Weekend Guide: Hightstown Harvest Fair
A weekend chock-full of events includes a book sale and Peddie School open house.
The streets of Hightstown will be full of interesting sights, food and entertainment Saturday as the town celebrates its Ninth Annual Hometown Harvest Fair.
“It’s a much bigger event this year,” said Selena Bibens, co-chair of the Hometown Harvest Fair and Hightown council member. “It will extend from the firehouse on North Main Street all the way to the Hightstown Diner.”
At the fair, there will be an international food area complete with food vendors, dragon boats on Peddie Lake, a mechanical bull and stages for live music.
There will be a motorcycle show on South Main Street, an antique car area on Rogers Avenue and a children’s corner by the library with music, face painting and McGruff the Crime Dog, according to Bibens.
“You name it, it will be there,” Bibens said.
Friday, Sept. 30:
- A Farmers Market will be held by the lake in Hightstown Memorial Park from 4 to 8 p.m. There will be fresh goods, produce and paddle boating on Peddie Lake.
- A Meet and Greet Karen Callahan for Cranbury Township Committee will be held from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at 7 Stockton Drive in Cranbury (the home of Kevin McConnell). The event is open to the public.
- The band White Noise, a tribute to Arena Rock, will be playing at Station Bar and Grill from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Admission is free.
Saturday, Oct. 1:
- The Hightstown Branch of Mercer County Library will host a fall book sale. Proceeds will help fund library programs and will be used toward new books for the library’s collections. Doors open at 9:30 a.m.
- There will be an AFEW Pet Adoption Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Corner Copia from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be many dogs and cats up for adoption.
- The Nerds will play in a benefit concert at the Roger C. Cook Greenway for the rebuilding of the Peddie Lake Walking Bridge. While there will be a beer garden (21+), the benefit will be fun and appropriate for all ages. Food will be provided by Americana Diner. Tickets, which are available at http://www.hightstownfair.org, are $10 per person in advance, and $20 at the door.
- Tavern on the Lake will present a night of comedy and mindreading with mentalist Ted Saint James and comedian Joe DeLong. The show begins at 9 p.m. and there is a $10 cover charge with a two-item minimum purchase.
Sunday, Oct. 2: