Trip Report: Berkeley Heights Mount Carmel Festival 2016

Each year leading up to July 16th is the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Festival, a fair hosted by the Mount Carmel Society of Berkeley Heights. The festival is most well known for the fireworks display on July 16th, the feast day, which attracts folks from all over. The festival was five days previous years […]

Trip Report: State Fair Meadowlands 2016

This year was the 30th anniversary of the State Fair Meadowlands, the largest fair in New Jersey located at the Meadowlands Sports Complex in Northern NJ. How many of those 30 I’ve been to, I don’t really know other than the past 12 years that I’ve been going. The total is likely well over half […]

Trip Report: North Brunswick Youth Sports Festival 2016

I headed over to the North Brunswick Youth Sports Festival on Saturday, June 25th. This is one of the largest fairs in New Jersey in terms of midway size with probably only the State Fair Meadowlands topping it; although the New Jersey State Fair is close. Reithoffer Shows was doing the midway this year as they […]

Trip Report: Our Lady of Peace Country Fair 2016

My hometown’s fair, now with 11 trip reports and counting! The Our Lady of Peace County Fair was actually a week later this year. It typically occurs in mid-May, but got switched up in 2014 to the first week in May, then back to mid-May last year, and now the third week this year. I managed to […]

5 Lesser Known Huss Rides

Quick! Name three Huss rides! All right, so either you just said “what the hell is a ‘Huss’ ride?” or you spat out the three big rides manufactured by Bremen, Germany based Huss Maschinenfabrik: Top Spin, Enterprise, Break Dance. Pirate and Rainbow would have also been acceptable answers, albeit amusement ride hipster responses. All of those rides […]