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Rockin the Reservation Day of Music, Crafts and Family Fun to be Held September 30

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Department of Parks and Recreation invites everyone to come out to the Trailside Nature & Science Center in Mountainside on Sunday, September 30 for Rockin the Reservation. Formerly known as Harvest Festival, this is a day of live music and hands on family friendly activities.

“Rockin the Reservation will provide families the opportunity to explore the Watchung Reservation while enjoying the music and many activities planned for the day,” said Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados.

Rockin the Reservation will run from 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. with live country music featuring Big Hix, an exciting and fun country music tribute band, performing non-stop, high energy country hits. Also performing will be October Rose, a country duo from the New York/New Jersey area who bring passion, drive and determination to their music.

Along with music, the day will include plenty of other activities that residents have come to love at the Harvest Festival, including art demonstrations, interactive art and music, a petting zoo, pony rides, scarecrow building, a pumpkin patch, multi-cultural dancing, music demonstrations, food trucks, instruments and sensory trail tours.

Admission to Rockin the Reservation is $5, with children ages 7 and under admitted free of charge. There will be a fee charged for some activities.

Trailside Nature & Science Center is located at 452 New Providence Road in Mountainside. For more information, call (908) 789-3670 or visit