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ITHACA, NY – 4-H members and volunteers all over Tompkins County are preparing to celebrate the 45th Anniversary of the 4-H Youth Fair at 4-H Acres, 418 Lower Creek Road, Ithaca this summer.  The public is invited to experience the animal shows, contests, view the project exhibits, enjoy great food and see youth leadership in action from July 28–30, 2016. 

Saturday, July 30 is Family Fun Day at the Fair complete with live animals, family friendly games, 4-H Olympics, a cake wheel, rabbit and dog shows, hay rides, Silent Auction, Auction for Kids, and a chicken BBQ.  Join us at the Fair – there is no admission and parking is free.  A full schedule of events can be found at

The Youth Fair also will feature a wall of pictures and news clippings from the past called “4-H Memories Last A Lifetime” with amazing items from 1932 until the present.

The mission of the Tompkins County and NYS 4-H program is to connect youth to hands-on learning opportunities that help them grow into competent, caring and contributing members of society.

(Featured photo by James Brooks on Flickr.)

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