This will be my daughter's third year competing at the Warrick 4-H Fair and it's one of her favorite weeks of the year. In 4-H, participants choose projects to work on, and these projects are then judged at the fair. It was fun to see the wide range of projects on display, from farm scenes to baked goods. My daughter took part in three projects last year: sewing, horse and pony, and photography. She sewed a skirt that she proudly wore to the 4-H fashion review, and also showcased her horse in various classes.


After her first year at the fair, I couldn't stop thinking about how cool it would be to finally enter a project for judging. But I figured my chance had passed, what with it being 25 years ago and all, right? Imagine my surprise when I stumbled upon the May-June 4-H newsletter and learned that anyone could participate! Right then and there, I started planning and decided to go for baking. One of our co-workers had wowed us with her mama's zucchini bread earlier that year, so I knew that was my ticket to baking fame. I jotted down the ingredients, submitted my entry, and then the nerve-wracking wait began...

After what felt like forever, we were finally allowed back into the homemakers office. And guess what? The zucchini bread clinched the Grand Champion title!

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The Open Class Exhibitions are open to all individuals and are free of charge to enter. You can enter into the following categories: baking, food preservation, sewing, painting, arts and crafts, needlework, photography, quilting, gardening, and more!


Exhibits should be checked in on Monday, July 15th, 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 2024 exhibits and rules here. See you at the fair!

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