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Every week, we'll shine the SPOTLIGHT on a local business in the "Shop Burlington County First" program, the "buy local" initiative created by Burlington County Board of Chosen Freeholders and its regional partners, the Burlington County Bridge Commission and the Burlington County Regional Chamber of Commerce. 


 

Freeholder-Director 
Bruce Garganio invites 
you to "Shop Burlington County First": "Join in our efforts to energize the economy in Burlington County, keep it growing, and create new jobs." 



This Week's Spotlight on:



Burlington County Farm Fair

Burlington County Fairgrounds
1990 Jacksonville-Jobstown Rd.
Springfield

609-784-8369
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Representing County Board of Chosen Freeholders


The 70th Annual Burlington County Farm Fair opens tomorrow and continues through Saturday.  The event draws tens of thousands of people each year and a full schedule of daily events is listed on its website.

The Burlington County Farm Fair is a non-profit organization that started the Fair in 1946 and still operates it to this day. The Burlington County Farm Fair teamed up with the Burlington County Freeholders, who are long-time sponsors of the Fair, to use the County Fairgrounds in 2011 when it moved from Lumberton.

The Fair’s mission is to promote agriculture, social life, and youth as well as educating the general public by conducting a yearly agricultural fair with exhibits, livestock, and farm products.

Horses, cows, rabbits, chickens, sheep, goats and other animals are on display each day. Most of these are shown by 4-H members who hope their project animal will win a blue ribbon.

Area dairy farmers compete in a large dairy cow show. Visitors can also watch dairy cows being milked. Daily horse shows, open to the public, are also a major attraction.

Old steam engines and antique farm equipment bring back memories for many. A very popular attraction is the tractor pull in a dedicated tractor pull arena.

Children can participate in becoming a Farmer for a Day in a special exhibit and there are pageants, music, lots of food, and arts and crafts.

Of course the prominent amusement rides keep the kids busy and happy!

HOURS: Tues.-Fri. 4-11 p.m.; Sat. 1-11 p.m.

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Why Buy Local?

If each household in Burlington County spent just $10 more each month at Burlco businesses, the resulting annual impact to the local economy would be about $19.9 MILLION DOLLARS!

For every $100 spent locally in independently owned stores, shops and restaurants, $44 to $83 is re-circulated in the local economy.  When $100 is spent in national chains, only $14 to $43 stays in the local economy.

How we all benefit by shopping Burlington County:

  • Keep Burlington County's economy strong and growing.
  • Embrace local businesses, which create 80% of new jobs and often provide better wages and benefits
  • Save time and money and protect the environment. Shopping locally saves travel time and gas money
  • Get great products and services at competitive prices at any of Burlington County's 8,000 one-of-a-kind, independent businesses 
  • Create a sense of community. Community groups get 350% more support from local business owners than non-locally owned businesses.

Make your Pledge to Shop Burlington County!


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Board of Chosen Freeholders

 
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Bridge Commission

 

 

Burlington County

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