Compete with the Champions At the El Dorado Fair!
By Tom Seest
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The El Dorado County Fair is an annual livestock and poultry show that will be held in June. This event is themed “Farming and Gardening”. You can enter your livestock, poultry, or both. The deadline for livestock and floriculture entry forms is May 5. Other entry forms for special contests are due by May 11. Once you have printed and filled out the forms, return them to the El Dorado County Fairgrounds office to be entered. The fair runs from June 14-17.
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The California El Dorado County Fair opens on the third Thursday of June and runs through Sunday evening. It features a wide range of exhibits, including livestock, equine, produce, and much more. The El Dorado County Fair is an annual event that takes place in Placerville, California.
This event is free to attend and offers the opportunity to sample many different foods. It’s also a great place to buy local food. The fair features many local vendors and caterers. The local Budweiser distributor, Mark Parker, is a major sponsor of the event.
The fair’s events include a Kinder Gym for little kids and a Competitive Team for children aged five and older. Funnel Cakes are available until 7 p.m. in the Warren and Clifton Kids’ Corrals. These fried doughs are shaped into a circular pattern and served hot.
All 4-H project animals must be under the immediate control of the 4-H owner at all times. If an animal is mishandled, the 4-H owner must notify the El Dorado County 4-H office in writing and explain the situation within ten days. Abuse, unethical treatment, and violations of the 4-H rules may result in the project being disqualified.
The age requirements for participating in large livestock projects vary by state. Those who are less than nine years old as of January 1 are not allowed to enroll in such projects. However, they may enroll in small animal projects. They are not allowed to sell livestock, but they may participate in showmanship. They must submit a written record of their progress in the project to the project leader. If the leaders deem that the project is progressing satisfactorily, they will sign off.
One of the 4-H members who is also an advisor at the Junior Fair Board is Mary Ann McLaughlin. She oversees a group of 25 members in the program. She is passionate about 4-H and has helped many 4-H members with their projects. In addition, she has been active in the Junior Fair Board and Extension Advisory Committee. She also helped organize the annual reverse raffle fundraiser and worked diligently in the hog barn during the county fair. She also makes herself available to help anyone at any time.
Debbie Hassinger has been an active 4-H volunteer in Ashtabula County for over 30 years. She provides leadership to the club by helping members develop life skills. She also opens her home to educational work meetings and club meetings. Debi is also an integral part of the 4-H Dairy Committee and has organized numerous clinics for her club.
Annis Hassinger is dedicated to the 4-H program. She is a volunteer at the club, county, state, and international levels. As a volunteer, she spends 20 hours a week year-round. Her efforts have helped countless 4-H youth throughout Ohio. She is also a dedicated teacher, teaching 4-H officers and advisors.
Carolyn has influenced over 35 4-H youth and has been an integral part of the program. She has even been involved in training for quality assurance. She has been a guest speaker at Kent State University and has inspired many 4-H members to pursue quality assurance training. She has also been inducted into the 4-H Hall of Fame and has received the County Farm Bureau’s Distinguished Service Award.
Debbie is a long-time 4-H volunteer and an excellent role model for other volunteers. She is dedicated to improving 4-H and promoting positive values to youth. She always puts the needs of the 4-H youth first and always puts her best foot forward.
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