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New London County 4-H Fair/Expo


July 27-29, 2018

North Stonington Fairgrounds

Wyassup Road, N. Stonington, CT

The NLC 4-H Fair/Expo is open to the public.

Click here for the New London County 4-H Fairbook 2018 

All 4-H'ers in New London County are welcome at the Fair! It doesn't matter if you are in a community-based club, an afterschool program, or a science program. In addition to the animal shows throughout the weekend, 4-H'ers can enter posters, art, flowers and vegetables, baked goods, photography- check out all the stuff you can enter in the Fairbook below. 

Did you know you can enter your pet in the Fair too? Even if your pet is a lizard or goldfish or cat! And the Pet Show is 'open,' which means you can have a friend enter the show with you, even if they aren't in 4-H. Click here for the entry form.

The Robotics Challenge, Sunday at 1:00, is open to all 4-H'ers. Get the flyer and entry form here. For just the entry form, click here.

Other Open Shows include the Horse, Oxen, & Pony Pulls and the Dog Show.

It is MANDATORY for 4-H’ers exhibiting in the Fair to have their record book with them at the time of check-in.

The 4-H’er needs to have a 4-H Activity Record (either the regular or Alternative records are fine) filled out to the month of June, and at least one 4-H Project Record in a registered project area. It is not necessary for the 4-H’er to have a project record for each animal/item entered in the Fair.

The Activity Record should show (at minimum) goals, rudimentary activities up to June, My 4-H Story, and signatures. The Project Record should have the goals, activities, and project description/ identification pages filled in.

The Record book presented by the 4-H’er for check-in will not be judged. The Record book can be filled out via computer, pen, pencil, or crayon, although legible is preferred! It would be great for all the 4-H’ers to enter their Record book for judging, but it is not necessary.

Please be aware that in order for a 4-H’er to show in Horse or Dairy at the Big E, it must be their project and appropriate project records kept.

Record keeping is a large part of the 4-H program, and the skills the youth learn will serve them well in adulthood.

Examples of the minimum requirements for an acceptable recordbook are here for Activity Record and here for Project Record

CT 4-H Explorers (ages 5-7) have their own activities for participating their local 4-H Fairs. Click HERE for the activity sheets and opportunities to participate in the weekend.

This year's Challenge Grow is Marigolds.
The Scarecrow Contest theme is Fairy Tales.

The 4-H Horse Exhibit is on Saturday, with demonstrations and educational activities offered by 4-H members, and a Model Horse Show in the Exhibit Hall. For information on what a Model Horse Show is, click HERE.

See the 2015 Video on YouTube
See the 2014 Video on YouTube

See the 2013 Video on YouTube

See the 2012 Video on YouTube


The NLC 4-H Fair Association does not allow food vendors. The food booth is managed by the North Stonington Grange. All other vendor inquiries, please contact Pam Gray( at the New London County 4-H office.

CT 2017 Fair and Show Requirements