Contests and Events
Each year, Delaware 4-H hosts a variety of exciting contests and events that let members get hands on with opportunities in animal science, leadership, arts, and more!
Select an event below to view details!
Think you know a lot about poultry? Why not test your knowledge in an avian bowl contest?
Delaware 4-H Avian Bowl Contest
Saturday July 30, 2022
Delaware State Fair 4-H Centre
This contest is Sponsored by The Foundation for the Preservation of Honey Bees, Inc. (the winning State essay competes in the National contest!)
Topic: "Immunity: Threats to Bee Colonies and Methods to Defend Against the Threats"
Honey bee colonies have developed many ways to stay healthy. Their immune responses range from behaviors such as grooming to using materials such as propolis, a plant-derived substance bees coat on the interior of a hive for antimicrobial purposes. Even the gut of the honey bee contains beneficial bacteria to help the bee stay healthy!
In your essay, name at least two threats (a parasite such as Varroa, a pathogen such as a virus, a predator such as a bear, etc.) to honey bee colonies and then discuss the methods colonies use to defend against the threats. If possible, include at least one picture you have taken from Feb. 2020-Feb. 2021 that illustrates how colonies manage to stay healthy against a variety of threats.
Entries are due to the State 4-H Office by Monday, March 15, 2021.
Entries should be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Information on Ready to Wear Packet
2020 Clothing Showcase Training Session
A video of the 2020 Clothing Showcase Training Session: youtube.com/watch?v=GUw7eRaeokE
The Clover Quest Trail Challenge
Ride/Drive the First State with Delaware 4-H Horse Program
General Information and Eligibility:
The challenge begins June 1, 2021 and is finished on August 15, 2021
You must be a currently enrolled Delaware 4-H member in good standing and should be enrolled in a horse project. Both hours/miles in the saddle and hours/miles spent driving horses can be counted. 4-H leaders/adults may participate. If adults are competing on a team, the team must contain at least (1) 4-H member.
If you register after the challenge begins, you may only accumulate hours/miles from that date forward, back hours/miles will not be accepted.
Participation Division- For those that want to participate, but not competitively, there is a participation only option. Hours/mileage accumulated will not be considered for end of challenge award recognition. For example- those members who only take a riding lesson once a week.
Individual Division- For those that want to participate competitively. Hours/mileage accumulated will considered for end of challenge award recognition.
Team Division- A full team consists of 4 members, teams of three may also compete. Teams must include at least 1 4-H member. A family unit can be considered a team. Clubs may participate as a team and clubs may submit multiple teams. If participating as a team, select a team name and a team captain. The team captain will be responsible for submitting the team log by the submission deadline.
4-H members are eligible to compete in both the individual and team divisions simultaneously.
Training/Conditioning and recreational hours/mileage count. Hours/mileage logged during any form of competition do not count. Both hours riding and hours driving may count towards this challenge. Teams do not have to ride together. Your miles and hours can be logged separately. When riding, please keep safety measures such as riding helmets, proper footwear, trail etiquette and social distancing protocols in mind.
Extend Your Knowledge:
Consider reviewing the following free web based resources about trail riding safety and trail etiquette:
Tips for Staying Safe on Roads and Trails Webcast - Dr. Betsy Greene, University of Vermont
Top Placing individuals and teams will be recognized.
All participants will receive a participation certificate at the end of the challenge no matter your accrued hours, mileage or participation level.
Entry is made online via a Google Form. For those competing as a team, submit one (1) completed team entry form via an online Google Form with team captain identified.
Entry will not be considered eligible for awards until your entry form and log form have been received. Mileage and team captain log sheets must be turned in no later than August 23, 2021
Submit mileage/time logs to Susan Garey email@example.com
Mileage deadlines: Individuals will report their hours and miles using the provided log form by August 23, 2021. Team members should report their hours and miles to the team captain regularly throughout the challenge.
*Reminder: You do not have to ride together as a team. Miles can be logged separately.*
It is not a requirement to use the apps mentioned below however, here are some apps that you may find helpful in logging your mileage:
Map My Ride
Horse Riding Tracker
We encourage you to take pictures, post on social media and use the hashtags #de4h, #DE4HHorse and #de4hCloverQuest
Get out and enjoy our beautiful state from horseback!
Teams should be entered under their 4-H Club Name. To do this, enter the Delaware State Fair website Exhibitor page. The leader signs into the online entry system.
The contest is hosted at the Delaware State Fair in July.
- Beginner ages 8-10
- Juniors ages 11-13
- Seniors ages 14-18
Age groups are responsible for content in the project books and resources as noted below. More information can be found at State 4-H Consumer Bowl Guide.
- B = Beginner
- J = Junior
- S = Senior
Financial Champions Project Area:
Money Fundamentals – book 1 B, J, S
Money Moves – book 2 J, S
Helper’s Guide J, S
Consumer Savvy Project Area
Consumer in Me – book 1 B
Consumer Wise – book 2 J, S
Consumer Roadmap – book 3 S
Helpers Guide J, S
The 2022 Delaware 4-H & FFA Spring Dairy Expo
DATE - Saturday, April 9, 2022
PLACE – Kent Building, Delaware State Fairgrounds, Harrington
If you have special needs in accessing this program, please notify the Kent County Extension Office by the registration deadline (302)730-4000 or firstname.lastname@example.org
TIME - 10:00 a.m. Cattle should be on the grounds no later than 9:00 a.m. to permit checking of registration papers and carrying out of other details of the show. The fairgrounds will be available Friday evening for those who wish to move in the night before. Camping spaces will also be available for $40.00 per night. No bedding on wood chips allowed or you must take the used bedding home with you. There are no milking facilities available on site. You must bring your own milking equipment if needed. Exhibitors are expected to stay and assist with clean up following the show.
ELIGIBILITY - The show is open to all Delmarva Residents who are owners or lessors of Holstein, Jersey, Ayrshire, Guernsey and Brown Swiss cattle. The show will include both a Junior Division (age 21 & under as of January 1, 2022) and an Open Division which will run concurrently.
HEALTH - It is strongly suggested that all animals be vaccinated for shipping fever. Out of state exhibitors will need interstate health papers issued within 30 days of the show. Maryland Intrastate Health Certificates will also be accepted provided it has been checked and signed at a Maryland show within 30 days.
LUNCH - Lunch will be available on the grounds.
ENTRIES – Entry Fee of $5 per head for Delaware residents and Delaware 4-H members, $10 per head all others outside of Delaware- please make checks payable to the Delaware Holstein Association
CAMPING- If you wish to camp on the fairgrounds during the Spring Show, campsites are available for $40/night. Please contact the Delaware State Fair directly to make reservations and pay for camping email@example.com or (302)398-7005 and ask for Robin Rockemann. This can also be done via the web https://www.delawarestatefair.com/camping
Please return no later than March 20th to :
1676 Drapers Corners Road
Harrington, DE 19952
Cooperative Extension Education in Agriculture and Home Economics, University of Delaware, Delaware State University, and the United States Department of Agriculture cooperating. Distributed in furtherance of Acts of Congress of May 8 and June 30, 1914. Delaware Cooperative Extension, University of Delaware. It is the policy of the Delaware Cooperative Extension System that no person shall be subjected to discrimination on the grounds of race, color, sex, disability, age or national origin.
FITTING AND SHOWMANSHIP - Classes will be combined with judging based on both fitting and showmanship. Children ages 8-21 as of January 1, 2022 are eligible. The fitting and showmanship age brackets will be determined by number of entries and ages of entrants. Every effort will be made to divide classes with as equal numbers of exhibitors per class as possible. The Novice/Cloverbud Class will continue for any child, age 7 and under, who would like to participate, regardless of whether they brought their own calf to the show.
1. Fitting and Showmanship – Ages 8 to 21(as of Jan 1, 2022)
2. Fitting and Showmanship Champion
3. Cloverbud/ Novice Showmanship- Age 7 and under
JUNIOR AND OPEN CLASSES AS FOLLOWS:
4. Winter Heifer Calf - 12-1-21 to 2-28-22
5. Fall Heifer Calf - 9-1-21 to 11-30-21
6. Summer Yearling Heifer - 6-1-21 to 8-31-21
7. Spring Yearling Heifer - 3-1-21 to 5-31-21
8. Winter Yearling Heifer - 12-1-20 to 2-28-21
9. Fall Yearling Heifer - 9-1-20 to 11-30-20
10. 2 Year Old Cow - 9-1-19 to 8-31-20
11. 3 Year Old Cow - 9-1-18 to 8-31-19
12. 4 Year Old Cow - 9-1-17 to 8-31-18
13. 5 Year Old Cow - 9-1-16 to 8-31-17
14. Aged Cow - Born prior to 9-1-16
15. Dry Cow, Fresh At Least Once
16. Dam & Daughter
“Best Delaware Bred and Owned” animals will be recognized in each of the individual Holstein Open Classes this year. Following the selection of the Grand Champion, each of the individual “Best Delaware Bred and Owned” winners will return to the ring for selection of the Best Bred and Owned animal in the Holstein Show.
Again this year individual breeders and businesses will have the opportunity to sponsor classes in the show. Appropriate awards will be presented to the winners in all junior classes and in the open classes if there are enough sponsors. Names of show sponsors will also appear on T-Shirts being presented to all Junior Exhibitors. If you wish to sponsor a class, please let Charmayne know no later than March 15th. The fee to be a show sponsor will be $50.00.
Please contact Charmayne Busker at 302-270-2629 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
In a 4-H Demonstration Contest or Illustrated Talks, 4-H youth members demonstrate individually or with another member as a team entry. A topic is chosen from a 4-H project. Props and visual aids are required, as well as handmade posters or presentations using software. A successful demonstration will show the audience and judges several steps in a process, such preparing a cooked dish, grooming an animal, etc. Demonstrations are followed by a question and answer period with the judges where the contestant(s) can cite further resources or expertise.
Demonstration resources are listed below:
- Demonstration Guidelines and Rules
- Helpful Hints for 4-H Demonstrations
- Delaware 4-H Demonstration Score Sheet (Updated 2020)
Farm Tractor Driving Contest
The Farm Tractor Driving Contest is designed to give 4-H members the opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge of tractor maintenance and skill in operation, and compete with other 4-Hers; a written test, tools/tractor parts ID, two-wheeled manure spreader, and a four-wheeled trailer event. Safety will be stressed throughout the contest.
Lawn Tractor Contest
This event is designed to give 4-H members an opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge and skills in the areas of lawn care, business management, and lawn and garden tractor (less than 20 Hp) operation, maintenance and safety while competing with other 4-Hers. Safety is stressed throughout the contest.
2022 Delaware 4-H Equine Art Contest
- Entries must include the image of a horse or horses, ponies, donkeys or mules.
- Artwork and photographs must be the original work of the entrant. The work must have been completed during the current 4-H year (since Sept. 1, 2021)
- Contestants may submit more than on entry. Each entry must have a separate entry form when submitted.
- Artwork must be fully completed and dry when submitted.
- The Delaware 4-H Horse Advisory Committee respectfully requires the permission of the artists to reproduce their entries in future promotional publications or articles which advertise the winners, promotes future contests or 4-H equine activities.
- The Delaware 4-H Horse Advisory Committee will make every effort to protect the artwork while on display, however the artwork will be displayed in a public venue and 4-H members enter their artwork at their own risk.
The 4-H Favorite Foods contest is a contest open to all 4-H members currently taking any foods, bread, food preservation or Exploring 4-H project. The reasons for holding this activity are:
- Increase knowledge of the importance of good nutrition and create an interest in improving food standards.
- Help 4-H club members improve skills in food preparation and display.
- Encourage originality, creativity, initiative and poise in the 4-H member.
- Develop wholesome attitude, character and personality traits. Member prepares dish at home and brings it and a place setting to the contest site.
Age divisions include
- Cloverbud: Ages 5-7 (note special requirements)
- Junior: Ages 11-13
- Beginner: Ages 8-10
- Senior: Ages 14-19
2021 Delaware 4-H Hippology Contest
1. To provide youth with the opportunity to blend the knowledge and skills acquired in horse judging, horse bowl, demonstrations and public speaking, showing and practical horse experience into one activity.
2. To encourage youth to continue expanding their understanding, knowledge and participation in equine science.
3. To recognize youth for their total involvement in and comprehensive knowledge of the horse industry.
4. To teach good sportsmanship through a friendly and competitive environment.
Contestants and Eligibility:
1. Any Delaware 4-H members is eligible. Participants must be a currently enrolled member of a Delaware 4-H club and should have some familiarity with horses. Youth can compete in both the individual and team categories. The same score will be utilized for both categories.
2. Team entries must consist of three (3) to four (4) members each. Teams may be comprised of members from multiple 4-H clubs and/or across counties. We will do our best to create teams for those members who wish to compete as part of a team and do not have a team within their club.
3. Age is calculated as of January 1, 2022
4. Divisions: Cloverbuds- Participation only- will receive an equine activity packet in the mail to complete. This packet does not get returned.
Beginner- Ages 8-10
Intermediate- Ages 11-13
Senior- Ages 14-19
Contest Rules and Regulations:
1. This is an individual and team competition for 2021.
2. There is no entry fee for 2021.
3. Any team whose members come from two age groups must compete in the older group.
4. All contestants are expected to do their own work with no outside assistance (no help from members, leaders, parents, resources or internet searches).
5. All individual and team contestants must pre-register online via https://www.pcsreg.com/hippology2021 Registration is open November 17th to December 17th , 2021.
6. Entries will not be accepted during the contest. If you have registered for the State 4-H Hippology Contest, you will receive an email confirmation prior to the start of the contest.
7. The link to the virtual contest will be distributed via the email address provided at registration. Please be sure to register using a valid email address that is checked regularly. If you have difficulty accessing the internet for the contest, please notify Susan Garey email@example.com so that alternate arrangements can be made.
8. The virtual contest will be open between December 21- January 1 and must be completed in a single sitting. Participants will not be permitted to return to questions and may only complete the contest once.
9. Reference material - please refer to the Study Guide provided at the end of this document for this contest. All reference material is the same as used for the Horse Bowl and Hippology contests in previous years.
Contest Format and Scoring:
1. The contest will be comprised of four types of activities- slides(questions with images), stations(typically matching type activities), a multiple choice written quiz and judging.
Example: Looking at the photos provided, please identify the colors of the horses.
Example: Looking at the image provided, please match the numbered parts of the horse with the correct name.
Example: Senior multiple-choice question-
When the front toes turn out and the heels turn in, the horse is said to be what?
B. Pigeon toed
C. Bow legged
D. All of the above
2. Subject matter covered will include but may not be limited to tack and equipment, breeds, feeds, colors and markings, anatomy, equine health, disciplines, horse evaluation and judging.
3. Individual Score – will be calculated based on the number of correct answers and awards will be presented to the top placing individuals and teams in each category. The Danish system will also be utilized to present individual awards beyond the top placing individuals. Danish system awards will be based on:
· Blue (90% or greater correct)
· Red (75%- 89% correct)
· Yellow (74% and below correct
· Awards will be presented to the top placing individuals and teams in each category.
4. Team scores will be calculated by adding the top three scores from a four-member team and dropping the lowest score. In a three-member team, no low score will be dropped.
Suggested Study Resources for the Hippology Contest- 4-H Horse Manuals:
1. “Giddy Up and Go”, “Head, Heart and Hooves”, “Stable Relationships”, “Riding the Range,” “Jumping to New Heights,” “Horse Project Helper’s Guide.,”
2. Beginner age 8-10: Your Pony, Your Horse, by Cherry Hill
3. Intermediate (age 11-13)Your Horse, a step-by-step guide to horse ownership, by Judy Chapple (and age 8-10 material).
4. Senior (14 to 19) Horses and Horsemanship – by Ray Antoniewicz, National 4-H Council
Storey’s Horse-Lover’s Encyclopedia, edited by Deborah Burns (and age 8-10 and 11-13 mate rial).
Horse Science- by Ray Antoniewicz, National 4-H Council
6. Feed Ingredients to be familiar with- hay, hay cubes, straw, alfalfa pellets, whole corn, cracked corn, barley, beet pulp, dried molasses, oats, pelleted feed, rolled oats, salt, soybeans, soybean meal, sweet feed, trace mineral salt
2022 Virtual Delaware 4-H Horse Bowl Contest
Online Competition Conducted Between April 15-24, 2022
Preregistration Required- Registration Open 3/21/22-4/8/22
If you have special needs that need to be accommodated, please contact the office two weeks prior to the event so that we can make alternate arrangements
- 2021-2022 Textiles and Clothing Judging Guide
- 2021-2022 Wood Science Judging Guide (See info below!)
Resources for Judging Contests
"The Federal Junior Duck Stamp Conservation and Design Program is a dynamic art- and science-based curriculum that teaches wetland and waterfowl conservation to students in kindergarten through high school. The program encourages students to explore their natural world, invites them to investigate biology and wildlife management principles and challenges them to express and share what they have learned with others." – USFWS JDSP Website
2021-2022 4-H WOOD SCIENCE JUDGING CONTEST
In this contest, 4-H members will learn a variety of wood science topics including equipment, safe practices, skills, and workmanship. In addition, decision-making skills and the ability to clearly express one’s self are lifelong attributes that have a positive impact on mastery. 4-H judging contests helps members develop these skills. Judging involves making a decision and then telling why you made it. Through judging, youth learn to appreciate standards, observe carefully, and develop reasoning ability.
There are two divisions for this contest: Junior and Senior.
Junior participants must be between the ages of 8 to 12 in 4-H age. Individuals 13 and older must complete the senior contest. If a junior chooses to participate in both divisions, they must complete the senior level contest first. The top ten senior participants from each county are eligible to participate in the state contest. Should ten seniors not be available, juniors may be asked to participate in the state event.
Woodworking Wonders 4-H Project Series. Levels 1-4
Junior Judging Contest
- Be able to Identify the 13 tools listed. (Level 1, pg. 8).
- Be able to identify three safety practices that can be followed when using the tools identified in item #1 above. (Level 1, pgs. 10-11).
- Be able to identify the parts of a hammer (Level 1, pg. 17) and the parts of a screwdriver (Level 2, pg. 18).
- Be prepared to demonstrate the following skills:
- Countersink a nail (Level 1, pg. 18).
- Measure a piece of wood using the provided measuring tool (Level 1, pg. 14 and 16).
- Properly remove a nail from a piece of wood (Level 1, pg. 18)
- Rank a class of 4 finished or unfinished items considering workmanship, appearance, suitability, and quality of the finish.
Senior Judging Contest
- Given the list of tools found in Levels 1-4, be able to identify each tool and provide one safety practice for each. Youth should be prepared to indicate why this safety practice is important to follow.
- After reading scenarios provided, be able to respond to questions presented as to what you feel would be the best safety practice to follow when working with table saws and cutting wood. (Note: Refer to link in resource area)
- Be familiar with the terms in the glossary of Levels 1-4.
- Be able to provide a brief description of the proper use and function for the following tools:
- Combination Square
- Miter Box
- Table Saw
- Portable Electric Drill
- Brace and Bit
- Be prepared to demonstrate the following skills:
- Screw two pieces of wood together (Level 2, pgs. 18 and 19).
- Demonstrate the use of a rasp and clamp to smooth the edge of a piece of wood (Level 1, pg. 21).
- Demonstrate how to use a T-bevel and protractor to mark an angle cut on a piece of wood (Level 2, pgs. 22-23).
- Demonstrate how to use a miter box (Level 2, pg. 22).
- Demonstrate how to use a chisel (Level 4, pg. 20).
- Rank one class of 4 finished or unfinished items considering workmanship, appearance, suitability, and quality of finish. Provide written reasons for your placings.
2022 Winners Gallery
Art & Conservation Statement Competition: Junior Duck Stamp Program
What is the Federal Junior Duck Stamp Program?
“The Federal Junior Duck Stamp Conservation and Design Program is a dynamic art- and science-based curriculum that teaches wetland and waterfowl conservation to students in kindergarten through high school. The program encourages students to explore their natural world, invites them to investigate biology and wildlife management principles and challenges them to express and share what they have learned with others.” – USFWS JDSP Website
Youth participate in an artwork competition featuring a JDSP-approved waterfowl species. The winning artwork from the national art contest will serve as the design for the Junior Duck Stamp!
Drop off and Pick up Instructions
- Any entry can be mailed to the State 4-H Office prior to the deadline date. Entries will be returned to participants in padded mailers labeled “fragile” via USPS first-class mail.
- Arrangements can also be made with the State 4-H office for “drop off” or “pick up” of entries. This will give anyone the opportunity to avoid taking a chance with their artwork being sent via USPS. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Delaware 4‐H Legislative Day promotes Delaware 4‐H. It is an educational opportunity to learn about Delaware’s government and an opportunity to express appreciation to our legislators for their continued support of 4‐H.
(Check or Cash Only)
Youth will participate in various workshops, such as:
- Legislative Hall Session with Legislator
- Public Archives Workshop
- Tour of Legislative Hall
- Superior Court Workshop
- A Balancing Act: Delaware and the Constitution
- “Stories of the Green” Walking Tour
4-H Public Speaking contests begin at the county level. 4-H members select a topic, research facts, and present timed speeches, graduated in length as required by their age division. 4-H contestants are judged on a variety of criteria. The contestant with the highest score in each age category advances to the state-level contest held during the Delaware State Fair in July.
Public Speaking resources are listed below:
- Delaware 4-H Public Speaking – General Rules
- Delaware 4-H Public Speaking Score Sheets by Age Division:
- Public Speaking Worksheet (A planning guide)
4-H Public Speaking Examples
4-H Public Speaking Examples: youtube.com/watch?v=pPHsAlLQklw
The State 4-H Talent Show is held during the Delaware State Fair.
Selection of acts will be made on a first-come, first-served basis based upon when an entry is submitted. Shortly after the June 1st entry deadline, you will receive a confirmation email and a talent details form that needs to be completed and returned.
Presentations will be by both Individuals and Groups. 4-H members may only participate in ONE OF THESE CATEGORIES, NOT BOTH.
For GROUP acts, register under the 4-H Club name.
For INDIVIDUAL presentations, there will be two age categories. Age is determined as of January 1 of the current year.
- Beginner (ages 8-12 years old)
- Senior (ages 13-19 years old)
Cloverbud members are permitted to participate but cannot compete. Green participation ribbons will be awarded to all Cloverbud members.
All talent show acts will be limited to a 2-minute maximum set-up time. Talent acts must not exceed 5 minutes.
All equipment needed for the talent presentation is the responsibility of the performer.
2022 Delaware Youth Dairy Futurity
All Breed Summer Calves
Co-Chairs: John Hickey & Charmayne Busker
To participate in the 2022 Futurity for Summer Calves, a calf must be nominated by May 1, 2022. All calves, born June 1, 2021 to August 31, 2021 inclusive, of any dairy breed are eligible to enter the Delaware Youth Dairy Futurity. Calves MUST be exhibited by a Delaware State Fair Junior Dairy Exhibitor. Leased animals are eligible and an exhibitor must be named on the last entry on May 2, 2022.
1st payment of $5.00 due on or before November 30, 2021
2nd payment of $10.00 due on or before February 1, 2022
3rd payment of $15.00 due on or before May 2, 2022 (last one)
Late Entries: If you do not enter the animal on the first due date, the entry fee will be doubled. If your first entry is made on February 1, you will pay $30 on February 1. If you do not enter until May 2, your fee is $70 on May 2.
Purses in this event shall consist of all moneys received by this association in connection therewith by any of nomination fees, grants, and donations from any person or persons or sponsors of this show.
The premium schedule for this class is as follows: 1st place: $450; 2nd place $350; 3rd place $250, 4th place $200, 5th place $100, 6th-10th place $75. The remaining entries will receive no less than $50. Best Bred and Owned will receive $100 in memory of Sam Dixon, Jr. Each exhibitor will receive a Futurity Shirt that must be worn during the show with white show pants. Sizes must be given on the May entry. The premium schedule is subject to change.
Name and Registration numbers must be supplied with each entry. No “papers pending” entries are eligible. A copy of the registration papers must be sent with the final entry. A copy of the signed lease papers must be submitted with the final entry along with a copy of the registration papers.
Animals shown in the futurity are not eligible to be shown in the Junior Dairy Show at the Delaware State Fair. However, the top placing animal for each breed may compete for Junior Champion of the Junior Dairy Show. Exhibitors may use this animal for Showmanship and Fitting. The Futurity is tentatively scheduled for the evening of Saturday July 23, 2022 at the Delaware State Fair.
All entrants must agree to be amendable to all rules and regulations of the Delaware Youth Dairy Futurity and the Show Ring Code of Ethics.
ENTER ALL OF YOUR SUMMER CALVES!
The one you omit might prove to be the Best in 2022
2022 Quality Assurance Certification Requirement for Delaware State Fair Market Animal Exhibitors
All Delaware State Fair junior exhibitors showing a market animal (steer, market lamb, market goat or market hog) are required to have a current quality assurance certification in order to exhibit in a market class at the Delaware State Fair. The Youth PQA program no longer exists to train new youth or recertify. The YQCA program is a national certification that now covers all livestock species with a single certification for all youth ages 8-21 nationwide.