Annual Harvest Festival at Fulper Family Farmstead Oct. 24

fulper farmThe Fulper Family Farmstead, now 106 years old, is hosting its Annual Harvest Festival on Saturday, Oct. 24 from 2-5 p.m (rain date is October 25).

Fulper Family says they provide families with a real-life, harvest time farming experience, starting with the milking of their cows at 3 p.m. in the 16-stall milking parlor, where bottles are filled with milk to feed the baby calves.

Children can climb up the ladder into the seat of a harvester, and see the fields from the farmers’ point of view. Weather permitting, guests can take a hayride to the fields, and watch the crops being harvested with a combine. If you’re lucky, you may even see a cow give birth!

For those not delighted by the prospect of farm chores, there’s farm-fresh foods from Fulpers’ dairy products and other local farms, like Sweet Valley Farms and Blue Moon Acres. Live music will be performed by Reel to Real, a popular local band. And there will be plenty of other activities for all ages, say the Fulpers, including a hayride, self-serve photo booth with a calf, face-painting, corn hole, pumpkin painting, caramel apple dipping, cookie frosting, a raffle, and more traditional farmstead games.

Since the Fulpers have been recognized nationally for their sustainability efforts, guests can learn more about renewable energy and composting systems. The afternoon winds down with an offering of desserts and a cup of hot apple cider to go.

Tickets are $6 prior to Oct. 24, and $12 on the day of the event. For discounted tickets in advance, write to info@fulperfarms.com, call (609) 651-5991, or sign up on their website. The farm is located at 281 Rocktown-Lambertville Road in Lambertville.

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