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Marc Cournoyer

New London County 4-H Educational Program Coordinator

562 New London Turnpike

Norwich, CT 06360

(860) 885-2824

County Resources

4-H Fair

4-H Fair & Expo

All 4-H'ers in New London County are welcome at the Fair! It doesn't matter if you are in a community-based club, an afterschool program, or a science program. Our Fair is for our 4-H'ers, run by our 4-H'ers!

New London County 4-H Fair 2023 Dates 

August 11-13

Fair Board/Association meetings are held on the first Tuesday of the Month, October-July, at 7:00 pm at the New London County Extension Center. Executive Board members meet at 6:00 pm followed by our monthly Parli. Pro workshop at 6:30 pm.

All NLC 4-H'ers may join the Fair Board. We urge you to attend and be a part of the planning and organizing of the 4-H Fair.

2023 NLC 4-H Fair Book/Poster Art Contest Links: 

Description and Rules

2023 NLC 4-H Expo Ad/Sponsorship Campaign Links:

2022-2023 NLC Ad/Sponsorship Campaign Sales 

2023 Fair Ad/Sponsorship Contract

2023 Ad Campaign Flyer

2023 Ad/Sponsorship Tally Sheet

Meeting Agendas:

May 2, 2023

April 4, 2023

March 7, 2023

Meeting Minutes:

April 4, 2023

March 7, 2023

February 21, 2012

February 7, 2023

January 3, 2023


NLC 4-H Fair Association By-Laws

County Programs

County Programs

Public Speaking:

All 4-H'ers are encouraged to join in the Public Speaking contests. They can present a speech, a power point, a demonstration, or an illustrated talk (using poster or photos) and are divided into Junior and Senior presenters. The guidelines for the speeches, presentations, and local contests are in the NLC 4-H Public Presentation Information Flyer below. Topics are entirely of the presenters choosing. Everyone receives a participation ribbon.

The first level of competition is a 'local contest.' Clubs take turns hosting the local contests, which are loosely based on county geography. There are usually 5-6 of these competitions, which are open to all 4-H'ers. Those with a score of 90-100 at the local level receive a purple ribbon and advance to the county level, which is the last Friday in February, all other participants at the local contest receive a green ribbon. The blue ribbon winners of the county competition go on to the next level statewide CT 4-H contest in mid-March (this contest is virtual). The top four scorers in each category will then compete for the UConn 4-H state title (in person) on Saturday, March 25.

4-H Explorers may participate at the local contest, they do not compete at the county level.


  • Tip Sheets- UConn Public Speaking 101

Food Show:

The Food Show is open to all clubs in New London County! If you are an independent member or only one or two of your club who wants to participate, contact the 4-H Office to be connected with a participating club.

Each year has a different theme, and clubs choose how to interpret the theme. The club plans a meal and each 4-H'er makes a dish to bring. Clubs should set and decorate their table according to their theme. You can even dress up!

Each club is judged and then the judges decide the top 3 winners of the Coveted 4-H Spatula Award. There is also the 4-H'ers Choice Award- each 4-H'ers places a vote for the club display/meal they liked the best. All participants receive a Food Show ribbon.

Poster Contest theme varies by year. Anyone may submit a poster, and they are judged at the same time as food judging.

OH! And did we say after judging EVERYONE EATS ALL THE FOOD!

Food Safety   *   Kitchen Safety   *    Setting Your Table (new!)

Annual Recognition Night

This event is usually held in November. It is a celebration of the accomplishments by all of the 4-H'ers, volunteers, and leaders in our county. In addition to shout-outs to winners from the Food Show, Public Speaking, Fair, and National Trip awards, we recognize leaders for significant service milestones (every five years). Fair Premium checks are handed out and we install the incoming NLC 4-H Fair Officers.

Submissions for the County Recognition awards are reviewed in October and publicly awarded at Recognition Night.

End of the Year

As the end of the year wraps up, we need some help from the club leaders. Please see the form below.


Educational Activities

Educational Activities

    We have the following educational activities available:

    • Rabbit hopping tutorial
    • Clipping your goat
    • Blowing and washing your beef project
    • Dog project info
    • Drenching your goat

    View all of our educational activities.




    State Forms

    Quick Links to Common Forms

    All UConn 4-H Record Book Materials can be found HERE

    All General 4-H Forms, Verification Forms, and other animal-related forms can be found HERE


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