The roots of our Fair date back to four cold days in 1859, when 6,000 visitors traveled many miles and braved chilly October winds to view farm equipment, produce, animals, and very popular horse races at an event sponsored by the “Farmer’s Mechanics & Manufacturers Association” of Warren County.
Over the years, the Fair was held under various names, on various sites, and never failed to be a great attraction. From 1876 when “Mr. Brugler’s swines were especially fine”, to the turn-of-the century when the crowds at the Belvidere Fair swelled to 18,000 fun-seekers, the Fair carried on its tradition of family entertainment.
This year the Warren County Farmers’ Fair Association is proud to be celebrating 83 years. Today, the Fair provides eight days of educational & affordable family fun and entertainment. There is something for all ages and interests.
If you have never experienced our Fair, a trip this year is a must. The Fair offers a wonderful look at agriculture with 4H & FFA involvement, animal shows and contests, farm exhibits and more. Over the years additional attractions have been added. Today’s traditional favorites include the Hot Air Balloon Festival, Power Events in the Main Arena, free concerts, car shows and the popular Kids’ Corral.
This year the Fair kicks off with the Rafter Z Rodeo Bulls, Barrels & Horse Racing show. The show starts at 6:00 pm with Lil’ Buckaroo’s and Mutton Bustin’ and the main event starts at 7pm. Tickets are required. The week ends with an all new NJ High School Rodeo Association day of competition. Tickets required for the final round. These are just a few newly added or expanded events at the 2021 Warren County Farmers’ Fair!