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Spring 2024

Fantasy AdventureFest returns to Historic Smithville again in Spring of 2024!!!  The weekend is May 25th and 26th and the featured FREE outdoor Production is "Riddlesbrood's Wizard of Oz".  

Make sure to save the date for you and your family to enjoy! 


Vendors Reserve your Spots Today!!!


A limited number of vendor spaces at our upcoming Fantasy AdventureFest at Historic Smithville are now available on both Saturday and Sunday to appropriate vendors.


Artists, craftsperson's and merchants with family-friendly, theme appropriate handmade items, collectables, retail products and services (No food vendors, please) are invited to apply for 10 x 10 booth spaces 1 month prior to the event. 

vendors for adventurefest smithville

If you are a Vendor or Organization that would like to have a presence at one of our outdoor well attended events!  Make sure to give us a call at 609-377-9125 or email us at

The show plays in Historic Smithville, 615 E Moss Mill Rd, Absecon, NJ 08201, with a two day outdoor festival featuring an original, musical adaptation of "Wizard of Oz", Lyman Frank Baum heartwarming classic tale of fantastical nonsense!


Memorial Day Weekend 2024!*

Saturday, May 25th, at 1 PM and 5 PM and...

Sunday, May 26th, at 1 PM.

The Shows are FREE to the public.


The cast of the shows include actors from the Riddlesbrood Touring Theatre Company troupe along with many children of all ages from the community.


The historic Towne of Smithville will be bustling with activity during the festival. Its 60 charming specialty shops, the award-winning historic Smithville Inn restaurant and 3 other restaurants within the village will all be open to visit and enjoy before, during intermissions or after the shows.


For added entertainment, The Smithville Train and The Smithville Carousel, two timeless attractions that evoke romance, adventure and playful fun, will also be open and running both days for children and adults to ride and share an unforgettable experience. 

*Event is rain or shine

Other Activities

Little Mermaid Kids Puppet Show


Join us for a splash of magic at the Kids Puppet Performance "Underwater Wonders with The Little Mermaid," produced by the Riddlesbrood Touring Theater Company. Ideal for children aged 5-12, this event is set on the beautiful deck of the boardwalk at the Village Green in Historic Smithville, NJ.

This outdoor springtime puppet show brings to life the enchanting world of The Little Mermaid. Kids will be delighted by Ariel and her friends, including Sebastian and King Triton, in an engaging and colorful performance. As the puppetry unfolds, enjoy sea-themed treats, cookies and refreshing drinks, enhancing the experience in this charming seaside setting.


Don't miss this perfect blend of entertainment and oceanic adventure for a memorable family day out. Book your tickets now and dive into the magic with "Underwater Wonders with The Little Mermaid"!


On May 25th & 26th

(Multiple seatings Available)

10am & 11:30am


Buy Tickets online NOW

"Riddlesbrood's Wizard of Oz," is a magical outdoor spectacle where whimsy reigns supreme. This free-to-the-public show is a delightful rendition of the cherished classic, wrapped in Riddlesbrood's signature comic twist. It's not just a play; it's a fantastical journey along the yellow brick road, reimagined with a playful and family-friendly flairAs the curtain rises, audiences are whisked away to a land of wonder, where the familiar tale of Dorothy and her heroic companions unfolds. Expect the unexpected as Riddlesbrood brings its unique blend of humor to the story, tickling your funny bone while staying true to the heart of the original narrative.

The show's magic is further amplified by its dazzling array of costumes and set pieces. Each element is a feast for the eyes, crafted to perfection, turning the outdoor setting into a vibrant canvas of colors and creativity. Imagine scarecrows that dance, lions that sing, and tin men with hearts of gold, all under the vast, open sky.

In this three-act adventure, there's more than just the story to enjoy. Between the acts, a world of exploration awaits. Meander through the bustling array of shops and vendors, each offering unique treasures and tasty treats. It's a chance to take a break, grab a bite, and soak in the festive atmosphere before diving back into the enchantment. "Riddlesbrood's Wizard of Oz" is more than a show; it's an experience. It's where laughter, wonder, and the magic of storytelling come together in an unforgettable outdoor adventure. Come, be a part of this whimsical journey, where every moment is a memory in the making.


Disclaimer:  Please note that this outdoor event is subject to weather conditions. Performances may be paused or canceled in the case of rain or lightning for safety reasons. Attendees are advised to consider these factors and prepare accordingly. Seating will not be provided at the venue. Guests are encouraged to bring their own folding chairs to ensure their comfort during the event. While admission to the event is free of charge, parking availability is on a first-come, first-served basis and is complimentary if space permits. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early to secure parking. The event is structured in three acts with 30-minute intermissions, allowing guests time to explore and shop at the vendor stalls. Public restrooms will be available for use by attendees. By attending this event, guests acknowledge and accept the risks associated with outdoor events, including weather conditions and seating arrangements. The organizers are not liable for any personal discomfort or inconvenience related to these factors.

Kids Crafts and Game Zone 

tep into a world of fun and creativity at the "Kids Crafts and Games" area of Adventurefest, located in the scenic grassy field in front of the Barn in Historic Smithville. This special zone is a paradise for kids, offering a variety of engaging activities. The highlight is our soft play zone, a safe and vibrant space perfect for energetic play. Kids can jump, climb, and explore, making new friends and creating unforgettable memories.

Craft enthusiasts will love our crafts corner, where they can unleash their creativity with a wide range of materials and projects. It's a wonderful opportunity for children to express themselves artistically and take home a unique souvenir. The fun continues with our inflatable games, offering laughter and excitement for all ages. These interactive games are not just entertaining but also promote physical activity and teamwork.

And for the little stars, the Kids' Stage is the place to be. Here, they can perform and show off their talents, whether it’s through dance, drama, or music.

Adventurefest's "Kids Crafts and Games" area is the perfect spot for children to play, create, and shine, ensuring a day filled with joy and adventure for the entire family!

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