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Crafters Wanted for 25th Annual Nature Craft Show, Dec. 7

Crafters Wanted! More than 1,000 visitors enjoyed shopping for hand-made pottery, jewelry and nature-related gifts last year at the Holiday Nature Craft Show held at Trailside Nature & Science Center. This year’s show will be Sunday, Dec. 7, from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. in the Trailside Visitor Center. Crafters are being sought to sell items including handmade gift baskets, country art, live green arrangements, wildlife paintings and photography and other objects having a nature-related theme. The fee for a 3x8 foot table rental is $25 and includes two chairs and light morning refreshments. Interested vendors should contact Susan Day at 908-789-3670, ext. 3425, or email sday@ucnj.org. Space is limited. For more information about this event or other special programs at Trailside please visit us online at www.ucnj.org/trailside
Mountainside, NJ
Crafters Wanted! More than 1,000 visitors enjoyed shopping for hand-made pottery, jewelry and nature-related gifts last year at the Holiday Nature Craft Show held at Trailside Nature & Science Center. This year’s show will be Sunday, Dec. 7, from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. in the Trailside Visitor Center. Crafters are being sought to sell items including handmade gift baskets, country art, live green arrangements, wildlife paintings and photography and other objects having a nature-related theme. The fee for a 3x8 foot table rental is $25 and includes two chairs and light morning refreshments. Interested vendors should contact Susan Day at 908-789-3670, ext. 3425, or email sday@ucnj.org. Space is limited. For more information about this event or other special programs at Trailside please visit us online at www.ucnj.org/trailside. Trailside Nature & Science Center is located at 452 New Providence Road in Mountainside and is a service of the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders reminds local crafters and artisans that there still is space to market their wares on Sunday, Dec. 7, at the County’s 25th annual Nature Craft Show. The event will be held at Trailside Nature and Science Center’s Visitor Center in Mountainside from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Items for the show should be handcrafted from natural materials or based on a natural history theme.

Crafts may include a variety of jewelry, country art, pottery, herbal soaps, honey, wood carvings, maple syrup, natural wreaths, ornaments, handmade gift baskets and hand-painted or stenciled home decor. Also sought are vendors who create bird houses and garden art, unique children’s toys, live green arrangements, basketry, wildlife paintings and photography, stained glass and gift items with wildlife, gardening or nature themes as well as other unusual and creative crafts.

Interested crafters and artisans should contact Susan Day at 908-789-3670, ext. 3425, or
e-mail at sday@ucnj.org. The fee for the show is $25 and includes a 3x8 foot table, two chairs
and light morning refreshments.

Other activities offered concurrently in the Watchung Reservation on Sunday, Dec. 7 will be free horse-drawn carriage rides, barn tours at Watchung Stable, a mounted drill team demonstration, holiday sing-alongs, a petting zoo and pony rides at Watchung Stable. The high-light of the afternoon will be Santa’s arrival and the holiday tree lighting at 5 p.m., also at
Watchung Stable.

Trailside Nature and Science Center is located at 452 New Providence Road and Watchung Stable is located at 1160 Summit Lane in Mountainside. Both are services of the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders. For further information, please call Trailside Nature and Science Center 908-789-3670 or visit us online at www.ucnj.org/trailside.