HOLMDEL – The Monmouth County Park System’s Harvest Home Festival will be from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29 at Historic Longstreet Farm, Longstreet Road.
Thes old-fashioned country fair brings visitors back to the 1890s through games, music and entertainment. Activities include pie-eating contests, corn-husking competitions and wagon rides. Visitors will have the chance to guess the weight of “the biggest pumpkin” and get their hands dirty during the potato harvest. See ongoing cider making, blacksmithing, bee keeping and plowing demonstrations. Crafters will demonstrate the arts of rug hooking, lacemaking and weaving.
Ongoing entertainment includes music from the Jugtown Mountain Band, Music Man Rich Marzec and banjo player Chuck Winch. Be sure to catch “Let’s Talk Baseball” with Bradley Shaw at 12:30 and 3 p.m. and performances by the Chorus of the Atlantic at 1 and 2:15 p.m. Once again “Phydeauz” Flying Flea Circus and “Wahoo” Medicine Show will be part of the festivities.
Visitors also are invited to join in the spirit of the festival by entering one of the many competitions. Prize-winning categories include vegetables, canning, baked goods and needlework.
To learn more about this and other park system activities, please visit www.monmouthcountyparks.com or call 732-842-4000, ext. 4312. For persons with hearing impairment, the TTY/TDD number is 711. The Monmouth County Park System, created in 1960 by the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders, is Monmouth County’s Open Space, Parks and Recreation Agency.