HOLMDEL, NJ - The Harvest Home Festival is a miniature country fair, an event that was popular in the late 1890s.  The Monmouth County Park System will host the Harvest Home Festival at Longstreet Farm, Longstreet Road, Holmdel on Sunday, September 26 from 11am-5pm.

pie-eating contest


The schedule is as follows:
Let’s Talk Baseball - Bradley Shaw at 12:30pm & 3pm
19th Century Magic Show  - The Amazing Arni & Ingrid at  1pm, 2pm & 3pm
Chorus of the Atlantic: 1-1:45pm & 2:15-3pm
Ongoing entertainment:
“Phydeauz” Flying Flea Circus & “Wahoo” Medicine Show
Jugtown Mountain Band
Music Man Rich Marzec
Banjo Player Chuck Winch
Ongoing activities:
Old-Fashioned Games
Cider Making Demonstration 12-4pm
Apple Butter MakingThreshing  Demonstrations 12-1pm & 2-3pm
Wagon Rides
Potato Harvesting
Blacksmithing Demonstration
Beekeeping Demonstration
Plowing Demonstrations 1-2pm & 3-4pm
Tinsmith Demonstration
Scheduled ongoing craft demonstrations:
Rug Hooking
Rug Braiding
Penny Rugs
Scherenschnitte (the craft of paper cutting)
Pie Eating Contest:
Children ages 8 & under @ 1pm & 3:30pm
Children ages 9-14 @ 2pm & 3pm
Adults @ 1:30pm & 2:30pm
Corn Husking Competition: 1pm, 2pm & 3pm
Biggest Pumpkin: Weight Announcement @4:30pm
Area residents can join in the spirit of the festival by entering into one of many competitions and winning a prize ribbon. Competition categories include vegetables, fruits, canning, condiments, baked goods, needlework, quilting, and rug hooking.

Harvest Home Competition magic show

wagon ride harvest home logging demo

For more information about the “Harvest Home Festival” or any Longstreet Farm event, call Historic Longstreet Farm at (732) 946-3758 or the Park System at (732) 842-4000. For people with hearing impairment, the TDD/TTY number is 711.

Historic Longstreet Farm


  • Garden State Parkway to Exit 114. Southbound, turn right onto Red Hill Rd; northbound, turn left onto Red Hill Rd. Follow Red Hill Rd. to Everett Rd., turn right (heading west). Follow Everett Rd. to Roberts Rd., turn left. Follow Roberts Rd. to Longstreet Rd., turn right to Park on left.
  • State Hwy. 34 to Roberts Rd. (1.75 miles north of Rt. 520). Southbound, turn left; northbound, turn right. Follow Roberts Rd. to Longstreet Rd., turn left. Park is on left.
  • State Hwy. 35 to Holmdel/Keyport Rd. Northbound, turn left; southbound, turn right. Follow Holmdel/Keyport Rd. to Crawfords Corner Rd., turn left. Continue to Longstreet Rd., turn right Park is on right.