Every day of the Fair, weather permitting, hot air balloons will inflate and launch from green pasture to blue sky. It's a sight to behold! Tethered rides are available for $10 per person.
Up and coming Country singer Adam Yarger plays the Main Arena. A native of central Pennsylvania, he relocated to Nashville at age 19 to chase his dream of being a country music icon. In 2015, Adam released his first EP containing 4 songs, then shot and directed the video for his most popular single ‘Backroad’. A year later he released a brand new single titled ‘Find Me Fishing’ and another single, ‘Burn’. His energy and down-to-earth personality leave crowds chanting for more!
Free admission for Senior Citizens all day Monday by showing your Medicare Card. Special events include the Senior & Disability Expo sponsored by the Warren County Department of Human Services and their Division of Aging and Disability Services, from 10:30am to 3:30pm on the Dance Floor Pavilion. You'll meet a variety of service providers, and blood pressure screenings from the county Health Department and ID cards from the Sheriff's Office will be available.
From 5-8pm don't miss the Antique Car Show, sponsored by American Legion Post 528, on the Office Lawn. Bring your wheels! Registration 5-6:30pm, voting and award 6:30-7:30pm.
Local favorites Bobby Clark and his band are back at the fair, and playing it hard! See them on the Office Lawn Stage as they rock out to classic rock and country.
Feeling adventurous? Want to see the most amazing views of our beautiful county from the SKY?! Then hop on board and join the fun close-up in one of the Hot Air Balloons at the Hot Air Balloon Festival at the Farmers' Fair! Balloon rides at the fair are $205 per person for Saturday and Sunday and $195 per person weekdays. Major credit cards accepted. Complete refund for balloon ride if canceled due to weather. To schedule your ride at the Balloon Festival with festival coordinators Balloonatics & Aeronuts - Hot Air Ballooning NJ, call 908-283-0721 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Find details about the fair's Hot Air Balloon Festival at this link.
The Kids' Corral Activity Area is a great place to bring the young ones for free activities all day long. Craft sessions, shows, contests and more. Plus, it's under a tent, giving a little respite from the sun (or the rain). The Kids' Corral is open daily from 12-8pm.
The Main Arena events are always popular, and often sell out completely. Head for the ticket office at the fair to snap up whatever seats are left for these events!
Sunday: Demolition Derby at 6pm
Tuesday: Diesel Truck Pull at 7pm
Wednesday: Open Stock / Hot Stock Tractor Pull at 6:30pm
Thursday: 4-Wheel Drive Truck Pull at 7pm
Friday: Demolition Derby at 8pm
Saturday: Mud Bog at 4pm
Need some fresh honey? Work boots? Kitchen implements? You'll find it in the Commercial Exhibits. The Commercial Building also features community groups and historical societies, while you can browse the day away with all the vendors you'll find at the fair. Commercial Exhibits are open 12-10pm daily.
Now in its 21st year at the Fair, the Traditional Arts Expo is found in the building just past the long Commercial Building, at the southern end of the fairgrounds. Inside you'll find the United Quilt Show, showcasing the talents of both the Hunterdon County Quilt Guild and the Evening Star Quilt Guild, in addition to displaying items from the Warren County Needle Arts Guild and the Lost Art Lacers of North Jersey. Check out displays and demonstrations on lacing, handweaving, needle arts, and more. Vote for your favorite quilt in the contest, and buy a raffle ticket for a chance to win a beautiful quilt! The Traditional Arts Expo is open daily 12-9pm.
While you're at the Fair, be sure to stop by the "Warren County and You" building to see all the county government displays, but especially the Explore Warren display pictured here. You can win great prizes generously donated by some of the terrific attractions here in Warren County! Just fill out your entry form, drop it in the box, and get ready to win!
Every day of the fair, we will pull an entry at random to win a family pack of tickets to Land of Make Believe in Hope. Mid-week, we'll pull two more names and give away a Hot Air Balloon Ride for Two during the fairs remaining days, and two tickets to Saturday's Mud Bog event. Admission to the fair is included with both prizes. Then after the fair is over, we will keep pulling names until we give away:
- A 2-pound jar of raw, local Honey from Woodsedge Tree Farm, Belvidere
- A pair of Vivitar® Binoculars courtesy of United Astronomy Clubs of New Jersey (they have the observatory at Jenny Jump State Forest)
- A pair of tickets to Allan Harris Quartet playing the Music of Nat King Cole and Eddie Jefferson at Rutherfurd Hall on August 24, part of the Jazz Summer Series at Rutherfurd
- Two Free Admissions to Lakota Wolf Preserve, Knowlton, for a Wolf Watch Tour
- “Friday the 13th” Gift Basket from the Blairstown Museum - a selection of Friday the 13th merchandise and museum gear. (The original 1980 slasher movie was filmed in and around Blairstown.)
- $10 Gift Certificates to Brook Hollow Winery in Columbia (they sell gift items in addition to wine)
- Pairs of tickets to Centenary Stage Company Productions: DRACULA (Oct. 12-28); NJ BALLET: Romeo & Juliet/Macbeth (Nov. 3) or Sleeping Beauty (Nov. 4); ANNIE Holiday Musical (Nov. 23- Dec. 8)
- Raffle Tickets for chances to win an original painting by Dan Campanelli ($10,000 value) courtesy of Pohatcong History & Heritage Society
- One more Family Packs of Tickets for Admission to Land of Make Believe, Hope
(You must be 18 or older to enter. Sorry, Warren County employees are not eligible for this contest.)
Pick up literature on all these attractions and more, a copy of this year's edition of The Wonders of Warren County, and an ExploreWarren.org koozie to keep your cans and bottles cool while you're enjoying the summer (while supplies last). And if you happen to see one of us from Explore Warren at the table, be sure to let us know you're a Warren County Wanderer!
See you at the Fair!