On this past April summer-like Sunday I went to the annual Shad Festival at Lambertville, NJ where there were plenty of spring blossoms such as these Mock Orange.
The festival celebrates the annual run of shad (a kind of herring ) from the sea to the fresh water of the upper Delaware in order to spawn. In years past we have seen boats anchored against the down river flow, fishing for shad but there were none this year. The festival was earlier than when I last saw it and perhaps that’s a factor. Anyway, it didn’t affect the festivities, with crafters and special-interest booths lining the street,
People sat along the river’s edge and enjoyed their lunches from many food vendors which included … shad sandwiches. They enjoyed the cooler temperature along the river, and people-watched as others moved back and forth between Lambertville and New Hope.