WSU Extension Office (360)778-5178
1000 N. Forest Street Bellingham, WA
Michael Wallace, Youth
Chris Benedict, Agriculture
Drew Betz, Family Living
Sue Blake, Water Resources
Brenda Dunford, 4H Program Coordinator
*New for 2017*
Cloverbuds 5-7 years of age (were Primary)
Junior 8-10 years of age
Intermediate 11-13 years of age
Senior 14 to less than 19 years of age
All 4-H livestock (beef, cat, dairy, dog, goat, horse, llama/alpaca, poultry,
rabbit, sheep, and swine) entry forms are due in the Fair office or must be entered
on-line by July 25th. lf July 25th falls on a weekend,
entries will be accepted in the Fair office on the following Monday without
penalty. Late entries will be charged a fee of $25.00 per head through July 31st. After
July 31st late entries may not be accepted. If registration
papers are required they must be in by July 31st or a late fee of
$10.00 per animal will be charged. Registration papers may be mailed,
faxed or dropped off in person at the Fair office.
the Exhibitor’s Guide/Premium Book for entry due dates in all other
entries are due to show committee by July 1st.
Fair Management will not be responsible for loss or damage to any exhibit or
for any accident during the Fair.
4. All departments will be under the supervision of competent superintendents.
Only members who are currently enrolled in 4-H are eligible to exhibit in the
4-H departments. The exhibit must represent the labor and ability of the
4-H member entering the exhibit. Exhibits must be made during the current 4-H
year as part of the member’s 4-H project. No school projects.
All entries will be judged under the Danish System which is a group system of
awards. The judge has the privilege of putting as many items or animals as they
see fit in each grouping. Should no entry be worthy of a first, second or third
place, no award will be made.
Only one entry is permitted by each exhibitor in each lot, except where
4-H members may compete only in those projects in which they are enrolled.
Members simultaneously enrolled in 4-H and FFA must have separate projects or animals
for each program during the same calendar year. The 4-H program year is October
1 to September 30. For example: a member may carry a dairy project for each FFA
and 4-H as long as he or she uses a different animal and project for each
program. The goal of both organizations is youth education. Involvement in both
programs should result in the enhancement of the educational experience.
Judging teams will be admitted on judging days when accompanied by their 4-H
leader or by a 4-H superintendent. Apply at office.
All exhibits are to remain for the duration of the Fair and cannot be moved or
removed before the time set for release. See individual department listings for
the release times. If removed before specified times the exhibitor will forfeit
Sick animals will be released only by a veterinarian or the Superintendent.
Medications may be given only with the permission of the Superintendent and
under the care of a veterinarian. Veterinary services and medications must be paid for by exhibitor.
One leader from each 4--H club will be allowed to pick up the passes needed for
that club before the Fair opens. 4-H and worker passes are available only to
persons whose presence is required every day.
As a 4-H participant, you are on exhibit to other 4-H members and the public.
Behavior and appearance that show pride and respect for you and the 4-H
organization is expected of all 4-H exhibitors. Courteous, appropriate
language is expected at all times. Wearing clean, appropriate clothing while at
the Fair is part of your participant responsibility.
Any 4H member smoking in or about the barns will forfeit their premiums to the
Fair and may be discharged from the Fair.
Any 4H member guilty of drinking alcoholic beverages or using drugs on the
fairgrounds or parking lots will be barred from all 4-H events and forfeit
premiums to the Fair.
17. Cloverbud 4-H members, ages 5 to 7 years old, may exhibit only in Division 20, Primary Member Exhibits. No exceptions. Cloverbud members do not receive premiums but do receive ribbons.
The definition of Novice is a contestant in 4-H and in his or her first year in
showing a specific species regardless of their age.
Saturday night after 9 p.m. each livestock exhibitor must clean their own
stall(s) to the floor. This includes removing all duct tape, etc. that you have
used in your stall area.
Any display that has been shown previously will need Superintendent approval.