Fair is a very busy time for Okaloosa County 4-H. There are just so many things to prepare for. Animals need baths, their hair and nails clipped. 4Hers are busy polishing off their skills in show and project delivery. It is the best time of year to come out and see all of what our kids have been working on all year long. 4-H youth have been raising farm animals that range from chickens and cows to other smaller animals such as rabbits and cavy. They have also been perfecting skills such as cooking, sewing, and even canning!

The best part of fair is its diversity of project areas. Local 4-H members are able to display anything from photography to robotics and show animals ranging from steer to turkeys. Throughout fair, youth will participate in competitions in which they will demonstrate their knowledge in animal science and showmanship techniques. We even have a dog show on Thursday night which includes some of the best dressed dogs around! It is a fun and eventful time. Okaloosa County Clubs will also have booths available to provide extra information about current offerings through 4-H in our area. Nightly demonstrations in the 4-H building are scheduled to give the public a small idea of what these amazing youth are learning throughout the year. So, mark your calendars and come visit us at the Northwest Florida Fair this year September 25th-30th at the Northwest Florida Fair Grounds in Ft Walton Beach Florida.

This year our fair is open to all Okaloosa, Walton, and Santa Rosa County 4-H members. If you are interested in participating in the Northwest Florida Fair, please contact the UF IFAS Okaloosa County Extension Office at 850-689-5850 or email me at graham.v@ufl.edu for registration information. All registration is due to this office by 4:30pm on September 15th, 2017. Premium booklets and registration forms are available on our website at http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/4hy/okaloosa-county-fair/.

The fair will be open Tuesday-Friday, September 25th-29th, from 5pm-10pm and Saturday, September 30th, from 2pm-10pm. For more information on the Northwest Florida Fair visit their website at http://www.nwffair.com/fair/index.htm.

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