A family fun event that also features a Hot Air Balloon Festival with up to 40 balloons. Explore the Traditional Arts Building featuring demonstrations of quilting, lacemaking and more. Other highlights include 4-H and FFA exhibits and contest. Main arena events include demolition derbies, mud bogs, lawnmower races and tractor/truck pulls (some additional charges apply). The balloon festival features mass hot air balloon launches, tethered balloon rides, hare and hound races and the unique Bicycle Balloon Race, where pilots and cyclists pair up in a race of skill and speed. The Kids’ Corral is a fun and magical place where children can play, learn and even enter some contests. Best of all, activities at the Kids’ Corral are free of charge to fairgoers
Date: Now until Saturday, August 2nd, 2014
Address: Warren County Fairgrounds; 1350 Stryker Rd. Phillipsburg, NJ 08865
Cost: $7 for adults and $4 for ages 5-12. Children 4 and Under Free
Discover the true meaning of “Succulent Seafood” at the Highlands Business Partnership’s 20th Annual Clamfest. The Clam Festival is a four-day action packed event featuring the freshest seafood, live entertainment, thrill rides, games, contests, a beer and wine garden and more. Admission and parking is free and the event takes place rain or shine.
Dates: Thurs, July 31st – Sun, August 2nd, 2014; Thur. 6 pm – 10 pm; Fri. 6 pm – 11 pm; Sat. noon – 11 pm; Sun. noon – 8 pm.
Address: Huddy Park; Bay & Waterwitch Aves. Highlands, NJ 07732
Sit under the stars and enjoy a fabulous production of Shakespeare. Bring your beach chairs, blankets, a picnic basket and your funny bone.
Dates: Thurs, July 31st – Saturday, August 2nd, 2014
Address: Divine Park; Passaic & Fifth Aves. Spring Lake, NJ 07762
Where Farm Meets Fun! The New Jersey State Fair/Sussex County Farm & Horse Show features agricultural events and education, animals, exhibits, horse shows, carnival, petting zoo, crafts and vendors, flower and vegetable shows, art and photography, 4-H, chainsaw artist and auction of carved pieces, fair food, free entertainment and much more! Visit our website for tickets, carnival specials, daily schedules and other information.
The Sussex County Fairgrounds is a year-round facility. Visit our website for our public All-Season Calendar of Events or for information about facility rentals for events of all sizes, including The Conservatory at the Sussex County Fairgrounds. With 5,000 sq ft inside this beautiful glass and mahoganny building and professionally landscaped gardens and courtyard, The Conservatory offers you the perfect venue for personal, social and business events.
Dates: Friday, August 1st – Sunday, August 10th, 2014
Address: Sussex County Fairgrounds; 37 Plains Rd. Augusta, NJ 07822
Cost: $9 to $13 dollars. Get tickets HERE
Come to the boardwalk in Ocean City and view some fantastic art! This is sponsored by the Ocean City Arts Center who is celebrating 52 years!
Dates: Friday, August 1st – 3rd, 2014
Address: 8th-13th Streets, Ocean City NJ
Borough Council of Keansburg will present the first Bayshore Irish Festival. The day long festival is a family oriented free event celebrating the rich Irish heritage of the Bayshore Communities.
The inaugural edition of the Bayshore Irish Festival will begin at Noon and run until 6 pm with a variety of activities and entertainment for the entire family. Admission is free and attendees are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs to make themselves comfortable as they take in all the festival has to offer as well as the rest of the activities and attractions available in Keansburg on a beautiful summer afternoon. No coolers permitted.
Music and entertainment will be provided throughout the day by local traditional Irish musicians as well as by Irish bands; Celtic Connection from Philadelphia and the always upbeat Narrowbacks from New York. Traditional Irish step dancing will be presented by fabulous and highly acclaimed Shea-Jennings School of Irish Dance
Date: Saturday, August 2nd; 12 to 6pm
Address: Beachway & Raritan Ave. Keansburg, NJ 07734
Celebrate Jersey Fresh and one of our state’s favorite fruits by joining us for our second annual Just Peachy Festival August 3 and 4 from 10am to 5pm. The festival is free and will include live music both days. The weekend will be filled with plenty of activities for kids: a ride through the orchards on our tractor-drawn wagons, pony rides, games and barnyard fun. Bring your appetites for Pam’s Food Tent, filled with lots of tasty treats: peach pie, sliced peaches and cream, peach salsa, BBQ chicken, hot dogs, gazpacho, salads, donuts, and cider slushies. Taste wines for $10!
Dates: Saturday, Aug 2nd – Sunday, Aug 3rd; 10am to 5pm
Address: Terhune Orchards; 330 Cold Soil Rd. Princeton, NJ 08540
Love the food truck wars? The Appretive Festival has assembled the best food trucks in the tri-state area to create the Basie Patio “Food Truck Court” all for your culinary pleasure…you be the judge! Plus, food for your ears on the Basie Patio with a specially curated selection of live music.
Address: 99 Monmouth St, Red Bank, New Jersey 07701
Cost: Free to attend the Food Truck court
Enjoy scrumptious peach treats galore! homemade peach ice cream, peach pie, and lots more!Take a Scenic hayride around our farm to the peach orchard to pick your own peaches! And then enjoy lots of Family Fun activities (Pony Rides, Moon Bounce and more!) Something for the whole family!
Dates: Saturday, Aug 2nd/9th – Sunday, Aug 3rd/10th ; 11am to 5pm
Address: Alstede Farms; 1 Chesterfield Dr. Chester, NJ 07930
The Trenton Punk Rock Flea Market is a punk rock-inspired flea market that takes place three times per year. We include vendors selling everything from vintage clothing, original artwork, antiques, silkscreened posters and handmade jewelry to handmade tshirts, vintage toys, vinyl (of course) and numerous other interesting curiosities and unique collectibles.
Date: Sunday, August 3rd, 2014; 10am to 5pm
Address: 675 South Clinton Ave, Trenton, NJ
Cost: $4, Free Parking
Find them on Facebook and Twitter @TrentonPRFM
Manasquan Senior’s Berry Festival – Aug 3rd
The Manasquan Senior’s presents the Manasquan Berry Festival. Located in the plaza behind downtown Manasquan, over 100 artists and crafters will have their handmade items on display. Baked good made with all kinds of Berries will also be available for purchase. Entertainment and other food choices will be available. Great event to bring out the whole family!!
Date: Sunday, Aug 3rd; 9am to 3pm
Address: Abe Voorhees Plaza; Abe Voorhees Dr., Manasquan, NJ 08736