August is just around the corner, and to start out the month the Edmunds County Achievement Days will be held August 1-3 in Ipswich at the 4-H Grounds. There are three days of activities planned. On Wednesday, Aug. 1, the Open Youth Horse Show and Fun Day is planned at the Trail Days Complex. Registration will begin at 6:00 p.m. with the events to begin at 6:30 p.m. The events include Stock Seat Equitation, Egg & Spoon Race, Barrel Racing, Boot Scramble, Flag Race, Ribbon Race, Pole Bending, Key Hole Race, and Kool Aid Race. This event is open to non 4-H and 4-H members.
All events on Thursday, Aug. 2, will be held at the 4-H Building in Ipswich. It will begin with the Dog Show starting at 8:00 a.m. This show will include the following events: obedience, showmanship, agility and rally. The judging of static events will begin at 1 p.m. At 2:30 p.m. the horticulture judging will begin. This event will determine who will be judging at the state level during the State Fair. The Cloverbud judging will also be done at that time. The Fashion Revue Contest and Style Show will begin at 3:30 p.m. There will be time to check out the 4-H Robotics Program at 6:00 p.m. The evening program, beginning at 7:30 p.m. will include a Pre 4-H Pet Show, followed by the crowing of the Cloverbud Prince and Princess, and the 4-H King and Queen. The State Fair judging teams for Visual Arts, Photography, Family and Consumer Sciences, and Horticulture will be announced after the coronation.
On Friday, Aug. 3, events will begin at 9:00 a.m. with the judging of all livestock exhibits. There will be a Cat Show starting at 1:30 p.m. A softball game will be played at the Ipswich Sports Complex starting at 2:00 p.m. which will be followed by the Rocket Launch at 4:30 p.m. There will be a Robotics Challenge at 3:00 p.m. The Junior Leaders are putting on a Mini 4-H Olympics from 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
The 4-H BBQ will also be on Friday from 5:30- 6:45 p.m. We will be serving BBQ Beef sandwiches, corn, carrots, pickles, chips, ice cream, and a drink. Tickets are available at the door. At 7:00 p.m. the Pre 4-H Livestock Show will begin with the announcing of the Family Herdsmanship and 4-H Secret Alumni. This will be followed by the Premium Sale, which begins at 7:30 p.m.