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70th Annual Somerset County 4-H Fair Set For This Week

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset County 4-H will be holding the 70th anniversary of the annual fair Aug. 9, Aug. 10 and Aug. 11 at North Branch Park, in Bridgewater.

There are no admissions or parking fees, no midway or carnival rides. All information about schedules and more can be found at the information booth or online at http://www.somersetcounty4h.org/fair.

The fair will run from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on all three days, and there will be free shuttle buses running from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. from the Raritan Valley Community College, on Route 28.

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Since 1947, the fair has continued its tradition of focusing on agriculture, while recognizing the accomplishments of the clubs and being a showcase for visitors to see a variety of 4-H projects in action. It will include twirling, go karts, rockets, magic, model airplanes, R.C. cars, model trains and more.

There will also be an Arts & Science Tent and Prep Tent, with exhibits, activities for visitors, demonstrations and performances.

Other tents will house a variety of animals, including dairy cows, beef, alpaca, horses, dogs, herpetology, sheep, goats, poultry, rabbits and small animals. Most of the animal tents have a petting srea and information about how to join the 4-H.

Food at the fair is provided by 20 non-profit organizations at affordable prices.

More than 1,000 kids are involved in the 4-H program, with more than 300 regular volunteers.

The 4-H Youth Development Program is part of Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station. Programs are available to all youth, grades kindergarten through 13.

For more information, visit 4HisTOPS.org.

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