For a week in July each year, 4-H and FFA youth in Jefferson County have an opportunity to share and showcase the projects they’ve been working on all year at the Jefferson County Fair. CCE is proud to partner with the Jefferson County Agricultural Society, Jefferson County FFA, and our community volunteers to provide this educational, hands-on experience to our youth participants.
The Jefferson County Fair will be held July 13-18, 2021!
Why Youth Fairs?
County and state fairs might be the most recognizable element of the 4-H program. Fair is the culmination of weeks, months and even a year’s worth of learning, creating and discovering through 4-H experiences. Through 4-H projects, youth learn leadership skills, empathy, teamwork, character building, communication skills and more. Showing their projects at fair helps to develop their social and interview skills. Youth can cultivate lifelong interests and/or careers based on their participation in 4-H.During times of excitement or disappointment, youth learn things such as good sportsmanship, managing their feelings, and caring for others.
2021 Jefferson County Fair
Although much is uncertain about the 2021 fair season, we are very optimistic that the Jefferson County Fair will be able to operate safely in-person from July 13-18, 2021. Below is a tentative schedule. The 2021 Jefferson County Youth Fair Book will be finalized and uploaded by end of April.
May 15, 2021: Youth must be enrolled in 4-H or registered as FFA members.
June 15, 2021: Youth animal entry forms are due to the CCE office.
July 10 & 11, 2021: Youth projects must be dropped off the to fairgrounds and entry forms filled out.
July 11, 2021, 1-4:30 PM: Non-animal project judging.
July 12, 2021, 12 PM: Poultry exhibits must be in place.
July 12, 2021, 6PM: Rabbits and cavies exhibits must be in place.
July 13, 2021, 12PM: Dairy and livestock exhibits must be in place.
July 13-18, 2021, 9AM-9PM: Youth tent open.
July 18, 2021, 6:30PM: Exhibits released.
A full daily schedule, as well as all entry forms and paperwork, will be posted by the end of April.
Please note that at this time we are not sure of the protocols that will be in place during the 2021 County Fair, but we will update this webpage regularly as we receive guidance.
Last updated March 22, 2021