AUGUSTA, NJ – Skylands Stadium was packed on the sunny and comfortable Sunday, September 7, for the Star 99.1 Fall Family Festival and concert event.
The day kicked off with a vibrant Family Festival with inflatable bouncy rides, vendors, crafts for the children, face painting, and a variety of food items. The Family Festival took place from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. with the concert doors opening at 5 p.m. and the show kicking off at 6.
The featured artists were Matthew West, Josh Wilson, and All Things New. West won last year’s American Music Award for Best Inspirational Winner, and has been an eight-time GMA Dove Award nominee. Wilson is known for his hits, “Savior, Please,” and “Before the Morning.” All Things New touts itself as holding a Christian Contemporary-Americana-Folk-Southern style, and their album “All Things New” climbed to number 14 last year on the Top Christian Artists chart.
Star 99.1, a station based in Zarephath, NJ, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit Christian Station, and has received numerous accolades including the Christian Music Broadcasters Association Station of the Year. Yesterday, the station had several booths set up, including a special booth where attendees could visit for prayer.
There were giveaways at many of the booths, including an upcoming chance to win a tennis bracelet with Cailey Jewelers, and handcrafted guitar from Eastman Guitars. Many vendors also had items for sale, such as the booth for Hot Sauce 4 Good, which sells its Jersey made hot sauces to support charities.
Many of the attendees at the packed Family Festival stayed on for the rest of the evening and the concert.
Local sponsors of the event included: Franklin Sussex Auto Mall, Lynnes, Spartan Wholesale Flooring, and Krave Café & Caterers.
The Skylands Stadium has become a destination where events can be hosted, and there are a bevy of upcoming activities. The tournament of Bands – Kick Off Classic is scheduled for September 20, October 11 through 13 the Outdoor Recreation Show & End of Season Blowout is a weekend event, and Forever Friends Motorcycle Awareness Benefit Run on October 18.
Click here for the Skylands Stadium website for more information about upcoming events.
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