New Jersey State Fair
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* Animal Policy*

"Service animals [dogs] as defined by the American Disabilities Act are welcome at the New Jersey State Fair/Sussex County Farm & Horse Show [title iii ADA].  All other animals including comfort/therapy animals are prohibited."




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*** IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT for 2019 Poultry Exhibitors ***  

‚ÄčPollurum Antigen Shortage 

Due to the shortage of testing antigen this year, the state will perform the testing at the fairgrounds only once this year, on May 21 between 5-8pm. This is a one shot deal; no other testing will be offered. Only 2 birds will tested per exhibitor, with a limit of 4 per family. Waterfowl and pidgeons are exempt.


It's just around the corner


It's just around the corner - the highlight of summer: The New Jersey State Fair/Sussex County Farm & Horse Show! Running from August 4 - 13, this ten day show highlights the hallmarks of an old fashioned country fair, as well as lots of entertainment, food and shopping.


The six barns will be full of animals, the three rings will be showcasing horses, and there will be plenty for every member of the family to do. The RoNetco Supermarkets Family Entertainment area has K-9s in Flight, racing pigs, petting zoo, dinosaur fossils and a chainsaw artist. The Outdoor Entertainment Area features two demo derbies, a mudbog, tractor pulls, motocross and opening night concert. The Performing Arts Tent has free entertainment every day.


Visit for more information and download our free app "Sussexcountyfairgrounds." The fairgrounds has a no pet policy.


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Sussex County veterans honored at fairgrounds


On Sunday, several hundred residents came out to honor the county's veterans during the 13th Annual Salute to Military Veterans parade and ceremonies at the Sussex County Fairgrounds.


The event was sponsored by the Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders, the Sussex County Department of Human Services, Division of Senior Services and the Veterans Committee.