Cloverleaf Barrel Racing
Image by Karen Soule

Cloverleaf Barrel Racing

Cow Judging
Image by Karen Soule

Cow Judging

Waiting her turn

Waiting her turn

Equitation Over Fences
Image by Karen Soule

Equitation Over Fences

Jefferson County Fair

We had a great 2017 Jefferson County Fair. Youth participated in the various competitions and activities. Please support 4-H Youth at the 2018 Jefferson County Fair.

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. 

Contact

Stephanie Graf
Youth, Family & Community Development Issue Leader
Sag58@cornell.edu
(315) 788-8450 ext. 251

Last updated August 10, 2017