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Drawing of a farmer who is standing in a green field, wearing overalls and a hat, holding a pitchfork, and greeting you.

Last update: February 19, 2018.

cow holding peace sign, pig holding heart sign, chicken holding up 4-H clover

Artwork made for the 2012 Fair by Audra. Original in color, reduced to black & white for poster.

Next Fair Meeting is March 2nd

The next meeting of the 4-H Fair Association will be held on Friday, March 2, at the Middlesex County Extension Center in Haddam. Doors will open at 6:00 P.M. for collection of Sponsorship contributions. The meeting will begin at 7:00 P.M. All 4-H members, 4-H volunteers, friends and families are welcome to attend Fair meetings.

This is also the date when art entries are due for the Poster, Fairbook and T-shirt contest. Read details for entry in the 4-H Fair art contest.

The 2018 4-H Fair Theme is "Animals to show, Crafts to make, and Friends to Keep – 4-H" given to us by Abigail Dennison.

JoAnn Fabric and Crafts

JoAnn's has partnered with 4-H: offering to 4-H members, their parents and 4-H volunteers; 15% discounts through 2018. During February in Connecticut, a paper clover campaign will provide more financial support for many of the 4-H programs (both county and state).

Three times the fun! March 24 events:

Spring Meeting of Connecticut Fairs

Everyone is welcome at this Spring Meeting for agricultural Fair representatives and volunteers. Fair organizers from around Connecticut will gather to catch up on the latest in Fair news. Activities begin at 8:00 AM with breakfast at EVERSOURCE (formerly NU) located at 107 Selden Street in Berlin, Connecticut. The meeting will likely conclude around 12:00 Noon. More info at CTAgFairs.org

Easter egg hunt

Easter egg hunt

Chick Day at Lakeside Feed

Celebrate the coming of Easter with an Easter egg hunt for young children. Also part of Chick Day, view a variety of breeds of young chicks inside the feed store. Ice cream and food will be on sale to complete the day. Event location is Lakeside Feed at 31 Lake Drive in Guilford – just south of Lake Quonnipaug, off Route 77. Time is 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, with egg hunts usually held in the earlier part of the day.

Eastern Regional for Women's Basketball

New to Women's Basketball is the NCAA reveal. UConn Women's Basketball was revealed to likely be the number one seed for the Eastern Regional being held in Albany, New York. (Yes, this can change. Its the Selection Show on March 12 that will conclusively tell where teams are to compete in the postseason.) Games on March 24 in Albany are scheduled for 11:30 AM and 2:00 PM.

Scholarships worth $1,000

young woman speaks at microphone with quilts in foreground

Scholarship recipient speaking.

The Association of Connecticut Fairs will award three scholarships of one-thousand dollars each to graduating high school seniors or current college students. Completed applications must be given to the Secretary of the sponsoring Fair by May 15. Applications are judged based on :

More details on scholarships and the application form are available from CTAgFairs.org

2017 4-H Fair T-shirts

inside headquarters booth

The 4-H Fair Headquarters booth with T-shirts.

4-H Fair T-shirts were sold at the Fair, the first weekend in August. 2017 T-shirts showcase artwork by Julianna Fleischer incorporating last year's Fair theme by Emily Gilchrist.