KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Kalamazoo County 4-H program is working to offer a Virtual Fair Showcase for youth in Kalamazoo! As we continue to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, Michigan State University Extension has created a plethora of opportunities for 4-H youth to stick together while physically being apart. The Virtual Fair Showcase is an online experience that allows area 4-H youth the opportunity to show off and exhibit their project work.
In addition to our Virtual Fair, we will be having a Virtual Auction from 11 p.m.
Aug.12 through 11 p.m. Aug.13. Information on how to bid online can be found at:
Kalamazoo County 4-H Virtual Auction. There is an add-on option for those who wish to financially support a 4-H youth without buying an animal. Information on how to add-on for our youth is also in the online letter above.
Our youth have worked so hard on their projects this year and even though we cannot see them in person, we are excited to see their work! Though not the same as the county fair, exhibiting projects in a virtual format is a great opportunity to share what has been learned and receive feedback from a judge to help plan for next year. We want to make sure all youth have the opportunity to showcase mastery of skills learned through their projects, receive constructive feedback, and be recognized for accomplishments in both still exhibits and animal projects.
The Kalamazoo County 4-H Virtual Showcase is open to 4-H youth participants in Kalamazoo County, including youth who had planned to exhibit in the original county fair. The virtual showcase will offer animal showmanship classes as well some static/still exhibits, including photography, fine arts, and arts and crafts.
Registration will be done through FairEntry, https://fairentry.com/Fair/SignIn/14738 . Entries are made Aug. 1-4. Results will be announced the week of Aug. 5-10. Youth entering in showmanship for dairy, beef, feeder calves, sheep, goats, swine, dogs, cats, and pocket pets will need to upload one image with the youth and their animal and one video (90 seconds or less). Narration is not allowed. Youth entering in showmanship for rabbits and/or poultry will need to upload one image with the youth and their animal and one video (2-3 minutes). Narration is not allowed. Youth wishing to enter static/still exhibits can submit up to six (6) images per project.
If you run into trouble with uploading your exhibit documentation or you have questions, please contact Veronica Bolhuis email@example.com or Nancy Leslie firstname.lastname@example.org. We are here to help you! For more information about MSU Virtual Learning Showcases visit,
— MSU Extension- Kalamazoo County
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