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New Jersey State Fair 2016 Schedule - fireworks, rides, music
   June 23 - July 9, 2016
Meadowlands, New Jersey

    The New Jersey State Fair runs from June 23 to July 9, 2016. Enjoy family-friendly entertainment for 17 days of action-packed fun for everyone. There will be plenty of FREE entertainment featuring live performers on several stages. There will be over 150 rides and attractions for everyone in the family. Preview Night is June 23, at the 2016 New Jersey State Fair.

Thursday, June 23, 2016 - Preview Night
  Throwback Admission and Ride Hand Stamp
  Open 6:00 pm. - Close 12:00 am. - Box Office Closes at 11:00 pm.

FREE Entertainment:
  • The Steve Bayner Hypnotist Show - Main Stage / 3 Shows Daily
  • Rosaire’s Royal Racing Pigs - Main Midway / 4 Shows Daily; 5 on Sat/Sun/July 3 & 4
  • Commerford’s Educational Petting Zoo - Main Midway / Open Daily during Fair hours. Animal Rides are available, but, not free. Tickets are available at the Petting Zoo Box Office.
  • Live Concerts on the American Stage - Trixter - 8:00



Friday, June 24, 2016 - Dollar Day
Pay $10 per person for Fair Admission; Pay $2 per car for Parking Pay $2 per person for each ride and each game. There will be select food or drink items available for $2 each.
Fair Hours:
Open 5:00 pm. - Close 1:00 am. - Box Office Closes at 11:30 pm.

FREE Entertainment:
  • The Steve Bayner Hypnotist Show – Main Stage/3 Shows Daily
  • Rosaire’s Royal Racing Pigs – Main Midway/4 Shows Daily; 5 on Sat/Sun/July 3 & 4
  • Commerford’s Educational Petting Zoo – Main Midway/Open Daily during Fair hours. Animal Rides are available, but, not free. Tickets are available at the Petting Zoo Box Office.
  • Live Concerts on the American Stage - Riff - 8:00, 10:00 pm.

Saturday, June 25, 2016
Fair Hours:
Open 2:00 pm. - Close 1:00 am. - Box Office Closes at 11:30 pm.

FREE Entertainment:
  • The Steve Bayner Hypnotist Show - Main Stage / 3 Shows Daily
  • Rosaire’s Royal Racing Pigs - Main Midway / 4 Shows Daily; 5 on Sat / Sun / July 3 & 4
  • Commerford’s Educational Petting Zoo Animal Rides are available, but, not free. Tickets are available at the Petting Zoo Box Office.
  • Live Concerts on the American Stage - Reunion IV - 7:00 pm



Monday, June 27, 2016
Fair Hours:
Open 6:00 pm. - Close 12:00 am. - Box Office Closes at 11:00 pm.
Parking: FREE Monday - Wednesday

FREE Entertainment:
  • The Steve Bayner Hypnotist Show - Main Stage/3 Shows Daily
  • Rosaire’s Royal Racing Pigs - Main Midway/4 Shows Daily; 5 on Sat/Sun/July 3 & 4
  • Commerford’s Educational Petting Zoo - Main Midway/Open Daily during Fair hours. Animal Rides are available, but, not free. Tickets are available at the Petting Zoo Box Office.
  • Live Concerts on the American Stage - The Weekenders - 8:00, 10:00 pm

Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Fair Hours:
Open 6:00 pm. - Close 12:00 am. - Box Office Closes at 11:00 pm.
Parking: FREE Monday - Wednesday
  • Live Concerts on the American Stage - Mike DelGuidice and Big Shot - Celebrating the music of Billy Joel - 8:00 pm.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - Kids Go FREE Night
Fair Hours:
Open 4:00 pm. - Close 12:00 am. - Box Office Closes at 11:00 pm.
Parking: FREE Monday - Wednesday
  • Live Concerts on the American Stage - Gotta Dance - 6:00 pm; Blame It on the Girl - 8:00, 10:00 pm.



Thursday, June 30, 2016
Fair Hours:
Open 6:00 pm. - Close 12:00 am. - Box Office Closes at 11:00 pm.
Parking: $5 per Vehicle
  • Live Concerts on the American Stage - Rubix Kube - 8:00, 10:00 pm.

Friday, July 1, 2016
Fair Hours:
Open 6:00 pm. - Close 1:00 am. - Box Office Closes at 11:30 pm.
Parking: $5 per Vehicle
  • Live Concerts on the American Stage - Under a Ton - 8:00, 10:00 pm.

Saturday, July 2, 2016
Fair Hours:
Open 2:00 pm. - Close 1:00 am. - Box Office Closes at 11:30 pm.
Parking: $5 per Vehicle
  • Live Concerts on the American Stage - Free Country - 2:00, 3:15 pm.; Epoch Failure - 8:00, 10:00 pm.

Sunday, July 3, 2016 - Fireworks Tonight
Fair Hours:
Open 2:00 pm. - Close 12:00 am. - Box Office Closes at 11:00 pm.
  • Live Concerts on the American Stage: Treble - 2:00, 3:15 pm.; Bubba Grouch - 8:00, 10:00 pm.; Manny Cabo - 10:15, 11:30 pm.

Monday, July 4, 2016 - Fireworks Tonight
Fair Hours:
Open 2:00 pm. - Close 1:00 am. - Box Office Closes at 11:30 pm.
Fireworks Display today
  • Live Concerts on the American Stage: PD Brody - 2:00, 3:15 pm.; Star-Spangled Gypsy - 5:00, 7:00 pm.; Toy Canon - 10:15, 11:30 pm.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016
Fair Hours:
Open 6:00 pm. - Close 12:00 am. - Box Office Closes at 11:00 pm.
  • Live Concerts on the American Stage: Lauren Davidson - 8:00, 10:00 pm.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016 - Cheap, Cheap Night
Fair Hours:
Open 4:00 pm. - Close 12:00 am. - Box Office Closes at 11:00 pm.
Box Office Ticket Pricing: Fair Admission, All Ages $5
  • Live Concerts on the American Stage: Ayla Gentiletti - 8:00, 10:00 pm.

Thursday, July 7, 2016
Fair Hours: Open 6:00 pm. - Close 12:00 am. - Box Office Closes at 11:00 pm.
  • Live Concerts on the American Stage: Nash FM presents Chase Bryant with special guest Nikki Briar and the Sweet Briar Band - 8:00 pm.

Friday, July 8, 2016
Fair Hours:
Open 6:00 pm. - Close 1:00 am. - Box Office Closes at 11:30 pm.
  • Live Concerts on the American Stage: Goodbye Friday - 8:00, 10:00 pm.

Saturday, July 9, 2016
Fair Hours:
Open 2:00 pm. - Close 1:00 am. - Box Office Closes at 11:30 pm.
  • Live Concerts on the American Stage: Plaid Brixx - 2:00, 3:15 pm.; Constantine Maroulls with special guests Hey Monea and Jackle Nese - 8:00 pm.



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