Year Round Events


Everyone knows that The Fairgrounds is the proud home of the New Jersey State Fair, our biggest summer event! But what happens during the rest of the year?
The Fairgrounds Complex doesn’t just sit empty. The venue is host to a variety of annual and recurring events and is available to rent for parties, wedding, or other social occasions. Our facilities are maintained year-round, and provide indoor and outdoor spaces to accommodate even the cold of winter or heat of summer. Read more about our seasonal events, and remember—there is always something happening at The Fairgrounds!


With winter snow melting and gardens in bloom, The Fairgrounds Complex and its gardens come alive just in time for a variety of events. The Garden State Horse Show monopolizes the horse show area for over a week in the spring. Rabbit and poultry shows are scheduled in the AG Area and weddings and social events are keeping the Conservatory busy. In addition, our Farmers’ market opens in Spring, bringing the best locally-sourced foods to the area!


The Fair may be the star of Summer, but horse shows, 4-H events, and outdoor music and food events such as the Crawfish Festival and Rocks, Ribs, and Ridges event keep the complex lively throughout the season. Enjoy on-site camping for some events, or book an indoor event in our fully air-conditioned Conservatory.


Enjoy the last few warm days and prepare for the holidays. Fall is a busy season at The Fairground Complex, as we host craft fairs, horse shows dog shows and more! Our Fall Festival, Peters Valley Craft Fair, and Champion of the Grill events are time-honored traditions that are fun for the whole community.


Looking for a place to get out of the snow? Our indoor facilities provide a perfect way to enjoy the comforts of a city venue with the beautiful view of the fairgrounds! In addition, The Fairgrounds hosts outdoor events, such as the Big Brew Sussex Winter Beer Fest.

All-Season Events

5K and 10K charity races, horse shows, dog shows, and event hosting occur year-round. We have many loyal patrons who return again and again to take advantage of our indoor and outdoor spaces, and many one-time visitors who choose to make our Fairgrounds the home of their cherished memories. Weddings, parties, and corporate events are perfectly suited for our Conservatory, and the Complex is available for rental year-round. In addition, we partner with many non-profit organizations and charitable organizations to provide accommodations.