Preparations are being made for an upcoming festival that thousands are expected to attend in Philadelphia. The 17th Annual Ham Jam will be held this weekend on April 13th and 14th. It will include: more than 70 arts, crafts and food vendors, a Bar-B-Q Cook-off, a large Kids’ Zone, carnival rides and live music. This year’s new addition is a monster truck that will provide rides for children.
“The proceeds that come from Ham Jam, we pour back into the community,” says Philadelphia Main Street Director, Tim Moore. “We’ve done sidewalks. We’ve done clocks outside the courthouse. We’ve done garbage cans. We’ve done picnic benches, and tables in the park. What we make from Ham Jam goes back into the community.”
All Ham Jam activities will take place in downtown Philadelphia. They will start with a concert that will feature the band, “The Toys,” at 7 PM on Friday. The activities will continue Saturday morning with the “Hog Wild Run,” and continue throughout the day. There’s no entry fee for the festival.