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Market Animal Sale

You are invited to a unique Sussex County event—the 4-H Market Animal Sale. It’s a great way to fill your own freezer with fresh homegrown beef, lamb, pork, or goat. Alternatively, you can donate your purchase to a local charity. Starting with the Grand Champions, this year’s Blue Ribbon quality hogs, sheep, goats and steer raised by Sussex County 4-H members, will be auctioned, raising money for the 4-H members and local charities in our community. The Sale Committee arranges all transportation, processing, and delivery. Buyers can share the purchase of an animal with friends, family and co-workers.

Buyers Social

A Social is held for the registered buyers commencing at 5:00 pm in the Sussex County Board of Agriculture Barbecue Pavilion. Buyers can enjoy a wide variety of excellent food including beef, pork, lamb, goat and rabbit (new in 2017) with fellow supporters of the Sale. The Barbecue Pavilion is across the "street" from the Livestock Arena (between the Shotwell 4-H Building and the 4-H Dairy Barn).

Reserved Seating

Special reserved seating is provided for buyers, giving you an opportunity, prior to the sale, to get to know 4-H representatives and the charities that may benefit from your contribution.

Buyer Recognition

Signs listing buyers are placed throughout the fairgrounds, and are on view all week.

Local Support

Local publicity prior to, during and after the Fair recognizes and thanks those who supported the sale.


To register,please call or email:

4-H Coordinators:

Tanya Patrie/Dave Foord, 973-948-3040

Market Animal Sale Committee:

Irene Zeberl, 862-668-3541

Previous Benefiting Charities

Andover Fire Department, Birth Haven, Bea’s Kitchen, DASI, 4-H Scholarship Fund, Camp Auxillium, Goodwill Homes Mission, Harvest House, Manna House, NORWESCAP, Project Self Sufficiency, Salesian Sisters, Samaritan Inn, Sandyston Fire Department