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Highly Anticipated Fall Festival Returns to Union County this October

The Union County Board of County Commissioners invites all residents and friends to this year’s 2023 Fall Festival on Saturday, October 7th from 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. in Oak Ridge Park, located on 136 Oak Ridge Road in Clark. Admission is free for all.

“After the astounding turnout we received at our Summer Concert Series, we had to keep the momentum going with another exciting, fun-filled night of live music and refreshments that I know all will truly enjoy,” said Union County Commissioner Chairman Sergio Granados. “The Board of County Commissioners and I understand how important it is for our community to have opportunities to unwind and reconnect with each other, and will continue providing our residents with a safe and enjoyable atmosphere where they can make great memories together. I hope to see you all there.”

The 2023 Fall Festival will be featuring live performances from several bands, and plenty of food and refreshments for all to enjoy. New this year, we debut Union County’s first ever Micro Beer Garden! Attendees may purchase refreshing ales and hops brewed right in Union County. The beverages for the Micro Beer Garden will be provided by Wet Ticket Brewing from Rahway, Yale Terrace Brewery from Cranford and Climax Brewing Co. from Roselle Park. Residents must be 21 and over, and able to present a valid photo ID before being served.

The musical line-up for the 2023 Fall Festival will feature the following performers:

  • The Weight Band – This band knows how to follow in the footsteps of its predecessor, The Band, and that’s in part because their group leader, Jim Weider, was the lead guitarist of The Band for 15 years! The Weight Band recreates the energy of that grassroots, Woodstock sound that will transport fans back in time, while blending in their own inspirational, original acts that will leave the audience hopeful for what’s to come in the future.
  • Willie Nile – This remarkable songwriter stems from Buffalo, NY and has performed with the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Tori Amos, Barenaked Ladies and The Who. His most notable cover album, Positively Bob: Willie Nile Sings Bob Dylan, truly showcases the singer’s talent: a distinctive, soulful voice that captures the essence of the artists that inspire him.
  • Splintered Sunlight – This tribute band to The Grateful Dead is sure to please hardcore Deadheads and new listeners alike with their own unique renditions of timeless hits from The Grateful Dead and other legends.

The 2023 Fall Festival is brought to you by the Union County Board of County Commissioners and the Union County Department of Parks and Recreation.

For more information about activities and programs of the Union County Department of Parks and Recreation visit online at, email, or call 908-527-4900.