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Westfield's FestiFall Street Fair Brings Thousands Downtown

Crowds filled Downtown Westfield for FestiFall. Credits: Jackie Lieberman
Mayoral Candidate Dave Haas spent the day speaking with Westfield residents. Credits: Millicent K. Brody
Town Council Candidates and family members spread the word. Credits: Millicent K. Brody
Volunteers at Mayor Andy Skibitsky's booth. Credits: Millicent K. Brody
The Shovlin Family is proud to be a vital part of the Westfield community.  “We’re delighted folks recognize us by our family name,” said Ron Shovlin, pictured here with his wife, Kara. His store, Shovlin Mattress Factory in Fanwood, recently changed its name and got a new look. Coming soon: the Nod Shoppe, with sleep accessories, inside the store. Credits: Millicent K. Brody
Mary Cirillo and Heather Robinson, executive director of the Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce. Credits: Millicent K. Brody
Members of Temple Beth El Mekor Chayim Credits: Millicent K. Brody
Staff from Tiffany Natural Pharmacy Credits: Jackie Lieberman
Stephanie Edman and Anita Beinhaker of Weareverz, magnetic accessories that go "wherever." Credits: Jackie Lieberman
Representatives of The Jewish Federation Credits: Millicent K. Brody
Jacklyn Civins of Evalyn Dunn Gallery Credits: Millicent K. Brody
Representatives from the Westfield Community Players. Watch for their production of Barefoot in the Park, opening on October 5. Credits: Millicent K. Brody
Captain Christopher Battiloro Credits: Millicent K. Brody
Credits: Millicent K. Brody
Credits: Millicent K. Brody
Alex Gartenberg, Jenn Learn, Katie Meltzer, Kristof Salopek Manager of Chimney Rock Credits: Millicent K. Brody

WESTFIELD, NJ — Thousands of people gathered under sunny skies in downtown Westfield Sept. 22 for the annual FestiFall Street Fair, sponsored by the Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce (GWACC).

Individuals, families and even some pets filled the streets, which were closed to traffic for the day. Booths run by vendors and organizations from across the state of New Jersey and beyond lined the streets, from noodle carts to jewelry vendors to health-related services to political candidates to local houses of worship. All the while, live music filled the air.

At the Westfield Police Department’s mobile command center, Officer Lisa Perotta spent time with attendees. 

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“We gave away balloons, badges, bicycle helmets and more balloons. An absolutely great day,” said Perotta.

“The people who you see at a street fair like GWACC's  Festifall in Westfield are neighbors,” said GWACC Executive Director Heather Robinson. “Sometimes neighbors from a few towns away, but neighbors, and friends, nonetheless—on stage, showing their products and services, and enjoying the rides and great food. Neighbors supporting neighbors. We are so fortunate to live here. The chamber is so proud to lead this Westfield tradition, and could never accomplish it without the amazing support of the town of Westfield and the Downtown Westfield Corporation.”

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