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Grays Harbor County and State 4-H Fair

Program Contact: Tracie Hanson, 4-H Program Coordinator
(360) 482-2934 •

4-H Fair Exhibit Information

  • Equine Memorial Award Application – Due Date TBD

Grays Harbor Youth Livestock Auction

  • GH Youth Livestock Auction Rules – Revised 2022
    GHYLA Auction Committee Notes – January 2023
  • 2023 GH Youth Livestock Auction Registration (Due April 14)
  • Mandatory Meeting for Participants (May 3)
  • Tagging and Weigh-in at GHC Fairgrounds (May 20)
  • GHYLA Authorization to Sell Form (Due to Donna, July 20)
  • 2023 GH Youth Livestock Auction Program Brochure
  • 2018 GH Youth Livestock Auction Letter
  • GHC Fair Animal Entry Forms (Due July date TBA to GHC Fairgrounds Office)
  • Quality Assurance Forms Due at Official GHYLA weigh-in (date TBA)
    “Producer Affidavit and Market Animal Health Records” are available at
    Goat (WSU Publication C1051e)
    Lamb (WSU Publication C1052e)
    Beef (WSU Publication C1054e)
    Swine (WSU Publication C1055e)
    General – used for rabbits and poultry (WSU Publication C1113e)

Other Forms and Publications

4-H Volunteers

4-H Project Resources

State 4-H Fair Resources

Since there are a number of organizations who work together to make the Grays Harbor County Fair come to life in our community, there are multiple places to search for information and deadlines.  While some of these dates are established by partner organizations in the community, they should be posted and shared as soon as possible through the course of the year in the News Blast and on the 4-H Calendar, which is available at

Meeting the April 1st 4-H Enrollment Fair Eligibility deadline is the way for youth to become eligible to exhibit 4-H Projects at the GH 4-H County Fair.  When those exhibits are related to animal projects, some of the other deadlines to consider are:
Dates TBA – GH 4-H Horse Council Mandatory Meetings for Horse Project Exhibitors
April 15 – Grays Harbor Youth Livestock Auction (GHYLA) Registration Deadline
May 2 – Grays Harbor Youth Livestock Auction (GHYLA) Quality Assurance Meeting
May 20 – Grays Harbor Youth Livestock Auction (GHYLA) Weigh-in & Tagging
July 20 – Grays Harbor Youth Livestock Auction (GHYLA) Authorization to Sell Form to Donna
July – Grays Harbor County Fair Animal Entry Deadlines
July and August – Grays Harbor County Fair Still Life Entry Deadlines (photos, posters, creative art projects, etc.)

There are also 4-H animal management and care deadlines, established by the WA State 4-H Program, which vary by animal species, and are outlined in Section 9 of the State 4-H Policy & Procedures Handbook at

Washington State University Resources

Food and Nutrition Links for Foods Projects