Old Fashioned Country Fair

A big thank you to these volunteers who gave so generously of their time to make this year’s event such a success:

Aiden Klaiss, Alice Rochat, Bob Morris, Carol Gillick, Carol Tiffany, Catherine Norbury, Chuck Elmendorf, College Hunks Hauling Junk, Daniel Colitti, Elisabeth Sutphen, Ellen Jane Weiner, Emily Aghabi, Emma Kundro, Ethan Levy, Gavin Byers, Geoff Connor, Gretchen Jaeckle, Heather MacDonald, Hilary Prouty, Isabella Volk, Jacob Gruber, James Scherr, Jeanette Torres, Jessica Keeley, John McLaughlin, Kaitlin Mauriello, Kate Alexis, Gano Kimberly, Sing Lee, Ann Nguyen, Lia Jacobs, Liam Annette, Lisa Aghabi, Loic Bignan, Maeve MacDonald, Mark Esposito, Mckensie Parrack, Mylene Clark, Neil Cuthbert, Nick Romanenko, Olivia Aghabi, Olivia Clark, Pat Vogt, Pearl Buccine, Ralph Jacobs, Raymond Croot, Rob Hochenberger, Sam Seneca, Shari Gifford, Stella MacDonald, Suki Dewey, Susan Goldstein, Tracy Gordon, Tracy Pearson, Valerie Fraser, Virginia Gifford, Wende Dasteel

And these students from Rutgers Prep: David Chen, Josh Pesce, Zachary Osman, Jesse Cross, along with teacher Joe Laureti


Sunday, October 8, 2017

Fairview Farm Wildlife Preserve

2121 Larger Cross Road, Bedminster (directions)

Fall brings brightly colored leaves, cooler temperatures and Raritan Headwaters’ annual Old Fashioned Country Fair! The event, sponsored by the organization’s Board of Trustees, has heralded the start of autumn since 1980.

Proceeds from this popular event support RHA’s mission to protect the water in our rivers, our streams and our homes through environmental education, community well testing, stream monitoring and cleanup, research, and open space preservation. The watershed region we protect, located in Hunterdon, Morris and Somerset Counties provides clean water for over 1.7 million people in New Jersey and is an area of extraordinary natural beauty, wildlife habitat, and notable historic and cultural resources.

Our Old Fashioned Country Fair attracts thousands of guests each year from the Somerset Hills region and beyond. Some of the highlights of this year’s Fair include:

  • Music by singer and songwriter Maribyrd, born and raised in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains of Northern NJ and recognized for her acoustic guitar, mandolin, and vocal harmonies;
  • Wagon rides drawn by Clydesdale horses;
  • Beekeeping demonstration;
  • Children’s area featuring pumpkin painting, clean river race game and scarecrow dressing;
  • Pumpkin Sling; and
  • Local, seasonal food cooked fresh by Bex Eatery.

Thank you to our event sponsors:

Country Games Sponsor

College H.U.N.K.S. Hauling Junk

Water Protector

New Jersey American Water

Peapack Gladstone Bank

Land Steward Sponsors

RJR Solutions

Gracie & Harrigan Consulting Foresters, Inc.

Lehman Acres

Dragonfly Design

Water Friend Sponsors

Somerset Grain &Feed

Chester Meat Market

Lillian Baricevic Baker, D.M.D – Family Dental Practice, Pottersville, NJ

The Stable, LTD

CocoLuxe Fine Pastries

Bailey Funeral Home


BEX Eatery & Catering Co. providing local country lunch and desserts.

Glynn Chesnut selling colorful handmade small fabric animals and dolls

Daughters of the British Empire selling homemade baked goods

Bob Morris Associates selling innovative party and celebration products

Sweet Pea Ice cream selling homemade ice cream from their Eco-Friendly Truck

Dogwood Farms selling fresh vegetables

Somerset Hills Garden Club will bring their seed bombs again

Blue Bird Farms will bring their friendly Alpacas

Flip Side Farm CSA showing off its baby pigs and produce

Coopers’ Hollow Farm: Shade and Part-Shade Plants for Pollinators and People CoopersHollowFarm@yahoo.com

Mt Lebanon Soap Company

Smart World Coffee will be donating their premium brew coffee for all to taste. Thank you!


Raptor Trust

Willow Grove Farm Clydesdale Wagon Rides

Tewksbury Foot Bassets

Essex Fox Hounds

Falconer Pakorn Patimetha

Sculptor Dona Dalton

Bee Keeper Marc Sopko returns for bee demonstrations

Peapack & Gladstone Library Branch of the Somerset County Library System

Pumpkin Painting, Face Painting and Make a Scarecrow.

Hammer n’ Nails and Corn Hole Toss,

Hay Rides, Field Maze and Pumpkin Sling!