August 10-11-12, 2016
North Branch Park, Milltown Road, Bridgewater, N.J.
Please Leave Your Pets at Home!
Free Family Fun!
Since 1948, thousands of visitors have enjoyed the Somerset County 4-H Fair. The fair has grown and changed, but there are still no admission or parking fees, no midway or carnival rides. This fair recognizes the accomplishments of 1,000 Somerset County 4-H members and is a showcase for visitors to see a wide variety of 4-H projects in action. Visit the Somerset County Library Booth at the Fair!
Maps and schedules of daily events such as dog, horse, and livestock shows are available in the information tent. Twirling, go karts, rockets, magic, model airplanes, R.C. cars, model trains, and other 4-H clubs compete and perform. The Arts Tent, Science Tent, and Prep Tent (for the youngest 4-H'ers) are packed with exhibits, activities for visitors, demonstrations, and performances. Ten other 4-H tents house a variety of animals including dairy cows, beef, alpaca, horses, dogs, herpetology, sheep, goats, poultry, rabbits, and small animals. Most animal tents have a petting area and information about how to join 4-H. Under the big top, over 20 community organizations offer a wide variety of meals and snacks. All day, professional and amateur entertainment can be enjoyed.
"Avoid the Fuss, Enjoy the Bus!" To make getting in and out of the fairgrounds as easy as possible, free shuttle buses run from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. each day of the Fair from Raritan Valley Community College Rt. 28, North Branch. For more information about the fair, how to join 4-H or how to volunteer to assist, call the 4-H Office at: 908-526-6644.
@ The Bridgewater Library
Don’t forget to log your books and minutes in the SUMMER READING CLUBS. Last day to log time is August 20th.
Images are hyperlinked – click on an image to register for a program.
Click HERE for more info. or to sign up for these programs.
Build towers with spaghetti and marshmallows on August 16th.
Craftacular Spectacular: Connect Four-- or More! (Ages 3-6)8/16/2016 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Registration is required.
Craftacular Spectacular: Connect Four--or More! (Ages 6-10)8/16/2016 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Registration is required.
We’ll share a story about the Empire State Building then build our very own skyscrapers. Families with children of different ages are welcome to come all together to one program.
Our annual Summer Reading Carnival is on Thursday, August 18th. Drop in anytime between 1-4 p.m. as we wrap up our Summer Reading Club with lots of games, prizes, and fun! No registration required.
In the Community:
FREE SUMMER MOVIES
TUE, AUGUST 16, 2016 AT 10:30AM & 7PM
It would not be summer without music in the park! Bring lawn chairs and picnic baskets and enjoy a variety of musical performances in Duke Island Park in Bridgewater. For further information on the concerts, please call 908 722-1200. Individuals with hearing/speech impairments may call the Relay Service at 711. Over the weekends, in case of threat of inclement weather please call 908 722-1200 ext. 7. We also post weather updates on Twitter and Facebook. This concert series is made possible by the generous donation of the Somerset County Park Foundation, with contributing funding from Magic 98.3 WMGQ, Hyatt House Branchburg, The Courier News, and Horizon Services.
3RD ANNUAL FOOD TRUCK FEST FEATURING
TRAMPS LIKE US –
A SPRINGSTEEN TRIBUTE
7pm - 8:30pm
Bring your appetite – for great food and music! A variety of food trucks selling a range of culinary delights will be on hand beginning at 6pm to start the festivities. Then the music begins at 7pm. Tramps Like Us brings more than 25 years of musicianship that have won this band the hard-earned distinction of the most revered Bruce Springsteen Tribute band. Given high praise by dozens of publications, radio stations, and music industry personnel, they are the only tribute band to be endorsed by the official Springsteen Radio Station: E Street Radio on Sirius XM. The group captures the classic Springsteen sound, and remains true to the spirit and energy of the music, while delivering songs with the passion and conviction of the Boss.
More info here: www.somersetcountyparks.org/eventsPrograms/concert/Concert.html
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