General Show/Events Information

4-H Events/Shows at the Hall County Fair

This event plan was created in partnership with the Hall County 4-H Council, Hall County 4-H staff and the Hall County Fair Board. It outlines how we plan to keep youth participants and families safe during the Hall County Fair regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, and offer the best experience possible for youth exhibitors.

General

We will follow local health directives and guidance for fair openings & livestock shows provided by Governor Ricketts.

  • Clear communication of safety protocols will be provided to 4-H families before the event (Extension staff). The Hall County Fair Board will communicate safety protocols to the public. All partners will provide reminders and guidance during the event.
  • Fair attendees will be encouraged to wear masks and not congregate with others. Signs will be placed throughout the buildings to encourage social distancing.
  • A traffic flow plan will be created to ensure that social distancing is taking place.
  • Fair staff, judges, and volunteer workers (such as ring workers) will be encouraged to wear face coverings (cloth masks) if their duties do not allow a consistent social distance of 6 feet.
  • Anytime there is a potential for risk of exposure, where 6 feet of distancing cannot be maintained in the show ring, it will be recommended that 4-H show participants wear a mask.
  • The fair calendar has been adjusted to reduce the # of shows per day. Shows/events will take place in the Five Points Bank Arena, Sheep Barn, and Thompson Arena.
  • Hand sanitizer stations will be located throughout the fairgrounds and will be available for ring personnel, judges, volunteers to use before touching and after distributing ribbons, awards, microphones, etc.
  • Shows will be livestreamed to assist in keeping lower crowd sizes and we will eliminate paper copies of programs, utilizing text messaging and/or posting show programs on social media.
  • High-touch surfaces will be cleaned and disinfected according to CDC guidelines routinely throughout the fair week.

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4-H Animal Shows

  • 4-H animal shows will be one-day shows. Livestock will be brought in, shown, and leave on the same day. No overnight stalling allowed. A schedule will be created to facilitate and stagger family arrivals, with families signing up for arrival times before the event.
  • To keep parents, volunteers, family members, and fair-goers from congregating in large groups in the staging area (area to the west of the main show arena), we are limiting the number of people in that area. Each exhibitor may have one helper in the staging area.
  • For livestock shows with penning, family units will be separated by empty pens, to aid with social distancing of family groups. For the trailer shows, trailers will be spaced to maintain social distancing.
  • Families will be asked to not congregate in large groups or by fans. They will bring their own hoses/gloves, and will sanitize the wash racks after use (sanitizer provided).
  • Youth participants will not shake hands with judges. If they are eligible for the final grand/reserve selection, they will tie/pen their animals up to the outside arena, maintaining social distancing.
  • Show day schedules will be consistent for each species:
    • Weigh-in (if applicable)
    • Showmanship (class sizes will be reduced for social distancing)
    • Breeding (class sizes will be reduced for social distancing)
    • Market (class sizes will be reduced for social distancing)
  • Ring personnel will help maintain proper distance of participants in the ring, guiding youth where to bring animals to ensure social distancing.

Below is a 4-H fair schedule where shows/events are spaced to reduce crowd size.

  • Thursday, July 9, Static Entries Checked in at College Park
  • Friday – Thursday, July 10-16- Static Exhibit Judging at College Park
  • Friday, July 17 – Pick up Static Exhibits at College Park
  • Wednesday, July 22- Swine, Dog Show
  • Thursday, July 23 – Goats (Meat/Dairy Goat), Poultry/Rabbit
  • Friday, July 24 – Sheep, Bucket Calf,  Horse Show
  • Saturday, July 25 – Beef Show (Showmanship, Beef)
  • Sunday, July 26 – Round Robin, Livestock Sale

 

WE APOLOGIZE, ALL OPEN CLASS EVENTS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED

 

FAIR SCHEDULE, SHOWS/EVENTS, AND DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

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