Celebrating its 80th year of providing affordable family fun, the Farmers' Fair now includes the Hot Air Balloon Festival and the 20th Annual 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, get down-and-dirty in a Mud Bog competition, and cheer your neighbor on in a tractor pull... all in the same place? Yes, the Farmers' Fair, featuring one of New Jerseys' popular Hot Air Balloon Festivals, is truly a family affair.
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 29, and runs through Saturday, August 5, 2017, and remains one of the most affordable events around. Come on out to the country and enjoy an affordable day of family fun. This year, with the Traditional Arts Expo celebrating 20 years, the Warren County Farmers' Fair is Celebrating the Fabric of Life.
About the Traditional Arts Expo
Return to the days when baskets were handmade, and spinning was a daily household chore. Local traditional artists from area Guilds will demonstrate their work.
About the Hot Air Balloon Festival
This year marks the 17th 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... can't you just taste Grandma's apple pie right now?
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.
Food and Entertainment to satisfy every possible taste. Stroll the fun-packed Fairgrounds and taste the many delicious flavors of the Fair. From farm-fresh ice cream to strawberry shortcake, just bring a big appetite and enjoy it all! We hear from Villa Milagro Vineyards that they will be at the Vintage Farm Market (near the North Gate entrance) conducting wine tastings and sales 3-9pm Friday and Saturday, August 4-5.
And if you see our directors when you visit the fair be sure to give them a big thank you for all they do to prepare a memorable event for you and your family!