I have never been to the Monmouth County Fair, but the more I read about it, the more it sounds like no other fair I've been to. I saw on the Freehold Patch that they'll have carnival rides (which you can get a wristband for $25 or $30 [depending on which night you go] for unlimited rides), vendors, live music, and shows!

The Monmouth County Fair is going on now through Sunday (July 26th - 29th) at the East Freehold Showgrounds. I saw they'll have unique shows like Bwana Jim's Wildlife Show (the Freehold Patch described it as "a unique collection of snakes, alligators and exotic creatures for an educational and high-spirited show"), you can root for your favorite pig during the pig race, and go watch a fun sounding dog show called Mutts Gone Nuts!

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Go here to see the full list of vendors and event schedule

If you want more info about the Monmouth County Fair go here