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Posted on: June 30, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Mouthwatering Chicken BBQ Returns to 4-H Fair

One of the culinary highlights of the Cape May County 4-H Fair is the annual chicken BBQ. The mouthwatering smell of BBQ chicken will be in the air from Thursday, July 20 through Saturday, July 22, so come to the 4-H Fair hungry.

The popular tradition, sponsored by the Cape May County Board of Agriculture for decades, features delicious BBQ chicken, farm fresh vegetables, chips, cranberry sauce, roll and butter, beverage and desert. Additionally, Friday and Saturday nights feature fresh flounder.

The dinner is served by volunteers and local dignitaries. Tickets are available on the fairgrounds from 4 p.m. on at the Chicken BBQ ticket booth. The cost is $12.50 for adults and $7 for children (12 and under). Take-out is also available.


If You Go: Tickets for the chicken BBQ will be sold at the Cape May County 4-H Fair July 20 – 22 starting at 4 p.m. and dinner will be served starting at 5 p.m.

Don’t forget the fair: The annual 4-H Fair runs July 20 – 22 at the 4-H fairgrounds located at 355 Court House – South Dennis Road in Cape May Court House. Public hours for the fair are noon to 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday. Admission is free and there is a host of fun events planned for Thursday through Saturday.

Parking is available for free at the Crest Haven Complex with free shuttle bus service to the fairgrounds starting at noon from the Cape May County Technical High School on Thursday and Friday and 10 a.m. on Saturday. Buses are comfortable, air-conditioned and fully handicapped accessible. Look for parking signs at exit 11 East off the Garden State Parkway.

Limited premium parking is available at the Atlantic Cape Community College campus, located next door to the fairgrounds, for a suggested $5 donation.

The 4-H Youth Development program is part of Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Cape May County. Volunteers are always needed to assist at the 4-H Fair. Please call (609) 465-5115 ext. 3605 for more information. Learn more about the Cape May County 4-H Youth Development Program and the 4-H Fair at

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