Everything you need to Know about LHF 2018 Block Party

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This Lake Hopatcong Foundation (LHF) Block Party is the biggest event around the lake for 2018, and you need to add it to your calendar as a “Cannot Miss Event!”

This Family Fun event starts at 10:00 AM on Saturday May 12th, and finishes at 5:00 PM. The location for the event is the Hopatcong State Park.

LHF ParkingThe Lake Hopatcong Foundation has provided Ample Parking, with shuttle buses every 15 minutes to Wisk you away to the major event, and to bring you back when you are done.

The Block Party is for all four towns, so there’s nothing else that would work like Hopatcong State Park. We’ve taken every space available in the park,” said Co-Planner Lee Moreau. “And the shuttle bus service works. No one should have to wait longer than 10 or 15 minutes for a ride.”

“It’s a great way to meet or reconnect with neighbors while being entertained outdoors after a long winter,” said co-planner Beth BaRoss. “Everyone knows what a block party is, and this is one like you’ve never seen before.”

The special event features 180 different vendors, showcasing equal numbers of small businesses, non-profit organizations and crafters.

LHF FoodCome Hungry… Leave Happy…

This year’s block party will have a “food court” featuring spudwiches, empanadas, sausage and peppers, pizza, gourmet grilled cheese, tacos, BBQ, pickles, pastries, donuts, ice cream, kettle corn and MORE!

Guests will also enjoy live music, raffles, giveaways, boat and trackless-train rides, on-the-water demonstrations, a children’s activity area and a food court with seating for about 100 patrons.

Entertainment and Demonstration Schedule


  • Big Boss Sausage

10:15 am – 1 pm

  • Tropical Storm

1:15 pm – 4:45 pm


  • 10:00 AM

Opening Ceremony / Public Service Announcement (“PSA”)

  • 11:00 AM

Margaret C. Pflug Children’s Book Reading / “The Cat Cavalry’s Digging Adventure”/PSA

  • NOON

An Clar School of Irish Dance/PSA

  • 12:15 PM

Roxbury Model Airplane Club – Flight Demonstration/PSA

  • 1:00 PM

50/50 Drawing/PSA

  • 1:15 PM

Tropical Storm

  • 2:00 PM

Rizzo’s Reptiles

  • 2:45 PM

Trinity Martial Arts & Krav Maga

  • 3:00 PM

Roxbury Model Airplane Club – Flight Demonstration

  • 4:15 PM

Sunshine Dancers

  • 4:45 PM

50/50 Drawing

  • 4:50 PM

Passport Adventure Drawing

  • 5:00 PM

Closing Remarks

Three ways to add more fun to the event:

#1: Passport Adventure (one passport per household)

LHF PassportPassport New this year, the Passport Adventure encourages guests to explore the Block Party.  Visit participating sponsors, get the required stamps and submit the passport to be entered into a drawing for a treasure chest of prizes!

Passports will be available at the Passport Adventure tent (while supplies last), located in front of the pavilion, right of the information tent. Each participating sponsor will have the Passport Adventure icon attached to their booth.  Once the required stamps are collected, passports must be submitted back at the Passport Adventure tent to be entered into the drawing.  Winners need not be present; contact information must be provided.

Prizes will include:

  • Purified/Remineralized Drinking Water System (Reverse Osmosis), courtesy of Culligan – retail value $799
  • All in one Dell Computer, wireless mouse/keyboard, courtesy of the Lake Hopatcong Foundation – retail value $600
  • Frog Falls Family Membership, courtesy of Picatinny MWR – retail value $485
  • Pontoon Boat Rental at Greenwood Lake, ½ day, courtesy of Sportsman’s Marina – retail value $300
  • 2 Months Unlimited Yoga, courtesy of Kula Yoga and Wellness – retail value $360
  • Full day Pontoon Boat Rental (weekday), courtesy of Defeo’s Marina – retail value $400
  • Kid’s Birthday Party, courtesy of Circle Bowl and Entertainment – retail value $229
  • Cooler Basket filled with goodies, courtesy MarineMax – retail value $200
  • propane/gas heater, courtesy Combined Energy – retail value $200
  • Residential Exterior Application for General Pests, courtesy Accurate Pest Control – retail value $155
  • Live the Lake NJ gift basket, courtesy of Live the Lake NJ – retail value $150
  • Airport or Cruise Port Transfer Gift Certificate Value, courtesy Minuteman II Limousine, Car Service - retail value $100

#2: Children’s Scavenger Hunt (12 years and younger)

LHF Hunt 2018Scavenger Hunt: The Lake Hopatcong Foundation’s Lake Life Kid’s Scavenger Hunt is back again this year...and better than ever! The hunt is a great way to have some extra family fun while wandering the block party and exploring the state park. 

Scavenger Hunt cards will be available at the Scavenger Hunt tent in the Kid Zone (Zone BK) while supplies last.  The Hunt will include hands-on activities, fun giveaways and lots of learning opportunities about life at Lake Hopatcong! Cards will need to be punched at multiple stops. Completed cards can be returned to the Scavenger Hunt tent for a free ice cream coupon from Jefferson Dairy (while supplies last, cannot be used during the Block Party).  

LHF Raffle#3: 50/50 Raffle

50/50 Raffle50/50 raffle tickets will be available at 3 locations in zones A, B and BBC.  Tents will be clearly marked with banners.  Tickets will be $10.00 for 10 and $20.00 for 30. Two drawings will be pulled, the first at 1:00 pm (red tickets) and the second at 4:45 pm (blue tickets). Winners need not be present; contact information must be provided. Past winners have taken home $600 to $1,600!

Event Details:

Date: Saturday, May 12 – rain or shine!

Time: 10 am to 5 pm

Location: Hopatcong State Park (260 Lakeside Blvd, Landing, NJ 07850)

Parking Information: Click for Parking Information

Vendor List: Click for Listing of Vendors

Foods Offered: Click for Listing of Food Vendors

Safety Notice:

The Lake Hopatcong Foundation would also like to ask everyone on May 12, 2018, to please slow down and drive safely due to the high number of attendees at this event.  Please make accident prevention your business.

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