Ideal Farms Garden Center

This October 26th and 27th, Ideal Farms will be hosting the fourth annual Ideal Farms Maker Festival. Come join us for a weekend of STEM, Art, and DIY culture.

This year, we’re looking to expand the selection of events. Any Science Fair project, STEM Club, Art and Craft Club are welcome to participate. There’ll be many professional engineers and researchers attending. This is a good opportunity to get technical advice on improving current projects or designing future ones.

Organizations, vendors and presentations….

Rutgers, RU Makerspace representing Power Race Series all weekend,

Craft and STEM vendors,

Vorpal Robotics,

Hidden Pastures Alpaca Fiber Shop,

Robots in Heels,

ESTROG, Every Single Transaction Reaps Overall Good

They’ll also be a biodiesel presentation!

Several local high school STEM Clubs will be there including:

  • Sussex Tech’s Competitive Trebuchet
  • Newton High’s FIRST Robotics Team
  • Sussex County Library’s Frankentoys (Saturday)
  • A.I. Labs Fold-N-Fight Battlebots (Sunday)
  • Applied Inspirations Intro to Soldering

If you/your group is interested in participating, please complete this online form.

Even if you/your group can’t participate, admission is FREE and you’ll still be able to discuss your projects with the Makers present.

For any questions, contact:

Ideal Farm and Garden Center
222 Rte. 15, Lafayette, NJ
973-579-3893 or

October 26-27, 10:00am to 5:00pm

About the author

Dave is the 4-H Senior Program Coordinator for the Sussex County 4-H program.