4-H Announcements 6/7/2024


PREMIUM BOOKS AND FAIR ENTRY ARE NOW AVAILABLE! Fair entry closes on June 25th. Visit https://winnebagocountyfaironline.com/exhibitors/

POP UP OFFICE HOURS FOR THE FAIR in the hallway of the James P Coughlin Center (JPCC) this summer! You can drop-in with questions AND take care of ALL your County Fair Business. JUNE HOURS: June 11-June 27 on Tuesdays & Thursdays: 4:00pm-6:00pm (other dates/times available by appointment). 625 E County Road Y, Oshkosh (down the street from the Fairgrounds) More info at: https://winnebagocountyfaironline.com/exhibitors/

OUTSTANDING EXHIBITOR APPLICATION: Any Junior Fair exhibitor who shows dairy, beef, sheep or swine and is in grades 9-13 as of January 1st may apply for the Outstanding Youth Exhibitor Award. The award will recognize youth who have shown exceptional involvement in their project throughout the year and will be presented at this year’s Winnebago County Fair. See attached application

FARMER FOR A DAY: This youth mentorship program is July 31 – August 3 during the Winnebago County Fair. This agricultural mentorship program connects local youth to agriculture, STEAM, the county fair, and other hands-on activities to encourage continued personal growth and community involvement. There is no cost for youth to participate in this program. See attached graphic more more info.



Youth can create personalized wood rounds with paints, stencils, ribbons, greenery, and vinyl lettering

Cloverbuds through grade 13 welcome!

July 17, 2024 at 2-4PM at JPCC

Cost: $5 per person

Register by July 12th: https://bit.ly/3VdDfKq


Create Crazy Shoes with Arianna!

July 19, 2024 at 9-11AM at JPCC

Youth will use acrylic paints, sharpies and stencils to create a unique pair of shoes like no one else has!

Cloverbuds through grade 13 welcome!

What To Bring: White Canvas Tennis Shoes (can be with or with or laces)

Register by July 12th at: https://bit.ly/4bJrCCk


This is a great opportunity to make a few fair entries! Taught by Kim Brzozowski & Alissa Eichman

Saturday, June 15 – 2pm – 5pm: Beginning Crochet Dishcloth or Pot Holder (Class limit of 4-5)

Skill level: no experience needed. We will be learning basic single crochet. You can make 2 dishcloths or 2 pot holders

Saturday, June 22 – 9am – noon: Intro to Amigurumi (Class limit of 4-5)

Skill level: about 2 years. Must have control of tension. We will be making 1 Octopus in the round and 1 stingray crocheted flat

Saturday, June 22 – 1pm – 4pm : Intermediate Crocheted Hat (Class limit of 4-5)

Skill level : about 2 years . Must have control of tension. We will be making 1 hat, your choice of 2 patterns

All materials needed are listed on the registration form.

Register by June 12th at: https://forms.office.com/r/4tBEnCCjuR


July 11, 15 & 25

1:00-2:00 PM @ JPCC

Learn basic ukulele skills and songs. Classes taught by Diane Kromm. Participants will perform their songs on the 4-H Spotlight Stage at the Winnebago County Fair on August 3rd. We will provide youth with a ukulele to practice on during camp and then will be turned in after the 4-H Spotlight Stage performance. A $20 refundable deposit is required to check out a ukulele.

Limited spaces available!

Register by July 1st: https://bit.ly/3QvqM3l


Seed starting season is almost here! Get a jumpstart on our 2nd Annual 4-H Sunflower and Pumpkin Growing Contest!

Register at: https://bit.ly/3T0XdZh


Monday, July 15th at Winnebago County Park

Download a registration form at: https://winnebago.extension.wisc.edu/4h/camp/


June 10th Twilight Show w/ Tia Kohler 6-7PM – Open ride 5-6PM

June 17th Jumping Clinic w/ Sarah Ackermann and Trail Walk through 6-7PM – Open ride 5-6PM

Don’t forget a copy of your coggins!


Many youth still need points to sell their animals at the fair (1 of which needs to be an education) PLEASE check on our website https://www.wcmab.com/ to see where your total points are at – Don’t wait until the last minute! REMINDER: A local vet is coming to the meeting this coming Wednesday starting at 6:45, which will count as education.


Basket Raffle It’s time once again to plan to put together baskets for the 4-H Leaders’ Association Annual Basket Raffle held at the 2024 Winnebago County Fair! We need the support of ALL 4-H Clubs to make this year’s raffle a success. Anyone can donate a raffle basket! All clubs are encouraged to donate a theme basket(s) (bath/spa, movie night, child-themed, holiday, sports, gardening, camping, birding, cooking, grilling, artist, etc). Don’t forget to contact local businesses or individuals. All are welcome to donate baskets to support 4-H! Can’t donate an entire basket? Individual items can be combined with other items or placed in baskets by the Basket Raffle Committee. All baskets must be:

  • In a container of some kind – basket, tote, bucket, cooler, etc.
  • Wrapped in cellophane or a clear plastic bag to keep things clean and help ensure that the contents stay in baskets while on display at the fairgrounds.
  • Include a clearly displayed card/sign listing items in basket, thanking any donors, and stating the club’s name.
  • NO perishable items, NO alcohol, NO tobacco products
  • Baskets must be dropped off at the Extension Office by noon on Friday, July 26, 2024.


The 4-H Dipper Committee is busy preparing for the 2024 Winnebago County Fair and is looking forward to a fun-filled fair season for our volunteers. We will be serving beverages and ice cream with shakes, malts, additional sundae options, and build your own floats to stand out from all the rest!

Sign up for your 2024 4-H Dipper Shifts! The 2024 Dipper hours of operation will be:

Wednesday, 7/31/2024 – 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Thursday, 8/1/2024 – 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Friday, 8/2/2024 – 11:00 AM to 8:30 PM

Saturday, 8/3/2024 – 11:00 AM to 8:30 PM

Sunday, 8/4/2024 – 11:00 AM to 2:30 PM

We will be using SignUp Genius again to help register volunteers for shifts across the various days of the fair as well as a Dipper Prep and Clean date on Sunday, 7/28/2024 and a Dipper shutdown date on Monday, 8/5/2024. Each 4-H Dipper shift will be 2 hours and should consist of 4 Adults/Older Youth (8th Grade and higher) and 4 younger youth (Cloverbuds through 7th grade). Responsibilities may vary depending on shift but we would prefer to have adults and older youth handle the cash box, scoop ice cream, make shakes and malts, and help supervise the team during the shift. Younger youth can serve drinks, take orders on the iPAD, and help put toppings on the sundaes. The opening and closing shifts will have 30 minutes of time to handle the necessary tasks to either open the dipper in the morning or close down the dipper in the evening. Clubs can sign up for shifts but we ask that the individuals that will be working the shift sign up for their times so we can learn names and know who is coming to help us work the shifts. Pick times that will work for you and your family or you and your club and help us out!

Please visit https://tinyurl.com/c77mt5ez to sign up for your Dipper shifts.


Our March/April newsletter featured a new volunteer hour logging initiative which was voted on and approved by fellow 4-H volunteers at the last All County Meeting. Log hours at: https://bit.ly/3wluR36.