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The Middlesex and New Haven County 4-H Fair
Achievement Night is Friday November 21

4-H Achievement Night

Friday evening on November 21st is 4-H Achievement Night for New Haven and Middlesex Counties. Start times are 7:00 PM for ceremonies, and 5:30 PM for volunteer setup. Location is Cogginchaug High School at 135 A Pickett Lane in Durham. (Pickett Lane turns off of Main Street, Route 17; adjacent to Strong Middle School which is just south of the Route 68 and Route 17 intersection in the center of Durham. The high school is the largest brick building at the end of the road, where Picket Lane hooks left.)

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drawing by Stephanie

The Middlesex and New Haven County 4-H Fair


4-H Pledge at Opening Ceremony for Fair

Friday night includes Bailey's welcoming speech from the opening ceremony at the fairgrounds.


Find us on Facebook

Highlights from Saturday are showing up on the 4-H Fair Facebook page.

2014 Fair Book

You may download a web version of the 2014 Fair Book, that is 4 MB in size. Get exhibitor forms from the Downloads page.

Get the schedule for Fair Weekend.

Farm Animals

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Livestock exhibits are here to see throughout the Fair, beginning on Friday night of Fair weekend. The Home Arts exhibit area will be closed for much of Friday night while the judging of exhibits goes on, but will be open all day Saturday and Sunday. You can view the live judging of poultry showmanship beginning at 6:00 PM in the Cow Palace on Friday. Many more animal shows occur on Saturday and Sunday. Parking is available inside the fairgounds at Durham, at the top of the hill. This county 4-H Fair is one of the easiest agricultural fairs of the season to push a baby stroller around because the exhibit barns have smooth concrete floors and the Fair is not over-crowded. Your children will be able to see all the same kinds of animals they would see at a major fair: from rabbits to llamas to cows, and more.

What does Grace say about the 4-H Fair?

Press Release

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Looking for affordable family fun? Come to the New Haven & Middlesex County 4-H Fair at the fairgrounds in Durham. The fair is open Friday, August 1st from 5:00pm-10:00pm, Saturday, August 2nd from 8:00am-10:00pm and Sunday, August 3rd from 8:00am-4:00pm. Great family fun at a low cost - just $5.00 parking, entry to the fair is free.

So fill that van or car with the whole family. There are tractor pulls, horse pulls and ox pulls, animal showmanship, home arts, robotics demonstrations, archery along with music entertainment and free face painting. We have a dinner Saturday night from 5:00pm-7:00pm followed by a live auction. Food vendors are there all weekend.