The Taylor County Fair is back, live and in person for 2021! Head to the Fairgrounds July 28th - 31st for rides, games, entertainment, livestock shows, 4-H projects, and more.
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Due to continued health and safety protocols, we will not be holding overnight camp at Camp Towles this summer. However, we will be offering some exciting Day Camp options to help keep the 4-H Spirit alive. Each will be based around a different theme for a full day of fun at the low cost of $5 per day.
Members will be able to register for their top choice on Zsuite through Friday, June 4, 2021, to ensure that everyone get the opportunity to attend at least one day Camp. Registration for additional days will open on June 5, and close on Friday, June 11, 2021. Enrollment on Zsuite is required to register.
Taylor County has a rich and varied history from its importance during the American Civil War to the founding of Mother's Day to the railroad that allowed the county to prosper. The WVU Taylor County Extension Service invites you to celebrate this heritage by participating in the Taylor County History Photo Challenge. Throughout the month of May 2021, take photos of yourself with as many of these 12 sites as you can and post them to Facebook, making sure to tag the Taylor County Extension page. Employees of the Taylor County Extension Office and their immediate families are welcome to participate, but will not be eligible for prizes.
Prizes will be awarded to participants with the most photos in Adult (18 and up) and Youth (17 and under) categories. In the case of a tie, a drawing will be held to determine the winner. We reserve the right the substitute a prize of equal value if the listed prize is not available at the conclusion of the Challenge.
STARTING November 16th through December 28th, WVU Extension Service Family Nutrition Program is inviting you to join our holiday walking challenge. This will be a 6-week challenge to help get you through the end of 2020 and keep the winter/holiday blues at bay, by earning points and “joining in”.
EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY, visitors to the WVU Extension Service Taylor County Office must come in through the back way, NOT through the hospital, because of construction work on the new nursing home. From Route 50, you will need to turn right after the hospital entrance onto West Wilford St. The road is the first right off W Wilford and will bring you up to the left of the office.
The Taylor County Fair was forced to cancel this year because of the pandemic, so there will be no carnival rides and funnel cake. But if you've raised a bumper crop of vegetables or created art you're particularly proud of, you will still get to show off your hard work. The Fair Board will be hosting a Virtual Exhibit Hall to showcase our citizens' efforts.
Due to the limitations of judging photos of entries, assessment of exhibits will be a bit different this year. All entries will be judged on an individual basis, not in comparison to each other. Ribbons will be assigned based on the judges' evaluation of each entry and no 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place will be awarded.
Summer is a time for relaxing and enjoying yourself, but you can also learn new things at the same time! Join AmeriCorps VISTAs Jordan, Mikala, and Charis each week for fun and easy STEM activities via Zoom.
All Summer Science activities can be accessed via https://wvu.zoom.us/j/94481779561. Demonstrations will also be recorded and posted on YouTube.
If you're a Taylor County 4-H youth who enjoys writing, please consider entering
WVU 4-H's statewide writing exhibition. 4-H youth in Taylor County who would like
enter but have questions, should contact the
Taylor County Extension Office.
Taylor County 4-H'ers don't forget to participate in the Poster and Photo contest. Photos and Posters need to be dropped off to the Taylor County Extension office no later than February 28, 2018.