The following is a news release from the Colts Neck Country Fair:
For two nights, Bucks Mill Park in Colts Neck, NJ provides the setting for rides, games of chance, crafts, food, Rolling Fun Video Games, a Wild West Show, mega-sized oxen, the largest and smallest of horse breeds and fireworks.
Cowboy Larry Zwickel and his posse keep the Old West alive, cracking whips, and throwing tomahawks from 7 to 8 p.m.
Horsemanship and trick roping are showcased by rodeo star Juan Marrufo, who will perform from 6 to 7 p.m.
Each night’s show will open at 5 p.m. with feats of strength as pair of 3,000-pound Chianina oxen, Craig and Rocket, demonstrates their pulling power, thanks to the sponsorship of Colts Neck residents Meredith and Mario Geneve. One of the oldest breeds of cattle, the roots of Chianina oxen is in the Tuscany region of Italy.
One of the largest and smallest of equine breeds will share the stage as well, Rick’s Rebel Star, owned by Rick Wills of Rick’s Saddle Shops in Englishtown and Cream Ridge, stands an impressive 19 hands high and weights 2,250 pounds, in contrast to Julie Richards’ Sooty, a miniature horse.
Rick’s Rebel Star is a Percheron, originally a medieval war horse on the battlefield and later used in transportation and agriculture to pull everything from stagecoaches to plows.
The Colts Neck Fair, featuring family fun, food and entertainment, including The Moroccan Sheepherders on Friday evening, 106 Thunder on Saturday evening, sponsored by our official Fair Sponsors, Brock Farms, Laird and Co., Centra State Medical Center and Delicious Orchards. We will conclude each night with fireworks around 10 p.m., sponsored by John Kling Custom Homes and Renovation, and Robert DeFalco Realty.
Admission is $5 children under 5 are free, and parking is free. Proceeds will benefit various charities, including a pair of scholarships for Colts Neck residents.
The Colts Neck Country Fair was established more than 30 years ago as a Fireman’s Fair and has evolved into an event that serves to unite the town through fund raising, service, and a spirit of community.
For more information, visit www.coltsneckfair.com or call 732-462-8500.