On Sunday, November 6, more than 300 guests traveled to Fairview Farm to illuminate the night sky at Raritan Headwaters’ annual Lantern Walk. The rain held off on this unseasonably balmy evening and guests enjoyed apple cider and donuts while gathering around bonfires listening to live soft jazz. Our team of educators, led by Education Director Lauren Theis, donned fairy costumes and twinkle lights, and guided guests through the luminary lit paths of Fairview Farm’s meadows with paper lanterns in hand. Several stops along the walk included a visit with the Autumn Fairy, who read poems about the changing season, and Mother Nature, who spoke to children about the colder weather and the animals of Fairview Farm.

Lantern Walk is RHA’s nod to traditional European festivals which celebrate the end of the agricultural year and the beginning of the harvest. A favorite among families in the community, this event brings magic to life and is a wonderful way to immerse children and families in an experiential learning environment. All proceeds from the event support Raritan Headwaters’ mission of protecting clean water in our rivers, our streams and our homes.