News & Events Information

Program Contact: Michelle Lain, 4-H Program Assistant
(509) 667-6540 • michelle.lain@wsu.edu

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News & Events Information

Fair Clothing Contests

NCW District Fair

Ownership Deadlines:

  • Beef – February 15th
  • Other Animals (except those born after the deadline) – May 15th
  • Still Life and craft project  areas may be added to their current 4-H project areas in the 4-H office before July 15th to take exhibits to the fair.
  • Overnight Chaperone Form NCW
Chelan County Fair

Ownership Deadlines:

  • Beef – March 1st
  • Other Animals (except those born after the deadline) – June 1st
  • Still Life and craft project  areas may be added to their current 4-H project areas in the 4-H office before August 15th to take exhibits to the fair.
  • 2016 School Excuse Form and Overnight Chaperone Form CCF
State Fair

There are a number of changes being made for the 2016 State 4-H Fair, Sept. 1-24, in hopes of increasing participation.  Please note the following and distribute information to your 4-H youth, as well as provide opportunities in clubs and events to prepare for these exhibits and activities.  Some of these would make great workshop topics for your upcoming Super Saturdays or activity days.  Watch the State 4-H Fair webpage for more information as it is received.

ü  4-H Foods Showcase – new 2-person team activity to create a theme-based meal for 6 persons.  Based on the Foods for All Occasion county activity; qualifying blue-ribbon teams are eligible to enter the state event.

ü  New Food Classes/Exhibits – pre-qualification at the county level is not required for these new exhibits.  Scorecard/evaluation forms have been developed for the last four items on the following list – respond to me if you’d like an electronic version sent to you.

  • Baked Item – Special Diet (diabetic, gluten-free, vegan, etc.)
  • Modified Recipe
  • Menu Plan
  • Food Gift Basket
  • Preserved Food Quick Meal

Commodity Public Presentation Program this year’s featured WA products:  Apples, Lamb, Tomatoes, Mint

Creative Kids Projects see the flyer for details; pre-qualification at the county level is not required.

ü  “Duct Tape Creations”

ü  “Yard Art”

ü  “Quick Cooking Cookies”

ü  “Fair Time” Poetry Project

ü  “WA State Photos”

All State fair entries must go through Michelle Lain, 4-H Program Assistant.  Please contact her at 509-667-6540 or michelle.lain@wsu.edu.

The Washington State 4-H Fair is scheduled for September in Puyallup. In preparation for your yearly calendars, we are announcing the following dates for this year:

 

EQUINE State Fair Horse Schedule

Sept 5 – Senior Harness and Dressage will arrive 5-7pm

Sept 7 – Senior Harness and Dressage will depart at 2 p.m.; Senior Performance will arrive 5-7 p.m.

Sept 9 – Equine Judging Contest

Sept 9 – Groom Squad

Sept 10 – National Equine Presentation Contest

Sept 11 – Senior Performance will depart at 2 p.m.

Sept 12 – Intermediate Western Games will arrive 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Sept 14 – Intermediate Western Games will depart at 2 p.m.  Senior Western Games will arrive 5-7 p.m.

Sept 18 – Senior Western Games will depart at 2 p.m.

Sept 19 – Intermediate Harness and Dressage will arrive 5-7 p.m.

Sept 21 – Intermediate Harness and Dressage will depart at 2 p.m.  Intermediate Performance will arrive 5-7 p.m.

Sept 24 – Intermediate Performance will depart beginning at 4 p.m.

RABBIT/CAVY

CATS/DOGS  State Fair Dog Schedule

  • September 6-12 Cats
  • September 13-23 Dog Obedience (county day 18th)
  • September 17 (Sat) Dog Agility
  • September 24 (Sat) Championships – Dog Obedience
  • September 25 (Sun) Championships – Dog Fit/Show

LIVESTOCK

  • September 13 (Sat) Livestock Arrival by Zones– Beef, Dairy, Goats, Sheep, Swine, Llamas
  • Exhibitor Meetings (by species) throughout the afternoon
  • Llama Fit/Show, 5-9 p.m., Loading Arena
  • September 14 (Sun) Dairy Fit/Show, followed by Type, 1-6 p.m., Large Arena East and West
  • Llama – Obstacles and PR Obstacles, 1-9 p.m., Loading Arena
  • Sheep Fit/Show, followed by Type, 1-9 p.m., Sheep Arena
  • Pack Goat Fit/Show, followed by Type, 3-6 p.m., TC2
  • Meat Goat Fit/Show, followed by Type, 6-8 p.m., TC2
  • September 15 (Mon) Beef Fit/Show, followed by Type, 10am-2 pm, Large Arena East
  • Dairy Goat Fit/Show, followed by Type, 10am-3 p.m., TC2
  • Swine, Fit/Show, followed by Type, 2-4pm, TC1
  • Fleece Goat Fit/Show, followed by Type, 3-5pm, TC2
  • Pygmy Goat Fit/Show, followed by Type, 5-7pm, TC2
  • September 16 (Tues) Round Robin, 11am-1 pm, Large Show Arena and Sheep Arena
  • Llamas in Action, 2-4pm, Leading Arena
  • Lads and Lassies Lead, time to be determined
  • Livestock Departure, 6 p.m.

JUDGING CONTESTS

  • September 8 (Fri) Cat, 5-8 p.m.
  • September 9 (Sat) Equine, 8am – 12 pm
  • September 12 (Fri) Rabbit, 4-8 p.m.
  • September 12 (Fri) Cavy, 4-8 p.m.
  • September 13 (Sat) Dairy, 4-8 p.m.
  • September 13 (Sat) Goat, 6-8 p.m.
  • September 14 (Sun) Livestock, 8-10 a.m.
  • September 18 (Sun) Dog, 8am – 12 pm
  • Sept 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21 Foods, 11am – 2 pm
  • Sept 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21 Sewing, 11 am – 2 pm
  • Sept 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21 Garden, 11 am – 2 pm

OTHER ACTIVITIES

  • September 1-2 Still Life Entries Accepted
  • September 1-2 Creative Kids Entries Accepted
  • September 10 (Sat) Equine Groom Squad, 2-6 p.m.
  • September 6 (Sat) Fashion Revue/Creative Consumers Daily Show
  • September 8 (Mon) Robotics Activity (tentative)
  • September 14 (Sun) Fashion Revue/Creative Consumers Daily Show
  • September 5 (Sun) National Equine Presentation Contest
  • September 14 (Sun) Geo Caching Activity (tentative)
  • September 12 (Sun) Dog Bowl, 1-4 p.m.
  • September 20 (Sat) Fashion Revue/Creative Consumers Daily Show
  • September 21 (Sun) Fashion Revue Championships

September 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, and 21 4-H Foods Showcase

Additional dates will be announced as they are finalized.

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