Olde Freehold Day will return to Lake Topanemus Park on Saturday, some 35 years after the event first launched. The free day of family fun is scheduled for Saturday, July 30 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The rain date is Sunday, July 31.
Live music will be a focal point of the event, with classic area bands from Olde Freehold Day’s 1970s heyday sharing the stage with up-and-coming performers. The musicians slated to perform include Step Aside, The Eddie Testa Band, The Space Crickets, the Olde Freehold Day All Star Band, Jason Iverson, and the Trademarks.
Olde Freehold Day will also feature a variety of activities for all age groups. The lake will be stocked with blue gill and bass fish for a fishing derby for children under 12 years old.
A treasure hunt with clues for items scattered throughout the park will take place, and a triathlon with four-member teams competing in a running leg, biking leg and two-person paddleboat leg is also scheduled.
A celebrity dunk tank, children’s rides and food and desserts will be on hand. Members of various Freehold Borough committees will have booths for individuals interested in volunteering in town to learn more about each organization’s mission.
Visitors will also get a chance to enjoy Lake Topanemus, with paddleboats and canoes and available throughout the day.
On-site parking costs $2 per vehicle, with proceeds going to the Freehold Soccer League. A free shuttle bus will run from the Monmouth County Courthouse to Lake Topanemus Park.
Individuals interested in volunteering at the event or ordering a $10 Olde Freehold Day t-shirt should contact Olde Freehold Day Committee Co-Chair Judi Guy at 732-462-4558. A limited number of t-shirts are available, so pre-orders are encouraged.
Businesses or organizations that would like to sponsor or contributing to Olde Freehold Day may contact Guy or event Co-Chair Rich Kane at 732-239-5228.
Disclosure: Freehold Patch Local Editor Jacklyn Corley accepted an invitation to sit in the celebrity dunk tank at Olde Freehold Day.