Hunterdon 4-H, ag fair slated for Aug. 22-26
RINGOES — Dozens of shows, contests and exhibits are part of the 19th annual Hunterdon County 4-H and Agriculture Fair, set for Wednesday-Sunday, Aug. 22-26 at the Roger K. Everitt Fairgrounds at 1207 Route 179 between Ringoes and Lambertville.
The Main Stage will offer all kinds of free entertainment each day and night, and 4-H club members will compete in a variety of shows and contests.
The public can show flowers, fruits and vegetables, quilting, needlework, rug hooking and the like; jellies, preserves, baked goods and antique farm tractors.
Farmers can seek prizes with their field crops, dairy cows, beef cows, goats and other livestock.
There are tractor pulls Wednesday morning and evening, along with a garden tractor pull Saturday and a pedal tractor pull for kids on Sunday.
The website at HunterdonCountyFair.com has details on all the shows and activities.
The Wednesday night tractor pull (which includes a pickup truck class) is the only event with a charge, $5 per spectator.
Fair admission is free and includes all the Main Stage shows.
Parking is $10 per vehicle; the money is shared with the volunteer fire companies whose members supervise the parking fields.
The fairgrounds is at South County Park and named after Everitt, the fair’s president from the start, who died in 2017 at 86.
He was a partner with neighbor Dave Bond in a used farm equipment business until both men retired; both of their sons now run similar endeavors.
Bond leads a band, Real Country, which will perform at the fair Thursday night.
The fair, successor to Flemington Fair, was held at Flemington Fairgrounds starting in 2000, moving to its current site four years later.
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