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New Jersey WILD Outdoor Expo FAQs

When is the Expo?
The 2013 Expo takes place RAIN or SHINE on September 14 and 15 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where is the Expo held?
The Expo will be held at the Colliers Mills Wildlife Management Area in Jackson Township, Ocean County. Click for driving directions.

What does it cost to attend the Expo?
Admission to the Expo, parking, and most activities are FREE! There will be items for sale at the outdoor supply marketplace and from food vendors. There will be a nominal fee of $3.00 to climb the Rock Climbing Wall.

What should I bring?
The Expo will be held rain or shine, so please plan accordingly. The event is entirely outdoors so wear comfortable clothing and sturdy walking shoes, preferably no sandals or flip-flops. Many of the activities and exhibits will be located underneath tents for protection from inclement weather.

Also consider bringing the following items:

  • Sunscreen and a hat
  • Bug spray
  • Poncho or raincoat in case of rain
  • Boots in case the fields are muddy
  • Camera to take pictures
  • Money to purchase food, drinks or products from the marketplace
  • Can I bring my dog or pet?
    Please do not bring your dog or other pets. Only dogs participating in events and service dogs are permitted on the grounds.

     

    ACTIVITY ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

    Bike Tours by JORBA
    If you would like to participate in the "Bike Tour" workshops, led by the Jersey Off Road Bicycle Association (JORBA), please note the following:

  • Participants must provide their own off-road bicycle and helmet.
  • Spots are limited and available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  • This beginner level workshop will run for about 45 minutes and will include instruction on bicycle maintenance and safety.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Note mountain biking regulations which apply on all state Wildlife Management Areas.
  • Kayak for Beginners Workshop
    If you plan to register at the event to participate in the "Kayaking for Beginners" workshops, led by the Jersey Shore Sea Kayak Association, please note the following::

  • Registration is required for this activity. Spots are limited and available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  • These beginner level workshops will run for 2 hours.
  • Participants must be at least 12 years old.
  • Wear quick-drying, light clothing that you don't mind getting wet (avoid jeans, sweatshirts, etc.) or bring a change of clothes.
  • Bring an extra pair of shoes, preferably water shoes.
  • Recycle Small Electronics
    The Fernbrook Farms Education Center is collecting used electronics for a greener tomorrow! Collect printer cartridges, old cell phones, old iPods, and even headphones from your home or business in your area and drop them off at the Fernbrook Farms Education Center exhibit table in the Environmental Tent. Keeping these things out of landfills creates a healthier environment!

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    Last Updated: July 25, 2013