4-H clover 4-H at the Minnesota State Fair

For 4-H'ers, the Minnesota State Fair is not just a fun annual event. It's a chance to showcase the knowledge and skills they've gained throughout the year -- and to continue their learning.

Keep up with what's happening!

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4-H state fair exhibitors

Go to the support site

4-H events at the state fair

Animal judging contests

Team events in the general livestock, rabbit, beef and poultry categories.

Dairy Showcase

Cash awards for high-performing 4-H dairy youth. 

Livestock shows

  • Beef
  • Dairy
  • Poultry 
  • Swine
  • Sheep
  • Lama

Minnesota Meats

Cooking demonstrations for all the meats!

Poultry Prince & Princess competition

Who will become royalty this year?

State Arts-In

Watch an original musical show. Performed 3-4 times every day of the state fair. Check the schedule.

Engineering Design Challenge Showcase

Teams run their complicated, whimsical machines to perform a simple task.

Dog project showcase

4-H'ers in the dog project demonstrate their skills.

Share the Fun

Musical performances by groups from across Minnesota.

What happens at fairs

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