FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
September 13, 2007

CONTACT: Debra Judd, Parks & Rec. 908-527-4930
Tom Plante, Public Info. 908-527-4746

 

Enjoy Family Fun at Union County Harvest Festival
at Trailside Nature & Science Center, Sept. 30

harvest festival

harvest festival

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders will host the 26th annual Union County Harvest Festival

on Sunday, Sept. 30,
from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
at Trailside Nature & Science Center in Mountainside.

harvest festival

The Harvest Festival sends visitors back in time to bring Native American and colonial history to life. Highlights include a Revolutionary War military encampment, a Native American lodge and artifact display, storytelling and performances, colonial and Native American crafts and work skills, a petting zoo, pony rides, log sawing and shingle splitting, and so much more. An always popular feature will be the “Build a Scarecrow” contest, which requires a nominal fee for participation.

harvest festival

“There is something to suit everyone’s taste at the Harvest Festival, and this means your taste buds, too!” said Freeholder Chairwoman Bette Jane Kowalski, liaison to the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board. “Vendors will be selling a wide variety of food, such as corn on the cob, hamburgers, hot dogs, Italian ices, funnel cake, freshly squeezed lemonade, and many other choices. See how the Native Americans lived. And try building a scarecrow – it’s fun!”

The 26th annual Harvest Festival will be held rain or shine. So mark your calendar, harvest some friends and family, and come on up to Trailside. Admission is $3.00 per person, with children ages seven and younger admitted free of charge.

Trailside Nature & Science Center is located at
452 New Providence Road in Mountainside.
Additional information can be obtained
by calling 908-789-3670 or by visiting our website at www.ucnj.org.