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Kite Day at Terhune offers high-flying family fun

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Kite Day, an annual tradition at Terhune Orchards, 330 Cold Soil, Road, Princeton, N.J., gets off the ground from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 4 and 5.

The soaring spring festival offers time to explore the farm during one of its most beautiful seasons. Fly your kite in the wide-open 10-acre pasture alongside the farm animals.

Children can use their imaginations to make and decorate their own kites. (Terhune’s kite designs are guaranteed to fly.) Or, choose from a colorful assortment of pre-made kits in the form of birds, butterflies and more. Or, bring your favorite kite from home.

After a successful kite flight, the family can climb aboard a tractor-drawn wagon to see the farm and apple trees, hopefully in full bloom, under the skies filled with kites. Visitors can also take pony rides and join in old-fashioned games and children’s activities in the barnyard. Sheep shearer Joel Markevey will shear sheep in the barnyard at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 5, and children can take home a sample of wool.

Local bands will play from noon to 4 p.m. On Saturday, hear tunes by Magnolia Street String Band and on Sunday by Borderline.

Pam’s Food Tent and the winery tasting room will both be open.

Admission to the festival is $10 for ages 3 and up. Parking is free. Call 609-924-2310 or visit terhuneorchards.com for information.

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