The first event on the 2022 4-H Fair schedule is the Bicycle Rodeo Contest on Tuesday, June 7 at 6 p.m. The next night will start the set up of the exhibit hall, with a clean-up day on Saturday, June 11. There will also be an open BBQ Contest on June 11, as well as a Tractor Maintenance Contest. If you enjoy dog shows, check out the 4-H dog show and agility contest on Saturday. Finally, the start of the 4-H Queen Pageant will take place with a public presentation at Trinity Park Church that Saturday at 3 p.m. The week of the fair (Monday, June 13 through the morning of Friday, June 17) will be open for project turn-in.
Friday, June 17
The 4-H Fair will be officially underway starting with the carnival and vendors opening at 5 p.m. on Friday and the Pet Parade at 5:30. An hour later, the Horse & Pony show will begin, followed by the 4-H Foods Auction in the Pioneer Building at 7 p.m. Friday night entertainment will begin at 8 p.m.
Saturday, June 18
Saturday morning will bring the Hancock County Pork Producers Show, as well as the next stage of the Horse & Pony Show. Prepare yourself for cuteness with the Baby Contest at 9 a.m. in the Pioneer Building, sponsored by our friends at Hancock Health and CGS. The carnival and commercial vendors will open at 3 p.m. on Saturday, and the 4-H Fair Parade will begin at 6 p.m. Elkridge with Tim Coffey will provide the Saturday night entertainment, along with the Mini 4-H Swine Show.
Sunday, June 19
Prepare for multiple animal shows on Sunday, including the Rabbit, Swine and Llama shows. You can also get your animal fix at the Petting Zoo with pony rides, opening at 10 a.m. every day of the fair through Friday. A worship service will be held at 10:30 a.m., the carnival will open at 3 p.m. and the Sunday evening entertainment will be provided by Nebo Ridge.
Monday, June 20
Monday will bring us more animal shows, including Poultry, Dairy and Pocket Pets. The Petting Zoo will be open again on Monday, along with a Silly Safari show at 11 a.m. A variety/magic show called “On the Edge of Illusion” will be held multiple times throughout the afternoon (noon, 1:30 p.m., 3 p.m., 4:30 p.m.) and a 4-H Fashion Revue will take place at 8 p.m. The carnival will open at 2 p.m. on Monday and commercial vendors will open at 5 p.m.
Tuesday, June 21
The main animal show on Tuesday will be the Beef Show, along with a Companion pet show in the evening. The carnival and vendors will open at the same time Tuesday (5 p.m.), and a Youth Pedal Pull will be held at 7 p.m. in the 4-H Bowl.
Wednesday, June 22
Wednesday will offer another big day for animal shows, including Sheep, Ewes, Market Lambs, Cats, Llamas, as well as a Llama and Alpaca Fun Night and a display of horses from the 4-H Horse & Pony Club. Two more Silly Safari shows will take place on Wednesday, at 6 and 7:30 p.m. and our Wednesday night entertainment will be provided by Cumberland Gap.
Thursday, June 23
Multiple classes of Goat shows will take place on Thursday, along with the Llama Obstacle Course at 6 p.m. and Supreme Showmanship at 8 p.m. Before Supreme Showmanship, an Awards Program will be held in the 4-H Bowl at 6 p.m. with honors given for the 4-H Parade, 10-year 4-H members, scholarships, herdsman and more. Jennifer Mlott and Breanna Faith will perform for the Thursday night entertainment at 7 p.m. in the Pioneer Building.
Friday, June 24
The final day of the fair on Friday will include the Dairy Goat Show and Llama & Alpaca Showmanship, and the last of the animals and 4-H projects on exhibit will be released. The big conclusion of the fair is the 4-H Livestock Auction, taking place at 6 p.m. The final night’s entertainment will be a double feature at 7 p.m., with Hearts Ablaze clogging studio performing in the Pioneer Building and the Scott Dickson & Company band playing in the 4-H Bowl until 10 p.m.
If you have any questions about events at the 2022 4-H Fair, you can contact the Hancock County 4-H Agricultural Association online or via their Facebook page.