Welcome to the 4-H Fair season!
Join the fun! Learn some new things! Win awards for your work!
Summer brings special opportunities for you as a 4-H member in Rhode Island. Plan now to take part. It is a chance for you to show the public what you have raised, built, and learned in 4-H this year. Your participation counts toward awards, trips and other opportunities.
Here are some of the classes that you can enter. You must visit the guidelines and rules pages before entering. Go to the individual fair’s pages to enter that fair, We have four fairs in Rhode Island: Southern Rhode Island, Eastern Rhode Island, Northern Rhode Island and Washington County.
Enter your Animal project:
If you are in an animal project, plan to enter one of the shows at the fairs for beef, dairy, horse, sheep, goats, poultry, rabbits, dogs, swine or working steers. Show us how you have worked with your animal all year, trained it, groom it and cared for it.
Enter in the Exhibit Halls:
You can enter your work with your club or by yourself:
Theme exhibit – grouping of items around a theme that members have made or grown. Must have items from 4 or more members for club exhibit.
Topic exhibits – Teach the viewer of the exhibit about one project.
Single Item exhibits – Show any single item that you have made or grown.
.What could you enter? How about baked goods, vegetables, clothing made, crafts, art work, posters, photos, videos, woodwork, or any other subject that you could use to show what you have done this year in 4-H.
Additional Opportunities!! All 4-H fairs have opportunities for 4-H members to be involved in the leadership of the fair. Many fairs have members demonstrating a project, giving a speech, sponsoring a fun or fund raising booth, leading games, or presenting talent. Many of the fairs also have special unique classes. Try bringing your bunny in the bunny race, doing the hay loading contest, obstacle courses, pinewood derby, pie eating and more.