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36th Annual Harvest Festival at Trailside, Sept. 24


The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Department of Parks and Recreation invites everyone to attend the 36th Annual Harvest Festival on Sunday, September 24 at Trailside Nature and Science Center in Mountainside from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m., rain or shine. 

Harvest Festival is a celebration of Early American life featuring ongoing music and entertainment, storytelling, Native American cooking display, petting zoo, pony rides, Colonial and Native American crafts, children’s games and crafts, food and a pumpkin patch.  The always popular Scarecrow Building will again take place.

“This event gives those in attendance an opportunity to see early American culture and history come to life while walking through the festival grounds in the picturesque Watchung Reservation,” said Union County Freeholder Chairman Bruce H. Bergen. “Visitors of all ages will enjoy this fascinating, fun-filled event.”

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Admission to the Harvest Festival is $4 per person, with children ages 6 and younger admitted free of charge. There may be a fee charged for some of the activities.

Trailside Nature & Science Center is located at 452 New Providence Road in Mountainside. For more information on Trailside Nature and Science Center please visit

For all Union County programs and services visit, call the Public Info Line, 877-424-1234, email or use the online Contact Form.

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