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4-H clover All about 4-H at the Yellow Medicine County Fair

It’s almost fair time! Use the resources below, including the schedule of events, rules and other important information, to prepare and register your 4-H county fair projects. 

The Yellow Medicine County 4-H Showcase will be July 18-20, 2024, at the Yellow Medicine County fairgrounds in Canby, MN. Showcasing projects provides a great opportunity for 4-H members to show what they have learned in their projects this past year. All projects must have been created since last year’s showcase.

If you have questions about fair registration or anything related to 4-H at the fair, please contact Alicia Webb, Extension educator, at aawebb@umn.edu or 320-669-4471.

Registering for the fair

Premium book

Please review the Yellow Medicine County 4-H 2024 Premium Book & Showcase Guide before registering for your exhibits to help you select which areas you would like to sign up for. You are encouraged to read this information thoroughly, as there have been several changes. 

If you would like to receive a printed copy, contact Alicia Webb at aawebb@umn.edu

Our 4-H  premium book also contains many FAQs, such as what a premium is, what parent/family expectations are during fair season, what the ribbon auction is, and much more.

FairEntry registration

Please register for the fair online using FairEntry, our system that is integrated with 4-HOnline.

Go to yellowmedicine.fairentry.com and use your 4-HOnline login info.

Note: 4-H Online and FairEntry are different websites. Enrolling in 4-HOnline or ID’ing animals in 4-HOnline does not equate to fair registration.

Fair registration opens on May 1, and the deadline to register is June 17. Do not wait until the deadline to register. You may begin your registration, log out, and return to log into FairEntry and make edits until the registration deadline. 

Resources to assist you in registering your exhibits 

The deadline to register all project exhibits and show entries in FairEntry is Monday, June 17.

If you do not have online access, you can request a paper form from the Extension office (deadline is June 17, 4:30 PM, to return the form to the Extension office). However, please make every effort to use the FairEntry system. It will save valuable staff and volunteer time during this busy fair preparation time.

Additional resources for preparing exhibits

Volunteers needed

The Yellow Medicine County 4-H Showcase relies on volunteers. Several volunteer roles need to be filled; it is not necessary to be a 4-H screened volunteer to fill any of these roles. Most of these volunteer positions can also be filled by youth volunteers. 

Training on roles and responsibilities will be provided to volunteers prior to the fair. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Alicia Webb

Important dates

  • May 1: FairEntry registration opens
  • May 15: Livestock ID deadline
  • June 17: FairEntry registration closes
  • July 1: Presentation Day Showcase (for those exhibiting clothing and textiles, fashion, demonstration, food revue, performing arts and livestock demonstrations)
  • July 16: Pre-fair clean-up - All families are expected to attend
  • July 18-20: Yellow Medicine County Fair
  • July 21: Post-fair clean-up and project release - All families are expected to attend to clean & pick up their projects after the fair

For the full 4-H schedule, please see the Yellow Medicine County 4-H Premium Book.

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