ROSELAND, NJ — Children, adults and families are all invited to learn about the environment as they celebrate the arrival of fall during the Essex County Environmental Center’s 15th Annual Fall Family Festival on Saturday, Sept. 28 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., to be held rain or shine at 621B Eagle Rock Avenue in Roseland.

“The Fall Family Festival is a great opportunity to visit our state-of-the-art Environmental Center and meet our environmental partners,” said Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. “I invite you to celebrate the arrival of autumn at the Essex County Environmental Center’s Annual Fall Family Celebration. Take a walk in our pumpkin patch, learn about a variety of grassroots groups that work to protect the environment and paddle down the Passaic River at a leisurely pace."

Visitors to the Fall Family Festival can take canoe trips on the Passaic River or nature walks in Essex County’s West Essex Park. There will also be a petting zoo, gardening tips, a live beehive display, woodturning demonstrations, Star-Dome gazing, nature arts and crafts, face painting, a pumpkin patch, display tables from a variety of eco-vendors and live music.

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Partnering with the environmental center for the event are New Jersey Audubon, Essex County Master Gardeners, Essex County Beekeepers, 4-H Club, Essex County Rutgers Cooperative Extension, New Jersey Woodturners Association and the Essex County Environmental Commission.

Admission throughout the day is free, but vendor items will be for sale. For more information, call 973-228-8776.