UNION COUNTY, NJ — Tickets for the 2018 Hayrides and Campfires presented by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Union County Department of Parks & Recreation are available for purchase now. The popular family events include a hayride, entertainment, hot chocolate and marshmallows to toast over a campfire.

Tickets at $6 for Union County residents and $12 for non-residents. Group sales are limited to 15 tickets. To order tickets online, visit ucnj.org/tickets, or visit one of three locations throughout the county:

  • The Colleen Fraser Building, 300 North Avenue East in Westfield, Monday through Wednesday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.; Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Elizabeth Office, Union County Administration Building, 10 Elizabethtown Plaza, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Trailside Nature and Science Center, 452 New Providence Road, Mountainside, from noon to 5 p.m., Sunday through Saturday.

The first Hayride and Campfire will take place on Friday, Oct., 5 at the Warinanco Sports Center. That evening has also been designated as Military Appreciation Night. Rides will run from 6:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m.

Sign Up for E-News

Trailside Nature and Science Center in Mountainside will host the remaining events. Hayrides and Campfires will be held on Sunday, Oct. 7 from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.; Friday, Oct.12 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Sunday, Oct. 14 from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.; and Friday, Oct. 19 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

“The Hayrides and Campfires events are always among the most popular events in our parks, so those interested in participating should get their tickets early, either online or in person, and plan for a fun-filled evening to begin the fall,” said Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados in a press release.

All tickets must be purchased in advance — there will be no tickets sold on-site, according to the county. All ticket sales will be final, with no refunds or exchanges.

For more information, call the Union County Department of Parks and Recreation at 908-527-4900, Trailside Nature and Science Center at 908-789-3670 or visit the Union County website at ucnj.org.