IMPORTANT NOTE: The following information pertains to the 2016 Minnesota State Fair.
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4-H LIVESTOCK

The 4-H Livestock show runs for four days, from Thursday, Aug. 25 through Sunday, Aug. 28 (except for 4-H Lamas, which show during the Open Class Llamas). 4-H Livestock departments include:

  • Beef and Dairy Cattle
  • Dairy and Meat Goats
  • Poultry (chickens, ducks, geese, guineas, doves, turkeys, pigeons)
  • Rabbits
  • Sheep
  • Swine
  • Lamas (show during the Open Class Llamas Show)

The 4-H program offers programming throughout the 12 days of the Minnesota State Fair, serving more than 5,700 exhibitors and showcasing building exhibits, demonstrations, Share the Fun programs, County Arts In programs and other opportunities for youth participation.

Other 4-H contests include Herdsmanship, Showmanship, Judging Teams, Public Presentations, Non-Livestock Exhibits and County Club exhibits.

The Minnesota State Fair Rural Youth Scholarship

The Minnesota State Fair Rural Youth Scholarship (formerly the Ben C. Hallberg Rural Youth Scholarship) was established in 1994 to help further the educational endeavors of young adults from greater Minnesota. Up to 20 scholarships of $1,000 each will be made available to rural youth or those enrolled in an agriculture program in 2016, with participation in the current year’s Minnesota State Fair.

GENERAL INFORMATION AND RULES FOR ENTRY: The 4-H premium book is available annually to view and print in early June. For more information, please contact your local 4-H leader, Extension agent or the state’s Center for 4-H Youth Development for further details: http://www1.extension.umn.edu/youth/mn4-H/state-fair/resources.html.

MINNESOTA 4-H DAIRY SHOWCASE: The 8th annual Minnesota 4-H Dairy Showcase awarded more than $37,000 to 25 deserving youth.

MINNESOTA 4-H PURPLE RIBBON AUCTION: in 2015, the 36th annual Minnesota 4-H Purple Ribbon Auction raised more than $575,000 benefiting 4-H youth in the form of premiums and scholarships.

For more information on the 4-H Purple Ribbon Auction, please visit:
mnpurpleribbonauction.org



For further information, please contact competition@mnstatefair.org or (651) 288-4417.

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