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New London County 4-H Expo & Fair

New London County 4-H Fair/Expo
July 26-28, 2019
North Stonington Fairgrounds
Wyassup Road, N. Stonington, CT
The NLC 4-H Fair/Expo is open to the public.

Click here for the New London County 4-H Fairbook 2019

     All 4-H'ers in New London County are welcome at the Fair! It doesn't matter if you are in a
community-based club, an afterschool program, or a science program. In addition to the animal shows throughout the weekend, 4-H'ers can enter posters, art, flowers and vegetables, baked goods, photography- check out the Fairbook to see all the stuff you can enter! 
     Did you know you can enter your pet in the Fair too? Even if your pet is a lizard or goldfish or cat! And the Pet Show is 'open,' which means you can have a friend enter the show with you, even if they aren't in 4-H. Click here for the entry form.
     The Robotics Challenge, Sunday at 12:00, is also an open show, which means any youth ages 7-19 can enter! Get the flyer and entry form here. 
     Other Open Shows include the Horse, Oxen, Trained Steer, Mini-horse, and  Pony Pulls, the Sheep Show, and the 4-H Dog Show (open to 4-H'ers only).

Robotics Challenge: Sunday, July 28, 12:00-3:00 Landfill Cleanup

The Robotics Playing Field will be open for practice Saturday from 4:00-6:00pm and Sunday from 9:00-11:00 am.

It is MANDATORY for 4-H’ers exhibiting in the Fair to have their record book with them at the time of check-in.

     The 4-H’er needs to have a 4-H activity record (either the regular or alternative records are fine) filled 2019 challenge grow house plantsout to the month of June, and at least one 4-H project record in a registered project area. It is not necessary for the 4-H’er to have a project record for each animal/item entered in the Fair.
     The activity record should show (at minimum) goals, rudimentary activities up to June, My 4-H Story, and signatures. The project record should have the goals, activities, and project description/ identification pages filled in.
     The record book presented by the 4-H’er for check-in will not be judged. The record book can be filled out via computer, pen, pencil, or crayon, although legible is preferred! It would be great for all the 4-H’ers to enter their record book for judging, but it is not necessary.
     Please be aware that in order for a 4-H’er to show in Horse or Dairy at the Big E, it must be their project and appropriate project records kept.
     Record keeping is a large part of the 4-H program, and the skills the youth learn will serve them well in adulthood. 

     UConn 4-H Explorers (ages 5-7) have their own activities for participating their local 4-H Fairs. Here are activity sheets and opportunities to participate in the weekend.

This year's Challenge Grow is to start a houseplant from a cutting.
The Scarecrow Contest theme is the Stories of Roald Dahl.

     The 4-H Horse Clinic is on Saturday, with demonstrations and educational activities offered by 4-H members, and a Model Horse Show in the Exhibit Hall. 

NLC 4-H Fair & Expo Forms and Flyers

Livestock Entry Form (one form filled out for each species show entering)
Robotics Entry Form
Overnight Permission Slip
Ad Campaign:2019 Contract Form
Campaign Flyer 2019
4-H'er Tally Sheet
(to record your Ad Campaign Sales) Bring this form, filled out, when you submit your ads.
Fair Book Cover & Poster Contest
2018 list of advertisers

Association of CT Fairs Baking contest

NLC 4-H Fair Association By-laws
Fair Meeting minutes:

The NLC 4-H Fair Association does not allow food vendors. The food booth is managed by the North Stonington Grange. All other vendor inquiries, please contact Pamela Gray at the New London County 4-H office.

CT 2019 Fair and Show Requirements
Recommended Handling and Hygiene Practices For Farm Animal Exhibitors and Visitors