Sussex County Agriculture


The Agriculture Division of the Sussex County Farm & Horse Show Association is proud to present a wide variety of events representing agriculture, technology, livestock, entertainment, art, and much more! Check the Fairground Calendar for upcoming events.


Click here for Exhibitor information for the 2017 NJ State Fair / Sussex County Farm & Horse Show or go to the COMPETITION page of the Fair website.


The AG Division office at the Fairgrounds has hours Monday - Friday from 8 am to 4 pm.  973-948-5500 x 238 or 236.


For any Fair questions, contact The Fairgrounds office at 973-948-5500 or email us at



Applications now being accepted for the NJ AGRICULTURAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD


Scholarship for H.S. Seniors Interested in a Career in Agriculture or the Sciences


New Jersey residents who are entering their senior year in high school this fall and are planning a career in agriculture or science may apply for the New Jersey Agricultural Achievement Award.  One winner will be selected and awarded a scholarship to honor their achievements.


The New Jersey Agricultural Achievement Award, sponsored by Dr. Amy Butewicz, a former New Jersey Equestrian of the Year, was started because of her desire to give back to the community. Worth $500, this scholarship is meant to assist its recipient in beginning their future in agriculture.


The qualifications for receiving this award include submitting an application, found here, a resume along with an essay answering the question, "How has your involvement within your respective nominating organization helped to shape your future career choice?"


In addition, a contestant is required to be a current, active member of an organization either on the New Jersey Equine Advisory Board and/or represented at the Youth Reception portion of the New Jersey State Agricultural Convention.  Each organization on the New Jersey Equine Advisory Board and a participant of the State Agricultural Convention is able to nominate a maximum of two contestants.


The winner of the Agricultural Achievement Award must attend the Annual New Jersey Bred Equine Breeders Award Luncheon to be held on Sunday, January 28, 2018 in Eastampton and will read his or her essay to the attendees.


Please mail application, resume and essay by January 10, 2018 to:



Attn:  Lynn Mathews

P.O. Box 330

Trenton, New Jersey 08625


If you have any questions, contact Lynn Mathews, 609-292-2888 or



We are here to help you get interested and involved in agriculture!


Joan Smith, President

AG Office at the Fairgrounds {seasonal} 973-948-5500 x 238

Joe Phillps, Vice President

Lynn Ptorich, Secretary




Some of our great attractions at the Fair include:


  • Snook Agricultural Museum
  • The Incredible Milking cow
  • Livestock Shows and Barns 
  • Milking Parlor
  • Farming Information
  • Homestyle Snacks


Learn about the importance of agriculture and get involved in healthy living!



Our Sponsors




Balic Winery


Bowling Green Agency


Cailey Jewelers logo with profile of solitaire diamond


Elenora L. Benz Attorney at Law


Holiday Inn Express & Suites 


Ibranyi is Floral


J. Battista Plumbing & Heating, LLC - All Types of Plumbing & Heating Repairs


JMP Cattle Company


kitchen magic logo


Liberty Farm


Newton Sparta Pediatrics


Oller, Luzzi & Breslin


Reithoffer Shows Logo


4H logo

Sussex County 4-H


Sussex County 4-H Advisory Council


Sussex County 4-H Teen Council


Sussex County Ag Society


Sussex County Milk Producers


Sheep Thrills LLC


Teller Metrix


The Chocolate Goat Gift Shoppe logo - goat pulling cart of gifts

Waste Management logo


Wilson Coal & Supply