State Fair Meadowlands is the largest fair in New Jersey, no questions asked. I’ve been doing trip reports on this fair since 2005 but have gone several times before that, probably as far back as 1996 or so when I was just a youngin’. I went to the 2019 edition of the fair on two nights: once on June 27th to get photos and videos, and a second time with relatives on July 5th to take in the fair and ride the rides. Speaking of, they were once again brought in by Amusements of America and Strates Shows, along with a sprinkling of independent operators. The fair had…

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Look at this, I’m already slacking on trip reports! Usually it’s not until events in late July that I start to have month spans between actually going and the report. So…I headed over to the North Brunswick Youth Sports Festival on Friday, June 21st. This is a pretty big event, probably topping most fairs in NJ in terms of rides. Reithoffer Shows brought in the rides, their Orange Unit to be exact, and the fair had…

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First fair of 2019! I had planned to go to the Middlesex Fire Dept and Saint James carnivals the weeks prior but, well…that didn’t happen. First time I had missed the Middlesex fair in eight years – no good. Anyway, rides for the OLP Country Fair were once again by Blue Sky Amusements and the fair had…

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Updated 12/17

I went to Six Flags Great Adventure for their Holiday in the Park festivities on opening day, November 17th, 2018. This is the fourth year that the park has opened for the holiday season. Like the Fright Fest trip report, I’ll separate this one into two portions covering the attractions in 2018 with the actual trip report underneath.

In short: The park had lots of decorations and lights, the shows were neat, and the rides had barely any lines!

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