To volunteer with 4-H at the Hopkinton Fair, please contact the Merrimack County Cooperative Extension Office at (603) 255-3556.

4-H and the Hopkinton Fair is a long-standing tradition the organizations are proud to support for over 125 years! 4-H seeks to help youth ages 8 to 18 acquire knowledge, develop life skills, and form attitudes that help them become self-directed, productive, contributing members of society, through hands-on learning experiences. The Hopkinton Fair is a time for youth to showcase their hard work from the past year and educate the public about their work in agriculture. 4-H members can enter exhibits in the 4-H exhibit hall, show their animals, and partake in a variety of volunteer opportunities.

Not a 4-H member but want to participate? Follow these steps to become a “4-Her for the fair”.

  1. Create an account with 4-HOnline (https://v2.4honline.com/#/user/sign-up) and enroll youth (ages 8-18). See full instructions!
  2. Register for the animal show with Fair Entry log-in with the 4-HOnline credentials you created (email & password you just used to create your 4HOnline account).

To learn more about 4-H at the fair, sign up to volunteer, and more, visit https://extension.unh.edu/event/2023/08/4-h-hopkinton-state-fair

NH 4-H Livestock Show & Auction

The NH 4-H Livestock Show & Auction provides the opportunity to purchase meat goats, lamb, beef and swine raised by New Hampshire 4-H members. The auction takes place each September at the Hopkinton State Fair.

Why should I buy an animal at the auction?

  • To support local, small-scale agriculture.
  • To eat high quality, locally grown meat.
  • To support and encourage youth to develop life skills and responsibility through their market animal project which helps them become productive citizens in the future.
  • Consider donating high quality, locally grown meat to the less fortunate.
  • To get free publicity for your business at the Hopkinton State Fair and in local newspapers.

This year’s Auction:

Date: Monday, September 2, 2024
Show Time: 10:00am
Auction Time: 12:30pm
Location: Hopkinton State Fair, 392 Kearsarge Ave, Contoocook, NH 03229

For more information check out the NH 4-H Livestock Show & Auction Webpage