NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Cloudy skies and sprinkles of rain didn’t seem to keep anyone away from the annual Our Lady of Peace Country Fair, which kicked off last night at 6 p.m. on South Street in New Providence. 

The OLP Fair, for the children in town, is the first recognizable sign that summer vacation is not that far away. As always, the OLP Fair has something for everyone; there are rides for all ages, great food, a raffle, lots of vendors and a Giant 50/50 with a potential 10,000 prize.

The Knights of Columbus will be back grilling their famous hamburgers and hot dogs. Also on the menu are fried oreos, funnel cake, zeppoli, Sno cones, cotton candy, sausage and peppers and much more. Making its debut this year is a Beer Garden that opens at 6 p.m. each night for the 21 and over crowd.

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All the old favorite rides are back; The Gravitron, the Carousel, the Zipper, the Riptide, Himalaya, the Super Slide, the Monkey Maze and the Ferris Wheel. But those rides will have new competition this year in a brand new ride called Vertigo, making its first appearance in New Jersey. It is a high swing thrill ride that swings riders 90 feet above the ground. You can also win prizes at the games of skill and chance and try your hand at the dunk tank.

The raffle (2 tickets for $5) has many great items this year including a Weber grill, a Sony Flat screen TV, an Apple watch, an ipad Pro, a Go Pro, A Schwinn Cruiser, a Kindle and a Fitbit HR and much more. The vendors include Scentsy,  jewelry, Pampered Chef, homemade candles and many more. There is also a new gifts table and many vendors, all inside the gymnasium.

The OLP Country Fair’s dates and hours are:

Thursday, May 19th 6-10 p.m.

Friday, May 20th 6-11 p.m.

Saturday, May 21st 1-11 p.m.

If you have any questions call the rectory at (908)464-7600, Our Lady of Peace, 111 South Street, New Providence, NJ