There are two midways, one for kids and one for big people. I like that there is a separate area for kids that has less flash and trash and fewer carnies trying to guilt parents into paying $3 per dart to pop balloons for yet another cheap stuffed animal.
A highlight of the fair for me is always the food. I am a pretty healthy eater most of the time, but something about fair food unleashes the junk food beastie in me and this year I had two of the most perfect candy apples ever dipped while Kiddo enjoyed freshly made cotton candy.
The fair (like Disney) publishes a daily schedule so you can make sure you're in the front row for the Mrs. Essex County Pageant, sheep shearing, or pig races (okay, so not at all like Disney).
Admission is $12 for humans over the age of 8. Parking was $8 in our chosen lot. The traffic can be a bit crazy but a few years back somebody slipped me a back roads map and now we just scoot right in (I'd publish it but I lost it and now just remember where to go- anyone with basic knowledge of Google maps can wing it).
The League of Maternal Justice will be pleased to know that they have a clean and comfy dedicated area for nursing mothers.