4-H at Lancaster County Super Fair

4-H & FFA Exhibits & Events July 28-31, 2022 • 4-H Horse Shows Dates July 27-31

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Many 4-H youth choose to showcase their projects at county and state fairs. The Lancaster County Super Fair, held at the Lancaster Event Center Fairgrounds, 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.

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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!

4-H Food Stand 2022 Menu

2023 RESOURCES AND FORMS

As resources are updated for the 2023 fair, they with be indicated with Updated for 2023!

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Overall Resources

2022 4-H & FFA Fair Book (pdf)

[A print version is mailed mid-March to families enrolled in 4-H Online.]

same as printed version (changes not indicated)

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Fair Book Excerpt (pdf): 2022 Schedule of 4-H & FFA Exhibits & Events

Fair Book Excerpt: 2022 Fairgrounds Map: two versions: jpg for viewing on screen | pdf for printing

Handout (pdf): 2022 4-H Leader's Checklist for Lancaster County Super Fair

Handout (pdf): 2022 Overview of Exhibiting in 4-H at Lancaster County Super Fair

Handout (pdf): 2022 How 4-H Clover Kids May Participate in the Lancaster County Super Fair

Handout (pdf): 2022 Volunteer at 4-H Food Stand at Super Fair

Nebline Special Pullout (pdf): 2022 Super Fair Schedule & Map

Online resource: Preorder bagged shavings for animals

Online resource: SuperFair.org has complete general and open class information!

4-H News & Announcements
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Contest Resources & Forms

Online resources: Speech and Public Service Announcement Resources

Online resources: Plant Science Contest Resources

Online resources: Life Challenge Information and Study Guide

Handout (pdf): How to Enter 4-H Contests at the Lancaster County Super Fair

Handout (pdf): Presentations Contest – Procedures and Guidelines

Handout (pdf): Table Setting Contest – Procedures and Guidelines

Handout (pdf): Fashion Show – Procedures and Information

Form (fill-in pdf): Fashion Show Narration Form (fill out on computer and email to kristin.geisert@unl.edu — also mail or bring fabric sample and sketch/picture of pattern to the Extension office)

Form (fill-in pdf): Fashion Show Attention Shoppers Entry Form (fill out on computer and email to kristin.geisert@unl.edu)

Form (fill-in pdf): Fashion Show Shopping in Style Entry Form with Narration (fill out on computer and email to kristin.geisert@unl.edu)

Form (fill-in pdf): Clover Kids Fashion Show Entry Form (fill out on computer and email to kristin.geisert@unl.edu — also mail or bring a sketch/picture of item.

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

Note: Static Exhibit Tag is not available online because it is a carbon-copy triplicate. Pick up tags at the Extension office.

Handout (pdf): How to Enter 4-H Static Exhibits at the Lancaster County Super Fair

Handout (pdf): Photography: How to Prepare Photographs for Exhibit

Handout (pdf): Creating a First Aid Kit is a Good Way to Teach Youth First Aid Basics

Handout (pdf): Babysitting Curriculum and Early Learning Guidelines

Handout (pdf): Special Entomology Project: 2022 Tiger Beetles

Form (pdf): Home Environment Supporting Information Tag (can be filled out on computer and printed)

Form (pdf): Visual Arts Supporting Information (can be filled out on computer and printed)

Form (fill-in pdf): Food Preservation Card (can be filled out on computer and printed)

Forms (fill-in pdfs): Photography Data Tags: Level 1 | Level 2 | Level 3 (can be filled out on computer and printed — the tags are also available at the Extension office as stickers)

Worksheet (pdf): Crop Production Project

Online resources: Plant Science Resources

Online resource: Conservation, Wildlife & Shooting Sports; and Outdoor Adventures: Example Information to Attach to Your Exhibit

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.
Note: Poultry do not require an identification form.

Handout (pdf): 2023 Lancaster County 4-H/FFA Livestock Checklist and Animal Requirements for Super Fair and State Fair Updated for 2023!

Handout (pdf): Proper EID Tag Placement

Record Book: Bucket Calf Project — two versions: fill-in pdf | Word file docx

Record Book: Meat Goat Bottle Goat Project — two versions: fill-in pdf | Word file docx

Form (fill-in pdf): Market Livestock Identification Certificate [available as a carbon copy at the Extension office]

Form (fill-in pdf): Breeding Livestock Identification Certificate [available as a carbon copy at the Extension office]

Form (pdf): Nebraska 4-H Dairy Goat Identification Affidavit

Form (pdf): Bucket Calf Ownership Affidavit

Form (pdf): Llama/Alpaca Identification Certificate

Form (docx): Dairy [Cattle] Identification Affidavit

Online resource: Youth for the Quality Care of Animal (YQCA) requirements.

Online resource: Sheep & Goat Scrapie Tag Information

Livestock Example Videos
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Horse Resources, Forms & Patterns

See Animal Entry Information in box below.

Handout (pdf): 2022 Lancaster County 4-H/FFA Livestock Checklist and Animal Requirements for Super Fair and State Fair

Handout (pdf): 2022 4-H Horse Dates to Remember

Handout (pdf): Lancaster County 4-H Horse Dress Code

Score Sheet (pdf): Horse Boxing Scorecard

Form (pdf): Horse Identification Certificate [available as a carbon copy at the Extension office]

Example Horse Videos
Horse Dressage Patterns
Hunter & English Horse Patterns
Western Horse Patterns
Miniature Horse Patterns
All Other Horse Patterns
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Rabbit, Dog, Cat & Household Pet Resources

See Animal Entry Information in box below.
Note: Dogs, cats and household pets do not require an identification form.

Handout (pdf): 2022 Lancaster County 4-H/FFA Livestock Checklist and Animal Requirements for Super Fair and State Fair

Handout (pdf): 2022 4-H Rabbit Dates to Remember

Score Sheet (pdf): Rabbit Showmanship Score Sheet

Form (pdf): Rabbit Ownership Affidavit

Form (fill-in pdf): Rabbit Show Comment Card (can be filled out on computer and printed)

Form (fill-in pdf): Rabbit Fur Comment Card (can be filled out on computer and printed)

Form (fill-in pdf): Rabbit Pet Class Comment Card (can be filled out on computer and printed)

Form (fill-in pdf): Cavy Show Comment Card (can be filled out on computer and printed)

Online resource: Youth for the Quality Care of Animal (YQCA) requirements [rabbit exhibitors need to complete]

Online resources: Dog Virtual Trivia Study Materials and Contest Links

Form (pdf): Nebraska 4-H Certificate of Vaccination for Dogs

Handout (pdf): Showing Your Cat in 4-H

Score Sheet (pdf): Cat Show Showmanship Scoresheet

Score Sheet (pdf): Cat Show Judging Scoresheet

Record Book (pdf): Cat Project

Form (pdf): Nebraska 4-H Certificate of Vaccination for Cats and Ferrets

Score Sheet (pdf): Household Pets Judging Sheet

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:

https://lancaster.fairwire.com

This includes stall/pen 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://v2.4honline.com by Wednesday, June 15. Animal entries may be submitted online starting on Friday, June 17. Deadline is Friday, 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/OnlineAnimalEntryInstructions.pdf

Note: Do not use feedback through ShoWorks for comments or questions about entries — feedback is not seen by Extension staff until AFTER the Super Fair.

If you have questions about the process, email Lancaster4H@unl.edu or call 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 8.

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

Exhibitors who enter a Horse class that requires a Roping/Working Ranch animal fee, submit the Horse Roping/Working Ranch Fee Worksheet to the Extension office by Friday, July 8.

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

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Nebraska State Fair 4-H Information

ANIMALS — Animal 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 individual 4-H livestock special nomination requirements are at https://4h.unl.edu/3_4HPrograms/c_AnimalScience/2021%204-H%20State%20Fair%20Livestock%20Nomination%20Requirements_Final.pdf. By Wednesday, June 15: breeding and market livestock nominations must be entered and paid online at https://showstockmgr.com and State Fair DNA envelopes must be submitted to the Lancaster County Extension office (only required for market animals). Nomination process step-by-step instructions are at https://4h.unl.edu/3_4HPrograms/c_AnimalScience/2022%20Step-by-Step%20Nomination%20Instructions.pdf. By Wednesday, Aug. 10, 8 p.m. CT, 4-H/FFA youth or their families must submit their final animal entries in ShoWorks online 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. 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. 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.