Dairy cows at the Fair

Dairy cows at the Fair

Rabbit judging

Rabbit judging

Showing sheep at the Fair

Showing sheep at the Fair

Showing dogs at the Fair

Showing dogs at the Fair

Poultry at the Fair

Poultry at the Fair

Showing Animals at the Fair

Sunshine Fair News

4-H Projects are entered in Department 11

Class Lists, Entry Forms, and Rules can be found at www.sunshinefair.org. Be sure to download the rules and ticket information found at the beginning of the premium book.

The 4-H Office has copies of entry forms and class list for Dept. 11 (Junior Dept.).

Cloverbud Entries: Cloverbuds exhibit projects for display only. No premiums are awarded. Cloverbuds can enter non-animal projects as described in Sections 3-15 but entries should be made under Section 1. Cloverbuds with animals may enter Cloverbud Showmanship classes only in sections where such classes exist. Cloverbuds may not exhibit in breed classes.

Entry Deadline: All Junior Department Entries are due to the FAIR OFFICE no later than July 6. Entry can be made online, but be aware there is an additional processing fee. Junior Department (11) entries do not have an entry fee. Youth are eligible to purchase an exhibitor ticket.

Judging Day: Non-animal exhibits (Sections 1-15) will be judged on Wednesday, July 27 from 4 to 7:30 p.m. in Progressland. Youth must be present with exhibit. If youth cannot be present, to receive a premium, you must obtain an Exhibitor Information Statement from the 4-H office to fill out for each exhibit entered, and someone else can bring your exhibits to judging night. Exhibits without the youth present and no statement will receive participation ribbons only.

Non-owned livestock projects

If you plan to use a project animal you do not own to show at the Sunshine fair, you need to fill out paperwork declaring and identifying the animal you will be using. Forms are available from the 4-H office.

Horse project paperwork

Horse project animals must be declared in writing by June 1 in order to show your horse at the fair or other 4-H events. Forms have been mailed to youth enrolled in horse projects, or obtain forms from your leader of the 4-H office.

Deadline for State Fair animal entries at the 4-H office is Friday, August 5. Entry forms are available online at nysfair.org or from the 4-H office. After Friday, August 5 it will be the responsibility of the exhibitor to mail entries on time to the State Fair office and Superintendents. Entries must be signed by a 4-H Educator, FFA teacher or others as listed on the entry form.Your animal must win a Blue ribbon at the County Fair or Cooperstown Junior Livestock Show to qualify for State Fair.

Last updated July 11, 2016