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.

Don’t miss: The State Fair Meadowlands is celebrating their 30th anniversary, featuring more than 150 rides and attractions, more than 50 food vendors and 17-days of family-fun. On Wednesday, June 29, 2016, take the whole family for Kids Go Free Night, just one of the many budget-friendly deals offered at the fair.

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

State Fairs

June 23-July 10, 2016: State Fair Meadowlands, East Rutherford
August 5-9, 2016: New Jersey State Fair & Sussex County farm & Horse Show, Augusta

County Fairs

June 16-19, 2016: Tri-County Fair, Rockaway

July 5-9, 2016: Cumberland County Fair, Millville
July 13-17, 2016: Ocean County Fair, Berkeley Township
July 19-17, 2016: Burlington County Farm Fair, Springfield Township
July 20-24, 2016: Morris County 4-H Fair, Chester
July 21-23, 2016: Cape May County 4-H Fair, Cape May Court House
July 27-31, 2016: Monmouth County Fair, Freehold
July 28-31, 2016: Gloucester County 4-H Fair, Mullica Hill
July 30-31, 2016: Mercer County 4-H Fair, Lambertville
July 30-August 6: Warren County Farmers Fair & Balloon Fest, Phillipsburg

August 1-7, 2016: Middlesex County Fair, East Brunswick
August 9-12, 2016: Salem County Fair, Woodstown
August 10-12, 2016: Somerset County 4-H Fair, Bridgewater
August 11-13, 2016: Atlantic County 4-H Fair, Egg Harbor
August 18-21, 2016: Passaic County Fair, Woodland Park
August 24-28, 2016: Hunterdon County 4-H & Agriculture Fair, Lambertville

September 24, 2016: Essex & Hudson Counties 4-H Fall Fair, Roseland
September 24-25, 2016: Camden County 4-H Fair, Blackwood

October 8–9, 2016: Bergen County 4-H & Master Gardener Fair