2021 4-H Booth Contest Rules
Set up times: Clubs can set up their booth beginning Monday, August 30th. The building will be open the following times for set up:
- Monday, August 30 – 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
- Tuesday, August 31 – 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
- Wednesday, September 1 – 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
- Thursday, September 2 – 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
- Friday, September 3 – 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
- Sunday, September 5 – 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
- Monday, September 6 (Labor Day) – 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
ALL projects must be in place by 5 p.m. on Labor Day.
Tear Down: Booths will be released to tear down on Sunday, September 12th at 7:00 p.m. No projects can be removed prior to that time. Clubs must remove all projects, decorations, and staples by 12:00 noon on Monday, September 13. All items left after that time will be discarded.
- Clubs will be assigned a booth space based on the number of members and number of non-livestock projects. Clubs with more projects will be assigned larger booths. Clubs may NOT request a specific booth space.
- Clubs will select their own theme. Themes should be creative, original, and appropriate for 4-H. The theme should attract attention and draw people to your booth.
- The club display roster (tan colored paper in fair booth packet) must be turned directly into the 4-H Educator by an advisor. Rosters must be turned in no later than 5:00 p.m. on Labor Day. Clubs that fail to meet this deadline are ineligible for the contest and members may not receive premium money.
- Both contest awards will include Champion, Reserve Champion, and Honorable Mention.
- Youth in a club that does not request a both can display their projects in the county-wide booth to be eligible for a wristband and premium, but the county-wide booth is not eligible for the booth contest.
- Booths will be judged by a non-disclosed judge who is from outside of Hardin County based on the following guidelines:
- Non-livestock displays should be original work created during the course of the project. This could be a poster or something made as part of the project.
- Project books are NOT acceptable displays
- Each member should have their own work represented. Do not use a single display to showcase all members of a specific project area. Example: for food projects, each member should display their portfolio. A single place setting with everyone’s name on it is NOT acceptable.
- Names and project title should be clearly labeled on each project.
- Ribbons should be displayed neatly with each project.
- No real food may be used for displays or decorations
- No firearms, bows, arrows, or ammunition should be used as displays for shooting projects or decorations. Photographs of such items are acceptable.
- No live animals or plants that require daily maintenance may be used for displays or decorations.
- Fair booths are not under constant surveillance, so be cautious of putting valuable items in your booth.
- The club name, theme, and 4-H clover should be used and easily recognized.
- Staples are permitted but must be removed during tear down.
- No permanent changes to booth structure may be made.
- No spray painting is to be done on fairgrounds.
- No additional lighting may be used. Each booth is provided overhead lighting and permanent spotlights. o.
- Avoid using high flammable decorations (bedding, shavings, excessive crepe paper, etc.)
- The 4-H Educator has the authority to have items removed from your both if they are deemed inappropriate or hazardous.