Olde Freehold Day returns to Lake Topanemus on Aug. 17


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Olde Freehold Day will return to Lake Topanemus Park, Pond Road, Freehold Township, for its 43rd year on Aug. 17 from noon to 5 p.m. as part of the Freehold Borough Centennial Celebration.

Lake Topanemus is owned by Freehold Borough and located in Freehold Township.

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The event will feature a full day of music, food, vendors and lake pursuits, as well as free
youth activities. Residents of all communities are invited to attend and enjoy the festivities.

Olde Freehold Day Chairman Roger Kane, a former mayor of Freehold Borough, said, “With the addition of our celebration of the borough’s 100th year of incorporation, this year’s event has been taken up a notch and it should be one not to miss. It will be special.”

The Eddie Testa Band will headline the music program on the Ronnie Davis stage. The day’s entertainment will also feature the return of Step Aside and performances by Jimmy and Gene.

A free Kids Zone with pony rides, a petting zoo, a rock climbing wall, inflatable rides, face painting, a nature center and an assortment of games for which prizes will be awarded, will be conducted throughout the day in the playground section of the park, according to a press release.

Boating on the lake, featuring paddle boats, will be sponsored by the Freehold First Aid and Emergency Squad and available all day.

The Vendors Village will bring more than 30 vendors with an eclectic assortment of goods to showcase for those in attendance. American Legion Post 54 Council will offer hot dogs and hamburgers, and a variety of food trucks will add to that menu, according to the press release.

An art show, sponsored by the Freehold Art Society, will feature original works by local
artists and their work will be available for purchase. A beer garden will once again be directed by the Freehold Fire Department.

With new pits installed, the popular horseshoe tournament, under the direction of
former greater Freehold horseshoe champion John Buble, will take place throughout the
day. Returning to Olde Freehold Day will be the popular car smash, according to the press release.

Parking will be available on the Robertsville Road side of Lake Topanemus Park or guests may park at the Monmouth County Court House, Court Street, Freehold Borough, and take a short shuttle bus ride to and from Lake Topanemus.

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