Exhibitors Guide - 4-H Department (All Divisions)
Department I - 4-H
4-H General Introduction

​4-H YOUTH DEVELOPMENT
Dianna Ullery - 4-H Extension Coordinator (360) 867-2157

GENERAL RULES
NEW VET CHECK ENTRY TIMES

​8:30am-3pm ​Early entrance and Vet check for 4-H
.....Hicks Lake Barn, Swine Barn, Willuweit Pavilion and Simons Barn
​3pm-5pm ​VET CHECK not available. No animals will be allowed to enter the fair at this time.
​5pm-8pm​​Late entrance and Vet check for 4-H
.....Hicks Lake Barn, Swine Barn, Willuweit Pavilion and Simons Barn

Large Animals only New Policy. Exhibitors with more than one species will have priority parking in the lower parking lot on Sunday morning for haul out. The Exhibitors will be given a tag/number prior to haul out. Exhibitors will be able to pick up their species in the barns order. (Pig Barn, Sheep-Goat, Llama and then on to Beef Barn in that order). If you need one species from another barn before the first barn order then you will have to pick up the species you want in first and then loop around and get back in line to pick up the next species. NO ONE WILL BE ALLOWED TO WALK THEIR ANIMALS ACROSS FROM ONE DEFINED AREA TO ANOTHER. No Horse will be allowed to walk up the hill to another barn to be loaded. This requirement protects animals from cross contamination and ALL exhibitors are expected to comply.

  1. 4-H members will follow the Washington State 4-H Youth Program Policy, EM0758 and Thurston County 4-H Policies. Copies are available at the Thurston County Extension Office.
  2. All 4-H Exhibitors must be enrolled through 4Honline to be eligible to participate in the Thurston County Fair.
  3. 4-H Age Divisions:
    Please note: 4-H Age Division is determined by 4-H member’s age on October 1 of the current 4-H year.
    • Cloverbuds: 5-7 years of age
    • Juniors: 8-10 years of age
    • Intermediates: 11-13 years of age
    • Seniors: 14 to less than 19 years of age.
  4. All youth participants must be enrolled in their projects by May 1. Exception: Division W, Class 1 which includes short-term special interest 4-H projects and group-enrolled youth.
  5. 4-H participants must follow all General Fair Rules.
  6. 4-H exhibitors shall not be limited in the number of entries in any one class/lot unless specifically stated in a department or class. Items will be displayed as space is available.
  7. No animal may be judged for more than one premium. Exceptions: one fitting and showing class in the same show as the type class entered. No article may be judged for more than one premium. Exceptions: fashion revue, or similar type activity.
  8. Cloverbud members are eligible for non-competitive events only. They may exhibit, receive a Cloverbud ribbon and receive comments.
  9. 4-H’ers may not enter the same item in Open Class that they exhibit in 4-H; exceptions: dairy cattle, beef cattle, dairy goats, and sheep.
  10. Only individuals authorized by the Superintendent are allowed in the contest area with contestant. Contestants may seek help from individuals designated by the Superintendent.
  11. No exhibits will be released prior to published date and time.
  12. 4-H members are expected to present a clean, neat appearance at all times. Dress should be appropriate for the event, and should reflect the personal achievement of participants at the Thurston County Fair.
  13. No graded school items may be entered.

​COUNTY FAIR RIBBONS & AWARDS

  • Blue Flat – Excellent or high degree of achievement, exhibits receiving 90-100 score
  • Red Flat – Good, exhibit receiving 80-89 score
  • White Flat – Fair, exhibit receiving 70-79 score
  • Green Participation Flat – Exhibit fails to meet expectations or minimum requirements, exhibit may have been disqualified by the judge. No premium monies.
  • Cloverbud – No premium monies will be paid. No special awards or trophies may be awarded unless all exhibiting Cloverbuds receive the same recognition.
  • Champion Rosette or Flat - Red and white ribbons are not eligible for championships. Within a class of livestock not qualifying all breeds, those breeds may compete for champions of that class of livestock (beef, dairy, goats, swine, sheep). Champion ribbons will be given to blue ribbon animals at the judge’s discretion. Non-animal departments may select a Champion for each Junior, Intermediate, and Senior age group designation in each class if the number of entries warrant.
  • Reserve Champion Rosette or flat - second best of all blue ribbons in a category.
  • Grand Champion Rosette - the best of Champion winners in a breed type class shall only be selected when two or more Champions are competing. Classes divided into 4-H age divisions, like fitting & showing, are not eligible for Grand Champion placing.
  • Reserve Grand Champion - second best of Champion winners in a category. Classes divided into 4-H age divisions, like fitting & showing, are not eligible for Reserve Grand Champion placing.
  • Award of Merit - is a special award distributed by Superintendents to honor exhibits/exhibitors that deserve special recognition.
  • No additional premium points will be awarded for Rosette awards.
  • 4-H contests and exhibits will be judged according to the Danish or Group Method of Judging, the 4-H standard scoring system. Blue, red, and white ribbon placings will be made. Contestants and exhibits not eligible for a blue, red or white will be given a green participation ribbon with no premium monies.

STATE 4-H FAIR QUALIFYING POLICY

  1. Only blue ribbon still life exhibits are eligible for State Fair.
  2. Exhibitors taking an animal to State Fair shall be selected in the following order:
    1. Blue in Fitting and Showing and Blue in type , obedience/agility, equitation or game.
    2. Blue in Fitting and Showing and Red in type , obedience/agility, equitation or game.
    3. Red in Fitting and Showing and Blue in type , obedience/agility, equitation or game.
  3. Red in Fitting and Showing and Red in type , obedience/agility, equitation or game DOES NOT qualify for State Fair.
  4. White ribbons do not qualify for State Fair.
  5. Exhibitors are selected for state fair exhibit based on the above criteria and space availability.

4-H RESOLUTION PROCEDURE DURING FAIR

4-H Club Leaders and/or Project/Fair Superintendents can answer most questions. Go directly to your 4-H Club Leader or Superintendent as your first action. Feel free to seek help from 4-H staff and faculty at any time. 4-H families or volunteers who wish to formally pursue a concern should contact the 4-H Office representative directly.

Division A General 4-H

CLASS 1 - 4-H JUDGING CONTESTS

Points: Blue – 20 Red – 15 White – 5

RULES

  1. See Exhibitor Guide Calendar of Events for dates, times, and locations of the judging contests.
  2. Members entering judging contests will be judged as individuals.
  3. All participants are expected to wear appropriate, tidy clothing. Participants in equine, livestock, and dairy judging contests must wear sturdy shoes or boots.
  4. Participants may not take paper or books into the judging area, except as contest. Participants must provide their own pencil. A clipboard is recommended, but not required.
  5. A contestant found conferring/talking with anyone during the contest, except by permission of the person in charge, shall be disqualified.
  6. Champion and Reserve Champion ribbons will be awarded to the top-scoring Senior, Intermediate, and Junior members, as long as there are blue ribbon winners in each age division.
  7. No more than 25% of the contest’s total possible score will come from quizzes, ID classes, etc
  8. Scoring is done with the Hormel System, based on 50 points per class judged.
  9. Ties will be broken in the following order:
    1. Total of oral and written reasons score(s)
    2. Total Hormel System score on the class(es) selected for oral and written reasons. In other words, the score earned for judging the class(es) used for oral and written not the oral or written reasons score.
  10. Members must complete all classes. Contestants must attempt presentation of oral and written reason classes. Members who do not attempt all classes will have their ribbon award lowered one placing.
  11. Juniors and Intermediates may use notes when giving their oral reasons. Seniors may not use notes when giving oral reasons.
  12. Written reason cards that are illegible and cannot be interpreted with normal and reasonable effort will not be scored.
  13. Cloverbud members may judge large animal contests, if accompanied by a parent/adult. They may receive a Cloverbud ribbon. Please arrange with superintendent prior to the start of the contest.
  14. The top 8 Senior and Intermediate blue ribbon winners are eligible to compete in the 4-H State Fair Judging Contest.
  15. Guidelines on Judging Contests see: EM4647 Learning Through Judging and EM4789 Teaching Oral Reasons.
  16. 4-H Members must be enrolled in the project being judged in order to be placed and to receive premium points. At the Superintendent’s discretion, 4-H Members may participate in a judging contest in a project they are not enrolled for the value of the experience.

AGE DIVISION KEY:

Lot​Cloverbuds
(5-7)
​Juniors
(8-10)
​Intermediate
(11-13)
Seniors
(14-18)
​A  Cat​XX​​X​X
​B  Cavies​X​X​X​X
​C  Clothing​X​X​X​X
​D  Dairy Cattle ​X​X​X
​E  Dog​X​X​X​X
​F  Expressive Arts​X​X​X​X
G  Foods​X​X​X​X
​H  Goat (all types)​X​X​X​X
​I  Horse (Horseless Members May Judge)​X​X​X​X

​J  Livestock

  • All 4-H members enrolled in Beef, Sheep, or Swine projects are encouraged to participate. Members enrolled in other related animal science project areas may be considered for entry (Veterinary Science, Self-Determined Animal Science. Check with Superintendent)
  • The 4-H Livestock Judging contest will consist of a minimum of 8 classes: 2 beef, 2 sheep, 2 swine, an oral reasons class and a written reasons class. Meat goat is also a possible livestock judging class.
​X​X​X​X
​K  Llama & Alpaca​X​X​X
​L  Natural Resources Judging Contest​X​X​X​X
​M  Plant Science​X​X​X​X
​N  Poultry​X​X​X​X
​O  Rabbit​X​X​X​X
​P  Small Animals / Pocket Pets​X​X​X​X
 

​CLASS 2 - 4-H PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS

Points: Blue – 20 Red – 15 White – 5

Superintendent: Annthea Gobel 253-905-8308
r2john1ann@aol.com
(Demonstrations, Illustrated Talks, or Public Speeches)

RULES

  1. Members must give a practice Public Presentation or Demonstration before the fair in order to be eligible for County Fair. All district demonstration opportunities will be scheduled by the superintendent and/or 4-H Office and must be open to all 4-H members.
  2. Must be less than 20 minutes.
  3. All presentations for County Fair premiums and State Fair Qualification must be held during the Fair approved dates.
  4. An educational display or exhibit entered for current year’s fair for premium points cannot be used for a public presentation.
  5. Members may give more than one public presentation, but only one blue ribbon presentation may advance to state.
  6. Member must be enrolled in the project area in which the public presentation is given.
  7. The topic of the presentation given at the County Fair must be the same as that given at the District Demonstration.

LOT

  1. Cloverbud (participation only, no premium points)
  2. Juniors
  3. Intermediates
  4. Seniors

​CLASS 3 - 4-H EDUCATIONAL DISPLAYS

Superintent: Contact 4-H Office
(Posters, Displays & Mobiles)

RULES

  1. Exhibitor may enter up to three displays; multiple entries cannot be similar displays. Multiple entries must be in different lots, for example: equine poster, dog poster, and cat poster. OR Multiple entries in the same lot must be in separate sub-lots, for example: equine poster, equine 3-D mobile, and equine large display.
  2. Exhibitor is responsible for correct sub-lot selection.
  3. Exhibitor must be enrolled in the project area in which they wish to enter a display.
  4. Educational Displays may include photographs, samples, models, charts, etc. Do not use copyrighted illustrations or photographs.
  5. Large educational displays must be pre-entered by notifying the superintendent by the entry date with space requirements.
  6. Write current year’s date, exhibitor’s name, and club name on the back of the display.
  7. Displays will be exhibited in appropriate area or barn. Champion and Reserve Champion displays may be exhibited in the 4-H Still Life Building. Superintendents ONLY may pick up educational displays for their departments. Educational displays MUST BE JUDGED before superintendents pick them up.
  8. Displays with misinformation will not be exhibited.
  9. For helpful hints on making a display, please check the Thurston County 4-H website http://extension.wsu.edu/thurston/youth/forms/ for 4-H Educational Display Guidelines and other resources.
  10. A public presentation display or exhibit used for current year’s fair for premium points cannot be used as an educational display.

Judging Criteria:

  1. Scorecard C0679 will be used to judge all displays.
  2. Displays should be self-explanatory. Displays may illustrate a topic of educational or 4-H promotional nature.
  3. All displays must be "visual," giving educational information containing all the elements necessary to tell the story.
  4. Illustrated posters and written material must be clear and sharp. Show details in areas where appropriate. Use correct names and correct spelling.
  5. All text and visual aids on displays should be visible from at least 10 feet away.

LOT

  1. 4-H Promotion
  2. Beef
  3. Cats
  4. Cavies
  5. Clothing & Textiles
  6. Club Exhibit
  7. Dairy Cattle
  8. Dogs
  9. Environmental Stewardship
  10. Expressive Arts
  11. Foods & Nutrition
  12. Goats
  1. Horse
  2. Llama & Alpaca
  3. Mechanical Science
  4. Plant Science
  5. Poultry
  6. Rabbits
  7. Sheep & Fleece Goats
  8. Swine
  9. Pocket Pets
  10. Other
  11. Stem

SUBLOTS - Add these numbers to lot letter above designating appropriate type
of exhibit.

  1. Posters (min. size 14”x22”)
    Points:  Blue – 10  Red – 8  White – 6
  2. Tri-fold cardboard display
    Points:  Blue – 10  Red – 8  White – 6
  3. 3-D Table Displays & Mobiles
    (approx. size 24”x36”)
    Points:  Blue – 12  Red – 10  White – 8
  4. Large Displays
    Large Displays are more than just posters and would include a group of items for display or an interactive demonstration with display items.
    Points:  Blue – 20  Red – 15  White -10

​CLASS 4 - 4-H IN ACTION

Sign up with Department Superintendents
Participation POINTS 15 (participation only, non-judged)
4-H members interact with the public while demonstrating a skill or completing an activity related to a project area. Members may repeat the activity as often as necessary complete the commitment of one hour. No additional points will be earned for longer times or multiple participation events, regardless of subject matter. Preregistration is required.

​CLASS 5 - RECORD BOOKS
Points:  Blue – 25  Red – 20  White – 15
Superintendent: Contact 4-H Office

Members are encouraged to enter a record book in the Fair. This is a county level activity only. Record Books do not go to State Fair. ONLY the Thurston County Record Book forms will be accepted. No other Record Book formats will be judged. Read the directions completely before completing your Record Book.

To enter your Record Book in the Achievement Celebration it must be resubmitted to the Extension office by the 1st Friday in October.

  1. Exhibitors will not be allowed to handle books while on display.
  2. Record Books should be completed and assembled using the following guidelines:
  3. Record Books will be judged age appropriately by 4-H age division, not by project area(s).
  4. Exhibitmanship in the Sharp Bldg. is required of all who enter Record Books.

LOT

  1. Cloverbud (ribbon only)
  2. Junior
  3. Intermediate
  4. Senior

​4-H ANIMAL SCIENCE GENERAL RULES

Livestock Judging Superintendent:  Debbie Clarke (360) 789-5653 debbie. clarke@live.com
Round Robin Superintendents:  Kayla Swearingen, 360-456-6309 jswear1063@aol.com – Chris Swearingen, 360-456-6309 jswear1063@aol.com

RULES

  1. READ GENERAL RULES AND 4-H RULES
  2. Animal Fair entry forms are due July 1 at the County Extension office.
  3. All exhibitors who show animals must show their own animals in both fitting and showmanship and type (obedience) to receive premiums and awards. Any exceptions must obtain the permission of the assistant manager in consultation with the department superintendent. In the case of shared project animals, the situation will be dealt with on an individual basis.
  4. 4-H member animals shown in both 4-H and Open Class must be housed in designated 4-H areas.
  5. Animal shown at Thurston County Fair must be the same for Washington State Fair Fitting and Showing.
  6. Total animals per exhibitor may be limited depending on available space.
  7. Blankets are to remain off of animals between 10am and 10pm. See your Superintendent for exceptions.
  8. 4-H members may not exhibit the same entry in FFA and/or open class except as designated in General Rules under 4-H and FFA only.
  9. Each exhibitor must allow his/her animal or animals to be used in judging contest or forfeit his/her premiums.
  10. All livestock judging participants will attend contestant’s meeting prior to contest.
  11. Round Robin - Top two showmen in beef, swine, goats, dairy, horse, llama and sheep from Intermediate & Senior levels, are encouraged to participate in the Large Animal Round Robin. Top two showmen in pygmy goat, poultry, rabbit, cat, dog, and cavy, and pocket pet project, from Intermediate & Senior level members are encouraged to participate in the Small Animal Round Robin. If top two showman are not available, at the superintendent discretion, substitution may be made. Top two showmen would be Champion and Reserve Champion for the Senior class and Champion and Reserve Champion for the Intermediate class. Only blue ribbon winners qualify. Seniors and Intermediates will participate in separate classes. Juniors are not eligible.
  12. Round Robin - Each superintendent will be responsible for determining the eligible showmen & animals from their department for the show. Superintendents will act as judges for the show or will choose someone to judge from their department.
  13. Round Robin participants should dress appropriately for showing all types of animals, i.e. Sturdy footwear for Large Animal Round Robin and long sleeves for Small Animal Round Robin.
  14. Market steers must be polled or dehorned. No dairy cattle animals with horns are permitted except in the Junior Heifer Calf class.
  15. Showing Horned Goats: Horned, non-dairy goats or sheep may be exhibited in 4-H showmanship and type classes where animals are not exchanged between youth in the show ring. For a horned animal to be exhibited it must have its horn tips covered. If the sheep or non-dairy goat has scurs (horn re-growth), these scurs cannot exceed 1” in length without the horn tips being covered. Non-dairy horned goats and sheep may be shown in market and breeding classes but they must have horn tips covered as a safety precaution. No horned dairy goat animals are allowed. No horned animals allowed in market sale.
  16. We encourage parents/guardians to be active participants in their child’s 4-H experience. However, the 4-H project animal is the 4-H member’s responsibility. The 4-H member is responsible for the care, handling, and fitting of the 4-H project animal. Parents/guardians and other adults should refrain from doing the 4-H project work for the child. Young and/or novice 4-H members may ask for assistance from an older 4-H member if help is needed.
Division B - 4-H Herdsmanship Rules

Contact: 4H Extension Office  360-867-2157
Public opinion regarding the quality of care given to animals has become most critical and needs to be considered. The purpose and guiding principles of herdsmanship are for exhibitors in the 4-H program to care for their livestock, pens, and equipment properly; ensure safety; and keep stalls, surrounding areas, and animals clean and attractive at all times. Educational displays and public relations are important components of herdsmanship.

RULES

  1. Exhibiting 4-H members are to perform their own herdsmanship chores. Herdsmanship done by non-exhibitors can result in forfeit of all awards and premiums by the exhibitor(s) involved.
  2. Exhibitors may perform herdsmanship as individual clubs or several clubs together (such as whole project barn duty).
  3. All animal superintendents will notify the herdsmanship superintendent of specific barn rules and schedules.
  4. Herdsmanship superintendents will examine and judge animal displays daily, between the hours of 10am and 8pm At least one youth 4-H member and one adult supervisor must be on duty during these hours. Between 8pm and Fair closing each evening, older members and adults must be on duty with exhibits to answer questions from the general public.
  5. 4-H herdsmen and adults on duty must be identified in an obvious fashion.
  6. Daily evaluations will be posted.
  7. The following criteria will be used to establish a base for evaluation of all animal displays and their herdsmen.
    1. EXHIBITORS: Appearance, Attitude, Courtesy, Conduct, Skill and Identification as a 4-H’er. Exhibitor must be properly attired. Boots or sturdy shoes must be worn when on herdsmanship duty.
    2. ANIMALS: Arrangements, Cleanliness, Grooming, Bedding and Regularity of Feeding and Watering. Proper and safe techniques must be used to keep animals from getting loose. All beef and dairy must be double tied.
    3. STALLS, CAGES, PENS: Should be free of manure at all times. They should be cleaned and new bedding applied as needed. Stall cards will be visible and readable.
    4. ALLEYS AND GROOMING AREAS: Kept free of manure, cleaned and swept. All equipment must be stored safely and used in a safe manner.
    5. TACK AREA: Swept, Supplies, Feed and Buckets kept orderly and clean.
    6. OVERALL DISPLAY: An additional score will be given reflecting the evaluator’s overall impression of the entire display.
  8. All animal exhibitors will participate in Herdsmanship. Parents of exhibitors will be asked to serve as "adult in charge". All adults who will be assisting as "adult in charge" are required to to be a WSU Certified Volunteer or submit a WSU Volunteer Application to the 4-H Office by July 1.
Division C - Beef

​Superintendent : Kendra Meek, 360-273-9234 kendrameek13@gmail.com

RULES

  1. READ GENERAL RULES
  2. All animals exhibited in 4-H must be stalled in the 4-H Beef Barn.
  3. Judge will separate steers by grade in the ring.
  4. All animals will be lined up in the show ring by age and judged accordingly.
  5. Steers may be split by weight per judge’s discretion.
  6. Club Herd: Limit one club herd per club.
  7. All animal exhibitors will participate in Herdsmanship.
  8. No animals with horns; no scurs over one inch long.

CLASS 1 - BEEF FITTING & SHOWING
Points: Blue – 75 Red – 55 White - 25

LOT

  1. Junior
  2. Intermediate
  3. Senior

BEEF TYPE
Points: Blue – 75 Red – 55 White – 35
CLASS 2 - BLACK ANGUS
CLASS 3 - RED ANGUS
CLASS 4 - POLLED HEREFORD
CLASS 5 - SIMMENTAL
CLASS 6 - LIMOUSIN
CLASS 7 - PINZGAUER
CLASS 8 - SHORTHORN
CLASS 9 - BRAHMA
CLASS 10 - CROSSBRED BEEF/BEEF
CLASS 11 - CROSSBRED BEEF/DAIRY (AT LEAST 50% DAIRY)
CLASS 12 - MARKET STEER (MUST BE ENTERED IN MARKET SALE)
CLASS 13 - OTHER BREEDS

LOT

  1. Junior Heifer calves, born after Jan. 1, the current year.
  2. Late Senior Heifer calf, born after Nov. 1, previous year.
  3. Early Senior Heifer calf, born between Sept. 1, and Oct. 31, previous year.
  4. Summer Yearling Heifer, born between May 1, and Aug. 31, previous year.
  5. Junior Yearling Heifer, born between Jan. 1, and Apr. 30, previous year.
  6. Senior Yearling Heifer, born between Sept. 1, and Dec. 31, two years previous.

*Lots A-F will compete for Champion and Reserve Champion. Grand Champion of females will be selected for each breed, rosettes only.
Best Female – first place of each breed to include crossbred.

LOT

  1. Two year old female, born between May 1 and Aug. 3l, two years previous.
  2. Mature Cow.
  3. Cow/Calf, calf under 6 months of age. - 1st calf only. 60% Calf, 40% Cow,
    20 points per calf.
  4. Jr. Bull calf, born after Jan. 1, the current year.
  5. Feeder Steer - non-sale animal - Champion and Reserve Champion
  6. Market Steer-sale animal - grade choice or select Champion and Reserve Champion
  7. Crossbred Dairy-Beef feeders
  8. Club Herd - no premium points, club herd shall consist of 5 animals and any age eligible to show owned by at least 3 exhibitors. There will be 1st, 2nd and 3rd placing.
Division D - Cats

​Superintendent: Julia Finnegan 360-349-1553 juliafinnegan27@yahoo.com

RULES

  1. Equipment required - H style harness, leash, approved cat carrier, cat first-aid kit, and cat grooming kit.
  2. Member shall attend 50% of all club meetings from date of enrollment to be eligible to go to county fair.
  3. Cats must be kept in a show cage except when being shown unless permission is given by Superintendent. Cats must be harnessed and leashed at all times.
  4. Health Requirements:
    1. Each cat must show proof of current rabies and 3-In-1 (rhinotracheitis, panleukopenia and calicivirus) vaccinations. A completed Rabies Vaccination Certificate WS4HF/1.30m must be presented, signed and stamped by a veterinarian, at animal check-in.
    2. Cats must be free of fleas, lice, ticks, ear mites and come to fair in show condition.
    3. Cats must be inspected by the vet at 8:30am on the first day at county fair.
  5. No pregnant or nursing cats
  6. Care, training and grooming of the cat must be the responsibility of the 4-H member.
  7.  Cage and display decorations must be in place by 9pm the Tuesday before the fair and will be set up for entire fair.
  8. Cage decoration and costume must be completed and designed by the 4-H member. No premium points awarded.
  9. 4-H members are expected to present a clean, neat appearance at all times. Members must wear an apron and members/adults must wear identification of project while on duty. It is the responsibility of the exhibitor to see that there is someone on duty at all times when cats are on display.
  10. Parents of exhibitors will be required to participate with a 4-H member on herdsmanship, unless prior arrangements have been made with Superintendent. Expected Herdsmanship hours are 10am-10pm, Wednesday through Saturday, and Sunday 9:30am-7pm.
  11. Exhibiting 4-H members are to perform their own Herdsmanship chores. Herdsmanship done by non-exhibitors can result in forfeit of all awards and premiums by the exhibitor(s) involved.
  12. All clubs and single exhibitors will be entered in and judged for Herdsmanship. See Herdsmanship Contest Rules.
  13. 4-H members are encouraged to participate in the Judging Contest. See Judging Contest Rules.
  14. It is mandatory for 4-H cat exhibitors to have an Educational Display to participate at fair.
  15. 4-H members are required to stay through post-fair cat barn clean-up until dismissed by the superintendent.
  16. It is the responsibility of each member to keep the tack area clean and neat at all times.

​CLASS 1 - CAT FITTING & SHOWING

Points: Blue – 75 Red – 55 White – 25

LOT

  1. Cloverbud (participation only, no premium points)
  2. Junior
  3. Intermediate
  4. Senior

CAT TYPE
Points: Blue – 20 Red – 15 White – 10

CLASS 2 - PUREBRED
CLASS 3 - LONGHAIRED HOUSEHOLD PET- MALE
CLASS 4 - LONGHAIRED HOUSEHOLD PET- FEMALE
CLASS 5 - SHORTHAIRED HOUSEHOLD PET- MALE
CLASS 6 - SHORTHAIRED HOUSEHOLD PET- FEMALE
CLASS 7 - KITTENS 4 TO 8 MONTHS OLD
CLASS 8 - SENIOR, 10 YRS AND OLDER

CLASS 9 - CAT KNOWLEDGE BOWL
Points: Blue – 75 Red – 55 White – 25

LOT

  1. Cloverbud
  2. Junior
  3. Intermediate
  4. Senior

CLASS 10 - CAT EQUIPMENT
Points: Blue – 75 Red – 55 White – 25
All items must be made in the current 4-H year by the 4-H member currently enrolled in the Cat Project.

LOT

  1. Cat Bed
  2. Scratching Post
  3. First Aid Kit
  4. Grooming Kit
  5. Cat Toy
  6. Other

CLASS 11 - CAT COSTUME CONTEST (participation only, no premium points)

RULES

  1. Costumes must be made by the member with a minimum of help from the parents or others; use your personal discretion for you are in competition with other members under the same rules.
  2. No costumes may be adapted from dolls or other pre-made outfits. Some small accessories are acceptable. Use your best judgment.
  3. Only one entry per exhibitor is allowed.
  4. Member is encouraged to dress up. However only the cat’s costume is required and will be officially judged.
Division E - Dairy Cattle

​Superintendent :Kendra Meek, 360-273-9234 kendrameek13@gmail.com

RULES

  1. A 4-H Dairy certificate must be on file in the Extension office on or before June 1 of current year.
  2. No dairy animals with horns will be permitted to exhibit except those entered in the Junior Heifer calf class. Horns, as defined for all other age classes, shall include "scurs", "nubbins", or "stubs" which extend beyond the skin for more than one inch.
  3. Selection of 4-H dairy members to represent Thurston County at the State 4-H Dairy Show shall conform to the State 4-H Fair Rules.
  4. Limitations on entries: two per lot.
  5. Breeds will be shown as announced just prior to show

CLASS 1 - DAIRY FITTING & SHOWING
Points: Blue – 75 Red – 55 White – 25

LOT

  1. Junior
  2. Intermediate
  3. Senior

DAIRY TYPE
Points: Blue – 75 Red – 55 White – 35

CLASS 2 - JERSEY     
CLASS 3 - HOLSTEIN     
CLASS 4 - BROWN SWISS     
CLASS 5 - AYRSHIRE     
CLASS 6 - MILKING SHORTHORN     
CLASS 7 - GUERNSEY

LOT

  1. Junior Heifer calf - born March 1 through May 30 of current year.
  2. Intermediate Heifer calf - born Dec. 1 last year through Feb. 29 this year.
  3. Senior Heifer calf - born Sept. 1 through Nov. 30 last year.
  4. Summer Yearling Heifer - born June 1 through Aug. 31 last year.
  5. Junior Yearling Heifer - born March 1 through May 31 last year.
  6. Winter Yearling Heifer - born Feb. 28, last year through Dec. 1, two years previous.
  7. Senior Yearling Heifer - born Sept. 1, two years previous through Nov. 30, two years previous.
  8. Junior 2 year (unfreshened) - born between March 1 and Aug. 31, two years previous. (Note: Junior 2 year old heifers that have freshened will show in Lot I - cows, 2 years and under 3.)
  9. Cow - 2 years and under 3 - born Sept. 1, three years previous through Aug. 31, two years previous.
  10. Cow - 3 years and under 4 - born Sept. 1, four years previous through Aug. 31, three years previous.
  11. Cow - 4 years and under 5 - born Sept. 1, five years previous through Aug. 31, four years previous.
  12. Cow - 5 years and over - born before Sept. 1, five years previous.
  13. Dry cow - 3 years old and older.
  14. Club herd one entry per club, five animals with at least three owners represented. 1st and 2nd place rosettes will be awarded.

GRAND CHAMPION OF BREED
JUNIOR CHAMPION OF BREED - Lots A - G
SENIOR CHAMPION OF BREED - Lots H - M

Division F - Dogs

Superintendent : Juliana Venables, (360) 451-1198 jcvenables719@gmail.com
Assistant Superintendent: Jennifer Marin

GENERAL RULES

WA State 4-H Dog Program Policies will be followed, along with the following:

  1. Care and training of project animals must be the responsibility of the member. A member may enter a maximum of two project dogs in all Qualifying/Fair events in a given year. Members may carry more than one dog as a project but must keep records on each. All dogs must be at least 6 months of age to enter.
  2. Dogs should be benched at all times except for when they are being shown, exercised, or by permission of the superintendent(s) or club leader(s). Dogs are at no time to be on the Fairgrounds except going to ​or leaving the benched area. Dogs are not allowed in exhibit buildings, concession area or restrooms.
  3. All dogs will be benched by 10 am Wed. through Sun. Dogs will be released Wed. through Sat. at 8pm (EXCEPT for those dogs assigned to participate in the 8 - 10pm exhibit time). The Dog Project will provide live dog exhibits or demonstrations during the official hours of the fair until 7pm on Sunday. Those who do not comply with these benching times, except in an emergency approved by the superintendent(s), will forfeit all premium awards, and ribbons. Prior arrangements must be made for benching of bitches in heat. Bitches in heat must be in sanitary pants.
  4. Equipment - six foot lead (leather or nylon) and a training collar (chain or nylon). Dogs must be benched with leather/nylon buckle collar or harness and bench chain. The bench chain should be the length between the withers and the croup. Dogs without proper benching equipment or that cannot be benched without causing a problem with other members and dogs will be excused from the Fairgrounds.
  5. Dogs and handler must be well groomed. Dog should be clean and groomed. Handlers must abide by the current Washington State 4-H Dog Project dress code. Club uniforms are not allowed during competition, with the exception of team competition.
  6. Rabies Vaccination Certificate - Each animal entered must show proof of Rabies vaccination using the 4-H Form WS4HF/1.30m. All dogs must be in good health and free of FLEAS, LICE, TICKS, and EAR MITES.
  7. Member shall attend at least 50% of all club meetings from date of enrollment to be eligible to go to fair. Individual clubs may have stricter requirements.
  8. At the discretion of the superintendent(s) any dog causing problems will be disqualified and excused from the fairgrounds. No head-collars, muzzles, or pronged spiked collars.
  9. All clubs and single exhibitors will be entered in and judged for Herdsmanship. Herdsmanship Contest Rules will be followed. Individual clubs may have stricter requirements.
  10. Champion and Reserve ribbons will only be awarded to blue ribbon winners. A Champion may be given when a minimum of 2 blue ribbon contestants are present or at the judge’s discretion.
  11. Participation in Showmanship and Obedience at the Thurston County Fair are required in order to be eligible to qualify for State, regardless of participation at State Qualifying Events.

OBEDIENCE RULES
In addition to those represented in the WA State 4-H Dog Program Policies

  1. The classes are based on the ability of the dog. Member, leader, and superintendent(s) must decide on which class to enter according to level of training.
  2. Introductory Obedience will be offered to Cloverbuds and first year members. First year junior exhibitors who were previously in the Cloverbud class will also be eligible to show in the Introductory Obedience class. Introductory Obedience is not a state qualifying class and will be the only obedience class offered to Cloverbud exhibitors.
  3. All blue ribbon winners at COUNTY QUALIFIER(S), COUNTY FAIR, OR STATE FAIR of the previous year(s) must go on to the next class. Utility, Versatility, and Veterans/Modified, may repeat their class.
  4. Each member and dog who does not receive a blue ribbon, as specified in Obedience Rules #3, may stay at the same level of obedience for 3 years; additional years must have prior approval from the general club leader and the superintendent.
  5. Class advancement shall be completed in accordance with the Standardized Thurston County Progression Chart. Members who wish to exhibit in another obedience class who have not met the requirements set forth in Obedience Rules #3 or #4 must receive parent, leader, and superintendent approval.
  6. To enter the Versatility class, the dog must have qualified in Utility.
  7. To enter Veterans/Modified class the dog must be 7 years or over or have some physical problem that prevents it from jumping and/or retrieving. Dogs under 7 years of age must have a note from their veterinarian.
  8. Team to consist of 4 members and 4 dogs. Brace to consist of 2 dogs, both need not be handler’s dog. Teams and Brace are not required to be from the same club. Teams and Brace will perform at the level of the dog entered at the lowest level.
  9. Additional state qualifying events may be offered prior to the fair. Contact the 4-H Dog Superintendent for more details.

SHOWMANSHIP RULES

Showmanship classes will be conducted in accordance with the Washington State Guide to Showmanship. In order to be eligible to qualify for State Fair in showmanship, any dog entered in showmanship must be entered in an obedience class at the Thurston County Fair.

Showmanship will be divided into 4 lots:

  • Primary
  • Junior
  • Intermediate
  • Senior

Each lot (except Cloverbud) will be divided further into sub lots;

  1. First Year
    First Year sub lot is open to all first year members and/or first year participating in 4-H dog performance classes. First year Junior exhibitors who were previously in the Cloverbud class will also be eligible to show in the Pre-Novice A class. All first year members/exhibitors may stay in this lot during their first year, regardless of their wins. Members, who place first at a qualifying match, within their first year, have the option to move up into the standard sub lot "b" immediately or wait until the next 4-H year. First Year members that have moved up voluntarily to the standard sub lot, however, will not be eligible for Specials until their second year.
  2. Standard
    Standard sub lot is open to all 4-H dog members. A member who wins first place at a State Qualifying Match or county fair will NOT be required to move into Specials until the next 4-H year unless they choose.
  3. Specials
    Specials sub lot shall be composed of:
    1. Members who placed first in the standard sub lot "b" with a blue ribbon at the prior year’s county fair. Wins at a State Qualifying Match, other than county fair, do not apply.
    2. Members who qualified for the State Championship Weekend in Showmanship at the prior year’s state fair.
    3. Members who have achieved Open Showmanship status in the American Kennel Club or like organization, regardless of their wins or lack thereof in 4-H.
    4. Additional state qualifying events may be offered prior to the fair. Contact the 4-H Dog Superintendent for more details.
      Note: When a member moves into the next age level, he or she will return to sub lot "b" for Showmanship competition unless item 3 applies to him or her.

AGILITY RULES
In addition to those represented in the Washington State 4H Agility Rules

1. In order to be eligible to qualify for State Fair, any dog entered in Agility must also be entered in a regular Obedience class at Fair.

2. The classes are based on the ability of the dog. Member, leader, and superintendent(s) must decide on which class to enter according to level of training.

3. All blue ribbon winners at COUNTY QUALIFIER(S), COUNTY FAIR, OR STATE FAIR of the previous year(s) must go on to the next class. Standard Excellent and Jumpers Excellent may repeat their class.

4. Each member and dog who does not receive a blue ribbon, as specified in Agility Rules #3, may stay at the same level of agility for 3 years; additional years must have prior approval from the general club leader and the superintendent.

5. Members who wish to advance to another agility class who have not met the requirements set forth in Agility Rules #3 or #4, must receive parent, leader and superintendent approval.

6. For health and safety purposes, any dog entered in the Veterans/Modified Obedience class must provide the written consent of a veterinarian in order to participate in agility classes.

7. Clover buds will not be eligible to participate in agility classes.

8. Additional state qualifying events may be offered prior to the fair. Contact the 4-H Dog Superintendent for more details.

​AGILITY RULES

In addition to those represented in the Washington State 4H Agility Rules

  1. In order to be eligible to qualify for State Fair, any dog entered in Agility must also be entered in a regular Obedience class at Fair.
  2. The classes are based on the ability of the dog. Member, leader, and superintendent(s) must decide on which class to enter according to level of training.
  3. All blue ribbon winners at COUNTY QUALIFIER(S), COUNTY FAIR, OR STATE FAIR of the previous year(s) must go on to the next class. Standard Excellent and Jumpers Excellent may repeat their class.
  4. Each member and dog who does not receive a blue ribbon, as specified in Agility Rules #3, may stay at the same level of agility for 3 years; additional years must have prior approval from the general club leader and the superintendent.
  5. Members who wish to advance to another agility class who have not met the requirements set forth in Agility Rules #3 or #4, must receive parent, leader and superintendent approval.
  6. For health and safety purposes, any dog entered in the Veterans/Modified Obedience class must provide the written consent of a veterinarian in order to participate in agility classes.
  7. Clover buds will not be eligible to participate in agility classes.
  8. Additional state qualifying events may be offered prior to the fair. Contact the 4-H Dog Superintendent for more details.

RALLY RULES

In addition to those represented in the Washington State Guide to Rally

  1. Currently Rally Obedience is not a State Qualifying event.
  2. The classes are based on the ability of the dog. Member, leader, and superintendent(s) must decide on which class to enter according to level of training.
  3. All blue ribbon winners at COUNTY QUALIFIER(S), COUNTY FAIR, OR STATE FAIR (if applicable) of the previous year(s) must go on to the next class. Rally Excellent may repeat their class.
  4. Each member and dog who does not receive a blue ribbon, as specified in Rally Rules #3, may stay at the same level of rally for 3 years; additional years must have prior approval from the general club leader and the superintendent.
  5. Members who wish to advance to another Rally class who have not met the requirements set forth in Rally Rules #3 or #4, must receive parent, leader and superintendent approval.

Judging

  1. Dog judging will cover materials from the AKC Complete Dog Book, AKC Complete Dog Book for Kids, and Dog Owner’s Home Veterinary Handbook. Additional resources may be distributed for study purposes prior to the contest.
  2. Written and oral reasons may be used for intermediates and seniors. Written reasons may be used for juniors.


CLASS 1 - DOG SHOWMANSHIP (FITTING & SHOWING)
Points: Blue – 75 Red – 55 White – 25

LOT

  1. Clover bud (Participation only, no premium points)
  2. Junior – a. First Year b. Standard c. Specials
  3. Intermediate – a. First Year b. Standard c. Specials
  4. Senior – a. First Year b. Standard c. Specials

CLASS 2 - DOG KNOWLEDGE BOWL

Points: Blue-10 Red-8 White-6WA State Dog Rules Apply

LOT

  1. Cloverbud (participation only, no premium points)
  2. Junior
  3. Intermediate
  4. Senior

DOG AGILITY

Points: Blue – 40 Red – 30 White – 20

CLASS 3 - STANDARD CLASS

LOT

  1. Elementary – b, c, d
  2. Pre-Novice – b, c, d
  3. Novice – b, c, d
  4. Open – b, c, d
  5. Excellent – b, c, d

CLASS 4 - JUMPERS/JUMPERS WITH WEAVES

LOT

  1. Pre-Novice – b, c, d
  2. Novice – b, c, d
  3. Open – b, c, d
  4. Excellent – b, c, d

CLASS 5 - DOG OBEDIENCE

Points: Blue – 40 Red – 30 White – 20

LOT

  1. INTRODUCTORY
  2. SUB-NOVICE
  3. PRE-NOVICE
  4. NOVICE
  5. GRADUATE NOVICE
  6. PRE-OPEN
  7. OPEN
  8. GRADUATE OPEN
  9. PRE-UTILITY
  10. UTILITY
  11. VERSATILITY
  12. VETERANS/MODIFIED
  13. BEGINNER NOVICE
  14. ADVANCED NOVICE

CLASS 6 - TEAM OBEDIENCE (Ribbon Only)

LOT

  1. SUB-NOVICE
  2. NOVICE
  3. ADVANCED NOVICE

CLASS 7 – BRACE OBEDIENCE (Ribbon Only)

LOT

  1. SUB-NOVICE
  2. NOVICE
  3. ADVANCED NOVICE

CLASS 8 – RALLY OBEDIENCE

Points: Blue – 40 Red – 30 White – 20

LOT

  1. NOVICE
  2. ADVANCED
  3. EXCELLENT
Division G - Goats

​Superintendent : Rodney Chapman, (360) 273-2357 rcgoatsrock@gmail.com
Asst. Superintendent : Brianne Shackley, 360-455-8984 skshackley@comcast.net

RULES

1. Horn policy will follow Washington State 4-H policy. Goats with horns are allowed except in Dairy classes and Market Sale. Horn tips must be covered with horn guards at all times. Horn scurs less than 1/2 inch in length may be permitted at the discretion of the Market Sale Committee Chair.

2. Goats may be clipped at Fair - but this must be done in a supervised "fitting" area only.

3. Tentative stall and/or pen assignments will be made on the basis of entry cards due in July. Final stall and/or pen assignments will be made by the superintendent by 2pm Tuesday, entry day of the Fair. Limitations of two (2) animals per lot will be allowed. However the superintendent has the authority to limit the total number of goat project animals that a 4-H member may bring to Fair.

4. For the animal’s safety, no netting style hay sacks will be allowed in the goat pens.

5. The Goat Superintendent has the authority to request that the Fair Veterinarian examine a goat. The veterinarian will refuse admission to any animal showing evidence of a communicable disease. Any cost of vet care is the responsibility of the exhibitor.

6. Milk-out times will be directed by superintendent.

7. Only dairy animals that obviously do not conform to any breed by appearance will be entered in the Crossbreed Class. Final decision as to class will be the decision of the superintendent.

8. The superintendent may combine classes if there are not enough entries to make a competitive class.

9. Cloverbud exhibitor for pygmy or miniature goats may only enter one (1) animal.

10. All exhibitors will participate in herdsmanship. Parents of exhibitors will be asked to serve as adult in charge of herdsmanship.

11. Regarding all pack goat project goats, any pack goat shown, regardless of age, must have done at least 5 miles of hiking with the exhibitor during the current 4-H year in order to show at the fair.

12. All exhibitors are expected to attend all five fair days.

13. If there are concerns or questions, please refer to the 4-H Resolution Procedure.

14. Round Robin participants from the Goat Department will be chosen as follows: A) The Champion and Reserve Champion of Int. & Sr. Pygmy Showmanship will participate in Small Animal Round Robin. B) The Champions from Int. & Sr. Dairy, Utility Pack, Utility Draft, Meat, Fleece, and Pet Showmanship will participate in a Champion Run-Off. If a Champion chooses to not compete, (or to represent another class) the Reserve Champion from that class will compete in their place. In no case will a 3rd place showman go to the Run-Off. The top 2 showman from the Run-Off will participate in Large Animal Round Robin.

15. Companion goats for display only if space allows.

16. Exhibitors participating in the Market Sale are required to participate in pre-event staging for at least 2 hours prior to and 30 minutes after the Market Sale event.

17. Only goats awarded blue ribbons in Class 24 Lot A (Market Sale Goat Type) will be eligible to participate in the Market Sale.

18. No Goat may be cross entered in more than 1 Class each of Fitting & Showing and Type (exception: Dam & Daughter.

19. Dam & Daughter is limited to 1 entry in dairy and 1 entry in pygmy per exhibitor. State Fair does not offer a Dam & Daughter lot.

POINTS FOR ALL GOAT FITTING & SHOWING
Points: Blue – 75 Red – 55 White – 25

POINTS FOR ALL GOAT TYPE
Points: Blue – 55 Red – 40 White – 30

GOAT JUDGING

See DIVISION: A CLASS: 1

LOT:

  • Ha-Cloverbud (Ribbon only)
  • Hb-Junior
  • Hc-Intermediate
  • Hd-Senior

CLASS 1 - GOAT KNOWLEDGE BOWL
Points: Blue – 10 Red– 8 White – 6

LOT

  1. Junior
  2. Intermediate
  3. Senior

CLASS 2 - SILVER BUCKET EVENT
A three day Dairy Goat milking contest. (See superintendent for more information).
Points: Blue – 10 Red – 8 White – 6

LOT

  1. Junior
  2. Intermediate
  3. Senior

DAIRY GOAT

CLASS 3 - DAIRY GOAT FITTING & SHOWING

LOT

  1. Junior
  2. Intermediate
  3. Senior


DAIRY GOAT TYPE CLASSES:

CLASS 4 - ALPINE
CLASS 5 - LAMANCHA

CLASS 6 - NIGERIAN DWARF
CLASS 7 - NUBIAN

CLASS 8 - OBERHASLI
CLASS 9 - SAANEN

CLASS 10 – TOGGENBURG CLASS

CLASS 11 - CROSSBREEDS

CLASS 12 - ALL OTHER PURE BREEDS

LOTS FOR CLASSES 4-12:

  1. Doelings born April, May or June of this year
  2. Doelings born in January, February, or March of this year
  3. Does under 2 years of age NEVER freshened
  4. Does under 2 years, freshened
  5. Does over 2 years and under 3 years, freshened
  6. Does over 3 years and under 5 years, freshened
  7. Does 5 years and over, freshened
  8. Dam & Daughter

PYGMY GOAT

CLASS 13 - CLOVERBUD PYGMY or MINIATURE GOAT FITTING & SHOWING

LOT

  1. Cloverbud (non-competitive, ribbon only)

CLASS 14 - CLOVERBUD MEMBER PYGMY OR MINIATURE GOAT TYPE
(ribbons only, participation in Cloverbud Showmanship required, limit one animal)

LOT

  1. Wethers under 1 year of age
  2. Wethers over 1 year of age
  3. Does under 1 year of age
  4. Does over 1 year of age

CLASS 15 - PYGMY GOAT FITTING & SHOWING

LOT

  1. Junior
  2. Intermediate
  3. Senior

CLASS 16 - PYGMY GOAT TYPE

LOT

  1. Wethers under 1 year of age
  2. Wethers over 1 year and under 2 years of age
  3. Wethers over 2 years and under 4 years of age
  4. Wethers over 4 years old
  5. Does 1-6 months of age
  6. Does over 6 months and under 12 months of age
  7. Does over 12 months and under 24 months of age
  8. Does over 2 years and under 4 years of age
  9. Does 4 years and older
  10. Dam & Daughter

​UTILITY GOATS (Pack Goat, Draft Goat)

RULES

  1. Pack goats shown must have been on a minimum of 5 miles of pack trips during the current 4-H year to enter competition.
  2. Goats 1 year and over must have pack for fitting and showing contest. (Note: Goats shall not wear packs during Round Robin Competition).
  3. 4-H exhibitor must carry 10-essentials in own fanny or day pack during fitting and showing contest.

CLASS 17 - UTILITY PACK GOAT FITTING & SHOWING

LOT

  1. Junior
  2. Intermediate
  3. Senior

CLASS 18 - UTILITY PACK GOAT TYPE

CLASS 19 - UTILITY DRAFT GOAT FITTING & SHOWING (being offered for exhibition only for first year)

LOT

  1. Junior
  2. Intermediate
  3. Senior

CLASS 20 - UTILITY DRAFT GOAT TYPE (being offered for exhibition only for first year)

LOTS FOR CLASSES 18 & 20:

  1. Does 1 - 6 months
  2. Does over 6 months and under 1 year
  3. Does over 1 year and under - 2 years
  4. Does over 2 years old
  5. Wether 1 - 6 months
  6. Wether over 6 months and under 1 year
  7. Wether over 1 year and under 2 years
  8. Wether over 2 years and under 3 years
  9. Wether over 3 years old

MEAT GOATS

CLASS 21 - MEAT GOAT FITTING & SHOWING

LOT

  1. Junior
  2. Intermediate
  3. Senior

CLASS 22 - PUREBRED MEAT GOAT TYPE (Breeding Does)

CLASS 23 - CROSSBRED MEAT GOAT TYPE (Breeding Does)

LOTS FOR CLASSES 22 & 23

  1. 1 - 6 months
  2. Over 6 months under year
  3. Over 1 year and under 2 years
  4. Over 2 years and under 3 years
  5. Over 3 years and under 5 years of age
  6. Over 5 years old
  7. Dam and Daughter

CLASS 24 - MARKET GOAT TYPE

LOT

  1. A Market Sale Goats
  2.  B Non-Market Sale Goats

​FLEECE GOATS

CLASS 25 - FLEECE GOAT FITTING & SHOWING

LOT

A Junior B Intermediate C Senior

FLEECE GOAT TYPE

CLASS 26- ANGORA GOATS
CLASS 27 - CASHMERE GOATS
CLASS 28 - OTHER FLEECE GOATS

LOTS FOR CLASSES 26, 27, & 28

  1. Wethers under 1 year of age
  2. Wethers over 1 year of age
  3. Does under 1 year of age
  4. Does 1-2 years of age
  5. Does 2 years and older

PET GOATS

Special project rules:

  1. This class is for 4-H exhibitors who have a pet goat that does not conform to any other type class.
  2. The goat is judged on general appearance, condition, cleanliness and temperament.
  3. Goats entered in this class are not eligible for state fair.
  4. Pet Goat Fitting & Showing: Showmanship is required if entered in any Type class. If there are too few entries for a Pet Goat Fit & Show class then
    Exhibitors will compete in Fit & Show under another Class that the Pet Goat most matches.

CLASS 29 - PET GOAT FITTING AND SHOWING

LOT

  1. A Junior
  2. B Intermediate
  3. C Senior

CLASS 30 - PET GOAT TYPE

LOT

  1. A Wethers under 1 year of age
  2. B Wethers over 1 year of age
  3. C Does under 1 year of age
  4. D Does over 1 year of age

GOAT EQUIPMENT

Special project rules: All items must be made in the current 4-H year by the 4-H exhibitor currently enrolled in the goat project.

CLASS 31 - PACK
CLASS 32 - MILK STAND
CLASS 33- FEEDERS
CLASS 34 - OTHER

LOTS FOR CLASSES 31-34:

  1. Primary (ribbon only)
  2. Junior
  3. Intermediate
  4. Senior
Division H - Horse

​Horse Department Superintendent - Cynthia Worth 360-561-9715
Assistant Superintendent - Gail Kaufman 360-790-4719
Secretary - Molly Pestinger 360-791-2661
Treasurer - JoAnn Sabisch 360-480-1789
Points Chair - Alicia Fox 931-572-7411
Dressage/Jumping Coordinator - Kathy Manor, (360) 357-6333

Equine Public Presentation - Superintendent: Position open – contact 4-H office

RULES

  1. Only members enrolled in 4-H Horse projects are eligible to exhibit in this division.
  2. Jan. 1st will be considered the birth date of all horses.
  3. Age of 4-H members: see 4-H General Rules. Note: 4-H’ers must have reached their 8th birthday by October 1st of current 4-H year to exhibit at the Fair. Cloverbuds may judge, give public presentations, assist in herdsmanship enter record book, participate in horse bowl or enter an educational display. Cloverbuds may assist with herdsmanship (water flowers, rake sawdust, etc.) as long as they do not have hands-on contact with horses (no holding horses while cleaning stalls for example).
  4. All horses must pass the veterinary check prior to fair.
  5. No stallions are allowed at the Fair.
  6. Horses exhibited in yearling, and two-year- old halter cannot be entered in riding classes. Three-year-old horses will be allowed in riding classes.
  7. Mares entered in Mare & Foal class are eligible for performance and/or western games provided the foal is weaned 30 days prior to the Thurston County Fair. No lactating mares in any 4-H riding event.
  8. A 4-H member may show a different horse in each of the following: Equitation, Halter, Western Games, Jumping, Dressage, Driving, and Trail-in Hand. NOTE: Huntseat and dressage seat may be exhibited with either equitation or dressage horse.
  9. A horse may be exhibited by more than one 4-H member providing they are not in the same age division and participating in the same discipline. They may participate in the same discipline if the 4-H members are not in the same age division. Each 4-H member must turn in a Horse Certificate. No more than two (2) exhibitors may use the same horse.
  10. 4-H members entering classes 2-5 or 9 with more than one horse must enter in Performance Showmanship (Class 1 Lot A) with each animal. 4-H members entering Western Games must also complete the Western Games Showmanship (Class 1 Lot B).
  11. Horses stabled in the barns must remain on Fairgrounds at all times as agreed upon according to the Fair schedule. All stalls will remain full. Due to age and safety conditions there may be exceptions. All exceptions must be approved by the Thurston County 4-H Horse Committee Executive Board.
  12. Horses will be fed only in the stalls. Hay bags may be used in stalls throughout the day but must be removed by 10pm.Water is required to be available to horses at all times.
  13. All requests for replacement horses due to injury or illness will be reviewed by the Thurston County 4-H Horse Committee Executive Board in keeping with the Thurston County 4-H policies and the PNW0574 Horse Contest Guide.
  14. Whips are accepted only in the following classes: Western Games (no maximum length), Saddle Seat (maximum length 48"), Harness (maximum length 78"), Hunt Seat crop or whip (maximum length 36") and Dressage (maximum length 48").
  15. No person, other than the contestant may ride or handle a contestant’s horse during the Fair unless permission is obtained from a member of the Thurston County 4-H Horse Committee Executive Board. The exception to this is during herdsmanship duty.
  16. See 4-H General Rules for State Fair qualification.
  17. A 4-H member may draw premiums ONLY in Fitting and Showing and two other Lots (Western Games, Dressage, Jumping, Harness, and/or Trail-in-Hand). Entry cards must indicate premium classes.
  18. Exhibitor Walk/Trot: Exhibitors entered in Walk/ Trot or Walk/Jog classes cannot cross enter in canter classes including Western Games. Novice is a walk/trot, class only. Classes are for 1st year or walk/jog riders only and are ineligible for state teams.
  19. In addition to these rules, all contestants must comply with the General and 4-H Department Rules.
  20. Stall decorations and tack rooms must be in place by 9pm, Tuesday before the Fair.
  21. Tack sheds cannot exceed 10’x10’ or of equal square feet.
  22. Rule acknowledgment & waivers must be turned in prior to receiving exhibitor’s number in show office.
  23. All clothing worn must comply with the PNW Contest Guide.
  24. Horses must be in the 4-H exhibitor’s care and management 90 days prior to the Fair. By May 1st, exhibitors must submit a C0233 4-H Horse Certificate form for each animal they plan to exhibit to be eligible for Fair.
  25. EQUESTRIAN HELMETS – All Washington 4-H youths participating in all equine projects and activities must wear American Society of Testing Materials (ASTM) and Safety Engineering Institute (SEI) approved headgear when riding or driving. The headgear must have a chin strap and be properly fitted. Additionally, all equestrians (including adults) are strongly encouraged to wear protective headgear at all times when riding or working around horses.
  26. Member may exhibit a project animal in the Trail-in-Hand class that is not shown in any other riding classes that requires exhibitors to canter or lope.

Exhibitors

  1. Senior
  2. intermediate
  3. Junior
  4. Cloverbuds

CLASS 1 – HORSE SHOWMANSHIP (FITTING & SHOWING)    
Points:     Blue – 75    Red – 55    White – 25

LOT

  1. Performance Showmanship– a,b,c,
  2. Western Games Showmanship - a,b,c

CLASS 2 – EQUITATION     
Points: Blue – 60 Red – 40 White –20

LOT

  1. Saddle Seat Equitation or Walking Horse Seat – a,b,c
  2. Walk/Trot Hunt Seat Equitation – a,b,c
  3. Hunt Seat Equitation – a,b,c
  4. Disciplined Rail – English – a,b
  5. Walk/Trot Dressage Seat Equitation – a,b,c
  6. Dressage Seat Equitation – a,b,c
  7. Walk/Jog Stock Seat Equitation – a, b, c
  8. Stock Seat Equitation – a,b,c
  9. Disciplined Rail – Western – a,b
  10. Reining – a,b,c
  11. Walk/Jog Bareback Equitation – a, b, c
  12. Bareback Equitation – a,b,c

CLASS 3 - PRACTICAL HORSEMANSHIP (TRAIL)
Points: Blue – 60 Red – 40 White – 20

LOT

  1. Practical Horsemanship (Trail) – a,b,c

CLASS 4 - HARNESS (DRIVING)
Points: Blue – 60 Red – 40 White – 20

LOT

  1. Pleasure Driving – a,b,c
  2. Reinsmanship – a,b,c
  3. Precision Driving – a,b,c

CLASS 5 - HUNT SEAT EQUITATION OVER FENCES
Points: Blue – 60 Red – 40 White – 20

Exhibitors wishing to participate in a Jumping Event at the Thurston County Fair are required to attend and qualify at one of the clinics. The Superintendent or designee will approve the exhibitor’s knowledge and ability to ride in a safe manner and to display knowledge and ability to ride each jumping height class over each height class.

LOT

  1. Equitation Over Fences Not To Exceed 1’6" (Trot or Canter) – a,b,c
  2. Equitation Over Fences Not To Exceed 2’0" – a,b,c
  3. Equitation Over Fences Not To Exceed 2’6" – a,b,c
  4. Equitation Over Fences Not To Exceed 2’9" – a,b,c

CLASS 6 - TRAIL-IN-HAND
Points: Blue – 60 Red – 40 White – 20

LOT

  1. Trail-In-Hand – a,b,c

CLASS 7 - WESTERN GAMES
Points: Blue – 60 Red – 40 White - 20

Exhibitors wanting to participate in Western Games events at the Thurston County Fair
are required to attend and qualify at one of the clinics or Pre-Fair. The Superintendent
or designee will approve an exhibitor’s ability to ride in a safe manner and to display
knowledge and ability to ride each gaming pattern. Cross entry with walk/trot or walk/
jog is not permitted.

LOT

  1. Key Pole Race – a,b,c
  2. Figure 8 Stake Race – a,b,c
  3. Two -Barrel Flag Race – a,b,c
  4. International Flag Race – a,b,c
  5. Pole Bending – a,b,c
  6. Texas Barrel Race – a,b,c

CLASS 8 – HALTER
Points: Blue – 60 Red – 40 White – 20

LOT

  1. Mare and foal – a,b,c
  2. Gelding or mare-yearling foaled previous year – a,b,c
  3. Gelding or mare - 2 years old, foaled two years previous – a,b,c
  4. Gelding or mare - 3 years old, foaled three years previous – a,b,c

CLASS 9 - DRESSAGE
Points: Blue – 60 Red – 40 White – 20

Tests are the same as those used at State Fair. Leaders and fair office will be
advised as soon as they are announced.

LOT

  1. English Dressage – a,b,c
  2. Western Dressage – a,b,c
  3. English Dressage w/t – a,b,c
  4. Western Dressage w/j – a,b,c

CLASS 10 – HORSE KNOWLEDGE BOWL
Points: Blue – 10 Red – 8 White – 6

LOT

  1. Horse Knowledge Bowl – a,b,c,d

CLASS 11 - GROOMSQUAD
Points: Blue – 20 Red – 15 White – 5

(State Fair Bulletin #61 will be followed for rules)
A squad must be made up of all 3 senior members or all 3 intermediate members.
A separate entry form must be submitted for each groom squad team.
An intermediate and senior mixed team may compete but are not eligible to
attend State Fair and will be judged with the senior class. Rules listed in “Groom
Squad Contest - State Fair No. 61”, will be used with the exception of groom time
which will be 15 minutes.

LOT

  1. Groom Squad – a,b

CLASS 12 - 4-H STATE AND NATIONAL EQUINE PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS
Points: Blue - 60 Red- 40 White-20

LOT

  1. 4-H Equine Individuals Contest
  2. 4-H Team Demonstration Contest
  3. 4-H Equine Public Speaking Contest

RULES

  1. Open to all 4-H Seniors.
  2. Contest Lot and topic must be submitted to superintendent no later than May 1.
  3. Members must present at practice presentation judging as scheduled (in May or June).
  4. Follows all state and national contest rules.
  5. Contestant may enter in more than one lot, but will only be eligible for one state slot.
Division I - Horseless Horse

​Laura Shackley - Superintendent (360) 455-8984 skshackley@comcast.net

RULES

  1. 4-H members must be enrolled in the Horseless Horse Project to exhibit in this division.
  2. Guidelines for Horseless Horse Exhibits and a “Class List” for the Model
    Horse Show are available at the 4-H Office.
  3. Other options: horseless horse members may also participate in the fair by
    doing an Educational Display, Public Presentation, Horse Judging Contest,
    Groom Squad (Int. & Sr.), Horse Knowledge Bowl, and 4-H In Action.

​CLASS 1 – HORSELESS HORSE FITTING & SHOWING
Points: Blue – 75 Red – 55 White – 25
Cloverbuds are participation only, no premium points.

LOT

  1. Horseless Horse Fitting & Showing – a,b,c,d

CLASS 2 - MODEL HORSES
Points: Blue – 15 Red – 10 White – 5

LOT

  1. Horse Figurine Collection – a,b,c,d
    (Superintendent reserves the right to limit the number of items per collection
    due to space availability)
  2. Horse Diorama – a,b,c,d
  3. Model Horse Live Show Exhibit – a,b,c,d
  4. Model Horse Photo Show Exhibit – a,b,c,d

CLASS 3 - NOTEBOOK OR SCRAPBOOK
Points: Blue – 15 Red – 10 White - 5

Horse Notebook or Scrapbook (pictures, articles, educational materials, etc.
complied in an album illustrating a horse topic or topics).

CLASS 4 – OTHER HORSELESS HORSE EXHIBIT
Points: Blue – 15 Red – 10 White – 5

Division J - Llamas and Alpacas

​Superintendent : Kathie McWaid (360) 438-3476 kathietcf@hotmail.com

RULES

  1. Any llama or alpaca unmanageable by exhibiting member will be sent home.
  2. Any llama or alpaca showing extreme signs of stress will be sent home.
  3. No tranquilizers will be allowed.
  4. An exercise area will be assigned for llamas and alpaca. Llamas and alpaca will not be allowed in other areas of the Fairgrounds without special permission from the 4-H Llama and Alpaca Superintendent.
  5. Llamas and alpacas must be attended by their exhibitors every day of the Fair.
  6. 4-H members may pre-arrange with a Thurston County llama or alpaca rancher to help on their ranch to be able to exhibit a llama or alpaca from that ranch. Arrangements must be made by May 1st.
  7. Llamas and alpacas may be used by members of the same family as long as each child is in a different age group.
  8. Members may receive premiums in three (3) classes only, one of which must be Fitting & Showing.
  9. Eligible llamas and alpacas: Intact males up to 24 months of age, geldings, and females.
  10. Llamas and alpacas of any age may compete in any class except packing. Llamas and alpacas younger than 12 months may use a Day Pack with no more than 2 lbs. per side.

CLASS 1 – LLAMA AND ALPACA FITTING & SHOWING
Points: Blue – 75 Red – 55 White – 25

LOT

  1. Junior
  2. Intermediate
  3. Senior

CLASS 2 - LLAMA AND ALPACA KNOWLEDGE BOWL
Points: Blue – 10 Red – 8 White – 6

LOT

  1. Junior
  2. Intermediate
  3. Senior

CLASS 3 – TRAIL OBSTACLES
Points: Blue – 75 Red – 55 White – 40
OBSTACLE COURSE - Llama and alpacas to compete unpacked through planned obstacle course. May include water hazard, jumps, backing, maze, etc. Consideration made for incomplete attempts.

LOT

  1. Junior
  2. Intermediate
  3. Senior

CLASS 4 - PUBLIC RELATIONS
Points: Blue – 75 Red – 55 White – 40
Working with the Public. This class will be a skill course using obstacles encountered when members work their llamas and alpacas in public. The member and/or llama and alpaca may wear a costume.

LOT

  1. Junior
  2. Intermediate
  3. Senior

CLASS 5 - ARTS & CRAFTS
Points: Blue – 15 Red – 10 White – 5
Limited to items made for use on llamas and alpacas (i.e. lead rope) or in a llama and alpaca image (i.e. llama and alpaca planter), or made of llama or alpaca wool. May enter one item in each lot.

LOT

  1. Useful Llama and Alpaca items
  2. Decorative Llama and Alpaca items
  3. Other

CLASS 6 – COSTUME (ribbons only)

LOT

  1. Junior
  2. Intermediate
  3. Senior
Division K - Poultry

​Co-Superintendent: Crystal Hansen 360-709-0541 cryshansen@juno.com
Co-Superintendent: Debbie Keese 360-956-1182 Keesefam7@gmail.com

RULES

  1. All poultry must pass through a vet check between 4pm-8pm Tuesday, the day before the Fair opens and not be removed before 7pm Sunday, closing day of the fair.
  2. All poultry must pass a disease and parasite inspection upon arrival and during the Fair. Be sure to dust poultry before entering them. Poultry having lice, showing signs of sickness or are excessively dirty will be refused entry by the superintendent and/or vet.
  3. No late entries will be accepted.
  4. Fowl will be exhibited in cages provided by the fair. Entries are subject to space availability. Feed and shavings will be provided for all entries during the course of the fair.
  5. Exhibitors may be limited on entries by the Superintendent depending on space available.
  6. Cloverbuds are limited to two (2) animals.
  7. Transportation cages shall be removed from the fairgrounds between time of entry and the removal of the exhibits.
  8. Birds shown in a trio or pen cannot be shown as individuals.
  9. A trio is two females and one male; a pair is one male and one female. All birds must be of the same breed and variety.
  10. A pen is three birds of the same sex, age, breed, and variety.
  11. The words "old", "hen", and "cock" mean birds over one year of age. The words "young", "pullet", and "cockerel" mean birds under one year of age.
  12. All birds exhibited must show maturity and be completely feathered.
  13. The judge may consider an entry not worthy of an award. All judges’ decisions are final.
  14. All entries will be classified by breed and variety recognized by the American Standard of Perfection except for crossbreed classes.
  15. Chicken, turkey, duck, and goose classes shall be judged by the American Standard of Perfection. Crossbreeds will be judged on appearance, condition, and cleanliness.
  16. All exhibitors will be required to perform assigned barn duty or premium money will be withheld. The number of shifts required will be determined by the number of participants.
  17. There will be no cross-exhibiting between 4-H, FFA, and Open Poultry.
  18. Cloverbud exhibitors must have a parent present at all times.
  19. Entry forms are due to the 4-H Office no later than July 1st. All entries must be submitted on the Poultry Entry Form.
  20. Poultry themed Arts & Crafts may be entered under Division U - Expressive Arts.
  21. All exhibitors must participate in Fitting and Showmanship to receive premiums earned on exhibits.
  22. All exhibitors will be responsible for cleaning their own cages, feeding and watering their own birds DAILY before 10:00 a.m.

​CLASS 1 - FITTING AND SHOWMANSHIP
Points: Blue - 75 Red - 55 White - 25

LOT

  1. Cloverbud (Participation only, no premium points)
  2. Junior
  3. Intermediate
  4. Senior

POULTRY JUDGING
See DIVISION: A CLASS: 1 LOT: NA - Cloverbud, NB - Junior, NC - Intermediate, ND - Senior

Poultry Judging will consist of two parts:

  • Part 1: Non-Animal Classes (i.e. Equipment, Eggs, Identification)
  • Part 2: Live Bird Classes

CLASS 2 -POULTRY KNOWLEDGE BOWL
Points: Blue - 10 Red - 8 White - 6

LOT

  1. Cloverbud (participation only, no premium points)
  2. Junior
  3. Intermediate
  4. Senior

POULTRY TYPES

STANDARD BREEDS
Type Class Points: Blue - 15 Red - 10 White - 5
Points for Pens, Trios, & Pairs: Blue - 25 Red - 15 White - 10

CLASS 3 -American Class: Plymouth Rocks, Dominiques, Wyandotte, Javas, Rhode Islands, Buckeyes, Chantaclers, Jersey Giants, Lamonas, New Hampshires, Hollands, & Delawares.

CLASS 4 - Asian Class: Brahmas, Cochins, & Langshans.

CLASS 5 - English Class: Dorkings, Red Caps, Cornish, Orpingtons, Sussex, & Australorps.

CLASS 6 - Mediterranean Class: Leghorns, Minorcas, Spanish, Andalusians, Anconas, Sicilian Buttercups, & Catalanas.

CLASS 7 - Continental Class: Hamburgs, Campines, Lakenvelders, Barnevelders, Welsummers, Polish - Bearded and Non-Bearded, Houdans, Faverolles, Crevecoeurs, & LaFleche.

CLASS 8 - All Other Standard Breeds: Modern Game, Old English, Malays, Sumatras, Aseels, Shamos, Yokohamas, Pheonix, Cubalayas, Sultans, Frizzles, Naked Necks, Araucanas, & Ameraucanas.

​CLASS 9 - Crossbreeds: Any Standard breed mix.

BANTAM BREEDS
Type Class Points: Blue - 15 Red - 10 White - 5
Points for Pens, Trios, & Pairs: Blue - 25 Red - 15 White - 10

CLASS 10 - Game Bantams Class: Modern Games & Old English Games

CLASS 11 - Single Comb Clean Legged Class: Anaconas, Andalusians, Australorps, Catalanas, Campines, Delawares, Dorkings, Dutch, Frizzle, Hollands, Japanese, Javas, Jersey Giants, Lakenvelders, Lamonas, Leghorns, Minorcas, Naked Necks, New Hampshires, Orpingtons, Pheonix, Plymouth Rocks, Rhode Islands, Spanish, & Sussex.

CLASS 12 - Rose Comb Clean Legged Class: Anconas, Belgian Bearded d’Anvers, Dorkings, Dominiques, Hamburgs, Leghorns, Minorcas, Red Caps, Rosecombs, Sebrights, & Wyandottes.

CLASS 13 - All Other Combs, Clean Legged Class: Ameraucanas, Araucanas, Buckeyes, Shamos, Sicilians, Buttercups, Sumatras, Yokohamas, Chanteclers, Cornish, Crevecoeurs, Cubalayas, Houdans, LaFleche, Malays, & Polish.

CLASS 14 - Feather Legged Class: Botted d’Uccles, Brahmas, Cochins, Faverolles, Frizzles, Langshans, Silkies, & Sultans.

CLASS 15 - Crossbreed: Any Bantam breed mix.

LOT:

  1. Cock
  2. Hen
  3. Cockerel
  4. Pullet
  5. Young Trio
  6. Old Trio
  7. Young Pair
  8. Old Pair
  9. Old Pen

DUCKS
Type Class Points: Blue - 15 Red - 10 White - 5
Points for Trios: Blue - 25 Red - 15 White - 10

CLASS 16 - Standard Duck

CLASS 17 - Bantam Duck

LOT:

  1. Young Drake
  2. Young Duck
  3. Old Drake
  4. Old Duck
  5. Trio of Ducks

CLASS 18 - GEESE
Type Class Points: Blue - 25 Red - 15 White - 10
Points for Trios: Blue - 30 Red - 20 White - 10

LOT:

  1. Young Gander
  2. Young Goose
  3. Old Gander
  4. Old Goose
  5. Trio of Geese

CLASS 19 - TURKEYS
Type Class Points: Blue - 25 Red - 15 White - 10
Points for Trios: Blue - 30 Red - 20 White - 10

LOT:

  1. Young Tom
  2. Young Hen
  3. Old Tom
  4. Old Hen
  5. Trio of Turkeys

CLASS 20- Other Poultry/Game Birds
BE SURE TO LIST SPECIES & VARIETY IN DESCRIPTION - EXAMPLE: DOVE OR RING NECK PHEASANT
Type Class Points: Blue - 15 Red - 10 White - 5
Points for Trio: Blue - 25 Red - 15 White - 10

LOT:

  1. Old Male
  2. Old Female
  3. Young Male
  4. Young Female
  5. Trio

PIGEONS
Type Class Points: Blue - 15 Red - 10 White - 5

CLASS 21 - Utility Breeds

CLASS 22 -Roller Breeds

CLASS 23-Fancy Breeds

CLASS 24 -Racing Homer

LOT:

  1. Old Cock
  2. Old Hen
  3. Young Cock
  4. Young Hen

​HOMEMADE POULTRY EQUIPMENT
Points: Blue – 20 Red – 10 White – 5
Contestants may enter one entry per lot. The entry may be assembled from pre-manufactured kits. The exhibitor must produce a copy of the building plans. This may be a standard plan and need not be original. Brooders should be equipped with some way to control temperature and provide fire safety standards. This entry should include appropriate containers for feed and water.

CLASS 25 - Poultry Equipment

CLASS 26 - Pigeon or Dove Equipment

CLASS 27 - Other

LOT:

  1. Egg Incubator
  2. Brooder
  3. Transportation
  4. Other

CLASS 28 EGGS
Points: Blue - 15 Red - 10 White - 5
Entries to consist of a group of 3 eggs displayed on plates provided. Each exhibitor limited to 4 entries total. Eggs to be uniform in shape, shell texture, size, color and appearance. One egg may be cracked open, at the Judges discretion, to judge internal characteristics.

LOT:

  1. Large Eggs: Breed and color of egg noted on entry form
  2. Bantam Eggs: Breed and color of egg noted on entry form
  3. Waterfowl Eggs: Breed and color of egg noted on entry form
  4. Non-Standard Eggs: Breed (If known) and color of egg noted on entry form. NOTE: Non-Standard eggs includes birds not accepted In the APA Standard of Perfection, mixed breeds and those of unknown ancestry.

CLASS 29 - POULTRY COSTUME CONTEST (Special prizes - No premium points).
Costumes must be made by the exhibitor with minimum help from others. No costumes may be adapted from dolls or other pre-made outfits. Some small accessories are acceptable. Only one entry per exhibitor. Costumes should be made prior to the fair and must be ready at the start of the contest. Costumes will not be made as part of the contest

Division L - Rabbits

​Superintendent: Jenny Taylor 360-701-6470 jenny4h@ymail.com

RULES

  1. All exhibitors are responsible for feeding and cleaning cages of animals each day of the Fair.
  2. All entries must be permanently tattooed in the left ear prior to the Fair.
  3. All rabbits are to be shown by breed or in pet class (except meat animals). Specify variety on entry form. The same animal MAY NOT be entered in type and meat or Market Sale Class.
  4. All exhibitors and parents must sign up for Herdsmanship duty (hours to be determined by the Superintendent). Please see the Exhibitor’s guide for Herdsmanship rules
  5. Suitable water and feed containers must be presented by the exhibitor at the vet check prior to the animal being allowed to enter a cage.
  6. Only crocks (plastic or ceramic) of adequate size will be allowed. Crocks must hold two (2) cups of water. No water bottles except for wool breeds. Carry cages may NOT be left at Fair. Exhibitor is responsible for their own feed.
  7. No rabbits under 10 weeks (except fryers) will be allowed. Rabbits must also make minimum breed weights. Refer to ARBA Standard of Perfection.
  8. Angora wool is to be entered under Division O – Fleece & Fiber, Class 1, lot I – Angora Rabbit. Refer to ARBA Standard of Perfection.
  9. Animal Limit - rabbit exhibits are limited to 20 exhibits in classes 3 - 7. Cloverbuds are limited to two (2) animals. Superintendent may further limit entries based on space.
  10. The ARBA standard of Perfection will be used for all judging and entering purposes. It is the responsibility of the exhibitor to insure that rabbits are entered into the correct breed, variety, and class. No changes to breed, variety, or class will be accepted after vet check.
  11. All animals will be required to go through a vet check. Animals should be in show condition. Any animal found with any external parasites or other diseases or illnesses or will not be allowed entry to the fair. The veterinarian’s decision is final.
  12. A 4-H Rabbit and Cavy certificate must be on file with the 4-H office on or before June 15 of the current 4-H year.

​CLASS 1 - RABBIT FITTING & SHOWING
Points: Blue – 75 Red – 55 White – 25

LOT

  1. Cloverbud (participation only, no premium points)
  2. Junior
  3. Intermediate
  4. Senior

CLASS 2 - RABBIT KNOWLEDGE BOWL
Points: Blue – 10 Red – 8 White – 6

LOT

  1. A Cloverbud (participation only, no premium points)
  2. B Junior
  3. C Intermediate
  4. D Senior

CLASS 3 - COMMERCIAL OR HEAVY BREEDS
Points: Blue – 15 Red – 10 White – 5

LOT

  1. New Zealand
  2. Californian
  3. English Lops
  4. French Lops
  5. American Chinchilla
  6. Giant Chinchilla
  7. Standard Chinchilla
  8. Satins
  9. Palominos
  10. Checkered Giants
  11. Silver Martens
  12. Hotot
  13. Lilac
  14. Other Purebreds
  15. Flemish Giant

CLASS 4 - FANCY OR SMALL BREEDS
Points: Blue – 15 Red – 10 White – 5
(Seniors or Juniors only - no intermediate class of rabbit)

LOT

  1. Dutch
  2. Netherland Dwarf
  3. Polish
  4. Rex
  5. Tans
  6. Florida Whites
  7. English Angora
  8. French Angora
  9. Mini Lop
  10. Holland Lop
  11. Himalayan
  12. Other Purebreds
  13. Dwarf Hotot
  14. Mini Rex
  15. Jersey Wooly

CLASS 5 – MEAT CLASS
Single Points: Blue – 15 Red – 10 White – 5;
Pen Points: Blue – 40 Red – 25 White – 15
Crossbreeds may be limited. Any rabbit entered in type may NOT be entered in Meat Class.

LOT

  1. Meat Pen - 3 animals of same breed and variety. Age limit not over ten (10) weeks, weight limit not over 5 lbs. each rabbit.
  2. Single Fryer - one rabbit not over 10 weeks of age, weight limit not over 5 lbs.
  3. Roaster - one rabbit must be under 6 months of age: maximum weight, 8 lbs.; minimum weight, 5 lbs.
  4. Stewers must be 6 months of age and over; minimum weight 8 lbs.

​CLASS 6 - MARKET SALE CLASS
Only one Meat Pen or one Fryer may be entered in the Market Sale. Any rabbit entered in Type may not be entered in the Market Sale Class.
Market rabbits, must be one of the recognized ARBA commercial meat breeds or a crossbred of those commercial breeds. Excluding the 3 wool breeds, which are French Angora, Giant Angora, and Satin Angora.
Single Points: Blue – 15 Red – 10 White – 5
Pen Points: Blue – 40 Red – 25 White – 15

LOT

  1. Meat Pen – Three rabbits of the same breed and variety.
    Age limit: not over 10 weeks
    Weight limits: Minimum 3.5 lbs/Maximum 6 lbs
  2. Single Fryer-one rabbit
    Age limit: not over 10 weeks
    Weight limits: minimum 3.5 lbs/Maximum 6 lbs

CLASS 7 - PET CLASS
Points: Blue –15 Red – 10 White – 5

LOT

  1. This class is for pet rabbits that do not fit in any other type class. The animals will be judged on general appearance, condition and cleanliness.

CLASS 8 – EQUIPMENT
Points: Blue – 20 Red – 15 White – 10
All items must be made in the current 4-H year by the 4-H’er currently enrolled in the rabbit project.

LOT

  1. Carry Case
  2. Feeder
  3. Nest Box
  4. Hutch/Cage
  5. Pelt - pelts limited to 5 entries
  6. Tattoo Box
  7. Other

CLASS 9 - RABBIT COSTUME CONTEST (participation only, no premium points)

RULES

1. Costumes must be made by the member with a minimum of help from the parents or others; use your personal discretion for you are in competition with other members under the same rules.

2. No costumes may be adapted from dolls or other pre-made outfits. Some small accessories are acceptable, use your judgment.

3. Only one entry per exhibitor allowed.

CLASS 10 - BREEDERS CLASS: RABBIT
(participation only, no premium points) Cash award will be given to the top breeder.

RULES

  1. The exhibitor may enter only one animal.
  2. The animal must have been born and raised by a doe owned by the exhibitor and born in the current 4-H year.
  3. Animal may be selected after regular type judging is completed.
  4. Pedigree must be presented to the Superintendent by Wednesday morning as proof animal was bred by the exhibitor.
Division M - Cavies

​Superintendent: Emily Killeen 360-791-1758 emily4h@ymail.com

RULES

  1. All entries must have an ear tag in the left ear prior to fair. No tagging will be done at check-In.
  2. Exhibitors may be limited on entries by the Superintendent depending on space available. Cloverbuds are limited to two (2) animals. Only one cavy will be allowed per cage.
  3. Exhibitors will provide suitable feed crocks and water bottles that must be approved at check in. Water bottles must be a minimum of 12 oz. Bedding will be provided by the cavy project. Feed will be provided by the cavy exhibitor.
  4. Cavy cages must be cleaned by exhibitor Friday morning before the Fair opens.
  5. Show room classes and registration weight: Junior boars & sows: Up to 4 months of age, 12 to 22 oz. Intermediate boars & sows: Up to 6 months of age, 23 to 32 oz. Senior boars & sows: Over 32 oz.
  6. The ARBA standard of Perfection will be used for all judging and entering purposes. All entries will be checked by the superintendent and a veterinarian for fleas, mites, lice, and other diseases upon arrival tothe fair, at the back gate. Any animal found with any external parasites or other diseases or illnesses will not be allowed entry to the fair. The veterinarian’s decision is final.
  7. All exhibitors are responsible for feeding and cleaning cages of animals they have entered in the Fair each day.
  8. A 4-H Rabbit and Cavy certificate must be on file with the 4-H office on or before June 15 of the current 4-H year.

​CLASS 1 - CAVY FITTING & SHOWING
Points: Blue – 75 Red – 55 White – 25

LOT

  1. Cloverbud (participation only, no premium points)
  2. Junior
  3. Intermediate
  4. Senior

CAVY TYPE
Points: Blue – 15 Red – 10 White – 5

CLASS 2 - ABYSSINIAN

CLASS 3 - ABYSSINIAN SATIN

CLASS 4 -AMERICAN

CLASS 5 -AMERICAN SATIN

CLASS 6 - PERUVIAN

CLASS 7 - PERUVIAN SATIN

CLASS 8 - SILKIE

CLASS 9 - SILKIE SATIN

CLASS 10 - TEDDY

CLASS 11 - TEDDY SATIN

CLASS 12 - WHITE CRESTED

CLASS 13 - TEXEL

CLASS 14 - CORONET

CLASS 15 - PET CLASS (CROSSBRED OR PUREBRED)
This class is for pet quality cavies, that do not fit in any other type class. The animals will be judged on general appearance, condition, cleanliness and behavior.

LOT

  1. Junior Boar
  2. Intermediate Boar
  3. Senior Boar
  4. Junior Sow
  5. Intermediate Sow
  6. Senior Sow

CLASS 16 – EQUIPMENT
Points: Blue – 20 Red – 15 White – 10
All items must be made in the current 4-H year by the 4-H’er currently enrolled in the cavy project.

LOT

  1. Carry Case
  2. Feeder
  3. Cage
  4. Ear Tag Box
  5. Other

CLASS 17 – CAVY KNOWLEDGE BOWL
Points: Blue – 10 Red – 8 White – 6

LOT

  1. Cloverbud (participation only, no premium points)
  2. Junior
  3. Intermediate
  4. Senior

​CLASS 18 – CAVY COSTUME CONTEST
Prettiest Sow/Most Handsome Boar. (Participation only, no premium points)

RULES

  1. Costumes must be made by the member with a minimum of help from the parents or others; use your personal discretion for you are in competition with other members under the same rules.
  2. No costumes may be adapted from dolls or other pre-made outfits. Some small accessories are acceptable, use your judgment.
  3. Only one entry per exhibitor allowed.

CLASS 19 – CAVY BREEDERS CLASS (participation only, no premium points)

RULES

  1. The exhibitor may enter only one animal.
  2. The animal must have been born and raised by a sow owned by the exhibitor.
  3. Animal may be selected after regular type judging is completed.
  4. Pedigree must be presented to the Superintendent by Wednesday morning of fair as proof animal was bred by exhibitor.
Division N - Sheep

​Co-Superintendent: Debbie Clarke 360-789-5653 debbie.clarke@live.com
Co-Superintendent: Tamara Brathovde (253) 820-1560 tamarabrathovde@gmail.com

RULES

  1. Two entries per lot in singles classes A, B, C, D & E, H & I allowed.
  2. In lots I, J & K, fleece is to be no longer than 3/4".
  3. Animals in lots A-E not eligible in lots H & J, one entry limit for Lot J.

CLASS 1 – SHEEP FITTING & SHOWING
Points: Blue – 75 Red – 55 White – 25

LOT

  1. Junior
  2. Intermediate
  3. Senior

SHEEP TYPE
Points: Blue – 55 Red – 40 White – 30

CLASS 2 - BORDER CHEVIOT

CLASS 3 - COLUMBIA

CLASS 4 - CORRIEDALE

CLASS 5 - DORSET

CLASS 6 - HAMPSHIRE

CLASS 7 - MONTADALE

CLASS 8 - ROMNEY

CLASS 9 - SHROPSHIRE

CLASS 10 - SOUTHDOWN

CLASS 11 - SUFFOLK

CLASS 12 - NATURAL COLORED

CLASS 13 - CROSSBRED (NO RAMS)

CLASS 14 - OTHER BREEDS

LOT

  1. Aged ewe - aged ewe two years of age or older by Aug 1
  2. Yearling ewe - Ewe one year of age, but less than two years, Aug. l
  3. Ewe lamb - Ewe less than one year on Aug. 1
  4. Ram lamb - Ram less than one year of age Aug. 1
  5. Yearling ram-Ram one year of age, but less than two years, Aug. 1
  6. Ewe and her lamb - ewe from lots A or B with lamb or lambs she raised, which were shown in lots C-D or H-J.
  7. Exhibitor’s Flock (3 head) - Consists of one aged ewe or one yearling ewe, and one ewe lamb, and one yearling ram or ram lamb, which were shown in above lots by the same exhibitor. Ribbons only.

CLASS 15 – MARKET LAMBS

  1. Club flock. No premium points. Club flock will consist of 5 sale or non-sale market lambs or 5 breeding sheep shown by 2 or more exhibitors from the same club. There will be a first, second, and third placing.
  2. Feeder lamb.
  3. Market lamb. (Non-sale animal) Judge will separate feeders and markets in the ring.
  4. Market lamb - Sale animal-choice or select - Champion and Reserve Champion

CLASS 16 - ALL BREEDS – WETHERS

LOT

  1. Wool breeds, in full fleece
  2. Down breeds, in full fleece

CLASS 17-

LOT

  1. Three member teams

​Dapper Sheep Crew Contest
Saturday, August 3, 11 am in the West Arena. No premium points
Purpose: The purpose of this contest is to provide 4-H and FFA members an opportunity to have fun and demonstrate their ability to work together in a safe and humane manner to groom and prepare a sheep for show.

Eligibility: This contest is open to all 4-H and FFA Sheep show persons. The crew will be composed of a combination of three 4-H and FFA project members: i.e., 2 4-H and 1 FFA; 2 FFA and 1 4-H.

General Rules: Each crew will be provided a sheep and all grooming equipment and supplies:

  • Sheep stand
  • 2 Hand shears (1 large, 1 small)
  • 2 Wool Cards
  • 1 Soft bristle brush
  • 1 Hard bristle brush
  • Groom rags—dry, with no grooming aids added
  • 1 Gallon of water and a Bucket—no other water is allowed
  • Hoof trimmers
  • Halter

Not Allowed:

  • Electric equipment (electric shears, blowers, etc.)
  • Commercial products (soap, hoof black/Sharpie marker, whiteners, etc.)
  • Razor blades or any items containing any type of razor blade
  • Scissors
  • Spray containers

Procedures:

  1. Register crew. (At time of written quiz).
  2. One crew member will complete a written quiz prior to beginning of the arena event. Resources for questions will be all be in Cooperative Extension publications: EM3125 4-H Member Manual Advanced Livestock Science; PNW 679 Judging Sheep and Oral Reasons 101; K-State publication Market Lamb Showmanship from Start to Finish.
  3. Thirty (30) minutes will be allowed for grooming the sheep.
  4. Following grooming, crew members will have 15 minutes to practice showing the sheep. All members may assist, but only one will be selected by the team to do the final showing.
  5. The second member will do final showing.
  6. The third member will judge the class and conduct oral reasons for the Judges based on the class. The class will consist of market lambs or breeding ewes (age for breeding ewes is dependent on availability).

Basis of Judging:

  1. Grooming: 15 points possible points
    Awarded on the method the crew demonstrated to clean and prepare the sheep for show. Use tools correctly.
  2. Teamwork: 15 points possible
    Teamwork points are based on how well the crew is organized for each member to have their own task to perform, if all participate equally, and if total job is finished in the allotted time.
    • Be well organized. Each crew member should have their own tasks.
    • Space out to work.
    • Be pleasant to fellow crew members.
    • Behavior and appearance that shows pride and respect for yourself and your organizations (4-H and FFA) is expected of all exhibitors. Courteous, appropriate language and clean appropriate clothing is part of your exhibiting responsibility.
    • Do not talk with friends or parents in audience or other teams. Excessive talking outside a crew may be marked down.
  3. Safety: 10 points possible
    Points awarded for properly following the rules of safety for working around a sheep.
    • All members of the crew must wear closed toe shoes.
    • Never leave the sheep unattended on the stand.
    • Safe handling of grooming equipment (hand shears, cards, hoof trimmers, etc.)
    • Any abuse or harsh treatment of the sheep will result in disqualification of the crew.
  4. Written Questions: 20 points possible
    Resources for questions: See item 2—Procedures.
    One crew member is judged on personal appearance and ability to answer written questions. Types of written questions will be about breeds, cuts of meat, wool characteristics and health.
  5. Showmanship: 20 points possible
    One crew member is judged on personal appearance and ability to present the sheep their squad has fitted. Will be conducted as an actual showmanship class.
  6. Judging: 20 points possible
    One crew member is judged on personal appearance and their ability to present to the Judge oral reasons based on a market or breeding ewe class.
    Each crew member will receive the ribbons earned by the team.
Division O - Fleece and Fiber

​Co-Superintendent : Debbie Clarke (360) 789-5653 debbie.clarke@live.com
Co-Superintendent : Tamara Brathovde (253) 820-1560 tamarabrathovde@gmail.com

RULES

  1. Two fleece per lot per exhibitor allowed. Sub-lots allowed for each different breed within the lot.
  2. Fleeces must be from the exhibitor’s project animals, must be from the current year and not represent more than one year’s growth. Only fiber/fleece from llamas may represent more that one-year’s growth. Mohair should be a six-month clip.
  3. Any fleece may be discriminated against if showing any paint or tar brand or showing excessive foreign material or discoloration.
  4. Fleece shall be tied with paper fleece twine, flesh side out, in a manner to allow handling without falling apart.
  5. Fleece should be wrapped with paper, cloth or plastic.
  6. Fleece should be brought to the Fair when you enter your animals on Tuesday prior to the Fair opening. Fleece must be labeled with exhibitor’s name, address, exhibitor’s number, breed and sex of sheep.

CLASS 1 - FLEECE & FIBER
Points: Blue – 40 Red – 35 White – 25

LOT

  1. Down Breeds
  2. Wool Breeds
  3. Natural Colored
  4. Mohair
  5. Cashmere
  6. Llama - Sheared
  7. Llama - Brushed or picked
  8. Alpaca
  9. Angora Rabbit
Division P - Small Animal Products and Pocket Pets

​Superintendent: Chris Allen and Rebekkah Allen 360-273-8144
chrisandrebekkah@wildblue.net
(Pet rats, hamsters, gerbils, mice, reptiles, birds, and exotics)

  1. Animals entered in this class will be exhibited in the Peterson Barn and/or 4-H Still Life Building, Sharp Building depending on the environmental needs of the animal.
  2. Exhibitors will provide their own escape-proof cages, aquariums, or containers for animals being exhibited.
  3. Each exhibit must provide an educational poster about their project animal. Posters may be entered under Educational Displays.
  4. Fair spectators are not allowed to handle the animals in this division. Animals will be handled by exhibitors only as necessary to care for the animals and to participate in fitting & showing.
  5. Cages and pens should be free of manure at all times. They should be cleaned out daily, before the fair opens at 10am, and new bedding applied. The area around the cages will be kept free of manure and bedding, cleaned and swept. All equipment must be stored safely and used in a safe manner.
  6. Each 4-H member exhibiting in this class will be responsible for herdsmanship shifts in the building/barn where their animal is housed. These shifts will be scheduled by the Superintendent in charge of the building/barn housing the animals.
  7. Entries for Small Animals must be preregistered at the WSU Extension Office by July 1st. Superintendent reserves the right to limit small animal entries to one exhibit per youth if necessary due to space constraints.
  8. Youth must be enrolled in the 4-H Self-Determined Animal Project, Explore the World of Small Animals, or Pets Project by May 1 to exhibit in the Small Animal Division.

CLASS 1 – SMALL ANIMAL FITTING & SHOWING
Points: Blue – 75 Red – 55 White - 25

LOT

  1. Cloverbud (participation only, no premium points)
  2. Junior
  3. Intermediate
  4. Senior

CLASS 2 – SMALL ANIMAL EXHIBIT
Points: Blue – 15 Red – 10 White – 5

LOT

  1. Reptile
  2. Amphibian
  3. Bird
  4. Fish
  5. Mammal
  6. Other

CLASS 3 – EQUIPMENT
Points – Simple: Blue-10, Red-8, White-6
Points - Complex: Blue-20, Red-15, White-10

LOT

  1. Carry Case
  2. Feeder
  3. Cage
  4. Other

CLASS 4 – SMALL ANIMAL/POCKET PETS KNOWLEDGE BOWL
Points: Blue – 10 Red – 8 White – 6

LOT

  1. Cloverbud (participation only, no premium points)
  2. Junior
  3. Intermediate
  4. Senior
Division Q - Swine

​Superintendent: Cory Meek 360-508-6218 kendrameek13@gmail.com

RULES

  1. Juniors and Intermediates may exhibit three animals in this class, while seniors may exhibit four animals. Prior approval from superintendent must be obtained to bring additional animals.
  2. Animals in Lot A must be four months of age.
  3. One animal out of a pen of two or three CANNOT be shown as a single.
  4. All 4-H swine exhibitors are required to show their own animals in fitting and showing, unless special permission is granted by the superintendent for safety issues or handling of animals. Premium could be forfeited. (As stated in the 4-H Animal Science General Rules).
  5. Animals exhibited in Lots F and G of Classes 1 – 8 (lactating sows) may not be used in Class 11, Fitting & Showmanship, for safety and animal well being.

SWINE TYPE

CLASS 1 – CHESTER WHITE

CLASS 2 – DUROC

CLASS 3 – POLAND CHINA

CLASS 4 – HAMPSHIRE

CLASS 5 – YORKSHIRE

CLASS 6 – BERKSHIRE

CLASS 7 – CROSSBREEDS

CLASS 8 – OTHER BREEDS

Note: All animals will be shown by breed (Animals may not be shown in order of class).
Points: Blue – 55 Red – 40 White – 30

LOT

  1. Junior Spring Gilt, farrowed after March 14, this year.
  2. Senior Spring Gilt, farrowed between Jan 1 and March 14, this year.
  3. Senior Gilt, farrowed after August 1, previous year a
  4. Sow, farrowed after August 1, previous year and December 31, previous year
  5. Boar, 4-6 months
  6. Sow to farrow at fair**
  7. Sow and litter, not less than 6 pigs under 9 weeks of age **

** Any exhibitor bringing a sow and litter or a sow to farrow at fair must provide the following items at fair for the safety of their animals. Failure to do so may result in the animal(s) not being permitted to be at fair.

1. Creep
2. Heat Lamps
One Champion and one Reserve Champion will be selected from Lots A – D and Lots F and G in each breed, if quality of animals merits the award. Additional premium points will not be assigned.

One Grand Champion and one Reserve Grand Champion will be selected from all gilts/sows designated Champion in Lots A – D and Lots F and G of Classes 1 – 8. Awards will be made if quality of animals merits the award. Additional premium points will not be assigned.

CLASS 9 – FEEDER SWINE (Less than 150 LBS)
Points: Blue – 55 Red – 40 White - 30

LOT

  1. Feeder (1)
  2. Feeder (Pen of 2)
  3. Feeder (Pen of 3)

CLASS 10 – MARKET SWINE
Points: Blue – 55 Red – 40 White - 30

LOT

  1. Market swine-non sale animal (150-285 LBS)
  2. Market swine-sale animal-USDA 1 or USDA 2 (220-300 LBS)

** Weight divisions will be determined by the superintendent and/or judge.

One Champion and one Reserve Champion will be selected for each weight division for Lot L for Class 10, if quality of animals merits the award. Additional premium points will not be assigned.

One Grand Champion and one Reserve Grand Champion will be selected from all Market Swine-sale animal, designated Champion in Lot L of Class 10. Awards will be made if quality of animals merits the award. Additional premium points will not be assigned.

CLASS 11 – SWINE FITTING & SHOWING
Points: Blue – 75 Red – 40 White – 30

LOT

  1. Junior
  2. Intermediate
  3. Senior

Champion and Reserve Champion rosettes will be awarded in each Lot in Class 11 with no additional premium points awarded.

Still Life

​TIPS FOR A SUCCESSFUL 4-H STILL LIFE EXHIBIT

  1. Not all project items are suitable fair exhibits – choose quality items to enter. At judge’s discretion, items of the same concept may be judged as a set, and items not meeting judge’s standard may receive a green participation ribbon with no premium points.
  2. Make sure all exhibits are delivered to the fairgrounds during the specified dates and times. Late exhibits will not be accepted.
  3. Write exhibitor’s 4-H age on the entry card. All exhibits will be judged to a standard of benchmark.
  4. Exhibits will be judged on the workmanship and originality with the age of the exhibitor in mind.
  5. Recommend small items be brought in plastic sandwich bags. Each exhibitor’s entries should be brought in separate containers (sacks or boxes) and not mixed with the exhibits of other members.
  6. Each exhibit item should have its 4-H entry tag attached, either with string, safety pins, or removable tape when brought to the fairgrounds. Please attach the string, pins or tape to the section of the entry tag which remains with the item (this would be the far right side), not through the claim check or the large middle section. If you need help filling out your entry cards correctly, someone will help you when you bring your items to the fairgrounds.
  7. A champion and reserve champion will be selected by the judges for the junior, intermediate and senior categories. If there are adequate entries, at the judge’s discretion, classes may be separated to allow for additional champion and reserve champion awards.
Division R - Exhibitmanship

​Contact the 4-H Office (360) 867-2157

RULES

  1. 4-H Members exhibiting in the 4-H Still Life Building will be required to complete one hour of Exhibitmanship duty. Please Note: Accommodations can be made for 4-H members/clubs that are not available to perform Exhibitmanship during the Fair. These exhibitors will be allowed to fulfill their Exhibitmanship duty during pre-fair set up or post-fair clean up. Please make arrangements with the 4-H Office as early as possible. Members may begin to sign up for an Exhibitmanship time slot during the fair when they submit still life entries.
  2. Members must dress appropriately, meet the public, keep a watchful eye on exhibits, maintain exhibits, keep exhibit areas clean and attractive, and be responsible to the building superintendent on duty.
  3. Each attendant will wear the identification tag provided.
  4. Each club will be responsible during their time periods to provide an adult to be on call to give aid to attendant as needed. Adult helper must have submitted a Parent Volunteer Background Check Form to the 4-H Office prior to July 1. It is suggested that a large club could have members involved in this activity and 4-H in action at the same time. Small clubs can work together. No more than two (2) exhibitors may be on duty at any time.
  5. The 4-H Still Life Building must have coverage from 9:45am until 10pm Wed. – Sat. and 9:45am to 7pm on Sun.
Division S - Clothing and Textiles

​Superintendent: Mary Jo Rydholm 360-556-0819 mjrydmus@yahoo.com

RULES

  1. No limit on entries.
  2. All items should have a care label or a 3x5 card with care instructions. Please note how many years exhibitor has been in the project.
  3. Contestant is encouraged to include 3x5 card for judge if exhibit has any unusual properties. Example: vintage techniques used; hem band added due to growth by exhibitor; made in a 4-H class, etc.
  4. Recycled items must include photo before work began.
  5. Exhibitmanship is required of all Still Life exhibitors.
  6. One 4-H Still Life Exhibitor Record Form must be filled out for each exhibitor and accompany the exhibits when brought to the fairgrounds. This form can be picked up at the Extension Office upon delivery of exhibit items.
POINTS​ ​ ​
LOT​BlueRed​​White
​A - H​12​8​4
​I - J​18​12​6
​K - L​24​18​12

 

CLASS 1 – SEWING CONSTRUCTION

LOT

  1. Article: Clothing accessories, household item, misc. non-clothing, kites.
  2. Group Entry: Clothing and textile project or display completed by two or more 4-H members.
  3. Hand Pieced Quilts
  4. Small Quilt or other small sewn household item (under 16 square feet)
  5. Large Quilt or other large sewn household item (over 16 square feet)

    GARMENTS: Any one article of clothing from the following categories, F through L
  6. Single separates – single item of clothing such as skirt, shorts, slacks, blouse, shirt, jumper
  7. Nightwear – pajamas, robes, nightgowns
  8. Other – costumes or any item that does not fit into the other categories
  9. Separates – separates of two or more garments such as skirt and blouse, pants and shirt, jumper and blouse
  10. Dress – dresses of street length, one or two-piece matching fabric suitable for daytime wear.
  11. Coat or Suit – Suits of matching or coordinated fabrics
  12. Evening Wear – formal or evening gowns, tuxedoes, prom-type dresses.

CLASS 2 - FASHION REVUE
Points: Blue – 30 Red – 25 White – 15
The Monday before the beginning of fair, arrive at 6pm for entry and judging. Fashion shows will be held during the 5-day fair event. Contestants will be judged on stage presentation. All entrants must complete EM0682 - State Fashion Revue Personal Data Sheet and write a commentary. Data Sheets may be obtained from the Extension Office.

CLASS 3 - CONSUMER
This contest is held concurrent with Fashion Revue. Worksheets, tags, sales receipts and commentary shall accompany garment. Worksheets may be obtained from Extension Office. Premium points given for modeling and worksheet (worksheets may not be displayed).

LOT

  1. Junior
    Points: Blue – 15 Red – 10 White – 5
  2. Intermediate
    Points: Blue – 20 Red – 15 White – 10
  3. Senior
    Points: Blue – 25 Red – 20 White – 15

​CLASS 4 - CLOTHING CONSTRUCTION EXPO

RULES

  1. Contestants must be enrolled in a clothing project.
  2. Bring your own supplies; fabric, machine, pattern envelope or sketch and care label. An iron and tabletop ironing board will be provided.
  3. Garment may be cut out, marked, stay stitched and pinned before contest.
  4. Clothing construction activity should take 2-2 1/2 hours to complete.
  5. Participants will give verbal information to the public while sewing.
  6. Schedule on entry day with superintendent.

LOT

  1. Junior
    Points: Blue – 15 Red – 10 White – 5
  2. Intermediate
    Points: Blue – 20 Red - 15 White – 10
  3. Senior
    Points: Blue – 25 Red – 20 White – 15

CLASS 5 - REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE CHALLENGE
This class allows for the exhibitor to create a wearable article of clothing, or a functional accessory, from the chosen base item. All entries must have an accompanying 3x5 card explaining the process for creation of this year’s exhibit. The original item must be distinguishable, even if only through explanation, to the judge. Entries will be judged on ingenuity, construction, functionality, and style. Base Item is chosen by the Superintendent. Class will be judged at the same time as other Division S contests by the same judge. The base item may be an article of denim clothing or a commercially knit garment.

LOT

  1. Junior
    Points: Blue - 15 Red - 10 White - 5
  2. Intermediate
    Points: Blue - 20 Red - 15 White - 10
  3. Senior
    Points: Blue - 25 Red - 20 White - 15

Score Card:

  • 100 points possible with a reduction of five points per level from Excellent, to Good, to Fair.
    • 40 Points: Ingenuity-Original item not readily thought of when looking at the exhibit.
    • 30 Points: Construction-Exhibit well made using construction methods applicable to the intended use.
    • 15 Points: Functionality-Exhibit serves a recognizable and applicable purpose.
    • 15 Points: Style-Exhibit looks appropriate for the intended use.

CLASS 6 - FIBER ARTS
Points: Blue -12 Red-8 White- 4

LOT

  1. Embroidery
  2. Ribbon embroidery
  3. Needlepoint
  4. Plastic Canvas
  5. Cross-stitch (counted or stamped)
  6. Latch hook
  7. Braided rugs and placemats
  8. Knitting
  9. Crochet
  10. Macramé
  11. Weaving
  12. Any other
Division T - Environmental Stewardship

​See Tips for a Successful Still Life Exhibit
Contact the 4-H office 360-867-2157

RULES

  1. Open to all members enrolled in any phase of the Environmental Stewardship/Natural Resources Program Division
  2. Member may enter a maximum of four exhibits with no more than one entry in each Lot.
  3. All exhibits must have been made, collected or grown by the 4-H member as part of his/her 4-H project work during the 4-H year.
  4. Exhibits entered in previous years, which have been significantly added to since then, will be accepted if the exhibit description in the Exhibitor Guide is followed with a plus (+) and the entry is accompanied by a note describing the additions made to the entry. Entries entered this way, which in the judge’s opinion, have not been significantly enlarged, will receive a ribbon, but no premium points.
  5. Refer to listing from Extension Office regarding minimum number of specimens per exhibit.
  6. All insect exhibits must be labeled to give the order and common name of insect in the collection and scientific name to as many as possible, regardless of whether entered in forestry or entomology projects.
  7. Any preserved (dehydrated, canned, etc.) foods must be prepared under USDA standards and will be judged by the Food Preservation superintendent or judge.
  8. 4-H members enrolled in any of the Environmental Stewardship or Shooting Sports projects may participate.
  9. One 4-H Still Life Exhibitor Record Form must be filled out for each exhibitor and accompany the exhibits when brought to the fairgrounds. This form can be picked up at the Extension Office upon delivery of exhibit items.
  10. Exhibitmanship in the 4-H Still Life Bldg. is required of all exhibitors

Points: Blue – 12 Red – 10 White – 8

CLASS 1 - DISCOVERY

LOT

  1. Survival
  2. Air
  3. Energy
  4. Forestry
  5. Marine Life
  6. Soil
  7. Water
  8. Wildlife

CLASS 2 - EARTH SAVERS

CLASS 3 - WATER RESOURCES

CLASS 4 - GEOLOGY

LOT

  1. Any item or display from Unit 1 Three Kinds of Rocks
  2. Any item or display from Unit 2 Identifying Rocks and Minerals
  3. Any item or display from Unit 3 Collecting Fossils
  4. Any other Geology item or display not included in the above lots

CLASS 5 - SPORT FISHING

CLASS 6 - SHOOTING SPORTS

LOT

  1. Any item or display from Riflery project
  2. Any item or display from Archery project

CLASS 7 – NATURAL RESOURCE ACTIVITY CONTEST

LOT

  1. Cloverbud
  2. Junior
  3. Intermediate
  4. Senior
Division U - Expressive Arts

​Co-Superintendent : Elaine Dunn ehilberg_dunn@hotmail.com, (360) 584-6364
Co-Superintendent: Bob Dunn

See Tips For A Successful 4-H Still Life Exhibit

Points: Blue – 12 Red – 8 White – 4

RULES

  1. Exhibit item must have been made during the current 4-H year.
  2. No graded school projects may be entered.
  3. Each exhibit item entered must be accompanied by a 3" X 5" card that explains what the item is, how it was made, where it is to be used, and any special techniques used. Indicate if the item was a kit or your own original idea. If you received adult assistance, state what the assistance involved. If the required 3" X 5" card is missing or incomplete, at the judge’s option, the exhibit will be dropped no more than one ribbon placing.
  4. One 4-H Still Life Exhibitor Record Form must be filled out for each exhibitor and accompany the exhibits when brought to the fairgrounds. This form can be picked up at the Extension Office upon delivery of exhibit items.
  5. Each fine arts item, or any other item intended to be displayed by hanging, must have a hanging device securely attached. If a hanging device is missing or inadequate, the exhibit may be reduced no more than one ribbon placing; and will not be displayed. If an item is finished to stand, it must be noted on the entry tag.
  6. Special awards may be awarded by age division for originality, best 3" X 5" cards, and 4-Her with the most points earned.
  7. All exhibits in Division U must be non-machine sewn artwork.
  8. Exhibitmanship in the 4-H Still Life Bldg. is required of all exhibitors.

​CLASS 1 - CRAFT AND HOBBIES
LIMITATION ON CLASS 1 ENTRIES: No more than three (3) items per lot.

LOT

  1. Nature craft (cones, seeds, rocks, etc.)
  2. Leather craft
  3. Jewelry and hair accessories
  4. Stenciling
  5. Dolls and doll accessories
  6. Mosaics
  7. Non-sewn embellished clothing items (tie-dye, painted t-shirt, etc.)
  8. Toys and games
  9. Mobiles
  10. Soap making
  11. Wax craft
  12. Wood craft
  13. Holiday items
  14. Fair theme items
  15. Items made of recycled materials
  16. Decorated Foods
  17. Metal craft
  18. Glass craft
  19. Any other
  20. Group Entry

CLASS 2 - FINE ARTS

*Items must be framed and/or matted and ready to hang. Exceptions will be made for sketchbooks or portfolios. NO LOOSE PAPERS WILL BE ACCEPTED.

LOT

  1. Drawings dry media (pencil, colored pencil, charcoal, pastel, crayon, cratch board)
  2. Drawings wet media (pen and ink, watercolor pencil)
  3. Paintings on paper (watercolor, acrylic wash, tempera)
  4. Paintings on canvas or Masonite (acrylic, oil)
  5. Printmaking
  6. Pottery and Painted ceramics
  7. Sculpture
  8. Mixed media
  9. Collage
  10. Sketchbook or portfolio
  11. Calligraphy
  12. Illustrated story or poem
  13. Cartoon or comic book illustration
  14. Any other

CLASS 3 - PAPER ARTS

LOT

  1. Scrap book
  2. Individual scrap book pages
  3. Quilling
  4. Rubber stamping
  5. Greeting cards
  6. Handmade paper
  7. Origami
  8. Another
Division V - Foods and Nutrition

​Superintendent: Kristine Shackley (360)259-6183 shackleykris@gmail.com
See Tips for a Successful 4-H Still Life Exhibit

RULES

  1. No limit on entries
  2. First year members may use a prepared mix.
  3. Food exhibits should be on a sturdy disposable white plate and covered with a clear plastic bag.
  4. Include 3" x 5" recipe card and provide an explanation of what was learned in preparation of the baked food. Put exhibitor number on recipe card.
  5. Put completed 4-H entry tag and recipe card under plate. Indicate number of years in 4-H foods on recipe card.
  6. Exhibits will be a minimum of 3 cookies, rolls or muffins, 1/4 cake, 1/4 loaf, or pie in 4 - 8" disposable pie pan. Do not enter foods that require refrigeration.
  7. No two entries may be the same.
  8. One 4-H Still Life Exhibitor Record Form must be filled out for each exhibitor and accompany the exhibits when brought to the fairgrounds. This form can be picked up at the Extension Office upon delivery of exhibit items.
  9. Exhibitmanship in the 4-H Still Life Bldg. is required of all exhibitors

​CLASS 1 - BAKED FOODS

  • Baked Goods
    Points: Blue – 12 Red – 8 White – 4
  • Yeast Breads
    Points: Blue – 18 Red – 12 White – 6

LOT

  1. Cookies and Brownies (bar, drop, roll)
  2. 4" Pies
  3. Biscuits
  4. Quick Bread and Muffins
  5. Cakes
  6. Baked Item-Special Diet (enter appropriate number/amount; may be gluten free, diabetic, vegan, etc.; Include nutritional Information on 3x5 card)
  7. Yeast Bread and Rolls
  8. Any Other

CLASS 2 – CONFECTIONS
Points: Blue – 10 Red – 8 White – 6
(This class for county exhibit only, and not eligible for 4-H State Fair)

LOT

  1. Candy of any kind

CLASS 3 – TABLESETTINGS
Points: Blue – 10 Red - 8 White - 6
(This class for county exhibit only, not eligible for 4-H State Fair)
Limited to 3’x3’ table space; include menu and centerpiece related to setting (Not necessary to use "best" service).

CLASS 4 - RECIPE FILES
Points: Blue – 10 Red – 8 White – 6
(This class for county exhibit only, and not eligible for 4-H State Fair)
All recipes must be self-tested with own comments on back of card. Dividers need to separate categories – dated current year’s recipes must be in front. Six new recipes required, for a total of six for Juniors, 12 for Intermediates and 25 for Seniors.

LOT

  1. Junior
  2. Intermediate
  3. Senior

CLASS 5 – NOTEBOOKS
Points: Blue – 10 Red – 8 White – 6
(This class for county exhibit only, and not eligible for 4-H State Fair)
Dated current work in front. Exhibit shall consist of notebook or folder containing:

LOT

  1. List of key nutrients, best sources, function and RDA, five nutrients for Juniors, ten nutrients for Intermediates, 15 nutrients for Seniors.
  2. Substitutions for common ingredients.
  3. Definition of cooking terms – 20 for Juniors, 30 for Intermediates, 40 for Seniors (i.e. melt, mix, blend, pare, shape, etc.).
  4. Food shopping price comparison of one food.
  5. Evaluation of weight loss diets (three or more).
  6. Other

​CLASS 6 - FOOD CANNING/PRESERVATION

RULES

  1. For members enrolled in food preservation project.
  2. Use the most recent Washington State University Extension publications for food preservation processing times and methods. These publications are available at office http://extension.wsu.edu/foodsafety/. Jams and jellies need not be WSU Extension recipes, but WSU Extension processing recommendations must be followed.
  3. Plastic bags or small glass jars with lids are suggested for dried foods. Please provide 1/4 cup dried food product for exhibit and judging. Label C0804 must be attached to the container and is available at http://pubs.wsu.edu/ Listitems.aspx?Keyword=c0804.
  4. All canned products must be exhibited in standard canning jars, sealed with flat metal lids, with screw band removed.
  5. All canned products must be labeled with C0803, available at http://pubs. wsu.edu/ListItems.aspx?Keyword=c0803. Processing method will be either boiling water bath or pressure canned; packing method will be raw pack or hot pack. On label for tomato products, list amount of citric acid or lemon juice added. Pressure canned foods: indicate if using weighted gauge at 10 lbs. of pressure or dial gauge at 11 lbs. of pressure.
  6. No limit on entries, no two entries may be the same (if two jars of fruit, they must be different kinds of fruit). Recipes must be included with pickles, relishes, salsa, jams, jellies, conserves, and marmalades. State canning reference publication or book used.

Beginning: Points: Blue – 8 Red – 6 White – 4

Intermediate: Points: Blue – 10 Red – 8 White – 6

Advanced: Blue – 12 Red – 10 White – 8

LOT

  1. Dried fruits, vegetables and fruit leather
  2. Canned fruit, jams, jellies and preserves and pickles
  3. Canned vegetables, meats, seafood and poultry

​CLASS 7 - FOOD ACTIVITIES
See Tips for a Successful 4-H Still Life Exhibit
Points: Blue – 25 Red – 20 White – 10
Foods activities must be scheduled with 4-H Office by the Monday prior to fair opening day. Participants are expected to be familiar with 4-H publications regarding food activities, including EM 4733, 4-H Food Activity Guidelines. Worksheet C1099E, "4-H Food Activity Worksheet" (available online only) must be completed in advance and given to the judge before beginning, along with recipe(s) and menu. If members are working as a team, only one worksheet will need to be completed. Club leaders are encouraged to help youth members select an age appropriate food preparation project. 4-H members must have experience preparing their food item prior to coming to fair. *Note: Contestants going over the specified time may have their score lowered. Contestants are required to provide their own cookware, Including, but not limited to, pots, pans, dishes, glassware, flatware, cutting boards, and towels.

Lot A - Food for All Occasions

  1. 4-H members utilizing the "Exploring Foods Around the World" project material should enter this class If a complete meal Is prepared.
  2. Up to 3 hours may be scheduled to complete this activity, whether participating as an Individual or a team.
  3. The maximum cost of food per person Is $10.00. This amount Is not mandatory, but economy Is encouraged. Spices and seasoning Is not Included In the cost limit.
  4. A complete meal for four people (six people If a team Is cooking) must be prepared. Guest may only Include the judge and the contestant’s Immediate family members.
  5. Any remaining food product shall be taken home by the contestant. Bring appropriate containers. 6. Teams will be judged as a team. One team score and ribbon placing will be earned by all members of the team.
  6. Teams will be judged as a team. One team score and ribbon placing will be earned b all members of the team

Lot B - Lunch on the Go

  1. This contest does not permit team competition.
  2. Participant will prepare lunch from beginning to end during the activity. Lunch preparation should demonstrate food and kitchen safety, appropriate preparation skills, and knowledge.
  3. Up to one hour (60 minutes) Is allowed to complete the entire activity. This Includes set up, food preparation, judge’s Interview, and clean up.
  4. Refer to contest rules EM4733E, 4-H Food Activity Guidelines.

Lot C - Quick to Fix Meals

  1. This contest does not permit team competition.
  2. Participants may not enter both this class and "Food for All Occasions".
  3. Participants will prepare a simple meal that demonstrates food and kitchen safety, appropriate preparation skills, and knowledge.
  4. Participants must provide the judge with a written menu of the sample meal, and Identify the food groups represented In the meal.
  5. Up to 2 hours will be allowed to complete the activity. This Includes set up, meal preparation, judge’s Interview, and clean-up.

Lot D - Foods of the Pacific Northwest/Native Foods

  1. This contest does not permit team competition.
  2. Contestants will prepare a dish which features an agricultural product produced In the Pacific Northwest. The judge and contestant will taste the dish.
  3. Contestant must be prepared to discuss the preparation and quality of the food product and the nutritional, historical, and cultural aspects of the agricultural product used In the activity. This discussion may be shared with the public.
  4. Up to three hours will be allowed to complete the entire activity (junior members are limited to 2 hours). This Includes set up, food preparation, judge’s Interview, and clean up.
  5. Any remaining cooked food product will be taken home by the contestant. Bring appropriate containers.

Lot E- My Favorite Foods

  1. 4-H members utilizing the "Exploring Foods Around the World" project material should enter this class If a single Item Is prepared.
  2. Up to 3 hours will be allowed for Intermediates and seniors to complete this activity (Individual or tea) Juniors (individuals only) will be allowed up to 2 hours.

Lot F- Bread Baking

  1. Participant will prepare a yeast or quick bread product.
  2. The judge and contestant will taste the finished product. The appropriate score card will be used to evaluate the product.
  3. Any remaining baked product will be taken home by the contestant. Bring appropriate containers.

Lot G - Food Preservation

  1. Drying (1 hour time limit)
  2. Freezing (1 1/2 hour time limit)
  3. Water Bath Canning (2 hour time limit)

Lot H - Non-judged Cooking/Baking Activity
5-15 participation points depending on difficulty

  1. Beverages 2. Snacks for All Occasions
  2. Brown Bag Lunch 4. Salads
  3. Quick-to-Fix Meals 6. Other
Division W - Science, Engineering, Technology

​Superintendent: Steven Yabsley (254) 833-1533 steven.yabsley@gmail.com
See Tips for a Successful Still Life Exhibit
Points: Blue – 12 Red – 10 White – 8

RULES

  1. For all classes, exhibitor shall provide a 3"x5" note card listing what was done, tools used and if this project was a kit.
  2. All entries must have been created or substantially developed by the 4-H member as part of his/her project during the current 4-H year.
  3. Exhibits entered in previous years, which have been significantly added to during the current 4-H year, will be accepted if the entry is accompanied by a note describing the additions made to the entry. Entries entered this way, which in the judge’s opinion have not been significantly modified, will receive a ribbon, but no premium points.
  4. No graded school projects may be entered.
  5. One 4-H Still Life Exhibitor Record Form must be filled out for each exhibitor and accompany the exhibits when brought to the fairgrounds.
  6. Exhibitmanship is required of all exhibitors

CLASS 1 - ELECTRIC

CLASS 2 - WOOD SCIENCE

CLASS 3 - SMALL ENGINE, AUTOMOTIVE, & TRACTOR

CLASS 4 - ROCKETRY

CLASS 5 - BICYCLES

CLASS 6 - ROBOTICS

CLASS 7 – COMPUTER (see lots A-H)

CLASS 8 – Any other STEM related project

LOT

  1. Record Book - records used in development of a record book for another project, produced on a computer using any of the applications described below.
  2. Example of graphics capabilities created by a 4-H member.
  3. Example utilizing a word processing program.
  4. Example using a data base program.
  5. Example using an electronic spreadsheet.
  6. Exhibit a program designed by 4-H member. Show program coding and output.
  7. Example of a website designed by a 4-H member.
  8. Example of a computer slide presentation.
  9. Any other computer generated or related project not listed above or a combination of the media listed above.

SUBLOTS:
Add these numbers to lot letter above designating appropriate type of exhibit.

  1. Hard copy, printed copy of the computer output with a narrative description of the purpose, methods, and results.
  2. Demonstration - in the presence of the judge, provide a demonstration of the computer project and answer questions.
  3. Team Project combines both hard copy and a demonstration. The role and contribution of each team member must be described. Each team member should enter separately
Division X - Photography

​Superintendent: Howard Ullery 360-455-9329 hullery@comcast.net
See Tips For A Successful 4-H Still Life Exhibit

RULES

  1. Entries are limited to pictures taken by the 4-H member during the current 4-H year.
  2. Photographs must be matted or mounted (using dry mounting tissue, spray glue, photo glue or photo stickers) to a sheet of heavy weight card stock, illustration or mat board. Minimum mat margin is 1" on all sides and maximum mat margin is 2 ½" on all sides. A backing board must be used to cover the back of the photo. Do NOT use cardboard,chipboard, or poster board. These types of backings are not acid free and will harm your photographs. Do not use foam core board. Framed and non-mounted entries will not be accepted.
  3. Use commercial printing services as home photo printers aren’t always able to produce quality prints. Prints of low quality may result in fewer points (judge’s discretion). All entries should be printed on photographic paper. Entries printed on paper or cardstock will not be accepted.
  4. Entries are limited to two per lot within each class
  5. In addition to the 4-H entry tag, use photo label #C0890 available at the Extension Office. 3" X 5" Description Cards are not needed for photography.
  6. Entries in lots A-H must be enlargements of black & white negatives, color negatives, colored slides, or digital captures that have not been manipulated in any way. Photos that have been manipulated in Photoshop or other photo software or in a darkroom must be entered in the appropriate Class 5. Color enhancements and changes may not be made to the original photo unless it is entered in the digitally enhanced class.
  7. Photos entered in any class except Class 5 and Class 2 must be at least 5" X 7", but may also be 8" X 10", 8" X 12", or 5" X 14." Entries in Class 5 must be enlargements, but no size limit specified. Make sure enlargements are made using traditional methods.
  8. See Class 5 for scanned enlargements.
  9. One 4-H Still Life Exhibitor Record Form must be filled out for each exhibitor and accompany the exhibits when brought to the fairgrounds. This form can be picked up at the Extension Office.
  10. Exhibitmanship is required of all exhibitors.

​CLASS 1 - 4-H PROJECT PHOTOGRAPHY
Points: Blue – 12 Red – 8 White – 4

LOT
(limit two per lot – Photos must be at least 5" x 7")

  1. A Scenic photograph
  2. B People photograph
  3. C Animal photograph
  4. D Action photograph
  5. E Close up
  6. F Any subject/miscellaneous
  7. G Composition (Showing one of the following: special lighting, specific element of design, still life set-up for photo, abstracts; note which element of design or special technique used on C0890)

Point Values for Classes 2 through 5 are: Blue – 16 Red – 12 White – 9

CLASS 2 - 4-H PHOTO RECORD

LOT

  1. Photo Story: Up to six black & white or color photographs (each 3 1/2" x 5" or larger - up to 8" x 12" or 5" X 14") that tell a story. Include a title and mat as suggested above in general instructions.

CLASS 3 - 4-H PHOTO ALBUM
*Please Note: Scrapbooks are to contain only photos taken by the exhibitor.

LOT

  1. First year albums must contain 25 prints
  2. Second year albums must contain 30 new prints
  3. Third year albums must contain 35 new prints
  4. Fourth year albums must contain 40 new prints
  5. Fifth year albums must contain 50 new prints

CLASS 4 - 4-H PHOTOJOURNALISM
*All photographs must be of newsworthy nature. They must be captioned. Include information on who, what, where, when, and why in each caption. Photographs may be black & white or color.

LOT

  1. Photo - one enlargement; size 5" x 7", 8" x 10", 8" x 12", 4" x 12", or 5" x 14"; matted or mounted on white mat board or poster board.
  2. Story Board - 2 - 4 photographs; any size, but total exhibit must not exceed 11" x 14" mat or poster board mounting, depicting a single newsworthy story.
  3. Album - Minimum of ten newsworthy photos; published and unpublished work of the exhibitor, with suggested cutlines. If published, include a copy of the publication.

CLASS 5 - 4-H PHOTOGRAPHY DARKROOM AND PHOTO MANIPULATION SKILLS
This class is for photographers who make use of Photoshop or other photography software or darkroom to change or enhance their photographs. Use a 3 x 5 card to describe process used to enhance or change the photo.

LOT

  1. Regular film and camera, black/white or color. (Digitally imaged by scanning, then enhanced or manipulated and printed by the exhibitor.)
  2. Digital capture, black/white or color. (Photo taken with a digital camera, then enhanced or manipulated and printed by exhibitor.)
  3. Darkroom Skills – Regular film developed and enhanced in a darkroom
Division Y - Plant Sciences and Entomology

​Superintendent:Alison Halpern 360-888-2701 adhalpern@gmail.com

RULES

  1. All exhibits must have been made, collected or grown by the 4-H member as part of his/her 4-H Natural Sciences project work during the 4-H year.
  2. Exhibits entered in previous years, which have been significantly added to since then, will be accepted if the exhibit description in the Exhibitor Guide is followed with a plus (+) and the entry is accompanied by a note describing the additions made to the entry. Entries entered this way, which in the judge’s opinion, have not been significantly enlarged, will receive a ribbon, but no premium points.
  3. Refer to 4-H Publications EB1610 for quantity required and EB1103 for preparation of exhibits available at the Extension Office.
  4. Exhibitor is responsible for providing appropriate container for the display.
  5. One 4-H Still Life Exhibitor Record Form must be filled out for each exhibitor and accompany the exhibits when brought to the fairgrounds. This form can be picked up at the Extension Office upon delivery of exhibit items.
  6. Exhibitmanship in the 4-H Still Life Bldg. is required of all exhibitors.

CLASS 1 - HORTICULTURE
Points: Blue – 12 Red – 8 White – 4

LOT

  1. Fruit & Pod Vegetables
  2. Leafy & Stem Vegetables
  3. Root, Bulb & Tuber Vegetables
  4. Vine Crops
  5. Small Fruit & Berries
  6. Herbs
  7. Nuts (in shell or shelled)

CLASS 2 - FLORICULTURE
Points: Blue – 12 Red – 8 White – 4

LOT

  1. Cut Flowers
  2. Mixed Cut Flowers
  3. C Potted Plant
  4. Terrarium
  5. E Container Garden (variety of plants)
  6. Hanging Baskets
  7. Corsages

CLASS 3 - HANGING BASKETS
Points: Blue – 12 Red – 8 White – 4

LOT

  1. Flowering single variety
  2. Flowering mixed variety
  3. Foliage only
  4. Container Garden (variety of plants)
  5. Collection of 12 native plants (other than weeds) identified and labeled

CLASS 4 - SPECIAL EXHIBITS
Points: Blue - 20 Red - 15 White - 5

LOT

  1. Tallest corn
  2. Tallest sunflower
  3. Earliest ripe tomato, etc.
  4. Club Garden at the Thurston County Fairgrounds
  5. Other

CLASS 5 - WEEDS
Identify by common and scientific names. Specimens of each lot should be mounted or displayed in a manner showing individual identification and location. The recommended control for the weed should be listed if the exhibitor has been in the project for more than two years.
Points: Blue – 20 Red – 15 White– 10

LOT

  1. Common weeds, at least 15 in variety.
  2. Primary noxious weeds, at least six in variety.
  3. Poisonous weeds and plants at least ten in variety. In addition to the common and scientific name, the degree of toxicity and the poisonous parts of each plant should be listed.

ENTOMOLOGY
See Tips for a Successful 4-H Still Life Exhibit

RULES

  1. All insect exhibits must be labeled to give the common name, order, and scientific name to as many as possible.
  2. Exhibit entered in previous year, which has been significantly added to, will be accepted if the exhibit description in the Exhibitor Guide is followed.

CLASS 6 - INSECTS
Points: Blue – 12 Red – 8 White – 4

LOT

  1. First year 25 insects from 5 orders
  2. Second year 50 insects from 10 orders
  3. Third year 75 insects from 10 orders

CLASS 7 - BEEKEEPING
Points: Blue – 12 Red – 8 White – 4

LOT

  1. Display a labeled collection of honeybees in different stages
Division Z - Special Interest Programs

​Contact 4-H Office (360) 867-2157

RULES

  1. The special interest programs division is for youth involved in Thurston County 4-H out-of-school programs.
  2. Entries are to be still-life exhibits entered in the appropriate building.
  3. Lots to be determined at the discretion of the superintendent and/or judge.
  4. Skill levels will be defined as: Simple (basic skill level), Complex (intermediate skill level), and Advanced (advanced variety of skills).
  5. Exhibits do not qualify for the State 4-H Fair.
  6. One 4-H Still Life Exhibitor Record Form must be filled out for each exhibitor and accompany the exhibits when brought to the fairgrounds. This form can be picked up at the Extension Office upon delivery of exhibit items.

CLASS 1 - SPECIAL INTEREST 4-H PROGRAMS

LOT

  1. Simple articles
    Points: Blue - 8 Red - 6 White - 4
  2. Complex articles
    Points: Blue - 10 Red - 8 White - 6
  3. Advanced articles
    Points: Blue - 12 Red - 10 White - 8

CLASS 2 - 4-H CHALLENGE
Open to youth teams participating in 4-H portable challenge (adventure-based activities). Groups will demonstrate at least one cooperative activity and one initiative.

LOT

  1. Simple
    Points: Blue - 8 Red - 6 White - 4
Division AA - Veterinary Science

​Kendra Butz -Superintendent – 360-970-7200

RULES

  1. All displays must be visual; giving educational information containing all the elements necessary to tell the story.
  2. Illustration posters and written materials must be clear and sharp. Show details in areas where appropriate. Use correct names and spelling.
  3. Appropriate captions and titles should be visible for at least ten feet.
  4. If specimens are used, they must be properly treated, labeled, and placed securely in a covered container.
  5. No limit to entries. However all entries may not be displayed due to space constraints.
  6. Scoring base on content, originality, pertinence to animal health, and attractiveness of exhibit.
  7. Large displays must be pre-entered by notifying the 4 -H Office prior to still life entry day with space requirements.
  8. One 4-H Still Life Exhibitor Record Form must be filled out for each exhibitor and accompany the exhibits when brought to the fairgrounds. This form can be picked up at the Extension Office upon delivery of exhibit items.
  9. Exhibitmanship is required of all exhibitors

POINTS:

  • Simple: Blue - 10 Red - 8 White - 6
  • Complex: Blue - 20 Red - =15 White - 10

CLASS 1 – VETERINARY DISPLAY

LOT

  1. Poster or Tri-fold cardboard display
  2. 3-D tabletop display or mobile
  3. Large Display (group of several items and posters)

CLASS 2 – VETERINARY JOB SHADOWING

LOT

  1. Single Page - (one job shadow experience)
  2. Notebook or Journal - (three or more job shadow experiences)