4-H EXHIBIT HALL
Ruth Kimball Exhibit Hall Guidelines for exhibitors
All Merrimack County 4-Hers are eligible to enter exhibits into the Ruth Kimball Exhibit Hall. Exhibits must be completed Wednesday, September 1, 2021, between the hours of 2:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Judging begins at 9:00 AM on Thursday, September 2, 2021. All exhibits stay for the duration of the Fair. Exhibits can be picked up no earlier than 7:15 pm on the last day of the Fair. Details for exhibiting items and Fair guidelines are sent to 4-Hers from the 4-H office prior to the Fair.
CLUB & FAMILY EXHIBITS
Merrimack County only
Register by August 6, 2021 online with the County 4-H office. Click Here>>>
For Club or Family – Group Exhibits Only!
Displays will be judged as one unit. (Individual items will not be judged this year.)
|4H CLUB EXHIBIT||$15||$12||$10|
An equal amount of space will be allotted to each club entering this class (about 5 feet). A club or family may enter up to (2) exhibits.
All group exhibits in the following class will be arranged by clubs or families and set up by the group representatives (with leader or parent supervision).
Theme: “4-H Outside the Box”
Participants can utilize the theme in a variety of ways to create a display that showcases ways 4-H has continued during the pandemic. They may illustrate one club activity or several. Examples: making face masks, participating in the Winter Hiking Challenge, 4-H Summer Unplugged Series, Let’s Root For Each Other, Ice Fishing, other Club activities … including photos and posters entered.
All club exhibits will receive a premium and there will be one “Best in Show” exhibit chosen.
Club Exhibit Score Card:
|1.||Display contains articles exhibiting quality workmanship and are in excellent condition.||20|
|2.||Exhibit attracts and holds attention, provides visual appeal through layout and design.||20|
|3.||Effective captions/slogans or title. Includes the 4-H Emblem.||20|
|4.||Effectiveness of exhibits in telling a 4H story or
showing successful accomplishment of 4-H project or activity.
|5.||Original and utilizes the theme: “4-H Outside the Box”||20|
Exhibits must be completed Wednesday, September 1, 2021, between the hours of 2:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Judging begins at 9:00 AM on Thursday, September 2, 2021.
Items listed are only suggestions and displays are not limited to just the listed items. Items exhibited may be made at 4-H meetings or at home. No school projects accepted. Exception: qualified woodworking projects.
Club name or family name should be clearly posted within your exhibit. (examples: “Field 4-H Family” or “The Victory Workers 4-H Club”)
NEW! Watermelons are the only individual entry accepted this year.
The Merrimack County 4-H Foundation will be sponsoring the Largest Watermelon Contest. Grow the largest Black Diamond Watermelon possible and drop it off to be weighed at this year’s Hopkinton Fair, on Wednesday, September 1, 2021, between the hours of 2:00 PM – 7:30 PM.
The heaviest Black Diamond Watermelon entry wins the Grand prize of $50.00! Second prize $25.00 and third prize $15.00. (Sponsored by the Merrimack County 4-H Foundation)
ALL Watermelons of any variety will also be excepted and follow the Danish system of judging.