mcps fair home gardenPHOTO: Home and Garden Competitor


FREEHOLD, NJ – Calling all bakers, gardeners and crafters! It’s time to start planning your entries into the 2017 Monmouth County Fair Home & Garden Competition. Staff will accept entries of art, photos, crafts, canning, needlework and honey on Sunday, July 23 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and on Monday, July 24 from 8-11 a.m.

Entries from Senior Centers and Adult Day Programs will be accepted on Monday, July 24 and Tuesday, July 25 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Flower and vegetable entries should be delivered to the Fairgrounds on Friday, July 28 from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Baked goods should be delivered to the Fairgrounds on Saturday, July 29 from 8-11 a.m.

After judging, the entries in the Home & Garden Competition can be seen at the 43rd annual Monmouth County Fair. For more information about the Home & Garden Competition or to download a brochure, visit or call 732-842-4000. For persons with hearing impairment, the TTY/TDD number is 711.

The Fair runs Wednesday-Sunday, July 26-30. The Fair gate is open 5-11 p.m. on Wednesday-Friday, July 26-28; 3-11 p.m. on Saturday, July 29; and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. on Sunday, July 30 at East Freehold Showgrounds, Kozloski Road, Freehold Township. Admission is $8 per person. Children 12 and under are free.

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.