Mercer County calls for exhibitors to the 103rd 4-H 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.

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, baking, woodworking and more.

Click here for more details about exhibiting at the fair as well as a complete schedule. Projects will be received from the general public for entry in the fair on Thursday, July 28, from 3 to 7pm at Howell Living History Farm in Hopewell Township. In addition to judging by experts, fairgoers will vote on their favorite exhibits in each category on Saturday, July 30, and those receiving the most votes will be recognized on Sunday, July 31.

The 103rd annual Mercer County 4-H Fair will run from 10am to 8pm Saturday, July 30, and from 10am to 4pm Sunday, July 31. Admission and parking are free. Children’s activities, hay rides, animal shows, music, farm tours, pony rides, magic shows, archery 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 on July 30 in the Show Tent. A country dance with a string band and a caller is scheduled for 6pm on July 30.

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

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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