New Jersey State Fair
Sussex County Farm & Horse Show

Carnival Information

The Carnival is open from noon to closing each day.


Carnival Games

$5 each





Friday, August 3rd (All rides $1; $10 strip of 10 tickets minimum)



Fair Cards

Carnival ride credits may be purchased on a Fair Card, which is then swiped at each ride. The cards are reloadable and good for 2018 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 dates/times lited below. Fair admission is not included.


  • POP: Monday, August 6, Noon to close, $25

  • POP: Tuesday, August 7, Noon to 6 pm, $25

  • POP: Wednesday, August 8, Noon to 6 pm, $25

  • POP: Thursday, August 9, Noon to 6 pm, $25

  • POP: Sunday, August 12, 11 am to 5 pm, $25



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. 2nd. Click here for details.



For Fair Admission and and more Easy Ways to Save, click here.