Wisconsin State Fair Opportunities!!

Wisconsin State Fair Young People’s Art Exhibit
The Young People’s Art Exhibit (YPAE) is open to all students in grades 6 through 12 who are currently enrolled in public, private, parochial or home schooled in Wisconsin.  Entries may include painting, drawing, computer- generated art, printmaking, design, sculpture, fabric craft, jewelry, photography and ceramic.
All art must be the original work of the student.
Important dates for this competition:
Entry Deadline and Drop-Off Date: March 28, 2022
Judging: March 30, 2022
Please check all arrival, show, and release dates carefully! For more information, please see the Wisconsin State Fair website.

Wisconsin State Fair Junior Livestock Show Information

If you are between the ages of 12 and 19 as of Jan. 1, 2022, you are eligible to exhibit in the Junior Livestock Shows at the Wisconsin State Fair in West Allis! Dates for the Wisconsin State Fair are Aug. 4-14.

Please visit the Wisconsin State Fair website for more information on the following opportunities:

Junior Beef Cattle                                   Junior Dairy Cattle

Junior Boar Goats                                  Junior Dairy Goats

Junior Poultry                                         Junior Rabbits

Junior Sheep                                          Junior Swine

Entry deadline is 7:00 p.m. on May 25.


Wisconsin State Fair YQCA Information

Wisconsin State Fair is pleased to continue of the national certification program “Youth for the Quality Care of Animals” (YQCA) built around foundational pillars of animal agriculture (animal welfare, food safety and character education).

All junior exhibitors exhibiting animals in any Junior Departments must be YQCA certified at the time of entry. The certification must remain active through the dates of the Fair. 

The YQCA certification program is a national education program built around foundational pillars of animal agriculture (animal welfare, food safety and character education). The program is offered online. 

For additional information related to the YQCA program please visit yqca.org.


Wisconsin State Fair DNA Hair Kits and 840 Ear Tags for Sale

Purchase DNA Hair Kits and 840 Ear Tags (to exhibit at the Wisconsin State Fair) on the https://entry.wistatefair.com/


Wisconsin State Fair DNA Animal Identification Information

All Wisconsin State Fair DNA identification requirements for Junior Beef, Sheep and Swine (market and non-registered breeding stock) must be submitted by the Junior entry deadline to Wisconsin State Fair.

For additional information, see the Wisconsin State Fair website.


Wisconsin State Fair Exhibitor Facebook Page

Interested in exhibiting at the Wisconsin State Fair?

Make sure you “like” the Wisconsin State Fair Exhibitor Facebook page to see important announcements!


Wisconsin State Fair Volunteer Adult Contacts Application Information

The application process for Volunteer Adult Contacts, who supervise Junior exhibitors either in a group setting or as individual independent exhibitors is now open. Application deadline is March 16.

For more information, visit the Wisconsin State Fair website.


Wisconsin State Fair Internships Available

Experience. Learn. Make a Difference! 

Wisconsin State Fair has summer internship opportunities for dedicated and motivated individuals! They are looking for candidates who have a passion for agriculture, enjoy working with exhibitors, want to learn how to organize competitions and livestock shows, plus experience the best 11 days of summer at Wisconsin State Fair August 4-14, 2022. 

Summer Internship Positions Available:

Livestock Coordinator – Assist with setting up and running livestock shows and events.

Exhibitor Education Coordinator – Create and execute exhibitor educational contests and programs.

Fairgoer Education Coordinator – Coordinate the Compeer Financial Discovery Barnyard along with fairgoer education exhibits and oversee the care of exhibit livestock.

Entry Department – Assist with data entry, exhibitor communication and customer service initiatives.

To apply, email your cover letter and resume to entryoffice@wistatefair.com. Please include the internship position(s) for which you are applying. Ideally, candidates would be able to start in May.