LITTLE FALLS, N.J. - Local connoisseurs' and fun-seekers' favorite time of year is vastly approaching - the day when the Little Falls Business Association will hold its fifth annual Fall Festival.
The event will be held this Sunday, Sept. 24 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Morris Canal Preserve in downtown Little Falls, and will feature live entertainment, an array of family activities and food sampling from local businsses and vendors.
According to Karen Winick, president of the Little Falls Business Association, the event will offer something for everyone.
"Besides great food, there will also be fun activities for kids that are free, such as pumpkin painting, face painting and balloon animals," Winick said, who is also co-owner Pencilworks Studio, located at 96 Main St., along with her husband Jerry.
This year, a caricaturist was added to draw those who come by the event at no cost. There will also be a video gaming truck for kids.
"All the family activities are free," she added. "We also have a total of nine different food vendors coming out that afternoon. People can enjoy delicious bites from a variety of our local food businesses."
The food vendors who will be featured this year include A Taco Affair, Daniella's Bistro, The Fine Grind, The Kitch, Pizza Express, 2 Sweet, Casa Arturo, Falls Creamery, and The Graystone Inn.
Handicapped parking will be available.

"We'll also have a DJ providing music," Winick added. "I'm very pleased with the food we'll have available and with the overall planning for this wonderful yearly event. "Every year we keep getting bigger and better. We hope everyone comes out to enjoy the day."