New Jersey State Fair
Sussex County Farm & Horse Show

Daily Schedule of Shows and Events


Click here to download the entire 2017 Daily Schedule. There’s no shortage of things to see and do at the 2017 New Jersey State Fair®/Sussex County Farm & Horse Show! The lists below will display what events are happening on that day. A “$” symbol denotes additional cost.

 

 

2017 Master Schedule of Events

Scroll to the end to see events that occur every day.

 

 

Friday, Aug. 4, 10 am - 10 pm

Dollar Day presented by The New Jersey Herald

 

Agriculture Area:  9-11 a.m. 4-H Model Horse Show; 2 p.m. Parade of Tractors, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Music on the Barn Floor Stage; 4-6 p.m. 4-H Beef Obstacle Course; 6:30 p.m. Opening Ceremonies in Livestock Pavilion; 7:30-9 p.m. Music on the Barn Floor Stage

Horse Show Area: AQHA Show- Classes all day- stallions, mares, geldings, amateur equitation showmanship; 4 p.m. 4-H Horse Show; 6 p.m. Western Pleasure, Horsemanship, Reining; 7 p.m. Opening Ceremonies- main ring; 7:30 ring 1-Local Pleasure Driving; Cavallo Acrobatic Team Exhibition TBA

Franklin Sussex Automall Outdoor Entertainment Area: 11 a.m.-close Monster Truck Rides $7; Chick Singer Night 7-8:30 p.m. $1                                                                       

Performing Arts Tent: 10 a.m. -1 p.m. TBA; Rock Mix Bands 1-2 p.m. College Green; 2:30-4 p.m. Larry, Tea and Me; 4:30-6 p.m. Old Currents; 6:30-7:30 p.m. Miss Demeanor; 8-10 p.m. Asphalt Grey

Ronetco Supermarkets Family Entertainment Area:  Butterfly Encounter sponsored by PNC Bank; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Dinosaurs Rock, 10 a.m. to closing Eudora Farms Petting Zoo; 1:15, 4:00, 6:30 p.m. Artistry in Wood Chainsaw Artist; Hot Dog Pig Races 10:45 a.m., 12:45, 2:30, 4:15, 6 p.m.; K-9s in Flight noon, 3:15, 5:15 p.m.; 2, 4 p.m. Chris Clark Bicycle Stunt Show sponsored by Sussex Bank 2, 4 p.m.

Richards Building: Meet the Committee of the Creative Arts for Home & Hobby.  Watch craft & cooking demos from the members throughout the day.  Outside: Xtreme Pogos

Shotwell 4-H Building: 4-H displays & demos; 9-11 a.m. 4-H Vegetable, Flowers and Herb Show; noon-8 p.m. Hodgepodge Market

Ernie Kosa Sussex County Building: noon-7 p.m. Bike Demo by Mountain Creek; 1-3 p.m. Lake Hopatcong Historical Society presentation on Bertrand’s Island

Carnival: Open for rides/games noon to closing- rides $1 [available in $10 strips] in carnival area

 

 

Saturday, Aug. 5th: 10 a.m.-10 p.m.  Tribute to Our Troops Weekend sponsored by Berkeley College

 

Agriculture Area: Goat Day!  9 a.m.-5 p.m. Open Beef Show; 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Open Sheep Show; 2 p.m. Parade of Tractors; 5-6 p.m. Honor Garden Ceremony; 6-10 p.m. Woodchoppers Competition

Horse Show Area: AQHA Show: classes all day; 4 p.m.-ring 1- tandem driving; Cavallo Acrobatic Team Exhibition TBA, 4 horse hitches; Exhibition; unicorn hitches

Franklin Sussex Automall Outdoor Entertainment Area:  11 a.m.- close Monster Truck Rides $7; 7 p.m. WNNJ iHeart Media Battle of the Bands presented by Franklin Sussex Automall FREE

Performing Arts Tent: 10 a.m. Tribute to Our Troops & Quilts of Valor Presentation; 3-4 p.m. Pageant setup; 7 p.m. Queen of the Fair Pageant sponsored by Service Electric Broadband Cable

Ronetco Supermarkets Family Entertainment Area:  Butterfly Encounter sponsored by PNC Bank; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Dinosaurs Rock, 10 a.m. to closing Eudora Farms Petting Zoo; 1:15, 4:00, 6:30 p.m. Artistry in Wood Chainsaw Artist; Hot Dog Pig Races 10:45 a.m., 12:45, 2:30, 4:15, 6 p.m.; K-9s in Flight noon, 3:15, 5:15 p.m.; 2, 4 p.m. Chris Clark Bicycle Stunt Show sponsored by Sussex Bank 2, 4 p.m.

Richards Building: 1 p.m. Wine Awards; 3:30 p.m. Beer Awards; Outside: Xtreme Pogos

Shotwell 4-H Building:  4-H Displays & Demos; 11 a.m-2 p.m. Shotwell Spotlight 4-H Open House; 1-6 p.m. 4-H Rabbit Clubs’ Bake Sale; 2-4 p.m. A Carrot For Billy author reading & signing; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Hodgepodge Market

Conservatory: 2 p.m. “Establishing a Wildlife Habitat” by Jeannie Geremia

Ernie Kosa Sussex County Building: noon-7 Bike Demo by Mountain Creek; 2-2:30 p.m. Sussex Wantage Historical Society- 100th Anniversary of the Crescent Theatre

Carnival: Open for rides/games noon to closing

 

 

Sunday, Aug. 6th: 10 a.m.-10 p.m. 

 

 

Agriculture Area:  8 a.m.-3 p.m. Open Sheep Show; 9 a.m.-noon: Open Beef Show; noon-3 p.m. Open Steer Show; 2 p.m. Parade of Tractors; 3-5 p.m. Fiddlers’ Competitions; 4 p.m. 4-H Swine Show [barn 4]; 6-10 p.m. 4-H Rabbit & Small Animal Show

Horse Show Area: AQHA Show-daytime; a.m. local classes; after 5 p.m. Wells Fargo Stagecoach Classic; after 6 p.m. Cavallo Acrobatic Team, 6 Horse Hitch, Parade of Barns, Battle of Breeds sponsored by Tractor Supply

Franklin Sussex Automall Outdoor Entertainment Area:  11 a.m.- close Monster Truck Rides $7; 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Oxen Pull; 7:30 p.m. Demo Derby- $14/12

Performing Arts Tent: Country/Americana Day 1-2 p.m. Loretta Hagen; 2:30-4 p.m. Country Comfort; 4:30-6 p.m. Country Cousins; 6:30-8 p.m. Whiskey Crossing; 8:30-10 p.m. Williams Honor

Ronetco Supermarkets Family Entertainment Area:  Butterfly Encounter sponsored by PNC Bank ;  10 a.m.-8 p.m. Dinosaurs Rock, 10 a.m. to closing Eudora Farms Petting Zoo; 1:15, 4:00, 6:30 p.m. Artistry in Wood Chainsaw Artist; Hot Dog Pig Races 10:45 a.m., 12:45, 2:30, 4:15, 6 p.m.; K-9s in Flight noon, 3:15, 5:15 p.m.; 2, 4 p.m. Chris Clark Bicycle Stunt Show sponsored by Sussex Bank 2, 4 p.m.

Richards Building: Craft demos all day, including barn quilts, weaving, painting & spinning, cooking demos; Outside: Xtreme Pogos

Board of Agriculture BBQ Pavilion: 1 p.m. Chili Contest sponsored by C & W Aero Services; Chili & cornbread sold after judging

Shotwell 4-H Building:  4-H displays & demos; 2-4 p.m. A Carrot for Billy author reading & signing; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Hodgepodge Market

Ernie Kosa Sussex County Building: noon-3 p.m. Sterling Hill Mine Tour & Museum of Fluorescence shows the beauty & utility of florescent rocks; 2-2:30 p.m.  Presentation- Branchville Snowman, Triple Crown Horse; 5-5:30 p.m. Reflections of Branchville- Town History

Carnival: Open for rides/games noon to closing

 

 

Monday, Aug. 7th: 10 a.m.-10 p.m.   Green Day sponsored by Eastern Propane & Momentum Solar

 

Agriculture Area:  Poultry Day! 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 4-H Dairy Goat Show sponsored by J. Battista Plumbing; 11 a.m. 4-H Market Lamb Show; 1-5 p.m. 4-H Market Goat Show; 2 p.m. Parade of Tractors; 4 p.m. 4-H Swine Show [Barn 4]; 5:30-9 p.m. 4-H Beef Show; all day- Reggie Britton, pottery demos/Roger Abrahamson-The Giant Bowl Turner- demos

Horse Show Area: 8 a.m. ring 2- Welsh, 9 a.m. main ring- jumpers, 4 p.m. main ring-Exhibition, after 5 p.m. Dog Obedience, Canine King & Queen sponsored by Tractor Supply, family classes, old timers’ class, Horses of Color classes

Franklin Sussex Automall Outdoor Entertainment Area: 11 a.m.- close Monster Truck Rides $7; 7:30 p.m. Demo Derby- $14/12

Performing Arts TentGreen Day sponsored by Eastern Propane & Momentum Solar- sustainable products and services 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; 5-6 p.m. Giant Gymnastics; 6-7 p.m. Aloha Ashley Dancers; 7-8 p.m. Riden Mederos; 8-9 p.m. Kelly Wask; 9-10 p.m. Philip Lid - Broadway performer

Ronetco Supermarkets Family Entertainment Area:  Butterfly Encounter sponsored by PNC Bank;  10 a.m.-8 p.m. Dinosaurs Rock, 10 a.m. to closing Eudora Farms Petting Zoo; 1:15, 4:00, 6:30 p.m. Artistry in Wood Chainsaw Artist; Hot Dog Pig Races 10:45 a.m., 12:45, 2:30, 4:15, 6 p.m.; K-9s in Flight noon, 3:15, 5:15 p.m.; 2, 4 p.m. Chris Clark Bicycle Stunt Show sponsored by Sussex Bank 2, 4 p.m.

Richards Building: 1 p.m. Family Favorite Cookie Contest sponsored by Service Electric Broadband Cable

Shotwell 4-H Building:  4-H displays, educational demos; 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 2-4 p.m. Cat/Dog Bingo; 1-4 p.m. 4-H Cat Show; noon-8 p.m. Hodgepodge Market

Conservatory: afternoon “Creating a Butterfly Container Garden” by April Fisher

Ernie Kosa Sussex County Building:  noon-3 p.m. Baseball Activity by Skylands Stadium, Meet the Mascot; 11 a.m. Reflections of Branchville; noon-12:30 p.m. Department of Health Cancer Screening; 1-1:30 p.m. Lake Hopatcong Historical Museum Video of Bertrand’s Island History; 2-2:30 p.m. Branchville Snowman, Triple Crown Horse; 3-3:30 p.m. Lake Hopatcong Historical Museum-History of the Lake; 4-7 p.m. Unlocked Escape Rooms- sample puzzle; 6-7 p.m. Sussex County Rails & Trails System- Learn about Sussex County’s Rails & Trails; 7-8 p.m. Kittatinny Valley State Park- learn about the activities, events and amenities available

Bloodmobile: at Gate 2 3-8 p.m.  Donate and get free admission that day.

Carnival: Open for rides/games noon to closing, Pay One Price bracelet available noon-closing, $25 in carnival area

 

 

Tuesday, Aug. 8th: 10 a.m.-10 p.m.   Children’s Day sponsored by Family Partners of Sussex & Morris County and Tri State Actors Theater

 

Agriculture Area: Small Animal Day! 10:00 a.m.-noon 4-H Cow Kids Showmanship; noon Rooster Crowing Contest; 12:30 Duck Quack Contest; 2 p.m. Parade of Tractors;  4-6 p.m. Music on the Barn Floor Stage; all day- Reggie Britton, pottery demos/Roger Abrahamson-The Giant Bowl Turner- demos

Horse Show Area: day- green hunters, leadline, hunters, short stirrup;  after 4 p.m. main ring- costume classes, hunter derby, hunt teams, after 6 p.m. Cavallo Acrobatic Team, Pink Ladies Drill Team

Franklin Sussex Automall Outdoor Entertainment Area:  11 a.m.- close Monster Truck Rides $7; The Big Air ATV Tour 2-3 p.m. & 7:30-8:30 p.m.  FREE

Performing Arts Tent: Children’s Day sponsored by Family Partners of Morris & Sussex County and Tri State Actors Theater - events 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; 3-4:30 p.m. Presentation of Little Royals, Entertainment by Cornerstone Productions, Sussex; 5-6 p.m. Aloha Ashley Dancers; 5-6 p.m. Favorite Doll Look-A-Like Contest sponsored by C & W Aero Services & Creative Arts for Home and Hobby; 6-7 p.m. Aloha Academy; 8-10 p.m. New Jersey Concert featuring The Franklin Band, Bloomingdale Cornet Band, West Morris Community Concert Band & Palisades Park Fire Department Band

Ronetco Supermarkets Family Entertainment Area:  Butterfly Encounter sponsored by PNC Bank; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Dinosaurs Rock, 10 a.m. to closing Eudora Farms Petting Zoo; 1:15, 4:00, 6:30 p.m. Artistry in Wood Chainsaw Artist; Hot Dog Pig Races 10:45 a.m., 12:45, 2:30, 4:15, 6 p.m.; K-9s in Flight noon, 3:15, 5:15 p.m.; 2, 4 p.m. Chris Clark Bicycle Stunt Show sponsored by Sussex Bank 2, 4 p.m.

Richards Building: 11:30 a.m.  Cupcake Decorating Contest- kids can sign up after 10 a.m., sponsored by the Lange Family; 2 p.m. 19th Gingerbread Building Contest sponsored by Service Electric Broadband Cable, theme: traditional Christmas Gingerbread House

Shotwell 4-H Building:  4-H displays, educational demos; 4-7 p.m. A Carrot for Billy author reading & signing; noon-8 p.m. Hodgepodge Market

Ronetco Supermarkets Farm Fun Building: 3 p.m. Kids’ Pedal Tractor Pull- drop in participation

Ernie Kosa Sussex County Building:  noon-3 p.m. Newton Theatre -“Color the Newt”; 4-7 p.m. Wild West City, singing & rope show;  12:30-1:30 p.m. M.A.R.C.H.- chair caning; 2-2:30 p.m. Office of Public Health & Nursing- Tick Prevention; 2:50-3:30 p.m. DASI- Rise Up Poetry Group; 4-6 p.m. Avian Wildlife- Learn how hurt or orphaned animals are treated; 6-8 p.m. Space Farms & Museum

Bloodmobile: at Gate 2 3-8 p.m.  Donate and get free admission that day.

Carnival: Open for rides /games noon-closing, Pay One Price bracelet available noon-6 p.m.  $25 in carnival area

 

 

Wednesday, Aug. 9th: 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Health & Wellness Day sponsored by Soul II Soul

 

Agriculture Area: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 4-H Junior Dairy Show sponsored by Sussex County Milk Producers; 2 p.m. Parade of Tractors; 7-9 p.m. Farm Follies- music, competitions, skillet toss, cow chip toss, egg race and more; all day- Reggie Britton, pottery demos/Roger Abrahamson-The Giant Bowl Turner- demos

Horse Show Area:  day-junior hunters, green hunters; 5 p.m. main ring- twins classes, grooms classes, 6:30 p.m. Course Walk, 7 p.m. $5000 USHJA National Hunter Derby presented by Hudson Farms, hunt teams, Cat Zimmerman & her Mustangs Exhibition TBA, Brooke Klinger Barrel Racing Exhibition TBA

Franklin Sussex Automall Outdoor Entertainment Area: 11 a.m.- close Monster Truck Rides $7; Cavallo Equestrian Arts, 2-3 p.m. & 7-8 p.m. FREE

Performing Arts Tent: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Health & Wellness Day; 3-4 p.m. Kittatinny Square Dancers; 4-5 p.m. TBA; 5-6 p.m. Lehigh Valley Cloggers; 6-7 p.m. TBA; 7:30  p.m. The Amazing Kreskin- 75 min. show

Richards Building: 3 p.m. One and Only Blueberry Contest sponsored by Luster Craft

Ronetco Supermarkets Family Entertainment Area:  Butterfly Encounter sponsored by PNC Bank; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Dinosaurs Rock, 10 a.m. to closing Eudora Farms Petting Zoo; 1:15, 4:00, 6:30 p.m. Artistry in Wood Chainsaw Artist; Hot Dog Pig Races 10:45 a.m., 12:45, 2:30, 4:15, 6 p.m.; K-9s in Flight noon, 3:15, 5:15 p.m.; 2, 4 p.m. Chris Clark Bicycle Stunt Show sponsored by Sussex Bank 2, 4 p.m.

Shotwell 4-H Building:  4-H displays, educational demos; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 4-H Food Judging followed by bake sale; 4-7 p.m. A Carrot for Billy author reading/signing; noon-8 p.m. Hodgepodge Market

Conservatory: 2 p.m.  “The Wonders of Coleus” by Maureen Verbeek, Fairgrounds Horticulturist

Board of Agriculture Pavilion: 6-8 p.m. Cloverbud Carnival- 4-H Prep Clubs

Ernie Kosa Sussex County Building: noon-3 p.m. Wild West City- singing ropes and whip show; noon-1 p.m. Rutgers Cooperative Master Gardeners Soil Testing & Lawn Care; 2-4 p.m. Office of Public Health and Nursing- Sun Safety Prevention; 4-7 p.m. Peter’s Valley Craft Education Center

Bloodmobile: at Gate 2 3-8 p.m.  Donate and get free admission that day.

Carnival: Open for rides and games noon to closing, Pay One Price bracelet available noon-6 p.m. $25 in carnival area

 

 

Thursday, Aug. 10th: 10 a.m.-10 p.m.  Seniors’ Day sponsored by Newton Medical Center, Homestead Rehabilition, St. Clare’s Hospital, Iliff-Ruggiero Funeral Home

 

Agriculture Area:  Cow Day!  9 a.m.-1 p.m. Colored Breed Open Dairy Show; 1-6 p.m. 4-H Sheep Breed Show; Following the Sheep Show- Oxen Demo; 2 p.m. Parade of Tractors; 7-8 p.m.  Music on the Barn Floor Stage; 7:45 p.m. 4-H Best of the Best Awards; 8-10 p.m. 4-H Round Robin Contest; all day- Reggie Britton, pottery demos/Roger Abrahamson-The Giant Bowl Turner- demos

Horse Show Area:  day- jumpers, hunters; 6 p.m.-main ring $5000 Rost Memorial Junior Classic, NAL/WIHS Children’s/Adult Jumper Classic, Cat Zimmerman & her Mustangs, TBA, Puppy Wuppy Drill Team Exhibition TBA

Franklin Sussex Automall Outdoor Entertainment Area: 11 a.m.- close Monster Truck Rides $7; Cavallo Equestrian Arts, 2-3 p.m. & 7-8 p.m. FREE

Performing Arts Tent:  Senior Day sponsored by Atlantic Health, Homestead Rehabilitation Center, Ruggiero Funeral Homes, St. Clare’s Health System 9 a.m-noon; 4-5 p.m. NJ City University Touring Ensemble; 6-7 p.m. Let's Zumba with Samantha; 8-10 p.m. Polish Night & Polka Contest with John Stevens' Doubleshot Polka Band

Ronetco Supermarkets Family Entertainment Area:  Butterfly Encounter sponsored by PNC Bank; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Dinosaurs Rock, 10 a.m. to closing Eudora Farms Petting Zoo; 1:15, 4:00, 6:30 p.m. Artistry in Wood Chainsaw Artist; Hot Dog Pig Races 10:45 a.m., 12:45, 2:30, 4:15, 6 p.m.; K-9s in Flight noon, 3:15, 5:15 p.m.; 2, 4 p.m. Chris Clark Bicycle Stunt Show sponsored by Sussex Bank 2, 4 p.m.

Richards Building: noon- Baking Judging, bake sale to follow

Shotwell 4-H Building:  4-H displays, educational demos;10 a.m., 1-4 p.m. Cat/Dog Bingo; 6 p.m. 4-H Golf and Dogs & Paws Club Awards; 6:30-8 p.m. Summer Blossoms Garden Open Garden [Summer Blossom Garden]; noon-8 p.m. Hodgepodge Market

Conservatory:  2 p.m. “Birds in the Garden” by Giselle Chazotte-Smisko

Board of Agriculture Pavilion: 11:30 a.m. Chicken Barbeque $15

Ronetco Supermarkets Farm Fun Building: 3 p.m. Kids’ Pedal Tractor Pull- drop in participation

Ernie Kosa Sussex County Building: 11-11:30 a.m. Lusscroft Farms Make Syrup Making; 12-1 p.m. Rutgers Cooperative Master Gardeners Container Gardening; noon-3 p.m. Space Farms Zoo & Museum- “How to pick up snakes” and snake information; 2-4 p.m. Office of Public Health & Nursing-Vaccines for older adults; 4-6 p.m. TransOptions- Safe Cycling in Sussex County- free helmets to the first 50 kids who come with parent/guardian; 4-7 p.m. Tomahawk Lake Water Park-bingo; 6-8 p.m. Sussex County Rails & Trails System- Learn about rails & trails & their uses.

Bloodmobile: at Gate 2 3-8 p.m.  Donate and get free admission that day.

Carnival: Open for rides and games noon to closing, Pay One Price bracelet available noon-6 p.m. $25 in carnival area

 

 

Friday, Aug. 11th: 10 a.m.-10 p.m.  Peters Valley Day

 

 

Agriculture Area: Sheep Day!  8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Holstein Open Dairy Show; 2 p.m. Parade of Tractors;  4:30-5:30 p.m. 4-H Goat Costume Class: 5:30-6:30 4-H Rabbit & Small Animal Costume Contest; 6:30-7:30 4-H Sheep Obstacle Course & Cloverbud Costume Parade; Herding Demo- TBD; 11 a.m. & 4 p.m. Tractor Mack author Billy Steers, storytelling, drawing, book signing; all day- Reggie Britton, pottery demos/Roger Abrahamson-The Giant Bowl Turner- demos

Horse Show Area:  day-jumpers, hacking, adult & junior equitation, mini maclay; 6 p.m. main ring- Field Hunter Exhibition, Cat Zimmerman & her Mustangs Exhibition, Cavallo Acrobatic Team Exhibition TBA

Franklin Sussex Automall Outdoor Entertainment Area:  11 a.m.- close Monster Truck Rides $7

Performing Arts Tent:  10 a.m.-4 p.m. Peters Valley Day- Fine Crafts demos; King Noise Night: 5-6 p.m. Larry, Tea, and Me; 6:30-7:30 p.m. Chelsea Carlson; 8-10 p.m. King Noise

Ronetco Supermarkets Family Entertainment Area:  Butterfly Encounter sponsored by PNC Bank; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Dinosaurs Rock, 10 a.m. to closing Eudora Farms Petting Zoo; 1:15, 4:00, 6:30 p.m. Artistry in Wood Chainsaw Artist; Hot Dog Pig Races 10:45 a.m., 12:45, 2:30, 4:15, 6 p.m.; K-9s in Flight noon, 3:15, 5:15 p.m.; 2, 4 p.m. Chris Clark Bicycle Stunt Show sponsored by Sussex Bank 2, 4 p.m.

Richards Building: noon King Arthur Flour Contest; 3 p.m. 11th Annual Best Cheesecake Contest

Shotwell 4-H Building:  4-H displays, educational demos; 2-4 p.m. Cat/Dog Bingo; 4-7 p.m. A Carrot For Billy author reading/signing; noon-8 p.m. Hodgepodge Market

Conservatory: Lecture by Linda Williams What do judges look for with Expo exhibits?  TBA

Ernie Kosa Sussex County Building: noon-3 p.m. Skylands Ice World- Making a goal with Ball & Mini Broom; 2-2:30 p.m. Public Health & Nursing- Emergency Preparedness & Hurricanes;  4-7 p.m. Golf & Foot Golf Putting Contest/”Name that Native Plant” Contest; 4-6 p.m. Trout Unlimited-Fly Fishing for Fun; 6-8 p.m. Space Farms Nature Babies- take a peek- baby woodchuck, raccoon, grey fox & more

Bloodmobile: at Gate 2 3-8 p.m.  Donate and get free admission that day.

Carnival: Open for rides and games noon to closing

 

 

Saturday, Aug. 12th: 10 a.m.-10 p.m.

 

 

Agriculture Area: Pig Day! 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Open Dairy Goat Show sponsored by The Chocolate Goat Gift Shoppe; 1-4 p.m. Rabbit Hop in Barn 1; open to closing-Agriculture Expo- Barn 1; 2 p.m. Parade of Tractors; 5-6 p.m. Music on the Barn Floor Stage: 6-7 p.m. 4-H Seeing Eye Demonstration; 7-9 p.m. Turkey Calling Contest pre-registration required; 11 a.m. & 4 p.m. Tractor Mack author Billy Steers, storytelling, drawing, book signing

Horse Show Area:  day- jumpers, low adult equitation, GSHA Forging Contest- ring 3 beginning 12:30 p.m., awards 4:30 p.m.; 6 p.m. main ring- Scholarship Presentations, Cavallo Acrobatic Team Exhibition, 7 p.m. $7500 SJHOF Jr/AO Jumper Classic presented by Liberty Hill Farm & Nutrena, 8 p.m. Grand Prix Landscape Winner Presentation, $35,000 Sussex County Grand Prix presented by Precise Buildings LLC, Reithoffer Shows & Silent Maid

Franklin Sussex Automall Outdoor Entertainment Area: 11 a.m.- close Monster Truck Rides $7; Small Farm Tractor Pull 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Truck & Large Tractor Pull 7 p.m. sponsored by Sparta UNICO  FREE

Performing Arts Tent:  10 a.m.-noon Newton Robotics Competition; 1-1:45 p.m. Tired Old Men; 2:15-3 p.m. Dream Alchemy; 3-8 p.m. Sussex County’s Got Talent sponsored by Service Electric Broadband Cable; 8-8:45 p.m. Kevin Kinsella

Ronetco Supermarkets Family Entertainment Area:  Butterfly Encounter sponsored by PNC Bank; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Dinosaurs Rock, 10 a.m. to closing Eudora Farms Petting Zoo; 1:15, 4:00, 6:30 p.m. Artistry in Wood Chainsaw Artist; Hot Dog Pig Races 10:45 a.m., 12:45, 2:30, 4:15, 6 p.m.; K-9s in Flight noon, 3:15, 5:15 p.m.; 2, 4 p.m. Chris Clark Bicycle Stunt Show sponsored by Sussex Bank 2, 4 p.m.

Richards Building: Hobby Weekend including live steam & Lionel trains sponsored by C&W Aero Services; 3 p.m. Jerky & Sausage Contest sponsored by C&W Aero Services

Shotwell 4-H Building:  4-H displays, educational demos; 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 4-H Maker Fair; 2-4 p.m. A Carrot For Billy author reading/signing; 4 p.m. Poultry Costume Class; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Hodgepodge Market

Conservatory:  1-3 p.m. “Critter & Litter: Pollinators” by Diane & Mike Dove sponsored by Sussex County Clean Communities; 3-5 p.m. “Critter & Litter: Wild Garden Visitors” by Diane & Mike Love sponsored by Sparta Township Clean Communities

Ernie Kosa Sussex County Building: noon-7 p.m. Crystal Springs Resort Drawing for overnight stay and credit; noon-7 p.m. Golf & Foot Golf Putting Contest/”Name that Native Plant” Contest;   4-6 p.m. Trout Unlimited; 4-7 p.m. SNAKES! Snake Handling Demo by Space Farms

Bloodmobile: at Gate 2 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.  Donate and get free admission that day.

Carnival: Open for rides and games noon to closing

 

 

Sunday, Aug. 13th: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

 

 

Agriculture Area: Alpaca Day!  9 a.m.-3 p.m. 4-H Alpaca Show; 2 p.m. Parade of Tractors; Open to closing- Agriculture Expo- Barn 1

Horse Show Area: day-jumpers, 9 a.m.  ring 2- Challenged Rider Horse Show; noon pony hunter breed classes, hunter breed classes; afternoon- Cavallo Acrobatic Team Exhibition

Franklin Sussex Automall Outdoor Entertainment Area: 11 a.m.- close Monster Truck Rides $7; 11 a.m. Mudbog- adults $6 sponsored by Freeway Tire & Auto Center, Professional Tire & Auto, Auto Driveaway, Tim’s Auto & Truck Care Center, Tire King, Dave Franek Automotive, Dover Break & Clutch Co.

Performing Arts Tent:  1 p.m. auction of chainsaw artists’ pieces

Ronetco Supermarkets Family Entertainment Area:  Butterfly Encounter sponsored by PNC Bank; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dinosaurs Rock, 10 a.m. to closing Eudora Farms Petting Zoo; 10:15 Artistry in Wood Chainsaw Artist followed by auction of pieces in the Performing Arts Tent at 1 p.m.; Hot Dog Pig Races 10:45 a.m., 12:45, 2:30, 4:15 p.m.; K-9s in Flight noon, 3:15 p.m.; 2, 4 p.m. Chris Clark Bicycle Stunt Show sponsored by Sussex Bank 2, 4 p.m.

Richards Building: Hobby Weekend including live steam & Lionel trains sponsored by C&W Aero Services

Shotwell 4-H Building:  4-H displays, educational demos 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Hodgepodge Market

Ernie Kosa Sussex County Building: noon-3 p.m. Walkill Water Group- Bugs, Bugs, Bugs- close ups of aquatic insects, keeping bodies of water clean

Carnival: Open for rides and games noon to closing, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Pay One Price bracelet available $25 in carnival area

 

Every day: 

Information booths -sponsored by FMI

People MOO-vers from parking lots-sponsored by FMI, Royal Buick GMC, EarthCare Septic, Service Electric Broadband Cable

Sussex County Building- information about the municipalities & services in Sussex County with an interactive Visitor Center with area tourism highlighted

Misting station- located outside the Sussex County Building Courtesy of the Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the County of Sussex

Five Pole Barns with Animals

Small Animal Building sponsored by Holiday Inn Express

Snook Museum- early 20th century display of farm machinery, general store, farm kitchen, craft demos, blacksmith on the porch

Antique Engine Building- Featuring a vintage peanut roaster, collections of antique machines & engines.

Carnival: games $5; Rides- Carnival ride credits may be purchased on a Fair Card, which is then swiped at each ride. The cards are reloadable and good for 2018 as well. Most kiddie rides take 6 credits, major rides are 8-10 credits, spectacular rides 10-14 credits. The price per credit of the Fair Card packages has decreased since 2015: 2 credits/$2, 20/$11, 40/$21, 100/$51, 200/$101See Pay One Price Days in the schedule.

Milking Parlor- milking done daily, check clock- sponsored by Sussex Co. Ag Society, Sussex Co. Board of AG, Sussex Co. Milk Producers

Junior AG Agent Scavenger Hunt adjacent to Farm Fun-sponsored by Newton Sparta Pediatric

Rare Heritage Breed Educational Tent- unusual & rare breeds of farm animals

Oxen, Ostrich & Fiber Goat Exhibits- in the AG Area

Animal Storytime -in the Barns

Melody Farm Follies-singing vegetables

Barnyard Cackle Review- fun for kids

Vegetable & Forage Shows - the Greenhouse

Craft Biergarten

Flower & Garden Expo-  the Conservatory

Landscape Gardens- the Conservatory Courtyard

STEAM Shed featuring Newton FIRST Varsity Robotics Team sponsored by Thor Labs

Art, Photography, Honey Shows, History Exhibit sponsored by Lois & Harold Pellow- the Richards Building

Farm Fun Building- hands on, interactive stations for children sponsored by RoNetco ShopRite

Sussex County Farmers’ Market- local produce