CONTACT:  Julie Willmot
(609) 278-7137

PENNINGTON, N.J.—Looking for a day of free family fun? Then don’t miss the Mercer County Equestrian Center’s Fall Festival. This year’s Fall Festival will take place on Sunday, October 25 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Mercer County Equestrian Center on Federal City Road.

With Halloween right around the corner, kids of all ages can enjoy hayrides, a scarecrow contest, and costume contests for kids and horses. Children are encouraged to show off their Halloween costume at the festival, and all kids dressed in costume will receive a special Halloween treat!

The Fall Festival also features fresh apple cider pressing, a scavenger hunt, and games with prizes for kids of all ages.

This year, the festival will also hold a “Parade of Breeds” horse show, highlighting more than a dozen unique horse breeds, with the horse and rider dressed in elaborate costumes.

Food and refreshments will be available for purchase, and the Mercer County Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer your gardening questions and to provide tours of the Educational Gardens at the Equestrian Center.

To enter the scarecrow contests, the horse costume contest, or to show your horse in the “Parade of Breeds” horse show, please contact the Equestrian Center at (609) 730-9059. Scarecrows will be made Thursday, Oct. 22 through Saturday, Oct. 24. For more information about the Fall Festival please call the Mercer County Equestrian Center at (609) 730-9059. The Mercer County Equestrian Center is located at 431 Federal City Road, Pennington Borough. In the event of rain, please check the Mercer County website,, for a cancellation notice.