Fair Feathered Friends: Youth Poultry Exhibits at the Fair

Why did the chicken cross I-95? To strut its stuff at the most egg-citing event of the year, of course! The Miami-Dade County Youth Fair and Expo, that is.

If you’ve ever fancied your feathered friend as the fairest of the flock, then you’re in cluck! Whether you are a seasoned 4-H member, or new to the party, participating in the Miami-Dade County Youth Fair and Expo (The Fair) is a staple of the year’s activities. This year, we are excited to share an opportunity for 4-H members interested in showcasing their feathered friends at The Fair, scheduled for March 14th – April 7th, 2024.

Youth agricultural exhibits play an important role in nurturing the next generation of agriculturists, hobby farmers, and community leaders!

  • Hands-On Learning: Young exhibitors delve deep into livestock and small animal care and health.
  • Skill Development: From time management to record keeping and responsibility, raising and presenting animals teaches essential life skills.
  • Promoting Agricultural Heritage: Despite the urban sprawl of Miami, youth exhibitors serve as a reminder of the county’s rich agricultural roots and the continued significance of farming and livestock.

How to Participate:

  1. Visit Miami-Dade County Fair and Exposition – Youth Agriculture Exhibits (fairexpo.com)
  2. Download the Youth Agricultural Exhibits Handbook (Instructions for Poultry Exhibits begin on page 29.)
  3. Attend the Youth Agriculture Exhibits Seminar on October 28th, 2023 (9:00 AM until 2:00 PM) at the Miami Youth Fair and Expo Center Main Gate (10901 SW 24th St, Miami, FL 33165). Lunch will be provided.
  4. Register for an Animal Ethics Training (Must be complete by January 23rd, 2023)
  5. Submit a Youth Poultry Show Exhibit Form (Due January 23rd, 2023)
  6. Download and complete a Poultry Record Book
  7. Participate in the Agriculture Exhibits at the Fair
    • Arrival Date: March 12, 2024, 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM at The Barn
    • Release Date: April 8, 2024, 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM at The Barn

See the Youth Agriculture Exhibits Handbook for more information.



Lisette Manzanares, Administrator for Animal Exhibits, lmanzanares@fairexpo.com

Annie Febles-Vizcaino, Administrative Assistant for Exhibits, afebles@fairexpo.com


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Posted: October 17, 2023

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agriculture, Livestock

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