EARTH Center

The Rutgers Cooperative Extension Garden and Music Festival is Aug. 24 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Rutgers Cooperative Extension’s Garden and Musical Festival takes place Saturday in South Brunswick, which includes garden tours, family-friendly activities, displays, and live music.

A highlight of the event will be the “Greatest of the Garden” competition. Participants can bring what they believe is their best home-grown produce for a chance to win in one of six categories, including biggest tomato, cucumber, squash, or watermelon, longest gourd or vegetables likeness to a celebrity or historical figure.

“Through the education displays, the beautiful scenery and the spirit of collaboration, this event illustrates that caring for the environment is a fun and enjoyable experience,” said Middlesex County Freeholder Director Ronald Rios.

Through the event, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Cooperative Extension’s Agriculture Office and Rutgers Master Gardeners will provide advice about horticulture and environmental stewardship. Attendees can also tour gardens and projects.

Food trucks and ice cream vendors will be on site.

The event takes place Aug. 24 at the EARTH Center in Davidson’s Mill Pond Park, 42 Riva Ave., South Brunswick.

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Christopher Lang is a freelance correspondent for MonroeNow. Previously he was part of The Record-USA Today Network and served as an editor for a decade at NJMG.