Join Brevard County 4-H for the 8th Annual 4-H Fair and Market Poultry Auction

A young lady ponders duck behavior. Photo by K. Newman.

Come join Brevard County 4-H for our annual 4-H Fair & Market Poultry Auction on Friday, March 31st, and Saturday, April 1st at the UF/IFAS Extension Brevard County office in Cocoa! This event is free and open to the public, so be sure to stop by to admire 4-Her’s displays of creativity and talent. You’ll be able to socialize with our youth exhibitors, participate in the silent auction, and bid on market poultry birds during the live auction.

When and Where

The market poultry auction will be held on Saturday, April 1st beginning at 9 AM with a continental breakfast social. This is the perfect time to chat with 4-H members and learn all about their projects before bidding on their birds when the auction begins at 10:30 AM.

Young Isaiah proud of his winning bird. Photo by A. Donovan.

For the past eight months, 4-H members have been raising their chicks in preparation for this annual event. This year, over 100 Rhode Island laying hens will be auctioned off by our youth. Proceeds from the auction will go back to the 4-H members to help them fund their animal projects for the coming year.

Why We Do This

The 4-H Fair is an excellent opportunity for Brevard County youth to exhibit the projects they have worked hard on all year. 4-H members can complete projects in poultry, rabbits, horticulture, fine arts, cooking and baking, goats, STEM, and so much more. All their hard work will be on display for the duration of this year’s fair. And while 4-H youth do earn ribbons for exemplary projects, their work in 4-H earns them so much more. 4-H is the only youth development program that is proven to teach youth essential life skills such as responsibility, teamwork, and problem-solving. This helps to develop lifelong leaders.

For More Information

For more information on 4-H and this year’s 4-H Fair & Market Poultry Auction, please contact Bryan O’Malley, 4-H Agent, at (321) 633-1702 or

By: Bryan O’Malley, Brevard County 4-H Agent


Posted: February 7, 2023

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agribusiness, Agriculture, Clubs & Volunteers, Livestock
Tags: 4H, County Fair, Poultry

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