For a week in July each year, 4-H youth in Lewis County have an opportunity to share and showcase the projects they've been working on at the Lewis County Fair. The public is invited to come and see what youth in this program are doing. Non-animal events will be held in the LeRoy Nichols Youth Building by the main gate at the Bostwick Street entrance. There will be many youth animal shows from dairy cows and horses to rabbits and sheep.
Projects: Exhibits in the 4-H Youth Building include Communicative & Expressive Arts, Home Environment, Arts & Crafts, Child Development, Clothing & Textiles, Food & Nutrition, Visual Arts, Plant Collections and Garden entries.
Action exhibits and activities:4-H youth and other children can participate in games, the human bubble and much more entertainment in the 4-H Youth Building.
4-H Action Activities & Exhibits: Stop in and check out 4-H projects to see what Lewis County 4-H'ers have learned. Youth can participate in many activities including the Smoothie Bike, Human Bubble Machine and Dance Mat in the LeRoy Nichols Youth Building.
Why not think about participating in the youth building fair competitions?
Each year there will be 4 contests: More information coming for 2023.
Dairy Clipping Contest: Youth prepare their dairy show cattle and are judged on their clipping ability and presentation of their animal.
Dairy Showmanship & Breed Classes: 4-H & FFA youth show off their dairy cattle and what they have learned during their years in this project area. Showmanship highlights their skill in presenting their animal and themselves to the judge.
Horse Show: 4-H equestrians highlight their showmanship and riding abilities in a variety of both English & Western classes.
Livestock Show: This show includes swine, goat, sheep, beef, oxen & llama. Youth are judged on their showmanship skill of their animals and also animals are judged on their conformation.
Poultry, Rabbit & Cavy Show: These show's feature youth with their poultry, rabbits and guinea pigs.
Dog Show: 4-H youth and their canine partner compete in Grooming & Handling, Obedience, Rally Obedience and Agility.
Horse Judging Contest: Contestants will judge classes of light saddle horses, draft and/or ponies, plus selected performance classes. Questions and/or oral reasons will be given for one or more classes.
Dairy Judging Contest: The dairy judging contest requires competitors to understand the concepts of dairy cow conformation and provide sets of oral reasons for choosing one cow over another.
Tractor Driving Contest: This contest is for FFA and 4-H youth where they exhibit their handling skills.
4-H Youth Development Program Manager
Last updated February 1, 2023