4-H members showcase their clubs and projects in the 4-H tents. The displays include sewing, arts and crafts, artwork, creative writing, woodworking, photography, and horticulture. Goats, sheep, poultry, a variety of small animals, and horses are all on display at the Fair. Check the Fair Schedule for the shows presented by the Seeing Eye Dog Club and the Winning Waggers.
Don't forget the "Kiss the Pig" contest on Saturday at 1:00pm in the North Show Tent, sponsored by the Burlington County 4-H Small Animal Advisory Council. Stop by the Small Animal Tent to cast your vote for the lucky person who gets to kiss the pig! To vote, simply drop a donation in the jar of your choice. The donations are used by the 4-H Small Animal Advisory Council to provide support and equipment to the small animal clubs. See the "Kiss the Pig" Winner on Saturday at 1:00pm in the North Show Tent.
Other special events you won't want to miss are the Equestrian of the Year contest on Tuesday evening and the dance performance of the Burlington County 4-H Cloggers on Thursday evening.
For more information on how you and your family can be part of the 4-H fun, come and meet 4-H leaders and members. There are many opportunities to choose from in the 4-H program.
When 4-H was started, boys and girls were members of clubs which raised crops, livestock, and preserved foods. The main purpose was to transfer the research based knowledge from the land grant universities to the local community. Today, the 4-H Youth Development Program continues to be a "learn by doing", research-based, educational experience for youth.
In addition to animal care and horticulture, new project activities include technology, drama, science, engineering, healthy living and photography. The resources of the New Jersey land grant university - Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey - provide support and educational opportunities to 4-H youth as well as adult volunteers. Through the leadership of dedicated adult volunteers, youth develop leadership abilities, self-confidence, and life skills. These attributes prepare young people for the challenges of the 21st century. The 4-H experience is available to all youth. 4-H prohibits discrimination in all programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or marital or family status. Interested adults are invited to serve as volunteers making a difference.
Call 609-265-5052 or 4-Hyouth@co.burlington.nj.us, or send mail to Gloria Kraft, County 4-H Agent, Rutgers Cooperative Extension, PO Box 6000, Mount Holly, NJ 08060.
Having been around for almost 40 years, the Burlington County 4-H Cloggers are the oldest clogging group in New Jersey. They are a wonderful group of 4-H youth in grades K-12. The club is very active, performing locally and around the tri-state area at events, fairs, and many service oriented performances like nursing homes and senior citizen events. The members learn to improve their public speaking skills while announcing at performances, and develop their citizenship and leadership skills with the yearly community services projects they perform, all while having fun learning the art of Clog Dancing.
The Burlington County 4-H Cloggers are supported by hard-working parents who take an active role in the club. Club members, leaders, and parents can all attest to the fact that Clogging is a terrific experience for these 4-H'ers.
The Burlington County 4-H Cloggers will perform on the evening of Thursday, July 19, 2018.
Open Horse Show rules and application information TBA, or visit the the Burlington County 4-H Horse Advisory Council website.
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