The 170th annual Wayne County Fair.

Saturday September 07 - Thursday September 12, 2019

Jr. Fair Book (PDF)

Jr. Fair Online Entries

Show Arena Schedules

Jr. Fair Office Hours

Jr. Fair Board

Livestock Auction

Baking Contest

Show Programs

Auction Programs

Overnight Form

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


NEW - 2019 Wayne County Fair Arena Schedules for Livestock Shows, Auctions, and Special Events

(Link above is the revised final version approved by Senior Fair Board on March 18, 2019)


2019 Junior Fair Online Entries

Again this year all Junior Fair Class Entries will be made online through the FairEntry online web portal.  All entries are due in FairEntry by 11:59 pm on August 1st.  Families should log-in to this system using their same username and password that they use to log-in to 4-HOnline.  All of your information from 4-HOnline will import into FairEntry when you log-in.  Click the buttons below to access the instructions / help sheet and to log-in to FairEntry.

FairEntry Instructions

Log-In to FairEntry Now

 

 

 


2019 Junior Fair Office Hours

Organizational Advisors or a Club Representative are invited to pick up items below for the whole club:

PICK UP JUNIOR FAIR BOOKS

  • Monday June 3  3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday June 4  3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday June 5  3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

FAIR PASS / SHOW NUMBER PICK-UP

  • Tuesday August 27  3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Thursday August 29 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday September 6  9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

PREMIUM CHECK PICK-UP

  • Monday, September 23              3:00 - 7:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, September 24             3:00 - 7:00 p.m.

 


2019 Wayne County Jr. Fair

Show Books and Auction Programs

(We will publish Show Books and Auction Programs below as soon as they are finalized by the Jr. Fair Office, which is often the day or night before the show or auction)

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 7th
Goat Showmanship and Dairy Goat Show
Market Goat Show
Market Beef Show
Rabbit Show
Horse - Versatility, Free Style Reining, and Ground Roping Show

 

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 8th
Horse - Contesting / Gymkhana Show

 

MONDAY SEPTEMBER 9th
Swine Showmanship Show
Horse - Senior Western Show
Sheep - Showmanship and Market Lamb Show

 

TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 10th
Market Swine Show
Dairy - Holstein Show
Dairy - Jersey Show
Dairy - Guernsey Show
Dairy - Ayrshire Show
Dairy - Brown Swiss Show
Horse - Junior Western Show
Breeding Sheep and Born & Raised Market Show
Pygmy Goat Show
Market Goat Born & Raised Show
Beef Breeding Show
Poultry Show

 

WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 11th
Dairy Showmanship
Horse - English Show
Dairy Products Auction
Market Goat Auction
Market Lamb Auction
Market Rabbit Auction
Market Poultry Auction

 

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 12th
Dog Show
Market Swine Auction
Market Steer Auction
Horse - Dressage Show

 


Baking Contest

Jr. Fair Board & Wayne County Food and Fashion Board will sponsor the annual Junior Fair Baking Contest and auction on Sunday, Sept. 8th.
The contest is open to any county youth ages 8 - 18.  Encourage your members and their friends to enter! 

Baking Contest Entry Forms - Due Friday September 6


Overnight Permission Form

Staying overnight during the Wayne County Fair is STRONGLY discouraged. However, if a member MUST stay, then complete the form and turn it in to the Junior Fair Office by September 1st.

Overnight Permission Form - Due September 1


Livestock Auction Information

 

Buyer Invitations

If you have serious potential buyers, have them contact the Extension Office for a pass to get in on sale days.  If you are selling a market animal or showing a dairy animal you need to get out and promote the market or dairy products sales.

Buyer Invitation Slips

 

Buyers Letters

2018 Buyer List by Exhibitor (For looking up who bought your animal last year in case you want to invite them again this year)

A buyer’s letter is a letter that a 4-H member sends out to potential buyers before the fair to tell them a little about themselves and their animal, and to invite them to the fair and livestock auction.
 
Why should you write a buyer’s letter?
It is your responsibility to help get new and returning buyers to come to the livestock sales. Some people come to the fair every year and buy one or more animals but without new buyers a time may come where there aren’t enough buyers to purchase all the animals.  New buyers or returning buyers that are happy with the letters they have received are more likely to come to the fair and pay the premium prices we all enjoy receiving for our animals. Buyers pay far more than the market value of the animals we sell and it is up to the individual exhibitor to encourage as many potential buyers as possible to come to the  fair and bid on their animals.
 

Many buyers have told us that they love personal letters from the 4-H and FFA members. 

 
A list of possible buyers might include your family doctor, dentist, eye doctor, orthodontist, insurance agent, and banker. It might also include places where your family does business like the grocery store, restaurants, hair stylists, mechanics, or contractors. Your family veterinarian, feed store, equipment and/or car dealers are other possible places to send letters to. Don’t forget to send letters to people who have previously bought your project animals. 
 
Here is a great new resource for information about how to invite buyers to support the sale.  This resource was developed by the Wayne County Junior Fair Livestock Sale Committee.
 

The 1, 2, 3, of Inviting Buyers Help Sheet 

New Buyer Cover Letter 

Jr. Fair Livestock Sale General Information Brochure 

Jr. Fair Livestock Sale Flyer  

Group Buyer Registration Form 

Livestock Auction Donation Add-On Form 

A complete listing of all Jr Fair Market Livestock buyers can be found at the link below:

2018 Buyer Thank You List

The document lists the exhibitors in alphabetical order, with all of their buyers and the buyers' addresses grouped along with them. Every exhibitor selling their animal(s) at the Junior Fair livestock sales MUST write a “Thank you” note to the buyer(s). Every auction participant must submit a thank you note before they receive their auction check.

The Thank You Notes/Letters must be submitted to THE EXTENSION OFFICE.

This “Thank you” note is to be delivered to the Extension Office IN A STAMPED, SEALED AND COMPLETELY ADDRESSED ENVELOPE WITH THE JR. FAIR EXHIBITORS NAME WRITTEN IN THE RETURN ADDRESS! The note itself must be brought in to the Extension Office to be checked off before mailing.