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2015 Carroll County 4-H and FFA Fair Coverage

Complete coverage of the 2015 Carroll County 4-H & FFA Fair.

Carroll County 4-H & FFA Fair photography winners

The Carroll County 4-H & FFA Fair held their photography competition over the past week. 4-H and FFA members entered photographs in a number of categories, including buildings, landscapes, people and animals. Photos were judged on composition, storytelling ability, photographic quality, developing and printing and mounting. The competitors were split into the junior league for children 8 through 10, intermediate for ages 11 to 13 and senior for ages 14 to 18. Winners include Sawyer Little: Junior Reserve Champion Logan Mackenzie: Junior Champion Emma West: Intermediate Champion Serena Newton: Intermediate Champion Matthew Nevin: Senior Reserve Champion Andrew Schott: Senior Champion and Grand Champion

4-H & FFA Fair culminates with country music performances

As the sun cast a glow across her face, Melissa Pratt stood planted in a prime spot in front of the stage at Buck Miller Arena next to her 13-year-old daughter Hailey, listening to voices croon in country tunes while waiting for a country concert to begin.

Carroll County 4-H and FFA Fair livestock auction

Photos from the livestock auction at the Carroll County 4-H & FFA Fair at the Carroll County Agriculture Center in Westminster on Friday, August 7.

Thursday at the Carroll County 4-H & FFA Fair

Images from the Carroll County 4-H & FFA Fair Thursday, August 6, 2015.

Mr. and Miss Carroll County 4-H take on leadership roles at the fair

Shuttling seniors from the Carroll County 4-H & FFA Fair's activity tent to the parking lot is just one of the duties Thomas Wolf, 17, and Bethany Nusbaum, 18, are in charge of as Mr. and Miss Carroll County 4-H. The duo, who has had a presence at the fair all week, supervised the 2015 4-H Ambassador team Thursday as they handed out water and Turkey Hill ice cream to seniors while they enjoyed an Elvis impersonator.

Cake auction raises thousands at 4-H & FFA Fair

Garrett Hutchison, of Littlestown, won the grand-champion prize for his Lemon-Lime Soda Cake at the 4-H & FFA Fair this year, continuing a family tradition of winning 4-H baking contests. In producing a champion cake, he follows his brother, Max, and his mother, Rachel. Hutchison's cake would sell for $3,300, a similar figure to last year's winning cake, which sold for $3,400.

Wednesday at the Carroll County 4-H & FFA Fair

Images from the Carroll County 4-H & FFA Fair Wednesday, August 5, 2015.

Young bakers' cakes raise thousands for 4-H & FFA Fair at auction

4-H and FFA Fairs hosts annual cake auction.

Tuesday at the Carroll County 4-H & FFA Fair

Photos from the Carroll County 4-H & FFA Fair on Tuesday August 4, 2015.

Kids let inner wrangler out at fair's Wild West Night

Wild West Night is an evening of rodeo based entertainment that was first introduced to the fair five years ago.

Skillathon boosts 4-Hers' showing experience

The Livestock Skillathon is a knowledge based competition designed to enhance the educational experience of exhibiting at the fair by incorporating production and industry perspectives for the 4-H exhibitors.

Monday at the Carroll County 4-H & FFA Fair

Photos from the Carroll County 4-H & FFA Fair on Monday August 3, 2015.

Lippy named Miss Carroll County Farm Bureau

Lippy will represent Carroll County in Maryland State Fair's Miss Maryland Agriculture contest August 27 and 28.

Sunday at the Carroll County 4-H & FFA Fair

Photos from the Carroll County 4-H & FFA Fair Sunday August 2, 2015.

Saturday marks start of Carroll County 4-H & FFA Fair

Saturday marked the official first day of the Carroll County 4-H & FFA Fair, a county tradition more than a century old, which provides a week of family-friendly events centered around agriculture.

Saturday at the Carroll 4-H and FFA Fair

Photos from the Carroll County 4-H and FFA Fair at the Carroll County Agriculture Center in Westminster Saturday, Aug. 1.

For some, Tractor Pull is a family tradition

Carroll County 4-H & FFA Fair holds tractor pull with more than 100 competitors

4-H & FFA Fair tractor pull

During the Carroll County 4-H & FFA Fair tractor pull, drivers compete by pulling a weighted sled as far as they can in a 350-foot arena of hard-packed clay. As it is pulled, the weight moves from the back of the sled to the front, forcing the tractors to work harder to pull. The event Friday featured four classes of tractors as well as a semi-truck pull with more than 100 competitors.

Amish Outlaws to perform at 4-H & FFA Fair

Band formed from the former Amish will perform blend of genres

Young 4-H'er prepares animals for showing at fair

Mackenzie is a member of the Shipley 4-H Club and has shown animals for six years.

Family continues dairy tradition at fair

Courtney and Brook Hoff are known throughout 4-H as helpful and dedicated.

Fair offers entertainment options for everybody

From concerts to children's activities, there are opportunities for fun at the 4-H fair.

Miller sisters prepare for 4-H Fair

For the Carroll County 4-H and FFA fair that is August 1 to 8, Jaycey and her two sisters, Atley, 12, and Trinity, 13, will be showing their livestock in the breeding and showmanship categories as well as judging dairy cows and heifers, which is a cow that has not had a calf.

Cake auction good practice for future bakers

Over 30 judges will review hundreds of entries from over 50 categories

Dell twins enjoy their last year in 4-H

Annie and Grant Dell have participated in Carroll County's 4-H Dairy Club since they were eight years old.

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