Thursday, June 8, 2017

Fairground Clean-up Day this Sunday

Calling all Orange 4-H members to lend a hand this Sunday in preparing the fairgrounds for the upcoming fair. This is a big undertaking to prepare the grounds for our July exhibition, but with all hands on deck the job becomes smaller. Please consider coming out and helping.

When: this Sunday, June 11th beginning at 2:00 pm
Where: Fairgrounds (14500 Old Gordonsville Road, Orange)
Who: all 4-H clubs, youth, and parents who benefit from use of the grounds
What to bring: please wear work/barn clothes, closed-toe shoes, trucks and clean-up minded tools also appreciated, but not necessary

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Reminder: Fair Entries Due FRIDAY - ALL SPECIES, ALL AGES

ALL 4-H members planning to show at the Orange County Fair this year need to submit entries by this Friday, June 9!!! 

Cloverbuds' entries are ONLINE

Youth ages 9-18 use paper entries and must include the entry fee. 

The Extension office is open 8-5. There is a dropbox on the front of the building if you need to bring entries after hours. Mailed entries must be postmarked by Friday. 

Don't miss out on many members' most favorite event of the year!!! 

Schedule of 4-H Shows at Orange County Fair

In order to help you make summer plans, shown below is a schedule of the 4-H shows at this year's Orange County Fair. We will update later with additions from the Archery Club and Animal Education Club (formerly Crazy Pets), once we have that information.

Wednesday, July 19
5:30  Cloverbud Parade
7:00  Working Goat Show

Thursday, July 20
9:00  All animals must be on grounds
11:00  Exhibitor Meeting
4:30  Cloverbud Parade
6:00  Pretty Animal Contest
7:00  Hog Show

Friday, July 21
1:00  Sheep Show
2:00  Cloverbud Parade
5:00  Meat Goat Show
6:00  Cloverbud Parade
7:00  Beef Show

Saturday, July 22
8:30  Dairy Goat Show
9:00  Archery Tournament
10:00  Bottle Babies Show
12:00  Dairy Cattle Show
2:30  Cloverbud Parade
5:00  4-H Auction Buyers Dinner by ticket only
6:00  4-H Auction

Sunday, July 23
8:00  Fairgrounds Cleanup, required for all exhibitors

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Bit N' Bridle Club Visits

Saturday, April 29, 2017, Orange 4-H Bit N' Bridle members took a field trip to the "Chesapeake Bay Friendly Horse Farm Project" at Oakwood Farm in Prince William County.  The horse farm's owner and an employee from the Prince William Soil and Water Conservation District gave us a tour of the farm. We learned about fencing options, pasture rotation, dry paddocks, automatic waterers, and buffer strips. 

We will use the information we learned to help us design a horse and environment friendly farm.