Can't-Miss August Fairs and Festivals for New Jersey Families

The Middlesex County Fair has been a fun family tradition for 80 years. Photo courtesy of the fair
The Middlesex County Fair has been a fun family tradition for 80 years. Photo courtesy of the fair

The number and variety of New Jersey fairs and festivals on offer in August make for a month-long party. Our top picks for family-friendly festivals include enjoying sky-high fun at the 84th Warren County Farmers' Fair and Hot Air Balloon Festival, indulging in sweet summer peaches at Princeton's Just Peachy Festival, and partaking in classic carnival rides and games at the New Jersey State Fair: Sussex County Farm & Horse Show. With this many options, your calendar can be packed all month long.

Read on for our top picks, and find more ways to make the most of August with our Summer Fun Guide for New Jersey Kids and our ideas for the best things to do all month long.

As always, if an event piques your interest, click through to our listing for all the details, including address and time.

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Free Horse & Carriage Rides
Downtown Ocean City - 12:00 PM Pick
Six Flags Holiday in the Park
Six Flags Great Adventure & Safari - 1:00 PM Pick
Turtle Back Zoo Holiday Lights
Turtle Back Zoo - 5:00 PM Pick
South Jersey Holiday Light Show
Bridgeport Speedway - 5:00 PM Pick
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides