Oneida County Fair

4-H and the Oneida County Fair

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The Oneida County Fair is located at Pioneer Park in Rhinelander, usually in early August. For 4-Hers, it offers an opportunity to demonstrate and display skills gained throughout the year and allows the public to see what 4-H youth have accomplished.

4-H Deadlines & Timelines

In order to register projects for the fair, youth must be enrolled in 4-H by March 1 and enroll in specific 4-H projects by May 1.

Junior Fair Exhibition books are available in May and registration for the Oneida County Fair must be turned into the Extension Office by June 15.

Photography judging occurs the week before the fair.

Fair set up at the park begins the weekend before the fair.

The 4-H Exhibit Court is completed by noon on the Wednesday before the fair when exhibits are to be brought to the fair. Guidelines in the Exhibition Book give specific instructions on how many of each projects can be submitted in each lot.

4-H Judging

All exhibits are evaluated10458086_794572537241162_4758750629163956610_n by state certified judges. The  Danish judging system is used by Wisconsin which  allows a judge to evaluate all exhibits in a specific “lot”  and give a blue (fist place), red (second  place), white  (third place) and white (fourth place) ribbons within  each class.

A letter is sent to each exhibitor if face-to-face  conference  judging is occurring for a specific category.  This form of  judging allows more direct communication between the judge and exhibitor, with time for questions and suggestions. The judge may base the ribbon and premium on the exhibit and discussion without regard to percentages. If a youth cannot attend face-to-face judging, it is possible that the judge may reduce the ribbon by one placing.

4-H Premiums

Premiums for each exhibit are based on the ribbon awarded. A check from the Oneida county Fair Board for the total premium due to each 4-H youth will be awarded at the 4-H Recognition Banquet typically held in November.


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