Now that the vendor deadline for the Parsippany-Troy Hills Fall Festival has passed, the community is looking forward to the event on Sunday, Sept. 22. There will be entertainment, rides, and other attractions.
“Proceeds of this day will be donated to worthy non-profit groups in the town,” said the township.
The event will run from noon – 5 pm. at North Beverwyck Road, Lake Hiawatha. There will be shuttle buses run from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Parsippany High School, Route 46 and S. Beverwyck Road Commuter Lot.
However, the festival's journey wasn't such a smooth one.
After an 8-year run, the Parsippany Fall Festival was cut in 2010 because of fiscal constraints. However, thanks to a visit from then 10-year-old Jamie Yenzer to Parsippany Mayor James Barberio in 2011, the festival was restored through some collaboration and community support.
Booths will raise money for charitable organizations, said Yenzer. After meeting with the mayor, Yenzer began writing letters to potential corporate sponsors.
“This year in the budget we were fortunate enough to see an increase in revenue by 5 percent,” said Barberio. “We calculated in the street fair and it worked out with no tax increase."