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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. For more Northwest Jersey’s News, tune into 92.7FM, 104.7FM, 105.7FM, 1510AM, wrnj.com or on the TuneIn app.

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