Lane County Youth Fair

Save the Date! The 2017 Lane County Fair is July 19-23, 2017!

As information for the 2017 Lane County Youth Fair becomes available it will be posted here. 2016 Youth Fair information below is for reference only and will be updated.

Important Date! - Wednesday, February 1, 2017 is the last day to enroll in Lane County 4-H and be eligible to exhibit at the Lane County Youth Fair as a 4-H member.

2017 Market Animal Information

Beef Weigh-In - Saturday, March 4, 2017 8-10am Lane County Fairgrounds

Swine, Sheep, and Goat Weigh-In - NEW DATE and TIME! Friday, April 28, 2017 4-7pm        Lane County Fairgrounds

Swine Exhibitors should turn in their paperwork which should include COOL forms. See swine tagging form and COOL affidavit below.

If for any reason you are unable to make it on Friday April 28 between 4:00 and 7:00pm you MUST contact Paige Boyce at 541-852-3669. Failure to do so will in all likelihood result in disqualifying the exhibitor in the respective swine, sheep or goat market show.

Market Animal Health Record Forms


Lane County Youth Fair 2017

2017 Lane County Youth Fair Schedule - available when the Fairbook is posted

Horse Fair (4-H Only)  -  Date TBD

4-H Static (Non-Animal Project) Judging - Date TBD

Youth Fair - July 19-23

2016-17 Superintendents

Swine: Paige Boyce 541-852-3669

Market & Pygmy Goats: Jessica Branson 541-915-7161 and Autumn Baker-Caulkins 541-632-0603

Dairy Goats: Mackenzie Champion 541-913-0828

Dairy Cattle: Mackenzie Champion 541-913-0828

Sheep: Barbara Olson 541-954-1110

Small Animal: Autumn Baker-Caulkins 541-632-0603 and Camas Dorsey 541-554-8384

Horse: Kelly Makinson 541-337-7370 (point person for horse committee)

Dog: Kelly Makinson 541-337-7370

Static: Morningstar Owens 541-510-4564 and Sierra Owens 541-632-2682

If you have any questions please contact any of the following:

Emily Anderson – 541-344-5043 email Emily (4-H Youth Development Educator)

Emily Bol – 541-682-7332 (Lane County Fair Exhibits Manager)

See Lane County Fair Site for more information

2016 Lane County Youth Fair Exhibitors Handbook - (Fairbook)

Look for the 2017 Exhibitors Handbook in Mid-April

Exhibitor Handbook Sections:

  • General Rules
  • Horse
  • Dog
  • Livestock
  • Small Animal
  • Static

2017 Fair Entries

Fair entries will all be submitted online this year! The system will be open May 1st – June 1st with online entry instructions and the Exhibitor Handbook available mid-April. Mark your calendar and join us in embracing this technological step forward in Lane 4-H!

2017 Changes to Fair Camping

  • Camping reservations will be sold at the Lane Events Center Business Office
  • April 10th at 9:00 am will be the first day to make reservations
  • Spots will be sold in-person only and on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Camping will cost $100 and will include 1 RV permit and 1 parking permit for the pink lot
  • Admission tickets and wristbands must be purchased separately
  • Stock trailers will be parked at an off-site location and vehicles cannot be in the camping area

Mandatory Record Book Checks

EVERY 4-H member exhibiting at fair must attend and pass one of these record book checks.

2017 dates TBD

More information on record books can be found here.


Master Showmanship

Below are the questions the judges will use during Master Showmanship. These questions are posted prior to Fair in hopes that all exhibitors take advantage of a learning opportunity and will research the answers.

Master Showmanship Poultry Questions

Master Showmanship Rabbit Questions

Master Showmanship Cavy Questions

Master Showmanship Cattle Questions

Master Showmanship Goat Questions

Master Showmanship Horse Round Robin Questions

Master Showmanship Sheep Round Robin Questions

Master Showmanship Swine Questions


Static (Non-Animal Projects) Entry and Judging Day Explanation Cards

Here is a list of explanation cards that can be found on the state 4-H website under “Contest Materials.”

Fill out one card for each exhibit you are entering for 4-H Statics Entry and Judging Day. Each entry below is linked to the form or website where form is found. To display document correctly open each pdf in Adobe Acrobat Reader. Judging criteria are outlined in the score sheets found on the state 4-H website under Contest Materials.

Communications-Contest Materials

Expressive Arts-Contest Materials

Family and Consumer Science-Contest Materials

Horticulture-Contest Materials

Natural Science-Contest Materials

SET (Science, Engineering, Technology) - Contest Materials

Basics of Biosecurity

Heat Stress, Fairs, and Achievement Days: Animal Considerations

Heat Stress


Oregon State Fair 2016 Qualifiers

2016 State Fair


  • Use the State Fair Book to determine which classes you will enter.
  • Submit county fair entry forms (above) to our office indicating the state fair classes you will enter. Submit entry forms no later than August 8.
  • After entry forms are received, we will provide direct communication with participants on other required forms, dates, and logistical details.

Please call Emily if you have any questions about eligibility or the entry process. Otherwise, please stand by for additional state fair communication after entry forms have been received.


If you had a “State Fair Qualifier” sticker on your static exhibit…

  • We can only take 3 exhibits per class and members can only exhibit 1 exhibit per class and 3       exhibits per department. If you have multiple qualifying exhibits, please narrow them down to meet these parameters. We will then have a judge narrow down the entries to meet the county quotas.
  • Spruce up your exhibits, label everything, and re-write your explanation card if needed. Use this checklist to select and prepare your exhibits. We will attach a new exhibit tag for you.
  • Drop off your selected exhibits at the Extension office between Aug. 1 and Aug. 18 during open office hours. Perishable food or horticulture exhibits should be dropped off Aug. 22 between 8:00 and 9:00 am.
  • We will deliver static exhibits to State Fair and then bring them back to the office. You may pick up your exhibits beginning Sept. 12.


  • Horse exhibitors must meet eligibility requirements, based on scores at county fair, to attend State Fair. Please read the  state fair book to determine if you qualified in specific classes.


Intermediate and Senior exhibitors receiving a blue ribbon are eligible to attend state fair. Check the state fair book for classes and rules: Livestock  Small Animal


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