Cape May Court House – The Cape May County 4-H Fair will be held on July 21-22-23 at the Cape May County 4-H Fairgrounds. This year’s theme is Christmas in July, which means Santa is coming to the 4-H Fair in addition to all the fun, fair activities that you expect to see plus a variety of live entertainment. Admission to the 4-H Fair is Free.
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.
Some 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. The 4-H Fair is a Cape May County tradition that also offers a nightly Chicken BBQ, sponsored by the Cape May County Board of Agriculture. 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.
This year’s 4-H Fair features a wide array of entertainment from Cape May to Tennessee. The fair’s headlining event will be a “World Premier” Johnny Cash Tribute by country and gospel singer Terry Lee Goffee. Goffee will take the stage Friday evening at 7p.m., playing songs made famous by Johnny Cash, one of Terry’s musical heroes.
Cape May County’s 18-year-old, Jordyn Mulligan will sing the national anthem to officially open the 4-H Fair on Thursday, July 21 and then will perform on the Main Stage at 5:30 p.m. Following Jordyn, at 7 p.m. will be Scott Gager, the man of 100 voices. Scott is a south Jersey songwriter, vocalist, and voice impersonator who performs all over the country and will be entertaining fair goers in Cape May County.
On Friday, July 22 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., folk singer Alan Wolf will perform his repertoire of traditional music covering various genres ranging from the Appalachian Mountains, the piedmont hills of North Carolina, the towns of Mississippi, the cities of the north, and everywhere in between. Alan plays acoustic flat-top guitar, slide guitar, harmonica, and foot tambourine.
Performing on Friday at 1 p.m. will be South Jersey’s own John Wood, a Mainland Regional High School graduate who is now pursuing a musical career in Nashville, Tennessee. John’s first single, “Here She Comes,” released earlier this year, hit the Top 50 on the Country Chart.
The Shore Thing Band, made up of members from Atlantic and Cape May Counties, will hit the stage at 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 23. Performing the best of classic rock, oldies, southern rock, and country music has earned the band the reputation as being “the best band in the sand.”
Other live entertainment includes the Emerald Isle School of Irish Dance, Nor’easter Nick, a demonstration by the Cape May County Sheriff’s K-9 Unit, and the popular Pet Show on Saturday, July 23 at 10 a.m. – where contestants will have a chance to win a full year’s supply of pet food donated by Smeltzer & Sons Feed & Pet Supplies. The Pet Show is open to all, and new festive categories have been added.
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.