A MESSAGE FROM THE HOPEWELL HARVEST FAIR COMMITTEE
STATEMENT FROM THE HOPEWELL HARVEST FAIR
For almost 35 years, the Hopewell Harvest Fair has served a central role in our Hopewell Valley community. We look forward to coming together again to enjoy music, games, food, and all that the Fair offers annually.
With heavy hearts, the Hopewell Harvest Fair Board of Directors decided back in May that we would not hold the event in September. At that time, we reached out to fair participants and supporters via email. (apologies that the public announcement has taken us longer!) There still remains a great deal of uncertainty, and the planning of the Fair is a huge undertaking, usually well underway by May. While it saddens us greatly that we will not be able to hold a fair this September, we are confident that the Harvest Fair will return in Fall 2022 and come back even stronger.
The Hopewell Harvest Fair is not only a community event, we also offer a strong Community Grant Program, which has donated over $200,000 to local non-profits over the past 30+ years. Unfortunately, our inability to hold a fair in 2020 and 2021 means we will be unable to offer grants until after our Fall 2022 Harvest Fair. We certainly look forward to reviving our grant award program.
Just keeping the “lights on” so that the Fair can come back in 2022 requires an annual budget, including insurance, website, and filing fees, totaling about $3,000 per year. Thanks to the incredible generosity of local businesses and individuals, over 80% of these annual costs have been covered since sending out an email appeal in May. We just need a few hundred dollars to help make up the gap - and any additional funds raised will help make up the remaining gap from 2020, and put us on even stronger footing for 2022.
If you are a fan of the fair, and can readily spare a portion of what you might have spent at the fair, to help us be in the best spot possible for 2022, we would truly appreciate it! Every dollar helps. If this year has been a hard one for you too - please just mark your calendar for September 2022 and we will see you there!
Tax-deductible donations can be made here - https://donate.chip-in.us/?nonprofitId=111319 - or by mailing a check to: Hopewell Harvest Fair, PO Box 421, Hopewell, NJ 08525.
To stay in the loop when we start planning for 2022, please sign up for our email list here.
HAVE SOME FUN AT THE FAIR
The fair is even more fun when you enter a contest! Show us your stuff and win great prizes
Enjoy the best local bands and entertainment on the Main Stage with music for all!
FUN & GAMES
Kids of all ages — play games and enjoy festive activities that are sure to bring the fun!
This dedicated space at the Fair has fun and games just for the little ones!
GROW YOUR BUSINESS AT THE FAIR
To help you fully represent your business, the Fair has several levels of sponsorship to choose from. Check back in early June for 2021 Sponsorship Opportunities.
EXHIBIT IN THE NEW TOWN SQUARE
Formerly Business Alley and Exhibitor's Row, this section of the fair is now a more dynamic Town Square, with activities for everyone. Businesses and non-profits are invited to bring fun activities for fair-goers while they promote their organizations. Check back in early June to learn more!