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Middlesex County Fair Celebrates 76th Anniversary Season This August

The Middlesex County Fair will be held at the Middlesex County Fairgrounds in East Brunswick, New Jersey from August 4 through August 10. Credits: MCFA

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ, - The Middlesex County Fair will be held at the Middlesex County Fairgrounds in East Brunswick, New Jersey from August 4 through August 10 with one of New jersey’s lowest entry fares.

The fair, celebrating its 76th anniversary season, will offer a full slate of rides, food, craft vendors, entertainers, live music, and 4-H events, as well as king and queen, home arts and animal competitions. The county’s agricultural heritage will also be represented through animal and vintage farm equipment displays.

“We’ve been a part of this community for 76 years, and we continue to provide Middlesex County with a family-friendly, reasonably-priced fair this year,” noted Alan Habiak, president of the Middlesex County Fair Association. “With the overwhelmingly positive reaction to our expanded hours for the 2013 fair, we’ve expanded them again this year.”

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The fair will be open Monday, August 4 through Friday, August 8 from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday, August 9 from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Sunday, August 10 with expanded hours from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

The tradition of affordable entertainment continues in 2014, with the fair offering an entry fee of $7 – among the lowest for county fairs in New Jersey – and free parking. Seniors 65 and over can enjoy a discounted $4 entry fee, and children3-12 may enter the fair for $1. Children under 3 may enter for free, as well as anyone who donates blood at the Blood Center of New Jersey truck located at the fair throughout the week.

Patrons are encouraged to visit the Middlesex County Fair website and follow the fair on Facebook and Twitter for the latest updates before and during fair week. The website includes directions and parking information, as well as a full printable schedule of events, entertainment, competitions and vendors at the fair.

About the Middlesex County Fair Association

The Middlesex County Fair Association has stayed true to its mission of advancing agriculture, education, and the greater Middlesex County community for 76 years. Founded in 1938, the association is a private, non-profit organization that derives its funding from operation of the annual Middlesex County Fair. It is managed by a board of trustees consisting of local farmers and community volunteers, with sponsorship from the Middlesex County Board of Agriculture. The annual fair, held the first full week of August each year on the Middlesex County Fairgrounds in East Brunswick, N.J., attracts more than 85,000 visitors of all ages from across the New York metropolitan area each year. Through its operation of the fair, the association donates thousands of dollars to local high schools, first responders, and charities that serve its mission.

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