Schedule

 

2022 Master Schedule of Events - Check back for new upcoming events!

August 5th, 5 - 10 pm & August 6th - 13th, 10 am - 10 pm   

The Fair is smoke-free.

 

Location Key

= Carnival 

OEA = Franklin Sussex Automall Outdoor Entertainment Area   

FEA = Family Entertainment Area  

AG = Agricultural Area  

HS = Horse Show 

RB = Richards Building  

PAT = Planet Networks Performing Arts Tent  

SB = 4-H Shotwell Building 

CB = Kosa County Building 

RR = Red Rooster Wine Garden

 

All Day:

  • 6 barns of animals at AG
  • 4-H Exhibits, Club Displays at SB
  • Cowtown, USA; Barnyard Cackle Review; Commerford Petting Zoo, Chainsaw Artistry by Brett McClain at FEA
  • Noon - 10 pm, Rides and games at C
  • Quarter Horse Show (August 5 - 7), Sussex County Horse Show (August 8 - 13) at HS (The full Horse Show Schedule can be found here.)

 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 5 Non-Profit Spotlight: New Jersey Traumatic Brain Injury Alliance

  • 5 pm - closing, Dollar Day: all rides $1, $10 strip of 10 minimum C 
  • 5 pm - 7 pm, History Exhibit - Sanford/Lockwood Fair History RB
  • 5 pm, Beef Obstacle Course at AG
  • 5:15 pm, K-9's in Flight at FEA
  • 6 pm, Hot Dog Pig Races at FEA
  • 6 pm - 9 pm, WWE Meet & Greet, Tony Atlas WWE Hall of Fame AG
  • 6 pm - 9 pm, Scott Messina (Music) RR
  • 6:45 pm, Variety Magic Show at FEA
  • 6:45 - 7:45 pm, The Happy Hawthorne Band PAT
  • 7 pm, Opening Day Parade at HS/AG
  • 7:45 pm, Hot Dog Pig Race Finale at FEA
  • 8:30 pm, Duo Incendio (Fire Performance) Conservatory Courtyard
  • 8 - 9:30 pm, Battle of the Bands presented by WNNJ I Heart Radio at PAT

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 6 Non-Profit Spotlight: Eleventh Hour Rescue

  • 9 am - 5 pm, Open Sheep Show AG 
  • 9 am - 5 pm, Open Beef Show AG
  • Noon, Hot Dog Pig Races FEA
  • Noon - 3 pm, Veterans Benefit Trail HS
  • 12:45 pm, Variety Magic Show - Forza Entertainment FEA
  • 1 pm, Announcement of winners of Wine Competition RB
  • 1:15 pm, K-9's in Flight FEA
  • 1:30 - 2:30 pm, Adam and Howard [Duo] PAT
  • 2 pm, Hot Dog Pig Races FEA
  • 2:45 pm, Variety Magic Show FEA
  • 3 - 4 pm, This Day (Duo) PAT
  • After 3 pm, NBHA NJ02 Barrel Jack Pot Event HS
  • 3:15 pm, K-9's in Flight FEA
  • 4 pm, Hot Dog Pig Races FEA
  • 4 pm - 5 pm, Relllick PAT
  • 5 pm, Sussex County Marker Announcement and Awards Ceremony CB
  • 5:15 pm, K-9's in Flight FEA
  • 6 pm, Lumberjack Competition OEA 
  • 6 pm, Hot Dog Pig Races FEA
  • 6 pm - 9 pm, Hot Rod Walter (music) RR
  • 6 pm - 9 pm, WWE Meet & Greet, Boogeyman AG
  • 6:30 pm, Snake Oil Willie AG
  • 6:45 pm, Variety Magic Show FEA
  • 7 pm, Queen of the Fair Pageant PAT
  • 7:45 pm, Hot Dog Pig Races Finale FEA
  • 8:30 pm, Duo Incendio (Fire Performance) Conservatory Courtyard

 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 7 Non-Profit Spotlight: Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice

  • 9 am - 3 pm, Open Sheep Show AG 
  • 9 am - Noon, Open Beef Show AG
  • Noon - 3 pm, Open Steer Show AG
  • Noon, Hot Dog Pig Races FEA
  • Noon - 10 pm, Gallo Wine Faux Pas "Tasting Cocktails" RR
  • 12:45 pm, Variety Magic Show - Forza Entertainment FEA
  • 1:15 pm, K-9's in Flight FEA
  • 2 pm, Hot Dog Pig Races FEA
  • 2 - 3 pm, Country Cousins PAT
  • 2:45 pm, Variety Magic Show FEA
  • 3:15 pm, K-9's in Flight FEA
  • 4 pm, Hot Dog Pig Races FEA
  • 4 pm, Open Swine Show at Barn 4 AG
  • 4 - 7 pm, WWE Meet & Greet, Jim Ross WWE Hall of Fame AG
  • 5 - 6 pm, Rob Benson (country) PAT
  • 5- 8 pm, Meant to Be Jazz RR
  • 5:15 pm, K-9's in Flight FEA
  • 6 pm, Hot Dog Pig Races FEA
  • 6 pm, Dog Obedience Drill Team AG
  • 6 pm, All-Star Rabbit Show AG
  • 6:45 pm, Variety Magic Show FEA 
  • 7 - 8 pm, Flexible Flyers Band with Ray Sikora PAT
  • 7:30 pm, Demolition Derby [reserve $15, general $13 + required fair admission] at OEA 
  • 7 pm, Stinking Gringos Band AG
  • 7 - 8:30 pm, Whiskey Crossing PAT
  • 7:45 pm, Hot Dog Pig Race Finale FEA
  • 8 pm, Band TBA PAT
  • 8:30 pm, Duo Incendio (Fire Performance) Conservatory Courtyard

  

MONDAY, AUGUST 8   Green Day Non-Profit Spotlight  

  • 9 am - 1 pm, 4-H Dairy Goat Show AG 
  • 9 am - Noon, 4-H Market Lamb Show AG
  • 10 am - 4 pm, Green Day Eco-Friendly Vendors PAT 
  • 11 am - 7 pm, Bloodmobile: Make a donation, get an admission wristband for today, outside gate 2  
  • Noon - closing, Pay One Price wristband special- $25 C 
  • Noon, Hot Dog Pig Races FEA
  • Noon - 5 pm, 4-H Breeding Sheep Show AG
  • 12:45 pm, Variety Magic Show - Forza Entertainment FEA
  • 1 pm, Favorite Cookie Contest - free samples after judging RB 
  • 1:15 pm, K-9's in Flight FEA
  • 2 pm, Hot Dog Pig Races FEA
  • 2 - 5 pm, 4-H Meat Goat Show AG
  • 2:45 pm, Variety Magic Show FEA
  • 3:15 pm, K-9's in Flight FEA
  • 4 pm, Hot Dog Pig Races FEA
  • 4 pm, 4-H Market Swine Show at Barn 4 AG
  • 5 - 6 pm, The Openers (Band) PAT
  • 5:15 pm, K-9's in Flight at FEA
  • 5:30 - 9 pm, 4-H Beef Show AG
  • 6 pm, Hot Dog Pig Races FEA
  • 6 - 9 pm, WWE Meet & Greet, Enzo Amore AG
  • 6 - 9 pm, Patrick Tipton (pop/rock) RR
  • 6:30 - 7:30 pm, Country Comfort (Band) PAT
  • 6:45 pm, Variety Magic Show FEA
  • 7:30 pm, Demolition Derby [reserve $15, general $13 + required fair admission] at OEA 
  • 7:45 pm, Hot Dog Pig Race Finale FEA
  • 8 - 9 pm, Whiskey Crossing Band  PAT
  • 8:30 pm, Duo Incendio (Fire Performance) Conservatory Courtyard

  

TUESDAY, AUGUST 9  Children’s Day Non-Profit Spotlight: Ginnie's House

  • 10 am, Cloverbud Dairy Showmanship AG
  • 11 am - 2 pm, Children’s Day - children’s activities coordinated/sponsored by Frankford Clean Communities at PAT  [10:15-11:00  Talewise-Pirates; 11:05 Sheriff's K-9; 11:15-12:00 Story Teller; 12:15-1:00 Puppet Show; 12:45-2:00 Balloon Animals; 1:15-2:00 Rizzo's Reptiles]
  • Noon - 6 pm, Pay One Price wristband special- $25 C 
  • Noon, Hot Dog Pig Races FEA
  • 12:45 pm, Variety Magic Show - Forza Entertainment FEA
  • Noon - 1 pm, Queen Meet & Greet Blue Star Garden/Founders Park 
  • 1:15 pm, K-9's in Flight FEA
  • 2 pm, Hot Dog Pig Races FEA
  • 2:45 pm, Variety Magic Show FEA
  • 3 - 4:30 pm, Little Royals PAT
  • Starting at 3 pm, Milk Street Distillery Day RR
  • 3:15 pm, K-9's in Flight FEA
  • 4 pm, Hot Dog Pig Races FEA
  • 4:30 - 5:30 pm, Dream Xtreme Dance by Nikki PAT
  • 5:15 pm, K-9's in Flight FEA
  • 6 pm, Hot Dog Pig Races FEA
  • 6 - 9 pm, WWE Meet & Greet, Doink the Clown AG
  • 6 - 9 pm, Cold Sweat (rock n roll) RR
  • After 6 pm, Seeing Eye Demo HS
  • 6:45 pm, Variety Magic Show FEA
  • 7:30 pm, Monster Truck Show OEA 
  • 7:45 pm, Hot Dog Pig Race Finale FEA
  • 8 - 9 pm, Franklin Concert Band PAT
  • 8:30 pm, Duo Incendio (Fire Performance) Conservatory Courtyard

 

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10    Celebrate America Day Non-Profit Spotlight: Benny's Bodega & United Way of Northern New Jersey

  • 9 am, 4-H Dairy Show AG
  • 11 am - 1 pm, Tribute to the Troops/Quilts of Valor programs PAT 
  • 11 am - 7 pm, Bloodmobile: Make a donation, get an admission wristband for today, outside gate 2 
  • Noon - 6 pm, Pay One Price wristband special- $25 at C 
  • Noon, Hot Dog Pig Races FEA
  • Noon - 4 pm, Carol Decker Art RR
  • 12:45 pm, Variety Magic Show - Forza Entertainment FEA 
  • 1:15 pm, K-9's in Flight FEA
  • 2 pm, Hot Dog Pig Races FEA
  • 2 pm, Wine Tasting RR
  • 2 - 3 pm, The Earthman Band PAT
  • 2:45 pm, Variety Magic Show FEA
  • 3 pm, Blueberry Contest- free samples after judging RB 
  • 3:15 pm, K-9's in Flight FEA
  • 3:30 - 4:30 pm, Midlife Crysis (band) PAT
  • 4 pm, Hot Dog Pig Races FEA
  • 5:15 pm, K-9's in Flight FEA
  • 5 - 6 pm, Wicked Garden Stone Temple Pilots Tribute PAT
  • 6 pm, Hot Dog Pig Races FEA
  • 6 - 9 pm, The Moving Company (Music) RR
  • 6 - 9 pm, WWE Meet & Greet, Brutus Beefcake WWE Hall of Fame AG
  • 6 - 8 pm, Brian St. John BBQ Pavilion
  • 6 pm, Hay Bale Toss/Skillet Toss, free registration beginning 5:45 pm at AG
  • 6:30 - 7:30 pm, Soul Dawgs PAT
  • 6:45 pm, Variety Magic Show FEA
  • 7 pm, NJSP Mounted Police HS
  • 7:45 pm, Hot Dog Pig Race Finale FEA
  • 8 pm, The Soundscape Singers (Cabaret Group) HS
  • 8 - 9 pm, The Harrisons PAT 
  • 8:30 pm, Duo Incendio (Fire Performance) Conservatory Courtyard

  

THURSDAY, AUGUST 11   Senior Day Non-Profit Spotlight:  TBD

  • 9 am - 12:30 pm, Senior Day activities coordinated by the S. C. Division of Senior Services at PAT 
  • 9 am - 1 pm, Color Breed Open Dairy Show AG
  • 10 am - 12 pm, Sensory Friendly Morning C
  • 11 am - 7 pm, Bloodmobile: Make a donation, get an admission wristband for today, outside gate 2  
  • Noon - 6 pm, Pay One Price wristband special- $25 C
  • Noon - 10 pm, German Christmas Market Promotion RR
  • Noon, Hot Dog Pig Races FEA 
  • Noon, Baking Classes are judged, followed by a bake sale RB 
  • 12:45 pm, Variety Magic Show - Forza Entertainment FEA 
  • 1 - 5 pm, 4-H Alpaca Show/Demo AG
  • 1:15 pm, K-9's in Flight FEA
  • 1:30 - 2:30 pm, Lehigh Valley Cloggers PAT
  • 2 pm, Hot Dog Pig Races FEA
  • 2:45 pm, Variety Magic Show FEA
  • 3:15 pm, K-9's in Flight FEA
  • 4 pm, Hot Dog Pig Races FEA
  • 4:30 - 5:30 pm, Philip Lid & Janine Lid Costello PAT
  • 5 - 10 pm, Classic Car Night by Wanderers' Car Club Park Rd.
  • 5:15 pm, K-9's in Flight FEA
  • 6 pm, Hot Dog Pig Races FEA
  • 6 pm, 4-H Round Robin Showmanship Event AG
  • 6 - 9 pm, WWE Meet & Greet, Greg Valentine WWE Hall of Fame AG
  • Evening, Zangerle Gaited Horses HS
  • 6:45 pm, Variety Magic Show FEA
  • 7:00 pm – Dialed Action Sports Bike Stunt Grandstand Show - FREE with admission to the Fair OEA
  • 7:30 - 9:30 pm, 41st Annual Polka Night and Dance Contest with Robbie Lawrence and the Steelworkers Polka Band PAT
  • 7:45 pm, Hot Dog Pig Race Finale FEA
  • 8:30 pm, Duo Incendio (Fire Performance) Conservatory Courtyard

 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 12 Non-Profit Spotlight: DASI & Father John's Animal House

  • 8:30 am - 5 pm, Holstein Open Dairy Show AG
  • 11 am - 7 pm, Bloodmobile: Make a donation, get an admission wristband for today, outside gate 2 
  • Noon, Hot Dog Pig Races FEA 
  • 12:45 pm, Variety Magic Show - Forza Entertainment FEA 
  • 1:15 pm, K-9's in Flight FEA
  • 1:30 - 2:30 pm, Dan Altana PAT
  • 2 pm, Hot Dog Pig Races FEA
  • 2:45 pm, Variety Magic Show FEA
  • 3 pm, New Jersey’s Best Cheesecake Contest - free samples after judging RB 
  • 3 - 4 pm, Brian St. John PAT
  • 3:15 pm, K-9's in Flight FEA
  • 4 pm, Hot Dog Pig Races FEA
  • 4:30 - 5:30 pm, Home Grown PAT
  • 5:15 pm, K-9's in Flight FEA
  • 5:30 - 6 pm, 4-H Goat Costume Contest AG
  • 5:50 - 7 pm, The Moon Dwellers BBQ Pavilion
  • 6 pm, Hot Dog Pig Races FEA
  • 6 - 7 pm, The Andrea Nies Band PAT
  • 6 - 9 pm, Meant to Be Jazz RR
  • 6 - 7 pm, WWE Meet & Greet, Ted DiBiase WWE Hall of Fame AG
  • 6:45 pm, Variety Magic Show FEA
  • 7 pm, Truck Pull (admission $5) OEA
  • 7:30 - 8:30 pm, Black Sabbath Unleashed PAT
  • 7:45 pm, Hot Dog Pig Race Finale FEA
  • 8 pm, Mini Grand Prix followed by Snake Oil Willie HS
  • 8:30 pm, Duo Incendio (Fire Performance) Conservatory Courtyard

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 13 Non-Profit Spotlight: Center for Prevention and Counseling, C.L.E.A.R. Program

  • 9 am - 4 pm, Open Dairy Goat Show AG
  • 11 am - 7 pm, Bloodmobile: Make a donation, get an admission wristband for today, outside gate 2
  • 11 am, Tractor Pull OEA 
  • 12 pm - 4 pm, Carol Decker Art RR
  • Noon, Hot Dog Pig Races FEA 
  • Noon - 1 pm, Larry, Tea & Me PAT
  • 12:45 pm, Variety Magic Show - Forza Entertainment FEA 
  • 1:15 pm, K-9's in Flight FEA
  • 1:30 - 2:30 pm, Chelsea Carlson PAT
  • 3 pm, Jerky Contest- free samples after judging RB  
  • 3 -4 pm, Strange Behavior (Band) PAT
  • 3:15 pm, K-9's in Flight FEA
  • 4 pm, Hot Dog Pig Races FEA
  • 4:30 pm, Sussex County Talent Show at PAT
  • 5 pm, 50/50 winner drawn for 4-H raffle at SB
  • 5:15 pm, K-9's in Flight FEA
  • 6 pm, Hot Dog Pig Races FEA
  • 6 - 9 pm, WWE Meet & Greet, XPac WWE Hall of Fame AG
  • 6 - 9 pm, Hot Rod Walter (Music) RR
  • 6 - 8 pm, 4-H Seeing Eye Demo AG
  • 6:45 pm, Variety Magic Show FEA
  • 7 pm, Tractor Pull OEA
  • 7:45 pm, Hot Dog Pig Race Finale FEA
  • 8:30 pm, Duo Incendio (Fire Performance) Conservatory Courtyard

 

On the grounds, free with admission:   

  • Information booths - inside gates 1, 2, & 3 and Main Street 
  • ATMs 
  • People Moovers - from parking lots to gates 
  • Outside Richards Building: Bee demos in the cage, weather permitting 
  • AG Area: Melody Farm Follies, Barnyard Cackle ReviewNate the Great, Roger Abrahamson (Roger, The Giant Bowl Turner), Farmer Tom Walsh (Songs From the Farm)
  • Snook Agricultural Museum - farming tools & equipment, room displays, Rooster’s Day at the Fair available 
  • Garden State Market Place - New Jersey Artists & Vendors of value added New Jersey products - adjacent to Conservatory  
  • Ernie Kosa Sussex County Building - information about the municipalities & services in Sussex County
  • STEM Learning Center: Science-Technology-Engineering-Math –robotics demos sponsored by ThorLabs 
  • Richards Building: History Exhibit, Art in Sussex County, Photography in Sussex County, Honey Show; Creative Arts for Home & Hobby: Canning & Craft Divisions- Richards Building including Quilts of Valor, woodcarving and cooking demos 
  • Sussex County Farmers’ Market - local produce for purchase 
  • Greenhouse - Vegetable Show, Forage Show, Vote for People’s Choice award for scarecrows; Flower Show- “Art-culture” Celebrating World Famous Artists, Professional Horticulture- all week, Professional Artistic 8/4-8, Amateur Artistic 8/12-13, Amateur Horticulture 8/9-11 
  • Red Rooster Winegarden - wine by the glass, local craft beers, light snacks, entertainment 
  • Roaming the grounds - Oscar the Robot