Middlesex County Fair

Entertainment and Event Listing

Unsure of what is happening at the fair each day? Learn more about the events and entertainment scheduled for the week below.

Daily Acts

Agricadabra – An Agricultural Magic Show

Website: www.agricadabra.com
Times (subject to change):
Monday – Friday: 5:30 p.m., 7:00 p.m., and 8:30 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday: 1:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

Uses facts such as the average age of the farmer in your state, what percent of farmers are women in your state, the difference between a broiler chicken and an egg layer and where your states ranks in production of each. We’ll do old McDonald’s farm, change someone into a farmer, do some cooking with Houdini the Live Rabbit and the amazing 6′ balloon.

Barnyard Express

Website: http://barnyardexpress.com/
Times (subject to change):
Monday – Friday: 6:00 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 9:00 p.m.
Saturday: 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m.

Farm music sets the atmosphere as the children are being seated in rows on the floor in front of the animals and props. After the introduction by the host school, Farmer John introduces his faithful companion, Smudge the farm dog. They discover that nearly all of the food they eat comes from the farm. They learn what grain is, and that straw is the stem from the wheat plant. They learn that animals sleep on the straw and eat the hay.

Next, Goofy the goat is brought out of her fence and jumps onto the milking stand. It’s time to milk the goat! Farmer John uses this opportunity to explain more about dairy animals. Students learn that dairy cows eat 70 pounds of food a day, which enables them to produce 10 gallons of milk each day. In spite of this large consumption, dairy cows stay bony except for their big stomachs…four stomachs to be exact. Later the students will see the four stomachs of a calf with the help of Farmer John’s make believe x-ray machine. Farmer John selects a “farm hand” from the audience to milk the goat, while Smudge the farm Dog waits patiently for any milk that is squirted his way.
Throughout the assembly, in addition to the live animals, Farmer John uses poster size pictures and refers to the 10ft. x 16ft. farm scene backdrop. This helps the children become familiar with the things on the farm that couldn’t be brought into a school. Some of the photos are baby pigs nursing, a wheat field, a draft horse and a photo of ten gallons of milk so they can visualize just how much milk a cow produces.

Forty minutes later, the students have seen a live goat, a pig, a miniature horse, a sheep and a calf. They have seen yarn being made from sheep’s wool. They have learned interesting facts about animals. They’ve come to understand that farmers know exactly what they’re doing, in fact, many go to college to learn about farming. And, they learn that farmers work hard for 12 to 17 hours a day.

The children are invited to spend the last 15 minutes of the hour-long assembly petting the animals.

By the end of Farmer John’s presentation, kids will feel as if they have visited the farm. They’ve learned a lot of farming information. They may have touched a pig’s nose for the first time. And they have become aware of our farming heritage.

Hilby

Website: http://www.hilby.net/
Times (subject to change):
Monday – Friday: 6:00 p.m., 8:30 p.m., and 10:00 p.m.
Saturday: 2:45 p.m., 6:45 p.m., and 9:45 p.m.

As a boy growing up in Berlin, young Hilby boasted no traumatic childhood experiences and exhibited no particular talents other than making funny faces at strangers and, as Hilby himself describes it, “breezing rhyzmically.” Hilby grew up doing all the fun things that people do when they’re not in school until they began to call him a grown-up. That’s when he packed up his old kit bag, gave his mom a big kiss on the cheek, and set out on a journey that was to lead him all over the world.

Hilby travelled across the European continent to Asia. One of the talents he learned along the way was juggling. From that day forward his social life took a distinct downward turn as countless weeks went by during which he wouldn’t listen to anybody but his own inner voice saying, “Come on Hilby, you can do it!” Well, sometimes he did and sometimes he didn’t but what a learning spurt it’s been ever since! His old “breezing rhyzmically” came in handy as Hilby discovered the ancient art of Chinese JOJO’s–where else but in China itself–as well as many other unique performance techniques in his wanderings.

Pirates of the Columbian Caribbean

Times (subject to change):
Monday – Friday: 6:30 p.m., 9:00 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday: 2:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m., and 9:00 p.m.

Unique professional high wire show owned and operated by the Sensational Murcia family. Dare to lose yourself in a Fantastic World of Fearless Pirate Action, Thrills, and Adventure.

Robinson’s Racing Pigs and the Pig Paddling Porkers

Website: http://robinsonsracingpigs.net/

Times:
Monday – Friday: 5:45 p.m., 7:30 p.m., and 9:00 p.m.
Saturday: 1:00 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 6:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
Sunday: 1:00 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
TIMES SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Robinsons Racing Pigs have been entertaining fair and festival goers over 25 years! In the fall of 1984 Paul and Carlota Robinson started racing pigs, and in February of 1985 took their show to the Florida State Fair for their first 11 days. Before the fair ended they had 12 fairs booked, and it soon became a staple for other fairs around the country. They have appeared on all major TV networks as well as the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson and Jay Leno, and have become the number one fair attraction in North America. Since the passing of the Robinsons in the late 90s, Randy and Sharon Ross have continued the Robinsons’ legacy. In 2000 they created the Paddling Porker Show. Their little piggies swim races four at a time as the crowd cheers the porkers on to victory. They finish their race diving in to a 24 ft swimming pool called the hogwash. Our pigs run for the ultimate prize for a pig – an Oreo cookie of course!

UWA Elite Pro Wrestling

Times: Monday-Friday: 6:00, 7:30, 9:30 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday: 12 p.m., 2 p.m., 4 p.m., 6 p.m., 8:30 p.m.

Website:http://www.UWAELITE.com

UWA Elite Pro Wrestling is a family friendly sports entertainment company based out of Central Jersey. Returning to the Middlesex County Fair for their second year, they are proud to help celebrate its 75th Anniversary! UWA Elite is New Jersey’s premiere sports entertainment company, delivering the best in family friendly entertainment.

This year UWA Elite returns to the Middlsex County Fair with even bigger shows featuring all the top UWA Elite stars including: “The Beast” Kyle Winant, Sean “Damage” McNelis, Dr. John Bowes, Archadia, The Heavy Hitters (Steve “Monsta” Mack & Low Life Louie Ramos), Michael Massacre, Crazy Ivan, Magic, Big Dan Winant, Cypress, Eric Corvis, Myke Quest, Brian Brass, Eddie Thomas, King Tek, and many more!

UWA Elite will be delivering more than 20 action packed shows including special live tapings of our hit Internet Television Shows “UWA Elite Allstarz” and “UWA Action Zone”

Monday, August 5, 2013

Opening Ceremonies

Time: Monday, August 5, 2013, 6:00 p.m.

Join WNBC-TV weatherman Chris Cimino as we open this year’s fair with the King and Queen of the Fair, Farmer of the Year, and Volunteer of the Year contests. State, county and local officials will also be on hand with the Middlesex County Fair Association Board of Trustees to welcome in the fair. Morissa Schwartz will be singing the National Anthem.

Tasyjo

Time: Monday, August 5, 2013 – 7:00 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Joy Lynn Pringle, Tatiana Cruz and Sydney Ryan Robles

Sibling Rivalry

Website: http://www.SiblingRivalryZ.com
Times: Monday, August 5, 2013, 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Sibling Rivalry

Covering the latest and greatest hits as a high energy acoustic pop duo, Justin and Alina, known as Sibling Rivalry, have been captivating audiences for almost seven years now! With innovative mashups, soothing harmonies, and a style all their own, Sibling Rivalry sets the starting point for the cover bands of today. Their blend of new and old hit songs, undeniable delivery, and infectious energy, always turns their audience into instant fans! Joining Sibling Rivalry this summer is Jack Kapulsky on keys and AJ Jackiewicz on guitar.

Fireworks

Time: Monday, August 5, 2013, 9:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Fitzgerald School of Irish Dance

Website: http://thedavisacademy.com/
Times: Tuesday, August 6, 2013, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

 

The Nerds

Time: Tuesday, August 6, 2013, 8:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Website: http://www.the-nerds.com/index.html
The Nerds

Sofia Nicole

Times: Tuesday, August 6, 2013, 9:00 pm – 9:30 pm

I have been singing since the age of one, my parents say before I learned to speak, and I was humming and babbling songs I’d heard on the radio all the time. I wrote my first song when I was seven and have been writing lyrics ever since. I am fascinated by music; it has been the one thing in my life that has never let me down or made me feel like I’m not good enough. In 2009, I joined a band and we made great progress. We played at the Crash Mansion in New York, had multiple gigs at the legendary Stone Pony, The Saint, and Six Flags Great Adventure. We won numerous Battle of The Bands and recorded an EP which we put on iTunes. But it wasn’t enough for me. I needed to learn something new and wanted to challenge myself. After picking up a guitar at the age of 14 I added an instrumental element to my repertoire and am still pursuing greater mastery of this instrument. Since the band broke up, I spend all my time either in the studio, performing, writing songs, playing guitar, or playing keyboard – my latest learning endeavor. I’m working with a three time Grammy nominee, Brenda K Starr, who is my mentor and a very dear friend. I’m also currently working with a great team from BlockStars Production Studios on my first EP project. I am fortunate and happy to be a member of Glen Burtnik’s Summer of Love Concert and Beatles Revolver Show.  I also enjoy performing in competitions and coffeehouses, volunteering my time at cancer benefits, and taking part in Music therapy sessions at the Sunrise Assisted Living.

For further information email: mssofianicole@yahoo.com

Sofia Nicole in the Trentonian:

http://www.trentonian.com/article/20120830/ENTERTAINMENT01/120839991/rock-on-withdanny-coleman-s-weekly-music-picks

Sofia Nicole in the East Brunswick Patch:

http://eastbrunswick.patch.com/articles/local-singer-takes-first-at-freehold-idol

http://eastbrunswick.patch.com/articles/pursuing-a-dream-in-music

Sofia Nicole in the Sentinel:

http://eb.gmnews.com/news/2011-09-29/Front_Page/Grand_Country_Fair_Idol.html

Sofia Nicole in The Clarion:

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Mckayla

Time: Wednesday, August 7, 2013, 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Mckayla Twiggs is very excited to perform at the Middlesex County Fair! She’s 8 years old and lives part time between South Brunswick and NYC. She started singing at 2 and at 7 originated the role of Ivanka in the Tony award winning show, Once. She has appeared in commercials and voiceovers and can be seen in the upcoming feature film, Winter’s Tale and Netflix- Orange is the New Black. Aside from singing, acting, and dancing, Mckayla loves gymnastics , reading, playing piano, and spending time with friends and family.

Amish Outlaws

Website: http://amishoutlaws.com/
Times: Wednesday, August 7, 2013, 8:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Four out of the original six of the members of The Amish Outlaws were born and raised in Lancaster, PA and had a strict Amish upbringing. No electricity from land lines, no alcohol, no musical instruments, but their spirits were too wild for the Amish lifestyle. Once they trampled in the Devil’s Playground, there was no turning back. In the years since Rumspringa, the members of the Amish Outlaws have become very well acclimated to the pleasures and vices of the modern world… music, most of all.

Chelsea Carlson

Times: Wednesday, August 7, 2013, 9:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Website: http://www.chelseacarlsonmusic.com

Chelsea Carlson

Clearly born in the wrong decade, Chelsea Carlson is truly a rocker at heart. In a world where it seems every female singer is a popstar, this twenty-year-old rock musician is a welcome change. Over the past year, Chelsea has taken the local music scene by storm – performing as a soloist, in an acoustic rock duo, and with her full rock band at venues such as the Stanhope House, the Bitter End, and Hat City Kitchen. Influenced by classic rock legends, Chelsea is not your typical “singer-songwriter.” Her original music has been described as soulful, powerful, and even cutting. Her vocal style has been compared to that of Grace Potter and Anne Wilson. Chelsea’s shows are energetic and captivating, incorporating both her original songs and creative covers of bands ranging from Jefferson Airplane to the Foo Fighters – and will always leave the audience wanting more. Chelsea recently completed her third semester at Berklee College of Music in Boston, and is currently working on her music career at home here in New Jersey. She released two of her original singles on iTunes, and her latest acoustic EP of original songs can be streamed on her website. Chelsea wants to take the heart of classic rock and blend it with the energy of modern rock into something new and exciting. In a rapidly changing music industry, Chelsea Carlson is someone you will want to keep your eye on!

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Rhythm In Motion 4H Cloggers

Times: Thursday, August 8, 2013, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Saturday, August 10, 2013, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Rhythm in Motion

Ridgemont High

Time: Thursday, August 8, 2013, 8:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Website: http://www.ridgemonthigh.net/

Friday, August 9, 2013

Rachel Allyn

Time: Friday, August 9, 2013, 6:15-7:00 p.m.

Jared Ashley

Time: Friday, August 9, 2013, 7:30-8:15 p.m.
Website: www.jaredashley.com

Nina Mojares

Time: Friday, August 9, 2013, 8:30-9:30 p.m.

Fourteen-year-old Nina Mojares is a recording artist, songwriter, actress, pianist, guitarist and national ballroom dance champion. Nina just recently guest starred as “Summer Morales” on “The First Family” sitcom on the CW channel. Some may remember her singing on America’s Got Talent Season 5 and being selected Maury Povich’s “Most Talented Kids” in America. Nina and her band the “The Project” recently opened up for Mackelmore, the Fall Out Boys at the Skate and Surf Festival and for the XFactor runner up, Carly Rose Soneclar . Nina is frequently invited to sing the National Anthem at large venues such as Madison Square Garden, Prudential Center, Carnegie Hall and US Tennis Open Championships. This fall she will be attending the Contemporary Global International (CGI) High School, a advanced academic program for Talented and Gifted students.

Win it in a Minute

Time: Friday, August 9, 2013, 9:45-10:45 p.m.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Kids Day

Time: Saturday, August 10, 2013, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Play games at the fair!

Shua Life Skills

Time: Saturday, August 10, 2013, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Website: http://shualife.com/

Mekor Fitness

Time: Sunday, August 11, 2013, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Website: www.mekorfitness.com

Get your sweat on, kids!!  Come and join Mekor Fitness and Chai Early Childhood Center for a Family ZUMBA Workout Demonstration on Sunday 8/11 at 2pm at the main stage.  Mekor Fitness is your Central NJ source for specialty group fitness classes, personal training, healthy meal purchasing, and special events. More information can be received at www.mekorfitness.com or directly atmekorfitness@gmail.com.  The Chai Early Childhood Center is a progressive Jewish Day Care Center for children 18-months to 4-years-old located right up the road here in East Brunswick.  To find out more about the preschool, our Hebrew school for ages 6 and up, please see www.EBchabad.com. Come stop by our booth all day here at the fair to visit us and say “Hi”!

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School of Rock

Time: Saturday, August 10, 2013, 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Website: https://eastbrunswick.schoolofrock.com/camp-signup

Rhythm In Motion 4H Cloggers

Times: Thursday, August 8, 2013, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Saturday, August 10, 2013, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

After The Reign

Website: http://www.afterthereign.net/
Times: Saturday, August 10, 2013, 8:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

After the Reign

After The Reign shows absolutely no sign of slowing down. New Jersey’s premier country band has had a whirlwind schedule since last years cd release of Hillbilly Clubhouse.Playing all over the east coast they have opened shows for such national acts as Tim McGraw, Lady Antebellum,Sara Evans,Rodney Atkins,Sawyer Brown and Josh Thompson to name just a few. They play over 60 shows a year (which consists of 3 hour non stop sets), and in between all that they have still managed to find time to write and record new material for their sophomore release “Almost Famous” which is due out this summer. When asked recently what the band has in store for the future,the guys just laughed and said “a lot less sleep”! Their brand of high energy modern country music always leave their fans and listener’s wanting more and to quote a line from one of their songs “If you like country music,the boys will pick into the night”. After The Reign is truly maximum country music.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Earth Science Circus

Time: Sunday, August 11, 2013, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

My partner and I are both over 20 year veterans of the Big Apple
Circus here in NYC and have used all that experience with circus
skills,vaudeville, song and dance and family entertainment to
illustrate the K-6 Earth Science Curriculum Standards for NJ Public
Schools. We focus in on LITTER ABATEMENT and RECYCLING and so have
performed over 2000 shows in the past seven years under the sponsorship
of NJ Clean Communities across the state.

The shows are jam-packed with…

• Juggling
• Magic
• Slap Stick
• Song And Dance
• Classic Vaudevillian Comedy
• Bell Choirs, Bubble Sculptures, Plate Spinning, Audience
Participation…and:
• The Mysterious Commonsensenator (ooooooooooo!)

o The Grand Falloons make the K-6 Earth Science Curriculum
and solutions for Waste Reduction not only accessible but
exhilarating!

o The show’s skill and pace creates an excitement, a PASSION
for Litter Abatement, Reducing, Re-using and Recycling

o That passion has our young audiences chanting at the end
of the show the Falloon’s Pledge to the Environment:

I pledge Allegiance!
To the Earth!
And to all Trees Outstanding!
One Eco-System!
Under the Sun!
In Diversity!
With Joyous Air And Water For All!

Our two minute video can be seen at:
http://grandfalloons.com/html/school_shows_vid.html.

Music University

Time: Sunday, August 11, 2013, 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Website: http://www.musicuniversity.net/

Alluring Ballroom

Website: http://www.alluringballroom.com/
Times: Sunday, August 11, 2013, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Thrill Ride

Times: Sunday, August 11, 2013, 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Thrill Ride

Fireworks

Sunday, August 11, 2013, 9:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.