Monmouth County Fair


There will be something for everybody to enjoy at the 41st annual Monmouth County Fair, which will take place July 22-24 from 5-11 p.m., July 25 from 3-11 p.m. and July 26 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the East Freehold Showgrounds, 1500 Kozloski Road, Freehold Township.

New rides will be provided this year by Reithoffer Shows and will include Avalanche, Wild Claw, Tornado and Zero Gravity. Classic rides, such as the Gentle Giant Ferris Wheel, Grand Carousel and Fun Slide will also be featured. A separate area for young children will offer the Circus Train, Hot Wheelz, Jumping Jumbos and Snowball Express.

Entertainment will take center stage at the fair with different performers each night. The Amish Outlaws will play their eclectic style of music at 8:15 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. July 22.

The 11-piece Motor City Revue will cover Motown hits at 8:15 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. July 23. Dr. Cheeko will perform party island music at 8:15 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. July 24.

The six-piece country band After the Reign will play at 8:15 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. July 25. NYC Dueling Pianos, a part rock show and part comedy show, will take the stage at noon and 1:45 p.m. July 26.

Other highlights will be a fireworks display on July 22 at 9:15 p.m.; a home and garden competition; a produce stand from the FFA; and 4-H displays and performances.

Fair admission is $8. Children 12 and under are admitted free. The fair is organized and presented by the Monmouth County Park System in cooperation with the Monmouth County 4-H Association.