4-H Fall Yard Display Contest - Cheshire County

Sun, 10/04/2020 to Sat, 10/10/2020

Promote 4-H throughout Cheshire County by putting up a display in your yard during National 4-H week, October 4-10, 2020.  Use your design to encourage new families to join the program and to celebrate how much you love 4-H!

Use haybales, wooden boards, scarecrows, leaves, banners, pumpkins, 4-H clovers, signs, recyclables, toys, whatever you have to create your display.  Photograph your creation, then, email your display to andrea.sawyer@unh.edu.  Photos will be posted on facebook for the week of October 4th- October 10th where anyone can vote on their favorite entry.  The display that has the most likes will earn a prize.


Display should:

  • Promote 4-H.
  • Be in place by October 3rd and remain in place until October 11th.
  • Be a minimum of 3 feet across. (There is no maximum size.)
  • Be outside and must be viewable by passersby.
  • Be completed by an individual, a family or a group or club (if UNH Extension CDC guidance allows)
  • Only include 4-H appropriate content.
  • Only contain props that can withstand rain, wind, and sun that the display may experience during the week.

Tips for 4-H'ers

  • Talk with the adults in your home to help select a location that will work well for your display.  Since your display will be in place for a week, be sure it is out of the way of walking, lawn mowing, parking cars, etc.
  • Decide if you'll be doing the display on your own, or if others will be join in.
  • Gather as many props as possible before you start designing.
  • Make your display easy to read and eyecatching. Consider using bright colors to attract attention.
  • Be creative and be flexible. If something doesn't work, try something else.
  • Be sure to have fun. After all, that is the whole point!


Once your display is in place, send an email to andrea.sawyer@unh.edu with the following information:

  • Names of everyone who helped create the display.
  • Location of the display (example: front porch or next to the mailbox)
  • Address of the display
  • Title for the display
  • Photo of the display (without people)


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