Chair: 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 14th, 2017 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 14th, 2017. Entries received on September 27th 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, 2017 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 26th, 2017 between 5:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. and removed on Sunday, October 1st, 2017, 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 2016 or during the 2017 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. Artwork: Create a hand drawn postcard to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday. Maximum size of the invitation is 5 x 7, may use any size, shape, paper and decor, as long as it has a 4-H and Canada 150 theme. Postcard will be judged on creativity, use of space, and clarity of message. .
  2. Needlecraft: Sew an environmentally friendly cloth shopping bag. The dimensions of the bag are to be 14” wide and 16-17” long. Judging to be based on neatness of sewing and practicality of the bag.
  3. Photography: Submit a series of three 5×7 colour images of landscapes from across Canada. The photographs must have been taken by the exhibitor during 2017. Captions must be underneath the photo to describe where in Canada it was taken. 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.c
  4. Lavender Wreath Create a grapevine lavender wreath between 6” and 10” round. Judging will be based on creativity, colour, attention to detail within the wreath and securing the wreath. Members may use any natural materials that will enhance the wreath and add colour.
  5. Baking: Members will make Chocolate Marshmallow Fudge from the recipe below. There should be three small squares of fudge placed on a small paper plate and placed in a Ziploc bag. Fudge will be judged based on appearance, taste and texture.Ingredients:

• Vegetable oil, cooking spray

• 1 cup sugar

• ½ teaspoon of salt

• 3 tablespoons unsalted butter

• ½ cup of heavy cream

• 1 ¾ cups of mini marshmallows

• 1 ½ cups semisweet chocolate chips

• ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Directions:

1. Line a loaf pan with two sheets of waxed or parchment paper in a crisscross manner (one lengthwise, one crosswise) so ends overhang sides of pan; coat evenly with cooking spray.

2. In a heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium heat, cook sugar, salt, butter, cream, and marshmallows, stirring, until butter and marshmallows are almost melted, 5 to 6 minutes.

3. Bring mixture to a boil; cook, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Add chocolate chips and vanilla; stir until chips are melted. Pour mixture into lined pan.

4. Let fudge cool in the pan at room temperature, 3 hours. Use edges of paper to lift out fudge; place on cutting board, and remove paper. Cut into bars.

Adapted from Martha Stewart fool proof Holiday Fudge.

  1. Mascot: Create a 4-H Safety Mascot. The Mascot must represent at least three ways to be safe in an agricultural setting. Any materials may be used. Mascot must not exceed 2 feet tall and must be able to sit or stand on its own. The mascots will be judged based on creativity, promotion of safety in agriculture, and durability.

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.

Show: Thursday, September 28th, 2017 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 1, 2017
  2. Intermediate Showmanship – 4-H members 15-17 yrs. old before January 1, 2017
  3. Sr. Showmanship – 4-H members 18-21 yrs. old before
    January 1, 2017
  4. Grand Champion Showmanship

Calf Classes:

  1. Junior Heifer – Calves (March 1, 2017 & younger)
  2. Intermediate Heifer (December 1, 2016 – February 28, 2017)
  3. Senior Heifer Calves (September 1, 2016 – November 30, 2016)
  4. Summer Yearling Calves (June 1, 2016 – August 31, 2016)
  5. Junior Yearling Calves (March 1, 2016 – May 31, 2016)
  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 28th, 2017 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)
York Bee

Section 57
York Beef

York 4-H Beef Club

Show: Saturday, September 30th, 2017 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 1, 2017
  2. Senior Showmanship – 4-H members 15-21 yrs. old before January 1, 2017
  3. Grand Champion Showmanship
  4. Junior Heifer (January 1, 2017 – March 31, 2017)
  5. Senior Heifer (January 1, 2016 – December 31, 2016)
  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, October 1st, 2017, at 10 a.m.
– Livestock Arena

Prize Money Classes #1 & #2 $10 for all worthy entries

Class:

  1. Junior Showmanship – 4-H member 9 -14 yrs old before January 1, 2017.
  2. Senior Showmanship – 4-H member 15-21 yrs old before January 1, 2017
  3. Grand Champion Showmanship
  4. Rabbit Confirmation – Market
  5. Rabbit Confirmation – Fancy
  6. 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 14th, 2017 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 14th, 2017. Entries received on September 27th or later will be charged a $10.00 late charge.
  6. P.I.S. forms must accompany all entry forms; all P.I.S. forms must be date-stamped June 1, 2017 or earlier by the Provincial Coordinator.
  7. No animals are to leave the barn before 5:00 p.m. on show day.
  8. Someone must be with the animals at all times.
  9. 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 28th, 2017 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 1, 2017
  2. Junior – 4-H members 12-14 yrs. old
    before January 1, 2017
  3. Intermediate – 4-H members 15-17 yrs. old
    before January 1, 2017
  4. Senior – 4-H members 18-21 yrs. old
    before January 1, 2017
  5. 4-H Grand Champion Showmanship (Ribbon only)

For Dairy Calf Classes please see Section 23 Open Dairy Show and please complete a livestock registration form.

 

Section 61: Beef

4-H Beef Interclub Show

Show: Saturday, September 30th, 2017 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 1, 2017
  2. Senior – 4-H members 15-21 yrs. old
    before January 1, 2017
  3. Grand Champion Showmanship (Ribbon only)

Beef Calf Classes:

  1. Junior Heifer (January 1, 2017 – March 31, 2017)
  2. Senior Heifer (January 1, 2016 – December 31, 2016)
  3. Champion Heifer (Ribbon only)
  4. Market Animal – Market Condition by Achievement Day