The New Jersey State Fair takes place at the Sussex County Fairgrounds where year-round entertainment and education events take place for the residents of New Jersey, New York, Philadelphia, and more. As a venue for tourism for close to 70 years, the fairgrounds attract and increase the number of off-season events, bringing many more visitors to Sussex County every year. Since this also increases the attendance at the fair every year we figured it might be helpful for you to know how to get tickets so you can be part of the fun.
When will The Fair be open?
The New Jersey State Fair has announced the dates for the fair – it’ll take place Friday August 4th through August 13th. The fair will be open from 10 am to 10 pm through the 12th whereas Sunday August 13th they are open from 10 am to 5 pm. A good way to find out more is to follow The Sussex County Fairgrounds on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for exclusive information about the fair.
How can you get tickets?
If you go to the Fair’s website, there is a place to buy tickets online, but you can also purchase your tickets at the gate.
Special deals on tickets:
- Tickets bought online can be bought for $3 cheaper for adult tickets.
- Early bird special tickets are $9 for adults and $5 for children if bought before August 3rd.
- On Children Day (TBA) tickets for kids will be $5.
- On Senior Day (TBA) tickets for seniors will be $4.
- Admission costs are discounted after 8:30 PM.
- Want to ride rides? Pay one price of $23 (plus admission) for wristbands to ride all day.
There will be grass lots to park in around the area of The Fair – at no cost to you.
Tips for The Fair
Make your experience even better with these helpful tips:
- Download the Free Sussex County Fairgrounds App to help you during the fair.
- Weekdays are less crowded than weekends, so if you are worried about crowds, you can go in the middle of the week.
- Carnival rides are still fun if it’s a little drizzly, but they will close for heavy rain. There are also multiple buildings to take shelter from the rain.
- Since the paths are paved, strollers can be brought. Be careful inside the tents, as the ground isn’t paved.
- Check out the Founders Park adjacent to the Horse Show Area, there is a lot of shade and benches to cool off and rest for a bit.
- If you want to check out the animals, they are housed in the barns. You can get close to them there, just so long as you don’t try and pet them, some might not be so friendly.
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