CHERRY HILL – There’s nothing like a touch of country living to put you in a summer state of mind. With activities like barrel races, ribs cook-off, line dancing and a visit from the state Dairy Princess, the Camden County 4-H Fair will stir up those old-fashioned warm weather memories.
The Camden County 4-H Association and the Camden County Board of Freeholders will host the 54th Annual Camden County 4-H Fair from Friday evening Aug. 3 to Sunday afternoon Aug. 5 at Miller Farms on 134 North Grove Street in Berlin, NJ.
The fair will run from 5:00 – 10:00 pm on Friday, Aug. 3; 10:00 am to 10:00 pm on Saturday, Aug. 4; and 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on Sunday, Aug. 5. There is a $5 parking donation, which is good for all three days. The event is FREE and perfect for families.
Camden County 4-H Fair events and activities:
Friday, Aug. 3 at 5 pm is the opening ceremony. Highlights of the evening also include the crowning of the Camden County 4-H Fair Queen, a rabbit show, a 4-H Ambassador Contest, barrel horse racing, and Friday evening entertainment. County Freeholder Jeffrey Nash will be part of the opening ceremony.
Saturday, Aug. 4 highlights include:
- Horseback riding Demo
- Gourmet Club Breakfast Sale
- Ribs Cook-Off
- Spinning Wheel Demo
- Drill Team Dance Presentation
- Giant Ice Cream Sundae with the NJ State Dairy Princess
- Visit from Sahara Sam’s
- Water Balloon Toss
- Teen Dance with DJ
- Camden County 4-H’s Next Big Thing Open Talent Show
Sunday, Aug. 5:
- Pedal Tractor Pull (ages 3-10)
- Horse Demos and Drill Team
- The Give and Take Jugglers
- SoJo Radio
- Ladies Skillet Toss (GREAT PHOTO OPPORTUNITY!)
In addition, a variety of animal exhibits, musical entertainment, games, arts and crafts, Jersey fresh produce, vendors, and refreshments will be available to fairgoers.
The Rutgers Cooperative Extension 4-H Youth Development Program is an informal, practical educational program for youth ages K-13 (one year out of high school). 4-H utilizes a learning-by-doing approach to enable youth to develop the knowledge, attitudes and skills to become competent and contributing citizens. Come out and see the exhibits showcasing the work of Camden County 4-H members and see what 4-H has to offer!
For more information about the Camden County 4-H Fair, please contact Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Camden County at (856) 216-7130 or visit the 4-H website at http://camden.njaes.rutgers.edu/4h/countyevents.html for a detailed schedule and directions.