2024 County Fair July 31 – August 4
Share Your Talents. Earn Ribbons and Premiums!

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4-H Youth Development Logo
Jr. Holstein Association Logo

Jr. Holstein Association

You’re invited to exhibit at the Fair if you are:

a YOUTH enrolled in a Winnebago County Youth Organization (4-H, FFA, Scouts, Breed Association, etc)

Not just for kids!
ADULT residents of Winnebago County can show in Open Class

Cost to enter is just $0.50 per item for youth and $0.75 for adults. Earn premium money based on your placing (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th).

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Boy Scouts

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Winnebago County Logo

Adult Residents

Entry Deadline: 11:59pm on Tuesday June 25, 2024

Youth Exhibitors (Junior Class)

All youth must have been enrolled in a youth organization by January 31, 2024 to be eligible to exhibit at this year’s fair.

Questions? Contact us at winnebagocountyfair@gmail.com or 920-685-3013 and your question will be forwarded to the appropriate person.

Adult Exhibitors (Open Class)

All exhibitors must be residents of Winnebago County, 18 years old and CANNOT be an exhibitor in the Junior Fair.

Questions? Contact Kim (Open Class Superintendent) at winnebagocountyfairquestion@gmail.com

County & District Fairs in Wisconsin are regulated by WI State Legislative Code: Chapter ATCP 160 and are overseen by the Department of Agriculture, Trade & Consumer Protection (DATCP). Please visit their “Fairs & Shows” website for information on judge certification, animal health regulations and more!

I signed up to exhibit, now what?

  • See your Fair Premium Book for
    • Fair Rules
    • Judging Times
    • Information about tagging/identifying your exhibit prior to judging
    • Release of exhibits (picking up your exhibits) on Sunday August 4
  • Pre-fair Judging of non-animal exhibits in the Expo Building happens MONDAY July 29 and TUESDAY July 30.
  • Barn Animal check-in is TUESDAY July 30. Make sure you know what paperwork you need to bring with your animals. Animal exhibitors will also need to participate in Pen/Stall set-up and Safety Meetings prior to Fair.
  • GET YOUR ADMISSION TICKETS/PASSSES for July 31-August 4 (see info in next section)
    • No Admission/Tickets needed for Pre-Fair Judging on Monday, July 29 and Tuesday, July 30 or Barn Animal check-in on Tuesday, July 30.
    • Exhibitors coming to pick up their exhibits Sunday August 4 may enter free after 4pm by showing their CLAIM CHECK/EXHIBIT REPORT at the Gate (which is also needed to claim your exhibits).

Admission Info for Exhibitors, Families, Clubs & Groups

Image of Fair Ticket Tips Sheet. Click for PDF version.
Who Needs to Buy Fair Passes/Tickets? You do!

Anyone wishing to enter the fairgrounds Wednesday July 31 – Sunday, August 4 between the hours of 9:00am and 10:00pm must have a pass/ticket/wristband. This includes exhibitors, parents, grandparents, youth organizational leaders, etc. for judging, supporting youth, food court  workers, barn duty, expo monitors, etc.

  • Check out our “Fair Ticket Tips for Exhibitors” for help deciding what passes/tickets are needed for your family, friends and guests.
  • Weekly Fair Pass Information:
    • Weekly Fair Passes for Youth Exhibitors are $6. Contact your club/chapter leader for more info.
    • Weekly Passes/Fair Memberships for adults/non-exhibitors are available for $30 in Advance/$35 at Gate (beginning July 31).
  • Group Ticket Order Forms are available for Clubs/Groups that want to place a group order and distribute it to their members. This form is the only way to order Youth Exhibitor Wrist Bands.

Outstanding Exhibitor Application(s)

2022 Fair Info: Any Junior Fair exhibitor who shows dairy, beef, sheep or swine and is in grades 9-13 as of January 1st may apply for the Outstanding Youth Exhibitor Award.  The award will recognize youth who have shown exceptional involvement in their project throughout the year and will be presented at this year’s Winnebago County Fair.  Two award winners will be named, one for each category:  grades 9-10-11 ($40) and grades 12-13 ($40).  Previous winners in the same age category not eligible consecutive years.

Any exhibitor who wishes to apply for the “Outstanding Youth Exhibitor” must submit an application with their project accomplishments since July 2021. See application for more details. Deadline is July 18, 2022.

Barn Cards

Barn cards are used to identify your animal in the barn during the fair. Printed barn cards will be made available for pick-up by the Fair Association this summer. You may also print your own barn cards in color on white cardstock.

  • Youth Barn Cards LARGE
  • Youth Barn Cards SMALL (poultry & rabbits)
  • Open Class Barn Cards LARGE
  • Open Class Barn Cards SMALL (poultry & rabbits)

Camping Information

Camping Questions? Contact Steve Stark at 920-420-5003.

Reminder – Campers also need to have a Membership/Weekly Pass or Youth Exhibitor Band.

Billboard Contest – Deadline July 5, 2024

Small Fry in Training (Dairy & Beef)

Small Fry Questions? Contact Ryan Overton at 920-203-8781 or overton_r@outlook.com

NEW (2022)! Youth Organization Application & Annual Renewal Form

The purpose of the Winnebago County JUNIOR FAIR is to showcase the educational programs of Winnebago County’s youth organizations through exhibits youth complete as a member of their organization. The County Fair experience helps reinforce youth’s education and provide opportunity for reflection through interaction with judges, peers and the public.

Eligibility Requirements:

Youth organizations must have adult leadership and an ongoing educational program that aligns with at least one of the County Fair Departments. Organizations must have been in operation with active youth membership for one year prior to applying to the County Fair.

This form is due annually from all participating organizations, by February 15 of the current fair year.
(2022 timelines will be extended based on when new youth organization application becomes available)

This application must be submitted by the Adult Advisor who is in charge of approving adult leadership and youth membership for the organization. For state-wide or national organizations this may be a county-wide, regional or state leader. (For example in the 4-H program, one application should be submitted by the county 4-H Educator – individual 4-H Clubs or Projects do not need to submit individual applications).

Application Form (Word)
Application Form (PDF)