Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station | [Cooperative Extension of Gloucester County]

Gloucester County 4-H Fair and NJ Peach Festival.

July 24-27, 2014, 4-H Fairgrounds, Route 77 South, Mullica Hill, NJ


The public is invited to the Gloucester County 4-H Fair to celebrate the accomplishments of 4-H youth who have worked throughout the year on a wide variety of educational programs. Visitors can watch our equestrians lead their horses in exercises in precision, place an auction bid on a hog, lamb or goat raised by a 4-Her, watch the judging of our rabbit or goat shows, learn all about cows from dairy and beef club members, cheer for their favorite in the dog obedience class, learn how to raise a pet bird from members of the exotic bird club, slither around to the reptile club exhibit, and enjoy the hog costume contest.

In addition to the displays and shows of 4-H projects, visitors can look forward to carnival rides, animal shows, live music, K-9 demonstrations, interactive demonstrations with 4-H Food and Fitness Ambassadors, the baby parade, racing pigs, a craft fair--lots for the whole family to do. The New Jersey Peach Festival runs concurrently with the 4-H fair. In addition to the crowning of the New Jersey Peach Queen and the awarding of the New Jersey Governors Cup for the best box of peaches, a wide variety of educational displays, and the sale of fresh juicy peaches and peach products are held.

Barbecue dinners are a nightly feature. Lots of tasty snacks like peach ice cream can be found along the midway and throughout the fairgrounds. The fair proceeds go to the programs, facilities, and services that benefit 4-H children throughout the year. Gloucester County 4-H Youth Development is supported by Rutgers Cooperative Extension, The Gloucester County Board of Chosen Freeholders, private contributors, and the valued efforts of countless volunteers. The proceeds of the peach festival go to the promotion and marketing of New Jersey peaches. A parking donation of $10, good for all four days, is requested at the parking entrance.

Photo: The 2011 Gloucester County Dairy Princess and Alternate.

The 2011 Gloucester County Dairy Princess and Alternate.

Photo: A 4-H'er prepares his steer for the beef show.

A 4-H'er prepares his steer for the beef show.

Photo: A member of 4-H Feathered Friends shows off her pet bird.

A member of 4-H Feathered Friends shows off her pet bird.

Photo: A member of the Little Bits 4-H Horse Club riding during Fair.

A member of the Little Bits 4-H Horse Club riding during Fair.

Photo: Peach sales area at the NJ Peach Festival.

Peach sales area at the NJ Peach Festival.

Photo: Jersey Fresh peach display at the NJ Peach Festival.

Jersey Fresh peach display at the NJ Peach Festival.

For more information on joining 4-H and 4-H programs visit 4-H Youth Development Programs.

For more information on peaches go to New Jersey Peach Promotional Council or for retail sources of peaches in or near Gloucester County contact us at gloucester@njaes.rutgers.edu and we will send you a copy of our Guide to Glocuester County Farm Products.

The Gloucester County 4-H and New Jersey Peach Festival is sponsored by the Gloucester County 4-H Fair Association in cooperation and The New Jersey Peach Festival Association, Inc.

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