One of the major preparations for fair is setting up the 4-H barn pens at the Clatsop County Fairgrounds. When you walk into it, all the pens that you see are set up by 4-H members and volunteers. We all work hard together in connecting the pig, sheep, goat and steer pens, zip tying the poultry and rabbit cages, and setting up the arena and bleachers.
Afterwards, our club (Nehalem Valley Livestock) had our 4-H meeting, prepared decorations for our stalls at fair (lots of spray painting!), and had a barbeque/potluck (someone had too many brownies...) :)
I am really excited, because this year is going to be the biggest 4-H fair in a while! 4-H is really growing, so we had to figure out a new way to set up all the stalls with so many animals! The biggest change from 2015 is that the arena is going to be in the middle of the barn. There are also twice as many goats (Yay!). This will keep me pretty busy this fair week!