The North Carolina State Fair is fast approaching us and I wanted to outline some important events and activities that will be going on during this week as well as remind you of the entry deadlines. The dates are October 15-25, 2009. The State Fair theme is: “A Whole Lotta Happy”. You can find the NC State Fair Website here: http://www.ncstatefair.org/2009/
All entry forms are due September 25, 2009 so please go online or look in your State Fair Catalog for the forms. Late entries will not be accepted – pre-registration is required by this date. Also –please note if you are bringing in items that you have registered: On page 225 you will find the dates all of the 4-H Items that can be brought. October 7-12 are the dates they will be open for delivery. It closes at 5:00 pm on the 12th.
We are pleased to announce a new category for this year to celebrate NC 4-H’s Centennial. We are offering a 4-H Cake Decorating Contest for our 4-H Youth. See page 230 of the handbook for this competition.
The State Fair is partnering with us this year to help Celebrate our 100th Birthday. Please review the activities below:
- -October 16 – Opening Ceremony. The State 4-H Officers will participate in the Opening Ceremonies for the State Fair on Friday morning.
- -October 19 – Youth Celebration Day at the Fair. Please plan on wearing your 4-H Shirts and come to help us Celebrate 4-H. More information will be sent to outline specific events during this day. We are looking to take a picture of all 4-H’ers -past and present who are in attendance to gather late afternoon early evening for a picture near the Dorton Arena. Details will be announced soon.
-We have asked if we can get one of our 4-H Youth to introduce the Performer for the evening show. Jamey Johnson will be performing that evening.
-We have also worked with Farm Bureau and they have placed the 4-H Clover along with their Farm Bureau Logo on all of the trash can liners that wrap each trash can at the fair. So you will see the clover all over! We will also have the 4-H Banner that is on the NCDA&CS Food Distribution Trucks that was done 2 years ago on display with the 4-H Clover.
-We will also be featuring a 4-H PSA during the entire week of the fair. It will be broadcast over the Fair Sound System all during the week.
-Campfire Delight – the 4-H Ice Cream will also be sold all during the week.
-4-H Exhibits, crafts and cakes will be on display all week in the Educational Building.
Shannon B. McCollum
Extension 4-H Associate
Department of 4-H Youth Development and Family & Consumer Sciences
North Carolina Cooperative Extension
CALS, NC State University Box 7606 NCSU Raleigh, NC 27695-7606