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Northern Valley Earth FairThe Northern Valley Earth Fair is this weekend.  It’s going to be an amazing event.

Closter, Cresskill, Demarest, Norwood, Old Tappan and Tenafly worked together to create what is one of the most popular local fairs of the year.

The Northern Valley Earth Fair is really a festival.  It’s both a learning experience and fun filled day.   From youngsters to seniors, there’s something for everyone.  Because of it’s wide appeal, turnout is great.

The focus of this festival is learning about and appreciating the environment.  This is accomplished in entertaining ways.

Children enjoy a live animal petting zoo.  There’s a car show made up of green and hybrid cars.  You can learn how to become a bee keeper.  A walk along the Tenakill Brook teaches how to check the health of a stream. Owls and butterflies get up front and close to you.

There many more fun exhibits and activities that are also educational.  One item that really caught my eye is the soil sample test.

Bring a soil sample from home because you can get it tested for lead for free.  This is something you don’t normally think of.  Let alone know about.

Live music is on hand all day too and it’s quite varied – local high school bands playing jazz and contemporary tunes, West African, Indian, Classic Country, the best of the American Songbook and more.

Food comes from some notable local restaurants as well as a few further out.  All of it is delicious and there’s quite a selection from fresh made pizza to smoked barbecue.

Northern Valley Earth FairThe Northern Valley Earth Fair keeps growing every year.  It adds more exhibits, activities and has increasingly welcomed crafts.  As a family fun day it can’t be beat but singles have a great time too.  It’s simply a fabulous day out and you’ll learn so much.  As a result, you’ll come away with a greater appreciation for our local environment as well as the entire earth.

This year Closter is hosting The Northern Valley Earth Fair.  It’s this Saturday, April 22nd,  from 11 to 4 at the Tenakill Middle School located at 275 High Street.  You really won’t want to miss it.




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