Events below are subject to change. All are sponsored by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders

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Summer Arts Festival 

“Thank You For Your Service” Film Documentary on War Trauma
Hamilton Stage in Rahway on Wednesday, September 7th, 6:30 P.M.
 
Award-winning documentary presented as part of Freeholder Board’s UC-HERO initiative assisting Veterans. The film is being presented as part of Chairman Bergen’s UC HERO initiative for 2016, which assists Veterans. For more information, please go to: http://ucnj.org/uc-hero/ Following the screening, there will be a panel discussion involving the film’s Director Tom Donahue, and members of the film production company which he co-founded, CreativeChaosVMG, participants from Veterans groups, County Government, and other soon-to-be announced agencies. Admission is free, however, those wishing to, may make a suggested donation of $3. The theatre is located at 360 Hamilton Street in Rahway. Learn more by clicking here.

Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi presents New Jersey Notary Training presented by Union County Surrogate James LaCorte, Esq.

Friday, September 16, 2016 at the Union County Police Academy.
 
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September 20th at Galloping Hill Golf Course

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Hayrides & Campfires

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

Hayrides & Campfires

Warinanco Park – 6:30pm – 9:30 pm Weather Permitting
Friday, September 16
Friday, September 30
 
Trailside Nature & Science Center
3:30 pm – 6:30 pm on Sunday, October 2
6:30 pm – 9:30 pm on Friday, October 7
6:30 pm – 9:30 pm on Friday, October 14
 
Advanced ticket sales begin September 6
In-County: $6.00 | Out-of-County: $12.00
 

Please contact the Parks & Recreation Reservation Desk for more information 908-527-4900 (Elizabeth) or 908-654-9805 (Westfield)

Harvest Festival

Please join us at our 35th 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.

Harvest Festival

 
Trailside Nature & Science Center
 
Sunday, September 25
11:00 am – 5:00 pm Rain or Shine
 
Admission
$4/ person & ages 7 and under are free (fees are charged for some activities)

Please contact the Parks & Recreation Reservation Desk for more information 908-527-4900 (Elizabeth) or 908-654-9805 (Westfield)

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.

Haunted hayrides

Deserted Village in the Watchung Reservation

Friday & Saturday – October 21 & 22– 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Sunday, October 23 – 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Rain date– Saturday, October 29
 
Advanced ticket sales begin September 12th
In-County: $8.00 per family of six (6)
Out-of-County: $16.00 per family of six (6)

Please contact the Parks & Recreation Reservation Desk for more information 908-527-4900 (Elizabeth) or 908-654-9805 (Westfield)

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.

Pumpkin Sail

Echo Lake Park

Tuesday, November 1 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Rain date Wednesday, November 2
 
Advanced ticket sales begin October 4
In-County: $12.00 per family of six (6)
Out-of-County: $16.00 per family of six (6)
 

Please contact the Parks & Recreation Reservation Desk for more information 908-527-4900 (Elizabeth) or 908-654-9805 (Westfield)

Mineral, Gem & Jewelry Show

This event is presented by Trailside Nature & Science Center and the New Jersey Mineralogical Society. Many vendors will be selling minerals, rocks, gems, fossils, and jewelry from around the world. There will be demonstrations of gemstone cutting and polishing. Bring you collectibles from home to have a geologist identify your minerals, rocks, and gemstones. There will also be children’s activities, fossil rubbing, puzzles, and a touch table.

Rock Gem & Mineral

Trailside Nature & Science Center

November 5 & 6 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Rain or Shine

Admission – Free

Please contact Trailside Nature & Science Center for more information 908-789-3670 

Touch-A-Truck

Youngsters can climb aboard dump trucks, bulldozers, police cars, HAZMAT response units, and “The Bear” used by Union County SWAT team in serious emergencies.

Touch-A-Truck

The Loop at the Watchung Reservation

Sunday, November 6th 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Weather permitting

Admission: $4/person & children aged 6 & under are free

Please contact the Parks & Recreation Reservation Desk for more information 908-527-4900 (Elizabeth) or 908-654-9805 (Westfield)

Holiday Nature Craft Show with Tree & Menorah Lighting

Usher in the holidays with the sights and sounds of the season at the 33rd Annual Holiday Nature Craft Show at Trailside Nature and Science Center in Mountainside. This event also features a tree & menorah lighting, as well as a tree decorating contest.

Holiday Nature Craft Show

 

Trailside Nature & Science Center

Sunday, December 4
11:00 am  – 5:00 pm

Rain or Shine

Admission – free

Please contact the Parks & Recreation Reservation Desk for more information 908-527-4900 (Elizabeth) or 908-654-9805 (Westfield)