Farm fare, food and family fun at the 4-H Fairgrounds this weekend in South Jersey [photos]

Thousands will make their way to Mullica Hill, New Jersey this weekend for the Gloucester County 4-H Fair and New Jersey Peach Festival.

The annual events, which began Thursday and run until 5 p.m. Sunday, showcase the accomplishments of 4-H youth and celebrate New Jersey peaches at their best.

On Friday evening visitors from around the region came out to take in Western style horseback riding, view a variety of 4-H youth raised farm animals, listen to country music, peruse a variety of vendors and see the crowing of a new Peach Queen.

One contestant in the Peach Queen contest, Katrina Dewitt, spoke at length about her experience working on a South Jersey peach farm. Another contestant, Gracie Matheson, asked if she could have one wish replied, “I wish the world would get along.”

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Meanwhile, Brea Raymond of Washington Township ran on a treadmill attempting to run 70 minutes straight and be awarded free admission to Saturday’s 5k mud run.

Events still coming up this weekend include a pie eating contest, draft horse pull, line dancing, antique tractor parades, a car and motorcycle show and an open smart dog contest.

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