May 27

Founder’s Day

9 am – 3 pm, Frederic A Priff Elementary School, 139 Wells Mill Rd, Waretown,NJ
Annual celebration,  family event, free entry, music, food, craft vendors.


 June 3 & 4

 Pequest Hatchery Open House and Sportsmen Flea Market

10 am – 4 pm, Oxford, NJ, RAIN OR SHINE

Every year the Pequest Trout Hatchery and Natural Resource Education Center opens its doors to the public for the annual Open House, which usually takes place the weekend before Trout Season opens. This event is great for people of all ages and there are so many things to see and do throughout the day.

The Open House allows the Division of Fish and Wildlife to show off the trout they raise at the state-of-the-art Pequest Trout Hatchery and it serves as a reminder that spring has just arrived.

Features environmental and conservation exhibits, historical reenactors, wildlife artists, carvers and taxidermists with goods and services to sell. Activities include fishing for kids between the ages of 8 and 16, archery ranges for those aged 10 years and above, hunter education (pre-registration required) and more. A sportsmen’s flea market will be open so you can purchase what you need to get started or to stock up for the upcoming fishing and hunting seasons.

Food vendors will also participate or you can bring your own lunch and enjoy our picnic groves.
Please leave pets at home – only service dogs are permitted on site.