The Pictou County 4H competition and celebration of the organization’s 100th anniversary will be held this weekend in Pictou. Here’s a look at the events to attend
Livestock competitions starting at 7:45 with draft horse mane & tail braiding. All livestock showpersons (draft horse, light horse, dairy, beef, sheep, goat, rabbit, poultry & waterfowl) will be showing what they have learned throughout the year. This starts at 10 a.m.
Livestock conformation classes begin at 10:30 a.m. with the beef conformation classes followed by the other livestock conformation classes. At 3:30 p.m. the Grand Champion Livestock Showmanship class will take place.
At 4:45 p.m. an all Clubs in the County will parade into the outside ring and the trophies and medallions won throughout the show will be presented.
Everyone is invited to come see the 4-H members project work in the non-livestock building as well as the livestock that are on display.
The Kinsmen building will be full to the brim with collages of the club’s history here in the County and our sponsors/supporters. A centennial quilt will be worked on throughout the weekend.
Celebrating 100 years of 4-H in Canada - Competitions start in the Kinsmen building at 9 a.m. with photography, followed by vegetable preparation, cake decorating, woodworking, bake-off, scrapbooking and crafts. The 4-H fashion show will take place at 3 p.m. Once again, the Kinsmen building will have much of the history of 4-H in Pictou County on display.
4-H tug of war weigh-ins begin at 10 a.m. County teams will vie for the championship. Pulls happen at 12:15 p.m., 2:15 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
In keeping with celebrating the history of 4-H, there will be an "Oldtimers" showmanship competition with former members, now older than 30, showing how much they remember from their days in 4-H. This will start at 11:15 a.m. and end with the Grand Champion class starting at 2:30 p.m.
Also, in keeping with celebrating the 100 years of 4-H, there will be an "Oldtimers" tug of war pull. If you were ever on the County team, find your t-shirt/sweatshirt, if you still have them, come out & have some fun. The "Oldtimers" pull will take place at 1 p.m. Weigh-ins will happen at 10:30 a.m. 4-H weight restrictions do not apply to this event.
There will also be a cake competition. The official cake-cutting will take place at 1:30 p.m. with some of the former 4-H members who are now more than 90 years old. The decorated cakes will be auctioned at 3 p.m. Proceeds will help cover the costs of our weekend.
Throughout the weekend, there will be a 4-H flag for everyone to sign. This flag will be given as a "birthday card" to the 4-H Canadian Council.