to the 76th Annual
Warren County Farmers Fair,
13th annual Hot Air Balloon Festival in NJ.
Admission is $6 for adults and $4 for ages 5-12. Children 4 and Under Free
Admission is for both the County Fair and the Balloon Festival
FREE PARKING • Sorry Cash Only For Admission
Mud Bog Runners: please call the fair office at 908-859-6563 and speak with Milly about your shirts and premiums. Kymberlyn Reigle of Alpha; Kimme McConnell of P'burg and Erin Slack.
When picking up prizes some form of ID will be requested.
What started as a gathering of farmers, mechanics and manufacturers in 1859, evolved into the incorporation of the Warren County Farmers' Fair in 1937, and more recently mushroomed into an annual event that truly has something for everyone. Where else can you thrill to a hot air balloon ride, eat cotton candy on a carnival midway, watch traditional craftsmen at work, get down-and-dirty in a Mud Bog competition, and cheer your neighbor on in a tractor pull... all in the same place? Yes, the Farmers' Fair, featuring one of New Jerseys' popular Hot Air Balloon Festivals is truly a family affair.
the fun begin...
The Fair officially opens on Saturday, July 27, and runs through Saturday, August 3, 2013.
The Warren County Fair remains one of the most affordable events around – Old Fashioned Fun at Old Fashioned Prices! The Fair directors' idea of inflation is the nightly Hot Air Balloon inflations each evening. Come on out the the country and enjoy an affordable day of family fun.
This year marks the 13th year for the Hot Air Balloon Festival in Warren County, New Jersey! Balloon launches, balloon rides, and tethered rides. There will be a mass balloon launches EVERY NIGHT! Tethered Rides will also be offered, with times based on weather and TBA. Wednesday night we will have the Bicycle Balloon Race. Keep an eye out for Airhead Invader as he invades the festival again in 2013. (All balloon activity weather permitting.) The Hot Air Balloon Festival is included in one low admission price to the Fair!
If you are wondering how a Farmers' Fair and a Balloon Festival end up coming together, I guess you can say farm animals and ballooning go way back. Click here for a history of ballooning.
The Fair also welcomes back the 16th Annual Traditional Arts Expo. Return to the days when baskets were handmade, and spinning was a daily household chore. Local traditional artists from area Guilds will demonstrate their work.
Sunday, July 28, Harmony Speedway Historical Society presents Dirt Track Heroes. Meet legends like Sam Beavers and Carl Van Horn. See original rebuild cars that used to run the race track in Harmony and other dirt tracks. Memoribila, photos and other stock cars will be on display.
Daily Farm Events & Exhibits give everyone the opportunity to savor the bounty of Warren County's fine agricultural community. The Open Horse Show, pony rides, baking & canning exhibits, 4-H/FFA exhibits... can't you just taste Grandma's apple pie right now?
Old Cars, Antique Cars and Fast Cars will plentiful at the Fair.
Food and Entertainment to satisfy every possible taste. Stroll the fun-packed Fairgrounds and taste the many delicious flavors of the Fair. From farm-fresh ice cream to strawberry shortcake, just bring a big appetite and enjoy it all!
And if you see our directors when you visit the fair be sure to give them a big thank you for all they do to prepare a memorable event for you and your family!
Season Passes – $30 for adults and $15 for 12 and under
and Advance Tickets For Power Events available by mail - check back for details.
Specials on Rides – See schedule page
Opening Day Saturday 12-4 pm & 6 - 10 pm per ride special
Sunday – Friday 12-4 pm Wristband specials
Monday – Thursday 6-10 pm Wristbands specials
Opening Day Saturday through Friday
12 noon - 10 pm
(gates open at 11 am)
Closing Day Saturday
8 am – 10 pm
Vendors & Exhibit Buildings are open:
12 noon -10pm
Home and Garden Building
12 noon - 9 pm
Traditional Arts Building
12 noon - 9 pm
Admission is $6 for adults and $4 for ages 5-12.
Children 4 and Under Free
Weekday Specials –
Monday - Friday - until 4 pm
Admission is $6 for adults and
FREE for ages 12 and under. (After 4 pm, admission fees revert back to the regular prices). Paying adults that enter the fair before 4 pm will be allowed re-entry into the fair after 4 pm by showing proof of purchase on the same day. Children who did not pay before 4 will need to pay normal admission for re-entry into the fair after 4 pm. No exceptions.
Click here for 2011 Results
Click here for 2010 Results
Click here for 2009 Results
Click here for 2008 Results
More photos from 2012 www.ispyphotography.smugmug.com
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