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.