Daily Concerts Join Blockbuster Roster of Family-Friendly, Free Entertainment 

Highlights of the acts include:

  • Canvas (June 22-25), influenced by Bluegrass Folk, Rock, and Hip Hop, this band offers a fusion of sounds with original songs and covers ranging from Santana to Enrique Iglesias. 
  • Rising star with roots in gospel music, Parker Phillips (June 26-30) has performed on stages across the country, including the world-famous Apollo Theatre, where he recently won Amateur Night in early April 2023. His debut single is “Runnin,” and his newest single “WADE” is streaming on all major platforms. 
  • Over the July 4th Holiday, Monte Ibel(July 1-4) will be performing.  A multi-instrumentalist inspired by the likes of Prince and Deangelo, he has an eclectic sound, while fusing modern pop with soul sounds of the 70’s.
  • Closing out the concert series is singer/songwriter Jason Guzman featuring Axel (July 5-9). 2Guzman has played venues such as The Bitter End, and The Knitting Factory, and can be found regularly entertaining crowds throughout New York City. In addition to original tunes, he performs a wide range of covers from Maroon 5 to Mariah Carey and Los Lobos. 

“Our Summer Concert Series is packed with talented, family-friendly acts you’re not going to want to miss,” said Mike Dorso, Vice President of State Fair Meadowlands. “Whether you’re looking for a place to relax and chill out to music, or dance, the musical lineup will have something for everyone.” 

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. 

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!

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. 

Dirtbike Stunt Show

Cycle Circus Live

Dirtbike Stunt Show

CYCLE CIRCUS LIVE

Cycle Circus Live is the largest FMX freestyle entertainment show of its kind in the world today. By combining the top action sports athletes in the world and the theatrics of cycle circus live, you will be blown away by the combination of high tech pyrotechnics music and lighting. You will be left sitting on the edge of your seat in disbelief. Cycle Circus Live prides itself on it individuality and uniqueness—a truly one-of-a-kind experience that the entire family will enjoy and be talking about for years to come.

Location/Shows: Main Midway, click here for schedule