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4-H state fair participant resources

Resources for you to use before and during the state fair will be posted on this page as they become available. Please check back often to get the latest information.

4-H general information & procedures

4-H summer employment opportunities

A variety of jobs are available at 4-H state-level summer events. For county positions, contact your county Extension office.

Applications are accepted up to five working days prior to the event. Priority will be given to applications received by June 1.

4-H State Fair Premium Book 2015

Available in early June 2015. Reminder: the Premium Book will ONLY be available electronically in 2015

Keep up with what's happening

We have lots of ways! Here's a how-to-stay-connected sheet.

4-H at the Minnesota State Fair app

Download the app to your smart phone for judging results, public schedule, all Minnesota 4-H livestock show announcements and an interactive map.

Minnesota 4-H social media

How to join the 4-H conversation on Twitter 392 K

Follow us on Facebook

Follow Minnesota 4-H Dairy on Facebook

Follow Minnesota 4-H Science of Agriculture on Facebook

Arriving and staying on the fairgrounds

Gate admission tickets

4-H cafeteria daily menu

Program & lodging fees

Procedures for buses and vehicle unloading, loading & parking - Due to construction changes happening at the fairgrounds with the brand new Transit Hub, our 4-H busing will be changing slightly in 2015. Exact details on how we will move buses in and out have been finalized with the State Fair. See below for details.

  • Bus procedures, loading and unloading -
  • Bus procedures and attached map for bus drivers - designed to be a handout for state fair bus drivers-
  • Territorial Hall directions, driving and campus maps Note: University Ave construction may change routes available.

State fair dormitory chaperones and staff

  • Chaperone responsibilities
  • Extension educator chaperones
  • Dorm manager responsibilities

Livestock weekend housing assignments-

Activity Center, Learn By Doing Center & Market Square

Health care

  • General information
  • Special notes from nursing staff
  • Health care policy

Judging experiences for youth with disabilities or injuries

Public Presentations and demonstrations

Build A Rube Goldberg Machine

Chef for the Day Cook-Off exhibitors

  • Chef for a Day Informational Flyer
  • Chef for a Day Memo
  • Chef for a Day Objectives/Rules/Procedures
  • Chef for a Day Livestock encampment team assignment/time schedule
  • Chef for a Day General encampment team assignment/time schedule

Quotas

2015 General projects quotas

Animal science projects

IAFE - International Association of Fairs and Expositions National Code of Show Ring Ethics

Distribution of unused livestock quota trips

4-H Livestock Judges for the current year

Forage, bedding and equipment - County allotments

Forage, bedding and supply prices at the fair

Dairy Showcase information

Poultry Prince and Princess information

Livestock projects quota information: Dairy goat & meat goat trips ARE interchangeable.

Livestock Quota Bonus Trips

Livestock quotas bonus trip information posted April 1, 2015

  • 2015 Livestock bonus trip award letter - June, 2015
  • Livestock bonus trip awards - June, 2015

Horse quotas bonus trip information - posted April 1, 2015

  • Horse quota by county - will be posted in June 2015
    • The listed quotas do not include the county program bonus trips.
    • Horse Related Quota is 2 per county
  • 2015 Horse bonus trip award letter - posted June 2015
  • Horse bonus trip awards - posted June 2015

Herdsmanship - Consumer Education and Promotional Activities

Herdsmanship Consumer Education - Promotional Activities Tip Sheet

Minnesota 4-H Position Statement on Multi-County Judging Teams

General Livestock Judging Coaches Letter

Expressive arts

Share the Fun Application posted June 1

Contact information:

State fair 4-H phone numbers

Mail

Lost and found updated April 2015

For additional information, contact

Brad Rugg, ruggx002@umn.edu or Karen Nelson, nelso367@umn.edu at the Extension Center for Youth Development, 1-612-624-2116.

4-H state fair schedules - 2015

  • 2015 General encampments posted April 27, 2015
  • 4-H State fair schedule for participants
  • 2015 Project judging schedules (all encampments on one page) - will be posted in June 2015

    Encampment 1| Encampment 2 | Encampment 3 | Encampment 4 - will be posted in June 2015

Security procedures for buses and vehicle unloading, loading & parking

Due to construction changes happening at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds and its brand new Transit Hub, 4-H busing will be changing slightly in 2015.  We do not have exact details yet about how we will move buses in and out, but once we have finalized the details with the state fair, we will post the information here.  We will have information posted by August 1.  

Food service

KP Duty - all encampments
Encampment 1 | Encampment 2
Encampment 3 | Encampment 4

Chef for a Day Cook-Off exhibitor information

  • Livestock encampment team time schedule
  • Chef for a Day General encampment team assignment/time schedule

Expressive arts schedules

Share the Fun rehearsal schedules ~ Schedules posted 29, 2015
- rehearsal times were assigned on a first come first served basis

  • Livestock Encampment
  • Encampment 1
  • Encampment 2
  • Encampment 3
  • Encampment 4

Public Presentation/Demonstrations

2015 public presentation list by county below (if changes are needed, contact 4-H Activities office at the state fair 651-643-6394, or your county Extension office)

  • Livestock weekend public presentations/demonstrations
  • General encampment public presentations/demonstrations below-
  • Encampment 1 | Encampment 2 | Encampment 3 | Encampment 4

County demo schedule 2015 - will be posted and update through August 26, 2015

County Arts-In judging schedules - Will be updated through August 26, 2015

See 2015 performing arts judging schedules below after August 26, 2015. For specific needs or questions, contact 4-H Activities office at the state fair 651-643-6394 or your county Extension office.

Exhibitors must attend orientation before project judging. Posted August 26, 2015

  • Exhibitor Orientation at 5:25, Behind Harkness Stage.
  • Encampment 1
  • Encampment 2
  • Encampment 3
  • Encampment 4

For additional information contact

Brad Rugg, ruggx002@umn.edu or Karen Nelson, nelso367@umn.edu at the Extension Center for Youth Development, 612-624-2116

4-H state fair policies

For additional information contact

Brad Rugg, ruggx002@umn.edu or Karen Nelson, nelso367@umn.edu at the Extension Center for Youth Development, 1-612-624-2116.


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