4-H at the 2023 Belknap County Fair


Belknap County Fairgrounds
174 Mile Hill Road
Belmont, NH 03220
United States

4-H is back again at the 79th Annual Belknap County Fair on August 5-6! This year's theme is Sowing Seeds for Our Future.

The Belknap County Fair plays an important role in the growth and development of 4-H youth.  The fair allows youth to showcase their projects and learning, in return for encouraging and motivating feedback to promote continued growth and development. Youth also share their learning with the public while learning from others.

The fair is open to all 4-H youth participants ages 5 and up.  Members 8 – 18 will receive awards as well as premium money. Cloverbud members will receive participation awards.  Awards are according to the Danish System. Unless the exhibit and/or article was judged in the wrong Division or Class, all judge's decisions are final. Participants must register through 4-H Online.

Registration through FairEntry is now open! The deadline to register is Friday, July 21, 2023.

Read through the 2023 Belknap County Fair book to learn more.

Check out this exciting new fundraising opportunity for your club: Every $100 in donations you earn for the Belknap County Fair Association earns your 4-H club $10! Open to all clubs across NH!

The Belknap County 4-H Dairy Bar needs your help to scoop ice cream during the fair.  Sign up for a shift and earn money for your club.  

The King Arthur Baking Contest is open to Youth and Adults. Youth will bake a No Fuss Coffee Cake and Adults will bake Perfectly Pillowy Cinnamon Rolls.  Read through the rules and recipes (also available in the Fair Book).  You can register ahead of time on Fair Entry, or bring your entry form and baked good with you on August 4th from 8:00am-11:00am.  

Don't forget to nominate a Belknap County 4-Her for a Fair Award!

NEW this year:  Fence Talks:  
4-H members are invited to give a short talk and answer questions to the public with their project animal. This is a 4-H communication experience and 4-Hers will be judged on their ability to successfully interact with and engage the public
using their animal as the subject. Sign up through Fair Entry.  Space is Limited

Exhibit Hall Set Up:

Wednesday, August 2nd 10am to 4pm
Thursday, August 3rd, Noon to 7pm

Make sure to sign your club up for space in the Exhibit Hall

Volunteer for the Fairgrounds: Hot Dogs and Hands
Saturday, July 15, 2023 | 8am to 1pm

Come help get the fairgrounds ready for the fair.  We will have drinks and lunch for you.  All you need to bring is work gloves if you want them.  Let us know if you can participate, and how many people will be joining so that we can plan for lunch!