94th Annual Mercer County 4-H Fair

For two days in late July, Howell Farm will be the home of the Mercer County 4-H Fair.

Highlights of the fair will include cow milking, a sheep show, a goat show, a poultry show, and a small animal show.

Tents for the animals and exhibits will be located near the farm’s visitor center.

Howell Farm’s farmers will contribute by running hayrides, giving tours, and conducting historical farming demonstrations out in the fields.

In the 1920s and early 30s, the local  Pleasant Valley Calf Club held an annual fair at the Pleasant Valley Schoolhouse and grounds adjacent to Howell Farm. These fairs, oganized  by the school age children and their parents, drew visitors from many           parts of Mercer and Hunterdon Counties. “With this historical basis in mind, we thought the 4-H Fair was a great match for us,” said Pete Watson, Howell Farm director. “With our visitor center barn, we’re now well equipped to handle a fair like this.”

The fair runs 10:00am to 8:00pm on July 28 and 10:00am to 4:00pm on July 29. Parking and admission are free.

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