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Posted Monday, July 16th, 2018


The annual Morris County 4-H Fair, which celebrates the work of 4-H kids from across Morris County and mixes it great food, fireworks, rides, games, and other family friendly attractions, kicks off its four-day run on Thursday, July 19, and runs through Sunday, July 22 at Chubb Park in Chester Township.

photo of three 4-H youths holding their pets

Terrific 4-H kids and their animals

Planned activities including pony and hay rides, petting zoos, watermelon eating, cake decorating, dress-a-pet contests, animal shows, archery, a tricky tray, and even “cow pie bingo” to go with the live entertainment, fireworks, and classic cars. Try the chicken BBQ and root beer floats.

“The 4-H Fair showcases the hard work and achievements of our young members, while offering family fun activities,” said Kelly Dziak, Morris County 4-H Program Associate.

“We urge county residents to come out to this terrific fair and support the positive work done by these great 4-H kids and their families and leaders, who come from across our county,’’ said Morris County Freeholder Heather Darling, who will participate in opening ceremonies on Thursday.

Annual Morris County 4-H Fair Kicks Off on Thursday Annual Morris County 4-H Fair Kicks Off on Thursday


There is no admission fee for the fair, but a parking donation of $5 per vehicle is requested. On Friday evening, in preparation for the fireworks, parking will be $10, which includes 3-D fireworks glasses.

A special $15 pay-one-price for all kiddie rides is scheduled on Friday, July 20, from 11a.m. until 1p.m., and a $30 pay-one-price for all amusement rides will be offered on Thursday from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Some 4-H Fair highlights:

  • Thursday, July 19th
    • Fair open 4-10 p.m.
    • Amusement rides, music, food and 4H activities
  • Friday, July 20th
    • Fair open 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
    • Fireworks show in evening. Rain date, Saturday
  • Saturday, July 21st
  • Sunday, July 22nd
    • Fair open 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
    • Amusement rides, music, food, and 4-H activitiesAnnual Morris County 4-H Fair Kicks Off on Thursday

Dogs may be brought to the fair, but they must be on a 6-foot leash.  Retractable leashes are not allowed in the park.

For more information about the 4-H Fair, 4-H Clubs or becoming a volunteer, visit the
4-H website, call the 4-H office at (973) 285-8301 or email [email protected] All
4-H programs are offered to all youth, grades K-13, on an age-appropriate basis without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, or disability.