4-H at the 2024 Belknap County Fair


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

4-H is back again at the 80th Annual Belknap County Fair on August 3-4! This year's theme is Fair Necessities: 4-H is the Heart and Backbone of a great fair!

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 opens on May 1! The deadline to register is Friday, July 6th, 2024.

Make sure to read through the 2024 Fair Book for the latest regulations!

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.  The rules and recipes will be available shortly (will also be 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 3rd from 8:00am-11:00am.  

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

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, July 31st 10am to 4pm
Thursday, August 1st, Noon to 7pm

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