UNION COUNTY – The 2011 Union County Fair at Oak Ridge Park in Clark gets underway this afternoon, featuring a full slate of carnival rides and attractions along with free MusicFest concerts each day until Sunday, Sept. 18.
The County Fair and MusicFest are open Wednesday and Thursday from 5-10 p.m., Friday 4– 10 p.m., Saturday: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m., and Sunday from noon – 8 p.m.
Complete MusicFest stage schedules, instructions for entering the Harvest Contest, and show times for the Hell on Wheels BMX stunt riders and other attractions are available at www.ucmusicfest.org.
Oak Ridge Park is located on Oak Ridge Road in Clark. For directions, visit the “General Info” link at www.ucmusicfest.org.
Onsite parking at Oak Ridge Park is available for free on Wednesday and Thursday only. On Friday, Saturday and Sunday there is a fee of $10 per car.
Free offsite parking with a free shuttle is available on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nearby at the Union County Vo-Tech Schools campus, 1776 Raritan Road in Scotch Plains, officials announced.
Local residents are encouraged to walk or bike to the park. A bike rack is located just outside the park entrance. For safety reasons, bikes are not permitted inside the park.
To help reduce traffic congestion on Oak Ridge Road, Rotondo’s Deli and Fine Foods at 1040 Lake Avenue in Clark is available as an alternate pickup site. Oak Ridge Park is short walk from the deli.
For those taking mass transit, free shuttle buses are scheduled to leave from New Jersey Transit’s Rahway train station on Friday from 4 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. The last shuttle back to the train station each night will leave Oak Ridge Park after the final MusicFest act is finished.
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