One of the great Monmouth County traditions, the Monmouth County Fair opens tonight at East Freehold Showgrounds on Kosloski Rd. in Freehold.

There's no truer sign of summer in Monmouth County than the sound of rides, shows and fun that the Monmouth County Fair brings. The fair kicks off at 5:00 this afternoon and runs through this Sunday. Fair hours are 5pm to 11pm today through Saturday and 11am to 6pm on Sunday.

The fair is presented by the Monmouth County Park System in cooperation with the Monmouth County 4-H Association, and will include racing pigs and paragon jousting and much more.

Summer in Monmouth County just wouldn't be complete without a visit to the Monmouth County Fair. The Point's Laurie Cataldo and the Point crew will be there live Saturday from 5 to 7pm.For all the info, visit the Monmouth County Fair website.