The Monmouth County Fair takes place July 24th -28th. Here are the details about this year's event:

This is the 45th annual Monmouth County Fair presented by the Monmouth County Park System in cooperation with the County 4-H Association.

Festivities begin Wednesday, July 24, through Sunday, July 28th.

There will be an array of amusement rides, carnival games, homegrown entertainment, locally grown produce, fair food, contests and more at the East Freehold Showgrounds, 1500 Kozloski Road in Freehold.

The Fair is open from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Hours for Saturday are from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Hours for Sunday are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Admission is $8 per person. Children who are 12 and under are provided free admission. Additionally, free admission is offered to seniors who are 65 and over as well as active military with identification on Sunday, July 28.

In addition to the Home and Garden Competition, petting farm and 4-H animal shows and exhibits, county employees will be on hand distributing information about services, giving demonstrations, and answering questions at a tent just inside the Fair’s front entrance.

The Monmouth County Government tent is dedicated to resources from various County departments including Tourism, County Clerk, Surrogate, Human Resources, Health, Mosquito, Human Services, Transportation, Workforce Development, Library System, Brookdale Community College and Fire Marshal.

For more information on the Monmouth County Fair, go to www.visitmonmouth.com and click the ‘Monmouth County Park System’ button or call 732-842-4000.

This is an excellent family event that you won't want to miss. There is just so much fun to be had! Hope to see you there :)