One of the summer’s biggest and most attended events, the Monmouth County Fair, returned in its colorful, exciting glory this July 27 to 31. The explosion of summer family fun filled every corner of the Kozloski Road fairgrounds, attracting huge crowds of fans each day.
The fair opened Wednesday night, announcing its arrival with a spectacular opening night fireworks display. The fair offered something for everyone. There were crafts, food and exciting shows like the Bwana Jim Wildlife Show; Hilby, The Skinny German Juggling Boy; Hell on Wheels BMX Stunt Show and Amazing Feats of Comedy Show with Michael Rossman; Ready GO Dog Show; Tara Jones Pieceful Solutions Riding & Training; and of course, the nail-biting fun of Robinson’s Racing Pigs. There was also music on the stages each night.
The Monmouth County Fair is organized and presented by the Monmouth County Park System in cooperation with the Monmouth County 4-H Association.
The 4-H bought out all their finest, from their award-winning chickens, bunnies and livestock to their reptile collection and a hands-on petting zoo. The friendly group also offered lots of information about the many other programs available through 4-H.
Additional fun could be found at the Fair’s Home & Garden Competition tent where the award-winning works of the amazing talented folks were displayed. Categories included crafts, needlework, art, photography, vegetables and flowers. There were also daily demonstrations from the Central Jersey Beekeepers Association, Deep Cut Gardens staff, and Thompson Park Creative Arts Center staff.
The fearless got their thrills on an endless variety of kids and adult rides provided by Campy’s Blue Star Amusement. And of course, there were plenty of sinful snacks from cotton candy, to funnel cakes, to fried Oreos.
To see more pictures of the fair and learn more about the many programs brought to you by the Monmouth County Park System, visit MonmouthCountyParks.com.