4-H

With an expansive network reaching every corner of the country, 4-H is the nation’s largest youth development organization. More than 6 million 4-H youth in urban neighborhoods, suburban schoolyards and rural farming communities stand out among their peers: building revolutionary opportunities and implementing community-wide change at an early age.

As the youth development program of the nation’s 109 land-grant universities and the Cooperative Extension System, 4-H fosters an innovative, “learn by doing” approach with proven results.

With its headquarters adjacent to the Middlesex County Fairgrounds, Middlesex County 4-H hosts dozens of events during fair week – from horse shows to clogging demonstrations.

Learn more about the events 4-H puts on below, or visit our events page for times and locations of each event.

4-H Scholarship Winners

4-H Event Schedule

About 4-H Events

More than 400 4-H members will be showcasing their 4-H projects, including small animals, dogs, horses, livestock, remote control cars, crafts and clothing, archery, dance and more during fair week!

Annual 4-H Kids Night

A free event that includes cupcake decorating, face painting, balloon animals, demonstrations and crafts.

4-H Craft Workshop

Open to the public. Families are invited to come and make fun and easy crafts. Appropriate for all ages.

4-H Animal Displays

Visit the many animals 4-H members show at the fair. As always, there will be guinea pig and rabbit races in the small animal tent.

Ask the Trainer

Calling all dog owners! 4-H dog trainers will be on hand to answer questions in the 4-H dog ring.

4-H Rhythm in Motion Cloggers

Come join us and learn what clogging is all about! Cloggers will be showing their skills and giving dance lessons throughout fair week.