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4-H at Minnesota county fairs

Boy and sheep in a barn stall

County fair exhibitors

Preparing your county fair exhibit

See our policies for rules about eligibility and participation in 4-H judging experiences and advancement to competitive events.

Read more about 4-H'ers at county fairs.

4-H at Minnesota county fairs are not just fun annual events. Every summer, tens of thousands of 4-H youth participate in county fairs to showcase the knowledge and skills they've gained throughout the year, and to continue their learning experiences.

4-H youth spend months working on projects designed to equip them with essential life skills such as problem solving, decision making, project management, communications and public speaking. 4-Hers then share their accomplishments and educate the public about their subject at their local county fair.

4-Hers who demonstrate the highest achievements are then selected to participate in 4-H at the Minnesota State Fair!

They also lead visitors on tours of the 4-H buildings and barns, and conduct workshops and hands-on demonstrations for the public.

County fairs not only make great memories, they help 4-H youth grow into successful adults.

County fair judges

Learn about judging at county fairs, including online training for you and updating your profile.

Animal check-in training

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