The New Jersey State Fair 2014 festival will be such an amazing event Governor Chris Christie would even run to it. NJ will wait for you, big guy!
Official name of festival or event:The New Jersey State Fair
Date: August 1st to the 10th, 2014
Location: 37 Plains Road, Augusta, NJ
Events or activities to expect: livestock & horse shows, family entertainment, demo derbies, food, carnival, crafts, children’s activitiesType of festival: FairDescription of festival: Can be as long and detailed as you prefer, and in fact, the longer the better listed and organized you will be on our site.
Expected attendance 100,000
Contact number for information www.njstatefair.org; 973-948-5500The New Jersey State Fair is the largest agricultural fair in the state. It has livestock and horse shows daily. There are special activities and entertainment for families. Exhibits of vegetables, flowers, art, photography and gardens are spread throughout the grounds. There is an agricultural museum full of antique farm equipment and engines, plus a milking parlor, carnival, fair food galore and a craft tent.
NJ festival event dates: August 1st to the 10th
LocationNew Jersey State Fair 2014 37 Plains Road Augusta, New Jersey 07822
Expected Attendance: over 400k
Events for the State fair of NJ
Model Horse Show
Melody Farm Follies
Singing vegetables Sponsored by PSE&G
Beef Obstacle Course
Pay One Price
$22 + Admission
MILLER LITE OUTDOOR ENTERTAINMENT AREA
Monster Truck Rides
$7 per rider
Wine Competition Winners Announced
RONETCO SHOPRITE FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT AREA
Artistry in Wood – Chainsaw Artist
Sponsored by Wells Fargo Home Mortgage of Succasunna Show Times Posted
Bounce & OooLaLa
Juggling! Acrobatics and More! Sponsored by PNC Bank Show Times Posted
Elephant, Pony & Camel Rides
For an extra charge kids can ride on an elephant, pony or camel! Show Times
K-9s in Flight
Show Times Posted
Robinson’s Paddling Porkers
Racing Porkers swim for cookies! Sponsored by Sussex Bank Show Times Posted
Coconut Climbing Trees
For an extra charge kids can climb these coconut trees! Show Times Posted
Commerford Petting Zoo
A Petting Zoo! Show Times Posted
Oscar the Robot
Sponsored by EarthCare Show Times Posted
Meet Clover the 4-H Rover
The New Jersey State Fair is a non-profit agricultural fair held every August at the Sussex County Fairgrounds in Augusta, New Jersey. The fair has been held in conjunction with the Sussex County Farm and Horse Showsince 1999 and draws 220,000 residents annually. The Augusta-based event was commonly referred to as the Sussex County Fair by locals. This fair is not affiliated with nor is to be confused with State Fair Meadowlands, which is a carnival held every June at the Meadowlands Sports Complex in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
The New Jersey State Fair/Sussex County Farm and Horse Show is an annual event held during the first week of every August at the Sussex County Fairgrounds. A traditional agricultural fair, it offers livestock competitions, food tasting competitions, 4-H competitions and exhibitions, crafts, and AHSA-sanctioned horse competitions, including the Sussex County Grand Prix and the Lou Dobbs Show, Show Jumping Hall of Fame Amateur-Owner Classic. Other fair favorites include an annual fiddlers contest, a Queen of the Fair competition, demolition derby, oxen and tractor pulls, carnival rides, and exhibits from local organizations. Fair proceeds are donated to local charities, which is a tradition dating to 1933.
The fair’s roots extend back to 1923 when a Sussex County riding club held a horse show for the children of its members. The horse show thereafter expanded, and was held annually in Branchville, New Jersey, from 1933 to 1975, and then from 1976 to the present at its current location in Augusta, New Jersey. The fair was initially called the Sussex County Horse Show from 1936 to 1940, and then as the Sussex County Farm and Horse Show from 1940 to 1999. In 1999, the Sussex County Farm and Horse Show purchased the rights to the New Jersey State Fair name, which previously operated at Garden State Park in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, and was officially renamed the New Jersey State Fair/Sussex County Farm and Horse Show.