2017 County Fair
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Fair 2017
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County Fair

The Broome County Fair plays an important role in the growth and development of 4-H youth. This unique opportunity allows youth to showcase their projects and learning in return for encouraging and motivating feedback to promote continued growth and development. Youth also receive acknowledgment and recognition for their hard work and dedication, while sharing their learning with the public and learning from others. Youth who participate in county fair learn responsibility and sportsmanship while strengthening their confidence and communication skills. 4-H alumni often credit the week long experience for sparking their passions and developing relationships that last a lifetime. 

County Fair Theme

  • 2019: 4-H Grows Here- "Our Hands to Larger Service"
    • 4-H members pledge their hands to larger service because they need to feel that their lives have meaning and purpose. Using skills they have learned to help other meets that need, while developing a spirit of generosity. The desire to help one's neighbor lies at the very core of citizenship.
      • Have you developed skills that you can now apply to help or contribute to others?
      • Have you participated in community service activities?
  • 2020: 4-H Grows Here- "Health to Better Living"

Lifeskills wheel

  • The growth of ALL 4-H members regardless of participation in county fair will be represented through the Blooming In Broome Display in the youth building. Please complete the survey below no later June 30th. Make sure you have everything you need before submitting the survey. Survey Details

Blooming In Broome

Requirements of All Participants...

  • Enrolled as a member of Broome County 4-H with at least one identified project before January 1st (May 1st for new members) of the current year.
  • Participate in at least two educational events over the past year. This information will be collected along with entries though the Fair Entry system. Click the link to learn more about the requirement. Educational Event Requirement
  • Submit the Blooming in Broome Survey above. 
  • Attend County Fair Orientation (First year) and Kick-Off Meeting (Annually) or review the recordings.
  • Submit entries through Fair Entry no later than June 30th. See sidebars for additional requirements based on participation. 

Schedule of Events

Monday, July 22nd
1 – 7 PM Animals Arrive                                                                                     
2 – 6 PM Exhibit Evaluation 4-H Youth Building
7 – 8 PM        Social Hour Livestock Pavilion
Tuesday, July 23rd
9 AM – 12PM Vet CHECK A Family  
must be present
during this entire time.
9 AM Livestock Weigh-In Livestock Pavilion
1:30 PM Animal Exhibitors Orientation/ Ice Cream Social Livestock Pavilion
2:30 PM Poultry Wash Livestock Pavilion
By 4 PM 4-H Club displays need to be
done with set-up
4-H Youth Building
5:45 PM Parade Line-Up: Wait for
announcement to officially
bring animals in, but youth
and animals should be on
standby at 5:45.
Livestock Pavilion
6 PM Fair Officially Opens with Parade
7 PM – 8 PM   Social Hour- Barnyard     Olympics                 Livestock Pavilion
Wednesday, July 24th
8:30 AM Horse Practice Day                                          Horse Arena              
10 AM Beef Show Livestock Pavilion
1:30 PM Swine Show Livestock Pavilion
3 PM Goat Show Livestock Pavilion
4:30 PM Sheep Show Livestock Pavilion
7 PM             Social Hour Livestock Pavilion

Thursday, July 25th

8:30 AM        Horse Show                                                      Horse Arena              
10 AM Dairy Show Livestock Pavilion
4 PM Poultry Show Livestock Pavilion
7 PM          Social Hour Livestock Pavilion
Friday, July 26th
8:30 AM        Horse Show Gymkhana Classes     
& Rain Date                                        
Horse Arena              
7 PM           Social Hour                                                       Livestock Pavilion

Saturday, July 27th

8:30 AM     Horse Show – Mini-In-Hand Livestock Pavilion
10 AM Livestock Weigh-in Livestock Pavilion
12 PM Horse Show – Fun Classes Horse Arena
12 PM Rabbit Show Livestock Pavilion
5:45 PM Matt Ellis Memorial Award Livestock Pavilion
6 PM Livestock Auction & Pie Auction           Livestock Pavilion
8 – 10 PM Social Hour: Fair Party Livestock Pavilion
Sunday, July 28th
10 AM            Lawn Tractor Contest                                       Livestock Pavilion     
1 PM Dish to Pass- Open to ALL Exhibitors Livestock Pavilion
2:30 PM Costume Class/Social Hour/
Awards/State Fair & Project Completion
Livestock Pavilion
6 -7 PM Youth Building Exhibits Released
4-H Youth Building
7 PM Animals must be off the Fairgrounds

Online Entries 

NEW last year! All entries will be collected using an online fair management tool that connects with our 4-H Online Enrollment and Reporting system. This is a two-step process. BUT, if you remember your password, you can skip to step #2!

STEP #1: All enrolled families have a profile but will first need to reset their password. It's easy! Watch the video to learn how. Setting Up Your Account

4-H Online Enrollment Click the link and look for New York State to begin the process.

STEP #2: Once you have updated your password through 4-H Online, you will use the same login ad password to enter the Fair Entry system. Note that this link is for 4-H exhibitors ONLY. Visit the Broome County Fair Website for all other fair happenings. Click the link below to submit your 4-H Entries/Exhibits.

Fair Entry 


Kelly Campbell
Director of 4-H Youth Development
(607) 773-3300

Last updated July 26, 2019