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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.

Staff only resources (state fair forms, dog and horse show registration forms, etc) are available for extension staff on the YD Intranet.

4-H general information & procedures

4-H State Fair Premium Book 2015 posted June 4, 2015
State fair codes for 4-H poultry registration - posted June 26, 2015

Reminder: the Premium Book will ONLY be available electronically in 2015

INFORMATION FOR 4-H POULTRY EXHIBITORS IN 2015

  1. County fair exhibits for 4-H poultry exhibitors in 2015 posted June 16, 2015
  2. Exhibit ideas for county fairs - posted June 16, 2015
  3. State fair poultry activities - agenda - posted July 1,2015
  4. State fair poultry codes for registration - posted June 26, 2015
  5. COUNTY FAIR POULTRY EXHIBIT EVALUATION FORM posted July 15, 2015
  6. State fair poultry exhibit evaluation forms ( all poultry classes - for exhibitor reference) posted July 15, 2015

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.

Apply at least five days before the event starts. Priority will be given to applications received by June 1.

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 our free app to your smart phone for judging results, public schedule, all Minnesota 4-H livestock show announcements and an interactive map. You can even watch our 4-H live cam 12 hours per day during the fair on your phone.

This app integrates all state fair exhibitor announcements for beef, dairy, sheep and all other 4-H projects.

Minnesota 4-H social media

Arriving and staying on the fairgrounds

Gate admission tickets posted June 29, 2015

4-H cafeteria daily menu posted June 26, 2015

Program & lodging fees posted June 29, 2015

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.

State fair dormitory chaperones and staff - posted July 15, 2015

  • Chaperone responsibilities
  • Extension educator chaperones
  • Dorm manager responsibilities
  • Volunteer health and emergency contact information form - to be used when a volunteer is serving outside of their county, overnight, or in other situations where medical and emergency contact information might be needed. posted June 4, 2015

Livestock weekend housing assignments - posted August 25, 2015

Beef Stalling assignments - posted August 25, 2015

Dairy Stalling assignments - posted August 25, 2015

Sheep Stalling assignments - posted August 25, 2015

Activity Center, Learn By Doing Center & Market Square

Health care posted July 10, 2015

  • 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 a Day Cook-Off exhibitors - posted June 23, 2015

Quotas

2015 general projects quotas Items bolded were updated in 2015 - posted June 2, 2015

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 posted June 23, 2015

Forage, bedding and supply prices at the fair posted June 23, 2015

Beef exhibitor information sheet for state fair posted July 27, 2015 - updated July 30, to correct arrival time on August 26th

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

Horse quotas bonus trip information - posted April 1, 2015

Herdsmanship - Consumer Education and Promotional Activities posted August 6, 2015

Herdsmanship Speaking Up for Animal Agriculture- Promotional Activities Tip Sheet posted August 6, 2015

Minnesota 4-H Position Statement on Multi-County Judging Teams - updated - July 15, 2015 to clarify use of Juniors and Intermediates on Senior Teams

General Livestock Judging Coaches Letter posted July 28, 2015

Dairy Judging Coaches Letter posted June 4, 2015

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

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 updated August 18, 2015
Encampment 3 | Encampment 4

Chef for a Day Cook-Off exhibitor information

Expressive arts schedules

Share the Fun rehearsal schedules ~ Updated schedules posted August 14. 2015
- rehearsal times were assigned on a first come first served basis

Engineering design challenge-Rube Goldberg schedules

Judging times for Rube Goldberg teams, posted August 20. 2015

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)

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

County Arts-In judging schedules - posted August 13, 2015 - updated through August 26, 2015

2015 performing arts judging schedule:

Exhibitors must attend orientation before project judging. Exhibitor Orientation at 5:25 of first night of each encampment. Meet behind Harkness Stage on main floor. For specific needs or questions, contact 4-H Activities office at the state fair 651-643-6394 or your county Extension office.

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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