Educational Opportunities

Check out these cool programs & hands-on experiences for youth in our community to learn more about the County Fair, Agriculture and other “Made-by-Hand” projects. We offer a variety of experiences for youth of different ages & abilities. No need to be in a 4-H, FFA or Scouts group. Come explore the County Fair with us!


Endless Adventures!

A goat, calf and sheep show that gives students ages 8-18 with special needs the opportunity to show an animal. All participants will receive a goody bag, ribbon, t-shirt and food. Each participant will be matched with an experienced youth exhibitor from the 4-H/FFA program (including use of their animal). The youth exhibitor will help them out, teach them and guide them. This will be open to a maximum of 20 students.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 2ND, 2024
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Sunnyview Expo Center • Oshkosh, WI
Overhang Show Ring of Barn B

IN MEMORY OF JOSH PERRY
This show is being put on in honor of a former 4-H Friends 4-H Club member Josh Perry that had Asperger’s syndrome; a disorder affecting someone’s ability to effectively socialize and communicate, and is a condition on the autism spectrum. Josh was a boy who had a heart of gold and found that showing dairy cattle at the county fair and spending time with animals made him the happiest kid ever. Josh passed away unexpectedly at the age of 16, Josh was an outstanding leader to so many youth around him and we are hoping to help carry on Josh’s legacy throughout this event.

If you’re interested in participating please contact exhibitorexperience@gmail.com . Youth Exhibitors who want to provide animals and be mentors should email us as well! Thank you!

DEADLINE JULY 10, 2024


Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a Fair Exhibitor? We’d love to give you an insider’s tour of the Fair!

Farmer for a Day youth mentorship program is July 31 – August 3 during the Winnebago County Fair in Oshkosh, WI. This agricultural mentorship program connects local youth to agriculture, STEAM, the county fair, and other hands-on activities to encourage continued personal growth and community involvement. Eligible youth should be 7-16 years old and have an interest in one of these areas of the County Fair:

Selected youth will be paired with a Winnebago County Fair expert to experience a personalized, 1-hour guided tour around the fairgrounds. During the tour, youth will learn more about livestock, plants, cultural arts, mechanical science, foods/nutrition, and more. Alongside the guided tour, each participant will receive a fair day pass, take-home “AG” bag, and certificate. Since 2021 the youth program has continued to grow, so space is limited; apply today!

Program Flyer (English/Espanol) (PDF)
Mentor Flyer
(PDF)

Registration Form: https://forms.gle/oEbgr8hquRdv4W6k8 
DEADLINE: JUNE 30, 2024

For more information, to request an application, or to become a program supporter please email winnebagocountyfairprograms@gmail.com.

“It was wonderful, our girls had a great time and we absolutely would do it again!”

2021 Farmer for a Day Participant

“The morning was wonderful and our son really enjoyed his experience! He said he wished he could do it again the next day. 🙂 Thank you for the opportunity!!” 

2022 Farmer for a Day Participant 

 “It was a nice introduction to the fair for my daughter who had never been to the fair before.”

2022 Farmer for a Day Participant


“Small Fry in Training”
Dairy/Beef Showmanship Contest

Purpose: To give youth 4-8 years of age a chance to show dairy or beef calves at the Winnebago County Fair.

Registration Deadline: July 31 Annually
Show: Sunday, August 4 at 9:00am 2024

Registration Form

For more information:
Ryan Overton
920-203-8781
overton_r@outlook.com