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Friday, June 14, 2024

Norwescap Slates Fourth Annual NorwesFest 2024

A Fantastic Day of Family Fun and an Evening Under the Summer Sky

LONG VALLEY, N.J. – Set in the fields of Ort Farms, 25 Bartley Road in Long Valley, NorwesFest, presented by the Warren County based non-profit Norwescap, returns for its fourth year on June 22 and it promises to be another annual event to remember.

Whether it’s the delightful day on the farm with family, or the elegant night under the stars with spouse, partner or friends – there will be plenty to do at the Norwescap’s fourth annual premier event, NorwesFest 2024.

With two distinct components, part one brims with activities for the kids…

Family Fun Day – Families with children of all ages are welcome!
June 22   |   11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Admission: FREE for all to attend, register in advance online at www.norwescap.org/NorwesFest


Children’s laughter and cows mooing is the soundtrack of Family Fun Day. Farm animals and hayrides, treasure hunts, gigantic OMG Bubbles, faux axe-throwing, classic games like volleyball and badminton, unlimited rides on the unique “cow train,” plus an array of arts and crafts under the big tent – it all adds up to a fantastic Family Fun Day. Admission is free for all to attend, and advance registration is encouraged.

And while kids with painted faces play unicorns and superheroes, adults can indulge in wine and beer tastings. Food trucks will sell an assortment of treats, and Norwescap will offer light refreshments as well.

Part two is geared towards adults…

Sunset Soirée – A special evening out for grown-ups only
June 22   |   5:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Tickets: Available online at www.norwescap.org/NorwesFest

Come evening, the festivities shift to the Sunset Soirée. Step into Ort Farms’ rustic barn, transformed by the warm glow of twinkling lights, little bouquets of freshly picked wildflowers and the sweet aroma of fresh-cut hay.

The Sunset Soirée, a ticketed event, unfolds with a gourmet farm-to-table dinner, complemented by local brews, fine wines and craft cocktails. Guests are invited to dance the night away with a 17-piece jazz/swing band featuring vocalist Kevin Grey. For some friendly competition, try a lawn game, including cornhole and bocce ball. A solar-powered carousel adds a whimsical touch, a photo opportunity board helps capture the moment, and the vista across the valley is exquisite under the summer sky.

Onsite parking is free for both events.

Norwescap’s chief development officer, Christine Coffey, noted, “Events like NorwesFest help Norwescap support community members across our five service counties seek the help they need to reach a more stable future. The funds raised from NorwesFest 2024 enables us to bring positive change to thousands of families throughout New Jersey over the coming year and beyond, helping our communities -– one person at a time, one family at a time – to reach their goals.”

NorwesFest is Norwescap’s primary fundraising event. Thanks to their event sponsors, all proceeds from ticket sales and donations directly support their mission to create opportunities and change lives for tens of thousands of New Jerseyans each year. Norwescap assists people with their most urgent needs, like food and housing, and funds programs that help them work towards a future where they and their families can thrive.

Sponsorship opportunities and Sunset Soirée tickets are still available. Contact Christine Coffey at coffeyc@norwescap.org or 908-454-7000, x1106 for more information.

For more information about NorwesFest 2024, visit norwescap.org/norwesfest/.