ELIZABETH, NJ—Despite the summer-like weather, fall is definitely in the air when tickets to the annual Hayrides and Campfires are on sale.

The tickets to these events, presented by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Union County Department of Parks & Recreation, are being sold at three locations throughout the county and must be purchased in advance. There will be no tickets sold on site.

The Hayrides and Campfires, which includes the hayride, entertainment, and hot chocolate and marshmallows to toast over a campfire, will begin on Friday, September 16 at Warinanco Park in the Boathouse Area at 6:30 p.m. They will also take place at Trailside Nature & Science Center in Mountainside on Friday, October 7 and Friday, October 14, beginning at 6:30 pm, and on Sunday, October 2, at Trailside Nature & Science Center beginning at 3:30 pm.

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“The hayrides and campfire events are always among the most popular events in our parks, so those interested in participating should get their tickets early and plan for a fun filled evening to begin the fall,” said Union County Freeholder Chairman Bruce H. Bergen.

Tickets are priced at $6.00 for Union County resident, $12.00 for non-residents. Group sales are limited to 15 tickets.

Tickets will be on sale at the following locations and times:

The Colleen Fraser Building, 300 North Avenue East in Westfield, Monday through Wednesday from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm; Thursday from 8:30 am to 7:00 pm; Friday from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm.

Elizabeth Office, Union County Administration Building, 10 Elizabethtown Plaza, Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Trailside Nature & Science Center, 452 New Providence Road, Mountainside from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm, Sunday through Saturday.

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