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This year’s Fair Theme is: Unleash Your Passion (in 4-H)!
There are so many ways that a 4-H member can interpret this, such as; how has 4-H helped a youth EXPRESS their passion; how has 4-H helped a youth FIND their passion. Also how has 4-H GUIDED them to other projects/issues that they are now passionate about such as volunteering and fundraising. Don’t forget to look throughout the club tents to see how they have Unleashed Their Passion this year.
The Somerset County 4-H Fair, which is located at North Branch Park in Bridgewater, is a county tradition since 1947.
Although the Fair has grown and changed a little, some things have remained the same: there are no admission or parking fees and no midway or carnival rides. All day (10 am-10pm), free professional & amateur entertainment can be enjoyed as well.
Free shuttle buses run from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. each day of the Fair from Raritan Valley Community College Rt. 28, North Branch. We do ask that you leave your pets at home.
The Somerset County 4-H Fair recognizes the accomplishments of 1,000 Somerset County 4-H members and is a showcase for visitors to see a wide variety of 4-H projects in action. Twirling, go karts, rockets, magic, model airplanes, R.C. cars, model trains, and other 4-H clubs compete and perform. The Arts Tent, Science Tent, and Prep Tent (for the youngest 4-H’ers) are packed with exhibits, activities for visitors, demonstrations, and performances. Ten other 4-H tents house a variety of animals including dairy cows, beef, alpaca, horses, dogs, herpetology, sheep, goats, poultry, rabbits, and small animals. Most animal tents have a petting area and information about how to join 4-H.
The Fair is sponsored by the Somerset County 4-H Association and the Board of Chosen Freeholders in support of the 4-H Youth Development Program of Rutgers Cooperative Extension. 4-H Members, volunteer Fair Managers, 4-H Club Leaders, and parents work together, making this the largest event in Somerset County. Other partners include the Somerset County Park Commission and Raritan Valley Community College.
For more information about the Fair, how to join 4-H or how to volunteer to assist, call the 4-H Office at: 908-526-6644.
We would like to thank our 2017 Somerset County Fair Sponsors
- Somerset County Education Assoc.
- Ethicon Inc. (New Brunswick)
- Volvo Cars Bridgewater
- Autosport Honda
- Ferasco, LLC
- Cooper, Cottell & Taylor
- Somerset County 4-H Horse Clubs
- Dave’s Surburban Disposal Service, LLC
- JM Sorge, Inc.
- Somerville Elks Lodge BPOE 1068
- Assemblyman, Jack Ciattarelli
- Lorraine Barnett
- Sanford Orthodontics
- Verve Restaurant
- Crown Trophy of Flemington
- Fulton Bank of NJ
- Gold Digger Metal Detectors, LLC
- Quick Chek (Whitehouse Station)
- Unity Bank
- Harlingen Veterinary Clinic
- Cire Wax Center
- Presperse Corporation
- Edward Seglia
- Nancy Grohn