TOMORROW NIGHT WE HAVE A SPECIAL TREAT -- TRACY LEE & THE RAVINE ROAD BAND
The Tracy Lee Band is a Lehigh Valley, PA - based top 40 & classic country rock cover band, fronted by popular female country vocalist, Tracy Lee. Tracy Lee and Ravine Road bring a unique mix of current and classic female country music, and has the ability to turn it up a notch, and deliver some energetic classic rock performances to their live show.
And to add a little more fun to the event we are offering a Concert Goers Special at our Sales Table tomorrow night -- what? you ask.... well, you'll have to be at there at the concert to find out!
TRY SAYING THIS THREE TIMES FAST: Sunday, July 27th from 10 am to 4 pm, the 300th has partnered up with our friends at the Holcombe-Jimison Farmstead -- the location of not only an amazing museum of our agricultural heritage but also the location of perhaps the oldest structure still standing in Hunterdon County -- for their annual Farm Fest -- we've underwritten the event so the event is FREE FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY....
FAMILY FRIENDLY FREE FARM FUN!
FAMILY FRIENDLY FREE FARM FUN!
FAMILY FRIENDLY FREE FARM FUN! (so much easier to type it than say it! but even easier to ENJOY it!).
Some of the fun events and demonstrations include crafters demonstrating the everyday existence skills needed to survive in the 1700 and 1800s including: Blacksmithing • Basket Making • Colonial Outdoor Cooking • Flax Breaking • Rug Hooking • The Lost Art of Lace Making • Old Time Hand Quilting • Wool Spinners at the Wheel • Chair Canning • Bee Keeping • Coopering Buckets •Rope Twisting • Herb Garden Display
Children's events include: Hoops • Quill Pen Writing and More • Petting Zoo Live • Ice Cream Making
There will also be a Draft Horse Field Exhibition, weather permitting, from noon to 4 pm with Field Mowing, an open stable area and "Big Pony" Draft Horse Rides for both adults and children! HOW FUN IS THAT!
AUGUST TICKETS -- Dog Days of Summer won't keep our birthday celebration down! We have some really cool (like ice cream) and hot (like author Elizabeth Gilbert) events!
Ice Cream Social for Teens and Tweens: On August 3rd we offer up on a hot, Hot, HOT day a very cool event for our Teens and Tweens -- a good old fashioned Ice Cream Social. That's right -- in the Victorian Era park in Flemington behind the Historic Courthouse, one hundred 10 to 18 year olds will be treated to ice cream sodas, Make Your Own Sundaes and really fun lawn games. Hosted by the Dairy Princess and 4H Leadership, kids can cool down on a hot day with treats supplied by our Super Sponsor Shop Rite!
August 6th is Just In Time for August 20th!: What could be more appropriate in early August than a talk about the History of Hunterdon County's Fair -- not that long ago "The Flemington Fair." Terry Wright, a member of the Fair Committee, will not only talk about the Fair, but also provide us with a wonderful powerpoint presentation of historic pictures of the Fair. Some of these pictures have not been seen in decades. Talk about Hunterdon having the WRIGHT Stuff!
Hunterdon Has the WRITE Stuff! On August 9th, Hunterdon Resident, best selling author, business owner and world traveler Elizabeth Gilbert has agreed to do a special lecture entitled "Big Magic" and booksigning for the 300th. She will give a fascinating talk about the process she went through when writing her last book "The Signature of All Things" and discuss how living in Frenchtown and Hunterdon County has inspired her projects.
On August 13, County Surrogate Susan Hoffman concludes her three part series with an interesting discussion about the history and importance of the probate process. If you haven't been to one of Susan's talks yet, don't miss this one -- she is smart, witty and has incredible knowledge on the historical documents held by her office.
Another Fun Free Family Event falls on Saturday afternoon, August 16th when Gordon Thomas Ward brings us Story Songs of History. Gordon has researched lost story songs -- many with historic topics about the railroads of Hunterdon and environs, the Lenape Indians and the Revolutionary War -- and brings them back to life.
We take a break for the Fair (visit us there!) and take our sales table back on the road for our final official event for the Summer is on August 26th for a fascinating lecture by Kingwood Historian Sal DeSapio who will talk about the Lenape Indians who resided in Kingwood. We have had many requests from lecture goers wanting more information on the Lenapes in Hunterdon and how the land was acquired from them -- here's your chance to find out and learn more!
Tickets for all of the above events are FREE and available on-line through our website www.hunterdon300th.org and Eventbrite or at the home of the Tricetennial, The Flemington Choir School, 3 Chorister Place in Flemington every Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm.