East Rutherford, NJ, April 25, 2023 – The State Fair Meadowlands will host a year of thrilling amusement rides, racing pigs, magicians and delicious fair food. Taking place from June 22-July 9, the 2023 Fair is the largest, long-lasting New Jersey event of the summer.

This year’s free entertainment features fan-favorites and new entertainment, with something to please the entire family. Lively performers will have you on the edge of your seats with death-defying stunts, high wire jumps and magic routines. The Famous Racing Pigs consistently draw adoring fans. You won’t want to miss these talented cast of performers. 

  • Pirates of the Colombian Caribbean
  • Cycle Circus
  • BIG BEE Transforming Car
  • Famous Racing Pigs
  • Magician Lance Gifford


“This year is going to be our best, most entertainment-packed year yet,” said Mike Dorso, Vice President of State Fair Meadowlands. “We have perennial favorites with new performers that are sure to please. All the favorite foods are back with a few new vendors.”

Taking place over 18 days, the State Fair Meadowlands will be open weeknights with extended hours on weekends and July 4th.  Parking is free every day for all Fairgoers.  Taking Uber to the Fair?  Be sure to follow directional signs to the designated drop off and pick-up location.  

Additional highlights of this year’s State Fair Meadowlands:

  • Spectacular Fireworks Displays on both July 3rd and July 4th.  The fireworks can be seen from anywhere on the fairgrounds.
  • Cycle Circus, Watch the Cycle Circus daredevil team perform a thrilling freestyle motocross show with high tech pyrotechnics music and lighting.
  • Magic of Lance Gifford, a new face at the State Fair Meadowlands who is sure to impress.
  • Petting Zoo, another popular returning attraction.  Children and adults, alike, can stroll through and interact with all kinds of different animals, like ponies, llamas, donkeys, and much more.  Be sure to check out the pony rides, too, for an additional fee.

The State Fair Meadowlands has a reputation for some of the best fair food. It offers an impressive range of fair standards, such as mouth-watering cheesesteaks,  and Greek gyros. It also has exotic alligator meat prepared in a number of delicious ways. Try a plate of hand-crafted Puerto Rican food with fresh empanadas while you sip a hand-squeezed lemonade. Don’t forget to sample all the fried foods from fried Oreos to fried candy bars. But wait; there’s something for the health conscious, too. The smoothie stand features an excellent array of different blended fruit and veggie drinks.

The State Fair Meadowlands will have hundreds of rides.  With the largest Kiddie Land in all of New Jersey, there are plenty of options for children and adults, alike.  Also, don’t forget to try your skill at the tons of games that the Fair has to offer, like basketball free throws and water gun races.  For more information, visit www.njfair.com and follow us on all social media platforms.

ABOUT STATE FAIR GROUP

State Fair Group has been providing family entertainment for almost a century. As a family-owned business, we’re committed to maintaining traditional values and integrity while reducing the environmental impact of our fair. Our flagship event, State Fair Meadowlands, is New Jersey’s largest single-family event, offering quality rides, free entertainment, games, and diverse food options for everyone. Our mission is to provide families with an affordable and exciting day of activities. Visit http://www.njfair.com/ for more information. 

Media Contact:

Patricia Yeager

PatriciaY@fastlane.co

Note: Photos available upon request. 

JULY 3rd & 4th SPECTACULAR FIREWORKS SHOWS AT STATE FAIR MEADOWLANDS

 Internationally Acclaimed Garden State Fireworks Returns with Another Dazzling Fireworks Show

East Rutherford, NJ, June 29, 2023 – The State Fair Meadowlands & Garden State Fireworks present a world-class fireworks display July 3rd and 4th. Award-winning pyrotechnic company Garden State Fireworks will be producing the show. Garden State has set off fireworks extravaganzas all over the world with credits including the July 4th show at the National Mall in Washington D.C., Presidential Inaugurations, Walt Disney World, Super Bowl XVLIII, Calgary Winter Olympics and the World Fireworks Championship, Monte Carlo, Monaco, to name just a few.

Free with admission, the fireworks are easily visible throughout the fairgrounds. So, sit back and rest assured you’ll have a great view. Each night, enjoy the choreographed display of pyrotechnics set to moving patriotic and popular tunes. Watch in awe at the wondrous shapes to the American flag in literal blazing glory. Don’t miss the ear-popping grand finale!

The fairgrounds will also feature hundreds of heart-pounding rides and attractions for all ages including the largest Kiddie Land in New Jersey. Spread over 35 acres, State Fair Meadowlands will be open on weeknights from 6 p.m. to 12 a.m., Fridays from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m., Saturdays from 2 p.m.-1 a.m., and Sundays from 2 p.m.- 12 a.m. Parking is free every day of the Fair. 

For people arriving or departing by Uber, follow signage for the drop-off/pick-up location. Tickets must be purchased online in advance at www.njfair.com. Pricing information can be found at http://njfair.com/tickets/.

Holiday Hours:

July 3rd hours: 2 p.m. – 1 a.m.*

July 4th hours: 2 p.m. -1 a.m. *

*Fireworks shows start approximately at 10 p.m. each night.

State Fair Group:

State Fair Group has been providing family entertainment for almost a century. As a family-owned business, we’re committed to maintaining traditional values. Our flagship event, State Fair Meadowlands, is New Jersey’s largest single-family event, offering quality rides, free entertainment, games, and diverse food options for everyone. Our mission is to provide families with an affordable and exciting day of activities. For more information and/or to purchase tickets, visit www.njfair.com

MEDIA CONTACT:

Patty Yeager

Fastlane

Patricia AT Fastlane.co 

State Fair Meadowlands Serves Up This Summer’s Mouthwatering Food and Refreshment Menu

East Rutherford, NJ – Come and get it! State Fair Meadowlands, New Jersey’s Great Escape is revealing this summer’s food menu. It doesn’t matter if you’re young or old or whether you’re craving something savory or sweet, healthy or indulgent, there’s plenty of food and drinks for everybody. So bring your appetite, your thirst and stretchy pants if you’ve got’em. Bring your taste buds to MetLife Stadium anytime from June 20-July 7 and tell them it’s time to party!

“As much as I enjoy the planning of State Fair Meadowlands, one of the parts I love working on the most is our food and drinks,” State Fair Meadowlands Vice President Al Dorso Jr. said. “It blows me away how our food and drinks are even more popular than our shows and attractions. We always make sure that there’s a delicious variety of comfort and healthy food and drinks. So bring your need to feed. You won’t be disappointed!”

So let’s get down to it. There are foodies, and there are Fairgoers. Which one are you? Don’t worry! All palates are welcome and regardless of which one you are, you will be able to devour a tasty gastronomical adventure that’s right for you. For example, if you’re hankering for something fried, we got you covered with plenty of comfort food goodness ranging 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 so much more. Are you looking for something exotic? This year we have gator kabobs, shark kabobs, alligator bites and even gator mac and cheese. For those who are achin’ for some bacon, there’s no need to whine because we have plenty of swine! We have bacon wrapped meatballs, sausage, corn dogs, chocolate and of course the signature bacon on a stick! And if anyone in your family is a surf person, they will find a bounty of seafood options including beer battered fish, clam strips, conch fritters, crab cakes, fried calamari and more.

For those seeking a more cultural meal, foodies will revel in the Fair’s wide variety of freshly made Greek (e.g. gyros, shish-kabobs, souvlaki) as well as Italian (e.g. stromboli, pizza, pasta, chicken parm) and Mexican dishes (e.g. Mexican bowls). Anybody with a ravenous sweet tooth will quell their insatiable craving by dining on the Fair’s overflowing lineup of desserts including funnel cake, smoothies, maple candy, rolled ice cream, Dole whips, caramel apples, Icees and the best soft serve ice cream in the state! And healthy eaters…we bet you think we forgot about you. There’s no need to fear as you will 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. Plus parking costs $2 on Dollar Day (Friday, June 22). 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 21.

Additionally, State Fair Meadowlands is bursting at the seams with its biggest lineup of FREE entertainment and attractions ever. Newcomers to the Fairgrounds include the Paul Bunyan Lumberjack Show, Jurassic Kingdom and Magician Jay Mattioli. Plus plenty of beloved favorites are returning to the Fairgrounds including: Cycle Circus Live – the largest FMX freestyle entertainment show of its kind in the world today – along with the Racing Pigs, Extreme Illusions & Escapes Show, Jungle Island High Dive, Steve Bayner Hypnotist Show, Art of Magic and the Educational Petting Zoo.

The Fairgrounds will also feature hundreds 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 area’s only Sky Ride. Fairgoers can meander through 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, 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 http://njfair.com/tickets/.

ABOUT STATE FAIR 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.

State Fair Meadowlands Reveals Its Biggest Bargains Night Line-up Ever!

Fully Loaded Menu of Exciting Values and Promotions Will Provide Everybody a Fun-Filled, Budget Friendly Experience at New Jersey’s Great Escape; Brand New Preview Night Special Gives Everyone

a Free Admission Ticket to Return on June 24, 25, 27 or July 2

Open at MetLife Stadium From June 20-July 7, 2019, State Fair Meadowlands Boasts Hundreds of Rides, Free Shows, Exhibits, Attractions, and More

East Rutherford, NJ State Fair Meadowlands, New Jersey’s Great Escape, today reveals its biggest lineup of Bargain Nights and special promotions ever. Taking over MetLife Stadium from June 20-July 7, 2019, fairgoers of all ages can experience all the fun, thrills and all the scrumptious food and drinks they can desire while overloading their bellies and heart palpitations, not their budget.

“This is our best Bargain Nights lineup yet and I hope our Fairgoers will enjoy using them to the fullest,” said State Fair Vice President Al Dorso, Jr. “We’ve always strived to give the best values possible. But this year’s promotions will give everybody greater flexibility and even the opportunity to return to the Fair on select nights for free.”

This year’s Bargain Nights and Special Events for State Fair Meadowlands include the following promotions:

  • Preview Night (Thursday, June 20, 6pm-midnight) Not only are gate admission tickets $8 and Unlimited Ride Hand Stamps are $22 for all ages, everyone will receive a free admission ticket to return on their choice of June 24, 25, 27 or July 2. Parking is $5 on Preview Night.
  • Dollar Day (Friday, June 21, 6pm-1:00am) Gate admission tickets are $10 for all ages. Parking, games, ride tickets and select food, cost just $2 each. Unlimited Ride Hand Stamps will not be available.
  • Kids Go Free Night (Wednesday, June 26, 5pm-midnight) Gate admission is free for ages 12 and younger and a Child Unlimited Hand Stamp is $20. Admission for 13 & Older is $11 and there is a Combo Admission/Unlimited Ride Hand Stamp Ticket for $30. Parking is free.
  • Cheap, Cheap Night (Monday, July 1, 5pm-midnight) Gate admission for all ages costs $5; An Unlimited Ride Hand Stamp is available for $25 for all ages; parking is free.
  • Fireworks (Wednesday, July 3 (6pm-1am) & Thursday, July 4 (2pm-1am)) Celebrate summer fun and patriotic pride with breathtaking fireworks displays that can be seen anywhere on the Fairgrounds for just the cost of admission; parking is $5.
  • Early Bird Special (Friday, July 5) From 4:30pm-6:30pm admission tickets are $8. After 6:30  admission tickets go to regular pricing, which is $12

Pricing information and customization options (e.g. Fast Passes, Unlimited Ride Hand Stamps) can be found at http://njfair.com/tickets/.

In addition to the Fair’s special promotion nights, everybody is invited to attend this year’s NBC 4 New York and Telemundo 47 Health & Fitness Expo presented by Quest Diagnostics. Taking place at MetLife Stadium June

22 and 23 from 10am-4pm, this free family event will give everyone the opportunity to get free health screenings, ride a zip line, meet their favorite NBC 4 New York and Telemundo 47 anchors and reporters, shake hands with a New York Giant and much more. AND as a bonus, all Health & Fitness attendees can get free general admission to the Fair! A special hand stamp will be given at the Health & Fitness Expo information  booth at the Expo entrance and the on-field information booth. Free entry to State Fair Meadowlands is restricted to the same day people attend the Expo.

Spanning 18 days, State Fair Meadowlands will be open on weeknights from 6pm to 12am, Fridays from 6pm to 1am, Saturdays from 2pm-1am and Sundays from 2pm-12am. Parking is free Monday-Wednesday and costs

$2 on June 21 and $5 other days 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 21.

Tantalizing food and beverages from the finest vendors all over the country wait to be devoured by everybody at State Fair Meadowlands. No matter whether people are hankering to dine heartily (e.g. anything fried, corn dogs, funnel cake) or are looking to eat healthily (e.g. Greek salads, corn on the cob, various vegetables), there’s something for everybody’s taste buds!

Additionally, State Fair Meadowlands is bursting at the seams with its biggest lineup of FREE entertainment and attractions ever. Newcomers to the Fairgrounds include the Paul Bunyan Lumberjack Show, Jurassic Kingdom and Magician Jay Mattioli. Plus plenty of beloved favorites are returning to the Fairgrounds including: Cycle Circus Live – the largest FMX freestyle entertainment show of its kind in the world today – along with the Racing Pigs, Extreme Illusions & Escapes Show, Jungle Island High Dive, Steve Bayner Hypnotist Show, Art of Magic and the Educational Petting Zoo.

The Fairgrounds will also feature hundreds 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 area’s only Sky Ride. Fairgoers can meander through 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, body art, LED apparel, clothing for all ages and that’s the tip of the iceberg.

ABOUT STATE FAIR

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 entered 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.

CONTACT:

Steven Solomon State Fair Group

stevensolomon@statefairgroup.com (O): 973-450-1070 / (C) 845-242-1449