FREEHOLD – It’s back! The Monmouth County Fair is returning this year and will be held at East Freehold Showgrounds, Kozloski Road, Freehold, Wednesday-Sunday, July 21-25. Hours are 4-11 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, July 21-23; 11 a.m.-11 p.m. on Saturday, July 24; and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. on Sunday, July 25.
Once again, fairgoers will enjoy entertainment, 4-H animal exhibits, opening night fireworks, and more. Highlights include acts such Hell on Wheels BMX Stunt Show; Ready GO Dog Show; The Motorcycle Madness Thrill Show; Bwana Jim Wildlife Show; Hilby, The Skinny German Juggle Boy; Robinson’s Racing Pigs; Jeff Wilson Horsemanship; Tara Jones Pieceful Solutions Riding & Training and more.
The Fair also features live music, rides and games. Main stage entertainment includes performances by The Big House Band on Wednesday night; Shore Thing on Thursday night; After the Reign on Friday night; Remember Jones and The Motor City Revue on Saturday night; and The Last Whippoorwill on Sunday. Children’s favorite Yosi & The Superdads will be performing on the main stage during the day both Saturday and Sunday.
The Fair’s Home & Garden Competition is also returning. Categories include crafts, needlework, art, photography, vegetables and flowers. Brochure and details are available online at www.MonmouthCountyFair.com. After judging, the entries will remain on display in the Home & Garden Tent. The tent will also feature daily demonstrations from the Central Jersey Beekeepers Association, Deep Cut Gardens staff, and Thompson Park Creative Arts Center staff.
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This year’s Fair will once again feature rides provided by Reithoffer Shows and offer a separate Kids Zone Area. Ride wristbands will be available daily and allow fairgoers the chance to enjoy unlimited rides during their visit. Ride wristbands will be available for purchase online at Reithoffer Shows’ ticket website (www.reithoffertickets.saffire.com) for $25 each. Online sales start June 30 (approximately) and end July 20. Wristbands will also be available for purchase at the Fair for $25 on Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday; and $30 on Friday and Saturday. Single ride tickets will also be available daily. Please note that rides are weather permitting.
General admission to the Fair is $8 per adult; children 17 and under are admitted free. On Sunday, seniors 65 and older and active military with card are free. Discounted pre-sale passes will be available through the Viply app starting July 15. For the most current information about the Monmouth County Fair, visit www.MonmouthCountyFair.com 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 County Commissioners, is Monmouth County’s Open Space, Parks and Recreation agency.