Lancaster County Super Fair celebrates 150 years in 2020!

4-H at Lancaster County Super Fair

4-H & FFA Exhibits & Events July 30-August 2, 2020 • 4-H Horse Shows Dates July 29-August 2

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4-H/FFA at Super Fair Planning to be a Blend of Virtual and In-Person

As of July 8, plans for the 4-H & FFA events scheduled for July 30-August 2 are as follows:

VIRTUAL:
  • Static exhibit entry and judging.
  • Contests (including Table Setting, Fashion Show, animal judging, etc.).
  • Clover Kids Show & Tell.
  • Cat and Household Pets shows.
  • Dog show is changed to a Skill-a-Thon.
  • Several horse events: Hunter/Saddleseat Horse Halter, English Showmanship, Western Showmanship, Stock Horse and Pony Halter, Costume Contest, static exhibits.
  • Several rabbit events: Breed Identification Contest/Quiz, Rabbit Judging Contest, Costume Contest.

IN-PERSON (pending approval from the health department):
  • Livestock, rabbits, poultry and horse shows will be show & go (animals are brought in, shown and leave immediately following the show). Animal shows may change date and location from what is printed in the Fair Book.

CANCELED:
  • Static exhibit interview judging.
  • Clover Kids livestock animal showmanship.
  • Livestock judging contest, poultry judging contest and poultry quiz.
  • Several horse events: Hunter Show (Hunter Hack Jumper is still happening), Ranch Trail divisions (regular Trail divisions are still happening), Horsmanship Pair sSpecial Needs Show, Working Ranch Horse, Boxing, Goat Tying, Roping, Dummy Roping (Ranch Horse Pleasure and Ranch Horse Versatility are still happening).
  • Animal Herdsmanship and stall decorations.
  • Livestock Premium Auction
  • 4-H Council’s Food Stand, Chicken Dinner and Silent Auction.
  • Lancaster County Ag Society's Exhibitor Breakfast.
  • Rabbit Races and Awards Dinner.
  • Dairy Cattle Show

Up-to-date information detailing changes is posted at https://lancaster.unl.edu/4h/fair/changes.

Public Aspects of Super Fair Postponed to 2021

Due to COVID-19, all public aspects of the Lancaster County Super Fair have been postponed to 2021. This includes the 150th celebration, carnival, free music series, free attractions, motorsports, hay hauling contest, mutton busting, pedal tractor pull, big wheel race, watermelon feed and open class exhibits/shows. See press release from the Lancaster Event Center.

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Many 4-H youth choose to showcase their completed 4-H projects at county and state fairs. The Lancaster County Super Fair, held at the Lancaster Event Center, is produced by the Lancaster County Agricultural Society. Lancaster County 4-H (part of Nebraska Extension in Lancaster County) partners with the Ag Society to produce the 4-H exhibits, events & activities during Super Fair. The Super Fair has the largest county fair 4-H static exhibit display and horse show in Nebraska!

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The 4-H Food Stand at the Lancaster County Super Fair is Lancaster County 4-H Council’s primary fundraiser. 4-H Council asks clubs and independent members to help by staffing a shift. At the fair, support 4-H by ordering from the 4-H food stand, which features a variety of snacks, beverages and of course, the popular Walking Taco!

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Overall Resources

4-H News & Announcements
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Contest Resources & Forms

Public Service Announcement Example Audio
Presentations, Table Setting and Fashion Show Example Videos
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Static Exhibit Resources & Forms

Static Exhibit Interview Judging Example Videos
Clover Kids Show & Tell Example Videos
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Livestock & Poultry Resources & Forms

See Animal Entry Information in box below. See Youth for the Quality Care of Animal (YQCA) requirements on the Livestock and Poultry Project Resource page. Poultry do not require an identification form.

Livestock Example Videos
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Horse Resources, Forms & Patterns

See Animal Entry Information in box below.

Example Horse Videos
Horse Dressage Patterns Patterns Will be Updated When Patterns are Received from Judge
Hunter & English Horse Patterns Patterns Will be Updated When Patterns are Received from Judge
Western Horse Patterns Patterns Will be Updated When Patterns are Received from Judge
Working Ranch, Trail and Special Needs Patterns Patterns Will be Updated When Patterns are Received from Judge
Miniature Horse Patterns Patterns Will be Updated When Patterns are Received from Judge
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Rabbit, Dog, Cat & Household Pet Resources

See Animal Entry Information in box below. Rabbit exhibitors, see Youth for the Quality Care of Animal (YQCA) requirements on the Livestock and Poultry Project Resource page. 4-H dogs, cats and household pets do not require an identification form.

Example Rabbit and Dog Videos
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Super Fair 4-H/FFA Animal Entries Must be Submitted Online

All 4-H/FFA animal entries for the Lancaster County Super Fair must be entered online at:

http://lancaster.fairmanager.com

This includes stall requests and livestock/poultry exhibitor T-shirt sizes. No paper forms will be accepted! Youth must have been enrolled AND animal project(s) selected online at https://ne.4honline.com by June 15. Animal entries may be submitted online starting on June 18. Deadline is Wednesday, July 1, 11:59 p.m. No late entries will be accepted!

This handout (pdf) has more details and step-by-step instruction guides with pictures:

https://lancaster.unl.edu/4h/fair/2020/OnlineAnimalEntryInstructions20.pdf

If you have questions about the process or need access to a computer, call Heather Odoski at 402-441-7180.

Exhibitors who enter the following species will be charged a bedding fee: Beef, Dairy Cattle, Bucket Calf and Llama/Alpaca. $10 per head for beef and dairy cattle. $7 per head for bucket calves and llamas/alpacas. Please print, fill out and submit the Livestock Bedding Fee Worksheet to the Extension office by Friday, July 10.

https://lancaster.unl.edu/4h/fair/fwlivestock.htm

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Nebraska State Fair 4-H Information

ANIMALSAnimal exhibitors (4-H ages 10–18, FFA ages 10–21) are eligible to participate at the Nebraska State Fair regardless of county fair placing. State Fair DNA envelopes and nominations must be submitted and paid by June 15 [note: extended to July 1 for 2020] at https://showstockmgr.com. State Fair identification and nomination information is online at https://4h.unl.edu/livestock/state-id. Step-by-step instructions are at https://4h.unl.edu/3_4HPrograms/c_AnimalScience/2020%20Step-by-Step%20Nomination%20Instructions.pdf. 4-H/FFA youth or their families must submit their animal entries in ShoWorks online before Monday, Aug. 10, 8 p.m. at http://nebr.fairwire.com. The Nebraska 4-H website with information and instructions is https://4h.unl.edu/state-fair/live-animal-exhibitor.

STATIC EXHIBITS At the Lancaster County Super Fair, 4-H static exhibits will be selected for the Nebraska State Fair by the judges in the respective areas. A state fair sticker will be placed on all exhibits selected for State Fair along with a detailed State Fair instruction sheet. Alternates will be chosen and notified if they become eligible to participate. Note: In many cases, level 1 projects do not advance to the state fair. 4-H members with qualifying static exhibits will receive information in the mail after the Super Fair about entering at State Fair.

EXHIBITOR TICKETS4-H youth exhibiting static exhibits at the Nebraska State Fair will order advance discount tickets directly from the Nebraska State Fair. Discount tickets will no longer be available through the county offices. Details on ordering tickets will be available later. All livestock exhibitors and in-person event exhibitors (contests, fashion show, presentations) will still be able to order discounted tickets when they enter in ShoWorks for State Fair. Additional information is available in the State Fair Operations Handbook Nebraska 4-H Website.

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