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Green Summerfest, Aug. 13 & 14 at Vasa Park

On August 13 and 14, Budd Lake’s beautiful Vasa Park will be home to the Green Summerfest, a two-day “open air” festival geared to families that features eco-friendly companies and green products, services, and networks as well as artisans displaying and selling crafts. It will also feature music by many of New Jersey’s best local bands and performers and food vendors offering traditional fare as well as vegetarian delights, fresh organic fruits and vegetables, and a beer and wine garden. The festival hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Mt. Olive Recreation Department.

Local musicians include singer-songwriter Kathy Moser, the Quimby Mountain Band, Emily Barns, the Loretta Hagen band, Stone Flower, E’lissa Jones, Chuck Lambert and Weathered Sol. Events for kids include rides, performances by Starfish and Baze & His Silly Friends, a Saturday morning show by the Grand Falloons, teaching children ways to fight litter, and the Kids Zone featuring kiddie rides, bounces, face painting, temporary tattoos, and arts & crafts.

Howling Wolf Farms will have on hand its domestic-bred wolves, wolf-dog hybrids and northern breeds. Have your picture taken with two of its wolves featured in the Disney movie “Sorcerer’s Apprentice.”

Green Sky Industries, a Summerfest sponsor, will be offering free document shredding for four hours each day (hours to be announced). Admission is free; parking is $5 per car.

For more information, call 201-998-6311, email [email protected] or visit

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