1770s Festival

Sunday, October 7 | 11:30 am – 4:30 pm
Environmental Education Center, Basking Ridge
Suggested donation: $5

Take a trip back in time! Experience the colonial charm of Somerset County as the Park Commission celebrates its annual 1770s Festival. This event, dedicated to recognizing the local history of Basking Ridge and the unsung Revolutionary War hero, Lord Stirling, will recreate a typical autumn afternoon in 1770.

Among the activities scheduled for this event include:

Visitors can try on some of the colonial garments available and have their photo taken restrained in Somerset Gaoler’s wooden stock. Then, feel free to stop by and see the period reenactments and Revolutionary War militias.

Gaoler Photo Op

Revolutionary Reenactment








Town crier demonstration and colonial music

Colonial Singers








Colonial crafts & trades, as well as recovered artifacts on display

1770s Crafter

Woman with Apples








Farm animals and hay rides, as well as children’s activities such as clay crafts, stenciling, and toy making.

Native American Woman











Photos courtesy of Somerset County Park Commission