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201-355-5911 Fair Office
state fair logo june 20th through july 7th, 2019
fair dates june 20th though july 7, 2019

1 MetLife Stadium Drive, East Rutherford, NJ 07073
Fair Office Phone – 201-355-5911

ANIMALS ALLOWED – Only service animals and they MUST be leashed and muzzled

BARGAIN DAYS (Visit the Daily Schedule on the website

BATCOPTER TOUR – daily, weather permitting
This is NOT part of the Unlimited Ride Ticket

Still-photography cameras with a lens that is 6″ or less in length and GoPros without photography stick are permissible.  

The following is NOT permitted unless you have written permission from the State Fair Meadowlands Event Director.  Please email

Cameras with a lens longer than 6” or single-purpose video cameras, Tripods or Monopods

Audio and video recording equipment, Battery powered lights or battery packs, Selfie sticks

Parent(s) or guardian(s) should send an email, briefly describing their child’s special needs to, with a copy to  A reply will be sent within 24 to 48 hours

All major credit cards are accepted at the MetLife Box Office and at some vendors inside the fairgrounds.  Debit Cards are accepted at certain locations.  ATM’s are located around the Fairgrounds and Information Booth

DISCOUNTS – There are no longer discounts for seniors or Military

ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE (Visit Entertainment Schedule on the website,
Show times vary – There is a marquee outside each show. 

FIREWORKS – Scheduled for July 3 and 4 after 10pm; last for 20 minutes

FOOD/WATER FROM OUTSIDE – NO, similar to the MetLife policy

HOURS OPEN (Visit Daily Schedule on the website,

All items turned into the Fair Office DURING the Fair will be held in the Will Call Trailer adjacent to the front entrance of the Fair.  Any items remaining AFTER the Fair will be sent to the MetLife Security Guest Center at MetLife Stadium. 

MetLife Parking Attendants will direct you.  In their absence follow the digital signage. 
Cash is accepted at the Toll Booths – $5 to park Thursday thru Sunday and July 3 & 4.  Parking is free Monday through Wednesday

Secaucus Train Station has busses and trains that arrive from various points of the NY Metro Area.  From there, you must Taxi, Uber or Lyft to the Fair.  You may also go on to and find their Trip Planner; Insert MetLife Stadium or Meadowlands Racetrack

The fair stays open rain or shine.  However, if there is a severe storm or lightning the fair will close but reopen when it passes. Rides close only in severe weather and reopen once the storm passes

All rides have height requirements, which are strictly enforced.  Height requirements vary from 36” to 52”; Restrictions are based on height, not age. 
All ride ticket booths and rides have height charts; The MetLife Box Office should have a height chart available.  Children less than 34” are admitted free to the Fair, but, must have a ticket to ride. If an adult accompanies a child on a ride, both must have a ticket.

The Fairgrounds are stroller and wheelchair friendly
Strollers, wagons, push and motorized wheelchairs are available for rent.  Costs vary

TICKET PRICING – ALL AGES (Visit Daily Schedule on the website)


Admission Tickets are available at the MetLife Ticket Box Office for same day purchase – Cash or credit is accepted.  Please note a “come back” admission ticket will be given out on Preview Night.  This ticket will allow you admission to return on one of the following nights:  June 24, 25, 27 or July 2.

Ride Tickets are available at the Ticket Booths on the Carnival Midway.  You may also buy a Mega Pass, which is a combo of Admission and Unlimited Rides.  Please note that the Mega Pass does NOT include Live Animal Rides or special attractions like the Batcopter and Adult Boat Rides

Fast pass is a wristband that gives you access to a VIP line at selected carnival rides. Those with a fast pass get on the rides faster.  They can be purchased inside the fair at the info booth.

Express Voucher is available in advance at  It will be accepted any day except June 21; there are no ride hand stamps available that night.  It will be accepted on other Bargain Nights, but, a refund will not be given if the tickets are cheaper than the Event Voucher.  These nights are June 20 Opening Night; June 26 Kids Go Free; July 1, Cheap Cheap Night.

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