There is a so-called New Jersey State Fair that takes places for a couple weeks around July 4 in the parking lot of MetLife Stadium. This one is really just a big carnival. They could park those trucks anywhere and it would be the same.
But the other one is the real thing. The event used to be called the Sussex County Farm and Horse Show. I like to think of it as spending a day in the midwest without actually having to leave New Jersey.
Sussex County is in the northwest corner of the state. It is too far away to be considered a suburb of New York or of Philadelphia. And it’s nowhere near the ocean. So it doesn’t have the things that you usually think of when you think of New Jersey, whether that’s beautiful beaches, urban blight or Superfund sites.