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Show off at the County Fair!

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Showcase your creative talents and skills by entering a project to exhibit at this year’s Mercer County 4-H Fair, planned for July 29 and 30 at Howell Living History Farm in Hopewell Township!

Any project created this past year can be entered in the fair, including arts and crafts, photography, gardening, clothing, baking, woodworking and more. There are many “Open Division” categories for public entries (youth and adult) – you do not need to be a 4-H member to exhibit.

Click here for details about exhibiting at the fair as well as a complete schedule. Projects will be received from the public for entry in the fair on Thursday, July 27, from 3 to 7pm at Howell Farm. In addition to judging by experts, fairgoers will vote on their favorite exhibits in each category on Saturday, July 29, and those receiving the most votes will be recognized on Sunday, July 30.

The 104th annual Mercer County 4-H Fair will run from 10am to 8pm Saturday, July 29, and from 10am to 4pm Sunday, July 30. Admission and parking are free. Children’s activities, hayrides, 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, also will be available.

The opening ceremony will take place at 1pm on July 29 in the Show Tent. A country dance with a string band and a caller is scheduled for 6pm on July 29.

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 Mercer County 4-H at (609) 989-6830 or [email protected].

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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