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Sussex 4-H Invitational Rabbit and Cavy Show

rabbit illustrationThe Sussex County Regal Rabbits Show Group is hosting a Rabbit and Cavy Invitational show on Saturday March 7th. This show is open to all 4-H members in surrounding counties and states. We would like to invite you attend our show and show your animals and support for our Sussex County 4-H.

Click this link to download more information including application materials.

Entries for the show are due postmarked by February 23rd or emailed by March 5th.

Any questions please contact Mackenzie Kratzsch at 973-459-8679 or littlethumpsrabbitry@yahoo.com.
Thank You,
Mackenzie Kratzsch and The Regal Rabbits show Group.

2014 4-H Round Robin Contest!

Girl shows goat at Round RobinThe 2014 4-H Round Robin Contest will be held Thursday, August, 7th at 8:00 pm in the Ag Arena. The goal of the Round Robin is to determine the all-around BEST 4-H show person in Junior and Senior divisions. Along with this honor goes a $50 check (courtesy of the Sussex County 4-H Foundation).


Competitors for the Round Robin include 4-H members who have won the Junior and Senior Showmanship classes for their animal’s shows during the fair. These shows include:

  • Rabbit/Cavy/Small Animal
  • Swine
  • Poultry
  • Dairy Goat
  • Beef Cow
  • Meat Goat
  • Dairy Cow
  • Horse
  • Sheep
  • Alpaca


Thursday, August 7th from 8-10 pm


Ag Arena


A 4-H Round Robin tests each member’s knowledge and skills with different animals. During the event 4-H members will rotate between stations where they will show and answer questions related to each species. All club species listed above will be represented. Rabbit club members will be required to show a beef cow. Beef club members must show poultry. Get the idea?


If you win your species’ showmanship class, and are going to compete in the Round Robin, it’s to your advantage to learn everything you can about the different species before the event. You could dive into your smart phone for research (and spike your parent’s data plan!). Or, you could visit the barns of your fellow 4-H’ers and get them to help you (preferred method). There are plenty of 4-H’ers around to give you some great hands-on knowledge and experience about their animals!

4-H Dog Day at NJSF/SCFHS

NJ State Fair LogoAugust 1, 7:30-8:30 in the tent behind the Conservatory

Shelley Clawson, 4-H leader for Take the Lead, is hosting an hour of games, Rally and fun that will include prizes for you and your dog.
The event is open to current 4-H members. All dogs will go through the Vet Check station and enter through the Conservatory gate only.
Please register using this link.
(Be sure to download and complete the Animal Permit form on the page.)

4th Annual Ocean County Poultry Show

duck and chicken with 4-H cloverOcean County 4-H will be hosting a poultry show open to all 4-H members (grades K‐13) on Saturday, April 26.
Judging will begin at 10:00 am with Mike Wasylkowski. The event will include:

  • Showmanship
  • Breed ID
  • Poultry Quiz

It will be held at:

Handy Acres Farm
49 Grawtown Road
Jackson, NJ 08527

For questions or to receive a show catalogue please contact Teresa McGayhey 732‐929‐4924 or teresamcgayhey@yahoo.com or Heidi Newman adnzen@yahoo.com

Somerset County 4-H Small Animal and Herpetology Show

picture of cavySomerset County 4-H will be hosting a small animal and herpetology show on Saturday, February 8th.

Doors open at 7:30 a.m. (entries in no later than 8:30 a.m.). Judging starts at 9:00 a.m.

Small animal entry fees:
$ 3.00 per animal, regardless of breed, type, class, or size
Checks only for all mailed entries
Made payable to: Somerset County Small Animal Clubs

Herpetology Entry Fees:
$5.00 per animal
Made payable to: Sidewinders Club c/o Tom Dietrich

Entries Are To Be Postmarked No Later Than Saturday January 29, 2014.

An additional $ 1.00 fee per animal will be charged for any entries postmarked after January 30. Postmark will determine late fee.

To download registration materials, click here

Register Early

Phone entries will not be accepted. Day of show entries will be accepted for a $1.00 extra per animal fee. Day of show entries must be in showroom and registered prior to 8:00 AM to be eligible to show animals. There will be a $ 1.00 fee for day of show substitutions. Substitution animals must be the same breed and class. All returned checks will be subject to bank fees.