September 28, 2022

Readington River Buffalo Farm Red Dog Day postponed to Sunday May 14 | Hunterdon Review News

TWP of READINGTON. – The Readington River Buffalo Farm postponed its annual Red Dog Day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 14 at the farm at 937 County Route 523 in the Whitehouse Station section of the township.

The event was moved from its original date of May 7 due to poor weather forecasts.

Red Dog is a nickname for a newborn bison, and bison calves should be born in early spring, which makes May a great time to see them playing in the fields. They are born with red hair, much lighter than their mothers. They weigh only 40 to 45 pounds at birth, lighter than cow calves, as they are wild animals and must stand and walk quickly after birth.

The event will feature hay wagon rides, walking tours, food vendors including bison burgers, live music and more. There will also be plenty of craft vendors and activities for kids, like pony rides and more. There will also be many educational vendors from various agriculture-related departments willing to share their resources. The event will have environmental groups on hand to spread the word about how conservation and agriculture go hand in hand.

All are welcome to bring their families and friends to see the newborn calves and learn about all that Readington River Buffalo Farm does to make the farm as beautiful and healthy as possible.

The saloon will be open and serving adult beverages to benefit the New Jersey Agricultural Society. And buffalo burgers and hot dogs will cook, along with other food vendors. Admission and parking for the Red Dog Days event is free.