It is with heavy hearts that the Winnebago County Fair Association (WCFA) Board of Directors announces the cancellation of this year’s Winnebago County Fair set for August 5-9, 2020. 

June 9, 2020 Cancellation Press Release

Monthly Board Meetings will be continuing on the 4th Thursday of each month.
Please see meeting information below for more details.


In Winnebago County, the County Fair is run by the Fair Association (WCFA), an independently operated non-profit association made up of Winnebago County residents who VOLUNTEER their time throughout the year to plan, organize, fund-raise and coordinate all aspects of the County Fair.

WCFA Articles of Incorporation & By-Laws

A Board of Directors for the Association is elected annually; this group of 19 volunteers meet monthly (see schedule below), are the primary decision making group for the Fair and carry out all Fair Business throughout the year.

Directors serve a 3 year term and are elected at the Association’s Annual Meeting.
Directors must be:

Meet your 2020 Fair Board Directors


More Information about WCFA:


Upcoming Meetings of the Fair Association:

We meet the 4th Thursday of every month. The public, fair volunteers and/or anyone interested in running for a position on the Board of Directors is welcome to attend meetings!


Attention Fair Volunteers, Superintendents and members of the public:

In order to increase accuracy of communication and record keeping, the Fair Board approved a new process at the February 2020 Board Meeting. Items of business that require a decision or response from the Fair Board must be submitted in writing. This includes all events/activities that happen in the name of the WCFA or are held on the fairgrounds during the County Fair.
• Items must be submitted 9 days prior to the meeting to be on the current agenda for discussion.
• Items that are submitted after agenda is published or brought up during appearances from the audience will be placed on a future agenda for discussion.
• Events/Activities/Rules, etc that are approved will receive a written response from the WCFA.

  • Thursday, August 27 • 7pm
    James P Coughlin Center, 625 E County Road Y, Oshkosh
  • Thursday, September 24 • 7pm
    James P Coughlin Center, 625 E County Road Y, Oshkosh
  • Thursday, October 22 • 7pm
    James P Coughlin Center, 625 E County Road Y, Oshkosh
  • November – NO MEETING
  • ANNUAL MEETING & ELECTIONS
    Thursday, December 10 • 7pm
    Sunnyview Expo Center (Fairgrounds), 500 E County Road Y, Oshkosh
  • Wisconsin Association of Fairs (WAF) Annual CONVENTION
    • January 10-12, 2021 (Sun-Tues)
    • Chula Vista Resort in Wisconsin Dells
    • All Fair Board members are encouraged to attend.

STAY SAFE. STAY POSITIVE. STAY FAIR STRONG.

Community safety is the WCFA’s number one priority during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are following Department of Health guidelines in making decisions about fair meetings and activities.

July Announcements:

ONLINE EXHIBITOR SHOWCASE
July 6 SHOWCASE Press Release
• Check out “Exhibitors for all the information.

MEMBERSHIPS/WEEKLY PASSES
• You must be a 2020 Member to participate in this year’s Annual Fair Association Meeting.
• 2020 Memberships will be good for 2 years (2020 Annual Meeting, Week-long Entry into 2021 Fair & 2021 Annual Meeting).
2020 Association Memberships are still available for purchase! Check out “Tickets” for more info.
• If you do not want to keep your membership, you may return your card for a full refund. Please call 920-685-3013 or email winnebagocountyfair@gmail.com to make arrangements.

DAILY TICKETS
If you purchased a daily ticket it will be refunded in full. Please email winnebagocountyfairsecretary@gmail.com to make arrangements.

VENDORS, CAMPERS, SPONSORS, etc will be contacted directly with refund or carry-over options. Please feel free to contact us with questions/concerns. 920-685-6013 or winnebagocountyfair@gmail.com

JUNIOR FAIR RULE UPDATES (2021 ONLY)
• Youth Exhibitors will be able to show projects/work from 2020 or 2021 at the 2021 County Fair (including items that are submitted to the 2020 Showcase).
• Any “senior” exhibitors who are aging out of their youth organization or Junior Fair age eligibility in 2020 will be allowed to show as youth/Junior Fair exhibitors in 2021.

2020 FAIR CANCELLATION
June 9, 2020 Fair Cancellation Press Release
• Wisconsin Association of Fairs Article: “Cancelling a Fair is a Hard Decision”
• See the Wisconsin Association of Fair website for updates and information on Fairs around the state.

You can join ZOOM meetings from your computer, smart phone or tablet by downloading Zoom (https://zoom.us/download)
OR
You can dial in from any phone

If you need assistance with ZOOM Fair Meetings, please contact Jody (Fair Secretary) at 920-267-2473 or winnebagocountyfairsecretary@gmail.com

New to Zoom? Try it out! ZOOM offers “test meetings” that you can try out at any time: https://zoom.us/test

Increased Zoom Safety:
To protect our fair meeting participants we are using the NEWEST Zoom security features:
– Registration for meetings
– Password protected links
– “Waiting Room” for joining meetings
– Meeting host security features turned on
For more info:
Tips on Making your Zoom Gatherings More Private
– Visit the ZOOM Security Website


Previous Meetings

  • Thursday, April 23 • 7pm (Agenda.pdf)
    • April’s meeting will be on ZOOM due to current social distancing guidelines and the Governor’s Safer at Home Order.
    • The public is welcome to join us as always.
    • Please register to get connection info for the meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0kdO2oqD0uHtQ0ih–7dUB2fYXqQeJ5XKI (if you have not downloaded ZOOM to your device, you will be prompted to do so to register)
    • Need dial-up info to join the meeting by phone only? Contact the WCFA at 920-685-3013.
  • Thursday, March 26 • 7pm CANCELLED (due to COVID-19)
    Please Stay Safe & Healthy Everyone! Keep yourself informed, visit Winnebago County Health Department COVID-19
    SWINE SHOW INPUT: If you have input on whether the swine show should be Terminal vs Non-Terminal, please complete this survey by Monday, March 30: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ZLCY3C6
  • Thursday, February 27 • 7pm (Agenda.pdf)
  • James P Coughlin Center, 625 E County Road Y, Oshkosh
  • Thursday, January 23 • 7pm (Agenda.pdf)
    James P Coughlin Center, 625 E County Road Y, Oshkosh

December Meeting

  • ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING • Thursday, December 12 • 7pm
  • BOARD MEETING • Thursday, December 12 • 9pm
  • Sunnyview Expo Center, 500 E County Road Y, Oshkosh
  • Annual Meeting Agenda includes an annual report of the 2019 Fair and Elections for the Board of Directors. Voting is open to all Fair Membership/Pass holders. Come vote for your 2020 Board of Directors!
  • We have 6 positions open on our Board of Directors this year. If interested in running for the board, contact us at winnebagocountyfair@gmail.com
  • NO Public Meeting in NOVEMBER
  • Thursday, October 24 • 7pm
    James P Coughlin Center, 625 E County Road Y, Oshkosh
  • Thursday, September 26 • 7pm
    James P Coughlin Center, 625 E County Road Y, Oshkosh
  • Thursday, August 22nd • 7pm
    James P Coughlin Center, 625 E County Road Y, Oshkosh