Sussex County Fair peddles old fashioned family fun

Ewes bellowed at each other, the ferris wheel lifted its passengers to the clouds and the smell of freshly popped kettle corn hung in the air. Just a regular day at the New Jersey State Fair Sussex County Farm & Horse Show.

The 81st annual event kicked off on Friday at the Sussex County Fairgrounds, and will run through Sunday, Aug. 13.

The old fashioned, family friendly state fair offers attractions and novelties including racing pigs, a petting zoo and a Queen of the Fair Pageant. The event also has monster truck rides, demolition derbies, motocross and BMX shows.

Anthony Bernabe, of Franklin, said this was the first time he’s been to the fair, although he’s been to the State Fair Meadowlands, the annual event is simply too crowded, Bernabe said. Besides his young daughter, Gaia, can’t get enough of the petting zoo, he said with a smile.

Read the entire NJ.com article here. Originally published on Aug. 5, 2017.

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