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Excellence in 4-H project work on display at the State Fair of West Virginia 2022

Adult taking a picture of a boy in a 4-H camp backdrop

The public is encouraged to picture themselves in 4-H this year at the State Fair of West Virginia. The stage has been set for kids of all ages to step into a 4-H club meeting or head off to 4-H camp at the 4-H exhibit in the Cecil Underwood Youth building. Thank you to Gold Ribbon poster winner, Hannah Beckner from Gilmer County for inspiring the exhibit theme this year.

Cornbread muffins, collections of leaves, creative 4-H clover displays, and handmade clothing garments and toolboxes line the display stands in the Cecil Underwood Youth Building at the as evidence of 4-H members’ hard work throughout the past year. People attending the State Fair of West Virginia can view these blue-ribbon 4-H project exhibits from August 11 through 20, 2022. Additionally, there are hundreds of exhibits online in the virtual state 4-H exhibit .

Teen standing beside an easel with a poster that she created.

For 4-H projects to earn a spot at the State Fair, the youth had to earn a blue ribbon at the county level. All exhibits earn a blue ribbon from the State Fair, but a few exhibits are pulled as Best of Show. This year’s Best of Show winners are:

4-H project exhibits in the Underwood building at the State Fair

In addition to the 4-H project work, the State Fair 4-H exhibit includes other state-level 4-H competitions – poster contest, photo exhibition, writing exhibition, and presentation contest. In total, the 2022 State Fair 4-H exhibit boasts 2,837 entries from 51 of West Virginia's 55 counties.

To learn more about the 4-H program in your county, visit or contact your local office of the WVU Extension Service. The new 4-H year begins on October 1, 2022.