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Morris County 4-H Fair Needs Volunteers..Great Family Fun in Chester This Weekend


The Morris County 4-H Fair is looking for volunteers.

The annual 4-H Fair will take place July 17 to July 20 at Chubb Park in Chester. The Morris County 4-H Fair highlights the achievements of Morris County’s young 4-H members in grades K-13 (one year out of high school).

Volunteers are needed to help with set-up and running various activities at the Fair.

The 4-H Fair is sponsored by the Morris County 4-H Association in support of the 4-H Youth Development Program of Rutgers Cooperative Extension.


The Annual 4-H Fair will be held at Chubb Park in Chester, NJ on July 17-20, 2014

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Fair Times: 
July 17 - 4:00pm-10:00pm
July 18 & 19 - 10:00am-10:00pm
July 20 - 10:00am-4:00pm

Admission: FREE
Parking: $5.00 donation (Friday after 6:00pm, $10.00 donation for fireworks)

The 4-H Fair is a showcase and celebration of the achievements of 4-H'ers around the county. It is great opportunity for all in the community to come out for wholesome family fun,” said Rachel Lyons, Morris County 4-H Agent.

Maps and schedules of daily events such as dog and small animal shows are available in the Information Tent. The Exhibit Tent is packed with homemade fair entries, informational displays and hands-on activities for visitors.  The Entertainment Tent is filled with live musical performances and interactive demonstrations. Other 4-H tents house a variety of animals including dogs, herpetology, poultry, rabbits and small animals. Most animal tents have a petting area and information about how to join 4-H.

A whole host of fun activities are lined up for this weekend. Pony rides, hay rides, a petting zoo, a model airplane demonstration, clown acts, watermelon eating and cake decorating contests, dress-a-pet contest, a children’s pet show and, of course, amusement rides are all some of the usual favorites

The popular Tricky Tray will once again be the highlight of Saturday evening. The Tricky Tray allows everyone the chance to win a donated gift. Prizes can include anything from a healthful gift basket to a bicycle.  Non-profit organizations will be on hand to sell everything from tasty treats to full meals.  Fairgoers can enjoy traditional fair food and even a cold root beer float or the famous 4-H Chicken BBQ dinner. 

The Fair is sponsored by the Morris County 4-H Association 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 to make this a major event in Morris County.

All Morris County residents are invited to visit the 4-H Fair, serve as a volunteer at the Fair or participate in many of the activities and contests open to the public.  Come out and enjoy the "country-fair" atmosphere, great entertainment, good food, and informative, educational demonstrations.

For more information about the 4-H Fair, 4-H clubs, or about becoming a 4-H volunteer, visit the 4-H Fair website at or contact the 4-H office (973) 285-8300 x3 or All 4-H programs are offered to all youth, grades K-13, on an age-appropriate basis without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, or disability.

Additional information about volunteering or about the 4-H Fair can be obtained online at or by calling the 4-H office at 973-285-8301.

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