Frederick County Fair
Monday, July 31, 2017 - Saturday, August 5, 2017
Frederick County Fairgrounds
155 Fairgrounds Road
Clear Brook, Virginia 22624
Requirements for Showing Livestock at the Fredrick County Fair
Enrollment forms or 4honline enrollments must be completed (forms turned into the office) on or before January 1st, 2017
*******New for 2017********
All 4-H members will be required to attend a YMQA certificating training. Multiple dates will be available throughout the year
Livestock projects are learning projects. 4-H’ers or FFA members should learn basic life skills and increase their knowledge during these projects. FFA members increase their knowledge during either 18 or 36 weeks of instruction along with their participation in other FFA activities. 4-H’ers will be required to meet one of the following to ensure an increase in knowledge and basic life skills.
A). Attend six 4-H Club meetings.
B). Attend five 4-H Club meetings and participate in ONE County, District, or State Events.
C). Attend four 4-H Club meetings and participate in TWO County, District, or State Events.
4-H Club leaders will let the Extension Office know if and when a 4-H’er has met these requirements between October 1 and July 20. FFA advisors will verify that exhibitors designated as FFA members are valid FFA members.
The Frederick County Fair passed the following rule as of 2002:
4-H and FFA members showing and selling Market Animals at the Frederick County Fair will be REQUIRED to have their project books checked twice.
A). At least one week prior to the fair, either an Adult Club Leader, Agriculture Education Instructor, or Extension Agent will review project records and verify the projects as being up to date. If the project is NOT
UP TO DATE when reviewed, the exhibitor may resubmit prior to the Monday of fair week. THIS IS A REQUIREMENT TO SHOW AND SELL IN THE CURRENT YEAR’S FAIR.
B). By August 31 of each year, these books need to be checked again for completeness. 4-H and FFA members who do not follow this procedure will NOT BE ALLOWED TO SHOW AND SELL MARKET
ANIMALS IN THE FREDERICK COUNTY FAIR THE NEXT YEAR.
1.) All Frederick County Fair exhibitors who show or sell livestock at the fair must contribute two (2) hours to a do work detail day at the fairgrounds. Failure to do so well result in the exhibitor not being allowed to show or
sell his/her animal.
2.) Each Exhibitor must send two (2) letters to NEW potential buyers. The deadline for theses letters to be submitted to the Frederick County Extension office is June 5, 2017. Envelopes must be prepared with names and addresses, stamped and NOT sealed.
3.) All livestock are to be owned, cared for and housed in Frederick County by the exhibitor by the specified date for each species. Exhibitors who are unable to house their livestock at their own residences must do one
of the following:
A) If the exhibitor, for the first time, is housing a species at a location
other than their residence, then they must have approval from the Fair
Board 30 days prior to the stated ownership date for that species*. This
still involves the exhibitor attending a fair meeting to ask for this
B) If an exhibitor has previously kept a species at a location other than
their residence (with in the last year) the exhibitor is not required to
come before the fair board again but must still notify the chairperson 30
days prior to ownership. If a different species is being shown they must
come to the Fair Board as indicated above.
For a compete list of rules please refer to the Frederick County Fair webpage: http://www.frederickcountyfair.com/