Burlington County Farm Fair - 4-H Club Exhibits & Events
4-H at the Farm Fair

Come and visit the 4-H exhibits as we join the Burlington County Farm Fair Association in presenting the fun and memorable experience of the Burlington County Farm Fair!

On Saturday, June 16, 2018, the Burlington County 4-H Cloggers met at the fairgrounds and cleaned and painted a number of barrels for the fair. On July 11, other 4-H clubs will gather at the fairgrounds and paint scenes on the barrels. These barrels will be used for trash collection all over the fairgrounds during the fair.

Burlington County 4-H Cloggers

4-H members showcase their clubs and projects in the 4-H tents. The displays include sewing, arts and crafts, artwork, creative writing, woodworking, photography, and horticulture. Goats, sheep, poultry, a variety of small animals, and horses are all on display at the Fair. Check the Fair Schedule for the shows presented by the Seeing Eye Dog Club and the Winning Waggers.

Don't forget the "Kiss the Pig" contest on Saturday at 1:00pm in the North Show Tent, sponsored by the Burlington County 4-H Small Animal Advisory Council. Stop by the Small Animal Tent to cast your vote for the lucky person who gets to kiss the pig! To vote, simply drop a donation in the jar of your choice. The donations are used by the 4-H Small Animal Advisory Council to provide support and equipment to the small animal clubs. See the "Kiss the Pig" Winner on Saturday at 1:00pm in the North Show Tent.

Other special events you won't want to miss are the Equestrian of the Year contest on Tuesday evening and the dance performance of the Burlington County 4-H Cloggers on Thursday evening.

For more information on how you and your family can be part of the 4-H fun, come and meet 4-H leaders and members. There are many opportunities to choose from in the 4-H program.

When 4-H was started, boys and girls were members of clubs which raised crops, livestock, and preserved foods. The main purpose was to transfer the research based knowledge from the land grant universities to the local community. Today, the 4-H Youth Development Program continues to be a "learn by doing", research-based, educational experience for youth.

In addition to animal care and horticulture, new project activities include technology, drama, science, engineering, healthy living and photography. The resources of the New Jersey land grant university - Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey - provide support and educational opportunities to 4-H youth as well as adult volunteers. Through the leadership of dedicated adult volunteers, youth develop leadership abilities, self-confidence, and life skills. These attributes prepare young people for the challenges of the 21st century. The 4-H experience is available to all youth. 4-H prohibits discrimination in all programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or marital or family status. Interested adults are invited to serve as volunteers making a difference.

Call 609-265-5052 or 4-Hyouth@co.burlington.nj.us, or send mail to Gloria Kraft, County 4-H Agent, Rutgers Cooperative Extension, PO Box 6000, Mount Holly, NJ 08060.

Burlington County 4-H Cloggers
Burlington County 4-H Cloggers
Burlington County 4-H Cloggers
Have you ever seen Burlington County's very own rhythmic dancing 4-H Cloggers?

Having been around for almost 40 years, the Burlington County 4-H Cloggers are the oldest clogging group in New Jersey. They are a wonderful group of 4-H youth in grades K-12. The club is very active, performing locally and around the tri-state area at events, fairs, and many service oriented performances like nursing homes and senior citizen events. The members learn to improve their public speaking skills while announcing at performances, and develop their citizenship and leadership skills with the yearly community services projects they perform, all while having fun learning the art of Clog Dancing.

The Burlington County 4-H Cloggers are supported by hard-working parents who take an active role in the club. Club members, leaders, and parents can all attest to the fact that Clogging is a terrific experience for these 4-H'ers.

The Burlington County 4-H Cloggers will perform on the evening of Thursday, July 19, 2018.

Equestrian of the Year Contest
Every year at the Farm Fair, 4-H Horse Project members may compete for the title of Burlington County 4-H Equestrian of the Year. The winner is judged on equine knowledge and public speaking at an event held Tuesday, July 17, 2018, at 5:00pm in the North Show Tent. Judges select a Junior and Senior Equestrian of the Year. You are invited to learn more about our 4-H members and their competence in the horse project. If you are interested in getting involved, feel free to ask any one of the volunteers at this event. New members are welcome.

Canine 4-H Clubs
4-H has two dog clubs participating in the Farm Fair. The Caring Canines 4-H Club, whose members raise Seeing Eye puppies, will be hosting their demonstrations on Friday, July 20, 2018, at 6:00pm in the North Show Tent. The Winning Waggers will have dog performance demonstrations on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm in the South Show Tent. Leaders and members will present help and demonstrations on agility, obedience, tricks, rally obedience, Junior showmanship and nose work, etc.

Caring Canines 4-H Club

Kiss the Pig!
Be sure to stop at the 4-H Small Animal Tent and vote for the person you would like to see kiss a pig. During the Fair, jars with photos of the contestants will be on display. To cast your vote, simply drop a donation in the jar of your choice. The contestant with the most money in their jar will kiss the pig on Saturday at 1:00pm in the North Show Tent. The money donated is used by the 4-H Small Animal Advisory Council to provide support and equipment for the small animal clubs.

Open Horse Shows
The 4-H Open Horse Shows will held Wednesday, July 18, 2018 through Saturday, July 21, 2018.

  • Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at 5:00pm - Challenge of the Clubs
  • Thursday, July 19, 2018 at 8:00am - Open English Show
  • Friday, July 20, 2018 at 8:00am - Open Western Show
  • Friday, July 20, 2018 at 3:00pm - Open Game Show Grades 4 to 12
  • Saturday, July 21, 2018 at 8:00am - Open Cloverbuds Game Show Grades K to 3
  • Saturday, July 21, 2018 at 5:00pm - Open Senior Games Grades 9 to Adult

Open Horse Show rules and application information TBA, or visit the the Burlington County 4-H Horse Advisory Council website.

Animal Health Rules
State of New Jersey Department of Agriculture's Fair/Show Animal Health Recommendations, Regulations and Forms. This document can also be found on the New Jersey Department of Agriculture's website at http://www.nj.gov/agriculture/divisions/ah/news/fairsshows.html
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