The 95th annual Mercer County 4-H Fair will be held Aug. 3-4 at Howell Living History Farm in Hopewell Township.
TRENTON — The 95th annual Mercer County 4-H Fair will be held Aug. 3-4 at Howell Living History Farm in Hopewell Township.
There are many open division categories at the fair; and people do not need to be 4-H members to exhibit. A special family recipe, homegrown vegetable or creative project could receive a ribbon, and the public is encouraged to submit entries.
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 “4-H Youth at Work: Leading us into the Future.”
Visit www.mercer.njaes.rutgers.edu/4h/fair for the fair exhibit book. Any class listed — including arts and crafts, photography, foods, gardening, clothing, woodworking and more — may be entered under the open division.
Projects will be received from the general public for entry in the fair Friday, Aug. 2, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Howell Living History Farm.
The fair will run from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4. Admission and parking are free.
Children’s activities, hayrides and exhibits will take place throughout the fair. Food and drink, including homemade ice cream, will be available.
The opening ceremony will take place at 1 p.m. Aug. 3.
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, contact Altaira Bejgrowicz at the Mercer County 4-H Office at 609-989-6833 or email@example.com.