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.”
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.