Last update: June 27, 2017.
Fair Set-up on Saturday, July 29
Fair officers will arrive at 8:30 AM and everyone else starting at 9:00 AM. There are no training sessions, just Fair set-up this Saturday. Volunteers will help clean buildings, set-up pens and tables in all exhibit areas. Wear shoes 👞, no sandals or flip-flops. Make sure you sign the attendance sheet at the Fair Headquarters Building.
Drinks for 4-H Food Booth
Saturday morning is also a time when donations of 12 pack canned beverages will be accepted at the 4-H food booth. Soda, lemonade, juice, water, sparkling water, ice tea and other non-alcoholic and non-energy drinks can be donated.
2017 4-H Fair T-shirts
4-H Fair T-shirts will be sold at the Fair, the first weekend in August. 2017 T-shirts showcase artwork by Julianna Fleischer incorporating this year's Fair theme by Emily Gilchrist.
Connecticut's Agricultural Fair Season Has Started!
Sign-up for your chance to win a season pass to member Fairs.
State Baking Contests
Three baking contests held at your local member Fairs, allow the first place winner of each to advance to the state contest. The 2017 contests are:
- Adult Baking: Cinnamon Swirl Bread recipe
- Junior Baking: Iced Oatmeal Applesauce Cookies recipe
- Two Crusted Apple Pie using your own recipe
😸 Of particular note this year is that the top crust for the apple pie must not be a lattice top and that the pie dish measures 9 inches across at the top inside of the dish.