FREEHOLD, NJ - The Monmouth County Fair Committee announced the dates of the 36th Annual Monmouth County Fair. The dates and times are:

  • Wednesday, July 21 – 5 to 11pm
  • Thursday, July 22 – 5 to 11pm
  • Friday, July 23 – 5 to 11pm
  • Saturday, July 24 – 11am to 11pm
  • Sunday, July 25 –  11am to 6pm

The Fair’s 36th year will be filled with fun and excitement for people of all ages.  Rick Royle, the 2010 Fair Chair, said that the Fair schedule would include “fireworks, a pie-eating contest, a lumberjack show, and 4-H events.” During the opening night of the Monmouth County Fair, the Monmouth County Park System will continue its yearlong celebration of its 50th anniversary with fireworks (weather-permitting) and a cake decorating demonstration in the Home and Garden Tent.

Always thrilling, each day has a theme – Motor Sports Night on Wednesday, Circus Nights on Thursday and Friday, Children’s Day on Saturday, and Seniors’ Day on Sunday. Rounding out the five-day schedule will be stage entertainment, home & garden competitions and exhibitions, children’s games, horse shows, pig races, an antique auto and classic car show and much more.  There will be three sessions of pay-one-price amusement rides with Rides Wristbands ($18.00 each session) available on Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday.

The Monmouth County Fair will be held at the East Freehold Park Showgrounds on Kozloski Road between Routes 33 and 537 in Freehold Township.  General admission is $7.00 per person. Children 12 and under are admitted free at all times. On Sunday, Senior Day, people 65 and over are admitted free.

For the most current 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 is celebrating its golden anniversary of keeping the county green and livable, since the Board of Chosen Freeholders created the first county park in 1960. Today, the Park System has grown to over 30 sites totaling more than 14,500 acres and offers approximately 4,000 recreation programs and activities, making it the perfect place to come outside and play.