Welcome to 4-H at the Fair!
4-H has been a part of the Champlain Valley Fair for many, many years. Members of 4-H clubs in Addison, Chittenden, Lamoille, Grand Isle and Franklin counties may exhibit at the fair. In addition to the 4-H horse show and 4-H dairy show, members exhibit their posters, photographs and tabletop exhibits and are there to present technology exhibits and action exhibits and participate in our Judging Jamboree. Don’t miss the 4-H stage presentations on the stage in the Ware building.
Donald Bixby Awards
These scholarships are given in memory of Donald Bixby, a long time director and enthusiastic benefactor of the Champlain Valley Fair, who was especially devoted to its young participants. The Directors of the Champlain Valley Exposition are awarding four scholarships this year to outstanding 4-H members within the five counties of the Champlain Valley Exposition. Each scholarship will be awarded to a 4-H member only one time.
Scholarships will be awarded, as follows:
- Three $300 scholarships awarded to a 4-Her accepted in any approved institution of higher learning.
- One $100 scholarship awarded to a 4-Her in grades 9-12 and beyond to help them further explore their career aspirations, by purchasing equipment (camera, sewing machine, etc.) or to attend a training that could lead to a career.
Applications may be obtained at your local Extension Office.Completed applications must be returned by May 15th, 2018 to The Champlain Valley Exposition
K. Stewart Gibson Awards
“Stew” Gibson was a Director of the Exposition for 25 years and is currently Director Emeritus. He was a University of Vermont Professor and Extension Dairyman as well as long time Superintendent of Cattle for the Exposition. Stew was a strong influence in teaching dairy cattle management and dairy cattle judging to Vermont and New England youth.
The eight awards, of $150 each, are presented to winners of the Vermont 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl and Dairy Judging competitions for the respective state teams that compete at regional and national meets. The awards are used to
partially pay expenses to participate in the National Dairy Quiz Bowl in Louisville, Kentucky and the National Dairy Judging Competition in Madison, Wisconsin.
I pledge my head to clearer thinking,My heart to greater loyalty,My hands to larger service,And my health to better living,For my club, my community,my country and my world.