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1920s Country Fair at Fosterfields
MORRISTOWN, NJ – Enjoy the latest trends, 1920s-style that is, at the award-winning 1920s Country Fair and Harvest Festival on Sunday, September 8, from 12 Noon to 5 p.m. Each year, over 1500 visitors enjoy this fun-filled event at Fosterfields Living Historical Farm in Morris Township. This recreated 1920s Country Fair has farm animals, wagon rides, music, exhibits, old-fashioned games, antique car rides, food vendors, sheep dog herding, and much more!

Go for a spin in an antique car or take a tractor-pulled wagon ride, meet and brush the Jersey cows, and lend a hand at cider pressing. Back by popular demand, head over to the demo field to watch the sheep dogs in action. It’s so amazing to watch the sheep dogs herd the sheep around the fences and gates! Try out new skills by playing old-fashioned games, dance the Charleston, and tap your toes to the rhythms of the Long Hill String Band. Visit the authentic 1920s Farmhouse where the farm foreman once lived, and compare it to the 1854 Gothic revival-style mansion, The Willows, once home to the Fosters, the previous owners of Fosterfields.  

No country fair would be complete without fine examples of handcrafts, baked, canned, and preserved goods, and floral, and vegetable displays. On the farm, watch a blacksmith, and help with a demonstration of a gasoline engine, and enjoy a sidesaddle riding demonstration.

Examine a poultry exhibit, and see the resident Belgian draft horses, Jersey dairy cows, pigs, and sheep. View fun exhibits that celebrate 1920s Girl Scouts and the Washington Valley Home Economics Club.

 Food concessions at the big tent are sure to satisfy the hungriest fair-goers. Special event fees for the 1920s Country Fair and Harvest Festival are $8 for adults, $7 for seniors (65+), $6 for children ages 4 - 16, and $4 for children ages 2 and 3. FREE for children under age 2 and Friends members, with a current membership card. For more information, please call 973-326-7645.

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Morris County Park Commission, is one of the region’s best park systems in the state of New Jersey, currently protects and maintains 18,600 acres at 38 distinct sites and a year-round calendar of events and activities.