4-H youth being judged at Cayuga County Fair, 2011

See what 4-H members have been working on all year!

4-H youth showing dairy cattle at 2011 Cayuga County Fair

4-H dairy show at the Cayuga County Fair, 2011.

Young girl with prize-winning chicken, Cayuga County Fair 2011

Prize-winning poultry at the Cayuga County Fair, 2011.

photo of the Cayuga 4-H display at the NYS Fair 2015

Display at the NYS Fair, 2015

4-H dog obedience ribbon winners at Cayuga County Fair 2011

4-H Dog Obedience winners, Cayuga County Fair 2011

4-H Fair

The 2023 Cayuga County 4-H Youth Fair is Thursday, August 3 through Saturday, August 5 at the Union Springs Fire Department located at 257 Cayuga Street in Union Springs, NY.

Each summer, 4-H youth in Cayuga County have an opportunity to share and showcase the projects they've been working on, at the Cayuga County Fair. The public is invited to come and see what the youth in Cayuga County 4-H are doing in the areas of animal science, plant science projects, entomology displays, home economics and photography.

2023 4-H Youth Fair Important Dates & Schedule 

Thursday, July 20th

  • 5:30 pm: 4-H Dog Show at the Event Center in the Fingerlakes Mall, Auburn

Thursday, August 3rd

  • 4:00–7:00 pm: Dairy Cattle and Livestock Move-in 
  • 6 pm: 4-H Youth Building Project Judging in Exhibit Tent at Union Springs Fire Department

Friday, August 4th

  • 4:00 pm: 4-H Dairy Showmanship followed by Dairy Costume Class
  • 6:00 pm: 4-H Poultry Show

Saturday, August 5th

  • 8:00 am: 4-H Rabbit and Cavy Show
  • 8:30 am: Livestock Show (Goats, Hogs, Sheep & Beef)
  • 10:30 am: 4-H Dairy Breed Show
  • 12:00 pm: Buyer Registration for Livestock Auction
  • 1:00 pm: Market Livestock Buyers’ Reception
  • 1:30 pm: Political Leaders' Show
  • 3:00 pm: 4-H Market Livestock Auction
  • 5:00 pm: Tentative Release Time for all 4-H Animals and Youth Building Projects


Erin Humphrey
4-H Animal Science Educator
(315) 255-1183 Ext. 2872

Last updated August 2, 2023