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Hayrides and Campfires Tickets on Sale Now Both Online and in Person

Elizabeth, NJ —Tickets for the 2018 Hayrides and Campfires event presented by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Union County Department of Parks & Recreation are now available for purchase online and in person at three locations throughout Union County.   All tickets must be purchased in advance, there will be no tickets sold on site. All ticket sales will be final, with no refunds or exchanges. The event includes the hayride, entertainment, and hot chocolate and marshmallows to toast over a campfire.

The first Hayride and Campfire will be on Friday, October 5th at the Warinanco Park Sports Center. That evening has also been designated Military Appreciation Night. Rides will run from 6:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m.

Trailside Nature and Science Center in Mountainside will host the remaining events, beginning on Sunday, October 7, from 3:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.; Friday, October 12 from 6:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m.; Sunday, October 14 from 3:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.; and the final scheduled event is on Friday, October 19 from 6:30 until 9:30 p.m.

“The hayride and campfire events are always among the most popular events in our parks, so those interested in participating should get their tickets early, either online or in person, and plan for a fun filled evening to begin the fall,” said Union County Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados.

Tickets are priced at $6.00 for Union County Resident, $12.00 for Non-Residents. Group sales are limited to 15 tickets. To order tickets online visit www.ucnj/tickets.

Tickets will be on sale at the following locations and times:

  • The Colleen Fraser Building, 300 North Avenue East in Westfield, Monday through Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.; Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Elizabeth Office, Union County Administration Building, 10 Elizabethtown Plaza, Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Trailside Nature & Science Center, 452 New Providence Road, Mountainside from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday through Saturday.


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 at


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