Worcester County 4-H Fair

115 Old Coldbrook Road
Barre, MA 01005

This year we are celebrating our 71st fair. The fair began officially in 1949. The year before the fair was founded there was a small cattle show with about a dozen children. The following year, cooking, canning, flowers, vegetables and sewing were also displayed. The fair grew in popularity and soon became a major event for 4-H members from all over Central Massachusetts.

Over the years, the fair has grown and changed. As people's lives have changed, so have the 4-H members' projects. We still have many of the original types of exhibits such as dairy cows, but you also see many other types of projects such as photography, crafts, woodworking and many of the smaller animals such as rabbits and chickens that do not require as much land to keep a project. We have since added technology classes.

The 4-H Fair would not happen without the dedication of our volunteers, both youth and adult. They work tirelessly to organize and implement the fair each year and we appreciate all of their hard work.

We dedicate the fair to all of the 4-H volunteers, members, and friends of 4-H who have been a part of the fair and the 4-H Program, helping to "Make the Best Better!" We look forward to the future generations of 4-H families who will be able to share new adventures in 4-H and at future fairs.

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