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The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders are happy to announce that tickets for this year’s Great Pumpkin Sail at Echo lake Park, Lower Lake, are now on sale.

The Great Pumpkin Sail will take place on Sunday, November 1 with three sessions scheduled. The first session will run from 5:15 to 6:30 p.m.; session two from 6:45-8:00 p.m.; and session three from 8:15-9:30 p.m. In case of rain, the event will take place Monday, November 2nd at the same times.

“The Great Pumpkin Sail, year in and year out, is one of our most popular events,” said Freeholder Chairman Mohamed S. Jalloh. “Please purchase your tickets early and be part of this wonderful family event.”

Each family ticket is for one Jack-O-Lantern weighing no more than 8 pounds after carving, and must be purchased in advance.  The Great Pumpkin Sail is one our most popular events, so you are advised to register early since space is limited. Each ticket admits up to 6 people. There is a limit of 2 tickets per person. There will be no refunds, exchanges or group sales. The cost is $12 per family up to six people for in county residents. Out of county residents pay $16 per family up to six persons.

Tickets are available at three locations: Weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Union County Administration Building, Department of Parks and Recreation, 2nd Floor, 10 Elizabethtown Plaza in Elizabeth; at the Colleen Fraser Building, 300 North Avenue East, Westfield,  Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:30  4:00 pm and on Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.; and at Trailside Nature and Science Center, 425 New Providence Road, Mountainside every day from Noon to 4:45 p.m.

For further information you can call the Union county Department of parks and Recreation at 908-527-4900; or Trailside nature and Science Center at 908- 789-3670; or visit the Union County website