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Posted on: October 5, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Littell-Lord Farmstead Family Fall Festival Oct. 21 (HIGHLIGHTS VIDEO)

Littell Lord Fest

The First Annual Littell-Lord Farm Festival in 2022 was a fabulous success, so we can't wait to do it again this year! Please join us on Saturday, October 21, from 12-4 pm at the Littell-Lord Farmstead, located at the intersection of Mountain Avenue and Horseshoe Road. With unique artisans, crafters and vendors, activities for kids of all ages, food trucks, craft beer garden with Trap Rock Restaurant & Brewery, tours of the historic building - all on beautiful, bucolic grounds - it's an amazing day with wonderful talent and a glimpse inside Berkeley Heights history. Bring the kiddos - and your pups - and see what this instant fan favorite is all about!

PLUS - new additions this year: A "spooky trail" for kiddos, and the 3rd New Jersey Regiment - "Jersey Blues" - which is a member unit of the Brigade of the American Revolution. The Brigade portrays the lives and times of the  people from 1775-1783, and consists of living history groups that represent American Continentals, Militia, Native Americans, as well as British, French, German and the Loyalist Regiments. We are looking for decorations from the community for the "spooky trail"; you will get the decorations back. Please put your name and email or phone number on them, and contact if you have some we can borrow. 

Watch the video preview of what to expect - and a recap of last year - and mark your calendars so you don't miss this beloved community event! 

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The Littell-Lord Farmstead is a pastoral site reminiscent of Union County's agricultural past. It was built around 1760 and added to the National Register of Historic Places on March 7, 1979. It currently serves as the home and public museum of the Berkeley Heights Historical Society. After years of planning and grant writing, the Township is about to embark on a major restoration and preservation effort. Funds being used for the restoration come strictly from grants and donations. If you would like to donate to the preservation of this important piece of Berkeley Heights - and Union County and State of NJ - history, please visit our GoFundMe site here.

Every little bit helps; but we need everyone's help if we want to preserve one of the last original pieces of Berkeley Heights history that remains. 

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