On Sunday, Sept. 26, the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Department of Parks & Community Renewal will host the 29th annual Union County Harvest Festival, rain or shine at Trailside Nature and Science Center in Mountainside from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

"As in years past, this year's Harvest Festival promises to be a fun-filled event for visitors of all ages," said Freeholder Chairman Daniel Sullivan. "Walking through the festival grounds will give everyone a chance to see early American history come to life."

Visitors to the Harvest Festival have the opportunity to enjoy a variety of displays, demonstrations and activities, including music and entertainment, quilting, tin piercing, a blacksmith demonstration, children's games and crafts, and butter churning.

The festival will include a Native American lodge and artifact displays, storytelling and performances, colonial and Native American crafts and work skills, a petting zoo, pony rides, log sawing and shingle splitting, and so much more. An always popular feature will be the "Build a Scarecrow" contest, which requires a nominal fee for participation.

Vendors will be on site selling a variety of food and beverages.

The 29th annual Harvest Festival will be held rain or shine. So mark your calendar, harvest your family and friends and come on down. Admission is $3.00 per person, with children ages seven and younger admitted free of charge. Trailside Nature & Science Center is located at 452 New Providence Road (at Coles Avenue) in Mountainside. Additional information can be obtained by calling 908-789-3670 or by visiting our website at www.ucnj.org