Saturday, July 27, 2013 at Various times
Repeating every day through Saturday, August 3, 2013
|Where:||1350 Strykers Road, Phillipsburg NJ 08865|
|Cost:||$6 Adult, $4 children ages 5-12, Free ages 4 & Under|
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Feel Like a Kid Again at the Warren County Farmers’ Fair and Hot Air Balloon Festival Mark your calendar for the 76th annual Warren County Farmers’ Fair featuring the Hot Air Balloon Festival, from Saturday, July 27 to Saturday, August 3, 2013. No matter what age or what your likes are, you are bound to find something interest at this charming old-time country fair. A visit to the fair may even make you feel like a kid again. There are plenty of animal exhibits that will bring back memories of visiting a petting zoo for the first time. And what boy or girl doesn’t like antique tractors or cars. The classic cars in our numerous car shows are probably what your parents showed off as new driving around the neighborhood. The Fair is nostalgic for many that visit. For some it feels like they have gone back in time.
Admission prices are even pleasantly low for today’s day and age at $6 for an adult, $4 for children ages 5-12.
Admission to the Fair also includes the Hot Air Balloon Festival, presented by JCP&L. In it’s 13th year the Balloon Festival is a Fair highlight, with mass balloon ascensions, powered by AmeriGas, at 6:30 pm each evening. Tethered rides will be offered in the evenings for $10 per person, on a first come basis and weather permitting. For details or to book a full flight call 908-454-3431. There is nightly action in the Main Arena, which includes two Demolition Derbies, Truck Mud Bog, along with Truck and Tractor Pulls. Ticketed Main Arena events range from a modest $5 to $12 and may be obtained in advance by mail order. Sunday, July 28th the Main Arena Events are free, kicking off with an Ox Pull demo and the Hay Bale Rolling Contest. On closing day Saturday, August 3, the ATV Mud Bog is also free of charge for fairgoers. To order your advance tickets download the form from the website and fill out and send with a check and self addressed stamped envelope. There are plenty of contests that visitors can participate in or will enjoy watching. Visit the website and click on the Rules and Regs to view the competitions that might be of interest. In 2012 the Fair introduced a Country Idol Contest, Truck Show and Mr. Warren County.
By popular demand there will be a Ms. Warren County contest in 2013. Traditional favorites include a variety of 4-H & FFA shows, Kiddie Pedal Pull, home and garden contests, a talent show and numerous car shows throughout the week. Teen contests will be going on from 1-6 pm each day. Teens can compete in individual contests, as a "crew of two" or in a triathlon. Contests for individuals include watermelon eating and a cotton ball count. For the crew of two contests its hay bale rolling and a balloon shave. The triathlon includes the Egg and Spoon, Tricycle Race and the Orange Peel contests. For first time attendees we trust you will enjoy the relaxed pace, charming atmosphere, affordable prices and nostalgic attractions throughout the Fair like the antique tractor show and the traditional arts expo. The Fair is a veritable wonderland of fun experiences. From the animal barns to the Kids’ Corral, the Fair is a place where you will find wholesome entertainment, affordably! The Kids’ Corral gives fairgoers with small children value added opportunities, as everything in the Corral is free of charge. Little ones can make crafts, enjoy clown shows, compete in contests for prizes and more. This year’s line up includes Merriloons the Clown, Rizzo’s Reptiles, Winakung at Waterloo and environmental educator Diana Dove. Contests include Pie eating, egg rolling and Fear Factor Veggie Style where we make your child eat vegetables. Warren County is one of the most scenic counties in New Jersey with the event being easily accessible from Routes 80, 78 and 22. For directions, schedules and other information visit the websites at www.warrencountyfarmersfair.org and www.balloonfestnj.com The Warren County Farmers’ Fair and Hot Air Balloon Festival – Down to Earth, Uplifting. Supported in part by a grant from New Jersey Department of State, Division of Travel and Tourism, www.visitnj.org.Read more »