The county fair is a major activity for 4-H members because it gives them the opportunity to exhibit what they’ve learned in their project areas during the 4-H year. In order to participate in 4-H fair activities, youth must enroll in 4-H by April 1st. Additional requirements, rules and regulations are outlined below in the 4-H Fair Book—get your copy early so you’ll be up to date on information for the items you’re making, growing, or raising for entry in the fair.
4-H Fair Book (PDF) Note: printed copies available at the 4-H Office or the Coos County Fair Office (770 4th Street, Myrtle Point)
4-H Entry Form (PDF)
4-H Swine Entry Form (PDF)
4-H Club Entry Form (PDF)
Horse Barn Rules (PDF)
Animal Science Guidelines (PDF) Note: horse members must complete and return both the "Horse Barn Rules" and the "Animal Science Guidelines"
Youth may also choose to participate in “open class” activities at fair. These classes are open to all youth and adults in Coos County. Open class has different requirements, rules and regulations than 4-H, as outlined below in the Open Class Fair Book. Note: 4-H and FFA members shall not exhibit the same livestock, excluding horses, in both 4-H or FFA divisions and open classes except for non-premium championship classes.
Exhibitors who qualify at county events may be eligible to participate at State Fair. For information about the selection process, contact the 4-H Office.
To view a tentative schedule or download the 2016 4-H State Fair book, visit the Oregon 4-H State Fair webpage.
Older members can apply to volunteer at the State Fair as Teen Staff. Responsibilities include checking in exhibits, clerking for judges, setting up exhibit displays, and answering questions from the public. For more information, contact the 4-H Office.