Saturday, September 14: 11:00-5:00, Spirit of the Jerseys State History Fair, Monmouth Battlefield State Park. Experience five centuries of New Jersey’s history all in one place—a historical festival for all ages. This free, award-winning event, held rain or shine, annually draws more than 5,000 visitors. The fair is a fun-filled adventure into New Jersey’s past with living history demonstrations, military reenactors, tours, exhibits, period music and dance, and historical organizations and museums from around the state. There are plenty of hands-on activities for kids and adults, from learning the art of paper marbling to participating in historical games; to plowing a furrow or participating in a military drill. This is a chance to see the new visitor center at Monmouth Battlefield, 16 Highway 33 Business, Manalapan Township, NJ 07726; 732-462-9616.