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Passaic County BBQ Festival Set for September 25th

Passaic County BBQ Festival Set for September 25th

(CLIFTON, NJ) -- On Saturday, September 25th, the County of Passaic, Friends of Passaic County Parks, Inc, and MegaBite Events are hosting a BBQ-themed Food Truck Festival from 11:00am to 7:00pm at Weasel Brook Park in Clifton, New Jersey.

"MegaBite Events is looking forward to bringing outdoor family friendly fun back to Passaic County this Fall," said Howard Rosenblatt, founder of MegaBite Events. "We are dedicated to providing a safe environment for all to listen to live music alongside the enchanting smell of BBQ."

This event will feature approximately 20 food trucks and vendors to tantalize a variety of taste buds. The delectable offerings can be washed down with Ghost Hawk beer, Passaic County’s first microbrewery, wine, hard seltzers and soft drinks. Entertainment at the Food Truck Festival will include hatchet toss, boardwalk games, and face painting for the kids as well as a vintage base ball game played by the rules of 1864. Live music will be on hand in the form of Wolf Gang Jack, Grand Theft Audio, and the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra.

"This is a tremendous opportunity for families and BBQ lovers to explore Weasel Brook Park while enjoying an array of food options," said John Bartlett, the Passaic County Commissioner who as been a member of the Friends of Passaic County Parks, Inc. since its founding in 2010. "It’s just one of many programs that can be enjoyed in Passaic County’s parks during the course of a year."

Admission for this event is $6.00 for adults and $3.00 for children ages 4-13 in advance. Day of event prices are $8.00 for adults and $5.00 for children ages 4-13. Children under four years-old are free. Click here for tickets.

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"Spending the day with friends, family, and BBQ is exactly what our parks are for," said Alice Szepietowski, Chair of the Friends of Passaic County Parks, Inc. "We are grateful that the County of Passaic has supported, not only this BBQ festival, but all of our programs and park improvement projects throughout the County."

Designed by the Olmstead Brothers firm, Weasel Brook Park is a 19-acre park featuring a picturesque brook, ADA accessible bathrooms, playground equipment, a spray park, basketball courts, and a fitness circuit. The park is also home to the Vanderhoef-Westervelt House, which was constructed circa 1720. 

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originally published: 09/14/2021

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