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CONTACT: Tom Plante, 908-527-4746
Seb D’Elia, 908-527-4419


Colonial and Native American Crafters/Demonstrators
and Food Vendors Wanted for Harvest Fest at Trailside, Sept. 28


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 hand-crafted wares at Union County’s 27th 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 28, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The Union County Harvest Festival is a popular event that draws nearly 4,000 visitors. By participating, demonstrators and vendors of hand-crafted goods 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 handicrafts 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 and Community Renewal at (908) 527-4900.