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Fanwood Summer Fan Jam and Food Truck Festival Will Rock LaGrande Park on Sun, July 9

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The Empanada Guy returns to Fanwood. Credits: John Mooney
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FANWOOD, NJ -- A food truck festival, live rock music, a beer-and-wine garden, and a classic car show will transform Fanwood’s La Grande Park into the 1st Annual Fanwood Summer Fan Jam on Sunday, July 9, from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 

Food trucks include:

  • The Empanada Guy
  • Jersey Johnny’s
  • Little Sicilian Rice Balls
  • Tony’s Sausage
  • Cheech A Cini’s
  • Dinny’s Dinners
  • Northeast Kettle Corn
  • Chillin Out Ice Cream
  • Hawaiian Husky
  • Big John’s Gourmet Burgers
  • Toxi Roane
  • Soda City

Carnival Concessions selling zeppoles, funnel cakes and cheesesteaks will be there all day long to satisfy food truck cuisine desires.

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There will also be a KidsZone with obstacle course and other attractions, so bring the whole family for fun and enjoyment. The free festival is run by the Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce (GWACC) with contributions from local Fanwood sponsors, including School of Rock Clark, Fanwood Animal Hospital, Landmark Properties, Goddard School, Two River Bank, Lightbridge Academy, and Sheelen’s Crossing. 

"Fan Jam goers will rock out to a diverse lineup of live bands in the park, kick back in the Sheelen’s Crossing beer and wine garden, and peruse a fleet of vintage and classic cars," Mayor Colleen Mahr stated. 

"The Fanwood Summer FanJam is a perfect addition to our summer event offerings. We are delighted to have this first annual GWACC sponsored festival. in La Grande Park and hope many people will come from far and near to enjoy our great town and this fantastic event!"

“This is exactly the event Fanwood has needed,” said local Fanwood resident and event organizer Aimee Nuzzo. “This is going to generate a lot of new interest in our town.”

Starting at 11:00 a.m., the Clark School of Rock House Band will perform on a large stage equipped with a pro sound system and engineer. Bored of Ed, a hard rock group, follows at Noon. At 1:00 p.m., The Broadcasters will play an assortment of Classic Rock, and Alternative Rock band Uber Jesus takes the stage at  2:45 p.m. Headlining will be Black Dog, a popular Led Zeppelin Tribute band. 

A vintage and classic car show hosted by Hot Rod Mike will begin at 10:00 a.m. along Marian Ave, which will be closed to other traffic from 2nd Street to Helen Street. There is plenty of free parking in the South Side lot of the Fanwood train station. Bring your folding chairs and blankets and spend the day!

Music Lineup:

  • 11:00 am: School of Rock (Clark, NJ) House Band
  • 12:00 pm: Bored of Ed
  • 1:00 pm: The Broadcasters 
  • 2:45 pm: Uber Jesus
  • 4:00 – 6:00 pm: Black Dog (Led Zeppelin tribute band)

Pets, skateboarding and roller blading are prohibited in the festival area.

For over 65 years, the Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce has connected commerce and community. The organization promotes the economic prosperity of businesses primarily in Fanwood, Garwood, Mountainside, Scotch Plains and Westfield. It is the largest association of businesses and nonprofits in our area. Members include local business owners and professionals who have the opportunity to build relationships, partner, make referrals, increase business, attend lunch-and-learns, and support the community.

The GWACC hosts street fairs each year, two in Downtown Westfield and one in the center of Garwood. The chamber also operates the Fanwood Summer Fan Jam, the Westfield Farmers Market and runs the Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) program. GWACC hosts networking events — one in the early morning and one directly after work -- every month. For further info, contact the GWACC, 908-233-3021, or visit http://www.gwaccnj.com and look for Street Fairs.

 

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