The annual State Fair Meadowlands is back and better than ever. Get together with family and friends between June 23 and July 10 for a fun and memorable time.

“Pay one affordable price and everything’s included, except the food,” says Al Dorso, owner of the State Fair Group “And it’s so easy to buy a ticket – you can do it right through your phone and avoid the lines at the box office.” It’s also cheaper to buy tickets in advance, and parking is free too. 

Teens and adults will love the rides, like the Ski Lift, thrilling roller coasters, a 120-foot gondola wheel and more. For the little kids, there’s 35 rides in Kiddie Land just for them. There’s a big petting zoo as well, and tons of games to play.  

Of course, there’s also amazing food. “In the past couple of years, we’ve made a big push to offer different kinds of foods,” he says. “There’s a great Mexican concession this year, fantastic Greek food, and Puerto Rican food from Taino’s Kitchen in Newark.”

With eight different shows every day, there’s something for everyone. “The hypnotist and the racing pigs are two staples – people love them,” says Dorso. “This year, we’ve added an illusionist and a magic show. We also have Jurassic Kingdom Lockdown, Cycle Circus, the BIG BEE Transforming Car and others.”


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 Pricing information can be found at

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


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Save the Dates!

The 2020 edition of State Fair Meadowlands has been cancelled. Join us from in 2021 for summer fun with fantastic food, rides, games, free shows, and more! New dates for 2021 coming soon.

Jurassic Kingdom

Jurassic Kingdom

Jurassic Kingdom

No other “Puppet Show” compares to what Jurassic Kingdom has to offer! Not only do audiences get to see life like dinosaur in ACTION, they also have the opportunity to touch and interact with them throughout the show.

Location/Shows: TBD, click here for schedule