Plan Your Journey To The Ocean County Truthful
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Plan Your Journey To The Ocean County Truthful

Plan Your Journey To The Ocean County Truthful
Photograph by Chris Lundy

  BERKELEY – There may be a lot to see and do on the upcoming Ocean County Truthful. Right here’s a snapshot of what to anticipate so to plan your journey.

  The honest will likely be from July 13 by way of July 17 on the Robert J. Miller Air Park on Route 530 in Berkeley. Admission is $9. Youngsters below 10 are free, and parking is free. The occasions are as follows:

  Wednesday: 5-11 p.m.

  Thursday: 5-11 p.m.


  Friday: 11 a.m.-11 p.m.

  Saturday: 11 a.m.-11 p.m.

  Sunday: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Meals, Rides, And Extra

  Truthful meals is again on the menu because the halfway can have distributors providing conventional gadgets like ice cream and fried treats, in addition to some extra fascinating surprises.

  Households can purchase tickets for a wide range of rides, from sluggish ones for little children to high-rising ones for older fair-goers. Limitless experience wristbands can be found on Thursday and Sunday.

  The 4-H will likely be concerned as soon as once more. As a long-running associate with the honest, they are going to be having animals which can be a part of their golf equipment’ initiatives. Members elevate and look after the animals, after which train the general public about them. In addition they have shows that function the fruits of different classes in disciplines comparable to artwork and environmental sciences.

Photograph by Chris Lundy


  The halfway can have performances all through the honest, with occasions to be introduced. A lot of them will likely be there on daily basis, comparable to Dynamo Canine, Bwana Jim’s Wildlife Present, Pig Races, Chainsaw carver, pony rides, and the Mermaids Present.

  There may also be the next particular performances:

  Wednesday: Fish Eyed Blues Band; Toms River’s Okay-9 Police Unit at 6 p.m.

  Thursday: It’s All Good Band

  Friday: Whippoorwill Bluegrass Band; After the Reign

  Saturday: Strictly 60s; Jersey Jukebox; Magic of Marco

  Sunday: Cowboy Larry’s Wild West Present

Historical past

  The Ocean County Board of Agriculture held the primary annual “4-H Achievement and Agricultural Ocean County Subject Day” on September 6, 1947. There have been roughly 500 folks there. By means of comparability, for the 1967 present, that quantity was as much as 60,000 folks.

  It began on the Ocean County Park in Lakewood, however outgrew it within the Eighties. It was then relocated to the Robert J. Miller Airpark in Berkeley Township. The primary four-day honest was in 1982.

  It was an agricultural present for native farmers to indicate off their crops. Nevertheless, as farming gave option to housing and industrial growth, there are only a few farms left domestically. The 4-H has taken on the agricultural facet of the honest, exhibiting off what households have grown and nurtured.

Photograph courtesy The Ocean County Truthful

  The honest was cancelled in 2020 as a result of pandemic. At the moment, the assertion put out was that “Rutgers Cooperative Extension/4H has put a maintain on all 4H actions by way of August. 4H is such a powerful associate of the honest that we can not see a approach ahead with out them this yr.” The honest is run by volunteers, and with out the 4H and different teams, they have been shorthanded.

  In 2021, it had been scheduled. Nevertheless, in April of that yr it was cancelled as a result of capability restrictions have been nonetheless in place and 4H was restricted from having giant gatherings.

  The 2020 honest would have been the 73rd yr of the honest. The one years they missed have been 2020 and 2021.