Hello RJF board and community. Here are some updates for you all. I will get this info on to Facebook as well to reach others that use the Facebook as their communication media.
RJF September Meeting- We wanted to have this meeting live and in person but unfortunately will not be able to. Information has come out from State 4H recently and is prohibiting in person 4H meetings when representing the 4H organization. This means we would not be able to have 4H representatives live for the meeting and it’s important to have as much equality for 4H, FFA and Grange to participate in RJF as possible. We will need to have a zoom meeting. Here is the link for the zoom meeting.
September meeting agenda are available on our website. We will be having our annual fair review meeting. This is an opportunity for the RJF community to share with the RJF Board of what went well and what adjustments could be made regarding the unique 2020 fair this year. The idea of the input is to prepare ourselves and make adjustments for future years. Hopefully a normal fair for next year. If you would prefer to send in written information it can be emailed to me and we will have it read and shared with the board. Please email it to me at President@Ramonajuniorfair.com. Thank you.
July 1st 2020 meeting minutes are available on our website.
October meeting– Elections are held in this October meeting. There will be several openings so if you would like to join and help keep the Ramona junior fair in operation please let us know. If you have any questions regarding the board operations please contact myself or another board member and we will be happy to share any info with you. Must be a paid member ($5) to be a voting member or participate as a committee member. October meeting will be most likely a virtual meeting as well. Payments will be accepted on line via our website using venmo or paypal please.
Results are up now.
Newest revision of the premium book is uploaded as of today. Entry and video media deadlines have been extended. Entries are due 7-15-2020 midnight and video media is due 7-20-2020 midnight.
Thank you very much.
Hello everyone. We are working on getting everything updated currently. Our premium book has been published for our unique year of 2020 and the hybrid fair format. Please read through the premium for entry information.
Livestock Auction – Preregistration information will be updated soon to register for the online 2020 livestock auction.
Pie Auction and BBQ POSTPONED – We have had to postpone this amazing fundraiser for our communities health and safety. We will reschedule this event when it is safe for everyone to be together for this great event. If you would like to donate to RJF we have some sponsorship-donation opportunities or you can donate directly thru our PayPal or Venmo links on this website.
If you have any questions about the fair please refer to our contact page and call or email us.
Thank you very much.
June 18th, 2020
To our Ramona Junior Fair Supporters, Participants, and Friends,
During these unprecedented times, we realize how much has been taken from our kids over the last several months. The Ramona Junior Fair Board has been working diligently to find the optimal solution for our 4-H, FFA, and Grange youth to exhibit their projects with the greatest degree of participation and safety possible.
Our working plan is for a hybrid Fair. In this scenario, the market participants are able to have their animals weighed, ultra-sounded for Carcass contest, inspected by a veterinarian, and evaluated for market readiness while adhering to all county and state health and safety guidelines. Weigh-in is scheduled at this time for the weekend of July 25th -26th. Animals would return home after inspection, with online/virtual judging occurring throughout the week. Virtual judging would occur for all other classes (breed, home ec, etc). Fair week will culminate in a virtual auction on Friday, July 31st and Saturday, August 1st.
As everyone is very well aware, the public health situation is changing on an almost daily basis. As responsible stewards of our beloved Fair, we must make our decisions based on the current guidelines, not what we hope they will be in the future (as much as we would all love to provide the full Fair experience to our youth this year). The hybrid Fair model has been used successfully by many Fairs throughout the country, and allows for scaling of the Fair towards a fuller, more traditional Fair experience if restrictions ease, or scaling back to a fully virtual Fair if restrictions tighten again. Please be assured that we are making plans to move in either direction as needed, but we cannot responsibly promise a full Fair participation experience that we are not sure can be delivered under current health guidelines.
We are asking our friends and participants to continue to calendar the entire week of July 25th – August 1st as Fair week, as originally planned. This will help us to move seamlessly between scenarios as needed.
Regardless of the Fair format, our livestock auction will be online this year. Please continue to check our website www.ramonajuniorfair.com and our Facebook page “Ramona Junior Fair” for updates. Thank you for your continued support.