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Carlton County Fair: 4-H judging begins

The 4-H buildings sit quietly empty Tuesday, waiting for the kids to bring their animals in to be judged Wednesday. Several kids practice with their horses in the evening light. Jamie Lund/Pine Journal
Several 4-H kids practiced with their horses at the Carlton County Fairgrounds in 2018. Jamie Lund/Pine Journal

More than 120 kids from Carlton County will showcase the learning and achievements they have accomplished in 4-H at the Carlton County County Fair in Barnum Aug. 15-18.

"4-H youth spend months working on projects designed to equip them with essential life skills such as problem solving, decision making, project management, communications and public speaking," according to a news release from the University of Minnesota Extension in Carlton County.

Carlton County 4-H activities will begin with static exhibit judging from 1-6 p.m. Tuesday Aug. 13, two days prior to the opening of the fair. From photography exhibits to robots, kids' creations will be displayed in the 4-H building throughout the fair.

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Livestock shows will take place Thursday and Friday. The 4-H Horse Drill Team will perform at 6:30 p.m. Friday, with the 4-H Horse Show taking place Saturday.

“The Carlton County Fair is an opportunity for 4-H youth to reflect on how far they have come with their projects, be recognized for their incredible achievements, and start to dream about the next big challenge," said Dylan Kelly, Carlton County 4-H program coordinator.

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To learn more about 4-H in Carlton County, contact Kelly at 218-591-0479 or visit https://local.extension.umn.edu/local/carlton .

For a Carlton County Fair schedule, visit carltoncountyfairmn.com .

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