Media Release: State Fair Purple Ribbon 4-H Auction on August 28th *4-H Beef Championship Scheduled*

August 16, 2021
For More Information Contact:

Kent Thiesse
MN State Fair 4-H Beef Show Coordinator
and MN State Fair 4-H Auction Finance Chair


2021 will mark the 42nd anniversary of the “Purple Ribbon 4-H Livestock Auction” at the Minnesota State Fair. The Purple Ribbon 4-H Auction will be held on Saturday, August 28, at 5:45 PM, in Compeer Arena at the State Fairgrounds. The premiums on over 110 purple ribbon 4-H exhibits will be sold in the livestock auction. Forty-five 4-H scholarships, totaling over $80,000.00, will also be awarded at the 2021 Auction to outstanding 4-H junior leaders in the Minnesota 4-H animal science program. Twenty percent of the 4-H Auction proceeds are used to help fund the scholarships and for special 4-H livestock programs across Minnesota. For more details on the “Purple Ribbon 4-H Livestock Auction” and the 4-H scholarship program, please refer to the following web site:
The “4-H Beef Championship Event” will be held at the Minnesota State Fair on Friday, August 27, at 2:00 PM in the Coliseum, at the State Fairgrounds in St. Paul. The Championship Event this year will include the selection of the Grand and Reserve Champion Market Beef, Dairy Steer, Breeding Heifer, Cow/ Calf, and Prospect Market Calf from the 4-H beef exhibits at the 2021 State Fair. The event will also include the selection of the “Top 5” Overall Breeding Heifers, “Top 5 Market Beef”, “Top 3 Cow/Calf Pairs”, and “Top 3 Dairy Steers”. 4-H Beef Interview Champions and MN State Fair Youth Scholarship recipients will also be recognized at this event. The Championship Event will represent the “best of the best” from the nearly 550 4-H members that will be exhibiting 4-H beef projects at the 2021 Minnesota State Fair, according to Kent Thiesse, 4-H Beef Show Coordinator.
Over 2,500 4-H members will be exhibiting beef, dairy, swine, sheep, poultry, rabbits, dairy goats, and llamas at the 2021 Minnesota State Fair on August 25-29. For a complete schedule of 4-H livestock show times and other special activities during the 4-H livestock shows, please refer to the 4-H web site at:


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