Jamboree Features Summer Theme

This year’s Jamboree at the Mill will be held from July 23-27, at WVU’s Jackson’s Mill and the theme is “The best five days of Summer”.
“Most people, I think, don’t know that this is not just an event for 4-Hers,” said Lewis County extension employee Annie Brown, “but it is an event open to the public too.”
Brown said that there have been over 15 annual Jamboree at the Mills held at Jackson’s Mill and that the children really look forward to this event every year.
All year long 4-Hers work on book and agricultural projects, then at Jamboree at the Mill, they display their projects, which the public can look at and judges award ribbons for the projects.
There are a variety activities planned for the Jamboree including blacksmithing, story times, ice cream social, dress your own potato, cake walk and farm chore Olympics.
Most of the events at the Jamboree are open to the public and many of the events are free, because of the partnership with EQT.
“EQT has been a great contributor and has made it possible for children to be able to take something home with them from the Jamboree whether it be a craft or some cotton candy,” said Brown.
A Fresh Vegetable Show will occur on Tuesday, featuring 22 classes for entry and an additional six classes for vegetable/fruit “funny stuff”. Fern Hill Farm is the Vegetable Show sponsor, with Jamie Powers being the show chair.
Entries are to be brought to the barn on July 25, from 5:30-6:30 p.m., with judging taking place at 7 p.m.
All vegetables are to be displayed on a white Styrofoam plate provided by Jamboree at the Mill and must be grown by the exhibitor.
The is a $1 entry fee, with premiums being paid to first, second and third place winners in each class, however all entries will receive a ribbon. One vegetable exhibit will be selected by the judges as “Best of Show”.
Entries are to be picked up from 6-8 p.m., on Thursday, July 27. All exhibits not picked up will be disposed of.
Classes (with number of items to enter) are as follows:
Green Onions (6)
Yellow Onions (4)
Cabbage (1)
Garlic (4)
Red Tomato (5)
Yellow Tomato (5)
Roma Tomato (5)
Red Cherry Tomato (15)
Zucchini Squash (2)
Summer Squash (2)
Carrots (5)
Sweet Corn (3)
Green Peppers (5)
Red, yellow or orange Sweet Bell Peppers (5)
Banana Peppers (5)
Jalapeño Peppers (5)
Green Slicer Cucumbers (4)
Pickling Cucumbers (4)
Beets (5)
White Potatoes (5)
Green Beans (12 minimum)
Freaks of Nature
Funny Stuff:
Best Decorated Vegetable (ages 10 and under)
Best Decorated Vegetable (ages 11-18)
Best Decorated Vegetable (ages 19 and Older)
Best Decorated Fruit (ages 10 and under)
Best Decorated Fruit (ages 11-18)
Best Decorated Fruit (ages 19 and Older)
There will also be a Home Canning Exhibit and Contest with 10 categories. The exhibits need to be delivered to the Mill on Tuesday, July 25, from 5:30-6:30 p.m., with judging at 7 p.m. Entries are to be picked up on July 28, from 6-8 p.m. Fern Hill Farm is the sponsor of the event with Helen McClain being the chair.
Exhibits include:
Green Bean (quart/pint jars)
Vegetable (other than green beans) (quart/pint jars)
Tomatoes (whole or sectioned) (quart/pint jars)
Apples/Applesauce (quart/pint jars)
Fruit (other than apples) (quart/pint jars)
Juice (quart/pint jars)
Pickles (quart/pint/half-pint jars)
Relish (quart/pint/half-pint jars)
Jams, Jelly Preserves (pint/half-pint jars)
Miscellaneous (may not contain meat: must be processed: no honey) (Any size standard jar)
Another event will be a flower show, with 22 categories, drop-off time is July 25, from 4:30-5:30 p.m., with judging at 7 p.m. Entries are to be picked up on July 26, from 6-8 p.m.
The flower show is sponsored by Lucky Lady Farm, with Melinda Riddle chairing the event.  
 Classes to enter are:
Aster (any variety, 1 bloom)
Black Eyed Susan (1 stem)
Cleome (any variety, 1 stalk)
Coneflower (any variety, 1 bloom)
Dahlia, Large Bloom (any color, 1 bloom) 4 inches and larger
Dahlia, Small Bloom (any color, 1 bloom) under 4 inches
Daisy (any variety, 1 bloom)
Gladioli (any color, 1 stem)
Marigold (any variety, orange, 1 bloom)
Marigold (any variety, yellow, 1 bloom)
Petunia (single variety, 1 stem)
Petunia (double variety, 1 stem)
Petunia, Wave (any variety, 1 stem)
Rose, Climber (any color, 1 spray)
Rose, Hybrid Tea (any color, 1 spray)
Rose, Miniature (any color, 1 bloom)
Rose, Shrub (any color, 1 bloom)
Salvia, Blue (3 spikes)
Salvia, Scarlet (3 spikes)
Sunflower, Large (seed head 8 inches or more in diameter; must be fresh cut)
Sunflower, Small (seed head less than 8 inches in diameter; must be fresh cut)
Zinnia (any variety, 1 stem)
Full schedule of Events for Jamboree at the Mill:
Sunday, July 23
3-5 p.m. All other livestock enter
3-7 p.m. 4-H projects exhibits enter
3 p.m. Historical Native American Blacksmithing (Nelson Tinnel)
3:30 p.m. Litter Olympics (barn area)
4-7 p.m. Organization exhibits enter/setup
5:45 p.m. Guess the weight winner announced
6 p.m. Rabbit and Poultry Show

Monday, July 24
9 a.m. to noon 4-H project exhibits enter
9 a.m. to noon Organization exhibits enter/setup
10 a.m. Photography Contest Judging
11:30 a.m. Blacksmithing Demonstation
11:30 a.m. Judges’ Luncheon
1 p.m. 4-H project judging
2:15 p.m. Corn Hole Tournament
2:30 p.m. Story Time
3-5 p.m. Fun 4 All Carnival
3-5 p.m. Horse Drawn Wagon Rides (Fred Kiger, Rocky Ridges Acres, PA)
3:30 p.m. Blacksmithing Demonstration
4:30 p.m. Ice Cream Social
5-8 p.m. Exhibits Open to the Public
5:15 p.m. Stick Horse Races and Barrel Racing
6 p.m. Horse Show, Livestock shows (hog showmanship and market hogs)

Tuesday, July 25
9 a.m. – noon Livestock Skill-a-thon
11:30 a.m.  Blacksmithing Demonstration
Noon Exhibits are open to the public
1-3 p.m. Free Swim for youth exhibitors
3:15 p.m. Dress Your Potato
3:30 p.m. Blacksmithing Demonstration
4 and 5 p.m. Go Wild with Olgebay Good Zoo
5:15 p.m. Stick Horse Races and Barrel Races
5:30-6:30 p.m. Vegetable, Flower and Home Canning Exhibits Enter
5:45 p.m. Guess the Weight Winner Announced
6 p.m. Livestock shows (beef showmanship, market steers, beef heifers, feeder calves)
7 p.m. Contest Judging

Wednesday, July 26
Noon-8 p.m. Exhibits open to the public
2 p.m. Dog Show (21 and under), Small Pet Show (21 and under), Dog Skills Trials (21 and under), Dress your pet contest (21 and under)
2:45 p.m. Story Time
3 p.m. Drop off cakes for Cake Walk (barn office)
3-5 p.m. WV Frontier
4:45 p.m. Agriculture FUN
5:15 p.m. Cake Walk
5:45 p.m. Stick Horse Grand Champion Derby and Barrel Racing Championship
5:45 p.m. Guess the Weight winner announced
6 p.m. Livestock Shows (goat showmanship, market goats, sheen showmanship, market lambs, sheep)

Thursday, July 27
11 a.m. Farm Chore Olympics
2-5 p.m. Exhibits Open to the public
5 p.m. Silent Auction Ends
5:30 p.m. Sponsor/Buyer Appreciation Dinner
6-8 p.m. 4-H project/Community Exhibits Pickup
6:15 p.m. Awards Ceremony
7 p.m. Market Animal Sale
8-10 p.m. 4-H project/Community Exhibits Pickup

For more information call 304-269-4660.

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