Placer / Nevada Counties
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Placer / Nevada Counties

4-H Fun Fair

Date: June 24, 2017

Time: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Contact: Jill Simmons

Sponsor: Nevada County 4-H Youth Development Program

Location: Nevada County Fairgrounds

Event Details

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Fun Fair is an exciting event for exhibitors and their families to become acquainted with all that is involved in preparing projects and animals for the County Fair. Learn and practice showmanship in a hands-on setting.

It will be hot! Please bring water containers for any animals you bring, and water and sunscreen for yourselves. As always, do not bring swine.

Fun Fair includes Favorite Foods and Still Exhibits. Enter a favorite dish or something you have made!

It helps us to know what to plan for, so please pre-register! Participants will receive a certificate, so please be sure to register so we can make a certificate for you!

Fun Fair Participant Registration


8 am - 8:30 am     Check In

8:30 am                Flag Salute and Welcome

9 am - 11 am        Workshops/Judging
11:30 am               Award Ceremony

Breakfast items will be available for purchase hosted by the Kentucky Flat 4-H Club. No lunch offered this year.

Goat sessions will run one after the other, starting at 8:45. You will be able to attend a session for each - Dairy, Pygmy, and Meat. Please sign up for all sessions you want to attend.

No parking is allowed on the fairgrounds. Please see this map for parking lots designated to park in during Fun Fair Fun Fair parking map



Show Day

  1. What to bring for show day
  2. Taking care of your animals during the week
  3. What to expect from the show
  4. Questions/ weighing rabbits if needed

Meat Pen Rabbits

  1. How to prepare your pen
  2. What you need to be looking for
  3. General reminders


  1. Pee Wee
  2. Novice
  3. Junior senior
  4. Senior


Pig Health and Nutrition – Steve Steele

  1. Feeding and General Health
  2. Diseases, Vaccines and Worming
  3. Q & A time

Show Day – Elizabeth Enke and anyone needing to present for proficiency completion

  1. Tack Box and items
  2. Tips and Tricks
  3. Pig Preparation
  4. Person Preparation and Presentation

            a. Dress

            b. Answering questions

            c. Show presence

Beach Ball Showmanship – Elizabeth Enke and anyone needing to judge for proficiency completion.

  1. Showmanship Tips and Tricks
  2. Showmanship Class – SR
  3. Showmanship Class – JR
  4. Showmanship Class – Novice


Dairy Goats (8:45 to 9:30)  - Julie and Rachel Bousfield, dairy goat showmanship from 8:45-9:30 followed by a fun learning activity/game (Knowledge Bowl Jeopardy) for those that don’t have pygmy goats but then plan on attending market goats. 
Pygmy Goats (9:30 to 10:00)
Meat/Market Goats (10:00 to 11:00) - Carl McCosker and Sofia Monical leading.


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