New York Country Fairs seem to always be hosted in the grounds of historic homes and that’s probably because the whole idea of a ‘Country’ Fair as opposed to a Street Party or Flea Market, harks back to the past.
In this case the Breukelen (an original Dutch word meaning ‘broken land’) which eventually became Brooklyn, Country Fair is hosted at the historic Wyckoff Farmhouse.
This farmhouse is the oldest surviving house in the whole of NYC and was originally the home of Pieter Claesen and his family who settled in it in 1652 and the land around it is the only surviving farmland from a time when Brooklyn was mostly composed of farms.
The Country Fair will have activities from the past such as fireside cooking demonstrations, cider pressing, tours of the old farmhouse and traditional carnival games.
It will be a great family day with adults paying just $5 to enter and $3 for children with lots of activities for everyone on Saturday Sept 21 from 1-5pm, at 5816 Clarendon Road in the Carnarsie area of Brooklyn.
This is after all Brooklyn so there will also be activities powered by solar power, reggae drumming and of course hot dogs and candy. You will definitely have a good time. LIKE NYC historic homes of all kinds.