MIDDLETOWN, N.Y. — Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County’s 4-H Youth Development Program will be hosting Animal Shows during the weekend of our 2021 Agriculture & Family Festival for any youth ages 9-21 in Orange County to enter. Premiums will be awarded in accordance with the judging qualifications.
“We are excited to be able to host open Animal Shows this year at our Education Center & 4-H Park and encourage all eligible youth to participate. This experience will provide them with valuable skill-building through public speaking and demonstrating knowledge and expertise of their animals” said Malinda Ware, Orange County 4-H Program Leader.
The Animal Show Categories will include Dog, Dairy, Beef, Horse, Swine Sheep, Dairy Goat, Meat Goat, Rabbit, and Poultry.
To enter an Animal Show, youth must follow all rules including the health requirements for animals participating. Each Show will take place at the Education Center & 4-H Park located at 300 Finchville Turnpike in Otisville, N.Y. Full details, rules, and guidance may be found at www.CCEOrangeCounty.org/events/.
The schedule for all Animal Shows (tentative based upon registrations) will be as follows:
Friday, July 9th
- Dog Show – 3:00 P.M.
- Dairy/Beef Clinic – 7:00 P.M.
Saturday, July 10th
- Horse Show – All day
- Meat/Dairy Goat Show – 2:00 P.M.
- Swine Show – 5:30 P.M.
- Sheep Show – 7:00 P.M.
Sunday, July 11th
- Horse Show – All Day
- Rabbit Show or Clinic – 9:00 A.M.
- Poultry Show – 10:00 A.M.
All Animal Shows are free to enter, and pre-registration is required. Please find the forms and registration link online at www.CCEOrangeCounty.org/events. The deadline to register is Friday, June 25th.
In addition, CCE Orange County is holding their 2021 Ag & Family Festival which is open to the public on Sunday, July 11th from 10:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M. Families will be able to visit farm animals, join in activities, view 4-H projects and displays, learn about CCE Orange County, enjoy milkshakes and more!
Cornell Cooperative Extension and its partnerships provide programs for Orange County residents on youth and family development; nutrition, health, and food safety; community and economic vitality; and agricultural sustainability through Cornell based research. Committed to Orange County, we design programs to meet local needs to enable people to improve their lives and communities. For more information call Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County at 845-344-1234 or visit our website at www.cceorangecounty.org.
–Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County
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