Jefferson County Fair
4-H and FFA Fair Auction/Sale
Monday, June 28th, 2021
Dear Jefferson County Fair Supporter,
We hope this letter finds you, your family, and your business well! This last year has presented plenty of challenges along the way. However, it has also shown the perseverance of folks like you stepping up to meet those challenges with adaptive solutions. You should be very proud of yourself and your teams.
While last year’s fair had a different look, you and your business still showed up to help support our youth in a major way! On behalf of the sale committee we would like to say Thank You! Altogether 2020 net sales were an astonishing $77,795. Our sale committee is working to publicize the 2021 sale and recruit additional buyers with the goal of reaching $100,000 raised for the 4-H and FFA youth of Jefferson County. We are hoping to make the auction a community event that is memorable for both buyers and sellers.
This year’s sale will be held Monday evening June 28, 2021 at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds. A free dinner for buyers will be served by the Jefferson County Pork Producers beginning at 5:30PM. The sale will begin at 6:30PM. Like last year the exhibitors’ live animals will NOT be present at the auction. You will be bidding on the “premium” only at the sale. What you bid will be what you pay, with no reimbursement or buyback.
What will be new at the sale this year? Each of our 4-H/FFA clubs ( X clubs total) will be able to sell 1 item through the live auction as a fundraiser for their club. Our hope is this new element gives the clubs a chance to express their creativity while adding a tangible element to the sale. In addition, there will be a silent auction going on throughout the fair at the McCleary building. There will be a variety of items to bid on with proceeds going to benefit the Jefferson Co. Fairboard and 4-H/FFA in Jefferson County.
Finally, if you are unable or wish not to attend this year’s sale in person but would still like to bid on a project, we have a couple options. We would be happy to take order bids for specific exhibitors, specific species, or simply specific amounts. If you have a set amount you’d like to spend (ex: $200) but feel it may not be enough to purchase an item in full, we would be happy to work with other supporters to allow you to combine funds and make a purchase. We’re hopeful these options allow you to support the youth of the county at the level with which you have the most comfort.
If you have any questions about this year’s sale or would like to make a bid, please contact one of the committee members below. We look forward to making this year’s auction the most memorable yet.
Please visit the Greater Jefferson County Fair website.