Special Events

Join us August 5-14, 2016


Tribute to Our Troops Weekend


Saturday, August 6 & Sunday, August 7. Veterans and active military have free admission EVERY day of the Fair.


Queen of the Fair Pageant


Saturday, August 6th in the Performing Arts Tent at 7 p.m., free with admission


2016 Lumber Jack/Lumber Jill Competition


Saturday August 6, 2016
7:00 pm in Livestock Show Pavilion
Sponsored by:
Montague Tool and Supply Company
Branchville, New Jersey
Click here to participate


2016 Fiddlers’ Competition


Sunday August 7, 2016
3-5 pm
Agriculture Area
Click here to participate


Demolition Derby


Sunday, August 7th and Monday, August 8th at 7:30 p.m. Admission for the Derby is $13 for reserve and $11 for general in addition to admission. Tickets are available online and at the Ticket Office on the Fairgrounds during business hours.


Polish Night


…in the Sussex County Miners Performing Arts Tent, Thursday evening, August 11th- live music, dancing and polka contest free with admission. Special admission for seniors on Thursday!


Sussex County’s Got Talent


… in the Sussex County Miners Performing Arts Tent, Saturday, August 13th
Click here to participate




Come see what the Robots of 2016 are doing!




Carnival ride credits may be purchased on a Fair Card, which is then swiped at each ride. The cards are reloadable and good for 2017 as well. Most kiddie rides take 6 credits, major rides are 8-10 credits, spectacular rides 10-14 credits. The price per credit of the Fair Card packages has decreased since 2015: 2 credits/$2, 20/$11, 40/$21, 100/$51, 200/$101.

Pay One Price: a ride bracelet for unlimited rides is available at the Carnival area for the following dates/times: Fri., Aug. 5, 6 p.m. to closing; Mon., Aug 8th, noon-closing; Tues-Thurs., Aug. 9-11, noon-6 p.m.; Sun., Aug.14, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., $25, admission not included.

Megapasses: A megapass is admission and a ride bracelet for any one day of the Fair. Megapasses are available at selected local businesses and online until Aug. 4th. See http://njstatefair.org/fair/dates-times-tickets/ for details. Adult [13 yrs. & up] megapass- $30, child [6-12 yrs.] – $25.