4-H at the 2021 Deerfield Fair


Deerfield Fairgrounds
34 Stage Road
Deerfield, NH 03037
United States

teenager showing a sheep at the fair

The 2021 Deerfield Fair is Thursday, September 30 through Sunday, October 3, 2021. At Deerfield Fair, the finished results of 4-H member and volunteer leader efforts are on display, emphasizing practical life skills gained through a broad variety of 4-H projects and activities. These projects are displayed in the 4-H Building, livestock barns, and show rings.

Animal Exhibits: Many 4-H members work on projects related to agriculture and animal husbandry. 4-H members from across New Hampshire show their animals and practice their skills, not only as they pursue ribbons and fair premiums, but also as they work to educate other fairgoers about responsible agricultural practices.

Building Exhibits: Exhibits in the 4-H Building at Deerfield Fair include individual and club/program displays on cooking, rocketry, shooting sports, gardening, sewing and textiles, GPS navigation, communications skills, wind power, hiking and environmental stewardship, service learning, and much more!

4-H Animal Exhibitors

Premium Book

The 2021 4-H Animal Premium book provides a list of guidelines and classes for each animal exhibit: Download the 2021 Animal Premium Book

How to Enter

All entries for animals and classes must be completed through FairEntry. Download FairEntry help sheet

Register on FairEntry

Deadline to Enter: Monday, September 6, 2021

4-H Building Exhibitors

Premium Book

The 2021 4-H Building Premium Book provides you with information about exhibit guidelines, classes, and item descriptions: Download the 2021 Building Premium Book

Contact us with any questions about guidelines or class selections. 

How to Enter

All entries for 4-H building exhibits must be completed through FairEntry (opens July 20). Download FairEntry help sheet.

Register on FairEntry

Deadline to Enter: Monday, September 13 Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Request Display Space in the 4-H Building

We invite Rockingham and Strafford County 4-H Clubs and Families to create a display for the 4-H Building to showcase 4-H projects and activities over the past year!

Space request form for Clubs, Families, and Groups requesting building display space:

Request Display Space 

Deadline to reserve display space: Monday, September 13 Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Scarecrow Competition

This year, 4-H Clubs and Families may enter a scarecrow for the 2021 Scarecrow Competition! Scarecrows should be decorated and have at least one prominent 4-H Clover. To enter, indicate that you will be participating on your Display Space Reservation survey.

King Arthur Flour Baking Contests

See Building Premium Book for details.

Volunteer Opportunities

4-H Building Cleanup

Can you help with 4-H Building cleanup on Saturday, September 25 from 9am - 12pm? We need about 20 people to make quick work! If you volunteer on Saturday, you will receive one free admission ticket for your preferred day of the fair. Sign up

Staff the 4-H Exhibit Hall during the Fair

Can you help staff the 4-H Exhibit Hall during the Fair? The 4-H Exhibit Hall is a great way to get free admission to the fair each day you (adults) staff a 4-hour shift. It is ideal for both Club Leaders and youth who want to showcase their Club and recruit new members and for parents of youth who are showing animals. Typical duties include looking cool behind the 4-H information and merchandise table, laughing with friends (who you asked to volunteer with you), sharing warm greetings with fairgoers, and getting free 4-H clothing for being so generous with your time and knowledge about 4-H. Expect to help direct people to other locations on the fairgrounds, hand out 4-H program information to interested new families, and take care of merchandise transactions. Sign up

Be a Project or Display Judge

We need help judging 4-H project entries during exhibit set-up times: Monday, September 27, 3-7pm and Tuesday, September 28, 9am-12pm. We also need judges for Overall Club and Family Displays on Wednesday, September 29, 9am-12pm. If you volunteer to judge on any of these days, you will receive one free admission ticket for your preferred day of the fair. Sign up

Sign up to Volunteer

4-H County Kitchen

To sign up to volunteer in the 4-H Country Kitchen, contact Chris Rice or sign up here.