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…

Trip Report: Our Lady of Peace Country Fair 2019

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!

Trip Report: Holiday in the Park 2018 – Six Flags Great Adventure

Updated 11/12/18

Seems like in recent years I end up taking my first trip to Six Flags Great Adventure in September for Fright Fest. I get a season pass each year despite only going a handful of times, but it’s still worth it. I might go for the gold membership next year as it’s about the same price as a season pass (with tax added) and has some extra perks like membership entrance and rewards program.

Trip Report: Fright Fest 2018 Six Flags Great Adventure

I took a two part trip to New York City on Sunday, September 16th. During the afternoon I planned to go to Coney Island before heading back to Manhattan at dusk to do a walk through of the San Gennaro festival. First was two hours of travel time: 1 hour on NJ Transit to Penn Station and another hour on the Q train to Coney. I got there at around 3:30pm, a little later than I was hoping.

Trip Report: Coney Island Sept 16, 2018

As far as I know, my home away from home Brick, NJ has one fair a year, and that’s the Italian Festival held by Church of the Epiphany. I stopped by on August 16th, the first night of the festival, before heading over to Seaside. Despite being in the same town as the shore house, it was still like a 20 minute ride from the southernmost point of the town to the church grounds in northern Brick. The festival had a small midway with rides by Johnson’s Fun Factory, a small carnival out of south Jersey. The fair had…

Trip Report: Church of the Epiphany Italian Festival 2018