Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Deep Fried at the State Fair

Check out this great story about our NC 4-H'ers. Below is the link on the website.

The 4-Her's are preparing for the upcoming State Fair
Thanks to Shannon McCollum

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Science Fair Workshop

You must register with the Extension Office by Wednesday 9/14 , 5 pm to attend the Science Fair Workshop. To register please call the office at (336) 372-5597 or e-mail If you send and e-mail please include names and ages of participants.

Monday, September 12, 2011

NC State Fair

The NC State Fair is fast approaching and there are lots of opportunities that 4-H’ers can participate in at the State Fair.

You can view the premium book online at:

For the Entry Deadlines - please refer to the Deadlines listed under each section. You must register online by September 23 this year. This is for everything so don’t miss this opportunity.

4-H Division IV - 4-H Competitions

Please note that items must be brought to the State Fair – Educational Building by Monday NOON this year. This is a new time frame. We will be judging Tuesday October 11 beginning at 8:30 so we must have all items by NOON on Monday in order to organize them for judging. It would be very helpful for us if you can bring them as early as possible. We open on Wednesday October 5th at 8:00 am. So please don’t wait til the last minute to bring them. We are even open on the weekend. Once we open on October 5th – we stay open for entry drop off October 5 – October 10th at NOON.

Listed are:

4-H Crafts

4-H Decorated Cakes

4-H Photography

4-H Entomology

4-H Hay Bale Decorating ( 1 per county)

September Clover News

The September edition of the Alleghany Clover News is now available.  Click here to view.

**Note - there is one correction - The 4-H Junior Day in Rowan County will be held on Sat. November 5th.  You must register by October 28th.**

Ashe 4-H Target Shooting Club

The next Ashe 4-H Target Shooting club meeting will be September 26th at the Wildlife Club in Laurel Springs at 6 pm.

The address for the club is 3250 Big Peak Creek Rd., Laurel Springs, NC.

Alleghany 4-Her's are invited to attend.

For more information contact the Extension Office.

Rowan County Open Horse Show

Rowan County Open Horse Show will be held October 15, 2011

English, Western & Gaited Divisions

(High Points for each Division and Class Category)

Riders of All Ages
Open to the public - 4-H membership not required to participate

Ellis Park Event Center

Start time: 9 AM
Gates open at 8 AM

Costs: $5 per class or $45 for 10 or more classes

Spectators: FREE

For more information contact:

Pam Hipp (704) 278-3253;
Joey Bullock (704) 638-0827;
or Sara Drake at Rowan County Cooperative Extension
at (704) 216-8970

Burke County Fair : Open Horse Show

The Burke County Fair will be holding an Open Horse Show on Saturday Oct. 15th at the Burke County Fairgrounds.

Show registration will begin at 10 a.m. and the show will start at 1 p.m. The show will take place during the fair so their will be plenty of concessions available.

All proceeds from this show benefit Burke County 4-H. This show is open to all ages and all NC residents.

More information and entry forms can be found at the Burke County Fair website.