Cape May Court House – Mark your calendar to come to the 4-H Fair Pet Show, sponsored by Smeltzer & Sons Feed & Pet Supplies, on Saturday, July 23, 2022, at the Cape May County 4-H Fair for a chance to win a supply of pet food for an entire year. The event is open to the public and anyone is invited to participate, even if you are not a 4-H member.
Wouldn’t it be great to win free food for your pet for an entire year? Just think what you can do each week with that extra money! Register your pet in this year’s Pet Show at the 4-H Fair – it only costs a $1 per class entry and is open to both children and adults.
No matter what makes your pet unique, the Pet Show, held on the main stage on the Cape May County 4-H Fairgrounds, is the place for them to showcase their talents. All four-legged, furry, scaly, and feathered pets and the people who love them are invited to enter. Check-in starts at 9 a.m. and the show will begin at 10 a.m. All cat and dog owners are asked to bring current rabies vaccination certificates for their animals and plenty of water for them to drink.
Children and their pets can enter any one of the five categories including: dogs, cats, rabbits and other small furry pets, reptiles, amphibians or birds, and other unusual pets. Within those categories, there are 10 different classes that participants can enter including a new one this year – best Christmas in July costume, in honor of this year’s 4-H Fair theme. There is also an adult category for anyone 18 and over that consists of three classes: pet/owner look alike, best trick, and best Christmas in July costume.
Linda Horner, 4-H Youth Development Program Coordinator, said, “We are excited to, once again, have Smeltzer & Sons Feed & Pet Supplies sponsor our pet show and award one lucky winner a free supply of pet food for an entire year.” Horner added, “Besides being a great time and a favorite activity for our visitors, the purpose of the pet show is to provide an informal opportunity for people to get acquainted with 4-H.”
The pet show is all in fun, so while you won’t see any formal classes or divisions, you will see classes for cats with the longest whiskers, dogs with the best trick or the rabbit with the longest ears. Any unusual pets are allowed as long as they are under the constant control of their owners. Again, the cost to enter the pet show is just $1 per class. Ribbons will be awarded in all classes. Best in Show trophies will also be awarded in each division. The Grand prize, given out to the best all-around winner, is free pet food for one year from Smeltzer & Sons.
For more information on the Pet Show, please call 609-465-5115, ext. 3605 or visit cmc4h.com.
If you go: The Pet Show will take place on Saturday, July 23 at the main stage on the 4-H fairgrounds, located at 355 Court House – South Dennis Road in Cape May Court House. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and runs until 10 a.m. The cost of entry is $1 per class. You are welcome to attend with your pets, but please be mindful of the summer weather and make sure both animals and their handlers are well hydrated and dressed comfortably. Children under five-years-old can have an adult help them during the pet show.
Mark Your Calendars for the 2022 4-H Fair: The annual 4-H fair runs July 21-23 at the 4-H fairgrounds, 355 Court House – South Dennis Road in Cape May Court House. This is the 51st year that the fair has been held on the current 4-H Fairgrounds. This year’s theme is Christmas in July. Public hours for the fair are 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday and from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Chicken Bar-B-Que dinners will be available starting at 5 p.m. nightly. Admission to the 4-H Fair is free and there is a host of fun events planned, live entertainment, amusement rides, games, and Santa is scheduled to stop by too.
The 4-H Youth Development program is part of the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station and Rutgers Cooperative Extension. 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.