State Fair Competitions FAQs

Junior Sheep Grand Champion Drive

Please read through the Frequently Asked Questions below pertaining to the cancellation of the 2020 Wisconsin State Fair.

Still have questions? Email us at entryoffice@wistatefair.com.

Click Here to Read the Full Cancellation Statement

Frequently Asked Questions – Competitive Exhibits Exhibitors

All artwork previously submitted will be mailed back to schools in the upcoming weeks.

The 2020 Fairtastic Poster competition was successfully completed earlier this spring and the winning artwork will be featured on select Wisconsin State Fair-related items.

All entry fees and admission tickets purchased with your entries will be fully refunded in the upcoming weeks.

All entry fees and admission tickets purchased with your entries will be fully refunded in the upcoming weeks.

If homebrew entries have already been dropped off at the designated drop-off sites, exhibitors are responsible to pick up their own bottles.

We will review Wisconsin State Fair Competitive Exhibits guidelines in the upcoming months.

Frequently Asked Questions – Junior Show Livestock Exhibitors

Wisconsin State Fair is not able to refund YQCA certification fees as it is run by an outside company; however we will honor 2020 YQCA certifications completed prior to June 17, 2020 for the 2021 Wisconsin State Fair YQCA requirements.

In order for Wisconsin State Fair to accept 2020 YQCA certification, exhibitors must email their certificate to entryoffice@wistatefair.com no later than June 17, 2020.

All DNA envelopes purchased from Wisconsin State Fair in 2020 will be fully refunded in the upcoming weeks. 840 ear tags purchased from Wisconsin State Fair in 2020 will not be refunded.

All admission tickets and parking passes purchased with DNA identification envelopes and/or 840 ear tags will be fully refunded in the upcoming weeks.

A complete refund will be mailed in the upcoming weeks to any Volunteer Adult Group Contact (VACG) who submitted their Youth Center fees.

We will review Wisconsin State Fair Junior Show rules in the upcoming months.

Over the past few months the Wisconsin State Fair Agriculture Department staff has been working tirelessly on potential options to provide agriculture programming for youth in the event the traditional Wisconsin State Fair, we all love, would not be possible.

On May 28, the Wisconsin State Fair Board announced the decision to cancel the 2020 Wisconsin State Fair for the safety of all fairgoers, exhibitors, partners, entertainers, vendors, sponsors, suppliers and staff.

With all the uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, each day the potential program opportunities continued to change and evolve. The Wisconsin State Fair Board’s Agriculture Committee, along with multiple levels of Wisconsin State Fair Management, extensively discussed the viability and challenges of hosting a youth livestock show at Wisconsin State Fair Park, which is located within an urban area of the State where COVID-19 has been particularly present.

After considerable discussion with the most current information available, projected assumptions of what youth livestock shows would potentially look like under future local, county and state health department recommendations and exhibitor safety in mind, it has been decided that hosting a youth livestock show at Wisconsin State Fair Park is not an option for this summer. The show would not be the top-notch experience you would have come to expect at Wisconsin State Fair Park.

We do encourage each of you to complete your projects and continue to explore alternative opportunities to showcase your hard work. We wish each of you continued success and we look forward to seeing many of you at the 2021 Wisconsin State Fair, presented by US Cellular, August 5-15!

Frequently Asked Questions – Open Show Livestock Exhibitors

Yes, all Open Show exhibitors who won a Chairman’s Award in 2019 will be eligible to use their 2019 Chairman’s Award for the 2021 Wisconsin State Fair.

A refund check for all fees, admission tickets and parking passes purchased with your entries will be mailed in the upcoming weeks.

Eligibility for the 2021 Champions Challenge Contest will be determined at a later date.

A complete refund for your total deposit will be mailed to you in the upcoming weeks.

Frequently Asked Questions – Youth Expo Exhibitors

Please hold on to your project. We will review 2021 Wisconsin State Fair project exhibits guidelines in the upcoming months.