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1920s Country Fair & Harvest Festival!
MORRISTOWN, NJ – Come one, come all, to the 1920s Country Fair and Harvest Festival with farm animals, wagon rides around the farm, live music, a variety of tasty food offerings at concession stands, tours of the farmer’s home and the Foster mansion, Charleston dance lessons, wood-burning stove cooking and demos, old fashioned games, and so much more! Join the thousands of visitors who come each year to this spectacular recreated country fair at Fosterfields Living Historical Farm in Morris Township.

 On Sunday, September 14, from 12 noon to 5 p.m., visit all the farm animals, including the Belgian draft horses, Jersey dairy cows, chicken, sheep, and pigs, take a wagon ride or a spin in an antique automobile around the farm. Enjoy live music of the Long Hill String Band, and meet a sidesaddle rider as she explains horse shows at a typical country fair. Lend a hand cider pressing, brush the Jersey cows, crack the corn to feed the chickens, and milk our wooden cow, ‘Woody.’ View authentic farm activities, such as blacksmithing, an antique gasoline engine demonstration, and learn all about beekeeping and honey. 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 Foster family, the previous owners of Fosterfields.

No country fair would be complete without fine examples of hand crafts, baked, canned and preserved goods, and floral and vegetable displays. There is so much more to enjoy! Special event fees 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. For more information, please call 973.326.7645.

The Morris County Park Commission features one of the region’s best park systems in the state of New Jersey. It currently protects and maintains 18,730 acres at 38 distinct sites plus offers a year-round calendar of events and activities for all to enjoy!