects the cultural and religious traditions of this community.

  • Downtown Hammonton: Explore the charming downtown area with its historic buildings, boutiques, and restaurants. You can enjoy a leisurely stroll and do some shopping while you're there.

  • Hiking and Nature: Hammonton is surrounded by natural beauty. Visit Wharton State Forest, where you can hike, bike, or go birdwatching. The Batsto Village within the forest is also worth exploring for its historical buildings.

  • Blueberry Picking: Late Spring and Early Summer is Blueberry season, you can go blueberry picking at one of the local blueberry farms. This is a fun and delicious activity for families and berry enthusiasts.

  • Wine Tasting: The Hammonton area is home to several wineries. Consider visiting a local winery like, Plagido’s, Tomasello’s, Di Matteo’s,  Sharrott Winery or White Horse Winery for a wine tasting experience.

  • Historic Sites: Learn about the history of the area by visiting places like the Eagle Theatre, which is one of the oldest theaters in New Jersey, and the Hammonton Historical Society and Museum.

  • Golf: Play a round of golf at one of the nearby golf courses, such as Hammonton's own Frog Rock Golf Course

  • Fishing: If you enjoy fishing, the Hammonton Lake Park offers opportunities for fishing and picnicking.

  • Dining: Sample some of the local cuisine at restaurants in Hammonton. You can find Italian, American, Mexican and other diverse cuisines to satisfy your taste buds. There are many excellent restaurants and cafes in Hammonton.

  • Community Events: Check the local event calendar for concerts, art exhibitions, and other community events that may be taking place during your visit.

  • Antique Shopping: Hunt for unique treasures at the many antique shops in and around Hammonton.

  • Festivals and Events: Keep an eye out for seasonal festivals and events that may be happening in the area, such as craft fairs and holiday celebrations.

Remember that the availability of some activities may vary depending on the season, so it's a good idea to check local event listings and hours of operation before planning your visit to Hammonton, NJ.

Tripadvisor has a list of the top 15 things to do in Hammonton. Here’s the link to see it:

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Ann Byers

I'm a lifetime South Jersey Girl. I've lived in Atlantic and Gloucester Counties and am familiar with all of South Jersey. I've sold in Atlantic, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem Cou....

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