Bound Brook Gears Up For Riverfest

BOUND BROOK–The Borough of Bound Brook, in association with The Somerset County Cultural Diversity Coalition, will host the 2010 Riverfest Celebration on Saturday, Oct. 2, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., rain or shine, along historic Main Street in downtown Bound Brook.

Produced by This Is It Productions!, this 7th annual community festival has been renamed Riverfest and celebrates the town, which boasts a proud and resilient spirit, with festivities for the entire family. Many vendors will be on hand featuring a showcase of local businesses, regional artists and crafters, and a smorgasbord of American and international food.

Children of all ages will discover the KidZone that will be filled with inflatables, pony rides, games and live entertainment. Other activities will include face painting, flag making, temporary tattoos, sand art, fishing contests and much more. Highlighting the day’s events for families will be an International children’s parade, which is open to all wishing to march.

A special area will also be devoted to the Graham Cracker, which was invented in Bound Brook in 1829 by Presbyterian minister Rev. Sylvester Graham. Residents and visitors to the historic town, which was settled over three hundred years ago, will be encouraged to participate in the many Graham Cracker-related activities and contests, including recipe tasting, castle building and s’more eating which will all be part of the fun!

Riverfest will be filled with diverse family entertainment on the Main Stage, as well as throughout the street. Professional musicians and groups will perform a variety of live music, from rock to bachata and cultural dancers in native dress will perform as well. Jugglers, mimes, karate demonstrations and dance school presentations will add to the fun. Many VIPs, including elected officials, consulates, county Freeholders, sports and radio personalities and more will be present.

Riverfest admission and parking is free. Main Street will be closed to traffic from Church to Hamilton streets. The downtown area is easily accessible by NJ Transit, with a Bound Brook stop on the Raritan Valley line, where passengers can discharge directly into the festival area.

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