As of June 10, 2022
The Youth Building premium book has finally had its last edits and is available for download. The information in this book is up to date as of today! The schedules have been removed as there are still a lot of competitions and such being negotiated, but in the essence of time we could not delay this being shared any longer. The only section that contains significant changes is the photography section. These changes were supposed to go into effect in 2020.
Please check your offices to see what your supply of green cards looks like. State Fair is not mailing ANYTHING to counties. I have secured the last of the green exhibitor cards from the Youth building and can send them out to counties that are in need. We will be transitioning away from these cards in the near future so there were no additional cards printed and we are trying to use what we have. I will also have an electronic version available if absolutely necessary. Please remember that every exhibit being evaluated MUST have a signed and fully completed green card.
(Formally known as Master Lists), this document has not changed significantly and you will still need 3 copies when submitting exhibits for evaluation. We will be making sure the necessary edits are made shortly and when it is ready we will share and post for use.
Dorms will be open. We are working through the requirements, but the dorms will be open. We have to limit our capacity (which will not affect us greatly). County groups will be encouraged to stay grouped together within their selected dorm space. More will be shared soon once details have been finalized.
Parking and Passes
I am working with State Fair on how they would like us to share/collect the credentials needed for each county. These items are now digital and codes must be assigned. I am working with the entry office on how to make this transition as smooth as possible and mitigate as many potential challenges as possible. Stay tuned, more to come on this soon.
Please keep me in the loop on your planning efforts and do not hesitate to ask me questions or clarifications. I am here to help. It is important that we know your plans for bringing perishable items to the fair so that we can negotiate this and get them evaluated. This is a learning curve for everyone and communication is the key to its success.
We encourage districts/counties to have hands-on activities of some sort, recognizing that this will be based on the comfort of those in the booth and their interaction with the public. IF activities will be offered it is highly recommended that individuals wear masks while interacting with the public. The booth premium will still be available to counties that have activities and their space meets the requirements (more specifics coming soon).
Youth Building Schedule and Competitions
Many of these details are still being worked out as we figure out what is possible and whom will be the coordinators/organizers for these areas of interest.
As you may know Dana Palmer has retired. I am working to collect schedules for the Animal Shows and such. It is best to keep checking with the NYS Fair website under competitions as I know that information has been shared there, I am just not sure when they plan to upload it to the website. I will keep you all posted as I received any information that is helpful.