2021 County Fair August 4-8
Share Your Talents. Earn Ribbons and Premiums!
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 $.25 per item. Win premium money based on your placing (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th).
Need Ideas? Check out the 2020 Online Showcase (both Junior Fair Youth and Open Class Adults) for inspiration.
Youth Exhibitors (Junior Class)
All youth must have been enrolled in a youth organization by January 31, 2021 to be eligible to exhibit at this year’s fair
- 2020-2021 Junior Fair Premium Book (& Other Resources)
- Fair Entry Instructions:
- Fair Entry Log In (DEADLINE: Sunday, June 13 @ midnight)
Entry Deadline: MIDNIGHT on Sunday June 13, 2021
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 8
- Do you have a specific question about your exhibit or how to prepare it? Visit our Junior Fair Resources page or Contact the Superintendent(s) of the Department(s) you entered exhibits in.
- 2021 Fair Contact List (Coming Soon)
- Junior Fair Premium Book & Resources
- Pre-fair Judging of non-animal exhibits in the Expo Building happens MONDAY August 2 and TUESDAY August 3.
- Barn Animal check-in is TUESDAY August 3. 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.
- EVERYONE entering the fair from August 4-August 8 must have a pass/ticket.
- 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 until July 15 and $35 after that.
- Exhibitors coming to pick up their exhibits Sunday August 8 may enter the East Gate on County Road Y after 4pm with their CLAIM CHECK/EXHIBIT REPORT (which is also needed to claim your exhibits).
Food Preservation Exhibitors
It is important to prepare safe & healthy foods, especially when preserving food to be stored. To help promote food safety and proper preparation of preserved food, we ask that you use current USDA or Extension resources for your recipes, and properly label your fair exhibit using the tags provided below.
- Exhibits with incomplete or missing labels, automatically become ineligible for awards and premiums.
- The food preservation judge will be using the most current guidelines for food processing. Make sure you have used a current reference and are able to identify your references for the judge.
Food Preservation Labels (Open & Junior Class)
- Food Preservation CANNING LABELS
- Food Preservation DRY FOOD LABELS
- Don’t forget to review the Premium Book (above) for a complete listing of Food Preservation Rules
Food Preservation Resources
- Safe & Healthy: Preserving Food at Home (Extension): https://fyi.uwex.edu/safepreserving/
- Learning Store: https://learningstore.uwex.edu/Food-Preservation-and-Safety-C60.aspx
- National Center for Home Food Preservation: http://nchfp.uga.edu/
- For specific “How To” questions about Food Preservation in general, please contact: the State Extension Specialist: Barb Ingham firstname.lastname@example.org or 608-263-7383.
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.