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Park Commission Events

1920s Country Fair & Harvest Festival
Come one, come all, to the 1920s Country Fair and Harvest Festival. Visit all the farm animals, including the Belgian draft horses, Jersey cows, chicken, sheep, and pigs, take a wagon ride around the farm, or go for a spin in an antique automobile. Enjoy live music from the Long Hill String Band, and meet a sidesaddle rider. Lend a hand cider pressing, crack the corn to feed the chickens, and learn to dance the Charleston. Come hungry, the food trucks are pulling in to satisfy your stomach’s desire. With a smorgasbord of savory and sweet options, everyone will find something they love.

There is so much to enjoy! Join the thousands of visitors who come every year to this spectacular recreated country fair at Fosterfields Living Historical Farm in Morris Township, on Sunday, September 13, from 12 noon to 5 p.m. Special event fees are $8 for adults, $7 for seniors (65+), $6 for children ages 4 - 16, and $4 for children ages 2 and 3. FREE for children under age 2, and Friends members half price with a current membership card. For more information, please call 973.326.7645.
Historic Fashion Show, Inspired by Godey’s
Discover fashions of the 1830s to the 1860s American woman, all thanks to the fashion plates in Godey’s Lady’s Book. This unique and fun fashion show, with an historic twist, takes place on Sunday, September 20 in the grand historic mansion of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum.

Before the 1830s, American women relied heavily on European ideals for their fashion identity. However, as the American economy blossomed due to the rising success of the textile industry, women suddenly had the time and the means to worry about their appearance. The stage was conveniently set for Mr. Louis A. Godey to promote his new ‘gift book’ to the American public. Godey’s Lady’s Book was originally meant to be the American woman’s personal handbook, with advice on everything from etiquette to marriage, as well as poetry, timely essays, musical guides, and tips on fashion.
Tours begin at 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m., and 4 p.m. Space is limited in the Mansion.  Preregistration is strongly suggested to guarantee a spot on the tour. Admission to this event is $7/adult, $6/senior, $5/child, and under 4 are FREE. For more information, please call 973.285.6550.

Pathways Summer 2015 by Morris County NJ