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Scenes from Fanwood's Fan Jam

Uber Jesus rocked Fanwood Summer Fan Jam, a music and food truck festival at La Grande Park on Sunday. Credits: John Mooney
Uber Jesus rocked the stage at La Grande Park Credits: John Mooney
Fan Jam drew thousands of people from Fanwood, Scotch Plains, and elsewhere. Credits: Jon Joshua
Led Zeppelin cover band Black Dog headlined Fanwood's Summer Fan Jam music and food truck festival. Credits: Jon Joshua
Led Zeppelin cover band Black Dog guitarist channels Jimmy Page. Credits: Jon Joshua
Popoular local band, The Broadcasters: John Haussman, Michael Novello, Nino Di Fabio, Ed Gardella Credits: John Mooney
The Broadcasters Credits: John Mooney
Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr with her mother, Nancy Yewaisis. Credits: John Mooney
Ed Gardella of The Broadcasters Credits: John Mooney
Amanda Barnett and Rich Burke soaked in the sights and sounds at Fanwood's Summer Fan Jam on Sunday. Credits: John Mooney
Lindsey, Ava and Mike Giannacio enjoyed the afternoon in La Grande Park in Fanwood. Credits: John Mooney
1953 Mercury at the Fan Jam Car Show. Credits: John Mooney
Marco Massa Credits: John Mooney
Kids await the start of a ride. Credits: John Mooney
Mom and daughter on a ride at Fan Jam on Sunday. Credits: John Mooney
Uber Jesus Credits: John Mooney
Uber Jesus drummer Credits: John Mooney
Uber Jesus bassist Credits: John Mooney
Face painting at Fanwood's Fan Jam. Credits: Jon Joshua
Obstacle Course for kids at Fanwood's Summer Fan Jam. Credits: Jon Joshua
The Broadcasters Credits: Jon Joshua
Classic car show. Credits: Jon Joshua

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.


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