Join us at an 1890s country fair
Once upon a time after harvesting seasonal crops, New Jerseyans gathered to celebrate at an old-fashioned country fair. Historic Longstreet Farm in Holmdel Park evokes that bygone era during Harvest Home Festival on Sunday, Sept. 24.
Atlantic Highlands Historical Society plans an excursion to the fest as one of our Historic Jersey Journeys day trips. We'll meet at the Strauss Mansion, 27 Prospect Circle, for brunch at 10 a.m., then head by carpool to the farm. We'll enjoy activities reminiscent of the 1890s, including games, wagon rides and live entertainment. Competitions will feature pie-eating, corn husking, bakedgoods and needlework. There will be time to explore the restored house and outbuildings on the nine-acre site and interact with interpreters in period dress.
Cost is $20. Deadline for signup is . For more info, visit the Society's Web site at ahhistory.org or call (732) 291-1861.