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Warren County Farmers Fair

Information about NWNJBAs participation in the Warren County Farmers Fair.

2017 Hunterdon County 4H Fair

August 23rd to August 27th

Hunterdon County Fairgrounds

Gates Open at 10 am from Wednesday Aug. 23 to Sunday Aug 27th, 2017. Hours of operation of the fair are 10am to 10pm every day but the last day. On the last day the fair closed 5pm.


Visit the fair website for details about the fairgrounds


Questions about participation can be directed to fair chairman Jim McCaulley (908-806-3292). 


If you are participating as a volunteer, fair passes are available.  Contact any of the committee members above to make arrangements.

See the directions information below for information on where to park.  

Directions

Address (for GPS)

1207 Route 179, Lambertville NJ 08530

Click this link to visit the fair's website directions page.
The Hunterdon County Fairground was known as the South County Park and may be referred to as such on certain maps.  It is now known as the Rogert Everitt Fairgrounds.  It is located on County Route 179 East of the 179, Route 202 intersection.  The closest cross street is Gulick Road.

NWNJBA Participants, It is recommended that you enter in the second entrance (coming from Route 202) and park behind the Ag Exhibits building. 

The NWNJBA booth is in the Ag Exhibits tent.  See this map for a layout of the fairgrounds and for directions provided by the fair committee.

Fair Parking and Entry

Parking

Pull in the second entrance and park behind the tent if you can.  if not the fields aroudn the draft horse plowing demo area or any of the fields along the adjacent road work (see map to right)

NWNJBA Booth

The NWNJBA booth is in theAG Exhibits Tent on the west side of the fairgrounds.

Participating in the honey show. Some instructions for participants:

  • Show entries can be delivered directly to the fairgrounds by Tuesday of the fair.  
  • Judging takes place on the first day of the fair so no late entries are accepted. 
  • Please be sure that your entries are packaged well for transport
  • If you cannot make it directly to the fair to drop off your entries there are options to drop them off with members ahead of time.  These members will take your entries to the fair on your behalf.  The following members will assist: Jim McCaulley, Jim and Eda Schmalz Charles Ilsley, Bob Kloss, and Stan and Fran Wasitowski.
  • Please make sure that arrangements are made to promplty pick up your entries at the end of the fair.
  • As you pick up your entries be sure to pick up your score cards.
  • Questions about participation or the fair in general can be directed to Fair committee chair Jim McCaulley.  

2017 Hunterdon County 4H Fair Honey Show Rules and Regulations 

Official Honey Show Rules are posted on the Fairgrounds website at this address:

http://www.hunterdoncountyfair.com/images/PDF/agshows/honeyshow/2017-HoneyShowDisplayProducts.pdf


1. Honey must be produced by a paid member of the NJ Beekeepers Association.

2. There may be only one entry per class, per membership.

3. Entries may be delivered to superintendent or a NWNJBA board member by Tuesday, August 22, 2017. No late entries accepted. 

4. Exhibits may be removed from fairgrounds display on the last day of the Fair.

5. Place no label on any entries.

6. Mead products must contain honey produced by entrant.

7. Queenline and Gamber jars only, metal or plastic lids accepted. 

Classes

1. 3 one pound extracted – light

2. 3 one pound extracted – light amber

3. 3 one pound extracted – amber juices

4. 3 one pound extracted – dark

5. Section honey, cut comb

6. Creamed honey, 3-- one pound jars

7. Chunk Honey

8. Frame of Honey

9. Mead – Dry

10. Mead—Sweet

11. Mead –Made with fruit juices

12. Mead – Sparkling with/without fruit

13. Block of beeswax , one pound

14. Novelty beeswax

15. Beeswax tapers

16. Novelty beeswax candles

17. Hand Cream/lotion

18. Soap

19. Lip Balm

20. Photography


Honey entries will be judged on the following basis:  


Analytical – Moisture Content (%)----------------------------------------Possible Point

• 15.5 to 17.0 --------------------------------------------------------------20 points

• 17.1 to 18.0---------------------------------------------------------------18 points

• 18.1 to 18.6---------------------------------------------------------------15 points

• Greater than 18.6---------------------------------------------------------0 points 

Quality--------------------------------------------- -----------------------------Points Possible

• Absence of defects, e.g. wax, lint, foam etc.--------------------- 20 points

• Flavor--------------------------------------------------------------------- 10 points

• Aroma--------------------------------------------------------------------- 10 points

• Clarity (dirt, hair, pollen, air bubbles, etc.)-------------------------------- 20 points

• Container appearance and cleanliness--------------------------------- 10 points

• Uniform fill----------------------------------------------------------------10 points

Total Points----------------------------------- 100 points