EAST AMWELL, NJ – Pigs, a pie-eating contest, tractors pulls, horticulture shows, Flemington Speedway race cars and Main Stage entertainment were all part of the 2019 Hunterdon County 4-H and Agricultural Fair.

Many contests and shows were for 4-H members; others were open to the public to enter. The Invitational Rabbit, Cavy, and Small Animal Show was open to 4-H members from others counties besides Hunterdon.

Here are the results: In the Small Animal Division, Erin Bate of Holland Township received Best in Show, Best of Breed hamster, and Reserve of Breed hamster. In the Cavy Division, Erin had Best in Show with Abyssinian, Reserve in Show with American, Best of Breed Abyssinian, and Best of Breed American. Kaitlyn Balmes of Asbury received Best of Breed mixed and Reserve of Breed mixed designation. In the Rabbit Division, Audrey Whitmore of Lebanon won Best in Show mini rex and Best of Breed mini rex. Olivia Ostrander of East Amwell received Reserve in Show mini lop, Best of Breed mini lop, and Reserve Best of Breed mini lop. Ashlee Gibbons of Raritan received Best of Breed Himalayan, Reserve Best of Breed Himalayan, and Best mixed breed. Kaitlyn Payne of Hopewell received prize for Reserve of Breed mixed. Taylor Lengen of Raritan won Best of Breed Holland Lop and Reserve Best of Breed mini rex. Taylor also won Best of Breed Holland Lop and Reserved Best of Breed mini rex. Summer Yarusinsky of Lebanon Township won prizes for Best of Breed Netherland Dwarf and Reserve Best of Breed Netherland Dwarf. Mia Gillooly of Delaware Township received Reserve of Breed Holland Lop.

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                                                                              County 4-H Rabbit Show

The Hunterdon Hoppers 4-H Rabbit Club held the 2019 County Rabbit Show at the Fair. A total of 18 members exhibited more than 60 rabbits. Audrey Whitmore of Lebanon Township received Best in Show, Best of Breed mini rex, one excellent rating and two very goods.

Ashlee Gibbons of Raritan Township received Best Reserve in Show, Best Bred and Raised, Best of Breed for her Himalayan, six excellents and seven very good ranks. Sarah Javick of Hopewell received Best Doe & Litter, Best of Breed mix, five excellents and three very goods. Christopher Lengen of Raritan Township received Best of Breed for his Holland Lop and two blue ribbons for excellent. Olivia Ostrander of East Amwell received Best of Breed for her Mini Lop, four excellents and three very goods. Summer Yarusinsky of Lebanon Township received Best of Breed for her Netherland Dwarf, one excellent and three very goods. Lily Santo of Readington Township received Best of Breed for her Beveren rabbit, and one very good. Heather Krupa of East Amwell received Best of Breed for her Dutch rabbit, three excellent and three very goods. Katelin Hornsby of East Amwell received two excellents.

Kaitlyn Payne of East Amwell received two excellents and one very good. Anika Jensen of East Amwell received one excellent and three very goods. Travis Lengen of Raritan Township received one excellent and Taylor Lengen of Raritan Township received one excellent. Neve Fraunberger of Flemington and Georgia Tynan of Milford each received one excellent. Maguire Mallea of Readington Township received two very goods while his brother, Ryan Mallea, received one very good. Mia Gillooly of Delaware Township received 1 Excellent and three very goods.

                                                                                    4-H Bake-off

Hunterdon 4-H members were busy baking and entering their goodies in this year's Bake-off competition at the Fair. Meghan Hagman of the Fur n' Feathers 4-H Club won Best of Show for her brownies and an excellent for her tortellini salad. Alexandra Somers of Sew, Bake, n' Bloom 4-H Club received an excellent for her chocolate chip cookies and an excellent for her Green Bean and Potato Salad. Finally, Josephine Kohanski of Sew, Bake, n' Bloom received an excellent for her apple cider vinaigrette.