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 www.monmouthcountyparks.com 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 www.monmouthcountyparks.com 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.