I have some super fun news! After missing it last year due to COVID, The Monmouth County Fair is back and better than ever! My family can't wait to see you at the East Freehold Showgrounds. Get ready to make up for lost time by eating, enjoying live music, riding rides, playing games, enjoying fireworks and just having fun with your neighbors once again. Here's everything you need to know about this slice of Americana!

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The Monmouth County Park System does a great job with this fair...in case you have questions about the who, what, when, where and why we've got you covered. Everything you need to know is right here:

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The fair kicks off on July 21st and runs until the 25th. You'll get to enjoy wildlife shows, an appearance from Crunchy the Dinosaur, a BMX stunt show, and racing pigs (please tell me one is named Hammy Davis Junior, I'll even take a Jon Hamm or Hammy Faye Baker).
Here are the admission prices:
$8.00 per person (17 and under FREE)
$5.00 per person - VIPLY pass advance purchase
Sunday – Seniors 65 and older and Active Military with ID FREE
Ride wristbands will be available for the following nights:
Wednesday, Thursday & Sunday - $25
Friday & Saturday - $30
Parking is free! Love that.
Here are the fair's hours (they vary day to day)
Wednesday, July 21 from 4-11 p.m.
Opening Ceremony at 4 p.m.
$25 Ride Wristbands
4-H Model Horse Demonstration from 7-8 p.m.
The Big House Band from 8-8:45 p.m. & 9:30-10:15 p.m. on the Main Stage
Jugtown Mountain Band from 8-10 p.m. in the Living History Tent
Fireworks at 9:15 p.m.
Thursday, July 22 from 4-11 p.m.
$25 Ride Wristbands
Deep Cut Bonsai Society from 6-10 p.m. in the Home & Garden Tent
Victorian Games (ongoing) in the Living History Tent
Shore Thing from 8-8:45 p.m. & 9:15-10 p.m. on the Main Stage
Friday, July 23 from 4-11 p.m.
$30 Ride Wristbands
Flowers Woodcutting Demonstration (ongoing) in the Living History Tent
Gardeners’ Day in the Home & Garden Tent
Table Loom Demonstration presented by the Shore Fiber Arts Guild from 6–10 p.m. in the Home & Garden Tent
After the Reign from 8:30-9:15 p.m. & 9:30 – 10:15 p.m. on the Main Stage
Saturday , July 24 from 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
$30 Ride Wristbands
Farm Stand Selling Jersey Fresh Produce in the Agriculture Tent
horse show4-H Horsemanship Demonstration from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Yosi & The Superdads from 4:15-5 p.m. on the Main Stage
Wahoo Medicine Show and Phydeaux’s Flying Flea Circus from 4-8 p.m. in the Living History Tent
Remember Jones and The Motor City Revue from 8:30-10 p.m. on the Main Stage
Sunday, July 25 from 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
$25 Ride Wristbands
clown 4-H Horsemanship Demonstration from 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
The Last Whippoorwill from 12-12:45 p.m. & 2-2:45 p.m. on the Main Stage
Chorus of the Atlantic from 1-3 p.m. in the Living History Tent
Clown Parade at 4 p.m.
Yosi & The Superdads from 4:15-5 p.m. on the Main Stage
Fun Stuff To Look Forward To:
Hell on Wheels BMX Stunt Show
Bwana Jim Wildlife Show
Robinson’s Racing Pigsracing pigs
Ready GO Dog Show
The Motorcycle Madness Thrill Show
Hilby, The Skinny German Juggle Boy
Jeff Wilson Horsemanship
Tara Jones Pieceful Solutions Riding & Training
Robocars “Big Red” the Mack Firetruck
Crunchy the Dinosaur (Saturday & Sunday)
Balloon Twisters
4-H Live Animal Exhibits
Admission
$8.00 per person (17 and under FREE)
$5.00 per person - VIPLY pass advance purchase
Sunday – Seniors 65 and older and Active Military with ID FREE
FREE PARKING
Enjoy...you deserve a little fun! Going to a good county fair really takes me back to my childhood. Keep reading to see some retro toys you forgot we grew up with!

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