UNION COUNTY, NJ – As part of Union County’s free Summer Arts Festival outdoor concert series, a Union County Harvest Contest will take place on Wednesday, August 17.

The free concert features the music of The Beatles by Hey Bulldog beginning at 7:30, preceded by a free yoga class at 6:30, at Oak Ridge Park in Clark.

Gardeners are invited to bring samples of their produce for a chance to win a gardening certificate and prizes. Check-in starts at 6:30.  Prizes will be given out for the heaviest tomato, the heaviest zucchini, the funniest looking natural vegetable, and the most creative “character” made of up to five different vegetables.

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“Produce gardens are flourishing all over Union County, and we’re looking forward to seeing the biggest, best and most unusual specimens that you can grow,” said Freeholder Chairman Bruce H. Bergen.

The Union County Harvest Contest is hosted by the Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Union County. Extension staff will be available to talk about community programs for all ages including the Master Gardeners, Master Tree Stewards and 4-H Club.

For more information visit online at ucnj.org/rce.