Summer fun is over all too soon but you still have one month to go to pack in all the fun you can before school starts again. Check out our list of fun family festivals and fairs for the month of August. There are lots of options from arts & crafts, 4-H competitions, music and street fairs full of fun, food, and more. Mark your calendar to make sure you don’t miss out any of these great events.
Middlesex County Fair – Aug 1 – 7
Middlesex County Fairgrounds 655 Cranbury Road
Live animals, rides, food, craft vendors, entertainment, and live music
National Night Out Against Crime & Kids Day Celebration- Aug 2
Windward Beach Park Princeton Ave. Brick Township
Family fun day sponsored by Brick Township's Summerfest; Free
Clamfest in the Highlands –Aug 4 -7
Huddy Park 301 Shore Drive, Highlands
Four day action packed event featuring fresh seafood from local restaurants, live entertainment, thrills rides, games and more
Beach Ball A-Palooza - Aug 5
Ocean County Park Beachside, 659 Ocean Ave Lakewood
Free Admission, Music by Jimmy & the Parrots, fun games, rides, crafts, dancing, and water sports
New Jersey State Fair – Aug 5 – 14
Sussex County Fairgrounds 37 Plains Road, Augusta
Amusements, horse show, exhibits, food, live entertainment, and monster truck rides
5th Annual Craft Beer & Crab Festival – Aug 6
Emlen Physick Estate 1048 Washington St, Cape May
This all-day festival features local craft beers to wash down favorite summer picnic foods such as steamed crabs, crab cakes, steamed shrimp, pulled pork, corn on the cob, potato salad and more. Enjoy live music all day on the outdoor stage. Have fun with jugglers and acrobats, crafts and food vendors, a farmers' market and more. There will be a charge for food, beverages and some activities.
A Very Berry Festival – Aug 7
Squan Plaza, Manasquan
Enjoy all things berry at this fun family festival from strawberry shortcakes, berry pies, and all sorts of sweets.
Sweet Corn & BBQ Festival at Shawnee Mountain Ski Area – Aug 13 – 14
401 Hollow Road, East Stroudsburg, PA
Come celebrate the Pennsylvania sweet corn harvest along with the region’s best BBQ delights. Non-stop live entertainment with a Country and Western theme; including local show bands the Brian Dean Moore Band and the Cramer Brothers Band. There’s country line dancing demonstrations and instruction, cowboy juggling and magic shows, corn eating and corn trivia contests.
Big Sea Day Celebration – Aug 13
Main Beach, Manasquan
A fun-filled annual tradition. Activities include sand castle contest, surfing, body-surfing, pie eating contest and fishing contests. Exhibition of local artwork and much, much more.
Festival of the Sea – Aug 10 – Aug 14
St. Francis Parish & Center grounds 4700 Long Branch Road, Brant Beach
Bring the whole family for five nights of fun for all ages! Pay one price per person every night to ride the rides all night long! Rides for all ages. Games of Chance! Super Progressive 50/50! Great food! And, much, much more!
Somerset County 4-H Fair – Aug 10 – 12
North Branch Park, 355 Milltown Road, Somerset
Showcase of 4-H projects and activities with dog, horse, livestock shows, food, and entertainment
Italian Festival of Ocean Township – Aug 10 – 14
Joe Palaia Park, 200 Whalepond Rd Oakhurst
Live entertainment, delicious food, amusement rides, games, and fireworks
Peach, Princess, & Pirate Celebration at Camden Children’s Garden - Aug 13 - 14
3 Riverside Drive, Camden
Join the party for NJ’s favorite summer fruit with crafts, a planting activity, and a treasure hunt. Children are encouraged to dress in their favorite Princess or Pirate costume and join them for some themed crafts! Children who come dressed in costume will receive a free ride ticket, limit one per child.