4-H Ambassadors Move in, Prepare for 6K More at State Fair

August 21, 2018 09:45 PM

We're less than 48 hours from the start of the Minnesota State Fair.

Tuesday, KSTP caught up with a few 4-H students who are moving in and getting things ready for the thousands of other 4-Hers who start arriving Wednesday.

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With suitcases in tow, students aren't moving into college, but rather bunking up on the state fairgrounds for what will be a fun-filled two weeks.

KSTP at the Fair

Megan Vikla is part of the 4-H arts program that performs a 30 minute, 4-H curated show 3 to 4 times a day, every day.

"[We] build the stage, rehearse all the songs, made the costumes and rehearse all the music," Vikla said.

Alicia Sandberg is a 4-H ambassador.

"We are showing first generation 4-Hers tours of the fair, but then we also do the performing arts on the stage and help them prepare. We are welcoming them here at the doors, we have an information booth, we're all over," Sandberg said. 

RELATED: Horse Shows Kick Off Minnesota State Fair, Livestock Barns Ready for 4-Hers

These 4-H leaders will have staff training and finish the prep work before opening day Thursday when 6,000 other 4-Hers arrive.

"4-H is about more than cows and cooking, which we used to be. We are doing all kinds of afterschool programs, all kinds of educational events, that is far outside the original 4-H that most people generally think of a generation ago," said Superintendent of 4-H Programming, Brad Rugg.

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