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Pequest Open House
and
Sportsmen's Flea Market

 
April 2 & 3, 2016
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. daily
FREE!

Trout Season Opens April 9

Open House Flyer (pdf, 90kb)

Bass tank presentation Every year the Pequest Trout Hatchery and Natural Resource Education Center opens its doors to the public for the annual Open House, which usually takes place the weekend before Trout Season opens. The event is held at the Pequest Trout Hatchery in Oxford, Warren County and is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. The Open House is free of charge and is held rain or shine.

This event is great for people of all ages and there are so many things to see and do throughout the day. The Open House allows the Division of Fish and Wildlife to show off the trout we raise at the state-of-the-art Pequest Trout Hatchery and it serves as a reminder that spring has just arrived.

Each year, thousands of people come to the hatchery to experience this event for themselves. And each year, the Division of Fish and Wildlife strives to make this a bigger event than the year before. This year is no different, and instead of just focusing on fish, we will be inviting many different outdoor enthusiasts and conservationists to join us in our celebrations. There will be numerous environmental and conservation exhibits, historical reenactors, wildlife artists, carvers and taxidermists with goods and services to sell. Activities include fishing for kids between the ages of 4 and 16, archery ranges for those aged 10 years and above, hunter education (pre-registration required), kids' coloring corner and more. A sportsmen's flea market will be open so you can purchase what you need to get started or to stock up for the upcoming fishing and hunting seasons.

Food vendors will also participate or you can bring your own lunch and enjoy our picnic groves. Please leave pets at home - only service dogs are permitted on site.

The Open House is a great way for people of all ages to celebrate spring's arrival. Families, friends, scout troops, church groups, fishing clubs and anyone else who enjoys the outdoors are encouraged to spend a day at this event!

Please note that the rear entrance is closed during Open House. There is no bus parking available.

Schedule of Events
(pdf, 75kb)
Directions Activities FAQs Participating Organizations
(pdf, 45kb)
Accommodations

If interested in setting up an exhibit as an artist or being a participating conservation group, artist, historical reenactor or vendor, please contact Jessica at Jessica.Griglak@dep.nj.gov.

The Pequest Trout Hatchery and Natural Resource Education Center is located 9 miles west of Hackettstown on Route 46 in scenic Warren County. Come for a family or group outing during the Open House or anytime throughout the year.

Crowd at display table
Displays and exhibits await indoors
Flea market at Open House
Browse the Sportsmen's Flea Market deals

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Last Updated: March 7, 2016