BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ -- Farmstead Arts Center, 450 King George Road in Basking Ridge, will be the setting for the “Rock the Rafters” Barn Dance and Fall Fundraiser Saturday, Sept. 14 from 5 to 9 p.m.  

Tickets may be purchased online at or at the door (cash only).

Food will available beginning at 5 p.m. Deli sandwiches, chips, ice cream and more are included in the ticket price. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets or lawn chairs if they prefer to sit outside to enjoy a picnic on the grounds of the Kennedy Martin Stelle Farmstead. Seating will also be available in the English Barn and Farm House.

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Music and dancing will begin at 6 p.m. and will feature Acoustic Road, an acoustic and classic rock duo based in New Jersey. To learn more, visit

Fundraising events will include a basket raffle (tickets will be sold at the event) and silent auction with goods and services donated by area businesses, Farmstead Arts Center teaching faculty and individuals. Items include Farmstead Arts Memberships, art class gift certificates, custom ceramics, 10-week challenge from The Max of Bridgewater, tickets to an October performance at The Mayo Performing Arts Center, Chimney Rock Inn and more.  

The proceeds from this event will be used toward future programming, special events and the purchase of items to help enrich the experience of those who attend Farmstead Arts Center events and/or art classes. The Friends of the Kennedy Martin Stelle Farmstead (dba Farmstead Arts) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.

For more information visit, email or call (908) 636-7576. 

The English Barn and farmhouse are wheelchair accessible.  Anyone anticipating the need for additional accessibility services may make a request by sending an e-mail to at least three weeks in advance.