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For 4-H'ers, county fairs are not just fun annual events. 

Every summer, tens of thousands of 4-H'ers take part in Minnesota county fairs. When they show their projects, they are demonstrating the knowledge and skills they've gained throughout the year. 

Getting ready and participating in fairs teaches life skills such as problem solving, decision making, project management, communications and public speaking.

County fairs not only make great memories, but they also help 4-H youth grow into successful adults.

4-H'ers who do well in county fair competition may win trips to the state fair, state dog show or state horse show.


Judging is an important part of the county fair experience. Learn more about judging at county fairs and how to become a judge.

For county fair 4-H exhibitors


For county fair 4-H volunteers


Want to learn more about your county fair?

Contact your local 4-H office
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