Fun Abounds at the State Fair Meadowlands

June 11, 2019 Jacqueline Klecak

There’s nothing like a day at the carnival. Kids on a roller coaster scream as their stomachs do a loop de loop. Families chow down on funnel cakes and hot dogs. At night, couples cruising on the Sky Ride have a front-row seat to the fireworks display. From June 20-July 7, experience 18 days of family fun at the land of amusements in the MetLife Stadium parking lot better known as State Fair Meadowlands.

Sights & Sounds

Hop on more than 150 rides and attractions and grab a bite from 50 food vendors. Enjoy free shows, live music, carnival games, prizes and fireworks.

  • During the Jurassic Kingdom puppet show, audiences get to see and interact with life-like dinosaurs.
  • The Paul Bunyan Lumberjack Show promises an action-packed competition featuring log-rolling, wood-chopping, axe-throwing, and a chainsaw competition.
  • For more than 20 years, Steve Bayner has hypnotized fairgoers. He’ll return this year to entrance more patrons.
  • Go hog wild as you cheer on your favorite pig during Rosaire’s Royal Racers.
  • On Wednesday, July 3 and Thursday, July 4 celebrate summer with fireworks that can be seen anywhere on the fairgrounds.
  • Celebrate Batman’s 80th Anniversary by flying in the N3079G, the original Batcopter from the 1960s Batman TV series and movie.


Courtesy of Jean-Phillipe Photography

Fair Facts

  • In 1986, the first Meadowlands Fair was a six-day event.
  • Last year’s fair attendance was more than 400,000.
  • Annually, there are more than 185,000 zeppoles, 50,000 corn dogs and 17,000 bags of cotton candy sold at the fair.

Price Tag

General admission is $12 and parking costs $5. Ride tickets are sold separately. Wednesday, June 26 is Kids Go Free Night. Gate admission is free for ages 12 and younger and parking is free. Monday, July 1 means Cheap, Cheap Night. Gate admission for all ages costs $5 and parking is free.

Check for more bargain nights.

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