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Crafters Wanted for 28th Annual Nature Craft Show at Trailside Nature & Science Center, Dec. 4

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Department of Parks and Community Renewal invite local crafters and artisans to market their wares at Union County’s 28th Annual Holiday Nature Craft Show on Sunday, December 4. The show will be held at Trailside Nature and Science Center in Mountainside from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

“The craft show usually features more than 40 vendors selling handcrafted items,” said Freeholder Daniel P. Sullivan, liaison to the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board. “A number of openings are still available for crafters who make natural wreaths, ornaments, handmade gift baskets, hand-painted or stenciled home décor and maple syrup.”

Also sought are vendors who create garden art, live green arrangements, basketry, unique children’s toys, stained glass and gift items with wildlife, gardening or nature themes. Interested crafters should contact Karen Pedersen at Trailside by calling 908-789-3670, ext. 7913, or e-mail:

The Holiday Nature Craft Show, which is being held in conjunction with the Union County Menorah and Tree Lighting Celebration, will offer numerous other activities, including caroling and a visit from Santa. A Charity Drive for the collection of canned or dry food items and new toys for distribution through local charities will also be held.

For additional information about this event please call Trailside Nature & Science Center at 908-789-3670 or visit 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.

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