2020-2021 Buffalo County Fair Frequently Asked Questions

With the cancelation of the 2020 Buffalo County Fair, there has been some frequently asked questions from exhibitors and their families about what the remainder of the 2020 season looks like and what the decision means for 2021’s Fair. Check out our FAQ’s document below.

Have questions about the 2020 or 2021 Buffalo County Fair that is not featured? Please reach out to Rachel Hovey at rhovey@wisc.edu and she’ll work to respond to your question and add it to our FAQ, if appropriate. Thank you.

2020-2021 Buffalo County Fair FAQ

Q: Will I be eligible to exhibit at the 2021 Buffalo County Fair due to age/grade requirements currently set at 13th grade? 

A: 4-H youth: if you are enrolled in 4-HOnline for the 2020 4-H Year in Buffalo or Pepin County 4-H, then yes you will be eligible to exhibit at the 2021 Buffalo County Fair as an individual in “14th grade.” Wisconsin 4‑H will not be extending membership to youth who have aged out of 4-H.

FFA youth: if you are an enrolled FFA member in Buffalo or Pepin Counties entered in FairEntry for the 2020 Buffalo County Fair, then you will be eligible to exhibit at the 2021 Buffalo County Fair as an individual in “14th grade.”

The Junior Fair Rule that states you must belong to an approved youth organization will continue to be in effect in 2021.

 

Q: What about the projects I already completed for the 2020 Buffalo County Fair?

A: You may exhibit projects created for the 2020 Buffalo County Fair at the 2021 Buffalo County Fair. This means that you will be able to enter projects in the 2021 Buffalo County Fair that were made or grown by the exhibitor between August 2019 and July 2021. However, according to the Junior Fair Rules, you are only allowed to enter one exhibit/project per lot. For example, if you built a Lego car in 2020 and plan to build another in 2021, you may only enter one car in the Lego car lot, not both.

 

 

Q: What age division, (junior, intermediate, or senior) will I exhibit entries under in 2021 if my age division changes?  

 A: Exhibits will be judged under the grade/age division you currently are enrolled in the 2021 Buffalo County Fair. For example, as a 7th grader in the intermediate age division in 2021, all exhibits will be entered/judged as intermediate even though you may have created the exhibit while you were a 6th grader in the junior age division in 2020.

 

Q: Will there be any judging competitions taking place this summer?

A: There will be no in-person or virtual judging competitions sponsored by the Buffalo County Fair or Buffalo or Pepin County 4-H in 2020. Any “judging” shows coordinated in the counties are by individuals and organizations and not supported by Buffalo County Fair or Buffalo or Pepin County 4-H and cannot use their names or emblems. Individuals who participate in any of these activities do so at their own risk.

Due to the health concerns, 4-H members are discouraged from participating in large gatherings of any kind. Members choosing to participate against 4-H advice will not be covered by 4-H liability insurance during their participation in this experience and 4-H assumes no responsibility should participants become sick as a consequence of their participation.

 

Q: How does the cancelation of the Buffalo County Fair affect other summer events such as the Horse Show, Clothing Revue, and Foods Revue?

A: The cancelation of the Buffalo County Fair includes all pre-fair and post-fair events, including the Clothing Revue, Foods Revue, Horse Show, and Carcass Show.

 

Q: Will the Fair theme change for the 2021 Buffalo County Fair?

A: No, the Fair theme, Blue Jeans and Country Dreams, will be the theme of the 2021 Buffalo County Fair.

 

Q: What if I already paid $5 for my Fair entry fee?

 A: There will be credits awarded towards 2021 for 4-H members who have paid their fair entry fee with 4-H membership in 2020. Refunds will be issued to open or FFA exhibitors who have already paid fair entry directly in 2020.

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