Saturday, October 14

6:30 p.m. | The Watershed Center

Bring your friends and join us for a fun-filled night out to support the Watershed Association, held in our Watershed Center for Environmental Advocacy, Science and Education on the beautiful Watershed Reserve. Enjoy cocktails, dinner, a fabulous dessert buffet and coffee bar along with a chance to bid on great items and experiences (such as travel to unique vacation spots, outdoor activities, dining packages) and more!

Now in its 42nd year, the Watershed FEST is an annual black tie event that includes wellies and a themed evening of great food and excellent company.  Proceeds from many generous individual and corporate sponsors, silent and live auctions, as well as private donations, provide the support to continue the Watershed mission to protect and restore clean water and healthy habitats in central New Jersey.

The theme for the 2017 Fest is SHED, RATTLE and ROLL: A Fabulous Fifties Affair. What are the ’50s? Great balls of fire! Do you have to ask?  They are Dwight Eisenhower, Grace Kelly, Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, Marilyn Monroe, Cary Grant, Leave It to Beaver and Sputnik all rolled into one fantastic decade.

Last year’s OktoberFest raised more than $110,000 to support the Watershed’s mission to keep water clean, safe and healthy and protect and restore central New Jersey’s water and natural environment through conservation, advocacy, science, and education.  With your help, we look forward to achieving our ambitious goal of surpassing last year’s successful event.

The joint will start jumpin’ at 6:30 p.m. on October 14th at the Watershed Center. We’ll begin the evening in Gorrie Hall with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and our silent auction, followed by dinner prepared by Chambers Walk and live auction under the tent.

Join in the fun by wearing ’50s garb of your choosing: Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend? Happy Days? Grease? Rock Around the Clock? Rebel Without a Cause? That’s the $64,000 Question... Our mission depends on the generosity of cool cats like you. So, whatever attire you choose (Wellies will always be welcome), declare ”I Like Ike” and register on Bidpal to buy your tickets now!



Anna Drago  Emily & Johan Firmenich Laura & Alex Hanson Margaret Sieck & Bob Baldwin The Shehab Family

 Mandy & Tucker Triolo

American Bandstand

Sandra & Paul Allen Mary & Jon Baum Kathleen & Jay Biggins  Carrie & Kinsey Dyckman

Meg & Tom Gorrie  Carolyn & John Healey  Anna & Jonathan Horner Joanna & Lucas Partridge

 • Margaret Griffin & Scott Sillars  Tracy & Scott Sipprelle

The Honeymooners

Olive & David Coghlan Tracy & Dan Dart Glenmede Sophie & Curtis Glovier • Debora & John Haines • Merrill & Chris Long 

I Love Lucy

Lindsay & Mike Bracken  Suzanne & Thomas Bracken  Melanie & John Clark  Beth Behrend & Robert Eaton 

  Linda & Steven Gecha • Michael Hornsby  Patty Cronheim & Mike Klein  Kathy & Bill Hackett 

Annarie Lyles & Andy Dobson  Betsy & Todd Peyton  Suzanne & Charles Plambeck  Inez & Dick Scribner

Winifred & Fred Spar Grace & Frank Sinden   Jennifer & Bill Staikos 

Penny & Ted Thomas  Daphne Townsend  Philip Wey MD 

For more information, please contact Suzanne or Tara at or 609-737-3735 ext. 28. To see photos from last year’s OktoberFEST, visit: