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35th Annual Union County Harvest Festival to be held Sunday, September 25


The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders along with the Department of Parks & Recreation invites everyone to attend the 35th Annual Harvest Festival on Sunday, September 25 at Trailside Nature and Science Center, 452 New Providence Road in Mountainside from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m., rain or shine. This year’s Harvest Festival is sponsored by Whole Foods Market and ShopRite, both of Clark.

Harvest Festival is a celebration of Early American life featuring music and entertainment, storytelling, Native American cooking display, a petting zoo, pony rides, Colonial and Native American crafts, children’s games and crafts, food, a pumpkin patch and the ever popular scarecrow building.

“This event gives those in attendance an opportunity to see early American culture and history come to life while walking through the festival grounds in the picturesque Watchung Reservation,” said Union County Freeholder Chairman Bruce H. Bergen. “Visitors of all ages will enjoy this fascinating, fun-filled event.”

Admission to the Harvest Festival is $4 per person, with children ages 6 and younger admitted free of charge. There may be a fee charged for some of the activities.

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