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4-H clover Waseca County FairEntry registrations due June 12

Fair registration will be done online in the FairEntry online registration system. All projects must be entered by families in FairEntry by Monday, June 12. The online system will close at 11:59 p.m. on June 12. Paper forms are available for those who do not have access to the internet.

An informational page has been created to help you through the online registration process. The Premium Book that you will need for registration is available online.

Late registration forms

Late entries (those received after June 12) will be eligible to exhibit for blue, red or white placing and related ribbon premiums. Late entries will not be eligible for county fair purple ribbons (includes champion honors) and State Fair or State Trip advancement. Late entries will be able to participate in the Market Livestock Blue Ribbon Auction with 80% going to the Waseca County 4-H Federation and 20% going to the youth. Those with fair registrations after June 12 may choose to utilize a one-time exemption recognizing that they have missed a 4-H deadline and waive all consequences for that deadline. The one-time exemption applies for the career of the 4-H member and transfers among Minnesota counties.  

Completing your registration

To complete your registration, use the Waseca County Fair Premium Book. You will need the premium book to complete your registration. Read the premium book as it has answers to many of the questions you may have.

Fee Information

Return the Fee Form and your payment no later than June 12. Checks can be made out to the Waseca County 4-H Federation. Livestock exhibitors need to pay additional fees to help with livestock-related bedding, show supplies, and barn needs.

  •  Rabbit/Poultry - $5 per class excluding showmanship, posters, livestock interviews
  •  Horse - $15 per member + completed stalling form
  • All other livestock - $5 per head
  • Each family must also submit a separate $50.00 Livestock Clean-Up Fee Deposit by check made out to Waseca County 4-H. This check will be returned after the county fair if your family's livestock area's is properly cleaned at the end of county fair. Read clean-up expectations

 **There is a family cap of $75. The $15 Horse Stalling Fee and Livestock Stall Clean-Up Deposit is not included in the $75 family maximum.**

There are two Punch Pass options available for the 4-H Food Stand. These are not required, but are an option for 4-H families.
The first option is for $40.00 (pre-paid), you get 5 punches in the 4-H Food Stand. 1 punch = the purchase of a Combo Meal.
The second option is for $25.00 (pre-paid). With this option you get a variety of $1 and $0.50 punches to use on anything at the Waseca 4-H Food Stand. Pop, cookies, watermelon, etc!
You can pre-order both of these with your Fair Registration Form. They will also be available for purchase at the Extension Office prior to or during the County Fair.

Non-livestock/static judging

Non-livestock project judging will take place on Friday, July 7 from 2:30 to 7 p.m. in the 4-H Building.
The exhibit building will be closed at 7 p.m. on Friday, July 7 for placement of champion ribbons and will re-open to the public and 4-H exhibitors/families on Wednesday, July 12 at 10 a.m. Volunteers helping with exhibit displays will be granted access.

Livestock information

Livestock interviews

Livestock Interviews will take place on Tuesday, June 27 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm in the 4-H Building at the Waseca County Fairgrounds. You will need to sign up for Livestock Interviews in FairEntry. Here you are not signing up for a specific time, just that you will be participating in them. To sign up for your specific time slot, go to z.umn.edu/LivestockInterviewTimeSignUp. All youth (excluding Cloverbuds) showing livestock (beef, dairy, dog, goat, horse, lama, poultry, rabbit, sheep, and swine) at the Waseca County Fair are strongly encouraged to complete a livestock interview for each species they exhibit.

Showmanship and rate of gain

Youth will also need to sign up for Showmanship classes and Rate of Gain classes with their fair registration. More details can be found in the 4-H Premium Book under the Animal Science section.

We look forward to seeing you at the 2023 Waseca County Fair! Contact the Extension Office with any questions you have – 507-835-0600

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