Rachel Cartner with her cows at the 4-H Fair, 2013
Image by Sandy Repp

Exhibitor with her animals at 4-H Fair.

Craft display, 4-H Fair 2013, Tompkins County NY
Image by Sandy Repp

A young visitor examines 4-H projects on display at the 4-H Fair.

Public Presentations, 4-H Fair, 2013 Tompkins County
Image by Sandy Repp

4-H'ers give a presentation on "How to make pasta" at the 4-H Fair.

4-H Youth Fair


Exhibit Registration Deadline: July 1, 2022
Evaluation Day: July 23, 2022
Set-Up & Animal Arrival: July 25 & 26
Fair Opens to Public: 7/27-7/30


NYS 4-H Exhibit Registration Form

What is 4-H Youth Fair

Each summer the 4-H Youth Fair provides the opportunity for 4-H’ers to showcase their project work, animals and skills.We have much to celebrate!

Our plan for 2021 is to hold in person conference style evaluation for stationary exhibits and day of shows for each animal species.Social distancing and safety protocol based on CDC and Health Department recommendations will be practiced. We are planning "nearly normal" 4-H Youth Fair in 2021!

Stay tuned to our social media sites for updates and fair week excitement.

Facebook: TompkinsCounty4H

Instagram: 4htompkins

Important Reminders:

REGISTRATION DEADLINE for all stationary exhibits, events, animals and contests is JULY 1 . Members will be notified of the “appointment” time for their evaluations which will take place in the pole barn.

Each family must decide for themselves if they are comfortable with these guidelines.  Anyone can request a virtual evaluation by checking that box on the registration form.

Everyone coming on the grounds must complete the COVID screening.  Adults will only be allowed at the evaluation table with Cloverbud members. Junior level members can have an adult waiting nearby or in the bleacher area. Senior members are to come to the evaluation table by themselves.

Please review the Evaluation and Animal Evaluation Safety plans carefully.  ALL exhibits must be registered by the deadline. The Double Entry Card can be found on the left side bar and must be completed at home and attached to the exhibit before arriving at the Acres.  Please arrive at least 15 minutes early and socially distance on the bleachers or lawn area.

All individuals are encourage to wash and sanitize their hands, and are required to wear a mask during the evaluation interview and when in close contact with others – please bring your own mask.

For questions or comments, please contact Brenda, btc6@cornell.edu.

The 4-H Youth Fair provides a backdrop for youth to learn important life skills that will be the foundation to help them develop to their fullest potential for the betterment of their “club, community, country and their world.”

All Exhibit, animal, and event registrations due JULY 1!


Venda Mae Harris
4-H Youth Development & Volunteer Manager
(607) 272-2292 ext. 142

Last updated July 1, 2022