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October 12, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Gather with us on Friday, October 12, 2018, from 7-10 pm at the Allen House, Shrewsbury, NJ  (c.1710) for Tavernfest!  This event at the former Blue Ball Tavern of Colonial times will provide revelers with a casual evening of spirits, music, and fare!

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On October 12, 2018, exactly 120 years since the founding of the Monmouth County Historical Association, the Annual Tavernfest will kick off a year-long celebration of the organization’s milestone anniversary.  The 18th century Allen House Tavern Museum will welcome guests for a 21st century evening of music, food, and merriment.

A gathering place for hearing the latest news and sharing fun with friends and neighbors for over 300 years, the Allen House will once again throw open its doors to host Tavernfest.  Autumn revelers will be greeted by costumed interpreters and stroll through and explore the restored tavern while enjoying the Colonial era music of Tom and Maryanne Tucker. Once in the main tent, partygoers can enjoy a buffet dinner by Local Smoke BBQ and toast the MCHA anniversary with a variety of spirits including local craft ale from Carton Brewing, wine from Rumson Wine & Spirits and the signature libation from historic Laird’s Distillery.  The Sam Sims Band will keep the party rocking under a harvest moon. The evening will also feature both a silent and live auction spotlighting a variety of fun and unique items including experience packages with tickets to performances and sporting events, a variety of restaurant outings as well as opportunities to host catered private parties or dinners in MCHA houses, including the Covenhoven party with a colonial meal for 6 cooked over the hearth and the Taylor-Butler Holiday House Party with the historic Victorian gem decorated for the season.

Tavernfest will take place on Friday, October 12 from 7:00-10:00 pm at the Tavern Museum at Allen House (c.1710), Historic Four Corners, 400 Sycamore Ave. Shrewsbury, NJ.  Tickets start at $85.00 each. Additional underwriting, sponsorship and advertising opportunities, including joining supporters on a month-long 120th Anniversary Building Banner, are available.  All proceeds from Tavernfest will fund the work of MCHA to celebrate the history of Monmouth County for all through the historic houses, museum, research library & archives, and educational programing initiatives. 

MCHA would like to thank event sponsors Almasy Law, Carton Brewing, Cooper Electric Supply Co., Local Smoke BBQ, Sandy and Vanessa Mulheren, Rumson Wine and Spirits and Sperry Tents.


October 12, 2018
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Tavern Museum at Allen House
400 Sycamore Avenue
Shrewsbury, NJ 07702 United States
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