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Morris County 4-H Fair set for July 18-21

CHESTER, NJ (Morris County) – Summer fun kicks off at the Morris County 4-H Fair at Chubb Park in Chester from July 18-21.

The Fair hours are 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Thursday, 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is free, but a parking donation of $5 per vehicle is requested.  Friday evening, parking donation request is $10 to cover the cost of fireworks.

A wide variety of activities are lined up, including pony and hay rides, watermelon eating and cake decorating contests, demonstrations by nonprofits and youth groups, Dress-a-Pet and Dress-a-Cage contests, Cow Pie Bingo, woodcarving demonstrations, archery, dunk tank, games, live entertainment and food concessions. Animal displays include dogs, horses, goats, poultry, rabbits, and other small animals.

A special $15 pay-one-price for all kiddie rides is scheduled for Friday from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., and a $30 pay-one-price for all amusement rides will be offered on Thursday from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The Fair will officially start Thursday night with the Parade of Clubs and a ribbon cutting ceremony. Friday will feature fireworks, after the 4-H Graduation Ceremony, and 4-H Talent Show.

Saturday will include the popular goat races, Canine Nosework Demonstration and Sled Dog Demonstration.  Fairgoers can take hot air balloon rides from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. for $10, weather permitting.

Sunday highlights include the Radical RC 4-H Racers, open pet show and the 4-H Awards Ceremony.

Download the daily schedule here.

Dogs may be brought to the Fair on a 6-foot leash.  Retractable leashes are not permitted.

The Fair is sponsored by the Morris County 4-H Association in support of the 4-H Youth Development Program of Rutgers Cooperative Extension.

More information about the Fair, 4-H clubs, or becoming a 4-H volunteer, visit the 4-H website or contact the 4-H office 973-285-8301 or email 4hmorris@njaes.rutgers.edu.  

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Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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