July 20, 21, and 22…Celebrating the Red, White, and Blue!
Cape May Court House – Come experience the annual Cape May County 4-H Fair, one of New Jersey’s oldest fairs, on July 20, 21, and 22 at the shady 4-H fairgrounds located at 355 Court House – South Dennis Road in Cape May Court House. This year’s theme is Celebrating the Red, White, and Blue! So, expect to see a lot of patriotic flair as you experience all the traditional fair activities and so much more. The 4-H Fair has free admission each day for visitors to enjoy all the activities, exhibits and entertainment.
Premium parking is now available at $10 per carload at the Atlantic Cape Community College campus, located next door to the fairgrounds. 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.
Public hours for this family friendly event are 3 to 10 p.m. on Thursday and from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. The grand opening parade and ceremonies will take place at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 20.
The 4-H Fair is a Cape May County tradition that offers a Chicken BBQ sponsored by the Cape May County Board of Agriculture. The famous Chicken Bar-B-Que will be served starting at 5 p.m. nightly until it’s all gone. Get your tickets on the Fairgrounds beginning at 4 p.m. each evening before they are sold out.
4-H Fair favorites include livestock and equestrian shows, a livestock animal auction, a children’s discovery area with a lineup of activities designed for our youngest fair visitors, and a variety of vendors with delicious food and interesting items. Plus, amusement rides, carnival games, and more will be buzzing on the 4-H Fairground’s Midway. Brand new addition Float Boat CO will be sure to delight young and old alike with a lagoon full of paddle boats and water walking balls. What a great way to beat the July heat!
This year’s 4-H Fair features a wide array of entertainers that are favorites of Cape May County residents and visitors alike. Live entertainment will include The Fabulous Greaseband on Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Animal House Band on Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. Enjoy your Chicken BBQ in the shade while listening to The John Walter Community Band on Thursday, July 20 from 6 to 8 p.m. and the Cape Shore Chorus Sweet Adelines from 7 to 9 p.m. The John Walter Community Band will return on Saturday, July 22 with a quintet and entertain fairgoers from 4 to 6 p.m. Also performing on Saturday, July 22 at 5 p.m. will be Magician, Mentalist and Ventriloquist Matt Cadabra.
The solemn Flag Retirement Ceremony will also take place Saturday, July 22 at 2:30 p.m. at the Flag Plaza. All veterans and interested community members are invited to attend.
And, if you want a chance to win a full year’s supply of pet food, check out the popular Pet Show at the 4-H Fair, sponsored by Smeltzer & Sons Feed & Pet Supplies on Saturday, July 22 at 10 a.m. on the main stage. It only costs a $1 per class entry to participate and is open to both children and adults. The public is invited to attend, and anyone can participate, even if you are not a 4-H member.
Make sure to go inside the Lockwood 4-H Youth Center for games and activities, the Herpetology Show, to see 4-H projects and to cast your vote for your favorite work of art. The Art Show is taking place all three days and winners will be announced, prior to the Animal House Band performance on the Main stage, on Saturday, July 22at 7 p.m.
As you can see there is something for everyone at the Cape May County 4-H Fair. See you there on July 20, 21, and 22 at the 4-H Fairgrounds.
For detailed information about the 4-H Fair, including a schedule of all events, please visit our website at https://capemay.njaes.rutgers.edu/4h/fair/ or call 609-465-5115, ext. 3605.
The 4-H Youth Development program is part of Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Cape May County. 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.