Hopewell Harvest Fair Returns for 30th Year

    On Saturday September 24, 2016 (with a rain date of Sunday 9/25), the 30th Annual Hopewell Harvest Fair will be held on the grounds of Hopewell Elementary School on Princeton Avenue in Hopewell, NJ, from 10am-4pm. It promises to be a day of fun for the entire family.

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    • Activities for kids of all ages: Pony/wagon rides, a petting zoo, games, inflatables, make-your-own scarecrows, face-painting, sand art, games and more!
    • Old-fashioned country fun: A bake-off, homegrown vegetable displays, a straw maze to explore, and country games like sack races.
    • Entertainment all day: Performances by the Hopewell Valley Central High School Marching Band, local bands, and much more! Visit the HHF website for the line-up.
    • Contests for all: Kids’ art and LEGOs, photography, doggie dress-up, and bake-off. Visit the HHF website for more details and how you can enter.
    • Live scavenger hunt: Find Freddy and his friends at the unique live scavenger hunt! HHF needs VOLUNTEERS to serve as living clues to visit www.tinyulr.com/findfreddy to sign up.
    • Farmers’ market: Flowers and produce from many of our local farms will be for sale.
    • Business & Exhibitors Alley: A chance to learn more about many local businesses and local non-profit organizations, including those committed to sustainability at “Green Lane.”
    • … And much more including local food vendors and a crafters’ tent!

    According to Hopewell Harvest Fair Planning Committee Chairperson Janice Schroeder, “The planning committee has been hard at work to bring the thirtieth annual Hopewell Harvest Fair together. Attending the fair is a tradition for so many people in Hopewell, and we can’t wait to welcome everyone on September 24! Look for our almanac around town. And be sure to stop by the Information Booth at the fair for your free commemorative tote, compliments of sponsor Hopewell Memorial Home.”

    The Hopewell Harvest Fair brings together residents of Hopewell Valley each year. It is also a fundraiser for a community grant program that provides support for nonprofit organizations doing important work in Hopewell Valley. A percentage of all proceeds from the fair goes directly to the program. Since its inception, 30 years ago, over $200,000 has been districted to deserving local groups.

    Your attendance at the fair will help ensure that funds will again be dispersed this year. Nonprofit organizations wishing to apply for 2016 grants can now find application at the Hopewell Public Library or online  at http://www.hopewellharvestfair.org/community-grants/. Applications are due by October 19, 2016.

    Interested in volunteering at the fair? It’s a fun and easy way to give back to the community. Email volunteer@hopewellharvestfair.org to sign up for a two-hour shift (students welcome!).

    To learn more about the activities and contests at the Hopewell Harvest Fair, look for the printed Almanac around town, visit www.hopewellharvestfair.org, or email info@hopewellharvestfair.org.

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