Fair Volunteer Opportunities

Interested in helping at this year’s fair? We have several ways for you to get involved in this year’s activities. Since we will be live-streaming all livestock shows, we will be needing volunteer camera operators for the live streams.  All equipment and training will be provided. We are currently offering mostly three-hour shifts, but you are free to sign up for multiple shifts if you wish. Once you sign up you will receive a confirmation email and more instructions closer to fair.

We are also seeking volunteers to help with various positions during the dairy products auction on Wednesday, Sept 16, and the livestock auctions on Wednesday, Sept 16 and Thursday Sept 17. Livestream volunteers click here, and auction volunteers can register by clicking here.

Carcass Contests

The carcass live shows will be held this week! The live beef show will be held tonight on Thursday, August 27 at 7:00 PM in the Coliseum, with check-in beginning at 6:00 PM. The live sheep show will take place in the sheep arena on Saturday, August 29th at 9:00 AM with weigh-in beginning at 8:00 AM. Unfortunately, the results portion of the carcass shows will not be open to the public, but video of the results shows will be available on the Wayne County 4-H Facebook page. Beef results will be available on the evening of Tuesday, September 1 and sheep results will be available on the evening of Thursday, September 3.

DUNF Forms

This year we will be utilizing electronic DUNF forms Please compete your electronic DUNF before Wednesday, September 9 at 5:00 PM. You will recieve a confirmation emal with the details of your DUNF after is is submitted. If any information on the DUNF changes between the time the form was submitted and fair check-in, you will be asked to complete a new DUNF on the computer provided.  Please use your entire animal ID/Scrapie ID. Market poultry and rabbit exhibitors will complete their DUNF forms at fair check-in. Please click here to access the online DUNF.

Ractopamine Affidavit

Ractopamine affidavits for all swine projects will be submitted electronically.  Please complete your ractopamine affidavit by September 9 at 5:00 PM. You will receive a confirmation email after your affidavit is submtted. You will not be permitted to unload your swine project until the form is completed.  Click here to access the ractopamine affidavit.

Livestock Auction Resources

It’s time to start thinking about marketing your livestock project for the Junior Fair Auction!  We have numerous resources on our website to help you find and invite potential buyers, including sample buyer letters, promotional flyers, and names and addresses of previous buyers. Click here for information to help you get the word out about the livestock auction!

Wayne County Junior Fair Royal Court

Congratulations goes out to the following youth who were selected by their Junior Fair Board peers to serve on the 2020 Wayne County Junior Fair Royal Court.  We wish you well and look forward to seeing you out and about at the shows and events throughout this year’s fair!  Be sure to see the crowning of the new King, Queen, Prince, and Princess in the Event Center at 8 pm on Saturday September 12th.
Candidates for King:
Kelton Bair
Reese Barstow
Tim Gunkelman
Clay Johnson
Isaac Kinney

Candidates for Queen:
Caitlyn DeMassimo
Libby Grossniklaus
Shelby Lehman
Ellyssa Simmons
Riley Stull.

Zoom Update

Attention 4-H members, parents, and volunteers! Please plan to join us for a Zoom update on Wednesday, July 19 at 7:00 PM.  We will be providing up-to-date information regarding the fair and staff will be available to answer your questions. Click here to join the Zoom meeting. Please note: The meeting password is 131541.

Still/FCS Project Drop-Off

f your club is not planning to have a display booth at this year’s fair, you may still display your members’ still and FCS projects in the center aisle of Building 10. Drop-off for those projects will be August 29 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM at Building 10 on the Fairgrounds.

Rabbit Tattooing

The tattoo date for ALL rabbits, including market, breeding, and pet classes, will be August 29 from 9:00 AM until 12:00 PM in the Event Center at the Fairgrounds. Please remember that all rabbits must be tattooed in order to exhibit at the fair.  Purchased market rabbits are required to attend and Born, Bred and Raised rabbits are highly encouraged to attend the August 29th tattoo date.