Delaware State Fair 4-H Exhibits
The Delaware State Fair is a terrific opportunity to showcase your projects and achievements!
All youth enrolled in the Delaware 4-H program are eligible to exhibit articles made as a part of project or activity work and participate in demonstration and judging programs outlined in this department of the Fair.
Delaware State Fair Results
Participants will be required to bring their Clothing Showcase constructed garment to their respective County 4-H Office by July 5 along with their completed Clothing Showcase Application. This will allow for garments to be judged for construction prior to the State Fair. Participants will then be required to come to the State Fair 4-H Building on the Monday prior to the State Fair based on a scheduled time that will be provided to them in order to meet and be interviewed by a judge(s) in your garment. Your garment will be at the fair building for you to be able to change into it for your interview.
Sponsored by the Delaware Association of Conservation Districts (DACD). The suggested size of the educational display should be approximately 24” high x 30” deep and 36” wide. Entry is open to all young people, ages 8 through 19, and displays may be entered by an individual or group. The topic of the display is based on a State Envirothon Competition topic.
- 2022 Award Recipient: Natalie Abbott, Harrington Sunshine, Kent.
Presenting or speaking before a group or audience is an important life skill to develop. Delaware 4-H alumni often credit their experience with 4-H Public Speaking and Demonstration Contests as a reason for their success in public and professional life. 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.
Samples of the 2021 4-H Public Speeches
A playlist of the speeches in order of age groups filmed at the Delaware State Fair: youtube.com/embed/videoseries?list=PLI-ZR4Jwy4gKT-Df_Y4jkyjRofqHHNtfq
Contest courses are designed to sharpen 4-H’ers ability driving farm tractors, as well as maneuvering and pulling machinery. The contestants are judged on their ability to correctly and safely operate the machinery through a series of obstacles in a given time limit. Youth aged 14-19 may enter both Farm Tractor and Lawn Tractor Driving contests.
Clubs throughout the state work together to design and coordinate window displays to be put out in the community during National 4-H Week in an effort to promote 4-H and recruit new members. The top three window displays from county competitions are invited to bring their displays to the state fair.