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Delaware County 4-H Fair

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 395 Bishop Hollow Rd Newtown Square PA 19073  See map

Free!

Rain or Shine

Fun activities for the whole family:

Pony rides, Watermelon Seed Spitting Contest,

Animal Shows, Hula Hoop Contest, Rocket Launch, Silent Auction,

Livestock Auction, Used Book Sale, Refreshments available for purchase

Schedule of events:

Friday, August 10
 
1:00 p.m............ Horse Show begins – Horse Ring
6:00 p.m............ Indoor Ring:  Opening Ceremony
......................... 4-H Showmanship – Sheep, Hogs and Dairy
......................... Silent Auction opens – Meeting Room
......................... Used Book Sale opens – Lawn
 
Saturday, August 11
 
9:00 a.m............ Market Hog Show – Indoor Ring
......................... Silent Auction reopens – Meeting Room
......................... Used Book Sale reopens – Lawn
10:00 a.m.......... Pony Rides begin – Horse Ring
10:30 a.m.......... Sheep Show – Indoor Ring
11:00 a.m.......... Hula Hoop Contest – Lawn
12:00 p.m.......... Watermelon Seed Spitting Contest - Lawn
1:00 p.m............ Silent Auction and Book Sale Close
......................... Rocket Launch – Lawn
2:00 p.m............ Livestock Auction – Indoor Ring
......................... Pony Rides end
3:30 p.m............ Premiums distributed to 4-H members
4:00 p.m............ Fair Closes; Exhibits removed

Quality Meat Available at 4-H Auction and Pre-Sale
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Plan now to buy a high quality, grain-fed pork or lamb at the annual Delaware County 4-H Summer Fair Livestock Auction at 2:00 PM Saturday afternoon, August 11 at the 4-H Farm and Educational Center in Newtown Square.  Families are encouraged to participate in the auction. It’s a wonderful opportunity to purchase hand-raised pork or lamb and to support Delaware County 4-H.  4-H volunteers will arrange for your animal to be transported to the USDA licensed butcher. Buyers complete a “cutting order” specifying the cuts and packaging for their meat, then pick up the frozen, packaged meat from the butcher later in the month. 

(Butchering, packaging and freezing is additional:  $75 per lamb; $140 per hog; additional charge if the hog is over 300 pounds). To purchase an animal at the auction, buyers must pre-register just before the sale; they will be issued a buyer number upon providing proper identification.  You can also arrange to purchase a lamb or hog prior to the auction, for the set price of $295 and $360 respectively.  For a purchase form click here.  Pre-sale orders will be accepted until August 1.

4-H members at the 4-H Farm and Educational Center in Newtown Square raise the market animals. The 4-H Livestock Projects give suburban youth the opportunity to have hands on experience at a working farm. By cooperatively raising sheep and pigs, members learn what it takes to produce the meat they see for sale in supermarkets.  At the culmination of the market animal project, members offer hogs and sheep for sale to people who are interested in putting high quality, grain fed meat in their freezer.

Open Vegetable Show

Vegetable Classes
1. Large Vegetables: One of a kind (such as winter squash, pumpkins, cabbage, broccoli, etc.)
2. Medium Vegetables: Three of one variety (such as beets, tomatoes, corn, onions, carrots, peppers, potatoes, summer squash etc.)
3. Small Vegetables: Six of one variety (such as beans, peas, Brussels sprouts, radishes, etc.)
4. Garden Basket: Four to eight types of vegetables in a basket, grown by the same exhibitor.
5.  Nature’s “Mistakes:”  Exhibit your largest or most unusual vegetable.
 
Merit ribbons will be awarded. One Champion and one Reserve Champion will be awarded to any class with three or more entries, depending on quality of exhibits.

Vegetable Guidelines
1. Entries will be accepted from adults and youth not enrolled in the 4-H Vegetable project.
2. Exhibit entries accepted Thursday, August 9 from 3:00 – 7:30 p.m. only. Exhibits may be donated to the 4-H live auction, or removed at 4:00 p.m. Saturday, August 11.
3. Exhibitor must have grown the produce.
4. Each entry (other than Garden Basket) must be placed on a separate white paper plate with exhibitor’s name on the underside and a completed entry form under the plate. Entry forms will be available at check in.
5. All vegetables must be fresh (no preserved or processed entries)
6. Vegetables will be judged on:Trueness to type, Market quality, Freedom from disease, insect injury or waste


4-H Farm

395 Bishop Hollow Road

Newtown Square, PA

Details:  Call 610-690-2655, Or day of event only call 610-356-6210

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