Fireworks Highlight Edison Fall Family Spectacular

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EDISON – The township’s most popular event, the 2011 Fall Family Spectacular, is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 10 from 10:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Well-known recording artists will offer music to suit a variety of tastes; there will be a classic car and motorcycle show as well as strolling performers, a petting zoo, pony rides, face painting, games of chance, dance groups, athletic contests, and much more. The carnival rides, professional wrestling and fireworks grand finale will be the main focus for the event. New this year, the BMX Thrill Show “Hell On Wheels” will have three performances during the event.

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Opening ceremonies will kick off the festival at 10:30 a.m. Former Edison resident and Broadway actor and singer Sy Adamowski will be joined by Edison Mayor Antonia Ricigliano and one of the high school marching bands as well as invited guests.

Starting at 11 a.m., celebrants will be entertained by a variety of groups, acts and special attractions, tempted to an array of foods from around the world; and treated to an assortment of craft vendors and exhibitors that aim to please and interest everyone.

The two main stages at the daylong festival will begin with a trio of Edison based entertainers. The band Audio Insight will rock the stage at 11 a.m., followed by Farrington Sound at 12:15 p.m. and Ken Darcy at 1:30 p.m.

Ron Gartner will bring you to your feet with memories of American Bandstand, Motown, and the Rat Pack, in his fantastic Vegas-style show at 2:45 p.m.

The “Out Of The Box Band” hits the stage at 4:15 p.m. This original Jersey band blends classic rock with modern flare and a pop edge. They just released their first full length album this past July.

Starting the evening portion of the Festival at 5:15 p.m., the Hit Men – all Jersey guys – will relive the past while you have a blast. These former members of The Four Seasons and Tommy James and the Shondells will have you singing and dancing to all those classic rock and roll songs of the 60s and 70s.

Closing out the musical talent at 7:30 p.m. the festival welcomes back a good friend of Edison with a classic Jersey Shore rock sound, New Jersey legend John Eddie. Immediately afterwards, International Fireworks will light up Lake Papaianni with a spectacular aerial display.

For additional information and details, contact the Edison Recreation Department at 1-732-248-7312.


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