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Somerset County 4H Fair Celebrates 70th Anniversary Aug. 9-11

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The 2017 Somerset County 4-H Fair celebrates its 70th anniversary beginning Wednesday, Aug. 9, continuing on Thursday, Aug. 10 and concluding Friday, Aug. 11 at North Branch Park off Milltown Road.

The fair is open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.all three days, with free shuttle buses running from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. each day of the Fair from Raritan Valley Community College on Route 28 in North Branch.

There is no admission or parking fees, and you won't find a midway or carnival rides.

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First opened in 1947, the fair will continue with its traditional focus on agriculture, while recognizing the accomplishments of the Somerset County 4-H clubs.

The fair remains a showcase for visitors to see a 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 & 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 food at the fair is provided by 20 non-profit organizations.

More than 1,000 youth are involved in the county's 4-H Youth Program with more than 300 regular volunteers and hundreds of people who help all year long.

“For me, 4-H allows me to be my true self: a theater artist,” said Ashka Sha, 4-H Member of the Clover Ensemble Club. The Clover Ensemble and its sister club The Prep Ensemble, are the only 4-H theater clubs in the state and will be performing their version of Wizard of Oz each day of the Fair.

Daily schedules and maps can be found at the Information Booth or online at http://www.somersetcounty4h.org/fair/.

For more information about the Somerset County 4-H Program visit the 4-H website at www.4HisTOPS.org.

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