The 174th annual Wayne County Fair.
Saturday September 9 - Thursday September 14, 2023
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 1. Families should log in to this system using the 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. If you are an FFA member only and do not have an active 4-HOnline profile, you should submit forms provided by your Ag. Teacher to complete your Animal ID and Jr. Fair Class Entries.
Organizational Advisors or a Club Representative are invited to pick up items below for the whole club:
PICK UP FAIR WRISTBANDS & SHOW NUMBERS
- Tuesday, August 29 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
- Thursday, August 31 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
- Friday, September 8 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
PREMIUM CHECK PICK-UP
- Monday, September 25 3:00 - 7:00 p.m.
- Tuesday, September 26 3:00 - 7:00 p.m.
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 9th|
|Jr. Meat & Breeding Market Goat Show|
|Jr. Beef Steer / Beef Breeding / Beef Feeder Calf Show|
|Jr. Rabbit Meat Pen, Breed Classes, Showmanship|
|Jr. Horse - Contest Classes|
|SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 10th|
|Jr. Horse - Showmanship / Freestyle Reining / Trail Ground Roping|
|MONDAY SEPTEMBER 11th|
|Jr. Swine Showmanship Show|
|Horse - Junior & Senior Western Show|
|Jr. Poultry Show|
|Sheep - Jr. Market Lamb Showmanship followed by Market Lamb|
|TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 12th|
|Jr. Market Swine Show|
|Jr. Dairy Show|
|Jr. Dairy Goat Show|
|Jr. Horse - English / Jumping|
|Jr Dairy Steers & Dairy Feeder Calf Show|
|Jr. Breeding Sheep Showmanship followed by Breed Classes|
|WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 13th|
|Jr. Dairy Showmanship|
|Dairy Products Auction|
|Jr. Pygmy Goat Show|
|Jr. Horse Show - Dressage|
|Market Poultry Auction|
|Market Rabbit Auction|
|Market Goat Auction|
|Market Lamb Auction|
|THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 14th|
|Jr. Dog Show|
|Jr. Horse - Versatility followed by Fun Show|
|Market Swine Auction|
|Market Steer Auction|
|Jr. Showman of Showmen Contest|
Jr. Fair Board & the Wayne County 4-H Food and Fashion Board will sponsor the annual Junior Fair Baking Contest and auction on Sunday, Sept. 10th.
The contest is open to any county youth ages 8 - 18. Encourage your members and their friends to enter! Click below to complete the entry form.
Staying overnight in the barns during the Wayne County Fair is NO LONGER PERMITTED - therefore, the Overnight Permission Form has been discontinued.
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.
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.
Many buyers have told us that they love personal letters from the 4-H and FFA members.
A complete listing of all Jr Fair Market Livestock buyers can be found at the link below:
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.
Past Junior Fair Books