The Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders report another successful summer season

The Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders, local civic leaders and County Tourism officials are happy to announce the success of another summer season. The leaders provided a review of the 2018 summer and previewed events coming to the County this fall.

"Monmouth County saw record attendance at many special events,” said Freeholder Thomas A. Arnone, liaison to the County’s Department of Public Information and Tourism. “Despite the increased rainfall this summer, people continued to enjoy our many attractions, and our downtown businesses, restaurants and hotels benefitted.”

Summer 2018 was the tenth hottest on record since 1895, with rain occurring 11 out of 16 weekends.

The 2018 season total beach badge sales for Monmouth County were more than $19 million – which is about on par with last year. $2.3 million of that is from Asbury Park beach badge sales alone, with nearly a five percent increase over last year.

“Monmouth County is a four-season destination that hosts more than six million visitors each year, and we are excited to welcome people of all ages to our upcoming events,” added Freeholder Arnone.

Major events scheduled for this month include:

  • Long Branch Pier Fest – Oct. 7
  • Belmar Oktoberfest – Oct. 7
  • Thompson Park Day – Oct. 14
  • Haunted Allaire – Oct. 19

To find out what is happening in Monmouth County year-round, visitors and residents are encouraged to check out the tourism calendar of events at and to follow Monmouth County Tourism on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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