Newsletter - June 17, 2022
Arapahoe County CSU Extension Office Closed to Walk-in Clients on Fridays

If you have any questions, please feel free to email our staff:
Ethan Cahill -
Shaylen Florez -
Claudia Meeks -
Office Closure
Arapahoe County offices, including the Arapahoe County CSU Extension Office, will be closed on Monday, June 20th in observance of the Juneteenth Holiday.
June 16 - 22
FairEntry Late Entry Period - Late Entries Accepted w/$25 per Member Late Fee

June 23
FairEntry Closed to 4-H Entries - NO Exceptions!
Trainings and Meetings
4-H Annual Leaders Meeting
COME ONE, COME ALL Arapahoe County 4-H Leaders. You are all welcome to attend the meeting. It will have useful information not only for Organizational leaders but our other volunteers as well. Click on the image to the left to register. It will be held Thursday, October 20 6:30 PM via zoom.
Companion Animal Projects
  • Dog classes with Janele and Briana Caldwell started on Wednesday, October 27 at the Arapahoe County Fairgrounds. If interested in the Dog project please be in contact with Janele at or or you can call her at 303-880-5538. She would be happy to provide more details on times. 
Dog Study Guides are Available!
4-H Dog Members - this year's dog study guides are now available.
  • Click here for the Junior Member Study Guide.
  • Click here for the Intermediate Member Study Guide.
  • Click here for the Senior Member Study Guide.
  • Click here for the Dog Levels Progression Chart for Showmanship.
  • Click here for the Dog Levels Progression Chart for Rally
  • Click here for the Dog Levels Progression Chart for Obedience.
FCS & General Projects
Shooting Sports
Shooting Sports Information 2021-2022

Below are a couple of additional practices that have been added to the schedule as well as the signup genius that will be used for all of the practices. The address for Sorbers ranch is in the signup genius for reference.

.22 Rifle, .22 Pistol - Sorbers at 1:00 p.m.
June 18

Trap - Byers at 9 a.m.
June 25
Events for the Horse project have begun! Please click on the image to the left for info on all of the events.

More Opportunities
2022 Fair Information

2022 Arapahoe County Fairbooks

Hardcopies have been distributed to organizational leaders for 4-H families. The Fairbook can also be downloaded by clicking here.


The late deadline for Fair entries is June 16 - 22 with a $25.00 fee per 4-H Exhibitor. Families can go to to enter. Families will need to click on the green button that says "Sign in with 4HOnline" and enter the same login info they use to log in to their 4HOnline account. Make sure to complete all entries for all exhibitors before hitting the submit button at the end of the process. It is each family's responsibility to check and make sure their entries have been received. You can check by emailing Jean at

Save the Date for 4-H Camping at the Fair!

4-H camping for the Arapahoe County Fair will go live on June 22, 2022 at 10 a.m. Make your reservation here:

Campers will select their own site on the interactive registration map. Campsite reservations are limited to (2) spaces per applicant.  Campsites are available starting Saturday, July 23, 2022, until Sunday, July 31, 2022. Campsites are $30 and will be available on a first come, first serve basis, so be sure to act fast! There are 62 spots available. Once they all sell out, no exceptions or changes will be made. We have included the maximum number of spots available, and we do not have space to add additional spots.

NEW FOR 2022: Please note that camping registration will include a verification process to ensure that only 4-H families are reserving camping spaces. When you register for camping, please have your FairEntry invoice number ready to go. You can find your invoice number on the confirmation email from FairEntry. You can also email Jean Walton to receive your invoice number. Please have your invoice number ready to go when you reserve your camping spots to avoid delays.

Due to the new verification process, after you reserve your camping spot, staff will cross-check the FairEntry invoices to the camping reservations. You will receive a confirmation of your camping reservation from us before July 1st If your information is not approved, you will receive a refund.

There will be access to a shower trailer and portable toilets onsite as well as a dumpster for your trash. We are excited to host you and look forward to getting back to good ol’ fashioned fun! For questions on your FairEntry invoice number, please email Jean Walton at For more questions on registering a camping spot please contact Lexy Kingsbaker at
Market Goat Addendum to Fairbook
Project Exhibit Rules:
  1. Market goats must be castrated and healed as much as possible prior to the spring goat weigh-in. Bucks are not allowed.
  2. Animals must weigh a minimum of 50 pounds and a maximum or 120 pounds for market classes and sale. May be any breed and either sex born on or after January 1, 2022.
  3. Feeder classes will be established for goats that do not make weight or are over the maximum weight.
  4. Animals below minimum weight or above maximum weight are not eligible for sale.  
  5. Market goats will be weighed immediately following beef on Tuesday, July 26. See pages 57 for specific weigh-in rules and sale rules. 
  6. Market goats must be disbudded or blunt tipped (not less than the diameter of a dime at the end). Tipping of horns is not allowed on the Fairgrounds.
  7. Market goats must still have their milk teeth intact at the time of show. No exceptions.
  8. Market goats must be slick shorn, with no indication of blocking, to 3/8 inch or less above the knees and hock joints to include the head but excluding the tail switch PRIOR to being weighed-in at county fair.
  9. Animals are judged on individual merit. The judge reserves the right to not award a blue ribbon if there is only one entry. Champion or Reserve Champion may or may not be awarded at the discretion of the judge.
  10. Market goats will show by weight classes not breed. The superintendent will make the classes as even as possible according to weight distribution. An exhibitor having more than one market goat with uniform weights may end up with two or more animals in the same class.
  11. If an exhibitor in a market class ends up with two animals in the same class, they can elect to move one animal up to the next heavier weight class but not down to the lighter class.
4-H Dog Show Information
Attention Dog Members and Parents! Make sure to click on the picture to the right for helpful information on the 4-H Dog Show!
4-H Cat Show Information
Attention Cat Members and Parents! Make sure to click on the picture to the left for helpful information on the 4-H Cat Show!
FCS & General Fair Exhibit Information
Attention FCS/GEN Members and Parents! Make sure to click on the picture to the right for helpful information on FCS/GEN judging day! 
(303) 730-1920
6934 S. Lima St., Suite B
Centennial, CO 80112

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