Harvest Home Festival this Sunday in Holmdel


Holmdel, NJ – Guess the weight of the big pumpkin, try your hand at the corn husking contest, or dive into the pie-eating contest at the Harvest Home Festival at Historic Longstreet Farm this Sunday!

Held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, September 25 at Historic Longstreet Farm, 44 Longstreet Road, Holmdel, this old-fashioned country fair takes visitors back to the 1890s through games, music and entertainment.

Visitors will have the chance to take a wagon ride and watch demonstrations of cider making (12 to 4 p.m.), blacksmithing, quilting, felting, beekeeping and woodworking. There will also be artisans demonstrating the arts of rug hooking, lacework, weaving and more. Ongoing entertainment includes the Jugtown Mountain Band, the “Phydeauz” flea circus and the “Wahoo” medicine show. Be sure to attend the Atlantic Choir performances at 1 p.m. and 2:15 p.m.

The corn husking competition.

The Sunday program is as follows:

Current entertainment:

“Wahoo” Medicine Show and “Phydeauz” Flea Circus

Jugtown Mountain Band


Atlantic Choir: 1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. & 2:15 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Let’s Talk Baseball with Bradley Shaw – 12:30 p.m. & 3 p.m.

Craft demonstrations:

  • Hanging carpet
  • Penny Carpet
  • Spinning
  • felting
  • Lace
  • Smocking
  • Quilting
  • Weaving
  • Knitting
  • Embroidery


  • Beekeeping
  • Forge
  • The Woodcraft
  • Cider making: 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Plowing: 1 p.m.-2 p.m. & 3 p.m.-4 p.m.
  • Threshing: 11.30 a.m.-12.30 p.m. & 3.30 p.m.-4.30 p.m.
  • Two-man saw: 12 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Corn husking competition: 12 p.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Pie tasting competition:

8 years old and under: 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

9-14 years: 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Adults: 1:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m.

Weight of the big pumpkin announced: 4:30 p.m.

Entrance and parking are free.