Trip Report: Casino Pier 2017

I had been down at the shore house in Brick a few days along with my father and sister. We took a day trip to Wildwood on Thursday. We all used to head down to Wildwood for a week back in the day, but stopped around 2007 or so. They each left on Friday morning while I stayed an extra day. Friday afternoon I went for a ~20 mile bicycle ride around the Brick area, mostly around the lagoon neighborhoods on the Barnegat Bay. At some point this fall I want to do a ride from the shore house to Seaside via Rt 35, which now has a bike lane. Almost entirely flat and around 30 miles round trip so it shouldn’t be bad at all since I’m used to hill riding. Friday night I headed over to the Seaside Boardwalk.

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On Saturday, August 19th, I went over to the annual fair hosted by the Rotary Club of Hillsborough, NJ. The drive over was about a half an hour and parking was easy due to fair being held next to a shopping center – although I had to park pretty far away. The rides were brought in by Majestic Midways and the fair had…

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A couple of my cousins and I headed over to the New Jersey State Fair up in Sussex County on Saturday, August 12th, the last full operating day of the fair. We arrived at the fair earlier than normal, around quarter after 11, as it was a Saturday and might be crowded. We had all gotten a Mega Pass which were $30 each and allowed for entrance and unlimited rides. It’s a pretty good deal as the normal entrance fee is $14 with rides being several tickets each. The rides were brought in by Reithoffer Shows, their Blue Unit specifically, and the fair had…

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The North Brunswick Youth Sports Festival is one of the “can’t miss” fairs of the year for me. This fair has been going on since 1997 I believe and has grown into a gigantic fair with lots of rides and attractions. I headed over on Saturday, July 24th which was one of the two fireworks nights. I arrived at around 8pm, parking near the back of the DeVry University parking lot. Admission was $5 and the rides were brought in by Reithoffer Shows. The fair had…

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Nothing says ‘summer’ like a trip to the State Fair Meadowlands, the largest fair in New Jersey! The fair, now in its 31st year, started on June 22nd and runs through July 9th and features over 150 rides and attractions and an incredible amount of food, games, and concessions. The rides were primarily brought in by Amusements of America and Strates Shows along with some rides brought in by independent operators. The fair had…

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