Hopewell Harvest Fair’s 32nd Year is a Success (PHOTOS)

Hopewell Harvest Fair’s 32nd Year is a Success (PHOTOS)


The 32nd Annual Hopewell Harvest Fair was held on on Saturday, September 22, 2018, on the grounds of Hopewell Elementary School in Hopewell, NJ.

Attendees enjoyed gorgeous weather plus activities for kids of all ages including games, a petting zoo with Mercer County 4H Clever Clovers, pony rides, inflatables, make-your-own scarecrows, face-painting, free demos with Hopewell Fire Dept., and plus live music, contests, the famous live scavenger hunt (Find Freddy), a crafters tent, a farmers market and business alley and exhibitors row. MercerMe was proud to have been a sponsor at this year’s Hopewell Harvest Fair, a true fall tradition in Hopewell.

When reached for comment, Hopewell Harvest Fair planning committee chairperson Heidi Wilenius shared,

“I am so proud of the whole team of volunteers who made this year’s fair a truly smashing success! The success of the Harvest Fair is not measured in dollars. It is measured by watching the day unfold, and by seeing our community come together and make new connections and renew old ones– as individuals, as non-profit groups, as artists, as farmers, and as local business owners and employees.

And – as the frosting on the cake – the day was also a financial success. Many of our vendors reported their best years ever – some actually doubling their sales. Fair revenue was up dramatically, and with our new formula in Kid’s Korner, over $1,500 is being paid this week to the non-profit groups who ran activities. More support for local non-profits will be awarded through our Community Grant Program.  Applications are due October 5th, please visit our website for information, and follow us @hopewellharvestfair to stay in the loop.

Thank you to all of the volunteers, supporting organizations, and local businesses who make our Fair – and our whole town – a  truly wonderful place to be. To learn more about  the Fair, and how you can get involved in any capacity – please visit our website and follow @hopewellharvestfair on Facebook and Instagram.”

Mark your calendars now for next year’s Hopewell Harvest Fair on September 21, 2019!

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Mary Galioto
Mary Galioto is the founder, publisher and editor of MercerMe. Originally from Brooklyn, Mary has progressively moved deeper and deeper into New Jersey, settling in the heart of the state: Mercer County. Formerly the author of an embarrassingly informal blog, Mary is a lifelong writer and asker of questions and was even mentioned, albeit briefly, in the New York Times and Washington Post. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English from SUNY Binghamton and a Juris Doctorate from Seton Hall Law School. In her free time, Mary fills her life with excessive self-reflection, creative endeavors, and photographing mushrooms. Mary also works as the PR Coordinator at the Hopewell Valley Arts Council, serves on the volunteer Board of Trustees of the Lawrence Hopewell Trail (LHT), holds a seat on the Hopewell Borough Board of Health, and is a member of the Hopewell Valley Municipal Alliance.


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