(Hopewell Harvest Fair Facebook photo.)

The 32nd Hopewell Harvest Fair is set to return this year to Hopewell Elementary School in Hopewell Borough. The annual fall festival features entertainment under the big tent, hay rides, pony rides, a petting zoo, children’s games, face-painting, a straw maze to explore, and local food vendors and farmers showcasing their goods. There are also bake-off and homegrown vegetable contests, kids’ art, photography, and even a doggie dress-up contest.

Organizers say all proceeds from the event go to their grant program, which has donated more than $200,000 to local nonprofit organizations over the years. Many are present at the Hopewell Harvest Fair in the fair’s Exhibitors Row.

An opening ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. with borough mayor Paul Anzano and the Hopewell Valley Central High School Black and Gold Band. Musicians scheduled to perform include Guy DeRosa and Phil McAuliffe, Na’Bodach, McMillan and Company, Due Soth and the Magnolia Street String Band.

More information, including extensive information about all the contests that will be held, is online at hopewellharvestfair.org.