The sixth annual Lake Hopatcong Block Party will offer businesses and organizations a chance to showcase their work for an anticipated 3,000 guests. The event is hosted by the Lake Hopatcong Foundation (LHF) and scheduled for Saturday, May 11, from 10-5 at Hopatcong State Park (260 Lakeside Boulevard, Landing).

The block party will also feature entertainment, numerous food and drink options, live demonstrations, boat and mini-train rides, boat displays, and an activity area for children. Lee Moreau, event co-planner, noted that it offers sponsors and vendors “exciting opportunities to get attention from an enthusiastic group of their neighbors.”

A trackless train chugged through Hopatcong State Park, providing riders with a great view of the 5th Annual Lake Hopatcong Block Party. (Photo provided by the Lake Hopatcong Foundation)

The visibility of sponsors is enhanced through Passport Adventure, a fun challenge that encourages guests to fully explore the block party. Sponsors will have a stamp to mark the passports of guests visiting their booth. Passports that are completely stamped and turned in are entered in a drawing for a variety of prizes.

Vendors will have ample space to display their goods or services; food trucks will be accommodated in a designated area. Spaces are limited and typically sell out by mid-March, according to Moreau, who recommends early registration. Booth space is available for businesses, crafters, organizations, and nonprofits, with fees ranging from $25-$325. Discounts are given to entities based in the four lake towns (Hopatcong, Jefferson, Mount Arlington, and Roxbury) as well as those who register by February 28.

raftors, businesses, community groups and non-profits are welcome at the 5th Annual Lake Hopatcong Block Party. (Photo: Lake Hopatcong Foundation)

Sponsorships are also available, starting at $500 and offering an array of opportunities for pre- and day-of-event publicity. To register for a booth, secure a sponsorship, or receive more information, visit lakehopatcongfoundation.org or email blockparty@lakehopatcongfoundation.org.

“The block party is a perfect way for businesses and organizations to gain exposure, and the state park is a perfect place to stage it,” said LHF president Jess Murphy. “The event offers thousands of people an intimate Main Street-style experience and makes our far-reaching lake region feel like a much smaller place.”

The Lake Hopatcong Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to protecting the lake environment and enhancing the lake experience by bringing together public and private resources to encourage a culture of sustainability and stewardship on and around New Jersey’s largest lake.

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