Youth Building Exhibits
EVALUATING WILL TAKE PLACE ON:
JULY 18TH, 3-7PM
JULY 25TH 3-6PM FOR PERISHABLES ONLY
in the 4-H Youth Building at the fairgrounds
GETTING YOUR EXHIBITS READY FOR THE FAIR - GENERAL REGULATIONS:
- Decide which exhibits you have made this year in your 4-H projects that you would like to exhibit at the
fair. Select only your best exhibits for evaluation and exhibit at the fair.
- Youth will only be allowed two exhibits per class, unless otherwise noted in the class description. Additional exhibits for the same class number will not be
evaluated. No exceptions.
- No entry fees are charged for evaluations.
- Before the fair, prepare your exhibits for display.
- Wash, press and mend any sewing, knitting or crocheting exhibits
you plan to enter. Check for loose
threads, secure buttons or snaps. Be sure it looks brand new. Bring clothing in garment bag to prevent soiling during transport.
- Practice making any food exhibits you plan to enter.
- Carefully select and prepare any vegetable or flower exhibits you plan to enter.
- Take a close look at craft, woodworking or electrical exhibits to be sure they are in top form and do not need repairing.
- Please fill out one of the 1/.4 sheet tags stating what main
skill you learned while completing the exhibit/project and securely attach it
to the exhibit item. Tags will be available at the 4-H office prior to fair,
clean up days and at the evaluation days. You can use staple guns, zip ties,
safety pins, etc. to attach the tags. DO NOT use tape, paperclips, etc. as the
dust, humidity and wind will rip the tags off.
- The actual evaluation
forms will be available prior to fair as well, however, youth only need to fill
in the top portion of their names and what the exhibit is. The rest will be
filled in by the evaluators during the evaluation process. Cloverbuds will have
an evaluation form specifically for them. Please note, all Cloverbuds receive green ribbons for
participation and no premiums (money).
- All exhibits are to be removed between 6:00-7:00p.m. on Sunday, July 31st. Any exhibits left after 7:00p.m. will be
the responsibility of the family to make arrangements to collect the item. If
items are picked up before 6 p.m. any premiums earned will be forfeited. Items from Windsor After-School clubs
will be brought to the elementary schools, along with the youth’s premium
checks for pick up a few weeks after fair.
You are expected to participate in your exhibit evaluation. You will talk to the evaluator about your exhibit. This is an important part of the
4-H learning experience. It is to
your advantage because you can explain why you did certain things and what you learned by completing the exhibit. The evaluators are there to help
members “make the best better.” This applies to both Cloverbuds and older 4-H
- Parents/Guardians may only accompany Cloverbuds to the evaluating table to provide support. However, they should not answer the questions from the evaluator, just encourage their youth in a positive/supportive
way. We want to help the Cloverbuds
learn how to interact with other caring, supportive adults. Parents/ Guardians MAY NOT accompany their
children who are 8-18 to the evaluators unless they have previous permission
from the 4-H Staff. PLEASE NOTE: Members who cannot be present when their
exhibits are evaluated must inform their leader, who will issue approval for
their exhibits to be evaluated. The evaluation form needs to be with exhibits
with reflection questions answered.
Neither the Broome County Fair nor the Cornell Cooperative Extension- Broome County 4-H Program assumes responsibility in case of
loss or damage to exhibits from any cause and upon this condition ONLY are
(pages 19+ in Broome County Fair Handbook)
To register exhibits: Fair Entry
Last updated May 24, 2022