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And We Did Have Three Wonderful Days of Fun!

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THANK YOU to all the Duck Decorators, Boat Decorators, Critter Racers, and Everyone Who Made Canal Festival 2014 Possible.

 

Three Days of Fun in Four Landmark Towns -


Bristol, Yardley, New Hope and Morrisville !

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Friday, June 2o

7-9 p.m.

At the Bristol Borough Lagoon Park

Decorated Boat Parade

Decorated Duck Contest

The River Drivers in Concert

Food and Community Groups

Click here for Boat Parade application.

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Saturday, June 21

11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

In Yardley Borough along the Canal

from Afton to College Avenues

Decorated Boat Parade at 11:45 a.m.

Decorated Duck Contest

Caribbean Steel Rhythms Ensemble

Canal Critter Race at 3 p.m.

Food and Community Groups

Click here for Boat Parade application.

We thank our Yardley Canal Festival Premier Sponsor

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and our other Yardley Canal Festival Event Sponsors

Continental Tavern

Cranmer's Kitchens by Design

T. Foster and Co.

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Saturday, June 21

6-9 p.m.

In Williamson Park on Delmorr Avenue in Morrisville

Decorated Duck Contest

Art Exhibit

Jay Smar in Concert

The Monarch Butterfly Show

Food and Vendors

We thank our Morrisville Canal Festival Event Sponsors

Cafe Antonio

Judge Michael Burns

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Sunday, June 22

8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

In New Hope in conjunction with the Liberty Festival

5K Run/Walk

Click here for an entry form

Town and Towpath Guided Tour

Decorated Duck Contest

Long Hill String Band Concert to Benefit the NH-S Library

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The Delaware Canal Festival is sponsored by

Friends of the Delaware Canal

Landmark Towns of Bucks County

Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor

Grant funding has been received from the

Bucks County Conference and Visitors Bureau.

Here's what you can do now -

Decorate a Boat!

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The Decorated Boat Parades in Bristol and Yardley are back! Everyone from up, down, and all around the Canal is invited to participate in this year's parades - either in Bristol or Yardley or, better yet, both.

If you have a canoe, kayak or other vessel, transform it into a floating wonder and show it off in the parades. Individuals, families, neighborhoods, businesses, and organizations are encouraged to enter. Don't worry about time, effort, or quality. Some of the best boats are put together in the blink of an eye, and ALL are loved by the spectators. (And for those people who didn't get to show off their boats in Bristol in 2012 because of the thunderstorm, we hope that you saved them for this year.)

At each parade, generous cash prizes will be awarded for the most humorous, beautiful, colorful, and "typical of the canal" entries, as well as Judge's Choice and Best of Parade. All entries will receive commemorative rosette ribbons.

Click here for the Bristol entry form.

Click here for the Yardley entry form.

Or visit the Delaware Canal Festival Facebook page, call 215-862-2021, or e-mail friends@fodc.org.

 

MANY THANKS to our Decorated Boat Parade Prize Sponsors

Bristol

Best of Parade - Grundy Commons

Most Humorous - Allstate Insurance

Most Beautiful - First Federal of Bucks County

Most Imaginative - Robin & Frank Butrey

Yardley

Best of Parade - Customers Bank

Judges' Choice - Firehouse Cycles

Most Beautiful - Blush Hair Salon and Makeup Studio

Most Humorous - T. Foster & Co.

Most Colorful - Cranmer's Kitchens by Design

Most Imaginative - Continental Tavern

Most Typical of the Canal - Cranmer's Kitchens by Design

 

Decorate a Duck!

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This year there will be duck decorating opportunities at each of the four Festival locations. You may buy your official yellow rubber ducks at various locations beforehand and take them home to transform them or you can come to the duck booth at the festival and decorate your quackling right on the spot. They will be available at businesses, offices, and street-side sales tables. Cash prizes will be awarded for Overall-Best of Show, Day of Festival-Best of Show, and Day of Festival-Most Creative. Prizes for both Adult and Kids Up to 10 entries will be given in these categories: most humorous, beautiful, imaginative, and "most ugly duckling."

Buy Your Ducks Here

Bristol

Bristol Borough Hall, 250 Pond Street

The Glamorous Life, 125 Mill Street

Great ID's by Anne, 257 Radcliffe Street

Mignoni Jewelry, 200 Mill Street

Spice & Co., 131 Mill Street

Yardley

Customers Bank, 1 South Main Street

Yardley Borough Hall, 56 South Main Street

Morrisville

Morrisville Borough Hall, 35 Union Street

Anthony's Pizza IV, 44 East Bridge Street

New Hope

A Mano Galleries - 128 South Main Street, New Hope

The Angel's Light, 17 West Mechanic Street, New Hope

Pudgecakes, 45 North Main Street, New Hope

The Soap Opera, 44 South Main Street New Hope

The Studio, 19 West Mechanic Street

MANY THANKS to our Decorated Duck Contest Sponsors

Yardley

Best of Show - Customers Bank

Most Beautiful (Adult - 10 and up) - First Federal of Bucks County

Most Beautiful (Kids - up to 10) - First Federal of Bucks County

Most Imaginative ( Adult) - First Federal of Bucks County

Most Imaginative (Kids) - First Federal of Bucks County

Most Humorous (Adult) - Dreyfus Opticians

Most Humorous (Kids) - JoetheK, LLC

Most Ugly Duckling (Adult) - Susan and Jerry Taylor

Most Ugly Duckling (Kids) - Susan and Jerry Taylor

Day of Festival Best of Show - Christine Aust at Weichert, Realtors

Day of Festival Most Creative - First Federal of Bucks County

 

Bristol

Best of Show - First Federal of Bucks County

Most Beautiful (Adult) - Jen Renshaw

Most Beautiful (Kids) - Joanna and Rich Schneyder

Most Imaginative (Adult) - Spice & Company

Most Imaginative (Kids) - Don and Donna McCloskey

Most Humorous (Adult) - Stephanie Corquez

Most Humorous (Kids) - Ron and Ronnie Walker

Most Ugly Duckling (Adult) - Susan and Jerry Taylor

Most Ugly Duckling (Kids) - Susan and Jerry Taylor

Day of Festival Best of Show - Bristol Cultural and Historical

Foundation

Day of Festival Most Creative - Amy McIlvaine

 

Morrisville

Best of Show - Jules Tires

Most Beautiful (Adult) - Penn Tavern

Most Beautiful (Kids) - Garlits Group

Most Imaginative (Adult) - Mr. Smoker

Most Imaginative (Kids) - Ben's Deli

Most Humorous (Adult) - Penn Tavern

Most Humorous (Kids) - Edible Arrangements

Most Ugly Duckling (Adult) - Dacey's Pub

Most Ugly Duckling (Kids) - Dacey's Pub

Day of Festival Best of Show - Yardley Carpet & Upholstery Cleaners

Day of Festival Most Creative - Roger's Safe & Lock Shop

New Hope

Best of Show - First Federal of Bucks County

Most Beautiful (Adult) - First Federal of Bucks County

Most Beautiful (Kids) - Firest Federal of Bucks County

Most Imaginative (Adult) - A Mano Gallery

Most Imaginative (Kids) - A Mano Gallery

Most Humorous (Adult) - A Mano Gallery

Most Humorous (Kids) - A Mano Gallery

Most Ugly Duckling (Adult) - Roger Green & Associates

Most Ugly Duckling (Kids) - Roger Green & Associates

Day of Festival Best of Show - Roger Green & Associates

Day of Festival Most Creative - Roger Green & Associates

 

Race a Duck! Or a Vintage Frog or Turtle!

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The Canal Critter Race returns to Yardley this year. Hundreds of rubber duckies (as well as some frogs and turtles) will be dumped into the Canal from high on the Letchworth Avenue Bridge. Before the cheering crowd, they'll float their way down the canal to the finish line at Lock 5. Your first step to winning the Canal Critter Race is to purchase your critters. They'll also be at weekend sales tables set up at various locations in downtown Yardley and at Friends' events. Ducks can be obtained for a contribution of $5 for 1 duck or $20 for 5 ducks. Because of their "skills," our vintage, well-trained frogs and turtles are $8 each or $10 for 2. Frogs and turtles will be available only at Customers Bank. Very special prizes will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place Race winners. Proceeds for the Critter Race benefit the Friends of the Delaware Canal maintenance and improvement efforts.

Buy Your Racing Critters at:

Customers Bank, 1 South Main Street, Yardley.

Yardley Borough Hall, 56 South Main Street, Yardley

 

There is so much to do this year - in four places!

The Delaware Canal Festival has something for everyone.

It's free, and it's lots of fun.

 

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