86th Annual Warren County Farmers' Fair & Hot Air Balloon Festival | Explore Warren


86th Annual Warren County Farmers' Fair & Hot Air Balloon Festival

Saturday, July 27, 2024 - 12:00pm
Sunday, July 28, 2024 - 12:00pm
Monday, July 29, 2024 - 3:00pm
Tuesday, July 30, 2024 - 3:00pm
Wednesday, July 31, 2024 - 3:00pm
Thursday, August 1, 2024 - 3:00pm
Friday, August 2, 2024 - 3:00pm
Saturday, August 3, 2024 - 12:00pm

Celebrating its 86th year of providing affordable family fun, the Farmers' Fair includes the 24th Hot Air Balloon Festival and a Traditional Arts Expo. Where else can you thrill to a hot air balloon ride, eat cotton candy on a carnival midway, watch traditional craftsmen at work, take in a Demolition Derby, and cheer your neighbor on in a tractor pull all in the same place?

New this year is the Black Cat Hell Riders Stunt Car Show in the Main Arena, on opening Saturday of the Fair! Precision driving, Divebomber crash, Roll overs, Motorcycle firewall, reverse spins, two wheel driving and more. Tickets $12 pp.

What started as a gathering of farmers, mechanics and manufacturers in 1859, evolved into the incorporation of the Warren County Farmers' Fair in 1937, and more recently mushroomed into an annual event that truly has something for everyone.

The Fair officially opens on Saturday, July 27, and runs through Saturday, August 3, 2024, and remains one of the most affordable events around. Come on out to the country and enjoy an affordable day of family fun. 

Enjoy Free musical entertainment throughout the week!

About the Hot Air Balloon Festival

This year marks the 24th year for the Hot Air Balloon Festival in Warren County, New Jersey! Enjoy balloon launches, balloon rides, and tethered rides. There will be a mass balloon launch EVERY NIGHT! Tethered Rides will also be offered, with times based on weather and TBA. Wednesday night will be the Bicycle Balloon Race, raising funds for scholarships. (All balloon activity weather permitting.) The Hot Air Balloon Festival is included in one low admission price to the Fair!

Farm Fair Traditions

Daily farm events & exhibits give everyone the opportunity to savor the bounty of Warren County's fine agricultural community. The Open Horse Show, Pony Rides, Baking & Canning exhibits, 4-H/FFA exhibits and more!

Cars, Tractors, Trucks...

Old cars, antique cars and fast cars will plentiful at the Fair. So will trucks and tractors or all makes, sizes and ages, for all ages! Opening Day Saturday kicks off with the Truck Show. Sunday is a car show, sponsored by the Warren Hills FFA Alumni, and those of you familiar with the days of Dirt Track Racing at tracks like Flemington, Harmony and Nazareth, you will delight in seeing the Dirt Track Heroes race car drivers, memorabilia, trophies and cars, organized by the Harmony Speedway Historical Society. There are antique car and tractor shows, truck and tractor pulls and more throughout the week.

Kids Rule at the Fair

Check out the Kids Rodeo Roundup on Friday night in the horse ring. The Kids Corral is a must-see-do-experience at the Fair, and best of all – it's all free! Shows, crafts, educational presenters, daily contests and clowning around with Merriloons.

"Warren County and You"

Be sure to come to the "Warren County and You" building behind the main grandstand, where you can pick up tourism information from Explore Warren and see the displays and get free stuff froms other county government departments and agencies.