Summer’s here, and before you know it, the Kentucky State Fair and Cloverville will be in full swing. This year, the state fair is from Aug. 20-30.
Cloverville is an annual attraction of every Kentucky State Fair. Located in the West Hall of the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Cloverville offers an opportunity for 4-H’ers to showcase their abilities and compete for statewide ribbons and awards. Regardless of whether they win, the young people who have exhibits at Cloverville are already winners, as they won their county competition to advance to the state fair.
Cloverville gives fellow Kentuckians good examples of 4-H projects and our young people’s work ethic. Some of these projects took weeks, months and sometimes an entire year to complete. Projects display skills in areas as diverse as science, the home, and arts and crafts.
In addition to project exhibits, 4-H’ers will showcase their talents during extension districts’ Talent Highlight Days and during Expressive Arts Day. 4-H’ers will also test their skills in competitive events including a science, engineering and technology competition, sewing skill-a-thon and 4-H’s version of the Food Network’s “Cupcake Wars.”
For more information about Cloverville events or to register for a competition, contact the Bell County Cooperative Extension Service.
Source: Kim Adams Leger, 4-H youth development specialist. Educational programs of the Cooperative Extension Service serve all people regardless of race, color, sex, religion, disability or national origin.