Jul 14, 2017

Monmouth County Fair Offers Family Fun

Looking for some fun and excitement? Head to the Monmouth County Fair! Held WednesdaySunday, July 26-30, at East Freehold Showgrounds, Kozloski Road, Freehold, this event features rides, opening night fireworks, live musical entertainment, Home and Garden Competitions, 4-H shows and exhibits, and much more. Highlights of this year’s event include World of Wonders & Escape Explosions, Hell on Wheels, Mutts Gone Nuts, Robot Ranger “Royale,” and Hilby the Skinny German Juggling Boy.

There will be plenty of returning favorites, including Bwana Jim’s Wildlife Show and Robinson’s Racing Pigs. See Bwana Jim and his unique collection of snakes, ‘gators, and exotic creatures during this educational and high-spirited show. Then be sure to catch the racing pigs as they compete for a cookie amid cheers and squeals from the crowd.  Both Bwana Jim’s Wildlife Show and Robinson’s Racing Pigs will be at the fair all five nights.

Once again, the fair rides are provided by Reithoffer Shows and will feature a separate Kids Zone Ride Area that’s perfect for younger children. Families and little ones will enjoy the Hero Zone, Speedway, Circus Train, and more.  Those looking for excitement should check out the Air Race, Wild Claw, and Zero Gravity.

Be sure to get your fill of rides by taking advantage of ride wristbands. Now available daily, these wristbands allow fairgoers to enjoy unlimited rides on any one day. Ride wristbands can be purchased online at Reithoffer Shows’ website, http://reithoffershows.com/buy-mega-pass,  for $25 each. Online sales end July 25.  Wristbands will also be available for purchase at the fair for $25 on WednesdayThursday, and Sunday and $30 on Friday and Saturday. Single ride tickets will also be available daily. Please note that rides are weather permitting.

The fair gate is open 5-11 p.m. on WednesdayFriday, July 26-283-11 p.m. on Saturday, July 29; and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. on Sunday, July 30.  Admission is $8 per person. Children age 12 and under are free.

Be sure to follow the Monmouth County Park System on social media. Upcoming fair contests will be announced on its Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages, offering an opportunity to win admission tickets and more. For more information about the fair, visit www.MonmouthCountyFair.com or call 732-842-4000.

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.