For many members, showing their projects at the County Fair is the highlight of summer! This is the end point - where all the practice comes into play! Over the four days of Fair & Rodeo, 4-H members have an opportunity to show their animal science project animals as well as their family and consumer science, art, and science (FCSAS) exhibits. You'll find the animals in the barns west of Benton Arena (Fair Commercial Building) and Guerber Hall (where the 4-H Fair Office is located) and the FCSAS Displays in the 4-H Building west of the Auditorium.
4-H Fair Contests & Activities
- Milk Chug-A-Lug – This contest is sponsored by the Linn-Benton County Dairy Women. Teams will consist of no more than six people and is open to all 4-H members, leaders and parents. Sign up on the bulletin board during fair week. See the schedule for the time and location.
- Master Showmanship - This contest brings together the outstanding showmen who are selected to represent the various animal species. The contest provides a way for 4-H'ers to demonstrate their versatility in handling of animals.
- Meat Animal Judging Contest – This contest provides the opportunity for all 4-H members & FFA members to challenge their judging ability and expand their knowledge of how to select livestock.
- Marketing Contest –4-H Animal Science project members have an opportunity to verbally promote and sell their animal to judge(s). This class encourages public speaking, project knowledge and presentation skills. NO ACTUAL SALE WILL OCCUR - THIS IS FOR PRESENTATION PURPOSES ONLY!
- Herdsmanship – This contest develops knowledge and skill in proper care, handling and housing of animals on public exhibition. It is the responsibility of all 4-H members to clean pens, wash racks, aisle ways, etc. where livestock are present.
- Auction - The Lee Allen Memorial Youth Auction helps 4-H and FFA members learn important life skills, responsibility, decision-making, and record keeping. Profits from the sale of these members’ livestock production projects are usually reinvested in projects or are used for future educational expense
FAIR OPENS TO PUBLIC DAILY AT 11AM & CLOSES WED & THUR NIGHT AT 11PM. FRI & SAT NIGHT AT MIDNIGHT. ALL BUILDINGS CLOSE AT 10PM DAILY. FOR EARLY ENTRY TO SEE 4H SHOWS, USE THE WEST PARKING LOT OFF OAK CREEK ROAD. WEST GATE TICKET SALES BEGIN AT 8 AM.