mcps harvest home corn huskPHOTO:  Once again the corn-husking competition will be part of the Harvest Home Festival, held on Sunday, September 28 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel.

HOLMDEL, NJ — It’s all fun and games during the Monmouth County Park System’s Harvest Home Festival.  Held from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sunday, September 28 at Historic Longstreet Farm, Longstreet Road, Holmdel, this old-fashioned country fair brings visitors back to the 1890s through games, music and entertainment.  Activities include pie-eating contests, corn-husking competitions and wagon rides. Visitors will have the chance to guess the weight of “the biggest pumpkin.” See ongoing cider making, blacksmithing, beekeeping and woodworking demonstrations.  Crafters will be demonstrating the arts of rug hooking, lacemaking, weaving and more.

Ongoing entertainment includes music from the Jugtown Mountain Band, Music Man Rich Marzec and banjo player Lew Gelfond. Be sure to catch “Let’s Talk Baseball” with Bradley Shaw at 12:30 p.m. and performances by the Chorus of the Atlantic at 1 & 2:15 p.m.  Once again “Phydeauz” Flea Circus and “Wahoo” Medicine Show will be part of the festivities.  Visitors are also invited to join in the spirit of the festival by entering one of the many competitions! Prize-winning categories include vegetables, canning, baked goods and needlework.

To learn more about this and other Park System activities, please visit www.monmouthcountyparks.com or call the Park System at 732-842-4000, ext. 4312. 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.