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Mercer County 4-H Encourages The Public to Exhibit at the 105th 4-H FAIR

Hopewell Twp, NJ - Mercer County Executive Dan Benson and Mercer County 4H invite residents to showcase their creative talents and skills at this year's Mercer County 4-H Fair! There are many "Open Division" categories to public entries for both youth and adults. Entrants do not need to be 4-H members to exhibit. Any project created in the past year can be entered into the fair, including arts and crafts, photography, gardening, clothing, baking, woodworking, and more.

Visit to find full details about exhibiting, as well as a complete schedule of the fair. Projects will be received from the general public for entry in the fair on Thursday, July 25, from 3 to 7 PM at Howell Living History Farm. In addition to judging by experts, the fairgoers will vote on their favorite exhibits in each category on Saturday, July 27. Those receiving the most votes will be recognized on Sunday, July 28.

The annual Mercer County 4-H Fair is an inspirational community event showcasing the talents of the general public as well as those of our 4-H members. The fair will run from 10 AM to 8 PM on Saturday, July 27, and from 10 AM to 4 PM on Sunday, July 28. Admission and parking are free! Children's activities, hayrides, animal shows, music, farm tours, 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 1:00 PM on July 27 in the Show Tent. A country dance with a string band and a caller is scheduled for 6:00 PM that evening.

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 For updates on Mercer County 4-H visit

Howell Farm is located on Valley Road, just off Rt. 29 two miles south of Lambertville, NJ. Persons using GPS directions should use 70 Woodens Lane, Hopewell Twp. as the destination address. Howell Living History Farm is a facility of the Mercer County Park Commission.