Manasquan is gearing up for yet another Fireman's Fair and this year's festivities are shaping up to be bigger than ever.
More than 30,000 are expected to visit the borough's Mallard Park over the five-day period to enjoy rides, games and family fun.
The Manasquan Fireman's Fair, which began in 1974, is the year's largest fundraiser for Manasquan Volunteer Engine Company #2. The fair was held every year until 1988, when waning interest led to its cancellation. Ten years later, the fair was revived and its been going strong ever since.
A number of special events have been planned for the week.
On Tuesday the 26th, a firefighters parade down Main Street to the fairgrounds will be held at 6 p.m.
On Wednesday, the 27th, Lakewood Blue Claws mascot Buster will be at the fair from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Every night is also Family Night, with unlimited rides available from 6 to 10 p.m. for just $25.
Shore Sound Events will provide music and act as emcee each night.
O'Neill's will have a beer garden open with live music several nights including local rock band Enjoy on Tuesday, the Glimmer Grass Band on Wednesday, DJ Jersey Joe on Thursday and The Other Band on Friday.
On Saturday the 30th, fair organizers will draw the $25,000 winner of their Super 50/50 raffle. Tickets for the raffle are $100 and are available now at the Manasquan Beach House, Edgar's Pub and the Manasquan Firehouse on Parker Avenue.
For more information, visit the fair's official website at www.manasquanfair.com.