University of Maryland Extension

Junior Fair Board

                           Junior Fair Board Responsibilities

A big part of 4-H is the Cecil County Fair, which is a lot of work but is also very fun and rewarding! Junior Fair Board members have an important role at the fair, before the events begin and after the events end.

  • Members help with accepting Home Art and Farm and Garden entries, at Livestock check in and at the shows. They plan and help lead special events including the “Cecil Celebrities Event”, 4-H awards ceremony, children’s day, pretty animal contest, senior day, recycling, and at other events.
  • Moreover, they coordinate educational displays in the barns and buildings promoting 4-H and Agriculture. Responsibilities start before the fair opens with members working with adult committees, organizing ribbons and trophies and assisting with set up and after the fair is over with clean up. 
  • Junior Fair Board members are expected to attend meetings in January, March, May, June, July, and October, and help with work sessions at the fairgrounds. In addition, members are to be positive role models as you are representing 4-H and the fair.
  • Members help establish rules and assist in carrying out the entire county Junior Fair program under the guidance of the Cecil County Fair Board and Cecil County Extension Office. The board is made up of 4-H youth. 

Members are selected for a one-year term and can reapply each year. Applicants must be between the ages of 14-20 as of January 1, 2021 and be a good standing member in the Cecil County 4-H program or a 4-H Alumni. Those out of 4-H must have a Cecil County Fair Board Director who is a committee chairperson to be your mentor. The mentor cannot be a direct relative.

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