4-H’ers showcase their projects at the annual Reno County 4-H Fair

The annual Reno County 4-H Fair starts Wednesday at the Kansas State Fairgrounds. This year’s theme is “Reach for the Stars.”  

4-H’ers and open class exhibitors have been working for a year, preparing their animals,  exhibits and presentations. 

The public is invited to view their exhibits inside the Meadowlark Building. The animals will be on exhibit in the animal barns. The Ranch Rodeo will take place outside the horse arena Friday night at the Kansas State Fairgrounds.

4-H Dog Show

Two events occur before Wednesday, the first day of the six-day event. On Saturday, July 16, 2022, the 4-H Sirius Dog Club held their 2022 Reno County 4-H Fair and Open Dog Show at the Sunflower North building at the fairgrounds. 

Zoe Philbrick, with Thomadora 4-H Club, waits for her next class with her dog Tucker, a tri-color Yorkie, during the Reno County 4-H Dog Show Saturday, July 16, 2022, in the Sunflower North building at the Kansas State Fair.

More than 30 4-H and open class exhibitors and their dogs registered for the annual dog show. The exhibitors were judged in three categories: showmanship/obedience, rally and agility.

The Thomas family participated in their first dog show. Darren and Jacqueline Thomas and their daughters Addisyn, 10, and Paige, 8, brought their two dogs, an Aussie named Camper and an Australian cattle dog named Teddy.