July 20, 2007

CONTACT: Tom Plante, 908-527-4746
Jean Foley, 908-527-4916


Colonial and Native American Crafters/Demonstrators
and Food Vendors Wanted for Harvest Fest at Trailside, Sept. 30

harvest fest

Mountainside, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is looking for artisans, crafts people and food vendors to demonstrate colonial or Native American work and craft skills and to sell their wares at Union County’s 26th Annual Harvest Festival. The event is a celebration of colonial and Native American life featuring music, dancing, children’s crafts, colonial food, games, a petting zoo and much more. The Harvest Festival will take place, rain or shine, at Trailside Nature and Science Center in Mountainside on Sunday, September 30, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The Union County Harvest Festival is a popular event that draws approximately 5,000 visitors. By participating, vendors and demonstrators will receive excellent exposure and have the opportunity to educate others about their craft or work skill and the colonial time period in general. Examples of the craft and work skills being sought are: blacksmithing, kick-wheel pottery, broom making, shoe making, hat making, jewelry making, and quilting or other colonial or Native American crafts or skills.

For details about how to participate, call the Department of Parks, Recreation and Facilities at (908) 527-4900.