2023 Boonville Fair Logo Cropped
2022 Boonville Fair
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2022 State Fair
2022 Boonville Fair
Image by Alex Harrington
2022 Boonville Fair
Image by Alex Harrington

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

Exhibit Hall Entry Forms

Dairy and Livestock Entry Forms 

REMINDER- All Dairy and Livestock Entries are DUE BY JUNE 15th, 2024 to the 4-H Office.

***Entry Forms are available in Fill-a-able Pdf when opened from a Computer and can be submitted through email to cch244@cornell.edu*** 

Equine Entry Forms

Horse Certificates and copies of the Coggin's and Rabies Certificates are DUE BY JUNE 1ST to the 4-H Office.  Deadline to enter the 4-H County Fair Horse Shows is JULY 1ST.  

English Day Entry Form

Western/Ranch Day Entry Form

Gymkhana Day Entry Form

Fair Stall Agreement 

Non-Ownership Lease Paperwork

Due By JUNE 1ST to the 4-H Office.

Traditional 4-Hers (age 8 -19) can lease TWO animals of a species as long as they currently DO NOT own an animal of that species. **NEW** Starting in 2020, the youth are able to show BOTH animals unlike in the past where they were allowed to lease two but only show one.

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

NYS Fair Youth Building 4-H Project Evaluation Sheet

Last updated May 6, 2024