Changes for 4-H Exhibitors at 2020 Lancaster County Super Fair

This page reflects confirmed changes as of July 8, 2020. Details are subject to last minutes changes.

Volunteers Needed for In-Person Fair Events

To make this year’s in-person fair events possible, new types of volunteers are being sought to implement the new health guidelines and supplement the limited fairgrounds staff. There is limited funding due to fairgrounds events being canceled since mid-March. Sign up now at https://superfair.org/get-involved/be-a-volunteer.

Revised Schedule & Map Just Posted!


Modifications for In-Person Animal Events Just Posted!

(Health Department Will Specify Health Guidelines For This Event Consistent With Any State/Local DHMs in Effect)
  • Daily attendance will be limited to three family members per exhibitor. Wristbands will be available at the main entries to each Pavilion/Multipurpose Arena (signage will clearly indicate entries). There will be different color wristbands each day for each of the three main show areas: Pavilion 1 (large livestock), Multipurpose Arena (small livestock and llamas/alpacas) and Pavilions 2–4 (horses). There will be no access into the buildings unless you have a wristband for that particular show area.
  • 4-H will try to livestream as many shows as possible on YouTube at www.youtube.com/user/4HLancasterNE.
  • See updated map for parking locations for vehicles and trailers for each show area.
  • Come ready to show — no wash racks available.
    • Temporary stalling for livestock available in order of arrival. 6 feet distance or 1 pen/stall required between each family.
    • Day-stalling for horses available for $15/day. Must be reserved before Monday, July 27 by contacting Kate Pulec at kpulec3@unl.edu.
    • No chutes or fitting equipment allowed on-site.
    • Livestock check-in times will be staggered to allow for sufficient social distancing — watch for email(s) from Calvin with details.
  • Everyone not in same household should practice social distancing of at least 6 feet throughout the fairgrounds, including show rings.
  • Face coverings over nose/mouth will be recommended for all, and required for anyone that can’t maintain 6’ distance with people outside their household group, and for staff/volunteers/officials in most cases. Can be a simple bandanna or $1 disposable masks will be available for purchase at entry doors.
  • Bagged shavings ($7/bag) and camping services will be handled at the Lancaster Event Center fairgrounds office (see schedule for hours). Camping reservations are encouraged in advance at http://LancasterEventCenter.org.
  • Plan to bring your own portable chairs. A limited number of hard chairs (sanitized daily) will be provided.
  • Livestock show orders will be posted by arenas following check-in & weigh-in.
  • Non-contact judging — no handling of animal projects.
  • No handshakes, hugs or fist/elbow bumps for all shows.
  • Families and animal project(s) are required to leave the fairgrounds at completion of each show.
  • The Business Center/Good Times Grill will be open for restrooms, limited cafe service and limited A/C seating. Some food trucks are planned to be on the fairgrounds in location TBA.

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Static Exhibit Changes
  • Static exhibit videos and/or photos will need to be uploaded by Tuesday, July 28, 8 p.m. Virtual entry details are at https://lancaster.unl.edu/4h/fair/staticexhibits. Just Posted!
  • Lancaster County Fair 150th Anniversary Theme 4-H Static Exhibits will be accepted, however, the special display, commemorative 150th ribbons and top award are postponed until 2021.
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Contest (Non-Animal) Changes
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Clover Kids Changes
  • Fashion Virtual Show information and entry details are at https://lancaster.unl.edu/4h/fair/fashionshow. Register by Monday, July 13. Video entries need to be submitted by Monday, July 20, 11:59 p.m.
  • Static exhibit videos and/or photos will need to be uploaded by Tuesday, July 28, 8 p.m. Clover Kids virtual entry details are at https://lancaster.unl.edu/4h/fair/staticexhibits. Just Posted!
  • Lancaster County Fair 150th Anniversary Theme 4-H Static Exhibits will be accepted, however, the special display and commemorative 150th ribbons are postponed until 2021.
  • Clover Kids Virtual Show & Tell information and entry details are at https://lancaster.unl.edu/4h/fair/cloverkids. Video entries need to be submitted by Sunday, Aug. 2, 1 p.m.
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Animal Exhibit & Contest Changes
  • Deadline extended to July 1 for identification certificates/affidavits for 4-H/FFA beef, bucket calves, dairy cattle, swine, sheep, goats, rabbits, llamas/alpacas and horses.
  • Deadline extended to July 1 for Youth for the Quality Care of Animals requirements (online only this year).
  • Horse shows are being condensed from 5 days to 4 days. Schedule will be announced soon.
  • Many other details are being worked out and will be posted here.
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