Mercer County 4-H Fair Set for July 29-30

A young fairgoer competes in the pedal tractor pull at the Mercer County 4-H Fair.

The 99th annual Mercer County 4-H Fair will be held July 29-30 at the Howell Living History Farm in Hopewell Township. The fair will celebrate 4-H’s long association with Mercer County and Howell Farm by featuring family-friendly activities, such as arts and crafts, animal shows and farm tours. This year’s theme is “99 Ways to Shine in 4-H.”

The fair will run from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, July 29 and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 30. Admission and parking are free. Children’s activities, hay rides, music 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 1 p.m. on July 29. For more information and a complete fair schedule, visit

4-H, a youth development program operated by Rutgers Cooperative Extension, provides research-based, hands-on learning experiences for youth in Mercer County. The fair is an opportunity for 4-H members to showcase projects they have worked on throughout the year.

Howell Farm is owned by the County of Mercer and maintained by the Mercer County Park Commission. It is located on Valley Road, just off Route 29, in Hopewell Township. The GPS address is 70 Woodens Lane, Hopewell Township, NJ 08530. Regular hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sundays.


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