Monmouth County Fair offers family fun from July 21-25


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Looking for fun the entire family can enjoy? Head to the 2021 Monmouth County Fair, which returns following a one-year hiatus during the 2020 coronavirus pandemic.

Held Wednesday through Sunday, July 21-25, at the East Freehold Showgrounds, 1500 Kozloski Road, Freehold Township, the fair features rides, opening night fireworks (weather permitting), live musical entertainment, home and garden competitions, 4-H exhibits and much more.

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Highlights of this year’s event include Hell on Wheels BMX Stunt Show, The Motorcycle Madness Thrill Show, and Ready GO Dog Show, according to a press release from the Monmouth County Park System.

Returning favorites include Hilby, The Skinny German Juggle Boy; Bwana Jim’s Wildlife Show; and Robinson’s Racing Pigs.

Hilby will once again delight fair-goers with his antics, while Bwana Jim and his collection of snakes, gators and other creatures will provide thrills during this high-spirited show.

Then be ready to cheer as Robinson’s Racing Pigs compete for a cookie. These acts will be at the fair all five nights.

Rides provided by Reithoffer Shows will include the Fire Ball, Sky Flyer, Super Himalaya and more. Families with small children will enjoy a separate Kids Zone ride area with Bumble Bees, Kite Flyer, NASCAR Speedway and more.

Ride wristbands, available daily, allow fair-goers to enjoy unlimited rides on any one day.

Ride wristbands are available for purchase online at Reithoffer Shows’ ticket website ( for $25 each. Online sales end July 20.

Wristbands will be available for purchase at the fair for $25 on Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday; and for $30 on Friday and Saturday. Single ride tickets will also be available daily.

The fair gate is open from 4-11 p.m. July 21-23; from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. July 24; and from 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 Sunday, individuals age 65 and older and active military personnel with a card will be admitted free.

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

Follow the Monmouth County Park System on social media. For more information about the fair, visit or call 732-842-4000.

The Monmouth County Fair is organized and presented by the Monmouth County Park System in cooperation with the Monmouth County 4-H Association.

The Monmouth County Park System, created in 1960 by the Monmouth County Board of County Commissioners, is Monmouth County’s Open Space, Parks and Recreation agency.

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