State Fair Meadowlands Set To Return June 22-July 8

Photo courtesy of State Fair Meadowlands

EAST RUTHERFORD – State Fair Meadowlands, home to New Jersey’s largest “Kiddieland” amusement area, is set to return for 17 days of fun for children of all ages this summer, running from June 22 through July 8 at the New Meadowlands Fairgrounds, next to the Met Life Stadium in East Rutherford.

The fair will return with over 25-kid friendly rides – including the Rockin Tug, the Caterpillar Coaster, Construction Zone, Bumble Bee, and of course, the traditional Merry-Go-Round – as well as special fair games where kids of all ages can step up to win their favorite prizes.

Once you’ve entered the fair, shows are free. The Circus Maximus is a tent circus with acrobats and animal shows; the Live Shark Encounter is entertaining and educational water show with real sharks. Wild animal fans can check out The Big Cat Show, with performing lions, tigers and ligers. And, kids will love cheering on the Racing Pigs as they snort their way around a racetrack.

New this year will be Geocaching, a real-world outdoor treasure hunt. Containers will be placed throughout the fair, filled with prizes, and fair goers will be able to use their GPS-enabled devices such as smartphones to participate as well as share their experiences online.

“For just $5 admission on weeknights and $7 on weekends and holidays, you can bring a child to State Fair Meadowlands and enjoy the country’s best live animal shows, circus performers, rock bands and petting zoo,” said Al Dorso, President of State Fair Meadowlands. “We even offer a ‘Kids Go Free’ night on June 27, where any child 12 and under gets into the fair for free.”

Also new this year will be children’s karaoke. For older children and teens, don’t miss the Skyride, as well as the Batcopter from the original Batman TV show, providing panoramic rides of the fair and New York City. On the evenings of July 3 and 4, fairgoers will be treated to State Fair Meadowland’s world-class fireworks shows.

The fair also offers comfort stations, conveniently located in Kiddieland, with diaper changing and family bathrooms, as well as covered private areas for mothers and babies. For more information about the fair, bargain days and promotions, visit

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