State Fair Meadowlands
Thursday, May 24, 2012
South Bergenite, NJ
State Fair Meadowlands is delighted to bring you Circus Maximus with daring acrobats, hilarious clowns and majestic circus animals. Come one; come all to one of the greatest shows on earth with laughs and thrills from beginning to show-stopping end!
The State Fair Meadowlands runs June 22 through July 8 at the New Meadowlands Fairgrounds, next to the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford. The following entertainment is free with entry ticket, which on weeknights is $7 for adults and $5 for children (weekend and holiday admission is $9 for adults and $7 for kids. Children under 34" are admitted free): Swim with the Sharks! Captain Phil’s Live Shark Encounter is a splashy show about one of nature’s most feared creatures. All-New Circus Maximus – this 1,800-seat tent circus will be bringing all-new acts, including the Bileas Acrobats, Moralitos Flying Act, trapeze artists, clowns, performing horses and more. The Big Cat Show – Clayton Rosaire brings his lovable lions, tigers and ligers to State Fair from his Big Cat Habitat Sanctuary on the Gulf Coast of Florida. Rosaire’s Racing Pigs – come cheer on a team of racing pigs, including the hilarious Vietnamese pot bellies, as they tear around the speedway to the delight of both kids and adults. World of Wonder, Palace of Illusion – after a 3-year hiatus, Ward Hall is back with his Show of Oddities. Ward brings the world’s most peculiar performers – swallowing swords, eating fire, contorting their bodies and more. Featured food this year includes classic favorites – funnel cakes, corn dogs, candied apples, curly fries, deep-fried Oreos, corn on the cob, ice cream, and of course, cotton candy. Fairgoers can even sample real "swamp" food at the new Chester’s Gators and Tators stand. Chester features gator kabobs, as well as deep-fried gator nuggets. Advance discount tickets will be available at Walgreens from mid-May until June 21, for adult, child and Mega Pass tickets (admission and unlimited rides). Mega Pass tickets are not valid opening night. Fair hours are Monday through Thursday, 6 p.m. to midnight; Fridays from 6p.m. to 2 a.m., Saturdays from 2 p.m. to 2 a.m., and Sundays from 2 p.m. to midnight. Visit www.njfair.com for more information.