Enter the Open Class Exhibitions at the Warrick County 4-H Fair and Showcase Your Skills
Last year was my daughter's first year in 4-H, and she absolutely loved it. The highlight of her experience was the Warrick County 4-H Fair. In 4-H, participants choose projects to work on, and these projects are then judged at the fair. It was amusing to see the wide range of projects on display, from corn stalks to cows. My daughter took part in two projects last year: sewing and horse & pony. She sewed a pair of denim shorts that she proudly wore to the 4-H fashion review, and she also showcased her horse in various classes.
I kept thinking about how much fun it would be to complete a project and submit it for judging. But alas, I missed my chance 25 years ago to compete in the fair, right? Imagine my surprise when I was perusing the May-June 4-H newsletter and discovered that anyone can participate in the fair by completing and submitting projects! Immediately, I began strategizing and considering which classes I wanted to enter.
The Open Class Exhibitions are open to all individuals. Hot dog! You can enter into the following categories: baking, candy making, food preservation, sewing, wearable art, fine arts, needlecraft, quilting, crafts, flowers, gardening, and photography.
Please note that there is a $2 fee per entry ($20 maximum) to help cover costs. Exhibits should be checked in on Monday, July 17th, between 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. at the Homemakers Building. Tags will be available in advance from the Extension Office. Exhibitors are responsible for completing their exhibit tags in advance, ensuring that the DIVISION & CLASS are included. Additionally, on the back of the tag, exhibitors have the option to provide an optional "note to judge" to describe their project or learning experience. Once an entry has been submitted, it cannot be changed to a different class or division.
You can find all the 2023 exhibits and rules here. See you at the fair!