Mercer County 4-H Fair
July 28 @ 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until July 29, 2018
Your special family recipe, homegrown vegetables or creative project could earn you a blue ribbon at this year’s Mercer County 4-H Fair, planned for July 28 and 29 at Howell Living History Farm in Hopewell Township.
There are many “Open Division” categories for public entries — you do not need to be a 4-H member to exhibit. Any class listed, including arts and crafts, photography, foods, gardening, clothing, woodworking and more, can be entered under the Open Division.
This year Mercer County 4-H is marking 100 years of annual 4-H fairs. On Saturday, July 28, 4-H will celebrate the centennial with special music and cake as well as an old-fashioned country dance, complete with a caller and live music.
Check online for the fair exhibitor catalog and a complete schedule. Projects will be received from the general public for entry in the fair on Thursday, July 26, from 3 to 8 p.m. at the Howell Farm. The fair will run from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, July 28, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 29. 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 be available. The opening ceremony will take place at 1 p.m. July 28 in the show rent.
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.