4-H Youth working at the 4-H Snack Bar at the 2023 Chautauqua County Fair.

4-H Youth working at the 4-H Snack Bar at the 2023 Chautauqua County Fair.

Good Food for a Great Cause

Dunkirk, NEW YORK (July 18, 2023) – The 4-H Snack Bar at The Chautauqua County Fair is the place you want to go for good food, good service at a good price and it all goes to a great cause! Long-time fair goers know the best place to get a great meal at the fair is at the 4-H Snack Bar, while also being able to get out of the sun with picnic tables located in the shade. If you aren’t already familiar with the 4-H Snack Bar, you can find us behind the Conservation Building!

The newly refurbished Snack Bar opens at 7:00am each morning of fair with a full fare of breakfast menu items and smiling 4-H faces to great you! Lunch and dinner have delicious items as well as the famous

4-H Milkshakes. The Snack Bar stocks its inventory from local vendors who help support 4-H.

The real benefit of the 4-H Snack Bar is the benefit it is for the 4-H’ers. Youth from 8-19 not only serve the public, but they also gain valuable experience in the food service and customer service areas. All animal project areas enjoy a friendly barn challenge every year to see who can “work” the most number of hours in the Snack Bar, and 4-H clubs are encouraged to help out too! The 4-H youth benefit from this as a fundraising effort for the whole 4-H program.

So, head on down to the Chautauqua County Fair, and stop by for a visit at the 4-H Snack Bar!

The 4-H Youth Development Program is one of many programs offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County (CCE-Chautauqua). CCE-Chautauqua is a community based educational organization, affiliated with Cornell University, Chautauqua County Government, the NYS SUNY system, and the federal government through the United States Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture. For more information, call 716-664-9502 or visit our website at www.cce.cornell.edu/chautauqua. Cornell University Cooperative Extension provides equal program and employment opportunities.


Lisette Cabrera
4-H Program Coordinator
716-664-9502 ext. 214

Last updated July 18, 2023