FREEHOLD, NJ – From hip-hop to big band, entertainment at the Monmouth County Fair has a different flavor each night. Hip-hop dance group Illstyle & Peace Productions kicks off the fun when they take the stage on Wednesday, July 27 at 8:30 & 9:20pm. Rooted in hip-hop, the group blends an eclectic mix of dance and performance disciplines including tap, ballet, DJing, beatboxing, and spoken word.

Thursday night, July 28, brings the Klez Dispensers, an American-style klezmer group with jazz and folk tones, at 8:30 & 9:30pm. Music lovers are sure to appreciate the talent of rising country and western singer Sherry Lynn when she graces the stage from 9-10:30pm on Friday, July 29. A New Jersey native, Sherry Lynn is due to release her second recording this summer.

Hold onto your hats when Latin sensation Alô Brasil takes over on Saturday, July 30 at 8:30 & 9:30pm. These twelve musicians, accompanied by stunningly costumed dancers, promises to draw the audience into a “tornado of rhythm and sound.”

Last, but certainly not least, the Silver Starlight Orchestra will perform at 12noon & 1:15pm on Sunday, July 31. Audiences will be dancing to the sounds of this 20-piece big band. Besides these amazing musical acts, be sure to catch some live entertainment new to this year’s Fair like Tommie Turvey – Horse Stunt Rider and Riders of the Thunderdome – Motorcycle Stunt Show, as well as Fair favorites including DLW Timber Works Lumberjack Show, Bwana Jim’s Reptile Show, and Robinson’s Racing Pigs.

The Fair runs Wednesday-Sunday, July 27-31. The Fair gate is open 5 to 11pm on Wednesday, July 27, Thursday, July 28, and Friday, July 29; 11am to 11pm on Saturday, July 30; and 11am to 6pm on Sunday, July 31 at East Freehold Showgrounds, Kozloski Road, Freehold Township. Admission is $7.00 per person; children 12 and under are free.

For the most updated information about the Monmouth County Fair, visit or call (732) 842-4000. For persons with hearing impairment, the TTY/TDD number is 711.


The Monmouth County Fair is organized and presented by the Monmouth County Park System in cooperation with the Monmouth County 4-H Association. The Monmouth County Park System, created in 1960 by the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders, is Monmouth County’s Open Space, Parks and Recreation agency.