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 

New Jersey’s Biggest Family Friendly Fair Returns for Another Blockbuster Year

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. 

Join Us for 18 Days of Summer Fun!

As New Jersey’s best value in family-friendly entertainment, we invite you to join us for 18 days of action-packed fun for the entire family, Thursday, June 20 through Sunday, July 7.

With over 150 rides and attractions everyone in your family will have plenty to do like take a ride on the area’s only Sky Ride or a ride in the original Batcopter from the 1960s Batman TV series. Why have dinner home with over 50 food vendors serving up delicious meals, snacks and sweets you won’t go home hungry! Check back often for the latest updates in entertainment and more. We look forward to seeing you at State Fair!

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Rosaire’s Royal Racing Pigs

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ROSAIRE’S ROYAL RACING PIGS

Check out America’s #1 fair attraction—Rosaire’s Royal Racers—and you’ll have more fun than a barrel of monkeys. Pig racing is the most hilarious entertainment you’ll ever watch. Don’t miss your chance to be a Pig Rooter: Go hog wild and cheer on your favorite pig!

Location/Shows: Main Midway, click here for schedule