ESSEX JUNCTION – For many 4-H club members, the Champlain Valley Fair was not just fried dough, live music and thrill-a-minute midway rides. For them, the annual fair, held August 25-September 4 in Essex Junction, provided an opportunity to show the public what they learned in 4-H this year as well as earn ribbons and premiums for their hard work.
Many of the 4-H events, including the judging jamboree and poultry show, took place on 4-H Day, August 27. In addition, more than 20 4-H’ers marched in the afternoon parade that day while others presented their team demonstration or action exhibit in the 4-H Hall.
4-H’ers who won championships at the fair’s 4-H horse show on September 2 included Reserve Advance Beginner Champion, LeighAnn Judd, Wolcott.