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 18 through Saturday, July 20, so come to the 4-H Fair hungry. The popular tradition, sponsored by the Cape May County Board of Agriculture for over six decades, features delicious BBQ chicken, vegetables, chips, cranberry sauce, roll and butter, beverage and desert. Additionally, fresh fried flounder will be served on Friday and possibly Saturday night.

The dinner is cooked by local legends the Caprioni Brothers and served by volunteers and local dignitaries. There are plenty of shaded picnic tables and there are always old friends to catch up with. Tickets are available on the fairgrounds from 4 p.m. on at the Chicken BBQ ticket booth. The cost is $14 for adults, $8 for children (12 and under), and, new this year, is an active military discount ticket for $12.50. Take-out is also available with special parking for easy in and easy out.

If You Go: Tickets for the chicken BBQ will be sold at the Cape May County 4-H Fair July 18 – 20 starting at 4 p.m. and dinner will be served starting at 5 p.m.

The annual 4-H Fair runs July 18-20 at the 4-H fairgrounds, 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. Limited premium parking is available at the Atlantic Cape Community College campus, located next door to the fairgrounds, for a suggested $5 donation. Free parking is available at the Cape May County Park and Zoo with free, air-conditioned shuttle service to the fair provided by Fare Free Transportation.

For more information, call 609-465-5115, ext. 3605 or visit