The Recreation Committee sponsors the Harvest Festival, Youth Week, Breakfast with Santa, House Decorating Contest, Easter Egg Hunt, presents Farm of the Year and Farm Heritage Awards and oversees maintenance of township parks and recreation facilities. Volunteers are needed!



Frank LoBiondo Sr. Park During Harvest Festival

Comcast is one of the Harvest Festival's Major Sponsors. They also provide cartoon characters each year.


SignFest Winners in 2017.


Zeek on Stilts is a 3-decade part of the Festival.


Beautiful fireworks are the finale of the Festival.


Country star Chase Bryant headlined the Festival on Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017.



Thousands enjoy Skelly's Amusements Midway at the Harvest Festival.


John Barbagello, center, with Trish and Joe Spoltore. Long-time festival volunteers.


Twp. Committeeman Bruce Murphy with members of the Johnson family

 as renaming of Rosenhayn Park is announced at Harvet Festival.

Recreation Committee

Chairman ...... Roy Spoltore

Secretary........... Melody Montgomery

Twp. Committee Reps.: Anthony Brago, John Stanzione


Other Committee Members:

Gloria Fields
JoAnn Fioresi
Carol Halter
Paul Hoffman
Angelo Manera
Rob Montgomery

Carol Musso

Beverly & John O’Brien

Anthony Scafidi

Frank Spatola
Tina Truitt

Meeting are 7 pm in the municipal building as follows:

Feb. 15

March 11

April 12

May 17

June 21

July 19

Aug. 16

Sept. 6 & 20

Oct. 4 & 18

Nov. 29

Jan. 17, 2012

Feb. 15

March 11

April 12

May 17

June 21

July 19

Aug. 16

Sept. 6 & 20

Oct. 4 & 18

Nov. 29

Jan. 17, 2012


2019 Meetings

January 23rd (Wednesday) 

February 27th (Wednesday)

March 27th (Wednesday)

April 24th (Wednesday)

May 22nd (Wednesday)

June 26th (Wednesday)

July 24th (Wednesday)

August 28th (Wednesday)

September 4th (Wednesday)

September 25th (Wednesday)

October 23rd (Wednesday)

November 27th (Wednesday)

January 22, 2020 Re-Organization

Special Meetings / Events Scheduled on the Following Dates:

Youth Week Poster & Essay Contest March 18th - 22nd

 Easter Egg Hunt Saturday April 13th 10:00am

 Youth Night Wednesday May 1st 6:00pm

Skirting Tuesday October 8th

 Harvest Festival October 10th, 11th, 12th, & 13th

 Breakfast with Santa Saturday December 7th



Recreation Committee Sponsors Breakfast with Santa.




Deerfield Township Parks


Frank LoBiondo, Sr. Park - Morton Avenue near Rosenhayn Fire Hall. Open fields for baseball, etc., basketball, street hockey, tennis, playground and bandstand. Lighted for night play. Closed to public 10 pm to dawn.


Lincoln Memorial Park - Morton Avenue near railroad. Passive use only. Closed sunset to sunrise.


Eugenia Johnson Memorial Park (formerly Rosenhayn Park) - Vineland Avenue at Pine Street in Rosenhayn. Basketball and baseball. Closed sunset to sunrise.


Carmel Park (Memory of Morris April) - Sugarman Avenue just off of Irving Ave.. Basketball, baseball and playground. Closed sunset to sunrise.


Groups must reserve the parks for functions prior to use. Contact the municipal building for information well in advance.





Re-furbished Tennis Courts at Frank LoBiondo, Sr. Park



Left - Deerfield Farmer of the Year 2008 - Forevergreen Tree Farm, The Finley Family, center, the late Sam Pipitone, who was honored along with his family, right, with the Farm Heritage Award at the 2008 festival.








Harvest Festival







Deerfield Township 41st

Harvest Festival

Oct. , 10, 11, 12, 13, 2019


Amusement rides, games, live music and children’s fun, arts & crafts, food court, displays, parade, fireworks and salute to farmer of the year.



Call the municipal building and let us know

that you'd like to join

the fun of planning

and presenting the Harvest Festival.

Join the festival volunteer team today!


There was an accident at the Harvest Festival on Sat., Oct. 12. The incident is still under investigation. We have learned from the State Police that the young person involved in the accident has succumbed to her injuries. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family.
The festival opened Sunday to offer a place for the community to come together in wake of this tragedy. There was no admission fee.The Amusement rides and games area was closed.


Recreation Committee Meeting Minutes