Burlington County Farm Fair | Springfield Township, New Jersey
Events and Contests
Schedule and event changes will be updated as they occur. Please check this website for the most current information.

Antique Farm Equipment

Come watch the parade of antique tractors, farm equipment and garden tractors every day of the fair at 5:00pm. Parade will be around the entire fairgrounds.

Take a step back in time and visit these old tractors and a large assortment of other farm machinery. Antique cars and trucks are also on display. The Antique Farm Equipment Show has been growing each year at the Burlington County Farm Fair. Formerly coordinated by the late Mr. Coles Roberts of Southampton and the late Mr. Larry Cauffman of Masonville.

Both of these men were Trustees and gave over 50 years of service and volunteer time to the fair.

The Cauffman family of Masonville continues to coordinate the old farm gasoline engine section of the show. The putt-putt-sputter-putt of his machines serves as a calling for old engine buffs, and attracts thousands of people to the exhibit. Field corn will be shelled throughout the Fair with a two-hole corn sheller, a slow process compared with our modern combines. Spectators may receive a souvenir corncob!

Recycled Scarecrow Contest

Burlington County Farm Fair Recycled Scarecrow Contest Flyer

Celebrate Burlington County Farm Fair's Recycled Scarecrow Contest!

  • Scarecrow may be an individual, group, club or family project.
  • Scarecrow must be 4 to 6 feet in height.
  • Scarecrow must be constructed from recyclable or reused items/materials. Tape, wire, string, etc. can be used for assembling.
  • Scarecrow must be free standing, propped up, or hanging for display during the entire five days of the Farm Fair.
  • Scarecrow must have the name(s) of participating individual(s) or group plainly displayed for the judges.
  • Entries will be accepted on Monday, July 15, 2024 between 10:00am and 8:00pm.

Judges will consider age of participants, originality, and creativity in the use of recyclable items, neatness, eye appeal, and durability. The decision of the judges is final.

Interested participants must print and fill out this Entry Form and email completed form to , or contact the Farm Fair office at 609-784-8369 (you may leave a voicemail), to register their entry. Bring the completed Entry Form with your scarecrow to the Farm Fair Dining Pavilion on Monday, July 15, 2024 betweem 10:00am and 8:00pm.

Scarecrows should be picked up on Sunday, July 21, 2024 between 8:00am and 2:00pm. Any scarecrows not picked up will be discarded for recycling.

Winners will be posted on the Burlington County Farm Fair website, and prizes will be mailed to winners.

PRIZES
Children
(age 4‑10)
Adults
(age 11+)
1st Place$25.00$100.00
2nd Place$20.00$50.00
3rd Place$15.00$25.00
Children's Decorated Wagon Contest

This contest will take place on Friday, July 19, 2024 at 6:00pm in the North Show Tent. Registration is at 5:30pm the same day.

There are 2 categories for participation: Children age 10 and under, and Children age 11 to 13.

Families may participate by decorating a wagon or stroller. Entries in the individual and group categories will be judged on neatness, originality, and theme.

Children 10 and under and families may participate by decorating a wagon or stroller. Entries in the individual and group categories will be judged on neatness, originality, and theme.

Entries are encouraged to use this year's theme, "Christmas in July", or "The Family Fun Fair", or go with your own. Be creative and have fun!

No open flames or fires allowed.

To pre-register or for questions, call Barbara Shinn at 609-410-2608.

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Farm Fair Queen Contest

Attention all girls who have completed grades 10, 11 and 12 during the 2024 school year!

The Burlington County Farm Fair Queen Contest is a staple of the Farm Fair. As such, any girl who has completed the 10th, 11th or 12th grade during the year of the Fair, and complies with the qualifications specified on the contest information and rules page, is eligible to apply to be a contestant in the Queen Contest.

The contest will be held on Wednesday, July 17, 2024 at 8:30pm in the North Show Tent.

If you're interested in competing in the 2024 Farm Fair Queen Contest, please complete the application. And if you have any questions, please contact Jamie Padulese, by phone at 856-701-4940, or by email at .

Theresa Barletta, Burlington County Farm Fair Queen 2023

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Future Farm Fair Queen

We are looking for girls 5-13 years old to participate in our Future Farm Fair Queen parade!

The parade will take place on Wednesday, July 17, 2024 at 8:30pm in the North Show Tent.

All interested girls please report to the North Show Tent. This is not a competition. All girls 5-13 years old are welcome!

Future Farm Fair Queen
Draft Horse Pull

If you enjoy Tractor Pulls, you'll love watching the horses perform. Come out on Wednesday, July 17, 2024. The weigh-in starts at 3:00pm and the pull starts at 6:00pm. The horses will pull at the same location as the tractors, next to Jacksonville-Jobstown Road, just west of the Farm Fair entrance.


Requirements for Entry:

  1. All horses must have proof of a negative Coggins test dated within one year.
  2. Animals originating from outside of New Jersey must be accompanied by a heath certificate (CVI) completed by a veterinarian within 30 days of the event. Burlington County Farm Fair must be listed as the destination on the health certificate.

Ten Places for Each Division:

Light WeightHeavy Weight
1st - $3001st - $300
2nd - $2802nd - $280
3rd - $2603rd - $260
4th - $2404th - $240
5th - $2205th - $220
6th - $2006th - $200
7th - $1807th - $180
8th - $1608th - $160
9th - $1409th - $140
10th - $12010th - $120

Visit the Horse Pull Results Website for lots of horse pulling information and schedules.

Open Pet Show

The Annual Pet Show is open to all Burlington County residents and will be held in the North Show Tent at 7:30pm on Friday, July 19, 2024.

Registration will begin at 6:30pm. All categories will have junior (ages 1‑15) and senior (16 and older) divisions. Bring your pet and possibly win a blue ribbon!


CATEGORIES
  • Dogs: Smallest, Longest Legs, Longest Ears, Best Behaved, Best Trick, Judges' Choice*
  • Cats: Heaviest, Fluffiest, Longest Tail, Best Groomed, Judges' Choice*
  • Small Mammals: Largest, Smallest, Prettiest, Most Unusual, Judges' Choice*
  • Farm Animal Pet: Cutest, Best Personality, Judges' Choice*
  • Best Costume: Judges' Choice*

*All Judges' Choice winners will be judged for "Best of Division".


RULES

  1. Owners are responsible for the care of their pet at the show.
  2. All dogs and farm animals must be on a leash and all other animals must be in a cage.
  3. All entries must be registered. Registration is held the day of the show before the event.
  4. The decisions of the judges are final.
Tractor Pull

The tractor pulls are run by the Central Jersey Tractor Pullers Association. Both large and garden tractors will compete in separate events.

Please visit the CJTPA website for detailed information about tractor pulls during the Farm Fair and at other times of the year.

Plein Air Painting Competition

Plein Air Painting

Tuesday, July 16 - Saturday, July 20, 2024 (Rain or Shine)
Sponsored by the Willingboro Art Alliance

Prospectus
Paint the Burlington County Farm Fair which features family fun including farm animals, tractors and antique cars, a carnival midway, and entertainment. Any location on or visible from the Farm Fair Grounds is eligible. Artists may paint anytime during the five days of Farm Fair from 8:00am to 10:00pm.

CASH PRIZES!

Check-In and Registration
Artists may check in to register at the WAA Table located outside the Farm Fair Office (Enter Gate 2) at any of the following times:
Tuesday, July 16th, 1:00pm to 2:30pm and 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Wednesday, July 17th from 9:30 am to 11:00am
Saturday, July 20th, 8:00am to 9:30am

Once registered, participating artists will recieve a Parking Pass courtesy of the Farm Fair Management.

Entry Fee

  • $15 for Members, $25 for Non‑Members
  • Additional Entries $10 per piece – NOTE, only one winner per artist
  • Print and fill out Entry Form
  • Make checks payable to: Willingboro Art Alliance

RULES

  • All mediums and styles are acceptable.
  • Everyone must check in and fill out registration papers before they begin.
  • All surfaces must be STAMPED before working on them. Artists may stamp multiple surfaces.
  • ALL FACETS OF YOUR PAINTING MUST BE WORKED ON LOCATION WITHIN THE FARM FAIR BOUNDARIES.
  • All entries must be delivered to the Dining Pavilion for judging no later than 4:30 on Saturday, July 20.
  • Please BRING YOUR OWN EASEL for displaying your art. At that time a group photo will be taken.
  • Anyone who chooses to mat or frame work for judging must show an official the stamp before covering it.
  • No signatures or identifying marks may be present to the judge.
  • All works will be photographed and possibly be displayed online, unless otherwise requested by the artist.
  • All work must be picked up from the Dining Pavilion by 6:30 pm on Saturday, July 22.
  • Open to all artists 18 years of age and over.
  • The many tents throughout the fairgrounds have great shade to work under and are happy to have you there, but please ask before you set up as some areas (cows, horses, etc.), as there may be safety restrictions.
  • The artist shall be solely responsible for and shall keep, save and hold harmless the Burlington County Farm Fair and the Willingboro Art Alliance and its servants, employees and agents from and against any and all claims, demands, suits, actions, recoveries, judgments, costs and expenses in connection therewith on account of personal injury, loss of life, and damage and loss of real and personal property of any person, agency, corporation or government entity arising out of or in consequence of any acts or omissions of artist, his employees, agents and sub-vendors, in connection with artist participation in the Burlington County Farm Fair Plein Painting Competition. Artist will not hold the sponsoring organization responsible for damages or losses.

Judging, Awards, and Sales take place Saturday, July 20 at 4:30pm in the Dining Pavilion.

Judge: TBA

For more information, email Denise McDaniel at .

Not a Member? Visit willingboroart.org and join today!

"Down the Hatchet" Ax Throwing

This event will take place every day of the fair from 4:30pm-10:30pm next to the military displays. This will be a chargeable event for fairgoers.

Grizzly & Co. Adventure for Hire Ax Throwing

This event will take place every day of the fair from 4:30pm-10:30pm located behind the food court next to the pig races. This will be a chargeable event for fairgoers.

Burlington County Bookmobile

The Burlington County Bookmobile will visit the fair on Friday and Saturday evenings. Location is across from the 4‑H Animal Tents. Please bring your library card or sign up for a new one!

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