Chairpersons: Michelle Hulshof (905-505-6095)
Ashley Beckett (905) 476-2193

The primary purpose of the 4-H Program is the Personal Development of Youth.

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4-H Wants You!

If you are between the ages of 9-21 you can join 4-H regard-less of whether you live in town or in the country. You will belong to a club that focuses on a specific project and meets approximately 6 times a year.

Clubs in York Region include: Livestock clubs such as Dairy, Beef, Rabbit and Poultry; Fun & Leisure clubs which involve Woodworking, Sewing and Crafts; Food clubs such as Baking and Farm Machinery clubs which focus on Plowing and Farm Safety. Topics for new clubs could include leadership, environment, conservation and outdoor activities. For more information about the 4-H program in York Region please contact Heather McKeown at 4hyork@gmail.com. For general information on 4-H please visit the Ontario 4-H website at www.4-hontario.ca. Before entering this Section, please refer to the General Rules and Regulations as well as the following:

 

Additional Rules:

  1. All entrants must be a registered 4-H member!
  2. Entries must be made by sending a Markham Fair 4-H entry form to the Markham Fair by September 13th, 2018 at 8 p.m. (excluding Section 56, entries made day of show).
  3. No entry fee is required for 4-H classes only, but there will be a $2.00 late charge on all entries received after September 13th, 2018. Entries received on September 26th or later will be charged a $10.00 late charge. P.I.S. forms must accompany all Dairy and Beef entry forms. All P.I.S. forms must be date-stamped June 1, 2018 or earlier by the Provincial Coordinator.
  4. No animals are to leave the barn before 5:00 p.m. on show day.
  5. Someone must be with the animals at all times.
  6. No Entry can be used from previous years

Harvey Brown Memorial 4-H Award:

The late Harvey Brown was well known for his interest in youth activities, especially those occurring at the Markham Fair. In recognition of his support of 4-H activities over the years, the York Region 4-H Association will sponsor the Harvey Brown Memorial 4-H Award which started in 2005. The recipient of this annual award must be a registered 4-H member in York Region and will receive a small keeper plaque, with his/her name engraved on a larger perpetual plaque which will be on display at Markham Fair. The presentation of the award will be made at the November York Region 4-H Awards and recognition night. The recipient of this award will be determined based on participation in 4-H events that are published in the Markham Fair Prize List as official 4-H events. These include any of the 4-H livestock shows (club and interclub) as well as any entries in the 4-H General Exhibits. A point system will be determined based on # of entries in these official 4-H events as well as the individuals placing in each of the 4-H events entered.

Section 54 :
Exhibits

Entries to be set up on Tuesday, September 25th, 2018 between 5:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. and removed on Sunday, September 30th, 2018, between 6:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

Prize Money – Class #1:

1st – $30.00; 2nd – $25.00; 3rd – $20.00; 4th – $15.00;
5th – $10.00

Class:

  1. 4-H Club Displays: Open to all 4-H Clubs in York that participated in a 4-H project during the Fall of 2017 or during the 2018 year.
  • Exhibits shall be based on an educational aspect of the 4-H project and prepared by club members or youth leaders.
  • Exhibits shall be displayed on a table and shall be no more than 3’ wide.
  • All exhibits will be judged by scorecards on the
    following basis:
    General Appearance …………………………………………………20
    Power to attract attention………………………………………..25
    Message …………………………………………………………………….25
    Unity in presenting message …………………………………….15
    Quality of materials ………………………………………………….15

Total 100

Prize Money – Classes #2-7:

1st – $20.00; 2nd – $18.00; 3rd – $16.00; 4th – $14.00; 5th – $12.00; 6th – $10.00. All other worthy entries: $5.00.

Class:

  1. Pumpking Carving Safety: Create a 12” by 12” scrapbook page showcasing Halloween pumpkin carving tips for children. Scrapbook pages must have: Title, captions, written safety rules, carving images and or objects, and be neatly and creatively presented on their scrapbook page Scrapbook page must be protected by a plastic sleeve.. .
  2. Needlecraft: Sew a throw pillow. The dimensions of the pillow are to be 12” to 14” wide. Judging to be based on neatness of sewing of the seems, creativity and design
  3. Photography: Submit a series of three 5×7 colour images sunrises or sunsets from across Canada. The photographs must have been taken by the exhibitor during 2018. Captions must be underneath the photo to describe the picture. Photographs are to be 5”x7” colour prints, mounted on a half piece of black bristol board. The tag must be on the bottom right hand corner.
  4. Woodworking Member are to create a hand carved spoon/utensil carved from basswood that is approximately 10” long. Judging will be based on Design: proper portions, balance and form, creativity and added detail. As well as Craftsmanship: execution of detail, cleanliness of finish (clean lines, attention to detail, no rough or fuzzy areas).
  5. Baking: Members will make Shortbread cookies from the recipe below. There should be three small cookies placed on a small paper plate and placed in a Ziploc bag. Cookies will be judged based on appearance, taste and texture.Ingredients:
  • 2 cups of butter
  • ½ cup of corn starch
  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • 3 cups cake and pastry flour

Directions:

  • Cream butter, add icing sugar and whip with a mixer until mixture is like whipping cream.
  • Add flour and corn starch. Whip mixture until fluffy.
  • Drop mixture from teaspoon onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten with a flour dipped fork (so it wont stick).
  • Bake at 300 – 325 degrees F. for about 20 minutes or until lightly browned.
  1. 4-H Cloverbuds: (Open to all pre 4-H members 6-9 years old) Create a bird feeder made from antique or modern teacups and saucers. Judging to be based on functionality and creativity.

Awards:

John Pike Memorial – (Class #7)

Timber Creek Golf – (Class #2)

Section 55:
Markham Dairy

Markham 4-H Dairy Club

Leaders: Brad Hulshof, Lieke Hulshof, Sarah Kellington, Judi Francis.

Show: Thursday, September 27th, 2018 at 11:00 a.m.

Judge: TBA

Prize Money Classes #1-3: $10 for each worthy entry.

Class:

  1. Jr. Showmanship – 4-H members 9-14 yrs. old before January 1st, 2018
  2. Intermediate Showmanship – 4-H members 15-17 yrs. old before January 1st, 2018
  3. Sr. Showmanship – 4-H members 18-21 yrs. old before
    January 1st, 2018
  4. Grand Champion Showmanship

Calf Classes:

  1. Junior Heifer – Calves (March 1, 2018 & younger)
  2. Intermediate Heifer (December 1, 2017 – February 28, 2018)
  3. Senior Heifer Calves (September 1, 2017 – November 30, 2017)
  4. Summer Yearling Calves (June 1, 2017 – August 31, 2017)
  5. Junior Yearling Calves (March 1, 2017 – May 31, 2017)
  6. Grand Champion Calf

Awards:

Hulshof Family – Grand Champion Showman.

On The Hill Farms – Grand Champion 4-H calf.

Alliston Feed Service Ltd. – To the most improved
member.

Section 56: 4-H Member and Calf Costume Contest

Note: Showmen to register and sign a liability waiver prior to 1:00 p.m. at ringside, the day of the show only.

Show: Thursday, September 27th, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. or following the Open Dairy show.

(Ribbon Classes Only)

Class:

1. 4-H Member and Calf Costume Contest.

You’re invited to dress up your 4H calf and yourself and enter into our Costume Contest. Can your calf wear pants, fairy wings, or a funny hat? Can she be “Super Calf” with a cape or can she be a bride dressed in a gown and veil? You dress to match or complement.

Competition begins at 4:00 pm after the Open Dairy Show. Judging to be based on creativity, amount of details and effort and ability to match or complement each other.

Let’s be creative and have some fun too!

(Ribbon Classes Only)

Section 57:
York Beef

York 4-H Beef Club

Leader: T.B.A.

Show: Saturday, September 29th, 2018 at 11:00 a.m.

Prize Money Classes #1-2: $10 for each worthy entry

Showing order of Beef Calves:
Class:

  1. Junior Showmanship – 4-H members 9-12 yrs. old before January 1st, 2018
  2. Senior Showmanship – 4-H members 15-21 yrs. old before January 1st, 2018
  3. Grand Champion Showmanship
  4. Junior Heifer (January 1st, 2018 – March 31, 2018)
  5. Senior Heifer (January 1, 2017 – December 31, 2017)
  6. Grand Champion Heifer
  7. Market Animal – Market Condition by Achievement Day

 

Section 58:
York Rabbit

York 4-H Rabbit Club

Leader: Barb Aabo

Show: Sunday, September 30th, 2018, at 10 a.m.
– Livestock Arena

Prize Money Classes #1 & #3 $10 for all worthy entries

Class:

  1. Junior Showmanship – 4-H member 9 -14 yrs old before January 1st, 2018.
  2. Intermediate Showmanship– 4-H member 12-15 yrs old before January 1st, 2018
  3. Senior Showmanship – 4-H member 16-21 yrs old before January 1st, 2018
  4. Grand Champion Showmanship
  5. Rabbit Confirmation – Market
  6. Rabbit Confirmation – Fancy
  7. Grand Champion Rabbit.

4-H Calf Interclub Shows

Please read the following instructions carefully:

  1. Entries must be made by sending a Markham Fair 4-H entry form by September 13th, 2018 at 8 p.m.
  2. Entries to be sent to Markham Fair, 10801 McCowan Road, Markham, Ontario L3P 3J3.
  3. Open to 4-H members in York and surrounding counties/regions.
  4. 4-H members must show their own 4-H calf.
  5. No entry fee is required for 4-H classes only, but there will be a $2.00 late charge on all entries received after September 13th, 2018. Entries received on September 26th, 2018 or later will be charged a $10.00 late charge.
  6. Please provide a copy of animal registration form as proof of animal. m. on show day.
  7. No animals are to leave the barn before 5:00 p.m. on show day.
  8. Please refer to Section 23 – Holstein Cattle – for the Open Dairy Show.
  9. Someone must be with the animals at all times.
  10. CFIA TAGs: Please be aware that all livestock must arrive with CFIA tags, they are to be tagged before they leave the farm. Should they arrive without tags, and the inspectors discover this, you are putting yourself at risk of a $1,300 fine, as well as a $1300 fine for the trucker and another $1,300 fine for the Markham Fair. The Markham Fair will refuse any animals that are not tagged.

Section 60:
Interclub Dairy

Show: Thursday, September 27th, 2018 at 1:00 p.m.

Prize Money:

1st – $25.00; 2nd – $20.00; 3rd – $15.00; 4th – $13.00;
5th – $12.00 All other worthy entries: $10.00.

Showmanship Classes:

  1. Novice – 4-H members 9-11 yrs. old
    before January 1st, 2018
  2. Junior – 4-H members 12-14 yrs. old
    before January 1st, 2018
  3. Intermediate – 4-H members 15-17 yrs. old
    before January 1st, 2018
  4. Senior – 4-H members 18-21 yrs. old
    before January 1st, 2018
  5. 4-H Grand Champion Showmanship (Ribbon only)

For Dairy Calf Classes please see Section 23 Open Dairy Show and please complete a livestock regist

ration form.

 

Section 61: Beef

4-H Beef Interclub Show

Show: Saturday, September 29th, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.

Prize Money:

1st – $25.00; 2nd – $20.00; 3rd – $15.00; 4th – $13.00;
5th – $12.00. All other worthy entries: $10.00.

Showmanship Classes:

  1. Junior – 4-H members 9-14 yrs. old before
    January 1st, 2018
  2. Senior – 4-H members 15-21 yrs. old
    before January 1st, 2018
  3. Grand Champion Showmanship (Ribbon only)

Beef Calf Classes:

  1. Junior Heifer (January 1st, 2018 – March 31, 2018)
  2. Senior Heifer (January 1, 2017 – December 31, 2018)
  3. Champion Heifer (Ribbon only)
  4. Market Animal – Market Condition by Achievement Day