When most people think about 4-H, one of the first things that comes to mind is the fair! You might be wondering why that is, well back when 4-H first started the fairs were a great place to showcase their livestock, horses, small animals, arts and crafts, vegetables/fruit grown in their garden, 4-H projects, and more!! The NC State Fair is one of many highlights throughout the 4-H year and 4-H’ers look forward to the migration to Raleigh to compete in various shows and categories!
If you can get your hands on a premium book for the fair, turn to page 141 and you will see Division IV, North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service and Department “V”, 4-H Youth Development. The total premiums offered in this department to 4-H youth is $8,418!! Wouldn’t you like to win some of that money?! If you cannot get a copy of the premium book, don’t worry it is all online at: http://ncstatefair.org/2012/Competitions/HowToEnter.htm , or you can view this pdf file: 2012DeptV_StateFair .
The registration process will open on August 1st. The deadline for entering 4-H Crafts is September 20th and all Livestock areas is September 15th by 5:00 pm.
Before you enter any of the competitions offered, please check out the 4-H entry guidelines for 2012: 4-H Entry Guidelines for 2012 and the club code list (so you can be put under Pender County 4-H) can be found here: Club Code List 2012 . Also, please send Lauren Langley, 4-H Agent an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with the competitions you are entering for her records!
*Stay tuned for more information regarding the NC State Fair*