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County 4-H Fair returns for July’s last weekend

Courtesy of Gloucester County 4-H Fairgrounds
The fairgrounds will host the 4-H and other clubs, as well as auctions for lambs, goats and other animals, during the event.

The four-day Gloucester County 4-H Fair and its dozens of attractions return to the Gloucester County 4-H Fairgrounds from Thursday July 25 to Sunday July 28, with each day lasting from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The event – from Thursday to Sunday, July 25 to 28 – will feature shows from 4-H animal clubs, such as a horse show and ride, and non-animal clubs like those focused on cooking. It will also include animal auctions for cattle, lambs, goats and pigs and livestock like chickens, exotic birds and reptiles.

“It’s going to be a really good time and we’re really excited for it,” said 4-H Senior Program Coordinator Brittany Rigg, who estimates about 20,000 people will attend the fair. “The work that the clubs have been doing for the last year will be on display during these auctions and events.

Proceeds raised will benefit the fairgrounds.

“The money raised will go towards our kids pursuing a higher education, specifically with scholarships, or other animal projects,” Rigg explained. “The 4-H is open to kids in kindergarten to a year out of high school. Those interested in joining or on information can check out gloucester.njaes.rutgers.edu.

The fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day and will feature food trucks and vendors offering freshly grown produce, as well as contests such as a skillet and tire toss. The attendee with the best mullet wins a prize.

“We started it two years ago,” Rigg noted of the contest. “The guy who won last year actually went on to compete at the national contest, which I didn’t even know was a thing. We expect him to show up this year as a judge.”

On top of being an event that can bring a community together, to Rigg, the fair goes a long way in teaching and spreading the values of the Gloucester County 4-H.

“The 4-H is important, since it teaches people life skills and provides people with a sense of belonging,” she pointed out. “It really gives people the opportunity to better yourself and to gain a sense of responsibility.

“It brings the community together for something great and spreading the message we try to teach others.”

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