Explore local history during “Four Centuries in a Weekend”

Saturday, Oct. 21, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 22, 12 noon – 5 p.m.

Don’t miss this heritage event, when 35 historic sites and buildings in Union County are open. Most sites offer guided tours, and many offer special events and activities. From quaint old houses and museums to Revolutionary War burial grounds and special exhibits, delve into four centuries of history.

Learn more here.


Hayrides & Campfires

Come join the fun this fall as Union County presents  the annual Hayrides and Campfires in Warinanco Park and the Watchung Reservation. Hayride and Campfires include folks songs around the campfire, hot chocolate and marshmallows toasted over the fire.

6:30pm – 9:30 pm

Warinanco Park
Friday, October 6th
Trailside Nature & Science Center
Friday, September 29th 
Friday, October 13th
Friday, October 20th
Sunday, October 1st (3:30 pm – 6:30pm)
Ticketing – Online (new) and In-Person
Advanced ticket sales begin September 5th
In-County: $6.00
Out-of-County: $12.00

Harvest Festival

Please join us at our 36th annual Harvest Festival. The Harvest Festival is a celebration of Early American life featuring music, children’s crafts, games, demonstrations and displays, a petting zoo and much more. 

Trailside Nature & Science Center

Sunday, September 24th
11:00 am – 5:00 pm; Rain or Shine
$4/ person & ages 7 and under are free
Fees are charged for some activities

Haunted Hayrides

Imagine visiting a whole village of haunted houses and meeting the ghosts of people who actually lived and died there. That is what you will experience at the Haunted Hayrides conducted in the Deserted Village of Feltville. The total program experience lasts about one hour. The program is intended for adults and children age 6 and older. Tickets are sold for rides at specific times as noted on your ticket.

Deserted Village, Watchung Reservation

Friday & Saturday – October 27th & 28th
6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Sunday, October 29th
6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Rain date
Monday, October 30th
Advanced ticket sales begin in mid-September
In-County: $8.00 per person
Out-of-County: $16.00 per person
Purchase tickets online click here

Pumpkin Sail

Bring your carved jack-o-lantern to Echo Lake Park the day after Halloween and join others for Great Pumpkin Sail. Watch as your pumpkin is put on a float on the lake, sing songs around the campfire and enjoy hot chocolate and marshmallows.  

Echo Lake Park

Wednesday, November 1st
5:15 pm – 9:30 pm
Rain date
Thursday, November 2nd
Tickets – Online (new) and In-Person
Advanced ticket sales begin October 3rd
In-County: $12.00 per family of six (6)
Out-of-County: $16.00 per family of six (6)
Purchase tickets online click here