This year the fair, like everything else, will look a little different. Fair will run Wednesday, July 15 – Saturday July 18. We will be following social distancing guidelines, recommending masks and encouraging extra sanitation. We are able to hold a Junior Fair because we have agreed to work within these guidelines and know that our members, exhibitors and their families will help us put forth our best effort to run a safe and successful Junior Fair. Here is some information that will help us all have a smoother week:
In Order to Show
- Complete Quality Assurance if needed.
- Complete your livestock record book or the livestock record supplement. Turn this in to your advisor. They will provide the Junior Fair office with a list of members who have completed before 5 p.m. on Wednesday, July 15.
- For 2020 ONLY skillathons are optional but encouraged. They will be posted online on Monday, June 29 through Saturday, July 4. Watch for more details.
- Follow all other Junior Fair Rules.
- Large animals can begin moving in Tuesday, July 14. Please do not move tack in on Monday as Junior Fair will still be working to ready the grounds.
- All large animals must be in place by 8 a.m. on Wednesday, July 15.
- Small animal check-in begins Wednesday morning. Please check the schedule.
- Crop and shop check-in will be Wednesday evening, 4 – 5:30 p.m. at the Floral Hall. Interviews will be Thursday morning.
- All livestock will be released at 9 p.m. on the day of their show.
- Junior Fair Board will not have bedding available for purchase. Please plan accordingly.
- Weight limits have not changed for livestock. Over or under weight projects will not be eligible for awards but will show.
- While there will not be a sale, there will be a market for your project. At weigh-in you will be asked if you wish to send your livestock to the packer or take it home. If you choose packer, you will receive payment directly from the packer/stockyards.
- Champions in market beef, market hog, market goat, and market lamb must go to the packer.
- 2020 will be a premium show. Exhibitors that come to the fair and show their project will receive a premium. One premium per market livestock exhibitor, not one per project. The details for this will be released as soon as they are finalized.
- 4-H Booths are not required for 2020 but space will be provided for clubs that wish to display projects. Clubs that would like to have a display should contact the Extension office no later than Thursday, July 2.
- If you or your family member have a fever, cough or shortness of breath, please stay home from the fair.
- High risk individuals are also encouraged to stay home.
- We are working with community supporters to provide a live stream of the livestock shows for those not able to or comfortable with attending.
- Please observe social distancing in barns, show arena and throughout the grounds. Maintain 6 feet between your family group and others.
- Please give families of exhibitors in the ring priority in the show arena.
- Hand sanitizer and hand washing stations will be placed throughout the grounds. Frequent hand washing is encouraged.
- Barns will be closed to the public during their show.
- Masks are recommended, especially when indoors or social distancing is not possible.
Additional information will be provided as it becomes available.
I encourage all of our members and families to exhibit an extra dose of patience, kindness and respect as we navigate these changes. Although we may have different opinions and views, I believe we all want the best for our youth. If we continue to work together we can provide an opportunity for them to safely and successfully showcase their hard work. If you have specific questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.