UMaine Extension 4-H to hold livestock auction at Cumberland Fair Sept. 28

The 4-H Livestock Auction at the Cumberland Fair will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 28 at 4:30 p.m. in the show arena at the Cumberland Fairgrounds, 197 Blanchard Road. 

Baby beef, market lambs and market hogs raised by local 4-H members will be auctioned off. All money goes directly to the 4-H student who raised the animal. Many 4-H students use the profits from the sales to help with college expenses while others buy additional animals to raise for next year’s auction. All 4-H market animals are 100% grain fed and raised with care under the supervision of watchful adults. Youth who raise a market animal learn livestock care, as well as financial management, record keeping, time management and marketing skills.

The public is invited to attend the auction and bid on the animals (in-person only). Immediately after the sale, buyers must pay the cashier onsite with cash or check only. For more information about the 4-H Livestock Auction, visit

If you cannot attend the auction but want to support local 4-H youth raising livestock, consider donating to the Gray and New Gloucester (GNG) 4-H Food Pantry Project. Through the GNG 4-H Food Pantry Project, local 4-H members raise funds to purchase livestock from the Cumberland 4-H auction. The meat is then donated to the Gray and New Gloucester food pantries. Donations of any amount may be sent to GNG 4-H Food Pantry Project, PO Box 1012, Gray, ME 04039. Checks can be made payable to: GNG 4-H Food Pantry Project.

For more information or to request reasonable accommodation, call 207.781.6099 or email