20+ August Fairs and Festivals for New Jersey Families

Middlesex County Fair, a fun family tradition for 80 years, takes place August 5-11 in East Brunswick. Photo courtesy of the fair
New Jersey Street Fairs, Carnivals, Festivals, and County Fairs in August 2019

When it comes to fairs and festivals, August in New Jersey is like one big party! Flutter over to Pennington for a Butterfly Festival, have sky-high fun at a Hot Air Balloon Festival, indulge in sweet summer peaches at Princeton's Just Peachy Festival, or enjoy classic fair fun like carnival rides and games at a county fair. With so many options, the family calendar will 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.