Bound Brook Gears Up For Riverfest 2011

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BOUND BROOK — The Borough of Bound Brook will host the 2011 Riverfest celebration on Saturday, Sept. 24, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., rain or shine, along Main Street in downtown Bound Brook. Produced by JC Promotions, this eighth annual community festival with free admission, which was renamed Riverfest last year, will offer festivities for the entire family.

Many vendors will be on hand featuring a showcase of local businesses, the finest regional artists and crafters, and a smorgasbord of delicious American and International food. Children of all ages will discover the Kid Traveling Shindig that will be filled with rides, climbing wall, pony rides and petting zoo. Other activities will include face-painting, clowns, temporary tattoos, sand art and games.

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A special area will again 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 again 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. A beer and wine garden will be open to visitors over 21. Many VIPs, including elected officials, consulates, county Freeholders, sports and radio personalities and more will be present. Non-profit groups and organizations as well as performers are encouraged to participate.

Parking will be free and available in the NJ Transit commuter lot accessible from Church Street. Main Street will otherwise be closed to traffic from John to Hamilton streets and the festival area is easily accessible by NJ Transit, with a Bound Brook stop on the Raritan Valley line.

For more information on the event including becoming an exhibitor or performer, contact Cissy Gialanella at 1-201-998-6311 or jcm9697@aol.com.


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