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This Saturday and Sunday is the Mercer County 4-H Fair at Howell Living History Farm.

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There are so many activities throughout the day — sheep sheering, animal costume contest, magic show, goat milking contests — you name it! Plus pony rides and hay rides and crafts. The schedule for the 2-day fair is available online. The website also mentions something about chicken poop bingo being near a dunk tank. Only in Mercer County!?! You need to check it out.

What is 4-H? 4-H is an informal educational program for youth run by volunteers through the Rutger’s Cooperative Extension of Mercer County that receives funds from a cooperative partnership of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Insitute of Food and Agriculture, the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station of Rutgers University of New Jersey, and the county Board of Chosen Freeholders, plus some support from private sources. It isn’t just for kids on farms but for all youth.

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Mary Galioto
Mary Galioto is the founder, publisher and editor of MercerMe, and a lawyer. Originally from Brooklyn, Mary has progressively moved deeper and deeper into New Jersey, settling in the heart of the state: Mercer County. Formerly the author of an embarrassingly informal blog, Mary is a lifelong writer and asker of questions and was even mentioned, albeit briefly, in the New York Times and Washington Post. In her free time, Mary fills her life with excessive self-reflection, photographing mushrooms, and misguided adventures in random hobbies. Mary also works as the PR Coordinator at the Hopewell Valley Arts Council, serves on the volunteer Board of Trustees of the Lawrence Hopewell Trail (LHT), serves on the Hopewell Borough Board of Health, is a member of the Hopewell Valley Municipal Alliance, and holds the elected position as the Hopewell Borough Democratic Committee Municipal Chairwoman.

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