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Gloucester County 4-H Fair and NJ Peach Festival July 28 - July 31

(Mullica Hill, NJ)- Gloucester County Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger and Freeholder Frank J. DiMarco announced today that the Gloucester County 4-H Fair and New Jersey Peach Festival will be held on Thursday July 28 through Saturday July 30 from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday July 31 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the 4-H fairgrounds on Rte. 77 (275 Bridgeton Pike) in Mullica Hill, NJ.

Director Damminger said, "The Gloucester County 4 H Fair has delighted residents and visitors for 64 years and we are proud of this opportunity to showcase the beauty and bounty of Gloucester County." The 4-H youth, their families, mentors and leaders work extremely hard and everyone should come out and support them and see what our future leaders are learning.

Freeholder Frank J. DiMarco said, "We have many talented youth who are dedicated to the rich tradition of agriculture that makes Gloucester County one of the top producers in New Jersey." Gloucester County is the top growing peach county in New Jersey and we take great pride in being the hosts of the state's Peach Festival.

Fun activities for the whole family include equestrian contests, Johnson's amusement rides, rabbits and small animals, Diaper Derby, a baby parade, Draft Horse pull, livestock shows, birdhouse decorating contest, musical acts, reptiles, exotic birds, hog, goat and lamb auction, pony rides, tractor pulls, 4-H Member presentations, Peach Queen and Little Miss Peach Competitions.

Food is another highlight at the 4-H fairDinners will be served Thursday through Saturday 4 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Each night fair goers can enjoy barbecue chicken and ribs with all the extras prepared by Lapp's Country Kitchen.

Exhibiting at the 4-H fair is the culmination of a full year of work for 4-H members. Guests should plan to visit our more traditional projects in the animal barns filled with the rabbits, horses, pigs, sheep, goats, steers, exotic birds, snakes and cows that 4-Hers have learned to feed and care for through the program. Our 4-H exhibit barn is filled with information on Get Moving Get Healthy with NJ 4-H, demonstrations by the 4-H Spinning Club and pet or even hold an exotic bird as part of Feathered Friends, the exotic bird club. 4-H is the youth development segment of Rutgers Cooperative Extension and is supported by the Gloucester County Board of Chosen Freeholders.
The Better Bunny Small Animal 4-H Club coordinates an on-going food drive to benefit those in need within the community. During the 4-H Fair collection bins for non-perishable food items will be located at the Rabbit Barn, 4-H Information Booth, Announcers' Booth & Tiki Hut Food Stand.

For more information visit http://gloucester.rce.rutgers.edu/fairfest/ for a complete listing of events or call (856) 307-6450 X3

Admission is free, but there is a $10.00 parking donation per carload, good for all four days regardless of vehicle size and number of passengers.Coupons are available for $1.00 off parking by visiting http://gloucester.njaes.rutgers.edu/fairfest/fairfest-2011-flyer.pdf.

The New Jersey Peach festival is a statewide event to promote New Jersey Peaches sponsored by the New Jersey Peach Festival Assn, and the New Jersey Peach Promotion Council. For more information visit http://gloucester.rce.rutgers.edu/fairfest/ for a complete listing of events or call (856) 307-6450 ext. 3.