SUMMIT, NJ - While Mother Nature has yet to make full transition to the weather of the season, fall is coming, bringing with it a bounty of golden harvest colors, crisp temperatures, and copious opportunities to gather with family and friends.

Reeves-Reed Arboretum (RRA) will ring in the famous for foliage season when it hosts its annual 'Celebrate Fall Festival' October 22, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Games and crafts, face painting, a spooky trail, apple cidering, seasonal cooking demonstrations -- with RRA Environmental Educator, Althea Llewellyn -- and an outdoor green market all will be part of the event which, this year, will include a pumpkin carving contest. All pumpkin entries must arrive at the Arboretum by Saturday, October 21 to be considered.

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Music will be provided by The Bard, an innovative band that transforms Elizabethan music into Rock & Roll. And long time Arboretum friend, photographer Bruce Lorenz, will be on hand to capture the day’s fun and activities for all.  

Of course, no 'Celebrate Fall Festival' is complete without a headline appearance by the ever-popular 'Green Goats', who will be munching away in the Arboretum's famed Daffodil Bowl.

Admission to the 'Celebrate Fall Festival' is free to RRA members, courtesy of support from Investors Bank, and $10 per person / $25 per family for non-members. Children under three are admitted free.

Reeves-Reed Arboretum is located at 165 Hobart Avenue.