The Orange County Fair returns to Middletown July 20 – 31  for more great family entertainment.  The Orange County Fair’s all new and manager, Mike Gurda IV, says that there is a new midway layout, filled with spectacular rides and more free family entertainment than ever.

“The Fabulous Flores Thrill Show is back, a semi-finalist on America’s Got Talent and they will be performing several shows13226644_1109452672410355_999845647964763889_n each day at the fair.”, he added. The Flores Family will  be performing death-defying feats such as the world famous Globe of Death and the giant 80-ft tall sway pole attraction several times each day.

In addition to the Thrill Show, there will be an enormous petting zoo filled with dozens of animals for kids to feed.   Goats and sheep are just some of the animals you can meet and feed in the petting zoo.

For the more adventurous, the fair’s unique Indoor Safari has exotic animals like monkeys. lemurs and birds that can usually only be seen in America’s finest zoos.  The Orange County Fair has made special arrangements to bring this attraction to the fair this year and it is sure to be a popular attraction for all ages. Gurda said that the fair also has stages filled with music, an antique fire truck exhibit with engines from 9/11, pony rides, and dozens of more exhibits for the whole family.  Almost all of the activities are free with fair admission.

Making a return to the Orange County Fair is Strates Shows, one of the largest carnival companies in North America.  The newly redesigned midway will feature Spectacular rides that can usually only be found at the largest State Fairs.  The new Rock Star, The Vertigo Swings, the Himalaya, the Fireball, the largest portable Giant Wheel in North America and dozens of rides for the kids make up the exciting attraction lineup. Gurda said the fair is focused on families and they have made every attempt to keep prices affordable.  A family can have a great day at the fair, experience entertainment they would normally have to travel a great distance to see and do it affordably”, he said.  “This year we are bringing back our popular family 4-packs where two adults over 18 and two kids under 18 can get admission and unlimited rides for one low price”, he said. Family 4-packs are available for $65, good any one day, if purchased before the fair online at  During the fair, they can be purchased only online, for $75 good any one weekday (Monday – Friday) or $85 good any one fair day.

For discounted advance sale tickets, FREE kid’s tickets, special offers and more fair information, visit  the fair’s website at  The Orange County Fair runs July 20 – 31 in Middletown.