Old Fashioned Country Fair

Sunday, October 8, 2017

11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.



Fairview Farm Wildlife Preserve, 2121 Larger Cross Road, Bedminster (directions)

Admission is $25 per vehicle. All proceeds support RHA’s education, water quality protection and land stewardship programs.

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;
  • Sheep herding and beekeeping demonstrations;
  • Children’s area featuring pumpkin painting and scarecrow dressing;
  • Rock climbing wall; and
  • Local, seasonal food cooked fresh by Bex Eatery.

If you would like to be a sponsor  contact Jody Marcus at 908-234-1852 x 320 or jmarcus@raritanheadwaters.org


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

Glynn Chestnut 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


Raptor Trust

Willow Grove Farm Clydesdale Wagon Rides

Tewksbury Foot Bassets

Falconer Pakorn Patimetha

Sculptor Dona Dalton