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 completed 4-H 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

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

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

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.