2013 New Jersey and Surrounding Area Carnivals

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It’s time for TheDoD3’s annual list of fairs and carnivals in New Jersey, Southern New York and Eastern Pennsylvania; this time for 2013!

Know about a carnival that isn’t listed here and is within the area? Then please leave a comment or email me about it! Please include location, dates and if possible a website or online article about the fair.

This list is constantly growing and being updated, so check back for any new additions or updates! Be sure to bookmark this page, as we’ll be doing this list again next year!

– Last updated August 17, 2013

New Jersey

  • April 4 – April 14: Kearny VFW Annual Carnival; Kearny, NJ
  • April 18 – April 21: Family Readiness Carnival; Leonia NJ (at Overpeck Park)
  • April 16 – April 20: St. Mary Star of the Sea Church Fair; Bayonne, NJ
  • April 22 – April 27: Middlesex Fireman’s Carnival; Middlesex, NJ (Trip Report)
  • April 24 – April 28: Ridgefield PBA Carnival; Ridgefield NJ

Southern New York

  • June 6 – June 16: Bronx Spring Fair; Yankee Stadium, Bronx, NY

Eastern Pennsylvania

  • August 2 – August 10: Wayne County Fair Honesdale, PA
  • August 6 – August 10: Quakertown Fire Department Carnival; Quakertown, PA
  • August 8 – August 11: St. John the Baptist Parish Festival; Ottsville, PA
  • August 12 – August 17: St. Anns Church Carnival; Bristol, PA
  • August 13 – August 17: St. Stanislaus Church Carnival; Lansdale, PA
  • August 14 – August 24: Dublin Fire Company Carnival; Dublin, PA
  • August 20 – August 24: Mother of Divine Providence Carnival; King of Prussia, PA
  • August 25 – August 31: West End Fair; Gilbert, PA
  • August 27 – September 2: Great Allentown Fair; Allentown, PA (Trip Report)
  • August 28 – September 1: Upper Black Eddy Fireman’s Carnival; Upper Black Eddy, PA
  • August 29 – September 1: Upper Chichester Community Carnival; Upper Chichester Township, PA
  • September 10 – September 14: St. John Bosco Chruch Carnival; Warminster, PA
  • September 11 – September 15: St. Madelines Parish Carnival; Ridley Park, PA

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16 Responses to 2013 New Jersey and Surrounding Area Carnivals

  1. I have a feeling State Fair Meadowlands is gonna suck (with just Amusements of America) this year. They won’t have my fave ride and they won’t have another ride company with a few select rides as last 2 years with both AoA and Strates. I’m hoping they won’t hold back like they did back from 2006 to 2010.

  2. DARE NJ has finally posted a DARE Carnival, but this year it’s at Mercer County Park with Reithoffer Shows! :-) More info here: http://www.darenj.com/events.asp

  3. Hey Brian are you familiar with the NYC Electric Daisy Carnival? It first ever last year at MetLife Stadium. And this year it’s at the Citi Field (formerly Shea Stadium)
    Dreamland Amusements hosted their rides for that event as you can see their pics and vids from last year’s event.
    I’m not sure if this counts as a carnival to you..though it’s an 18 or over event


  4. I just drove by OVERLOOK PARK in Ridgefield Park, NJ and saw that they are setting up a nice big Carnival… anyone know anything about it? Noticed no listing of it here or anywhere online when I googled it.

    • Just did a little Googling myself. Might be the DARE carnival at Overpeck Park. I added it to the list along with a link. Here’s the info though:

      DARE NJ Presents The New Overpeck County Park Carnival
      June 6-9 & June 13-16

      Two Big Weekends
      Weekdays 5pm-10pm
      Weekends 5pm-11pm
      Challenger Road/Ft. Lee Road
      Free Admission & Free parking
      $10 all you can ride Thursdays

  5. Hey Brian, just found your site. Love it. For those of us with bad eyes and feeble minds, any way you could post a listing by date? It would be so much easier to add events to my calendar, especially since the list is alphabetized by actual names, most of which have nothing to do with their locations. PS – did the No. Brunswick Fest yesterday (Thu) for the first time. I was pretty impressed with rides and food. Will definitely do it again next year.

    • I think you’ve been reading my mind, since I’ve been thinking of doing exactly that! I’ve changed the listing to list by date and also broke it up into months so it’s not one, giant list.

  6. Hey there bro,
    I’ve just been informed while talking with Mike (Blue Sky Amusements) on FB and he told me their next spot will be in Kearny, where they played earlier this year in the Spring. It’ll run from October 10th through the 13th.And even better news for me, the Zipper is scheduled to be there. Although I’m looking forward to it. Yep, the Mercer County Italian Fest won’t be the final fair of 2013! :-)

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