4-H at Lancaster County Super Fair

Lancaster County Super Fair August 1–10, 2024 • 4-H & FFA Exhibits & Events August 1–4 • 4-H Horse Shows July 31–August 4

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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 Sandhills Global 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.

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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!

TIPS FOR USING FILL-IN PDFS

Many forms below are provided as fill-in pdfs. Anyone with Adobe Reader can fill-in, save and email or print pdf files.

  1. Save the pdf to your hard drive and open with Adobe Reader (many Internet browsers have issues with fill-in pdfs).
  2. Complete form and save. Attach form in an email. Or print and mail or bring to the Extension office.
  3. When 4-H staff receive emailed pdfs from 4-H families, we will send a confirmation email. If you don't get a confirmation, we did not get your emailed form.

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Overall Resources

2024 4-H & FFA Fair Book (pdf)

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

same as printed version (changes not indicated)

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Fair Book Excerpt (pdf): 2024 Schedule of 4-H & FFA Exhibits & Events

Fair Book Excerpt: 2024 Fairgrounds Map: two versions: jpg for viewing on screen | pdf for printing

Handout (pdf): 4-H New in 4-H at the Super Fair

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

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

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

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

Nebline Special Pullout (pdf): 2023 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: Prepared Speech and Radio Public Service Announcement Contests 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): Presentation 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 to the Extension office)

Form (fill-in pdf): Shopping in Style Fashion Show Written Report with Narration Entry Form (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
Speech, 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): Creating a First Aid Kit is a Good Way to Teach Youth First Aid Basics

Handout (pdf): Babysitting Curriculum and Early Learning Guidelines

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

Form (Word dotx): 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 (PDF can be filled out on computer and printed — the tags are also available at the Extension office as stickers)

Worksheet (pdf and docx): Crop Production Project

Form (pdf and docx): Clothing Design Data Card for some Beyond the Needle and Upcycled level 2 & 3 classes (can be filled out on computer and printed)

Form (pdf and docx): Fiber Arts-Knitting and Crochet Data Cards (can be filled out on computer and printed)

Online resources: Clothing lists (pdf and docx) of Sewing Skills and Beyond the Needle Skills

Online resources: Photography instructional videos (mp4) on abstract photography and creating a photography portfolio

Online resources: Plant Science Resources

Online resource: Conservation, Wildlife & Shooting Sports Information Example

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): 2024 Lancaster County 4-H/FFA Livestock Checklist and Animal Requirements for Super Fair and State Fair

Handout (pdf): Proper EID Tag Placement

Tri-fold Brochure (pdf): 4-H/FFA Purple Ribbon Market Livestock Premium Auction Donor Pledge Form

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 (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 Video
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Horse Resources, Forms & Patterns

See Animal Entry Information in box below.

Handout (pdf): 2024 Lancaster County 4-H/FFA Livestock Checklist and Animal Requirements for Super Fair and State Fair

Handout (pdf): 2024 4-H Horse Dates to Remember

Handout (pdf): Lancaster County 4-H Horse Dress Code 2023 info will be updated soon

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 Valid until Nov 2026
Hunter & English Horse Patterns
  • Horse Hunter Hack - All Classes
  • Horse Hunter Over Fences - All Divisions
  • Horse Equitation Over Fences - All Divisions
  • Horse English Showmanship - Elementary
  • Horse English Showmanship - Junior
  • Horse English Showmanship - Senior
  • Horse English Bareback Equitation
  • Horse English (Hunt Seat) Equitation - Walk-Trot/Novice
  • Horse English (Hunt Seat) Equitation - Elementary
  • Horse English (Hunt Seat) Equitation - Junior
  • Horse English (Hunt Seat) Equitation - Senior
Western Horse Patterns
  • Horse Reining - Elementary
  • Horse Reining - Junior
  • Horse Reining - Senior
  • Horse - Working Pleasure - All Divisions
  • Horse Western Showmanship - Elementary
  • Horse Western Showmanship - Junior
  • Horse Western Showmanship - Senior
  • Horse Western Bareback Equitation
  • Horse Western Horsemanship - Walk-Trot/Novice
  • Horse Western Horsemanship - Elementary
  • Horse Western Horsemanship - Junior
  • Horse Western Horsemanship - Senior
Miniature Horse Patterns
  • Miniature Horse In-Hand Obstacle Trail - All Divisions
  • Miniature Horse Showmanship - Elementary
  • Miniature Horse Showmanship - Junior/Senior
  • Miniature Horse Timed Cones
  • Miniature Horse Jumping and Jump Off Courses
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): 2024 Lancaster County 4-H/FFA Livestock Checklist and Animal Requirements for Super Fair and State Fair

Handout (pdf): 2024 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://go.unl.edu/lcani

This includes stall/pen requests and livestock/poultry exhibitor T-shirt sizes. Youth must have been enrolled in 4-H Online at https://v2.4honline.com by Saturday, June 15. Animal entries may be submitted online starting on Tuesday, June 18. Deadline is Monday, 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:

Online Animal Entry Instructions

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 and Bucket Calf. $12 per head for beef and dairy cattle. $9 per head for bucket calves. Please print, fill out and submit the following Livestock Bedding Fee Worksheet to the Extension office by Monday, July 8.

Livestock Bedding Fee Worksheet

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

Horse Roping/Working Ranch Fee Worksheet

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Nebraska State Fair 4-H Information

ANIMALS — Animal exhibitors (4-H ages 8–18, 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/state-fair-livestock-id . By Saturday, 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. Each livestock project must have a DNA envelope submitted and a $7 nomination paid on Show Stock Manager by June 15. This includes feeder calves, and all market and breeding livestock for ALL SPECIES (excluding rabbits and poultry). Livestock animals will automatically be eligible for both breeding and market. Nomination process step-by-step instructions are at https://4h.unl.edu/3_4HPrograms/c_AnimalScience/2024%20Step-by-Step%20Nomination%20Instructions.pdf. By Saturday, 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.