All Day Activities!
All day activities on the South Field and Big Event Tent begin at 9am and include Ice Cream Eating Contest, Robotics Expo, Talent Show, Face Painting, Henna Tattooing, Caricaturist, Balloon Art, Pet Show, Acrobats, Costumed Characters, Amusements and Carnival Games, and more!
Wristbands will be required for entry beginning at 10am. These can be purchased online until July 3rd or on July 4th at 5 Entrance gates located around the north and south fields of Memorial Park. Many activities are included with your wristband purchase, such as our car show, all-day concert stages, fireworks, face painting, competitive eating contests, karaoke, be-your-own-DJ, and much more. Other activities such as carnival games and amusements will be available for purchase on-site. All tickets will be full price at the gate on July 4. Buy-2-get-1-free deals are available online ahead of the event. Buy in advance for great prices and to guarantee your circus time! All circus tickets include all-day festival access and fireworks.
Transportation/parking options Memorial Park is adjacent to the Maplewood NJ Transit train station, a free Jitney service will be running from 10am – 10pm from SOPAC (South Orange Performing Arts Center). Free parking available on nearby streets (no parking, except for disabled, on streets immediately surrounding Memorial Park).
Food and concessions Vendors will be located in our South Field Food Court and throughout our fairgrounds, and will serve a wide variety of specialty foods along with carnival favorites.
Parking for Disabled Persons 3 locations: Dunnell St between Oakland Rd and Oakview Ave; Baker St. near Baker Entrance Gate; and parking lot behind Town Hall on Valley St.