Chatham Borough holds 51st Annual Fishawack Festival

Chatham Fishawack Festival 2022

The Chatham Borough Community Services Department along with the MyChathamNJ Advisory Committee presented the 2022 Fishawack Festival on Saturday, June 11th, 2022. There were festivities for all ages. 

Fishawack was started by Chatham’s Chamber of Commerce in 1971 as an event to celebrate the heritage of Chatham Borough, in addition to support local shops. According to John T. Cunningham’s 1967 book, Fishawack was the Lenni Lenape word for the Passaic River, and because Chatham’s section is the narrowest part, the natives would cross the river at Chatham on their seasonal migration along the Minisink Trail.