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2023 Entry Deadline Information:
- January 31: Fairtastic Poster Art Competition
- February 23: Amateur Beer and Amateur Wine
- February 28: Quilt-topia Barn Quilt Competition
- March 27: Young People’s Art Exhibit
- May 24: Junior Livestock Online Entries
- May 24: Horticulture, Culinary, Amateur Photography, Quilt and Textile, Craft
- June 9: Meat and Dairy Products
- June 21: Open Livestock Online entries
- July 11: Plein Air and Grand Champion Eats and Treats
- July 12: Rabbit Hopping and Dog Sports
- July 24: Youth Expo
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- Judging and contest results
- Exhibitor expectations
2023 Wisconsin State Fair Agriculture Department Summer Internship Opportunities Available:
Wisconsin State Fair is accepting applications for 2023 Agriculture Interns (May – August). Interns will be responsible for supporting the Agriculture Department in Fair preparation, assisting with livestock shows and implementing agriculture education initiatives all while gaining unique, hands-on experience in the fair industry. Apply by emailing your cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
2023 Wisconsin State Fair Agriculture Department Fairtime Internship Opportunities Available (July 30 – August 16) :
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2023 Wisconsin State Fair DNA Animal Identification
All Wisconsin State Fair DNA identification requirements for Junior Beef, Sheep and Swine (market and non-registered breeding stock) must be submitted by the Junior entry deadline to Wisconsin State Fair. More information available here. DNA hair kits and 840 ear tags are on sale here.
2023 Wisconsin State Fair Performance Division
For 2023, Wisconsin State Fair Performance Beef and Sheep division contests have been modified to incorporate the components of ultrasound carcass merit (70%) and visual appraisal (30%). Rate of gain evaluation will not be included for 2023; therefore, weigh in sites will not be offered in winter for junior market steers or spring for junior market lambs. Junior market barrows will continue to be evaluated on ultrasound carcass merit (70%) and visual appraisal (30%).
2023 Volunteer Adult Contact Information
Junior show exhibitors MUST declare a Volunteer Adult Contact (VAC) at time of entry. Options include either A) Group or B) Individual. More information available here. VAC application here.
2023 Wisconsin State Fair Junior Show Eligibility
Youth are encouraged to actively participate in youth educational programs/organizations which enhance project awareness but there are no youth organization membership requirements to exhibit in Youth Expo of the Junior animal departments of Wisconsin State Fair.
Wisconsin State Fair is pleased to continue of the national certification program “Youth for the Quality Care of Animals” (YQCA) built around foundational pillars of animal agriculture (animal welfare, food safety and character education).
All junior exhibitors exhibiting animals in any Junior Departments must be YQCA certified at the time of entry. The certification must remain active through the dates of the Fair. The YQCA certification program is a national education program built around foundational pillars of animal agriculture (animal welfare, food safety and character education). The program is offered online or in person at regional locations throughout Wisconsin. For additional information related to the YQCA program please visit yqcaprogram.org.
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