FANWOOD, NJ -- Thousands of people from across the region came to Fanwood’s La Grande Park on Sunday, July 9, for the first annual Fan Jam music festival in Fanwood.

Five live bands, a classic car show, more than a dozen food trucks, and local and regional vendors and exhibitors celebrated summer on a perfect day in the park.

Staged by the Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce and the Borough of Fanwood, the day-long festival promises to be a yearly tradition, judging by the turnout and the good times being had by all.

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"What a great day for Fanwood. You really couldn't have asked for better," said Mayor Colleen Mahr. "This is an awesome event!"

The event's many sponsors include Sheelen's Crossing, which provided a beer garden, Fanwood Animal Hospital, Lightbridge Academy, Goddard School, Two River Community Bank, Family Investors, Fanwood Pharmacy, Fanwood Back Relief and others.

Thanks also to the Fanwood Police Department for keeping an eye on everyone and the Fanwood Rescue Squad for being on hand for safety and ambulance tours. is Scotch Plains-Fanwood’s only free daily paper. Sign up for our daily eNews and follow us on Facebook and twitter @SPF_TAP. Download the free TAPinto App for iPhone or Android.