WC 4-H Only Fair

Washington County 4-H Only Fair Scheduled for July

On Friday, May 15th, Purdue Extension announced that they would be allowing in-person events starting July 4th, based on the Governor’s Back on Track Plan.  In order for these events to occur, an extensive list of guidelines must be met. 

Washington County 4-H Livestock Superintendents and 4-H Council met to discuss these guidelines and whether or not an in-person fair for Washington County is feasible.  They decided to go ahead with the planning of an in-person 4-H only fair for July 5-10, 2020.  This will be a smaller than usual fair for the 4-H youth to exhibit their projects and animals. 

Many restrictions and guidelines have been put in place that will be enforced during the 4-H Fair. 

Some of these are as follows:

  • Employees and volunteers will be health screened daily
  • Employees, volunteers, and youth will wear face masks while on the fairgrounds
  • Everyone will be expected to observe a 6 foot social distance to anyone that is not in their household
  • High traffic areas will be cleaned and sanitized multiple times daily
  • Everyone coming onto the fairgrounds will be tracked in case tracing is necessary
  • Static projects will be judged in a closed setting
  • Animals will not be on the fairgrounds overnight
  • All shows will be livestreamed so that those at home can watch friends and family members
  • All 4-H members will have the option to participate virtually


If at any time the Washington County 4-H Council deems it necessary, a virtual fair will replace the in-person fair. This is also based on Indiana and Washington County being in Stage 5 of the Governor’s plan. If we do not reach Stage 5 by July 5th, the fair will be in a virtual format.

For further information, call Purdue Extension – Washington County at 812-883‑4601 or  email mcbrough@purdue.edu.

Time is to be determined.

Sunday, July 5, 2020 - 10:00am to Friday, July 10, 2020 - 10:00am

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