Entries will be accepted for Monmouth County Fair Home and Garden competition


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It is time for residents to start getting their entries ready for the 2021 Monmouth County Fair Home and Garden Competition.

The fair is organized and presented by the Monmouth County Park System in cooperation with the Monmouth County 4-H Association, according to a press release.

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The fair, which was cancelled in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, will make its return in 2021 with a run from July 21-25 at the East Freehold Showgrounds, Kozloski Road, Freehold Township.

Monmouth County Fair staff members will accept entries of art, photos, crafts and needlework on July 18 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and on July 19 from 8-11 a.m.

Entries from senior centers and adult day programs will be accepted on July 19 and July 20 from 9 a.m. to noon.

Flower and vegetable entries should be delivered to the fairgrounds on July 23 from 8 a.m. to noon.

Bakers’ Day will be back in 2022, according to the press release.

Individuals entering the competitions are asked to read all the general rules and judging criteria for their specific entry divisions as there have been significant adjustments made to divisions and classes, according to the press release.

The Home and Garden Competition brochure is available online at www.MonmouthCountyFair.com

Information is also available by calling 732-842-4000. For persons with hearing impairment, the TTY/TDD number is 711.

After judging, entries into the Home and Garden Competition can be seen at the 46th annual Monmouth County Fair. Hours are 4-11 p.m. July 21-23; 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. July 24; and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 25.

General admission to the fair is $8 per adult. Children 17 and under are admitted free. On July 25, individuals age 65 and older and active military personnel with a card will receive free admission.

Discounted pre-sale passes will be available through the Viply app starting July 15.

Follow the Monmouth County Park System on social media. Upcoming fair contests will be announced on the park system’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages, offering an opportunity to win admission tickets and more, according to the press release.

For more information about the fair, visit www.MonmouthCountyFair.com or call 732-842-4000.

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