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Fairs – County & State

Program Contact: Tanya Barnett, 4-H Youth Coordinator
(360) 379.5610 x208 •

Jefferson County Fair

Every enrolled 4-H member is invited to participated in Jefferson County Fair — it’s our opportunity to SHINE and show our community what we’ve learned, made, and grown throughout the year.  In 2018, our fair theme is “Bug Up” — a fun way to explore the diverse and often-overlooked aspects of life in our county.  To learn much more about fair and to participate, please click on the links below.  Hope to see you at fair!

2018 Forms and Information:

Entry Days & Vet Checks

  • Monday, Aug. 6: 4-H Still-Life Exhibit Entries, 3-7 p.m. in the 4-H Building – bring all arts & crafts, posters & educational displays, record books, photography, and all other non-perishable entries.  Please be sure to fill out and attach a Fair Entry Tag to each item that you’re bringing.
  • Wednesday, Aug. 8: Perishable Exhibit Entries, 3-7 p.m. in the 4-H Building – bring all food & nutrition, gardening & flowers, and all other perishable entries. Please be sure to fill out and attach a Fair Entry Tag to each item that you’re bringing.  Horse Vet Check, 5-7 p.m.  Llama, Goat, Sheep, & Swine Vet Checks, 5-8 p.m.
  • Thursday, Aug. 9: Rabbit, Cavy, & Poultry Vet Checks, 5-6:30 p.m. in the Small Animal Barn.  Beef/Dairy Vet Checks, 6-8 p.m.
  • Friday, Aug. 10: Reptile Vet Checks, 8 a.m. in the Yesteryear Building.  4-H Cat Vet Checks, 8:30-9:30 a.m. in the 4-H Cats Building.


  • Monday, Aug. 6: General 4-H Fair Orientation #1 (required for all Cat 4-H exhibitors, open to all others), 7 p.m. in the 4-H Cats Building, RSVP: 
  • Wednesday, Aug. 8: General 4-H Fair Orientation #2 (Still-Life-only exhibitors strongly encouraged to attend), 7 p.m. in the 4-H Building, RSVP: tanya.barnett@wsu.eduHorse 4-H Orientation (required for all Horse 4-H exhibitors), 8 p.m.
  • Thursday, Aug. 9: Small Livestock Barn Orientation (required for all Swine, Llama, Goat, & Sheep 4-H exhibitors), 3 p.m. in the Small Livestock Barn.  Small Animal Barn Orientation (required for all Rabbit, Cavy, & Poultry 4-H exhibitors), 6:30 p.m. in the Small Animal Barn.

Fair Events for ALL 4-H Members & Leaders

  • Friday, Aug. 10: Bill McIntire Memorial Building Dedication, 10 a.m. – please plan to attend!
  • Saturday, Aug. 11: 4-H Leader of the Year Recognition, 11 a.m. in the 4-H Building – please come and join us for this celebration with cake!
  • Throughout fair, please be sure to stop In the 4-H Building for activities like building beneficial bug homes, the “Bug Up!” photo booth, Roboctopi Robots, maggot art, bug tasting, 4-H presentations and so much more!  Please check the daily Gate Schedule for these and so many wonderful events at fair.

Washington State 4-H Fair

The Washington State 4-H Fair is a collaborative community event, showcasing and promoting the achievements and talents of youth as they work toward building their successful futures.