BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The 2015 Somerset County 4-H Fair is returning to North Branch Park, on Milltown Road in Bridgewater, Aug. 12, Aug. 13 and Aug. 14.
The fair will be open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on each day.
The Somerset County 4-H Fair has been held since 1948, and there are no admission or parking fees. It recognizes the accomplishments of 1,000 4-H members and showcases a wide variety of 4-H projects.
Events and showcases will include twirling, go karts, rockets, magic, model airplanes, R.C. cars, model trains and more. There will also be exhibits, demonstrations and performances.
Other tents will include a variety of animals, including dairy cows, beef, alpaca, horses, dogs, sheep, goats, rabbits and small animals.
The fair will feature displays from a number of different organizations, including Somerset County Government, Raritan Valley Community College, Veterans Services, Rutgers Cooperative Extension, Somerset County Library and more.
The fair is sponsored by the Somerset County 4-H Association and the Board of Chosen Freeholders, and other partners include the Somerset County Park Commission and Raritan Valley Community College.
There will be free shuttle buses available to the fair from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. at Raritan Valley Community College, on Route 28 in Branchburg.
Also at the fair this year, Bridgewater resident Abner Mathews will be recognized for 40 years of service to Somerset County 4-H Youth. He will be honored in the show tent at 7 p.m. Aug. 12.
Mathews began his 4-H career as a leader of the remote control airplane club, and was instrumental in establishing the Go Kart Club. He is now the senior volunteer Somerset County 4-H Fair Manager, a member of the Somerset County 4-H Association and the official 4-H photographer.