February 20 to March 1, 2025 Footloose at the Fair!
February 20 to March 1, 2025 Footloose at the Fair!

Watch Me Grow

Show / Contest Coordinator

Division Coordinator: CHICKEN/RABBIT – Linda Graham, 352-445-4552

Division Coordinator: Animal Fever & Home Arts – Ashtyn & Abree Perryman

Division Coordinator: Kiddie Goat Show – Crystal Waldron

Division Coordinator: BBQ Hot Dog Show – Laura Kilbury, 352-875-0544

Division Coordinator: Stick Horse Horsemanship – Bobbi Barnes, 570-250-4819


More about the Watch Me Grow Contests

This show allows 4-H members from 5-7 years old to participate in the Home Arts Show. Here they have an opportunity to exhibit their talents, even though they must wait until they are 8 years old to actually compete or show animals. They receive participation ribbons, and the admiration of older students and adults.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is my child eligible? Any student 5-7 years of age who is a member of a 4H club or FFA chapter and lives in or goes to school in Marion County may enter

How much does it cost? $5 entry fee to participate

What can my child participate in? Your child can enter Watch Me Grow in the Rabbit or Chicken Shows. He/She can also participate in the Kiddie Goat Show. In addition, 5-7 year-olds can enter the Home Arts show with exhibits, and/or paint a ceramic animal (listed in the Animal Fever section).


Everyone is a winner in this category… because everyone is learning!

Every participant gets a participation ribbon.


Thank you Watch Me Grow &

Kiddie Goat Show Sponsors 

AL Baxley & Sons, Inc

Nature Coast Thoroughbreds

Sensible Financial Solutions – David Johnson & Liz Blackburn

Sponsorship Opportunities

You Can Help

SEYF is a non-profit, and is reliant on help from the community in the form of donations of money, services and time.  Click below to get involved and help us help the youth of Marion County.