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Friday, June 17th, 2016 by Thomas Weinert
Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes and the Mercer County Park Commission proudly announce the 11th annual Mercer County Freedom Festival will be increasing to a three-day event and will be held in conjunction with popular radio station 94.5 WPST on Friday, June 26 through Sunday, June 28.
"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 Executive Hughes. "Mercer County Park is more popular than ever and I invite everyone to come to this free family event."
Freedom Festival will take place at the Mercer County Park Festival Grounds in West Windsor and it is one of the earliest "Fourth of July" celebrations in the area. The festivities will begin Friday, June 26, with Country Night, from 5 to 11 p.m., featuring Madeline Smith. Saturday, June 27, will be Top 40 Night, from 3 to 11 p.m., featuring Kristen & The Noise and Burnt, with fireworks following the concert at dusk. The Jersey Five, a Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons tribute band, and the New Jersey Capital Philharmonic Orchestra will close out the three-day celebration on Sunday, June 28, from noon to 10 p.m.
"The Mercer County Freedom Festival is a great event for people of all ages to attend," said Mercer County Park Commission Executive Director Kevin B. Bannon. "Being able to increase the festivities to three days with the addition of our performing arts stage only heightens the experience of our annual Independence Day celebration."
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.