4-H Families at the Fair

Welcome 4-H families. Here you find information specific to 4-H members and their parents - from dunk tank forms, parking info, to overnight camping forms. We can't wait to see you at the fair!

It takes many people to help put the fair together - before, during, and after. Please visit the Volunteer at the Fair page to see what you can do at Set-up weekend, during the fair, and at take-down and clean-up. THANK YOU!

4-H’ers are invited to help with the 4-H Dunk Tank during this year’s Morris County 4-H Fair. Remember, it gets hot at the Fair and the Dunk Tank is a great place to cool off and have fun!

The information below explains which 4-H’ers are eligible to work the dunk tank. Please return this completed form to the 4-H Office if you would like to help.

Requirements to qualify to sit in the Dunk Tank:

  • 4-H’ers having completed grades 4-13

  • during regularly scheduled Dunk Tank hours

  • completed at least one 3-hour shift at another location during the Fair

  • filled out the Dunk Tank Form, complete with parent's signature

Overnight Camping

Deadline: July 8

4-H families are invited to spend one or more nights at the fairgrounds in their tents in the designated camping area. This is especially helpful if you have an animal at the fair. Campers will have fun activities and will also help get the fair ready for the next day.

Please read the Overnight Guidelines carefully. All youth campers need a parent/guardian or chaperone to spend the night at the fairgrounds with them. Each person fills out an Overnight Fair Permission Form to be sent to the 4-H office at morris4h@njaes.rutgers.edu:

The deadline to submit the forms is July 8. Only those who fulfill the requirements stated in the Overnight Guidelines and have sent in their completed forms by July 8 are allowed to camp on the fairgrounds for the nights they specified.

Parking Pass

A parking pass will be available to all current and active 4-H families. They will be sent out via 4HOnline in a news flash before the Fair and can be shown at the entrance to the parking area when you arrive during fair hours. The parking fee - a suggested donation of $5 per car - helps offset the cost of the Fair.

2022 Morris County 4-H Fair Dates


Deadline for Fair Entry Forms - June 30

Food & Nutrition Entries Drop-off – Wednesday, July 6 from 1:00 to 3:00pm

Family Set-Up Weekend - Saturday, July 16 & Sunday, July 17, 9am - 2pm

We encourage everyone to spend a few hours helping to set up the various tents. Lunch isprovided. Everyone who attends is entered into a drawing for a FREE Weekend Amusement Ride wristband!

Open Divisions Fair Entries Drop-off - Tuesday, July 19 from 4-7pm

ALL Open Division entries (excluding Food & Nutrition and Horticulture). This includes artwork, crafts, photos, science, clothing, and needlework.

Animal Check-in - Wednesday, July 20

For exact details concerning specific animal divisions, check the division guidelines in the Fair Entry Book or ask your club leader.

Horticulture Entries Drop-off - Thursday, July 21, 11-2pm

Fair Opens - Thursday, July 21 at 5:00 pm

Parade of Clubs - Thursday Evening, July 21 at 7:00pm

Participants in the parade of clubs will begin lining up at 6:45pm by the Dog Show area. Members are encouraged to show their club spirit with t-shirts, banners, noisemakers and decorations.

Club Display / Banner Judging - Friday Morning, July 22 at 9am

Fair Closes + Clean-up Begins - Sunday, July 24 at 4pm (until Wednesday)

All 4-H Fair participants, families, and volunteers are needed! All 4-H items must be removed in preparation for the tent company. Tasks to be completed include dismantle 4-H displays, take down and stack tables and chairs, pack trailers with 4-H items, remove signs and banners, collect hand sanitizers, dismantle and pack small tents (i.e. Info Booth, hay ride), and much more.