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4-H State Fair

All 4-H State Fair Content

young male 4-H member showing a hereford heifer

Competitions & State Fair

4-H members showcase their knowledge and skills during county and state competitions.

two young males with their show goats at a competition

State Fair

View schedules, resources and results for the 2022 South Dakota State Fair taking place Sept. 1–5 in Huron, South Dakota.

4-H ribbons and awards stacked on a table.
Jul 19

4-H County Achievement Days and County Fair Schedule

SDSU Extension's South Dakota 4-H program will be hosting county fairs and achievement days across South Dakota beginning in July 2022.

young male 4-H member showing a hereford heifer

State Fair Results & Recognition

View results, recognition and photos from 4-H competitions at the annual South Dakota State Fair in Huron, South Dakota.

two young males with their show goats at a competition

4-H Youth Experience in Animal Projects – Purposes

4-H Youth Development must place an importance on developing “youth experience” versus “contest participation and competition."

4-H member Olivia Miller discussing her mental health presentation with South Dakota 4-H Program Director Tim Tanner.

South Dakota 4-H’ers Step Up to End Mental Health Stigma

November 12, 2021

Hailey Stuck, Allison Fischer and Olivia Miller have certainly done their part in raising mental health awareness across the state over the last year, as each received a purple ribbon for their Mastery Showcase exhibits at the 2021 State Fair.

Series of trophies on display at a 4-H contest.

South Dakota 4-H Missed Deadline Agreement

Form for missed deadlines for State 4-H Events

A series of swine pens at a state fair.

5 Things Hog Producers Should Know: Flu at Swine Exhibitions 

Every year, thousands of youth across the country raise pigs and show them off at local exhibitions and county and state fairs. These experiences allow young people to learn about animal care and management, and also allow the public the rare opportunity to observe pig care and behavior.