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Guide to Fairs and Festivals in NJ, PA, NY

See Hot Picks online and the Events Calendar in the print Kids' Guide NJ for more music festivals, fairs and community street fairs.

Catskill Chill Music Festival
New Minglewood, 2656 Upper Woods Rd., Lakewood, PA 18439. Main stage, open mic, yoga, RV, cabin and tent camping, day passes.

Clearwater's Great Hudson River Revival
Croton Point Park, Croton-on-Hudson. 845-418-3596. Annual music and environmental festival founded by Pete Seeger features storytellers, family-oriented entertainers, juried crafts, Green Living Expo, boat exhibits, rides and environmental education displays. Proceeds support the Clearwater organization's environmental education and advocacy efforts to help preserve and protect the Hudson River.
Jun 17-18, 2017

28th Annual Crawfish Fest
Sussex County Fairgrounds, 37 Plains Rd., Augusta, 973-948-5500. Three day Louisiana and New Orleans style music, food and camping festival.
Jun 2-4, 2017

Falcon Ridge Folk Festival
Dodds Farm, 44 County Rt. 7D (off Rt. 22), Hillsdale, NY, 866-325-2744. Three-day community of folk music features main stage, workshop stage, dance stage, family stage and kid-friendly workshops, activities.
Aug 4-6, 2017

Fall Fling & Folk Faire
Appel Farm, 457 Shirley Rd., Elmer, NJ 08318. Arts and music workshops, music jams, concerts, crafters and kids open stage and activities.

Firefly Music Festival
The Woodlands, 1131 Korean War Veterans Memorial Hwy, Dover, DE 19901. Annual outdoor festival features renowned headliners and emerging artists.
Jun 15-18, 2017

Forest of Fear
600 Rt. 17A, Sterling Forest, Tuxedo, NY, 845-351-5171. Open Oct. 7- Oct. 30. Open Fri.-Sun. Hours and pricing available online. Travel through time as 7 haunted Halloween attractions thrill your senses and chill your spine! Don't trust your eyes…nothing is as it seems! Not recommended for children under 12. Located next to the New York Renaissance Faire.

Governors Ball Music Festival
Randall's Island, 20 Randall's Island Park, New York. Three day music festival in early June.
Jun 2-4, 2017

Hudson Valley Garlic Festival
NYS Thruway exit 20, Cantine Field, Saugerties, NY, 845-246-3090. Advance ticket discount. Two-day ­festival of everything garlic includes garlic marketplace, garlic food, ­lectures, demonstrations, music, arts and crafts, children's area. Sponsored by Kiwanis Club of Saugerties.
Sep 30-Oct 1, 2017

Hunter Mountain Festivals
Hunter, NY, 800-486-8376. Spring, summer and fall weekend festivals feature live music, food and drink and kids activities.
Apr 29-30, 2017
           TAP New York, craft brewers.
Jun 9-11, 2017
           5th Annual Taste of Country Music Festival.

13th Annual Mountain Jam
Hunter Mountain, Hunter, NY. Independent four-day outdoor music festival, produced by WDST Radio Woodstock and Warren Haynes.
Jun 16-18, 2017

SteelStacks; Johnston Park; Plaza at Main & Spring Sts.; other locations in Bethlehem, PA, 610-332-1300. Ten days of live music, over 500 performances, dance, comedy shows, children's activities, restaurant row, artisan and retail vendors. Ticketed and free events.
Aug 4-13, 2017

40th Annual New York Renaissance Faire
600 Rt. 17A, Sterling Forest, Tuxedo, NY, 845-351-5171. Open Aug. 2-Oct. 2. Saturdays, Sundays and Labor Day 10-7. Adults $25, children (5-12) $12, children under 5 free. Open rain or shine. Directions and discount tickets available online.
     Where Fantasy Rules! Step back in time and join Her Royal Majesty Queen Elizabeth I on a grand visit to an amazing re-creation of a 16th century village. Hundreds of brightly costumed performers take the stage and fill the bustling streets with laughter. Stroll our quaint village as the music of the Renaissance surrounds you. Cheer your favorite knight at the Joust Tournament. Meet Robin Hood and his Merry Men. Feast on savory sweets and tempting treats. See amazing acrobatics, magicians, jugglers, swashbuckling pirates, and more. Watch a Living Chess Match and laugh at tall tales. Play a game of skill or chance. Browse more than a hundred shoppes, featuring the finest in handmade wares. Join us in this great escape for all ages!
Aug 5-Oct 1, 2017

Open House New York
Free. Famous buildings and architecturally significant sites in neighborhoods throughout all five boroughs open their doors to the public for tours, talks, performances, and family-friendly workshops. Advance registration required at some sites. Event guide, maps and OHNY Kids info are available online.

The Peach Music Festival
Montage Mountain & Montage Water Park, Scranton, PA. Allman Brothers Band-inspired and curated festival offers four days of music, camping and water park..

Philadelphia Folk Festival
Old Pool Farm, Schwenksville, PA, 1-800-556-FOLK. Three-day festival hosts contemporary and traditional artists, workshops, kids area, camping. Children under 11 free.

2017 QuickChek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning
Solberg Airport, Readington, 800-HOTAIR-9. July 29-31: Fri. 1-10pm, Sat. 6am-10pm, Sun. 6am-8pm. Adults $20 thru July 1, $24 July 2-27, $35 July 28-31. Children ages 4-12 $8 thru July 1, $10 July 2-27, $15 July 28-31. 3 & under free. Parking $10, free off-site shuttle bus from Raritan Valley Community College after 12pm on Saturday and Sunday.
     Daily events include up to 100 hot air balloons ascending at 6:30am and 6:30pm. Entertainment tent, magic corner, the human fuse, Jeep® Family Fun Pavilion, over 200 arts and craft booths, amusement rides and numerous free exhibits and product samples. Rain or shine. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest: njballoonfest.
Jul 28-30, 2017

Rock, Ribs & Ridges Festival
Sussex County Fairgrounds, 37 Plains Rd., Augusta, NJ 07822, 973-882-8240. Two days of rock 'n roll, barbeque, craft beers, on-site camping.
Jun 24-25, 2017

State Fair Meadowlands
1 MetLife Stadium Drive, East Rutherford, NJ 07043, 973-940-0222.
Jun 22-Jul 9, 2017

Street Fairs-Kids Traveling Shindig by JC Promotions
201-998-1144. A full calendar of street fairs feature arts and crafts, merchandise and food plus Kids Traveling Shindig with rides, ponies, games, petting zoo, crafts, face painting and more. 10am-5pm. See website for flea market and collectible shows.
2017 New Jersey Street Fairs
Apr 7-9
          JC's Fun & Food Truck Festival with 3-Day Carnival, Over Peck Park, 100 Challenger Rd., Ridgefield Park, NJ, 201-998-6311. Fri. 5-10pm, Sat. 11am-11pm, Sun. 11am-6pm. Free admission. Carnival, food trucks and vendor marketplace. Carnival wrist bands $30 good all day; $20 purchased in advance.
Apr 23
           Stirling Street Fair.
Apr 30
           Maywood Street Fair.
May 6
           Clifton Street Fair.
May 7
           New Ramsey Street Fair.
May 21
           Kenilworth Street Fair.
May 29
           Woodland Park Memorial Day Street Fair.
Apr 23
           Stirling Street Fair.
Jun 11
           Montvale Street Fair, confirm date online.
Jun 18
           Nutley Father's Day Street Fair.
Jul 4
           Little Falls 4th of July Street Fair.
Aug 20
           Maywood Street Fair.
Sep 4
           Riverdale Labor Day Street Fair.
Sep 17
           Fannywood Day Street Fair.
Sep 23
           Edison Street Fair.
Sep 24
           Towaco Festival, confirm date online.
Oct 1
           Saddle Brook Street Fair.
Oct 8
           Adorno Fathers Fair, rain date Oct. 15.
Oct 14
           Clifton Street Fair.
Nov 5
           New Providence Street Fair.

Annual Warren County Farmers Fair and Hot Air Balloon Festival
Fairgrounds in Harmony Twp., Rt. 519 (3 miles north of Phillipsburg). Fair Info: 908-859-6563. Balloon Rides: 908-454-3431. Adults $7, ages 5-12 $4, ages 4 and under free. Weekday specials on admission and rides.
   Old-fashioned county fair features a hot air balloon festival with mass launches each evening, Kids Corral children activity areas, traditional arts expo, farm exhibits, carnival rides and more.
Jul 29-Aug 5, 2017

WNTI Stage
Knowlton Lions Club Pavilion, 89 Rt. 46, Delaware. Tickets available online. Three days of music on two stages presented by WNTI public radio from Centenary University..

XPONential Music Festival
Susquehanna Bank Center, 1 Harbour Blvd., Camden; Wiggins Park, Mickle Blvd., Camden. Three days of music and over 25 artists on the Camden Waterfront. Purchase tickets online.