San Juan County 4-H invites you to celebrate local youth with this year’s Virtual Showcase Fair!

  • Wed Aug 5th, 2020 1:30am
  • Life

Submitted by San Juan Islands Agricultural Summit

Fair week is swiftly approaching kids and teens around the county are hard at work finishing up their 4-H projects. This year, they submit their entries for judging in the Virtual Showcase rather than bundling everything up and heading to the fairgrounds. At the end of July, more than 70 entries have already been submitted.

Youth are submitting their projects online this year; with photos, videos, and written explanations. The range of projects is wide, from a LEGO build, or hand-knit hat, to a hog or one dozen quail eggs. Whatever the item, they are always demonstrating the life skills that they learn in 4-H. Judges will evaluate the photos and videos during fair week, then provide constructive feedback and placings.

Families will be able to join short live events during the week, culminating with the Recognition Ceremony that will take place the following Saturday, Aug. 22.

Looking for ways to support 4-H Youth from afar? Be sure to join us for our Virtual Auctions! Using FairEntry, anyone is welcome to bid on eggs and poultry, livestock, baked goods and more produced by youth this year. Buyers will be able to review photos, other bids, and statements. For those who would not like to purchase an item, there is also the option to “add on” to an individual or multiple 4-H members and make a contribution to their 4-H project funds. The “Still Life” (non-animal) Auction will begin 9 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 13 and run through 8 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 15. This overlaps with the Livestock Auction, which starts at 8 p.m., Friday, Aug. 14, and closes at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 15.

Interested bidders can visit to sign up to bid or learn more information.

Thank you for supporting San Juan County youth at the 4-H Virtual Showcase!

For more information, contact Wendy Waxman by email at, or call 360-370-7662.