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Highlands Festival at Waterloo Returns

The New Jersey Highlands Coalition announces tickets are now on sale for the third annual Highlands Festival at Waterloo to be held September 19–20, at Waterloo Village and Concert Field in Byram and Allamuchy.  A celebration of all things local, the festival promotes music, food, art, history, and the cultural and natural resources of this beautiful region of the Garden State.

“We continue to grow in size and scope as we host our third annual Highlands Festival at Waterloo,” said Julia Somers, executive director of the coalition. “This festival aims to raise awareness in a fun and interactive way about how important our natural resources are and in particular, to showcase that our precious water source here in the Highlands benefits much of the region.”

The New Jersey Highlands Coalition hosts the Highlands Festival to raise awareness about the natural resources of the Highlands region, to promote the missions of the NJ Highlands Coalition’s 80+ nonprofit member organizations, and to fund the Small Grants Program which supports local grassroots organizations.  This rain-or-shine event is open to people of all ages and features a range of activities, including musical performances, a children’s corner, a local food court, beer garden, crafts and fair trade marketplace, historical tours, animal demonstrations, various workshops, kayaking, and guided nature hikes. A full schedule of events will be released soon. New also this year is the ability to camp at Waterloo during the festival. Festival goers who wish to camp are highly encouraged to reserve in advance online, due to the limited amount of spaces available.

For more information on the NJ Highlands Coalition or to become a member, please visit

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