4-H at the Hopkinton State Fair

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In-Person

Hopkinton State Fair
392 Kearsarge Ave
Contoocook, NH 03229
United States


The Hopkinton State Fair is a time when our 4-H youth get to showcase their hard work from the year. Members can show their 4-H animal projects, enter exhibits, and partake in volunteering opportunities.

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IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER:

  • Animal Exhibitor Registration Open: July 15 – August 15, 2022
  • Volunteer Sign-Ups Due: August 1, 2022
  • Fair Clean-Up Day: Sunday, August 14 at 10:00am - 4:00pm (there will be pizza and a potluck for all helpers!)
  • Exhibit Hall Items Due to Fairground: Wednesday, August 31, 4:30pm – 7:30pm
  • Exhibit Hall Judging Day: Thursday, September 1, 9:00am (lunch will be provided for judges!)

Check out this year’s Fair Exhibitor Handbook located online at: https://www.hsfairexhibitors.org/. If you do not have access to the internet, contact the FAIR OFFICE at (603) 865-1698. ALL ANIMAL EXHIBITORS MUST REGISTER THROUGH FAIR ENTRY!


REGISTER TO EXHIBIT AN ANIMAL AT THE HOPKINTON STATE FAIR 

The Hopkinton State Fair is collecting entries via “Fair Entry” for 4-H Animal Shows, Skill-A-Thon, and the 4-H Forestry Contest. Full instructions here! *For questions regarding an exhibit, contact Hannah at hannah.majewski@unh.edu , for questions or issues with Fair Entry, contact the Hopkinton Fair Office at info@hsfair.org or (603) 865-1698.*

Current 4-H member animal show entry instructions:

  • Register for the animal show with Fair Entry log-in with your 4-HOnline credentials - email & password for your 4HOnline account.

Non 4-H member animal show entry instructions: Follow these steps to become a 4-Her for the fair.

  1. Create an account with 4-HOnline and enroll youth (ages 8-18). See full instructions!
  1. Register for the animal show with Fair Entry log-in with the 4-HOnline credentials you created (email & password you just used to create your 4HOnline account).

FAIR CLEAN UP – Sunday, August 14 at 10:00am - 4:00pm

Help is necessary to prepare the 4-H Exhibit Hall for displays and to clean the 4-H Ice Cream Parlor. The clean-up date is Sunday, August 14, at 10:00am. Major cleaning will be done this year in the exhibit hall. We are asking clubs to volunteer for a task to complete together. The Merrimack County 4-H Leaders Association will provide pizza for all helpers, and clubs and families are invited to bring drinks, snacks, side dishes and desserts to share. Please check with your club leader about how you can help or contact Hannah Majewski at hannah.majewski@unh.edu

4-H CLUB EXHIBIT CONTEST – NEW THIS YEAR!

We want to see your 4-H PRIDE this year at the Hopkinton Fair! Clubs have a new and exciting opportunity to earn prizes this year in the 4-H Exhibit Hall! Clubs can enter a club display in the booths in the exhibit hall and ribbons will be awarded with the Danish system as usual, but there are extra prizes and premiums this year. The top 3 club displays will be awarded “Best of Show”, “Reserve Best of Show” and “Honorable Mention Best of Show”, with premiums of $125.00, $100.00, and $50.00, respectively. To receive these awards, clubs should go above and beyond to showcase the amazing things they have done throughout the year and tell a story about why  4-H is so awesome! 

EASTERN STATES EXPOSITION - 4-H DAY PASSES AVAILABLE!

Deadline To Request Tickets: August 1

If you are looking to check out Eastern States Exposition this year for 4-H Day on Saturday, September 17, 2022, free passes are offered. Tickets are available for 4-H youth and leaders! These need to be pre-ordered so we can make a request for the tickets. Fill out this form to request tickets for 4-H Day at the Big E!


*VOLUNTEERS & JUDGES NEEDED*

VOLUNTEER WITH 4-H AT THE FAIR

SIGN UP BY AUGUST 1

WHY VOLUNTEER?

  • Clubs are strongly encouraged to work hard to find youth & families to take one shift or find another club to split a shift or pull a crew together.
  • Any youth or volunteer receiving scholarships or Book Awards to attend a 4-H event, should sign up to “Pay it Forward”.
  • You will receive a full-day fair pass and a voucher redeemable at the 4-H Ice Cream Parlor.

Leaders, Parents, Friends of 4-H and Youth Members… you can help in the following areas:

  • Ice Cream Parlor – Youth (8 & older) & Adults
  • Exhibit Hall Judge – Jr. Leaders & Adults
  • Exhibit Hall Monitor –Youth Helpers & Adults
4-H display at the Hopkinton State Fair
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