East Rutherford, NJ –The State Fair Meadowlands opens next month and it’s not too early to start craving the delicious fair food offerings. Hundreds of mouth-watering fare will be available in multiple categories: from fried Oreos to authentic ethnic offerings and beverages. For example, there are more than 185,000 zeppoles; 50,000 corn dogs and over 17,000 bags of cotton candy sold at the fair annually. So, arrive hungry and thirsty! The Fair will take place at MetLife Stadium from June 22 – July 9. Parking is free.
“Delicious food is a fair staple,” said State Fair Meadowlands Vice President Al Dorso Jr. “Our vendors make everything from the classic fair treats to food creations that stretch the imagination. We have something for everyone’s tastes.”
Fried food offerings range from the perennial favorites, such as fried funnel cakes and Oreos, to fried bacon cheese balls, chicken parm balls, taco balls, deep-fried peanut butter and jelly, and so much more.
For the adventurous eaters, there are gator kabobs, shark kabobs, alligator bites and even gator mac and cheese. Bacon lovers will enjoy sampling bacon-wrapped meatballs, sausage, corn dogs, chocolate and of course the signature bacon on a stick.
Hankering for ethnic specialties? Enjoy a Greek Gyro, served on pita with tzatziki sauce or swap in kabobs or souvlaki for your entrée. Find Italian fare from salads and Stromboli to pizza, pasta and chicken Parmesan and Mexican cuisine. Seafood lovers can dig into platters of beer-battered fish, clam strips, conch fritters, crab cakes, fried calamari and more.
Don’t forget to leave room for dessert. Sweet treats range from funnel cakes and smoothies and include everything from maple candy, rolled ice cream, Dole whips, caramel apples and Icees to the best soft serve ice cream in the state!
Healthy alternatives such as delicious salads (Italian and Greek) are also plentiful. There are also ice cold refreshments for every taste, from the fair favorite, freshly-made lemonade, to ice teas, shakes, malts, homemade sodas and more.
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., (Opening Night, 6 p.m.-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/.
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. Visit www.njfair.com for more information.
PatriciaY AT Fastlane.co
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