Annual Millbrook Days Festival Planned for September 16 and 17

“Autumn is approaching and that means it is time for the annual Millbrook Days folklife festival,” announced John J. Donahue, Superintendent of Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. This year’s celebration of 19 century rural life will be held on Saturday, September 16 and Sunday, September 17, 2017 at Millbrook Village, New Jersey, a part of the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.

Millbrook Days will be held rain or shine, from 10am to 4pm each day.  Admission is free.  The festival is jointly sponsored by the National Park Service and the Millbrook Village Society.

“Millbrook Village comes alive with the sights, sounds and smells of country life in an earlier time,” said Donahue. Costumed volunteers and park staff will demonstrate 19th century trades, crafts, and home and garden chores. The festival also features old-time children’s games and live, traditional music.  Food will be available for purchase.

Free parking and shuttle service are available.  The shuttle buses will provide transportation from the Watergate, Turtle Beach and Silvie Meadow parking sites to Millbrook Village from 10am to 4pm each day of the event. Millbrook is located 12 miles north of I-80 on Old Mine Road (Exit 1) in New Jersey.

For more information about Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area and all programs and events there, call park headquarters at (570) 426-2452, Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm with the exception of federal holidays; visit the website at www.nps.gov/dewa; or follow them on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/DelWaterGapNPS.