4-H Exhibit Hall


Single Item Exhibits

1 item made, grown or produced by the 4-Her.

301001 Single Item Art- Limit of 5 exhibits entered into this class per person.
301002 Single Item All Other- Limit of 5 exhibits entered into this class per person.

Theme Exhibits

An eye-catching display of at least 5 items made or grown by the 4-Her with a theme on a Poster or Tri-Fold. Colorful fabric and other materials can be used to emphasize the theme and accentuate the items to be judged.

302001 Art Theme- any theme with art items. Limit 1 exhibit/person in this class.
302002 All Other Theme- any theme exhibit not art. Limit 1 exhibit/person in this class.

Topic Exhibits

An exhibit that does one or more of the following: teaches or informs, shows how to do or make something or tells a story. Topic exhibits have backboards and items in front of the backboards, posters are flat on standard poster board.

303001 Individual Topic Exhibit -Limit 1 exhibit/person in this class.
303002 Poster Art- Must be a 4-H recruitment theme- Limit 1 exhibit/person in this class.

Club Exhibits

Exhibited by at least 4 members of the same club. Themes must have 10 items for club themes.

304001 Club Topic Exhibit
304002 Club Theme Exhibit
304003 Club Banner

Special Exhibits

1. The following special exhibits are open to individuals only.
2. Limit of one entry per person in each of the following categories.
3. Prizes for these special exhibits (305001, 305002, 305003): 1st – $10, 2nd – $5, 3rd – $3.

305001 Know Your Animal Contest

  1. Topic type exhibit to explain to the public. All there is to know about the care of an animal before it reaches the table or old age – includes housing, feed, care, and disease prevention and veterinary care.
  2. Prizes: 1st – $10.00, 2nd – $5.00, 3rd – $3.00
  3. Poster or Trifold board required

305002 Bountiful Harvest

  1. A collection of garden produce attractively displayed in a container you choose.
  2. Will be judged on: Quality – 75 points; Arrangements – 25 points.
  3. May include canning, jams, jellies, and pickles if grown by the exhibitor.

305003 Floral Design

  1. A design of your choice using no more than 12 stems of flowers (bought or home grown) plus unlimited greens Arranged in a container of your choice (basket, vase, etc.) Exhibitor supplies all materials.
  2. Exhibitors should list a title or theme for the arrangement along with the names of the flowers and greens used on an index card.


Ribbons will be awarded to each entry. Best of Show ribbons maybe awarded at the judge’s discretion to each class with more than 3 entries. Premium money will be paid in all divisions except Cloverbud on Sunday, starting at 7pm. Unless otherwise noted premiums are as follows.

Club Exhibits: 1st Place =$10.00 2nd Place = $7.00, 3rd Place = $5.00
Individual Exhibits: 1st Place =$5.00 2nd Place = $3.00, 3rd Place = $2.00


Kristy Horan
Telephone: 401-874- 2959
Email: kstone@uri.edu

Enter Online

http://web.uri.edu/4h/fair-guides- and-rules/

Rules & Regulations

  • All exhibits must be set up between 1:00 P.M. and 6:30 P.M. on Monday, 2 days before the fair starts. Late entries run the risk of not being judged.
  • Exhibits cannot be removed from the building before 8:00 PM on Sunday, the last day of the Fair. Exhibitors may designate another person to pick-up their exhibits if needed. The person picking up should be aware of what items they are to take.
  • All other rules are listed in the RI Guidelines for 4-H Exhibits. Please take note, all space allowances and total number of allowable entries listed on this document take precedent over those printed in the 4-H Exhibit Guidelines.
  • All exhibits must be pre-entered online by August 1st at midnight: http://web.uri.edu/4h/fair-guides- and-rules/
  • Clover bud exhibits will be accepted, but will not be judged and will all receive a green ribbon. Additionally, all clover bud exhibits must fit into one of the listed categories or classes.
  • Theme or Topic exhibits (Individual or club) must not exceed 2 feet deep and 2 feet wide.
  • Final decision on any questions to do with the 4-H Exhibit Building rests with the 4-H staff.
  • Hosts and Hostesses: 4-H members/parents/volunteers will be scheduled to greet the public at the 4-H building during the fair and will receive passes for those days. There are 58 hours of scheduling for the Exhibit Hall, all available help is needed. The sign up for shifts will be emailed to the 4-H email list a few weeks before the fair.