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4-H News - August 7, 2022

Wyoming County 4-H

August 7, 2022

The entire Wyoming county 4-H staff is here for anything you and your families may need, please do not hesitate to reach out to any of us with your question(s)!

Fair Barns

  • CLEANUP DAY – Fair Barns - Tuesday, August 9th at 5:30PM. Dairy, Livestock, and Small Animal Exhibitors: Come on out and help spruce up the barns before the fair starts! Bring shovels, brooms, rakes, pitchforks, wheelbarrows, etc. If your club has a specific project you would like to do, call the 4-H office.
  • Barn Stall Set-up - Please keep in mind that Tuesday, August 9th is our 4-H Barn Clean-up. We would greatly appreciate everyone’s help in getting general cleanup done before clubs and individuals start setting up displays. With that said- exhibitors may start setting up after 7PM on Tuesday, August 9th. Also keep in mind that we really can’t have people “working” in the barns all hours of the night. It is 4-H’s responsibility to turn out the lights and lock things up the best we can each night. Please be respectful of these requests. Thank you in advance!
  • Swine & Lamb Stall Set-up - The barns will be open for space set up on Thursday and Friday from 9AM to 9PM. Please keep in mind that we really can’t have people “working” in the barns all hours of the night. It is 4-H’s responsibility to turn out the lights and lock things up the best we can each night. Please be respectful of these requests. Thank you in advance!

Fair Check-In Opportunity

  • As many exhibitors are aware the bridge connecting the Water St. parking lot to the Livestock barns is smaller in size. ABSOLUTLY NO LIVESTOCK ANIMALS SHOULD CROSS THIS BRIDGE. We are asking that trailers pull onto the fairgrounds from Main St. and continue up around the swine barn to unload. They can continue out across the horse bridge. To assist with Saturday morning move in day, we are also allowing non-auction animals (beef, dairy, sheep, goats) to move in Friday August 12th from 6-9PM. The milking parlor will NOT be available Friday evening but can be set up Saturday morning for exhibitors. If you have any questions or plan on moving animals in on Friday night, let Stephanie know at or call the 4-H office.

Agriculture Expo Center Guidelines

  • For Dairy, Beef, and Goat exhibitors below is the link to the guidelines for the Agriculture Expo Center. If you have not had a chance to review them, please do before fair. Thank you!
  • Ag Expo Guidelines

4-H Meat Animal Exhibitors

  • Watch your email for last minute reminders in the next few days!

Rabbit Showmanship Clinic

  • All rabbit & cavy exhibitors need to attend the showmanship clinic on Tuesday, August 9th at 7:00pm. The meeting will be held at the poultry and rabbit barn at the fairgrounds. Please DO NOT bring your rabbits/cavies that evening. Exhibitors will also be able to sign up for work shifts during fair at that time.

4-H Dairy Exhibitors Meeting

  • For youth showing dairy, we will have an exhibitor meeting on Saturday, August 13th, at 3 P.M. in the arena. Following the meeting we will have a mini showmanship clinic. Youth will have an opportunity to walk around the ring and get some last-minute tips and tricks for showmanship day!

Youth Building at Fair!

  • If you haven’t already – think about those 4-H projects, you completed throughout the year and get them ready to submit in the youth building! Judging day is Friday, August 12th 1-7pm. Reference the fair book for section and class details, remember to fill out your voucher and entry cards ahead of time! You can find these materials digitally on our website or stop in the office for hard copies.
  • CLEANUP DAY – At the Youth Building - Many hands make light work – if your family or club is interested in helping get the youth building sparkling in time for the fair, we would gladly accept the help! Our cleanup day is Tuesday, August 9th 9AM-12PM. Please call the 4-H office to let us know you’ll be attending!! We will provide cleaning supplies and light snacks!
  • Getting Fair Ready – Youth Building Questions?? - Are you overwhelmed with the requirements to exhibit static projects in the youth building? Questions about evaluation day or how to fill out your child’s voucher correctly? We will have an in-person opportunity to answer all of those and more! We will be specifically featuring vegetable, flower, and baked good exhibits, but all questions are welcome about any project!! Join us Thursday, August 3rd at 6:30pm at the Ag & Business Center – to register for this event call the 4-H office.
  • Booth - For clubs who have booths in the youth building. You should have received a letter outlining open hours for the youth building to reconstruct or fix up your booth space! Call the 4-H office if you have any questions or concerns.

State Fair Youth Animal Entry Update

  • All entries must be submitted by Friday, August 12, 2022 at 5:00 pm, online to the State Fair. No late entries will be accepted. Please contact Holly no later than Tuesday8/9 if you are interested in youth shows at State Fair.

State Fair Youth Building Entry Update

  • We’re excited that our 4-H members will have an opportunity to showcase their hard work at the New York State Fair this year! Remember 2021 ‘state fair selections’ are eligible to move directly onto display at the 2022 NYS Fair, in addition to any selections made at our county fair this year! The Wyoming County Fair “rotation” at our district booth will be Monday August 29th – Friday September 2nd. If older teens are interested in attending the state fair to serve as teen evaluators, and help in our county booth with daily activities, please call the 4-H office to inquire!!!
    • *Reminder* if youth do have exhibits selected for state fair, we will be working with families to fill this information out during our fair and early the following week, as we must take all exhibits to the state fair on Tuesday, August 23rd. Just be mindful if your child has exhibits selected – we will be looking for paperwork to be turned around quickly!

4-H Staff Email Contacts

Holly Harwood:

Sarah Clark:

Stephanie Luders:

Alesia Ackerman:

General 4-H:


Alesia Ackerman
Senior Administrative Assistant
585-786-2251 ext 110

Last updated November 17, 2023