Mercer County 4-H Hosts 101st Fair

Animal shows will be among the many activities offered at the Mercer County 4-H Fair at Howell Living History Farm in Hopewell Township.

The 101st annual Mercer County 4-H Fair featuring children’s activities, hayrides, animal shows, music, farm tours, exhibits, and more will be held Saturday, August 3, and Sunday, August 4, at Howell Living History Farm in Hopewell Township. Admission and parking are free.

Plenty of food and beverages, including homemade ice cream, will also be available at the fair, which will run from 10am to 8pm Saturday and from 10am to 4pm Sunday. The opening ceremony will take place at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Show Tent.

4-H Fair exhibits showcase the talents of the general public as well as those of 4-H members, and it’s not too late to enter. There are many “Open Division” categories for public entries, including arts and crafts, photography, foods, gardening, clothing and woodworking, where your special family recipe, homegrown vegetables or creative project could earn you a blue ribbon.

Please visit, where you will find the fair exhibitor catalog and a complete schedule. Projects will be received from the general public for entry in the fair on Thursday, August 1, from 3 to 8pm at Howell Farm. 

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. 

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

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, seven miles north of Washington Crossing. The GPS address is 70 Woodens Lane, Hopewell Township, NJ 08530.

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