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Great Pumpkin Sail Tickets still on Sale

the great pumpkin sail flyer

The Union County Board of County Commissioners is pleased to announce that tickets for this year’s Great Pumpkin Sail at Echo Lake Park in Mountainside are still available. Tickets will be available online only at

“Union County is proud to continue the great tradition provided each year by the Great Pumpkin Sail,” said Union County Commissioner Chair Rebecca L. Williams. “It’s not too late to take part in this fun event for children and families of all ages.”

The Great Pumpkin Sail will take place on November 1 with three sessions scheduled. The first session will run from 5:15 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.; the second session will run from 6:45 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.; the third session will run from 8:15 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Tickets for this event are sold on a per-family basis. One ticket will cover up to six family members.

Larger families may purchase an additional ticket to cover up to six more family members. There is a limit of two tickets per family.

The cost is $12 per ticket for Union County residents, and $16 per ticket for out-of-county residents. Please purchase only one ticket per family of six.

Please note that each family ticket includes the right to float one pre-carved Jack-o-Lantern, weighing no more than eight (8) pounds after carving.

Space is limited; attendees are advised to purchase tickets early. Attendees are encouraged to wear masks when social distancing is not possible. In case of inclement weather, the rain date will be November 2.

For further information, please call the Union County Department of Parks and Recreation at (908) 527-4900.