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Show Me 4-H Wares at the State Fair

The 8th Annual Show Me 4-H Wares sales booth is accepting applications starting May 1 for young entrepreneurs to sell their 4-H products and services at the Missouri State Fair on August 13, 14, 15 and 16, 2015.

Show Me Wares participantAny 4-H member age 11-18, pair of 4-H members, or team of up to three 4-H members from the same club, is eligible to apply to market or sell original products or services.

Youth enrolled in the 4-H entrepreneurship project (and/or participating in county fair booths) are especially encouraged to apply (not required for eligibility).

Upon selection, youth will sign up for a 4-hour time slot at the booth.  Youth exhibitors will receive a packet of information and participate in a conference call to help them Show Me Wares participantsprepare for their appearance at the Show Me 4-H Wares booth.

Starting May 1, 2015, members may apply on 4-HOnline, including:

  1. A thorough description of the product or service
  2. A letter of recommendation from an unrelated adult about the youth and the items to be sold
  3. A quality photo of the items to be sold
  4. Preferred half-day timeslot, August 13-16
  5. Approval of parent/guardian and 4-H county staff
  6. $20 youth exhibitor registration fee, payable to University of Missouri, upon selection

Online applications are due between May 1-July 1.

Show Me Wares participantUp to 16 youth exhibitors, pairs, and/or teams will be selected to sell during the four days.

Selected youth will be notified by July 15 and invited to participate in a conference call on August 1.

2015 Summary of Show Me 4-H Wares (PDF)


Show Me 4-H Wares Materials

Show Me 4-H Wares Online Registration

Show Me 4-H Wares Guidelines (PDF)

Show Me 4-H Wares Flyer (PDF)

4-H Entrepreneurship Events This Summer! (PDF)

Steve Henness at hennesss@missouri.edu or 573-884-6618

Can't find something?  Contact 4hyouth@missouri.edu (please include your county) or 573-882-9359

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