Schedules and Guidelines

Extension Talks – Ag Exhibit Hall

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2023 Northern Maine Agricultural Fair 4-H Schedule

Wednesday, August 2nd

12:00 PM Exhibit Hall Entries Due
If you are not able to drop off entries on the 2nd, please have your submission to your nearest extension office by July 31st and we will transport it to the fairgrounds.  Honorariums awarded for each Cloverbud entry.

6:00 PM AVBB Steak Dinner- Tickets can be purchased from Baby Beef Club members. 

Thursday, August 3rd

3:00 PM Bartlett Sign Contest – Contest Information
Open to all members! Share some information about your 4-H Animal or Project. All entries must be hung by 3:00.  

5:30 PM Weighing 4-H Baby Beef

6:00 PM Walking of the Baby Beef – Livestock Show Ring

Friday, August 4th

9:00 AM 4-H Horse Show – George Allen Arena

4:00 PM 4-H Baby Beef Show – Livestock Show Ring

Saturday, August 5th – 4-H Day! 

All Day Scavenger hunt – Start at the 4-H Office
Pick up a scavenger hunt form at the 4-H Office (between the grandstand and food booth).  This activity will lead you on a hunt around the fairgrounds searching for 4-H clovers with information about the NM Fair and 4-H.  Return the completed form to the office to be entered in a prize drawing. Only fully completed forms will be accepted. 

10:00 AM Judging/Showing Clinic

Participation is encouraged for any member interested in showing their animals.  We also hope to include instruction in how to judge or a judging contest.  If you don’t have an animal on site you are welcome to join us with a stuffed animal or to observe.

12:00 PM 4-H Animal Costume Show – Livestock Show Ring

Dress up yourself and your animal or stuffy and join us for a costume contest. 

2:00 PM 4-H Relay/Obstacle Course – Livestock Show Ring

Fun for all ages! Make your way through the obstacle course, challenge your friends, and see who has the best time. 

1:00 PM 4-H Demo Ex – 4-H Grandstand

Demo Ex is designed to allow our members to showcase their unique talents and interests. Traditional public speaking presentations are welcome as well as animal demonstrations, project demonstrations, tutorials, or skill demonstrations, we also welcome talent demonstrations so long as there is an education piece that accompanies it (ex: dance demo with an explanation of steps, health benefits, etc).  Youth will be judged on their ability to communicate effectively, answer questions, and poise.  Time limit:  Juniors/Seniors 5 minutes, Cloverbuds 3 minutes. We hope youth will feel comfortable sharing their knowledge in a supportive environment and may consider continuing with more traditional public speaking events in the future.  We would appreciate knowing ahead of time if a member is planning on participating in this event, but pre-registration is not required.  

4:00 PM 4-H Baby Beef Auction – Livestock Show Ring