Frazee House 2021 Festivities
The ancient Frazee farmstead, now progressing toward the second phase of renovation, will host September and October festivities on its site.
“We’re excited to once again host activities at the Frazee farmstead, home of Aunt Betty Frazee, a brave woman who stepped onto her porch to defy the British on their march past her house in 1777,” said Andy Calamaras, president of the Rotary Frazee House committee. The committee has spearheaded a 14-year project to rescue the house’s structure and ready it for restoration to the American Revolutionary period. Last year, the external renovation of the Frazee House was completed and this year the internal renovation is scheduled to begin.
All three events, besides providing engagement to county residents and lovers of history, will benefit the “Save the Frazee House” project, an effort to complete the renovation of the historic house.
First, the Frazee House Ghost Walking Tour will take place at the site during the weekends of September 18-19 and October 9-10. The 90 minute tours will be led by renowned psychic-medium Jane Doherty and will begin with a short orientation at the restored Frazee homestead, including details about the spirit world. It will proceed with a walk along the property, stopping at each “ghost hangout” to reveal the stories and secrets there. The Frazee House Committee is excited to introduce this new event. Tickets are $25 per person and must be purchased in advance. Additional information can be found on the Frazee House website, frazeehouse.org.
Second, the Great Pumpkin Patch is ongoing from October 5 through 31. During this event, pumpkins of all sizes will be sold every day, from 11 a.m. to dusk at the Frazee site. The location will be decorated for Halloween and is the perfect setting for fall photos.
Finally, the Rotary Frazee House committee and the Township of Scotch Plains will host the 5th annual Harvest Festival at the Frazee Farmstead. Activities will entice every age group: live music, games, pony rides, a petting zoo, food trucks, pumpkin tossing, a haunted trail and the Great Pumpkin Patch. “We’ve made amazing progress on the Frazee renovation,” said Calamaras. The Harvest Festival is another opportunity for the community to visit the site and see for themselves — rain or shine at the Frazee House site, 1451 Raritan Road in Scotch Plains, Saturday October 16, from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
More information about the Frazee House and events can be found at frazeehouse.org.