Cloverleaf Barrels
Image by Karen Soule

Cloverleaf Barrel Racing

Jefferson County Fair Cow Judging
Image by Karen Soule

Cow Judging at the Fair

Equitation over Fences at Jefferson County Fair
Image by Karen Soule

Equitation Over Fences

Dog Competition

Jefferson County Fair

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 12-17, 2022! 

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. 

Contact

Stephanie Graf
Youth, Family & Community Development Issue Leader
sag58@cornell.edu
315-788-8450 ext. 251

Last updated September 30, 2021