Many Larimer County 4-H Members choose to exhibit their project(s) at the Larimer County Fair.  Participation in the county fair can build skills like:

  • Interviewing & presentation
  • Goal setting
  • Responsibility
  • Time management

How to view 4-H Exhibits at the Larimer County Fair 

General & Family Consumer Science Projects:

Visit the Thomas M McKee 4-H, Youth and Community Building to view General and Family Consumer Science Project displays. It's free and open to the public. 

  • 2024 Schedule:
    • Friday, August 2nd, 4pm - 8pm
    • Saturday, August 3rd, 10am - 8pm
    • Sunday, August 4th, 10am - 8pm
    • Monday, August 5th, 2pm - 8pm
    • Tuesday, August 6th, 2pm - 8pm

You'll see items made by Larimer County 4-H Members age 5-18, including:

  • Clothing
  • Woodworking
  • Quilts
  • Decorated Cakes
  • Model Rockets
  • Photographs
  • Home Decor Items
  • and more!

Livestock & Animal Projects

Larimer County 4-H Livestock & animal projects can be viewed through one of many shows. Shows are held in the:

  • 4-H & Community Arena
  • MAC Equipment Indoor Arena
  • Ranch Warmup Arena
  • MAC Equipment Livestock Pavilion - West
  • First National Bank Exhibition Hall

Events start July 19th and end August 6th. For a full schedule, please visit the Larimer County Fair website and click, "2024 4-H Exhibitor Schedule."

All projects have specific requirements to exhibit at the Larimer County Fair.  The exhibit requirements are listed in the "premium book."  

You can find a schedule of events, the premium book, and more details at The Larimer County Fair's website. The premium book is released each spring. 

The 4-H Premium Book:

The Larimer County Fair has three premium books for 4-H:

  • 4-H Livestock Premium Book
  • 4-H General and Family Consumer Sciences Premium Book
    • Exhibit requirements match the Colorado State Fair 4-H Exhibit Requirements for General and Consumer Sciences Divisions.
  • 4-H Dog Premium Book

To find your exhibit requirements, start by finding your project. From there, look for the unit or level you are enrolled in. The exhibit requirements will be based on your unit. Please read the display requirements carefully. 

You may see multiple "classes" in each unit. Your class is based on your age:

  • "Jr." stands for "junior" and is for 4-H members 8-10 years old
  • "Int." stands for "intermediate" and is for 4-H members 11-13 years old
  • "Sr." stands for "senior" and is for 4-H members 14-18 years old

If you have any questions, reach out to your club leader.

View the 2024 Colorado State Fair 4-H Exhibit Requirements for General and Consumer Sciences Divisions. 

This recorded webinar is from 2021. The Ranch administers fair entries. We provide this information to help 4-H members seeking to take part in the Larimer County Fair.


We encourage all 4-H members to participate in Interview Judging Day!

Date: Tuesday, July 30th, 2024
Time: By appointment
Location: McKee 4-H & Community Building

Please note: You must register for an Interview Judging time slot separately from registering your project/exhibit for County Fair in Fair Entry. Please write down your time slot at the time you select it. Your confirmation email will not include the time of your interview. 

What is Interview Judging Day?

An opportunity for 4-H members to practice interview skills and build confidence. Members will sit down with a judge knowledgeable in their project area and discuss their project, record book, and what they learned throughout the year in the project.

What is the process to participate in Interview Judging Day?

  • When registering for Larimer County Fair, sign up for an interview judging time slot. Make sure to write your time slot down!
  • Make sure to complete your e-record (also known as a record book) before interview judging day. Ask your club leader if you have questions.
  • On Interview Judging Day, bring your final project/display board and e-record. 

What happens after Interview Judging Day is complete?

The judge will evaluate all submitted projects and decide on placings. Projects are then exhibited for the public in the McKee Building during the Larimer County Fair. Eligible members will have the opportunity to compete at the State Fair based on placement.

Do all 4-H Members have to participate?

4-H members are not required to participate but are highly encouraged to. It is a valuable opportunity for youth to:

  • Share the results of their efforts throughout the year
  • Practice their interviewing skills
  • Have their work evaluated
  • Show off their work to the public. 

There are a few deadlines to be aware of: 

4-H Enrollment Deadline:

Youth must enroll in 4-H by March 1st, 2024 to be eligible to enter their 4-H project in the 2024 Larimer County Fair. 

Project-Specific Deadlines:

Some projects have special deadlines to take part in the Larimer County Fair. Please attend your club meetings, project meetings, look at project pages, and read the Clover Connection Newsletter to get updates. 

Fair Entry Deadline:

In early summer 2024, you will need to enter your projects into the Larimer County Fair. The Ranch is in charge of fair entry. For questions or concerns, please call The Ranch at 970-619-4009.

Camping is available on the fairgrounds during the Larimer County Fair.  Learn more.

Non-Discrimination Statement

Colorado State University Extension is an equal opportunity provider. Colorado State University does not discriminate on the basis of disability and is committed to providing reasonable accommodations. CSU’s Office of Engagement and Extension ensures meaningful access and equal opportunities to participate to individuals whose first language is not English. Colorado State University Extension es un proveedor que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades.

Colorado State University no discrimina por motivos de discapacidad y se compromete a proporcionar adaptaciones razonables. Office of Engagement and Extension de CSU garantiza acceso significativo e igualdad de oportunidades para participar a las personas quienes su primer idioma no es el inglés.

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