How It Works

How does Youth Fair work ?

AGE:      This fair is for ages 6-18.  Please see division descriptions, some divisions have age requirements.  The age is taken by Jan 1st of the current year.

Fees:    This Fee is a $10 charge per exhibitor.  If you have a family of 3 or more, there is a cap so that families pay no more than $30.  (There is no fee for parents, you just watch.)

Entering:   You start with picking one Division!  This  is what you will learn for both Friday & Saturday!  The divisions are for example: goats, chess, woolcrafts etc.

  • Online Entries:  Pick one Division.  Once chosen and paid for , you are locked into that division.
  • Paper mail in entries: Pick one first choice, and one second choice. (Payments Cash/check/Money order) entries will be processed based on arrival date received. Please keep in mind that the mail may take up to 5 days to arrive.
  • Deadlines to mail are March 13th, post marked by.  Online Entries are open until March 16th.(Visa/MasterCard/AMEX)

Divisions:    The Division is the project you want to learn.  Make sure you read the division descriptions so you know what the division is about.  This is a two day hands on event.  You may need to bring items to prepare for a division.

Animals:  If you pick a division for an animal, you will need to bring feed, water, pans etc to keep your animal happy.  All animals stay on grounds overnight except dogs & cats.  There is an overnight watchman, to make sure all animals are secure through the night.

How the process works: 

  1. You enter a division online / or mail in.  All entries are first come first serve.  Some divisions fill up, so register early for best choice.  Youth fair is always the last weekend of Spring Break every year.
  2. You will get a letter/email from your Division Superintendent the week before the fair, telling you about what to expect from your division, what you may need to bring, and the schedule for your division.
  3. If you don’t hear from your division superintendent by the  30th of March, please find their number on the  Schedules & Superintendents page and call them for info. You can also use the contact form on this website and I can pass the info to them.
  4. Food:  Your exhibitor will need to bring a lunch or money for lunch, there is a concession stand open, but with 500+ exhibitors and 80+ Volunteers, there maybe a line.
  5. Ages 6-8 should have a parent with them at all times. They are young!
  6. Dress smart!  Layers of clothes to keep warm.  The fairgrounds can be chilly, even indoors.  So make sure they have sweatshirts, and shoes appropriate for their division.  Examples:  Horse division should have boots, Lawn mower division may want rubber boots for the track.  Also consider they will be on their feet all day. So be comfortable.
  7. The General Rules will be more specific to animal haul in, basic information, and requirements etc.  Read them Please.

Any questions you still have, drop me a line in the contact form on this website, and I will get back to you. 

The Youth Fair is in its 31st year. 100% driven by Volunteers and Sponsors.  Please thank our Sponsors.