A bug is going around these parts. No doubt, you’re familiar with the symptoms: Chills, night sweats, manic behavior.
Of course, we’re talking about Super Bowl Fever.
There is no known cure. But you can join fellow sufferers for a mass treatment at the Morristown Festival on the Green on Sept. 29, 2013.
Now in its 19th year, the festival runs from noon to 5 pm on Sunday and will feature some 150 local businesses and organizations and more than 25 restaurants.
And, to spike interest in Super Bowl 48, the Morris County Tourism Bureau is commissioning a sand sculpture of a building-sized pigskin. (Button-hook over to the pocket park at Washington Street and Schuyler Place.)
The Vince Lombardi Trophy will be making an appearance, too, on the “Huddle Shuttle,” a collection of football exhibits that is part of the NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Committee’s “Join the Huddle” tour. (Speedwell Avenue, near the Green.)
“Families, fun, football, falafel!” said Jennifer Wehring, marketing director for the Morristown Partnership, organizer of the annual festival.
Scenes from the 2011 Festival on the Green by Bill Lescohier
Streets around the Green will be closed to vehicular traffic. But strollers, cyclists and pedestrians are welcome. Admission is free, and so is the entertainment, which includes the Heart of Gold Neil Young tribute band, slot car racing courtesy of Bayer HealthCare, and the roaming antics of juggler Keith Leaf Amazing and unicyclist Chris Chiappini.
The wee crowd can enjoy Eyes of the Wild & Wallaby Tales, the Polka Dot Pals! Band, the Red Oak Lightning Bolts jump rope team and South Street Dance, among other acts. For a small fee, kids can romp in an inflatable amusement park.
It’s all meant to promote Morristown businesses and Morris County nonprofits.
And for one year, at least, football.
Good luck with the treatments.