Friendly Competitions Offered At Warren County Farmers’ Fair And Hot Air Balloon Festival

The Warren County Farmers’ Fair has always been a place where friends and families came together to celebrate agricultural roots. Today the event has grown into a place to make some noise with tractor pulls, an antique tractor parade and carnival rides. The Fair is set to start on Sat., July 30 and run through Sat.,  Aug. 6.
This year the Fair will kick off with the Warren Hills Club Wrestling Tournament, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The fair will begin at noon.

Registration to participate is online and the link may be found on the Fair’s website at There, find a variety of other contests and competitions, for all ages, interests and talents.

A sampling of contests in the Home & Garden building range from grown or canned fruits and vegetables, to the arts like amateur photography and handwork. Show off creativity in the Scarecrow or Egg Decorating contests.

Livestock Competitions include beef cattle, steer, and dairy breeds. Horse Shows include Western and English riding styles. Students involved in 4-H and FFA Programs are invited to participate in a variety of contests and competitions throughout the week.

New this year is the Pitiful Pooch contest. Judges are joined by celebrity guest judge, Internationally Acclaimed Pet Couturier, Anthony Rubio.  The show is open to all U.S. Resident Pooches. Pre-register or register the day of the show.

The Main Arena “Power Events” are always popular for those that like to show off some power combined with driving skill on a tractor, ATV or in a truck or car, with two Demolition Derbies, various tractor pulls, truck pulls and mud bogs.

The “Power Events” aren’t just for adults. Little ones can show off the same in the Kiddie Pedal Pull, Youth Pedal Obstacle Course or the Big Wheel Race.

Show off some muscle in the Frying Pan Throwing and Hay Bale Rolling contests.  Or show off some muscle cars in one of the Car Shows. Own a truck? Check out the Truck Show for that.

And while most readers do not have a license to fly a hot air balloon, visitors may delight in assuming the role of spectator for the Hare & Hound Balloon Races or theBicycle Balloon Race, which will be fundraising for scholarships honoring the original organizer of the Balloon Festival at the Warren County Farmers’ Fair.

Admission is $7 for adults; $4 for children ages five-12; ages four and under are free..

For directions, schedule of event and other information visit the Fair website at, or call 908-859-6563.

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