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New York State Fair Updates - August 10

Important New York State Fair Updates as of 8.10.22

URGENTLY NEEDED: Youth / Teen Leaders & Junior Superintendents

We URGENTLY need applicants for Youth/Teen Leaders and Junior Superintendents for the State Fair! Please encourage youth to consider participating! Details and signup forms can be found here.


Camping reservations are being handled by the fair entry office when sent to the email address: Note: this department is being staffed by a single individual who is also handling all of the entries for the open and youth division shows as well as other parking and entry pass requests from exhibitors. Responses may be delayed, but we are told if you have emailed you are on the list to reserve a camping spot.


We now have updated information and details for registering for Robotics, the Great 4-H Cookoff, WHEP, Fashion Revue and Produced in New York (time and registration for PiNY coming ASAP). We also have new details about the Livestock Skillathon (scroll to Animal Science Block > Last slide) which now WILL be happening thanks to county educators who have pulled together to get it going! There may also be opportunities for 4-H'ers to participate in the FFA Livestock Judging competition but we are awaiting final details on that.

Fair Entries

The next ShoWorks animal science entry report will be sent out to educators today Wednesday, August 10. The next report will be sent Tuesday, August 16, following entry closure. We ask that educators review the entries and let Jenn Bassman know if there are any entries that have not qualified and need to be scratched.

Reminder - there are additional form submission requirements for HORSES, DAIRY CATTLE, and GOATS. Please check the species pages for these submission requirements.

If you have your Youth Building Exhibitor Lists completed, please send them to Autumn ASAP so we can begin entering them into ShoWorks.

Poultry Updates / Corrections

Poultry Show

The CORRECT date for the 4-H Poultry Show is SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 3. Here are the details:

  • 4-H exhibition poultry must be cooped in by 8 am Sat., September 3 for the Youth Show. 4-H birds may coop in early by contacting Kellee Jean Lounsbery -

  • All 4-h birds will be caged downstairs this year.

  • Fitting and Showmanship is Saturday, September 3, starting at 9 am. A signup sheet will be posted in the office of the Open Poultry Barn.

  • Youth interested in setting up club displays, and banners should contact Kellee Jean Lounsbery -

  • 4-H birds are released on Saturday after the show is completed.

Poultry Science Contests

  • All Poultry Science Contests (Chicken Barbeque, Egg Preparation,Turkey Barbeque, Avian Bowl, and Poultry Science) must be registered for in advance. This is a correction to earlier distributed information. Entries are done through THIS WOOFOO FORM, and are to be submitted no later than August 15, 2022.

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