The Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders in partnership with Friends of Passaic County Parks, Inc. will be hosting the annual county fair from Thursday, Aug. 16 to Sunday, Aug. 19 at Garret Mountain Reservation.

The County Fair will be open from 6 to 11 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, and 3 to 11 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free. Parking is $5 per car. Festivities will include fireworks on Friday and Saturday, carnival rides, a large array of food vendors and trucks, 4-H tent, beer garden, chess tournament, pony rides and petting zoos, and many other activities for families and children.

Thursday at the fair is Family Night. For $20, you can purchase a wristband that allows unlimited access to all the rides at the fair, and if you want to take a break from the rides at 7 p.m. there will be a basketball exhibition between The Harlem Wizards as they face off against Passaic County Police Officers, firefighters, and PCTI athletes.

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Daily schedule:

Thursday, Aug. 16:

  • The Adventure Soundtrack, 6 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Harlem Wizards, 7 p.m.
  • Boss Radio AM Gold, 8 to 11 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 17:

  • Silk City Band, 6 to 7 p.m.
  • Chess tournament, 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Opening ceremony, 7 p.m.
  • The Kootz, 7:30 to 9 p.m.
  • Fireworks, 9:30 p.m.
  • Riff, 10 to 11 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 18:

  • Montclair Art Truck, 3 to 6 p.m.
  • Izabelle The Amazing, 3 to 6 p.m.
  • Chess tournament, 4 to 8 p.m.
  • School of Rock Wayne, 5 to 6:30 p.m.
  • Memories, 7 to 9 p.m.
  • Fireworks, 9 p.m.
  • MPack, 9:30 to 11 p.m.

Sunday, Aug. 19:

  • Montclair Art Truck, 3 to 6 p.m.
  • Izabelle The Amazing, 3 to 6 p.m.
  • Craig Redmond and C-Dreams, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.
  • Uncle Floyd, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
  • Exodus Supreme, 6:30 to 8 p.m.
  • Grupo Warachando, 8:30 to 10:30 p.m.

Just some of the food and drink vendors scheduled to be at the fair include: All Surf No Turf, El Tio Charro, Aunt Martha’s Funnel Cake, Bibi Ice Cream, Big John’s Gourmet Burger, Brittany’s Brownies, Bubble Tea, Cocina Cecilia, Delicious Hispanic Food, Empanda Times, Johnny Zeppoli, Kettle Corn King, Leila’s Crepe Station, Mexi Boys, Mister Softee, Pie Oh My, R+H Catering, Rivere of Beer, Rockhard Pickles, Rosa Andres, Royal Ice Cream, Sip and Swirl, Sweet Concessions, The Pizza Mobile, Waffles Box Truck and Webb’s Worldwide Sandwich.

The Passaic County 4-H and RCE will offer the following activities:

  • Thursday, Aug. 16 - 6 to 9 p.m. - Archery
  • Friday, Aug. 17 - 6 to 9 p.m. - Archery
  • Friday, Aug. 17 - 6 p.m. - Hula hoop contest
  • Saturday, Aug. 18 - 3 to 9 p.m. - Archery
  • Saturday, Aug. 18 - 5 and 5:30 p.m. - Watermelon eating contest
  • Sunday, Aug. 19 - 3 to 9 p.m. - Archery
  • Sunday, Aug. 19 - 5 p.m. - Water balloon contest
  • Sunday, Aug. 19 - 6 p.m. - Hula hoop contest

Fair organizers would like to thank its platinum event sponsors: Schumacher Chevrolet Auto Group, Lakeland Bank, Braen Stone.