June 27th, 2011
State Fair Meadowlands will donate up to 10,000 State Fair entry tickets to underprivileged children in New Jersey this Spring. “State Fair Meadowlands- New Jersey’s largest annual family-friendly event-is close to home, and we want to make sure that all kids, regardless of income, have a chance to come and share our fun. For our Tix 4 Kids program, we are looking to partner with non-profit organizations throughout the state to identify children who could benefit,” said Al Dorso, President of State Fair Meadowlands.
Interested outreach professionals may email firstname.lastname@example.org, with the name of your organization in the subject line.
June 26th, 2011
State Fair Meadowlands is excited to offer exciting new bargains to celebrate its Silver Anniversary. “We want to make it easier than ever for local families to come and enjoy our electrifying new entertainment, thrilling rides and delicious food,” said Al Dorso, President of State Fair Meadowlands.
The 2011 promotions include Opening Dollar Night, where select rides, games, food, drinks and parking all cost a dollar and admission is $2. Go Green Night, where you can sign up for Viridian Energy, which delivers green energy via you usual electric company. By signing up you will receive two free admission tickets to the fair. Be sure to bring your electric bill to the Will Call window to sign up. Other promotional events include Kids Go Free, Midnight Madness, Cheap Cheap Night, Zombie Night, Rain Insurance and Patron Appreciation Day.
June 24th, 2011
State Fair Meadowlands plans to host some of the area’s trendiest new bands this summer. “State Fair Meadowlands is a great venue for new music-with food, rides and loads of fun. We are thrilled to be showcasing some of the area’s best new talent in our brand-new covered event area. Best of all, the shows are free with every entry to the fair-a great value that music lovers won’t find anywhere else,” says Al Dorso, JR., events coordinator, State Fair Meadowlands.
This year’s featured bands will include: Human Wheels, Danielle Ashley, Escape Directors, Jack Skuller, April Baton, Austin Taylor, Scott DeCarlo Six, Slewfot Project, Keeping Riley, The Tonight Life, Shelly Lynn, Goodbye Friday, Danny Nova, Kings Highway, Diamonds in Jupiter, Girls Night Out, Payton Taylor and 3 West.
June 23rd, 2011
For the first time ever the State Fair Meadowlands will have its very own State Fair Wine Competition hosted by The North Jersey Italian American Foundation (NJIAF). The competition is open to both professional and amateur winemakers, and will run from June 24 through July 8 with an awards ceremony at 6 p.m. on July 10. Awards will include bronze, silver and gold awards, with a “Best in Show” ribbon.
Categories that will be judged include: red, white and grappa. The professional wine judges include: John Grezzi, president of makewinewithus.com, and Diann Greco, vice president of makewinewithus.com. The third judge will be a surprise guest who is well known to New Jersey winemakers and certified by the American Wine Society. The event is a fundraiser for The First Cerebral Palsy Center of New Jersey and the Belleville/Nutley Columbus Day Parade organization.
June 22nd, 2011
The country’s most famous baker Buddy Valastro of Carlo’s Bakery and TLC’s Cake Boss will be crafting a one-of-a-kind cake creation to celebrate State Fair Meadowlands’ 25th Anniversary. The unveiling of the cake will take place on Saturday, July 2 at 8 p.m. at The New Meadowlands Fairgrounds.
Buddy will feature his State Fair Meadowlands cake for and episode to air in August/September 2011. He will be filming part of the episode at the fair on July 2. Cake Boss, which just completed its third season, takes viewers behind the scenes to watch Buddy Valastro, his mother, four sisters, and three brothers-in-law as they operate Carlos Bakery in Hoboken, NJ.
June 21st, 2011
State Fair Meadowlands is about to celebrate its Silver Anniversary. The fair will run from June 24 through July 10 and will be held in the new and larger fairgrounds next to the New Meadowlands Stadium. The 17 day-long celebration will include brand-new events, live concerts and entertainment acts. Special events include The Big Cat Show, Kachunga and The Alligator Show. Returning this year will be the Racing Pigs, Magic Shows, fireworks and Master Hypnotist Steve Bayner.
The State Fair Meadowlands has become the largest fair in the New York metro area, with over 150 rides and attractions, as well as a wide variety of food vendors, occupying over 35 acres of fairgrounds and parking. This year’s newly developed fairgrounds will feature a larger special event area and new climate-controlled restrooms for patrons. The fair will have rides for everyone, from tots to thrill-seeking daredevils, games, shows, live concerts and shopping.
May 18th, 2011
Hi Fairgoers. We’re excited this year marks the 25th Yr. Anniversary of State Fair Meadowlands!!!
This year’s Fair is even bigger, better and with lots of new attractions, rides and other fun activities for the whole family. For example, the Fair will host The Big Cat Show, featuring a lion, tigers, a “liger” and their lovable trainer; Kachunga & The Alligator show, from deep in the swamps of Florida; the Human Slinky, a colorful and hilarious stage show; and Circus Maximus, an 1,800-seat contemporary tent circus.
All of these shows – as well as returning favorites The Racing Pigs, Master Hynotist Steve Bayner, Festival of Magic and World of Wonder/Palace of Illusion – are FREE with entry ticket. On weekdays, adults are $7 and kids and seniors are $5. On weekends, entry for adults is $9 and kids and seniors are $6. Admission/ride combo entry tickets are also available, providing entry, rides and free entertainment.
Stay tuned for more great news to come!