Hamilton County Fair - UPDATE #4

July 23, 2020

Let’s Keep Each Other Healthy at the Hamilton County Fair! Have you RECENTLY experienced any COVID-19 symptoms, fever, sore throat, shortness of breath? If the answer is yes, please stay home from the fair. Have you had any contact recently with anyone who was diagnosed with COVID-19, and you are running a temperature above 100 degrees or above? If the answer is yes, please stay home from the fair. If you need to stay home and you would still like to compete/participate/spectate, contact the 4-H Educator, Tammy Stuhr, and she will work with you to see if there is a virtual option. Tammy’s contact information is: tammy.stuhr@unl.edu or her cell number is 402-643-1330.

Please have a mask on hand and be willing and ready to use it in case you aren't able to social distance during the fair.

*Social distancing, also called “physical distancing,” means keeping a safe space between yourself and other people who are not from your household.

To practice social or physical distancing, stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arms’ length) from other people who are not from your household in both indoor and outdoor spaces.

Fairgrounds Traffic Control

* There will be one way to enter the fairgrounds. It will be through the A Street east entrance. The 8th Street exit will be closed off.

*There will be one way to exit the fairgrounds. It will be through the A Street west entrance.

*Wristbands for livestock shows will be checked by the barns.

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Livestock Show Information

*Wristbands are required for all animal shows.

*Wristbands are color-coded for the show you are entered in and only work for the specific show you are showing in.

*Each exhibitor gets 4 total wristbands.

* Exhibitors are able to use the pens with no bedding provided. You will need to clean up after yourself.

*Exhibitors are able to use the washracks for the animal shows.

*No community water tanks for animals. Bring your own buckets.

*Fairground gate will open at 6 AM each day, with the exception of Friday. On Friday, the gate will open at 5:45 AM for animal check-in.

Family Packet Information

FINAL REMINDER: PICK UP PACKETS IN THE EXTENSION OFFICE BY TOMORROW, FRIDAY, JULY 24th BY 5 PM.

*If you can't make it to the office by Friday, we will have the remaining exhibitor packets for you to pick up on Saturday, July 25, 2020, on the south side of the Farr Building. The times are 8:30 to noon.


Included in this packet will be:

-Exhibitor T-Shirts

-Exhibitor Back Tags (with safety pins)

-Exhibitor Wristbands

-Entry Tags for Exhibits

-Home Environment Tags

-Photography Tags


*THERE WILL BE ADDITIONAL STATIC ENTRY TAGS AND HORTICULTURE TAGS FOR PICK UP DURING THIS TIME. READ BELOW FOR DETAILS.


*IF YOU ARE SOLELY A HORSE OR SHOOTING SPORTS EXHIBITOR, YOU DO NOT NEED TO COME TO GET YOUR THINGS NEXT WEEK. WE WILL BE IN TOUCH WITH YOU REGARDING YOUR CONTESTS.

*STATIC UPDATES*

STATIC EXHIBIT INFORMATION

STATIC DROP OFF:

-CLOTHING entries need to be dropped off by 1 PM on Monday, July 27, 2020, to the Farr Building otherwise it may not be judged.

-Fashion Show Schedules were sent out to the families. If you did not get one, please contact the office ASAP.

-If you have not yet completed your fashion show narration, please scan the QR code or click here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdXdMGWiweSy8_RL-ak3fhim-DXYJOKS4XQYsIueGrmZu6bxQ/viewform Please do so by Friday, July 24, 2020.

-All other static exhibits are to be dropped off between 8 am and 6 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday (July 27-29) at the FARR BUILDING.

-Additional entries for static MUST have an entry tag filled out and attached to the exhibit in order for it to be entered. We will not be doing this on the fairgrounds. If you need assistance, please call the office.

-Horticulture tags are available to pick up with your packets. They must be filled out and attached to your exhibit prior to dropping off.

STATIC DROP-OFF PROCEDURES

1. 4-H Drop off will be on the SOUTH SIDE of the Farr Building.

2. There will be three drop-off spots clearly marked along the south side of the building. If those spots are full, please wait in the car line to proceed to an open spot that is marked.

3. When you get to the drop off location, there will be staff waiting for you to unload your exhibits onto rolling carts. You will not be allowed in the building.

4. Please have all the entry tags secured to the exhibit including any additional supporting information the exhibit may need. If you have questions on what supporting information is needed, please call the office!

STATIC PICK-UP PROCEDURES

Pick up exhibits on Friday, July 31, 2020, from noon- 6 PM OR Saturday from 3 PM- 9 PM from the Farr Building.
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