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4-H at the Hopkinton State Fair

Thu, 09/02/2021 to Mon, 09/06/2021
Hopkinton State Fair
392 Kearsarge Ave
Contoocook, NH 03229

JOIN MERRIMACK COUNTY 4-H AT THE HOPKINTON STATE FAIR

Thursday, September 2nd – Monday, September 6th

DOWNLOAD THE HOPKINTON STATE FAIR 4-H EVENT PACKET

The Hopkinton State Fair is a time when our 4-H youth get to “show off” all their hard work from throughout the year. There will be animal shows, 4-H exhibits, and volunteering that will be a large part of this 5-day event. Participants are required to follow all current UNH COVID-19 Protocols for 4-H events. Specific rules and details will be announced closer to the dates of the Hopkinton Fair.

We know that families have busy schedules and a lot going on. We ask you to look over the volunteer schedules and sign up online for a shift or two at the 4-H Ice Cream Parlor or 4-H Exhibit Hall. 

SPECIAL DATES TO REMEMBER

  • Volunteer Sign Ups Due – August 1st
  • Exhibitor Registrations Due – August 5th
  • Fair Clean Up – August 16th at 5:00pm (there will be pizza for all helpers!)
  • Exhibit Hall Items Due to Fairground – Wednesday, September 1st, 2:00pm – 7:30pm
  • Exhibit Hall Judging Day – Thursday, September 2nd

Fair Clean-Up Day - Help Needed!

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 Monday, August 16th, at 5:00pm. With enough help, we can be done in a couple of hours. Email Hannah Majewski at hannah.majewski@unh.edu to let us know you are coming.

    ​​​​​​Ruth Kimball Exhibit Hall Guidelines

    • Register your Club Exhibit, Watermelon Challenge Entry or General Watermelon Entry for judging by August 5th here: https://www.hsfairexhibitors.org/department-1-4-h-exhibit-hall/
    • Prepare all items with Exhibit Card & Registration Form (these will be available for you to fill out AT THE EXHIBIT HALL you do not need to pick up ahead of time).
    • Exhibits must be completed and dropped off at the Exhibit Hall at the fair by Wednesday, September 1, 2021, between the hours of 2:00pm – 7:30pm.
    • Judging begins at 9:00am on Thursday, September 2, 2021. 

    Fair Exhibitor Handbook 

    • Entries must be done online by Clicking HereOnce the entry is completed online it will be sent to the fair office automatically. Please fill out the entry form completely.
    • Entry Deadline for AG  – August 5, 2021
    • Need help registering through Fair Entry? Contact the Fair Office at (603) 865-1698 or by email at exhibitors@hsfair.org.

    ***NEW*** Animal Arrival Times:

    • Wednesday, September 1, 2021 9:00 AM – 9:00PM
    • Thursday, September 2, 2021 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    • Exception of poultry and rabbit which must be penned between 12:00 noon and 7:00 PM on Wednesday.

    NH 4-H LIVESTOCK SHOW & AUCTION

    Monday, September 6, 2021 Hopkinton State Fair Market Classes begin at 10:00am Livestock Auction begins at 12:30pm

    Youth 4-H members will auction off their 4-H project animals they have been raising specifically for this event. The Livestock Show begins at 10:00 AM and buyers will get a chance to see the available animals to bid on. The Livestock Auction begins are 12:30 PM and bidders should be present or make arrangements to submit an absentee bid. If you are interested in learning more about the NH 4-H Livestock Show & Auction and would like to become a buyer or sponsor of the auction please fill out this form.

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