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Passaic County Hosts Annual County Fair at Garret Mountain Reservation

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The Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders in partnership with Friends of Passaic County Parks, Inc. will be hosting the Annual County Fair beginning Thursday August 17th and concluding on Sunday August 20th at the Garret Mountain Reservation. The County Fair will be open from 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM on Thursday and Friday, and 3:00 PM to 11:00 PM on Saturday and Sunday. Thursday, August 17th is “Family Night” with a special price of $20.00 for unlimited amusement rides.

Every year the Passaic County Fair is growing with bigger and better entertainment offerings for our residents,” stated Passaic County Freeholder Director Sandi Lazzara “I want to thank Schumacher Chevrolet, Lakeland Bank, Braen Stone, and all of the Fair sponsors for helping Passaic County in hosting this great event at no cost to the taxpayers and investing in the improvement of the Passaic County Park System.

The festivities include fireworks on Friday and Saturday, amusement rides, an array of local food vendors, 4-H tent, beer garden, chess tournament, pony rides, a petting zoo, and many other activities for families and children. For the first time since the Passaic County Fair started, a basketball game will be hosted on Thursday night with the famous Harlem Wizards, who will be taking on a team comprised of members of the Passaic County Sheriff’s Department and Passaic County Technical Institute athletes.

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The full list of sponsors is as follows:

  • Schumacher Chevrolet                                                            Event Sponsor
  • Lakeland Bank                                                                         Event  Sponsor
  • Braen Stone Industries, Inc.                                                    Event Sponsor
  • United Federated Systems                                                      Fireworks Sponsor
  • Toys “R” Us                                                                              Fireworks Sponsor
  • Ambassador Philip Murphy                                                    Transportation Sponsor
  • St. Joseph’s Medical Center                                                   Transportation Sponsor
  • TD Bank                                                                                 Transportation Sponsor
  •  Brown & Brown Metro, Inc.                                                    Transportation Sponsor
  • Creamer-Sanzari Joint Venture                                              Transportation Sponsor
  • Aton                                                                                         Gold Sponsor
  • LAN Associates                                                                       Gold Sponsor
  • Nationwide Mutual Insurance                                                  Gold Sponsor
  • Railroad Construction Family of Companies.                          Gold Sponsor
  • Smith-Sondy Asphalt Construction                                          Gold Sponsor
  • Sussex Bank                                                                            Gold Sponsor
  • PSE&G                                                                                     Golf Sponsor  
  • Weiner Law Group, LLP                                                           Gold Sponsor
  • JR Haftek Co, Inc.                                                                    Golf Sponsor
  • Bascom Corporation                                                                Friend of the Fair
  • Bergen Risk Managers                                                            Friend of the Fair
  • Boswell Engineering                                                                Friend of the Fair
  • Buglione, Hutton & Deyoe, LLC                                              Friend of the Fair
  • CHA Consulting, Inc.                                                               Friend of the Fair  
  • Christian Health Care Center                                                  Friend of the Fair
  • Dewberry Engineers, Inc                                                         Friend of the Fair
  • Express Scripts                                                                        Friend of the Fair
  • Downes Tree Service, Inc.                                                       Friend of the Fair
  • Concord Engineering                                                               Friend of the Fair
  • Fontanella, Benevento, Galluccio & Smith                              Friend of the Fair
  • Genova Burns                                                                          Friend of the Fair
  • Gluck Walrath, LLP                                                                  Friend of the Fair
  • Horizon – Blue Cross/Blue Shield of New Jersey                    Friend of the Fair
  • Lum Drasco & Positan, LLC                                                     Friend of the Fair
  • Johnston Communications                                                       Friend of the Fair
  • Law Office of Peter A. Tucci, LLC                                            Friend of the Fair
  • Pennoni                                                                                    Friend of the Fair
  • Premio Foods, Inc.                                                                   Friend of the Fair
  • Maser Consulting                                                                     Friend of the Fair
  • McManimon, Scotland & Baumann, LLC                                Friend of the Fair
  • NW Financial Group, LLC                                                       Friend of the Fair
  • PSE&G                                                                                    Friend of the Fair
  • Remington, Vernick & Arango Engineers, Inc.                        Friend of the Fair
  • Richard A. Alaimo Associates                                                 Friend of the Fair
  • T&M Associates                                                                      Friend of the Fair
  • Tony’s Auto Body, Inc.                                                             Friend of the Fair
  • United Food & Commercial Workers Union Local 464A          Friend of the Fair
  • Wigfield, Heyer, Stevens & Cammarota, LLP                          Friend of the Fair
  • Millennium Strategies                                                              Friend of the Fair
  • New York Life Insurance                                                          Friend of the Fair
  • New Jersey Community Development Corporation                Chess Tournament Sponsor

“The Passaic County Fair is a staple event for our residents and a great showcase for the Garret Mountain Reservation,” stated Passaic County Freeholder TJ Best. “This year we are offering great entertainment, food vendors from across New Jersey, and a full slate of events for children and families. We are expecting close to 20,000 visitors to the Fair this year as we continue to offer affordable, family friendly fun for Passaic County residents. See you at the Fair!”

Patrons are charged $5 per car to enter the Garret Mountain Reservation during the Fair. Regular updates can be found at the Passaic County Fair Facebook page.

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