Rowan 4-H: 4-H Arts & Crafts Competitions at the NC State Fair

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4-H’ers who are looking to enter their creative items at the NC State Fair can do just that! There are individual categories for 4-H Crafts, 4-H Photography & 4-H Entomology.

Click here to view the Premium book with all the categories you can enter and the rules. PLEASE note the rules in each section of this document and follow them (for example: is a picture frame required, what size must the entry be, captions needed for photographs, etc). This document also provides information to help you understand the registration system you will use.

Click here to register. MUST register before 5 p.m. on September 15, 2023.

After you register, please also email 4-H Agent, Laura Allen, to let her know you entered this competition. Her email is

Once you register, you may receive your entry tags in the mail. If so, place your entry tag on each entry item. All tagged entries are due to the Rowan County Cooperative Extension office no later than 5 p.m. on FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29.

If you do not receive your entry tags in the mail, please notify the 4-H Agent. The State Fair may be sending them directly to the 4-H Agent. To make sure your entry is tagged properly for competition, please tape a piece of paper on the back of each entry that includes the following information: child’s name, age division, category division & class.

The 4-H Agent will take all entries to the NC State Fair for drop off and will pick them up at the conclusion of the fair.

**The Rowan County 4-H Agent will NOT know that you entered anything UNLESS you bring the items to the Rowan Extension office. This registration process is completely run through the NC State Fair and 4-H Agents are not contacted about who registers. It is your responsibility to communicate with the 4-H Agent and to bring in your items by the Rowan County 4-H deadline of Friday, September 29.

**Only items entered in the 4-H categories will be taken to Raleigh. If you enter non-4-H categories, they WILL NOT be taken to Raleigh by the 4-H Agent. Please limit your entries to the 4-H entries.