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PHOTO: Enter some of your homemade creations in the Home & Garden Competition. Monmouth County Park System’s Harvest Home Festival will be held Sunday, September 29 from 11:00am-5:00pm at Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel. Admission and parking are FREE.

HOLMDEL, NJ — Enjoy some family fun outdoors while experiencing 1890s rural farm life as the Monmouth County Park System celebrates their annual Harvest Home Festival. This old-fashioned country fair allows visitors to experience a time when neighbors gathered not only to accomplish work, but also to spend time enjoying each other’s company. Harvest Home Festival will be held on Sunday, September 29 from 11:00am to 5:00pm at Historic Longstreet Farm on Longstreet Road in Holmdel.

Schedule Packed with Old-Fashioned Activities

Harvest Home Festival features many historic activities and demonstrations showcasing local farm life during the late 19th century.

  • Wagon Rides
  • Old-fashioned Games & Crafts
  • Potato Harvesting
  • Pie-eating Contests
  • “Medicine Man” Show
  • Bee-keeping, Blacksmith and Other Demonstrations
  • Live Entertainment
  • And so much more!

Home & Garden Competition

If you’ve grown a beautiful, large tomato or bake a fabulous pie, join in the spirit of the festival by entering one of the competitions! Details of the Home & Garden-style contest are available on the Harvest Home Festival page under the “Activities” section of our website at for entries in the following categories:

  • Fresh Vegetables (largest tomato, pumpkin, or winter squash)
  • Canning (fruits, vegetables)
  • Condiments (butter, jams, jellies, pickles/relishes)
  • Baked Goods (biscuits/donuts, bread/rolls, cakes, cookies/brownies, muffins, pies)
  • Needlework (cross stitch, embroidery, knitting/crochet, quilting, rug hooking/braiding)

To learn more about this and other Park System activities, please visit or call the Park System at 732-842-4000. For persons with hearing impairment, the TTY/TDD number is 711. The Monmouth County Park System, created in 1960 by the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders, is Monmouth County’s Open Space, Parks and Recreation Agency.