Oneida County and NYS Fair

Oneida County Fair

For one week each summer, 4-H youth in Oneida County have an opportunity to share and showcase the projects they've been working on at the Boonville-Oneida County Fair. The public is invited to come and watch our 4-H youth at the fair as they:

  • Display what they have learned
  • Learn & Apply research based subject matter
  • Receive recognition
  • Promote public awareness of the Oneida County 4-H Youth Development Program

Important Exhibitor Information

**Please note that 4-H Members must complete 6 hours of Community Service prior to July 1st in order to exhibit an animal or project at the County Fair.

New York State Fair

The Great New York State Fair is an annual 13 day showcase of agriculture, entertainment, education and technology. With midway rides, concessionaires, exhibits and concerts, it has become New York’s largest annual event and an end-of-summer tradition for hundreds of thousands of families from all corners of the state. The first fair took place in Syracuse in 1841 and took permanent residence there in 1890 It is the oldest and one of the largest State Fairs in the United States: located on 375 acres; with approximately one million visitors annually, it is ranked third behind Minnesota and Texas.

The emphasis for Cornell Cooperative Extension’s 4-H youth Development involvement at the State Fair is to provide youth 8-19 years of age with opportunities to:

  • Be recognized for their accomplishments; display what they have learned; learn and recognize standards for quality project work; receive recognition for a job well done
  • Serve as a showcase for the public to observe a wide variety of 4-H projects in action
  • Present an accurate, contemporary image of 4-H as a relevant, year-round non-formal educational program for youth of all backgrounds and interests
  • Attract youth and adults to become involved in the 4-H program
  • Provide free family fun
  • Promote public awareness of the 4-H program through a showcase of 4-H Youth in Action, as well as Exhibits of 4-H projects work

Last updated October 10, 2019