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!
4-H at the Minnesota State Fair app-Coming soon!
Download our free app to your smart phone for:
- Judging results
- Map-linked public schedule
- Exhibitor show announcements
- 4-H live cam 12 hours a day
State showcase 4-H judging results can be found on the interactive FairEntry results page.
Search options include exhibitor name, county or the division that they entered into.
Go to Minnesota state livestock showcase site for details on individual species shows.
For 4-H state fair exhibitorsGo to the state fair exhibitor site
What happens at fairs
4-H youth spend months working on projects designed to equip them with essential life skills such as problem solving, decision making, project management, communications and public speaking. 4-H'ers then share their accomplishments and educate the public about their subject at their local county fair. Those who demonstrate the highest achievements are then selected to participate in 4-H at the Minnesota State Fair!
At both county and state fairs, 4-H'ers meet one-on-one with experts to have their projects evaluated, discuss what they've learned, and identify future learning opportunities. 4-H'ers also lead visitors on tours of the 4-H Building and barns, and conduct workshops and hands-on demonstrations for the public.
4-H at the Minnesota State Fair not only makes great memories, it helps 4-H youth grow into successful adults.
In 2019, 5,149 4-H'ers:
- Exhibited 2,409 projects in the 4-H Building
- Showed 2,898 animals
- Served (and ate!) nearly 26,000 meals
One in five people who attend the state fair visit the 4-H Building - that's more than 320,000 in 12 days!