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, they help 4-H youth grow into successful adults.
Judging is an important part of the county fair experience. Learn more about judging at county fairs and how to become a judge.
County fair 4-H exhibits
- Find learning and exhibit ideas on our website's project pages
- Tell a story with a blue-ribbon exhibit
- Read judging tips for 4-H exhibitors
Competitive event information
Rules and procedures for county fairs are outlined in your county fair premium book.