FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 23, 2012
Contact: Sebastian D’Elia, 908-527-4419
Tom Plante, 908-527-4746

Early American Crafters & Artisans Are Wanted for 31st Annual Harvest Festival at Trailside, Sept. 30

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is looking for artisans and crafts people to demonstrate Early American work and craft skills and to sell their hand-crafted wares at Union County’s 31st Annual Harvest Festival. The event is a celebration of Early American life featuring music, children’s crafts, games, demonstrations and displays, 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, Sept. 30, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The Union County Harvest Festival is a popular event that attracts nearly 4,000 visitors each year. By participating, demonstrators and venders of hand-crafted goods will receive excellent exposure and have the opportunity to educate others about their craft or work skill and the Early American period in general. Examples of the handicrafts and work skills being sought are: blacksmithing, candle making, paper making, broom making, shoe making, hat making, jewelry making, quilting and other colonial or Native American crafts or skills.

For details about how to participate, please call the Union County Department of Parks and Community Renewal at (908) 527-4806.

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