The 2020 Jefferson County 4-H Fair is July 7th - 12th. Please visit https://www.jeffcofair.org/ for more information.
Dog Show: 4-H youth and their canine partner compete in Grooming & Handling, Obedience, Rally Obedience in an effort to qualify for the NYS Fair. Many 4-H youth continue their love of dogs into their adult lives and become professional handlers.
Action exhibits and activities: 4-H youth and other children can participate in games and other entertainment in the 4-H Exhibition Hall.
Showmanship Clipping: Youth prepare their dairy show cattle for the Contest of Champions, where they are judged on their clipping ability and presentation of their animals.
Rabbit and Cavy Show: This show features youth with their rabbits and guinea pigs.
Sheep Fitting contest: Youth demonstrate the proper way to prepare or fit (groom) their animal for the show ring.
Dairy Show & Showmanship: 4-H youth show off their dairy cattle and what they have learned during their years in this project area. Showmanship highlights their skill in presenting their animal and themselves to a judge.
Hunt Seat Horse Show: 4-H equestrians highlight their riding abilities in a variety of classes at this show including dressage. Equitation classes focus on a rider’s correct position while pleasure classes focus on the horse.
Poultry: Come see what’s hatching in the poultry tent as youth show off their poultry and waterfowl in breed and showmanship classes.
Food & Nutrition Knowledge Contest: Tests both FFA and 4-H youths' knowledge about food and good nutrition.
4-H Market Goat Show: Youth entered in the market goat show have been raising their project animals with the goal raising them to breeding age.
Swine and Beef Judging: Youth are judged on their showmanship skill of their animals and also animals are judged on their conformation.
Western Horse Show: 4-H equestrians highlight their riding abilities in a variety of classes at this show including showmanship, equitation, pleasure classes, trail and gymkhana.
Llama and Alpaca Show: The newest animal addition to the fair a few years ago, youth can take their project animals into showmanship and a variety of classes geared towards these pack animals.
Tractor Driving Contest: This contest is for FFA and 4-H youth where they exhibit their handling skills.
Horticulture and Tree I.D.: These contests are for 4-H and FFA youth.
Ice Cream Eating Contest: Open to the public. The winner is whoever can eat the most ice cream!
Sheep and Goat Judging Clinic: Youth are judged on their showmanship skill of their animals and also animals are judged on their conformation.
Celebrity Milk-Off: Teams from various organizations compete to be the best milking team.
Jefferson County Fair Baking Contest: This contest is open for all ages. Submissions must be made with Red Star yeast or any item containing cream cheese.
Super Showmanship: Youth entered in this class show a variety of animals, and help each other learn a species that is previously unknown to them. For example, a youth entered in the cattle show, may learn how to do showmanship with a rabbit.
Awards Program: County fair culminates with the awards on Sunday afternoon for youth who were outstanding in both the animal and domestic competitions at the fair.
Livestock Auction: This is open to enrolled 4-H members to raise beef cattle, meat goats, swine, and sheep and bring to auction.
Last updated February 6, 2020