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4-H at Minnesota county fairs

Minnesota 4-H boy and sheep in a county fair stall

Find the county fair nearest you.

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.

Changes in Minnesota 4-H rules impacting 4-H member eligibility for participation in 4-H judging experiences and advancement to Minnesota 4-H competitive events are included with policies

County fair animal check-in volunteers

Click here to view the online training


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