"Tropical Nights and Country Lights"

August 9th - 11th

OSU's Benny Beaver will be joining OSU Extension Service, Polk County on Saturday, August 11 at our Polk County Fair booth, in the livestock barn and wandering around the fair.  Prizes, give-aways and photo opportunities with Benny!

    How to Enter the 2018 Polk County 4-H Fair

    Required 4-H Member Forms due by Monday, July 2nd

    STEM, Family Consumer Science, Horticulture Exhibits

    • Please include Judge Explanation cards with your project.
      • Forms can be found in Statewide Fair Resources section below
    • Interviews with Judged and Contests (OPTIONAL)
      • Sign up to schedule a time to meet with a Judge
        • Call 503-623-8395
      • 4-H Members meet with a Judge on Monday, August 6th
        • Cloverbuds meet with a Judge on Wednesday, August 8th
      • Sign up for Food, Outdoor Cookery Contest and Presentations
        • $5 entry fee required to sign up
          • Fee will be reimbursed after you complete the contest or presentation
        • Sign up and pay fee at the Polk County Extension office

    If you cannot make it into our office to drop off these materials, you may email it to Carla at carla.cudmore@oregonstate.edu.  We must receive the items by 6 pm, Monday July 2nd.

    Polk County 4-H Fair Online Enrollment

    Polk County 4-H Program Resource

    All Polk County 4-H members who want to participate in the Fair must enroll projects either online or paper forms by July 2nd.

    Polk County 4-H Fair Paper Enrollment

    Polk County 4-H Program Resource

    All Polk County 4-H members who want to participate in the Fair must enroll projects either online or paper forms by July 2nd.

    4-H Fair Animal Pen, Stall, Cage Request Form

    Polk County 4-H Program Resource

    If you are bringing your animals to the Polk County 4-H fair, please fill out this form to request space. This form needs to be submitted by July 2nd.

    2018 Fair Participation Record

    Polk County 4-H Program Resource

    Participating in the Polk County 4-H Fair is a great opportunity to show what you have learned! Please fill out this form and include your project goals and how you contributed to your community. This form must be submitted by July 2nd.

    Community Service and Beyond 4-H Club Activity List

    Polk County 4-H Program Resource

    This resource provides examples of acceptable Community Service and Beyond 4-H Club activities. Each 4-H member must participate in activities that satisfy both categories in order to participate in the Polk County 4-H Fair.

    Important Dates for 4-H Members

    • Horse 101:  Thursday, June 14th 6:30pm @ Fairgrounds Horse Arena
    • Fair 101 for New Families:  Wednesday, June 20th 5-8 pm @ Extension Office
    • ALL PC Fair 4-H Entries DUE:  Monday, July 2nd 6pm @ Extension Office
    • Horse Pre-Fair:  Sat. & Sun, July 14 & 15 @ Polk Co. Fairgrounds
    • Dog Show:  Saturday, July 28th @ Polk Co. Fairgrounds

    Weigh in Dates and Meeting Times

    • Rabbit Tattooing:  July 10  6 6-7 pm
    • Meetings in Building D (open to all interested people): July 30 @ 6:30 pm and Sept 4 @ 6:30 pm

    2018 Polk County 4-H Fair Schedule

    Polk County 4-H Program Resource

    This is a great resource of important dates and events for the Polk County 4-H Fair.

    Polk County Fairgrounds

    Polk County 4-H Program Resource

    Please use this resource for Polk County Fairgrounds hours, map and open class information.

    Polk County 4-H Fair Book

    Please note that Polk County 4-H program is not in charge of the Market Program. If you have any Market Program questions, please direct them to Livestock Association. (Lynn)   See information about the Market Program here.

    General Fair Information and Rules

    Polk County 4-H Program Resource

    Please review this document for new policy changes (red), specific Polk 4-H Fair policy (green), and OSU 4-H State Fair information (black).

    Showcase Exhibits

    Polk County 4-H Program Resource

    Want to get the most fun and educational experience at the Polk County 4-H Fair? Please read this document and consider submitting a Family Consumer Science, Horticulture, STEM and Art project.

    Horse and Large Livestock

    Polk County 4-H Program Resource

    Please read this document if you are participating in the Polk County 4-H Fair with your horse, beef, dairy, sheep, goat, and pigs.

    Small Animal and Companion Pets

    Polk County 4-H Program Resource

    Please read this document if you are participating in the Polk County 4-H Fair with your companion pet, dog, poultry, cavy, and rabbits.

    Master Showmanship

    Polk County 4-H Program Resource

    Please read this document if you are participating in the rewarding and challenging Master Showmanship Contest in the Polk County 4-H Fair.

    Herdsmanship

    Polk County 4-H Program Resource

    Want to demonstrate your skills in animal husbandry, teamwork, and communication? Please consider participating in the Polk County 4-H Fair Herdsmanship contests.

    Creative Writing

    Polk County 4-H Program Resource

    Please read this document if you are participating in the Polk County 4-H Fair with your original creative writing, videos, and educational displays.

    Contests

    Polk County 4-H Program Resource

    Please read this document if you are participating in any food or judging contests in the Polk County 4-H Fair.

    Expressive Art

    Polk County 4-H Program Resource

    Please review this resource if you are interested in submitting an expressive art exhibit at the Polk County 4-H Fair.

    Family Consumer Science

    Polk County 4-H Program Resource

    Please review this resource if you are participating in the Polk County Fair with your textile or business projects.

    Horticulture

    Polk County 4-H Program Resource

    Please review this resource if you are participating in the Polk County Fair with your vegetable, container, or plant project.

    Natural Science

    Polk County 4-H Program Resource

    Please review this document if you are participating in the Polk County Fair with your forestry, geology or natural science projects.

    Science, Engineering, Technology

    Polk County 4-H Program Resource

    Please review this resource if you are participating in the Polk County Fair with your science, engineering or technology projects.

    Market Program

    Polk County 4-H Program Resource

    Please review this document for market program policies.

    How to Get Involved at the Polk County 4-H Fair

    You help make the Polk County 4-H fair happen! Find out how you can contribute by reviewing these resources.

    Junior Superintendent Application

    Polk County 4-H Program Resource

    Want to share your knowledge and help others? Please consider applying to be a Junior Superintendent at the Fair! Form is due by July 2nd.

    Fair Helpers Form

    Polk County 4-H Program Resource

    The Polk County 4-H Fair is an event that gives 4-H members an opportunity to showcase their skill and knowledge. Please fill out this form if you can help us make the Polk County 4-H Fair happen!

    4-H Animal Award Application

    Polk County 4-H Program Resource

    Are you interested in challenging yourself to learn more about animal husbandry? Please review this document and consider applying for this award to raise either a dairy calf or rabbit doe.

    Oregon State Fair 4-H Resources

    OSF logo

    State Fair 4-H Exhibitors' Handbook

    4-H Youth Development Program Resource

    Oregon State Fair Complete 4-H Exhibitors Handbook

    Oregon State 4-H Fair Schedule

    4-H Youth Development Program Resource

    Full schedule of 4-H events at the Oregon State Fair

    Oregon State 4-H Fair General Information

    4-H Youth Development Program Resource

    County Quotas, Exhibit Information, Camping, Parking, etc.