Rides, Food and Fun abound in July! From fried Oreos to monster truck rides, this month is full of fun fairs and festivals. See farm animals, ride the Tilt a Whirl or try your luck at one of the baking competitions at one of the many county fairs. Or try your luck at the Belmar Sandcastle contest. These will help make it a summer to remember!
Atlantic Highlands Fireman's FairJune 30 –July 4; 6 - 11:00 PM
Atlantic Highlands Municipal Harbor, located at 2 Simon Lake Drive, Atlantic Highlands.
Presented by The Atlantic Highlands Fire Department Games, Rides, large food court and tons of family fun
Cumberland County FairJuly 7 – 11
Fairstand Rd, Millville
Racing Pigs, Daily 4-H Activities, Monster Truck Rides, Great Food, Free Daily Entertainment, Farm & Garden Exhibits, Home & Arts Exhibits, Music, Rides, and more.
Ocean County FairJuly 8 – 12
Robert J. Miller Airpark Route 530 Berkeley
4-H events, animal shows and exhibits, rides, amusements, racing pigs, home and garden competitions
Freedom Fest State FairJuly 8 - 12
Horse Park of New Jersey 626 Rt 524, Allentown
Unlimited Rides Everyday All Day, Free Parking, Shows, and Entertainment
NJ State BBQ Championship & Anglesea Blues FestivalJuly 10 – 12
2nd and Olde New Jersey Avenues, and surrounding pubs in North Wildwood. Experience the BEST in Barbeque & Blues at this exciting three day festival. Live cooking demonstrations, incredible food and top regional and national blues acts on the FREE main stage.
Jersey Shore Celtic FestivalJuly 11
Christ Episcopa Church 415 Washington St, Toms River
Vendors, pipe and drum competitions, traditional foods
Hands-on History at Historic Cold Spring VillageJuly 11 – 12
720 Route 9, Cape May
Try your hand at crafts and trades from the 1800s! Blacksmithing, basket weaving, woodworking and more. Step inside the Village's 26 restored, historic buildings and interact with historical interpreters to learn and create-the way our ancestors did! Children can get their 'Pastport' stamped for each hands-on activity they complete, and redeem it for a free treat in the Country Store!
Blueberry Bash at Terhune OrchardsJuly 11 & 12; 10 am – 5 pm
330 Cold Soil Road, Princeton
Celebrate "everything blueberry". Wander through Pick-Your-Own blueberry bushes; relax on a wagon ride around the farm. Pony rides, music and lots of tasty blueberry treats - blueberry muffins, blueberry cobbler, blueberry tea and blueberry salsa! Admission to the festival area is $5, age 3 and up. Admission fee includes wagon rides, pedal tractors, barnyard of animals, music, play tractors, puppet shows and children games.
29th Annual NJ Sandcastle ContestJuly 15 - 8 AM - 12 PM
The 29th Annual New Jersey Sandcastle Contest is scheduled for July 15th at Belmar’s 18th Avenue Beach from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm. The competition is free and open to participants of all ages.
Morris County 4-H FairJuly 15 – 19
Chubb Park, Routes 24 and 206
Artwork, animals, food, live entertainment, rides, animal shows, car cruise, tricky tray, and fireworks