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Monmouth County Fair dates announced. Free admission for seniors on July 30

Summer is almost here and brings with it the Monmouth County Fair.

Held at East Freehold Showgrounds, Kozloski Road, Freehold, the Monmouth County Fair runs Wednesday-Sunday, July 26-30. Hours are 4-11 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, July 26-28; 11 a.m.-11 p.m. on Saturday, July 29; and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. on Sunday, July 30.

 Packed with excitement, the Monmouth County Fair features live entertainment, 4-H shows & exhibits, the Park System’s exhibit Huber Woods Dawn to Dusk, opening night fireworks (weather permitting), and more.

Highlights include acts such as Aaron Bonks Fire, Whips & Danger Tricks; Flying Fools High Diving Show; Bwana Jim Wildlife Show; Hilby, The Skinny German Juggle Boy; Mutts Gone Nuts; Robinson’s Racing Pigs; The Raptor Project Birds of Prey; and more.

The Fair also features live music, rides and games. Main stage entertainment includes performances by the Amish Outlaws on Wednesday night; The Nerds on Thursday night; Jessie’s Girl on Friday night; Coast 2 Coast Philly on Saturday night; and Sensational Soul Cruisers on Sunday.

Those looking for thrills should be sure to check out the rides provided by Campy’s Blue Star Amusements. Ride wristbands and reloadable ticket cards will be available daily. (Please note that rides are weather permitting.)

There will also be plenty of games for fairgoers to try to win a prize.

At the heart of the Monmouth County Fair is the Home & Garden Competition. Categories include crafts, needlework, art, photography, vegetables and flowers.

Details for individual categories are available in the Home & Garden Brochure, available online at

After judging, entries will remain on display in the Home & Garden Tent.

General admission to the Monmouth County Fair is $8 per adult; children 12 and under are admitted free. Veterans and active military with ID also enter for free.

On Sunday, seniors 65 and older and students with ID are free. The Monmouth County Fair is presented by the Monmouth County Board of County Commissioners in cooperation with the Monmouth County Park System and the Monmouth County 4-H Association.

Be sure to follow the Monmouth County Park System on social media. Upcoming fair contests will be announced on its Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages, offering an opportunity to win admission tickets and more.

For the most current information about the Monmouth County Fair, visit or call 732-842-4000. For persons with hearing impairment, the TTY/TDD number is 711.