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Pet Show at the 4-H Fair

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Saturday, July 20, 2024


9–11 a.m.


4-H Fairgrounds, 355 Court House – South Dennis Road
Cape May Court House, NJ


Mark your calendar to come to the Pet Show, sponsored by Smeltzer & Sons Feed & Pet Supplies, on Saturday, July 20, 2024, at the Cape May County 4-H Fair for a chance to win a supply of pet food for an entire year. The event is open to the public and anyone is invited to participate, even if you are not a 4-H member.

Wouldn’t it be great to win free food for your pet for an entire year? Just think what you can do each week with that extra money! Register your pet for this year’s Pet Show at the 4-H Fair – it only costs $1 per class entry and is open to both children and adults.

No matter what makes your pet unique, the Pet Show, held on the main stage on the Cape May County 4-H Fairgrounds, is the place for them to showcase their talents. All four-legged, furry, scaly, and feathered pets and the people who love them are invited to enter. Check-in starts at 9 a.m. and the show will begin at 10 a.m. All cat and dog owners are asked to bring current rabies vaccination certificates for their animals and plenty of water for them to drink.

Children and their pets can enter any one of the five categories including: dogs, cats, rabbits and other small furry pets, reptiles, amphibians or birds, and other unusual pets. Within those categories, there are 10 different classes that participants can enter including one new one this year – best Dr. Seuss costume, in honor of this year’s 4-H Fair theme, Oh the Places We will Go with 4-H. There is also an adult category for anyone 18 and over that consists of three classes: most beautiful eyes, best trick, and Dr. Seuss costume.

The pet show is all in fun, so while you won’t see any formal classes or divisions, you will see classes for cats with the longest whiskers, dogs with the best trick or the rabbit with the longest ears. Any unusual pets are allowed as long as they are under the constant control of their owners. Again, the cost to enter the pet show is just $1 per class. Ribbons will be awarded in all classes. Best in Show trophies will also be awarded in each division. The Grand prize, given out to the best all-around winner, is free pet food for one year from Smeltzer & Sons.

For more information on the Pet Show, please call 609-465-5115, ext. 3605.


Free to watch, $1 per class to enter


Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Cape May County


Linda Horner, 609-465-5115, ext. 3605