The Monongalia County 4-H Program is excited to exhibit 4-H members’ projects at the 2019 Monongalia County Fair. In order to exhibit, youth enrolled as regular 4-H members will complete and turn in 4-H exhibits to the Hazel Ruby Building at Mylan Park during exhibit check-in. (Project books were due to the Extension Office by June 3, 2019). 4-H members may also drop off non-food exhibits at the Extension Office the week before the Fair – August 5-9 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The goal of 4-H is to develop citizenship, leadership, and life skills of youth through hands-on learning programs. The 4-H name represents four personal development areas of focus for the organization: head, heart, hands, and health. Although typically thought of as an agriculturally focused organization as a result of its history, 4-H today focuses on citizenship, healthy living, and science, engineering and technology programs.
4-H exhibit check-in will be with the culinary and craft check-in at the Hazel Ruby Building the Sunday before the from 1 to 4 p.m. (August 11). 4-H exhibits can be picked-up the Saturday night of the Fair. All exhibits that are not picked up on Saturday night will be transported to the Extension Office and must be picked-up the week following the fair at the Extension Office by 4-H Club Leaders, who will then distribute exhibits to club members. Food exhibits will be thrown away and project books and ribbons will be returned to members/club leaders. The club leaders will be given the projects, so please pick-up exhibits from your club leaders, if they are not picked-up at the Fair on Saturday night. Please note- if picking projects up at the Fair on Saturday night, you must pay to get in.
The Monongalia County 4-H Program is not responsible for any damage to the exhibits- please use your best judgment when creating exhibits for the Fair by not using heirloom or valuable materials.