By Jeff Sovelove
It’s August, which means it’s time for the New Jersey State Fair and Sussex County Farm & Horse Show, at the Sussex Fairgrounds.
Whether you’re looking for something cuddly and furry, or large and furry, the Fair has something to please everyone, from cute mini Rex rabbits to Mike, a 2,500 lb steer.
There are chickens, goats, cows, sheep, ducks, geese, and chinchillas, too. Prized were awarded over the weekend for best in breed as well as scariest scarecrow — which may have scared Fair patrons oers more than the crows.
Also featured: An Arabian horse show, along with rare, trained Bactrain (two-hump) camels, dancing dogs, and talking vegetables for the kids.
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Rides, pig races, and delicious food to make your cardiologist cringe are perennial favorites. The show jumping competition, a monster truck show and demolition derby are crowd favorites, too.
Prizes were awarded for New Jersey’s finest produce. But the real centerpiece was the show jumping, with riders competing for prestigious 1st place ribbons.
The fair runs through Aug. 19 at the Sussex Fairgrounds in Augusta.