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Family Fun at Middlesex County Fair

Festival features rides, entertainment and crafts.

Children of all ages will enjoy the last few days of the Middlesex County Fair this weekend, which will feature lots of kid-centered activities.

The fair will be open Saturday from 11 a.m.-11 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Admission to the fair is $6 per adult, $4 for seniors 65 and over and $1 for kids 3-12. Children 2 and under will be admitted free. The Middlesex County Road is located on Cranbury Road where it meets Fern Road in East Brunswick.

On Saturday, kids will love crafting their own creations at free craft tables run by local 4-H clubs and leaders, said Laura Bovitz, County 4-H agent. There is various entertainment scheduled throughout the weekend that should delight kids, such as Rosaire’s Bears, the Big Bear Show; Hansen’s Spectacular Thrill Show (with trapeze acts, trampoline stunts and acrobatic juggling); ACWA Pro Wrestling; and Sunday’s dog and cat contest. The full 2011 Middlesex County Fair schedule can be found online.

There are various amusement rides available — admission tickets can be purchased for 75 cents each or in ticket books; rides cost two to four tickets each. Fair goers can also pay $20 for one-day admission to all rides for Saturday from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. until closing. A $40 mega ride pass will be good all weekend. A book of 28 ride tickets (for use anytime during the weekend) can be purchased for $20.

“The turnout to the fair has been good,” said Bovitz about attendance at the fair.

 Be sure not to miss the animal exhibits, an attraction all kids love, she said. Among the animals on view are horses, dogs, cats, birds, sheep and reptiles.

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