Old Fashioned Country Fair
Sunday, October 13, 2013
11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Fairview Farm, 2121 Larger Cross Road, Bedminster (directions)
Admission is $20 per vehicle
Fall has arrived, and with it comes the Raritan Headwaters Association’s annual Old-Fashioned Country Fair. The event has heralded the start of autumn since 1980. On Sunday, October 13th families from across the region will gather once again at Fairview Farm in Bedminster for a day filled with music, hayrides, sheep herding, beekeeping, pumpkin painting, scarecrow dressing and lots more experiences unique to living in our rural countryside.
Sponsored by the organization’s Board of Trustees and the Peapack Gladstone Bank, the event will run from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Returning favorites including Phydeaux’s Flying Flea Circus, wagon rides pulled by Clydesdales, a field maze, the Tewksbury Foot Bassets and Essex Fox Hounds. The Hub Hollow band will play bluegrass and old time music throughout the day.
There will be new exciting activities added to the children’s area including rainbow looms for children to create bracelets, tie-dying, and fun in creating fairy houses. Favorites like the penny pool, face painting and “hammer & nails” will be back.
Unique artisans have been invited, offering a great opportunity for early holiday shoppers. There will be woven linens, homemade soaps, and Bob Morris will be back with his fine paper creations from Germany: advent calendars and shadow box cards, and also his colorful paper lanterns and felt party hats. Dona Dalton, originally a toy maker, will be showing her whimsically painted birds and animals – small wooden sculptures on wheels. For more than 40 years, she has sold her works nationally in galleries, museum stores, and craft shows.
Dogwood Farms will sell locally grown produce while our favorite bee keeper, the Bee Wrangler will have honey on hand. Black River Roasters will hand out samples of their brewed organic coffee.
Admission to the Old Fashioned Country Fair is $20 per carload. All proceeds will support RHA’s education, water quality protection and land stewardship programs.
If you have any questions about the event, please call Patty Smeltzer at 908.234.1852 ext. 316 or contact her via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.