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The 175th annual Wayne County Fair.

Saturday September 7 - Thursday September 12, 2024

2024 Jr. Fair Book (PDF)

Jr. Fair Release Times and Consequences for Leaving Early

Jr. Fair Online Entries

Show Arena Schedules

Jr. Fair Office Hours

Jr. Fair Board

Livestock Auction

Baking Contest

Show Programs

Auction Programs

Overnight Form


Official Results

FairEntry Log-In


Outstanding Exhibitor


2024 Friends of Wayne County Fair 12th Annual Golf Outing Form


 2024 Wayne County 175th Parade Category Award List

 2024 Wayne County Parade Entry Form



The Link Fair Edition 2024   
Jr Fair Livestream Links


2024 Online DUNF Form 

2024 Fair Camping Returning Camper Application and Information

2024 Fair Camping New Camper Application and Information

2024 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 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.

FairEntry Instructions

Log-In to FairEntry Now




2024 Junior Fair Office Hours

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


  • 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.


  • Monday, September 25              3:00 - 7:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, September 26             3:00 - 7:00 p.m.


2024 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)

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


Jr. Horse - Showmanship / Freestyle Reining / Trail Ground Roping


Jr. Swine Showmanship Show
Horse - Junior & Senior Western Show
 Jr. Poultry Show
Sheep - Jr. Market Lamb Showmanship followed by Market Lamb


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


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


Jr. Dog Show
Jr. Horse - Versatility followed by Fun Show
Market Swine Auction
Market Steer Auction
Jr. Showman of Showmen Contest


Baking 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.

2023 Baking Contest Flyer and Entry Form

Overnight Permission Form

Staying overnight in the barns during the Wayne County Fair is NO LONGER PERMITTED - therefore, the Overnight Permission Form has been discontinued.

Livestock Auction Information


Buyer Invitations

2023 Buyer List by Exhibitor

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.


Buyers Letters

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

 Sample Buyer Letter

New Buyer Cover Letter 

Jr. Fair Livestock Sale General Information Brochure 

Jr. Fair Livestock Sale Flyer

Buyer Group 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:

2023 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.


Past Junior Fair Books