It is time to enjoy the Autumn Season that begins on Saturday, September 22. You can participate in a hay ride, purchase beautiful fall mums for your garden or attend the 23rd Annual FestiFall Celebration.
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The first Fall weekend offers a number of events, indoor as well as outdoor, for you to enjoy. Grab a sweatshirt and head out into the fields to pick the perfect pumpkin. After you are done pumpkin picking, you can venture over to the 4th Annual Summit Wine and Food Festival and sample a glass of a bold, full body Chianti.
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Titanic: Case of Murder
Join Dr. Stephen Schoeman as he describes the flaws which contributed to the sinking of the Titanic. Discussion will focus on the lack of needed lifeboats and mis-steps of Captain Smith and his crew. Free – 7 p.m. – Westfield
Hay Rides & Family Fun Around the Campfire
The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders will be hosting fun Autumn activities at The Trailside nature & Science Center. You can enjoy hay rides, sing along to folk songs around the campfire or have a cup of hot chocolate with marshmallows. $5.00/person - 6:30 p.m. – Mountainside
Emmanuel Cancer Foundation Fall Vendor Bazaar
The Emmanuel Cancer Foundation will be hosting their Fall Bazaar at the Fanwood Train Station. There will be an assortment of vendors, activities and food. Free – 10 a.m. – Fanwood
4th Annual Summit Wine and Food Festival
Featured at this event will be Chef’s demonstrations, wine expert seminars, wine tastings, food and wine dinners and so much more. This will be the culinary spectacular of the year! $45.00/person – 6 p.m. – Summit
VFW Post 6259 Pig Roast
VFW Post 6259 of Berkeley Heights will be hosting it’s 1st Annual Pig Roast behind the First Aid Building. Cost to include roast pig, hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken, corn on the cob, mixed salad, watermelon, soda and beer tags are available for the Budweiser Beer Truck. Adults: $25/person, Youth (8-14yrs old) $10/youth and children under 8yrs. old are free – 1 p.m. – Berkeley Heights
Hetfield House Mum Sale
Mountainside’s Historic Restoration Committee will hold it’s Annual Fall Mum Plant Sale at the Historic Deacon Andrew Hetfield House. The Committee’s experts travel to local growers and select each plant that is for sale. Proceeds from this sale will benefit The Hetfield House (circa 1760). Prices Vary according to plant – 10 a.m.-4 p.m. – Mountainside
7th Annual Step Up for The ARC 5k Walk/Run
The ARC of Union County will host it’s 7th Annual Step Up for the ARC 5K walk/Run. This is a great way to support programs and services provided to children and adult with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Fundraiser – 9 a.m. – Clark
23rd Annual FestiFall
Downtown Westfield will host a fall festival with more than 300 vendors, food and activities for the children. Free – 10 a.m. – Westfield
The Executive Board members of Brendan’s Meadows Rescue will host a Holiday Wine: A Seasonal Wine Pairing and Tasting. Festivities will include wine tasting, entertainment, hors d’oeuvres and a silent auction to benefit the homeless dogs of Brendan’s Meadows. $40/person - 1 p.m. – Westfield