Autumn Lights Festival set for Sept. 27-29

WEST MILFORD. The annual event will be moved to the Wallisch Homestead.

| 04 Mar 2024 | 04:12

The 28th annual Autumn Lights Festival will expand from one to three days this year.

It will be held Sept. 27-29 at the Wallisch Homestead, 65 Lincoln Ave.

While the schedule is being developed, the hours tentatively are set for 5 to 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27; 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28 and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29.

Last fall, an estimated 25,000 people attended the event set up along Union Valley Road.

The festival is expected to feature a full-sized carnival for the first time in 30 years.

Also planned are fireworks, live music, children’s performances, food trucks, more than 300 craft vendors, and a massive Biergarten & Food Court open into the evening each day.

The Hands In 4 Youth nonprofit organization expects to offer a “Camp for a Day” experience.

West Milford residents may receive special discounts on carnival wristbands.

Applications for vendors, partners, sponsors and advertisers will be available starting March 11. Early bird pricing will end May 11.

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