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Guide to Fairs and Festivals in NJ, PA, NY

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

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, 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.
Cancelled 2022

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 3-5, 2022

Falcon Ridge Folk Festival
Dodds Farm, 44 County Rt. 7D, Hillsdale, NY, 866-325-2744
2022 location: Goshen Fairgrounds, Goshen, CT
    Three-day community of folk music at the foot of the Berkshires features main stage, workshop stage, dance stage, family stage and kid-friendly workshops, activities.
Jul 29-31, 2022

Firefly Music Festival
The Woodlands of Dover, Delaware, 855-281-4898
    Annual outdoor festival features renowned headliners and emerging artists.
Sep 22-25

Governors Ball Music Festival
Randall's Island, 20 Randall's Island Park, New York
    Three day music festival in early June.
Jun 10-12, 2022

Hudson Valley Garlic Festival
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.
Oct 1-2, 2022

Mountain Jam
Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel, NY
    Independent four-day outdoor music festival features 40+ bands on three stages. Yoga, vendor village, Museum at Bethel Woods, craft beer taphouse, and more.
Next festival 2023

MusikFest
SteelStacks; Johnston Park; Plaza at Main & Spring Sts.; other locations in Bethlehem, PA, 610-332-1300
    Ten days of live music in August, over 500 performances, dance, comedy shows, children's activities, restaurant row, artisan and retail vendors. Ticketed and free events.
Aug 4-14, 2022

The New Jersey Lottery Festival of Ballooning
Solberg Airport, Readington, 800-HOTAIR-9
          Fri. 1-10pm, Sat. 6am-10pm, Sun. 6am-8pm, rain or shine. Advance ticket discounts. 3 and under free. Parking $10.
          Daily events include up to 100 hot air balloons ascending at 6:30am and 6:30pm. Live performances, entertainment tent, magic corner, family fun pavilion, arts and craft booths, amusement rides and numerous free exhibits and product samples. VIP concert tickets available.
Jul 29-31, 2022

New York Renaissance Faire
600 Rt. 17A, Sterling Forest, Tuxedo Park, NY, 845-351-5171
    Open weekends and Labor Day 10-7. Directions and discount tickets available online.
    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; joust tournament; acrobatics, magicians, jugglers; Living Chess Match and more. A great escape for all ages.
Aug 27-Oct 9, 2022

Open House New York
    From historical to contemporary, residential to industrial, hundreds of sites across the five boroughs are open to visit, with tours, talks, performances, and other special events. Event guide, maps and OHNY Kids info are available online. Additional tours and programs throughout the year.
Oct 22-23, 2022

The Peach Music Festival
Montage Mountain & Montage Water Park, Scranton, PA. Allman Brothers Band-inspired festival offers four days of music, camping and water park.
Jun 30-Jul 3, 2022

Philadelphia Folk Festival
Spring Mountain Ski Area, Upper Salford Twp., PA, 1-800-556-FOLK
    Annual three-day festival hosts artists from wide-ranging genres including alternative folk, Americana, traditional, rock, Indie, jazz, bluegrass and more, workshops, kids area, camping. Children under 11 free.
Aug 18-22, 2022

Rock, Ribs & Ridges Festival
Sussex County Fairgrounds, 37 Plains Rd., Augusta, 973-882-8240
    Two days of rock 'n roll, bbq, craft beers, camping.
Jun 24-26, 2022

Sea. Hear. Now. Festival
Asbury Park Waterfront, 512-674-9300
           Two days of music featuring over 25 performances on three stages on the Asbury Park Waterfront.
Sep 17-18, 2022

State Fair Meadowlands
1 MetLife Stadium Drive, East Rutherford, 201-355-5911
    Family-friendly entertainment in late June and July each year includes rides, attractions, free shows and concerts.
Jun 23-Jul 10, 2022

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 street fair schedule, flea market and collectible shows.

Warren County Farmers Fair and Hot Air Balloon Festival
North Gate Rt. 519, Phillipsburg, 908-859-6563
    12pm-10pm daily. 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, musical entertainment, and more.
Jul 30-Aug 6, 2022

XPONential Music Festival
Wiggins Park & BB&T Pavilion, Riverside Dr., Camden Waterfront
    Three days of music features established artists and new up-and-coming bands.
Sep 16-18, 2022