Monmouth County Fair Returns For Family Fun

Fireworks erupt over a previous year’s county fair. (Photo courtesy Monmouth County)

  FREEHOLD – Enjoy a day of family fun with live entertainment, food and more as the Monmouth County Fair returns from July 27 through 31.

  This year’s event will feature live entertainment, 4-H shows and exhibits, the Monmouth County Park System’s exhibit “Trails, Trees and Tents of Turkey Swamp Park,” opening night fireworks and more.

  The Monmouth County Fair is held at East Freehold Showgrounds, Kozloski Road in Freehold. Fair hours are:

  • 4 to 11 p.m. on July 27 through 29
  • 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on July 30
  • 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on July 31

  Admission is $8 per person. Children 17 and under are free. On Sunday, seniors 65 and older and active military with an ID card get in free.

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  Experience amazing live performances from acts such as the Hell on Wheels BMX Stunt Show; Ready Go Dog Show; the Bwana Jim Wildlife Show; Hilby, The Skinny German Juggle Boy; Robinson’s Racing Pigs; the Raptor Project Birds of Prey; and more.

  On the main stage, live entertainment will be playing all night long. Enjoy a new performance each day of the fair:

  • July 27- The Haven
  • July 28 – The Chuck Lambert Band
  • July 29 – Yasgur’s Farm
  • July 30 – Waiting On Mongo
  • July 31 – Dark City Strings; and School of Rock Red Bank – House Band

  Looking for some thrills? It’s a must for fair-goers to check out all of the rides that will be available. Ride wristbands and re-loadable ticket cards will be available daily (rides are weather permitting). In addition, there will be plenty of games to try and win a prize.

  Calling all bakers, gardeners and crafters! The Home and Garden Competition returns and it’s time to show off your skills. This year’s categories include: crafts, needlework, art, photography, vegetables and flowers.

  Additionally, Historic Longstreet Farm is hosting an Outhouse Model Competition (dollhouse sized). Details for individual categories and the Outhouse Model Competition are available in the Home and Garden brochure, available online at MonmouthCountyFair.com Entries will remain on display in the Home and Garden tent once judging is finished.

  The fair is presented by the Monmouth County Board of County Commissioners in cooperation with the Monmouth County Park System and the Monmouth County 4-H Association.

  For the most current information about the fair, visit MonmouthCountyFair.com or call 732-842-4000.