4-H: Bring a healthy appetite to fair
What would a county fair be without food? There are a lot of options available at the Hamilton County 4-H Fair – some good, some not so healthy, and some you can only get once a year. Here are a few ways to fuel up at the fair:
Extension Homemakers’ Specials
Those that need a break from the heat or spend all their time at the fair and need a home cooked meal should check out the Extension Homemakers’ Kitchen inside the Exhibition Center, southwest of Hall B. Breakfast is available 8 to 10:30 a.m. with specials available 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday to Sunday and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday. This year’s meal schedule includes: Thursday – spaghetti and breadsticks; Friday – chicken & noodles; Saturday – Swiss Steak; Sunday – beef & noodles; and Monday – ham & beans.
Outside in the commons area (next to the Small Animal Barn) is the individual species and joint producers’ food. The joint producers barbecue is available 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday to Monday. Individual species (food products that come from particular animals), which vary each day of the fair, are available from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Days include: dairy (grilled cheese), Thursday; rabbit and poultry, Friday; pork, Saturday; sheep, Sunday; and beef, Monday.
Fourteen food booths will be located right outside the Hamilton County 4-H Exhibition Center and in the 4-H Commons. Vendors include county 4-H clubs and local churches, organizations and businesses. Each tent will offer something different – milkshakes, candy, fruit slushies, corn on the cob, chicken fingers, elephant ears, gyros, walking tacos, etc. While every vendor can sell water, soda pop can only be purchased in the Junior Leader Soda Shack next to the entrance of the Small Animal Barn.