HOLMDEL, NJ – All are invited to Holmdel’s 13th Annual Bayonet Farm Earth Day Festival on Sunday, May 1st from 12 noon until 5 PM.  Visitors will enjoy the “Little Bit Ponies n More” petting zoo, where children can meet, pet and feed goats, sheep, chickens and many other farm friends!


The two grand barns on the property will host free events all day!  The Red Barn Theatre will feature continuous folk-rock bands and the Gray Star Barn will have live wild animal shows with an environmental message.  One performance already scheduled is Rizzo’s Reptiles featuring a live alligator!!

Many environmental organizations will have displays to help you “go green” in your own home with solar heating, gardening, recycling tips and more. There will be fun crafts for the little ones.  And, for those seeking a new companion, the Pet Adoption Network will be bringing adorable kittens and cats!

Tours of the lovely Bayonet Farm residence will offer a glimpse into the lifestyle of its last private owner, Miss Laura Harding.  You will see the rooms Miss Harding added to her humble farmhouse in the late 1930s to turn it into a gracious country mansion that would host movie stars of the day.  Farmhouse Tours are free but limited; participants must register at the Festival.

Bayonet Farm is located at 41 Middletown Road, between Mc Campbell and Stillwell Roads in Holmdel.  Admission, Parking, Crafts, Tours and Shows are all free!  A nominal fee will be charged for entrance to the Petting Zoo.

Delicious lunches and snacks will be for sale in the Red Barn Deli and the Bake Shoppe will be selling home baked goodies to take home. Proceeds will go towards funding future Festivals.

The Ramanessin Brook Greenway Hike to the Festival will begin at 10 a.m.  Participants should leave their cars in the lower lot at Holmdel Park and meet at the shelter near the pond. Hikers are encouraged to wear hiking boots or sneakers and light-colored clothing with pants tucked into socks to guard against ticks.

To volunteer at the biggest Holmdel community event of the spring or for further information, please call Carol at 732-946-9064.


Sunday, May 1, 2011 Holmdel Earth Day Festival 12 – 5 PM BAYONET FARM, 41 MIDDLETOWN ROAD, HOLMDEL, NJ

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