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Spring 2023

Fantasy AdventureFest returns to Historic Smithville again in Spring of 2023!!!  The weekend is May 27th and 28th and the featured FREE outdoor Production is "Riddlesbrood's Peter Pan and the Pirates".  

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

Sign ups! If you or your child would like to be part of the show make sure to sign up.  There are also open auditions that you can come to.


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 "Peter Pan", James Matthew Barrie's heartwarming classic tale of fantastical nonsense!


Memorial Day Weekend 2023!*

Saturday, May 27th, at 1 PM and 5 PM and...

Sunday, May 28th, 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

The Fairy By The Well

Free Side Show at the Fantasy Adventurefest!

Written by Charles Perrault

Adapted and directed by Sandy Durant

Plays at 2pm, 3pm, 4pm & 5pm (Saturday and Sunday of the Festival)


Step into a world of enchantment with "The Fairy by the Well," a free, live performance at the upcoming festival. This magical fairy tale, written by the renowned author of classic literature, Charles Perrault, follows the story of a whimsical fairy and her wondrous adventures. Taking inspiration from the famous author of children's literature, the performance weaves a tale of fantasy and magic in a style that is sure to captivate and enthrall audiences of all ages. With stunning costumes, whimsical music, and a charming stage setting, "The Fairy by the Well" is an immersive and delightful experience.


This small live performance is a true gem of the festival, and not to be missed. The story, is brought to life by a talented cast and crew, who bring the magic and wonder of the story to the stage. Join us for an unforgettable journey into a world of fantasy and imagination, and experience the joy and wonder of "The Fairy by the Well."

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.

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