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2012 Freedom Festival at Mercer County Park ushers in Independence Day celebrations
MEDIA CONTACT: Julie Willmot
WEST WINDSOR, N.J. - Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes and the Mercer County Park Commission proudly announce the eighth annual Mercer County Freedom Festival will be held in conjunction with popular radio station 94.5 WPST on Saturday, June 30.
Thanks to a generous private donation, collaboration with WPST, and corporate sponsorships, the festival is free of charge and will be held at no cost to taxpayers.
Freedom Festival will be at Mercer County Park in West Windsor from 3 to 11 p.m. and it is one of the earliest “Fourth of July” celebrations in the area.
“The Freedom Festival gets better each year, with help from our lead sponsor, WPST, and we are so pleased that it has become an annual attraction,” said Hughes. “Mercer County Park is more popular than ever and I invite everyone to come to this free family event.”
The event features great food, beer and wine gardens, craft vendors, live music, tethered hot-air balloon rides, games, water rides, mechanical bull, a children’s area with inflatable rides, and much more. This festival will culminate in a fireworks display at nightfall.
Mercer County also is grateful for the generosity of its many community partners that make Freedom Festival possible, including the Mercer County Sports & Entertainment Commission, PSE&G, Mercer Oaks Catering, CME Associates, Engineering and Land Planning Associates Inc., Stouts Transportation Services, Clean Communities of NJ, EMT Associates, CGI Racing and Marturano Recreation.
This year’s Freedom Festival will also feature a super 50/50 raffle as well as a drawing for a free catered party at Mercer Oaks.
The concert lineup starts at 3 p.m. with the Little Mac & the People’s Champ, Liquid A at 5:30 p.m. followed by The Amish Outlaws at 7:30 p.m., and Incognito immediately after the fireworks.
For more information, please visit http://nj.gov/counties/mercer/commissions/park/ or www.wpst.com/freedomfestival.