Mercer County 4-H encourages general public to exhibit at 102nd fair

A wagon ride at the Mercer County 4-H Fair. Children’s activities, hay rides, animal shows, music, farm tours and exhibits will take place throughout the fair.

Event to be held July 31 & Aug. 1 at Howell Living History Farm

Showcase your creative talents and skills at this year’s Mercer County 4-H Fair! There are many “Open Division” categories for public entries (youth and adult) – you do not need to be a 4-H member to exhibit. Any project created this past year can be entered in the fair, including arts and crafts, photography, gardening, clothing, woodworking and more. 

Please visit http://mercer.njaes.rutgers.edu/4h/fair, where you will find more details about exhibiting at the fair and a complete schedule. Projects will be received from the general public for entry in the fair on Thursday and Friday, July 29-30, from 3 to 7pm at Howell Living History Farm in Hopewell Township. New this year, fairgoers will vote on their favorite exhibits in each category on Saturday, July 31, and those receiving the most votes will be recognized on Sunday, August 1. The annual Mercer County 4-H Fair is an inspirational community event showcasing the talents of the general public as well as those of 4-H members.

The 102nd annual Mercer County 4-H Fair will run from 10am to 8 pm Saturday, July 31, and from 10am to 4pm, Sunday, August 1. Admission and parking are free. Children’s activities, hay rides, animal shows, music, farm tours and exhibits will take place throughout the fair. Plenty of food and drink, including homemade ice cream, will also be available. The opening ceremony will take place at 1pm July 31 in the Show Tent.

4-H, a youth development program operated by Rutgers Cooperative Extension, provides research-based, hands-on learning experiences for youth in Mercer County. For more information about 4-H or entering projects in the fair, please contact Altaira Bejgrowicz at the Mercer County 4-H Office at (609) 989-6830 or bejgrowicz@njaes.rutgers.edu.

Howell Farm is owned by the County of Mercer and operated by the Mercer County Park Commission. It is located on Valley Road, just off Route 29, seven miles north of Washington Crossing. The GPS address is 70 Woodens Lane, Hopewell Township, NJ 08530.

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