State and County Fairs in New Jersey

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There’s nothing like going to the fair! The mouthwatering smells of grilling hot dogs, fresh popcorn and sugar-dusted funnel cake clamor for your attention, as the joyous sounds of carnival rides, live music and children laughing fill the air. Expect a diverse array of entertainment, from tractor pulls and monster truck shows to live concerts and cultural demonstrations. Or, take a glimpse into life on the farm, as many county fairs offer livestock shows, quilting competitions, pie-baking contest and other homesteading activities.

Start planning now with this list of your local county and state fairs.

State Fairs

June 22-July 9, 2017: State Fair Meadowlands, East Rutherford
August 4-13, 2017: New Jersey State Fair & Sussex County Farm & Horse Show, Augusta

County Fairs

July
July 12-16, 2017: Ocean County Fair, Berkeley Township
July 18-22, 2017: Burlington County Farm Fair, Columbus
July 19-23, 2017: Morris County 4-H Fair, Chester
July 20-22, 2017: Cape May County 4-H Fair, Cape May
July 26-30, 2017: Monmouth County Fair, Freehold
July 27-30, 2017: Gloucester County 4-H Fair, Mullica Hill
July 29-30, 2017: Mercer County 4-H Fair, Lambertville
July 29-August 5, 2017: Warren County Farmers Fair & Balloon Fest, Phillipsburg

August
August 7-13, 2017: Middlesex County Fair, East Brunswick
August 8-11, 2017: Salem County Fair, Woodstown
August 9-11, 2017: Somerset County 4-H Fair, Bridgewater
August 10-12, 2017: Atlantic County 4-H Fair, Egg Harbor
August 23-27, 2017: Hunterdon County 4-H & Agricultural Fair, Ringoes

September
September 23, 2017: Camden County 4-H Fair, Blackwood
September 30, 2017: Essex & Hudson Counties 4-H Fall Fair, Roseland