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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 www.njstatefair.org for more information and download our free app "Sussexcountyfairgrounds." The fairgrounds has a no pet policy.
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A new 2,000 sq. ft. addition has just been finished to the Richards Building and the new RED siding indicates big changes to come. Display items formerly stored inside will now be placed there after the fair is over, leaving more floor space in the main building. Phase 2 of the building renovation is now complete. Click here to find out more.
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.
At The New Jersey State Fair/Sussex County Farm and Horse Show every day is children's day, but on Tuesday, Aug. 4, special programs and events for the kids made the day even more special.
Special presentations were made including Rizzo's Reptiles, songs and dancing with Vernon's BumbleSong music school, bicycle stunt show and pump track, face painting and much more.
Still a country veterinarian at heart, Dr. Paul Tallamy has seen plenty of change in his long career.
The Richards Building at the Sussex County Fairgrounds is home to many different activities during fair week.
All week long it displays artwork; on Tuesday it was the home of the fair's annual cupcake baking competition; and on Saturday and Sunday, it was the home of Hobby Weekend at the fair, where fair goers can learn about different hobbies from experts.