mcps longstreet home gardenPHOTO: See if you’ll take home a blue ribbon during the home & garden-style competition at Historic Longstreet Farm’s Harvest Home Festival.

HOLMDEL, NJ —  Do you bake the best brownies?  Grow the plumpest tomatoes?  Create the finest embroidery?  Find out by entering the home and garden-style competition during Historic Longstreet Farm’s Harvest Home Festival.  Held from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sunday, September 27 at Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel, this event is reminiscent of an old-fashioned fair from the 1890s.   Highlights of the festival include wagon rides, games, live entertainment, and of course, the home and garden-style competition.  Open to amateurs, this friendly competition features the following categories:


  • Needlework:  embroidery, needlepoint/plastic canvas, quilting, weaving, rug hooking, crocheting and knitting 
  • Canning:  fruits, vegetables and condiments
  • Baked Goods:  bread/rolls, cakes, cookies/brownies, and pies
  • Vegetables:  largest tomato, pumpkin and winter squash

Pre-registration is required and available through Thursday, September 24.  Registration details and complete rules are available online at or by calling 732-946-3758. 

To learn more about Historic Longstreet Farm’s Harvest Home Festival and other Monmouth County 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.