The Passaic County Fair is Coming!


***Please note that the opening ceremony for the fair has been rescheduled to Friday, August 11th at 7:30 PM due to expected inclement weather this evening.***

Aug. 8: Information on parking has been added to this story.

From August 10-13, like in years past, Garrett Mountain Reservation will light up with the sights, sounds, and smells of the Passaic County Fair. Fun for all ages, the fair will feature activities to keep everyone busy and entertained, including nightly fireworks (except for Sunday). Vendors will be set up, so be sure to bring some money - but admission to the fair itself is free. Family Fun Night, on Thursday, includes $30 wristbands available for free rides all night.

So what can you expect to see at the fair? There will be carnival rides, bounce houses, games, animal ambassadors, pony rides, a petting zoo, face painting, the 4H experience, a chess tournament, a touch-a-truck interactive exhibit, butterfly exhibits, music, live performances, and a beer garden (for adults 21+ only). There will also be a blood drive for all those eligible to donate life-saving blood and the chance to receive the Covid-19 vaccine.

The opening ceremony will take place on Thursday from 7:30 - 8 pm.

Performers include:

Thursday, August 10
Larry Stevens Band from 7-11 pm

Friday, August 11
The Big Beat Big Band from 7-11 pm

Saturday, August 12
Bach to Rock from 3:30-5 pm
MPACK from 6-7:30 pm
Naughty Humphrey from 8-11 pm

Sunday, August 13
School of Rock from 3:30-5:30 pm
Orquesta Swing Combo from 6:30-8:30 pm
Craig Redmond & C-Dreams from 9-11 pm

Fair hours on Thursday are 6-11 pm, which is also Wristband Night. For $30, visitors can purchase a wristband for free fair rides all night. Fireworks are at 9:30 pm.

Hours on Friday are 6-11 pm; fireworks are at 9:30 pm.

Hours on Saturday are 3-11 pm; fireworks are at 9:30 pm.

Hours on Sunday are 12-9 pm.

All fair parking this year will be at Rifle Camp Park on  387 Rifle Camp Road or next door, at the Bank of New York at 385 Rifle Camp Road in Woodland Park. Parking is $5 per car and free shuttle buses will be running between the parking lots and the fairgrounds throughout the day and night.

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