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Last update: May 18, 2018.

Planting Day

Saturday, May 19, from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM.

UConn 4-H and volunteers from Guilford High School will help kid's with decorating and planting petunia seedlings in the Children's Corner at Dudley Farm. Seedlings were donated by Van Wilgen's Garden Center. Saturday is also the first day of the season for the Summer Farmer's Market at Dudley Farm Museum, located at 2351 Durham Road in North Guilford. Entrance is on Route 77, just north of Route 80.

Fair Exhibitor Training and Entry Night

Sessions for 4-H Fair exhibitors to learn about entering the Fair will be held in both counties. Fair exhibitor training will be held at the Middlesex County Extension Center from 6:30 to 8:30 PM on Thursday, May 24th. Fair exhibitor training will be held at the New Haven County Extension Center from 6:30 to 8:30 PM on Wednesday, June 6th. Anyone wishing to enter the 4-H Fair must attend one of these sessions.

2018 4-H Fair T-shirts

Fair T-shirt art

Abigail Dennison has supplied us with original artwork for this year's 4-H Fair T-shirt. T-shirts will be sold at the Fair and pre-orders can be made closer to the date of the Fair.

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).

Scholarships worth $1,000

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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