Cape May Court House – Come celebrate Christmas in July at the Cape May County 4-H Fair on July 21, 22, and 23rd on the 4-H Fairgrounds, 355 Court House-South Dennis Road, CMCH, NJ 08210. Admission to the 4-H Fair is free!
The 4-H Fair, a Cape May County tradition, returns this year after a two-year hiatus, with a happy theme of celebration – Christmas in July! There will be something for everyone plus you are sure to see Santa strolling the tree-lined fairgrounds.
“As the famous Dr. Seuss line goes, ‘Welcome Christmas as we stand heart to heart and hand in hand,’ we are very excited to welcome everyone back to the 4-H Fair and celebrate once again with our family and friends,” said Lisa McVey-Fisher, 4-H Fair Chair, Cape May County 4-H Foundation, Inc.
Santa will be part of the parade officially opening the fair on Thursday, July 21 and will also be available for photos on the 21st from 3:30 to 7 p.m., July 22 from 4 to 6 p.m., and July 23 from 5 to 7 p.m. The chicken BBQ, sponsored by the Cape May County Board of Agriculture, will take place nightly at 5 p.m. so, come have dinner at the 4-H Fair and visit with Santa while you are here.
There will be plenty of Christmas spirit as 4-H clubs are decorating their gardens on the fairgrounds as part of the Christmas in July Garden Challenge. Don’t be surprised to see Christmas trees of all sizes – some made from unusual materials, colorful lights and more.
Listen closely, you may hear some Christmas music mixed in with a great line-up of first-class live entertainment. Musical acts include Terry Lee Goffee, the Johnny Cash Experience, Scott Gager, the man of 100 voices, South Jersey’s own John Wood a Mainland Regional High School graduate who is now pursuing a musical career in Nashville, Cape May County’s 18-year-old, Jordyn Mulligan, and the Shore Thing Band, made up of members from Atlantic and Cape May Counties.
Other fair favorites include livestock and equestrian shows that are sure to have a holiday twist, a children’s discovery farm, more than 50 vendors with delicious food and interesting items. Rides, games and more will be buzzing on the 4-H Fairground’s Midway as amusements return this year and you can even experience the latest craze – Axe Throwing.
A must see is the Pet Show, sponsored by Smeltzer & Sons Feed & Pet Supplies, on Saturday, July 23rd at 10 a.m. New festive categories have been added and the grand prize winner will receive free pet food for a year.
The public hours for the Cape May County 4-H Fair are 3 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, July 21 and from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday, July 22and Saturday, July 23. The 4-H fairgrounds are located at 355 Court House – S. Dennis Road in Cape May Court House, New Jersey
Limited premium parking is available at the Atlantic Cape Community College campus, located next door to the fairgrounds, for a suggested $5 donation. Free parking is available at the Cape May County Park and Zoo with free, air-conditioned shuttle service to the fair provided by Fare Free Transportation. Buses are comfortable, air-conditioned, and fully handicapped accessible.
For more information about the 4-H Fair, please call (609) 465-5115 ext. 3605, visit cmc4h.com, like us on Facebook at Cape May 4-H, or on Instagram at cape_may_4h.-
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.