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State Fair Meadowlands Food and Drinks


Open at MetLife Stadium From June 21-July 8, Massive Assortment of Belly-Busting and Healthy Food and Drinks Await Foodies of all Ages

East Rutherford, NJ – Calling all foodies young and old, it’s time to get your ravenous appetite and veracious thirst ready for the summer. State Fair Meadowlands, New Jersey’s mecca for fun, is announcing this year’s food menu and oh boy… you better get out the stretchy pants! But not so fast…there are plenty of healthy dishes too. Taking place at MetLife Stadium from June 21-July 8, 2018, Fairgoers of all ages can experience all the delicious adventures their taste buds could ever desire.

“If there is one constant with State Fair Meadowlands, it’s the ever-growing popularity of our food. In fact, our food vendors are just as popular if not even more so than our rides and entertainment,” State Fair Vice President Al Dorso Jr. said. “No matter what you crave, or whether you’re eating heartily or healthily, there are plenty of delicious choices for everybody.”

For those bringing the stretchy pants, and you know who you are, get ready for your mouth to water! Are you looking for something fried, or maybe the question should be what don’t we have that’s fried?? We have everything from fried bacon cheese balls, chicken parm balls and taco balls to fried mac and cheese, fried oatmeal crème, deep fried peanut butter and jelly, fried Oreos and that’s the tip of the iceberg! And don’t forget we have bacon! That’s right, whether you crave bacon wrapped meatballs, sausage, corn dogs, chocolate or just a good ol’ giant bacon on a stick, we got you covered! 

Are you seeking more of an ethnic meal? Foodies will be happy to find a diverse selection of freshly made Greek (e.g. gyros, shish-kabobs, souvlaki) as well as Italian dishes (e.g. stromboli, pizza, pasta, chicken parm). Sweet tooth cravings will be quelled by the Fair’s wealth of desserts, candy and more including funnel cake, smoothies, maple candy, candy and caramel apples, Italian ices and the best soft serve ice cream in the state! Now we know what you’re thinking, hey what about the healthy foods?? We haven’t forgotten you!! Health food enthusiasts can find a delicious selection of fresh vegetables (e.g. avocado, broccoli, cauliflower), Italian and Greek salads too. And let’s not forget ice cold refreshments! Anyone’s hot thirst can be quenched by freshly made lemonade, ice tea, shakes, malts, homemade sodas and more.

State Fair Meadowlands will be open on weeknights from 6pm to 12pm, Fridays from 6pm to 1am, Saturdays from 2pm-1am and Sundays from 2pm-12am. Parking is free Monday through Wednesday and costs $5 Thursdays through Sundays and July 3 and 4. Tickets can be purchased at the MetLife Stadium Box Office located at the MetLife Main Gate. Unlimited Ride Hand Stamps are available every night, except Friday, June 22.

This year there is more FREE entertainment and attractions than ever before including: Cycle Circus Live — the largest FMX freestyle entertainment show of its kind in the world today — as well as Extreme Illusions & Escapes Show, Sea Lion Splash, Steve Bayner Hypnotist Show, Belmont Festival of Magic Show, the beloved Racing Pigs, Arctic Olympic Games High Dive Show and Educational Petting Zoo.

The Fairgrounds will also feature loads of heart-pounding, captivating rides and attractions for all ages. These include the largest Kiddy Land in New Jersey, one the most famous helicopters of all time: N3079G, the Original Batcopter from the 1960s Batman TV series and Batman movie as well as the state’s only Sky Ride. Fairgoers can wander throughout the midway and experience a wide variety of attractions ranging from having their face painted or posing for a cartoon caricature to checking out numerous shopping spots boasting jewelry, spa relaxation accessories, sunglasses, LEGO toys, body art, LED apparel, clothing for all ages and that’s the tip of the iceberg.

Detailed information on this year’s exciting slate of Bargain Nights as well as pricing and customization options (e.g. Fast Passes, Unlimited Ride Hand Stamps) can be found at njfair.com/tickets.


State Fair is dedicated to providing the best value in family entertainment. Established as a family owned business in 1921, our core values have remained the same as the 4th generation enters the family business. Our family and our team of managers share the vision of providing the highest quality service and products while maintaining traditional values and integrity including a pledge to reduce the environmental impact of the Fair. As Jersey’s largest single family event, we strive to provide a fertile environment for innovation and creativity. State Fair Meadowlands is a place where families may enjoy quality rides, plenty of free entertainment, exciting games and prizes as well as a wide and diverse selection of delicious foods. There are a variety of activities to interest all ages. Careful planning and a concerted effort by all involved to develop and promote the Fair as a place where families may enjoy an exciting and affordable day of special activities is always our mission.


Steven Solomon
State Fair Group
(O): 973-450-1070 / (C) 845-242-1449

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