Friday, April 20, 2012

Schedule of 4-H Events at Orange County Fair

We know families are already making plans for this year's Orange County Fair, so here's a schedule of all 4-H activities at the fair.  The fair is a three-day event this year (Thursday, July 26, through Saturday, July 28) with all hands on deck Sunday for clean-up.  Each department will also feature an educational presentation for the public each day of the fair; 4-H members interested in conducting a demonstration should contact the Extension Office.  

7:00 a.m. Market Hog Weigh-in Begins as animals unloaded from trailers
9:00 a.m. Market Steer, Lamb and Goat Weigh-in
9:00 a.m. All animals must be on grounds except lactating dairy cattle
11:00 a.m. Exhibitor Meeting
12:00 p.m. 4-H Animal Obstacle Course (pending volunteer event manager)
12:00 p.m. Skillathon for 4-H Members Opens
5:00 p.m. Skillathon for 4-H Members Closes
5:30 p.m. Pretty Animal Costume Contest
6:00 p.m. Cloverbud Parade
7:00 p.m. Hog Show
7:30 p.m. 4-H Educational Presentation:  Beef Cattle Fitting/Grooming Demonstration (Beef Tent)

9:00 a.m. Goat Show
1:00 p.m. Cloverbud Parade
2:00 p.m. Lamb Show
5:30 p.m. Beef Show
6:00 p.m. 4-H Educational Presentation:  Butter Making Demonstration (Dairy Tent)
7:00 p.m. Cloverbud Parade
7:30 p.m. 4-H Educational Presentation:  Goat Milking Demonstration (Goat Tent)

9:00 a.m. Bottle Babies
10:30 a.m. Pretty Animal Contest
12:00 p.m. Cloverbud Parade
12:00 p.m. Dairy Show
1:00 p.m. 4-H Educational Presentation:  Learn About Lambs (Sheep Tent)
2:00 p.m. 4-H Educational Presentation:  All About Pigs (Hog Tent)
4:00 p.m. Cloverbud Parade
4:00 p.m. Cow Milking Contest
4:30 p.m. 4-H Educational Presentation:  Goat Fiber Demonstration (Goat Tent)
5:45 p.m. 4-H Buyers Dinner - ticket required
6:30 p.m. 4-H Auction
After Auction Non-Sale Animals Released; early departures forfeit premiums and right to show next year

7:30 a.m. Load out market animals
9:00 a.m. Clean-up; all exhibitors and parents participate