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August 15-20, 2016, Delaware County Fairgrounds, Walton, NY 

The 4-H Parade has been reinstated.  The parade will be held Sunday, August 14 at 4 pm, prior to the Firemen's Parade.



Click on the attached file for more fair information and forms: coming soon...



All 4-H animal entries are due in the Extension office no later than 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 27, 2016. There will be no entries accepted after this date/time. This deadline includes all livestock, horses, and small animals. There will be no exceptions made per the 4-H Program Issue Committee.  


1. 4-H members (12 years and under) are admitted to the fair free!

2. 4-H Fair Passes for enrolled 4-H animal exhibitors AND Youth Building 4-H teen helpers that are 13 years of age or older, can receive a free 4-H Photo ID Pass to enter the fairgrounds.  To obtain a free 4-H pass, 4-Hers must submit a photo of themselves (preferably a school photo) with their fair entries by Wednesday, July 27.  The fair passes will be good for the entire week of fair and will be available for pick up at either the Youth Building on Sunday, August 14 between 1 and 4 pm; or at Gate B upon entry to the fairgrounds on Monday, August15.

3. If a teen received a free pass and does not show his/her animal at the fair or help in the Youth Building he/she will not be able to receive a free pass for the 2017 fair season.

4. If we do not receive a current photo by July 27, you will need to purchase a fair pass.

Please Note: The 'one time fair pass' option for the Youth Building is no longer available.

REMEMBER: We are here to help. If you have any questions regarding fair entries, animal identification, vet papers, vaccinations, or project records, please contact the Extension office at 865-6531.


4-H will be enforcing the ALL 4-H animal exhibits show that they are 4-H animals.  If the exhibit does not show that they are 4-H animals by Tuesday morning of the fair, then they will receive zero points for headsmanship every day until they DO indicate that they are 4-H animals.  You may show that your animal is a 4-H animal by: filling out a 4-H stall card for each animal (available from the Extension office); putting a 4-H sticker on the animals sign; drawing a 4-H symbol on the animals sign; any other creative way that show that the animal is a 4-H exhibit. 



Hours that 4-H exhibitors can bring their projects to be judged in the Youth Building at county fair are: Sunday, August 14; 1-4 p.m. AND Monday, August 15; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

*All 4-H Youth Building exhibits must be in place by Monday, August 15 at 2 p.m.

*All 4-H animal exhibits need to be in place by Monday, August 15 at 5 p.m


Link to the Delaware County Fair website. Listing all events and schedules.



Exhibitors with market animals that will be sold at the 4-H Livestock Auction on Saturday, need to completed a 4-H Market Project Record and hand the project record into the 4-H Summer Assistant by 5 p.m. on Monday of fair week.  No late Project Records will be accepted per the 4-H Livestock Advisory Committee.

Animal(s) with late or no Project Record handed in will be entered into a non-auction class and will be disqualified from the 4-H Livestock Auction.



If you have not made a club banner to hang in the 4-H Youth Building at county fair, please make one so you can. We will provide your club with background felt pre-cut to correct size and shape in either green or yellow. You select the color felt for your club design.  These banners, when competed, will be kept at the Extension office, but can be borrowed at any time. We would appreciate having these orders by June 30.



Be sure to.....

1. Check the Fair Book for limits set on number of projects you are eligible to enter.

2. A General Project Record or Cloverbud Project Record form needs to filled out, plus one exhibit tag, for each exhibit.   

Exhibit Tags can be picked up at the Extension office.

Many years ago, Project Records were required for each project a 4-H member completed. It has been decided and recommended by our judges, that Project Records make a come back. You might think we are regressing, but actually the return to Project Records gives more meaning, accountability and value to the project being done. This one-page sheet will be mandatory for each project entered in the Youth Building at county fair. The best way to do Project Records is to take a few minutes after completing a project during the year to fill them out so the project and form will be ready to take to the fair.  


Answers to some arguments you might have as to why these need to be done are:

Why do Project Records?

1. They will help 4-H members keep track of what projects they have done and when.

2. They are a simple learning tool that will help prepare 4-H members to talk to the judges at the fair. The Project Record will not actually be judged, but the child’s knowledge of what they did will.

3. The questions asked will be the same as those asked when one of your projects receives the honor of being selected to go on to State Fair. So once selected all you have to do is transfer the info to the green state fair form. 

To clarify a concern presented, if you are doing a gardening project of any kind (flower or vegetable) you can fill out one Project Record sheet for the entire garden. Also, you do not have to fill one out for a public presentation. 4-H members are being encouraged to use the Project Records for all the projects they do, but there is no way to monitor that, so filling one out for each project you enter in the Youth Building at county fair will be required. Remember, we are an educational institution and just like every other organization, we need checks and balances. Thanks to all who have given positive feedback concerning the Project Record sheet. 

Copies of the Project Record sheet can be downloaded from the Program Registration/Forms Tab or can be picked up at the Extension office in Hamden.