Cape May Court House –
Save the date for the annual Cape May County 4-H Fair, one of New Jersey’s
oldest fairs, on July 18, 19 and 20. This year marks the 50th
anniversary that the 4-H Fair has taken place on the shady 4-H fairgrounds
located at 355 Court House – South Dennis Road in Cape May Court House.
The 4-H Fair has free
admission each day for visitors to enjoy all the activities, exhibits and
entertainment. Public hours for this family friendly event are noon to 9 p.m.
on Thursday and Friday and from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday.
returning events include a pet show – open to all, livestock and horse shows, a
market animal auction, bouncy houses, and a maker space that combines elements
of innovation, do-it-yourself skills, crafts, and technology. Also, returning
this year, the Children’s Discovery Farm with a lineup of activities designed
for our youngest fair visitors, along with antique pedal tractors and regular
Life on the Farm fun. “Tent Talks,” short, hands-on lectures that connect the
general public to local experts in a variety of backyard agricultural topics,
also returns to the fair.
Old fair favorites such
as Sawdogs Chainsaw Artist Matt Hass, the Jersey Cape Cruisers Antique Car
Show, 4-H project exhibits, vendors with delicious foods and interesting items
and live local entertainment are only some of the activities that round out a wonderful
The famous Chicken
Bar-B-Que begins at 5 p.m. nightly with fresh flounder added on Friday night.
Get your tickets beginning at 4 p.m. each evening before they are sold out, and
enjoy your dinner in the shade while listening to live entertainment on the
fairgrounds’ Carol and Ralph Porch 4-H Main Stage.
Volunteers are always
needed to assist at the 4-H Fair. Please call (609) 465-5115 ext. 3605 for more
information. Learn more about the Cape May County 4-H Youth Development Program
and the 4-H Fair at cmc4h.com.
4-H Youth Development program is part of Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Cape
May County. 4-H educational programs are offered to all youth, grades K-13, on
an age-appropriate basis, without regard to race, religion, color, national
origin, gender, sexual orientation, or disability.