For many 4-H members, showing their projects at the County Fair is the highlight of the summer! The 2022 Washington County Fair takes place July 26-31.This page is a central spot for information about the 4-H experience at County Fair. Please also refer to the Washington County Fair website, which includes details for all exhibitors (not just 4-H) and fair goers. http://www.wcfairpark.com/fair/
Washington County Fair offers discounted Season Passes to adults who volunteer a minimum of four hours doing 4-H related work at the Fair.
- Enrolled 4-H adult volunteer leaders and parents/guardians, grandparents, and adult siblings of 4-H youth members are eligible.
- Purchase at Fair Park for $15/pass beginning June 15
- Club & Project Leaders: Fair Park asks you to provide a list adults from your club/project who will be volunteering at the Fair
- For questions about Season Passes, please contact the Fair Park office:
- Phone: (262) 677-5060
- Email: email@example.com
- Address: 3000 Hwy PV, West Bend WI 53095
Ziegler Building Volunteer Roles
SignUp Genius for Ziegler Building https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C084CAAA62EA5F85-ziegler
There are many opportunities to volunteer in the Ziegler Building
- Building supervisor
- Silent Auction (contact the committee at firstname.lastname@example.org )
- Exhibit Release
Leaders Association Silent Auction
SILENT AUCTION VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Tasks include organizing winning bid sheets at auction close, making phone calls to winners at the close of the auction, collecting payments at the end of the auction, and payment processing/pick after fair.
- Please contact the Silent Auction Committee to volunteer: email@example.com
***Last day to donate to the Silent Auction is July 24 — please bring your items directly to the Ziegler Building at Fair Park***
UPDATE 7/18/22: Please do not bring Silent Auction donations to the Extension office after 7/18/22. Silent Auction volunteers have made their last pick-up of donated items.
Washington County 4-H Leaders Association will be hosting a silent auction during the Washington County Fair and we need your help!
Contact the Silent Auction Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org
4-H Action and Promotion Center
This is an opportunity to engage community members attending the fair in a hands-on activity and promote 4-H. Clubs and countywide projects are invited to organize a small group, 2-4 members (any age) and 1-2 adults, to cover one shift. There are 20 shifts. Shifts are two hours in length and available Tuesday, July 26 -Sunday, July 31.
Action is the key to the success of the “4-H Action and Promotion Center.” Clubs/projects create and provide their own activity. The activity should be hands-on, and attract fair goers to the booth. This is an opportunity to ask the youth running the booth what they’ve learned in their projects this past year, and how they could teach others and share a favorite activity.
4-H promotional materials will be provided.
***Top 5 Reasons to Volunteer at the Action and Promotion Booth at Fair***
1. It is an easy way to get adult volunteer hours for an adult volunteer season pass
2. It is a fun group or family activity
3. It is a good chance to interact with fair goers
4. You get to share your passion about 4-H and projects you are involved in
5. Opportunity to strengthen communication and social skills
Sign up here: 4-H Action & Promotion Center Sign Up
The Food Stand Committee is again organizing the 4-H Food Stand operations during the Washington County Fair. Monies earned from the 4-H Food Stand are used by the Washington County 4-H Leaders Association to sponsor countywide educational programs, scholarships, the Achievement and Recognition Program, etc.
Please see 2022 Food Stand Letter for more information, or contact Sharon Kiselicka at 262-483-0830 or email@example.com or Agnes Wagner at 414-881-3919 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please sign up by July 15 Sign Up Genius for 4-H Food Stand
Youth Fair Assistants
The Youth Fair Assistants contribute their time and talent to facilitate the face-to-face judging process at the Washington County Fair. They help the exhibit entry process run smoothly and quickly so that we can avoid delays in judging. Fair assistants help the superintendents function effectively, and they help exhibitors have a positive experience during face-to-face judging.
- Review the responsibilities and qualifications here
- Youth Fair Assistants- https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C084CAAA62EA5F85-youth
Who Runs the County Fair?
The county fair is administered by the Agricultural and Industrial Society (AIS), a non-profit charged with operating the County Fair and hosting over 350 events at Fair Park every year. The County Fair is not run by Extension Washington County, although several program areas within Extension Washington County collaborate with AIS to facilitate opportunities during the fair.
County Fair Premium Book
This book provides a listing of all entries that can be exhibited at the County Fair in Junior Class (youth exhibitors in 4-H, FFA, Jr. Holstein, Boy Scouts, and Girl Scouts) as well as Open Class. It is from this book that you select what department and class in which you will enter your exhibits. You may only enter one item/exhibit/animal per class. The premium book is available online at http://www.wcfairpark.com/fair/exhibitors/. It is your responsibility to read the premium book and follow the guidelines for all entries.
Fair exhibit entries are submitted online through Washington County Fair Park: http://www.wcfairpark.com/fair/exhibitors/. Utilize the Online Exhibit Entry Instructions. The deadline for entering these exhibits online is June 30, 2022. The entry deadline will not be extended. Exhibitors are encouraged to enter early, in May or the beginning of June. Check with your club’s general leader to see how fair entries are facilitated in your club, as this varies. Your club may have an earlier due date for entries so that the general leader can submit them as a group. If you need assistance figuring out which department to enter your exhibits in, please use the “Where Should I Enter My Exhibit” resource. It lists each 4-H project and the related Junior Exhibitor Department from the Washington County Fair Premium Book.
All exhibits need to remain in place until 6:45 pm on Sunday. For animal exhibits, contact the superintendent and countywide project leaders for proper procedures. For non-animal exhibits in the Ziegler Building, please review the Ziegler Building Exhibit Check Out Procedure to ensure a smooth process.
Judging for all non-animal exhibits is done face-to-face. This judging process allows the member to talk with the judge about what they made, how they constructed the exhibit, what they learned, what they might do differently, any challenges, etc. It is similar to a conversation they may have when explaining a class project to a teacher. Face-to-face judging for most non-animal projects takes place on the Monday of fair week and animal judging takes place Wednesday-Saturday. Carefully read the Premium Book for judging details.