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

This page reflects confirmed changes as of July 28, 2020. Details are subject to last minutes changes.

Revised Schedule & Map

No general public at in-person events, but everyone may celebrate online through livestreaming and public online showcases.


Animal Show Programs

Programs are being published online in mobile-friendly view! Animal show programs indicate show order and exhibitors participating in each class.

Modifications for In-Person Animal Events Revised 7-24-20!

(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 to allow for physical distancing required by the health department. Different color wristbands for each of the three shows will change daily and will be available at the main entries to each Pavilion/Multipurpose Arena starting 7:30 a.m. daily (signage will clearly indicate wristband/attendee check-in locations — see map). There will be different color wristbands each day for each of the three main show areas: Pavilion 1 (large livestock), Multipurpose Arena (small animals 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. If you are using all 4 of your family’s wristbands and need to switch out wristbands as some family members leave and others want to attend later in the day, please turn in used wristbands at the check-in station to free up wristbands for later arriving family members. The number of wristbands per exhibitor will be tracked all day at this check-in station. If you attend more than one day, you will need to check-in each day for the show you are attending that day.
  • As part of the daily wristband/attendee check-in process, all attendees will need to sign a COVID-19 liability waiver the first day attendee is at fair. The waiver will apply to the entire fair. To speed up the process, attendees may print off the form at https://superfair.org/plan-visit/covid-health-guidelines and sign ahead of time. Parent/guardians will need to sign for each youth under age 18. All attendees will go through a daily health check to ensure no one enters with COVID-19 symptoms; who has traveled outside the USA the last 14 days; or been around anyone with symptoms, has tested positive, being tested or asked to self quarantine at home.
  • 4-H will try to livestream as many shows as possible on YouTube. See https://lancaster.unl.edu/4h/fair/publicshowcases.
  • See updated map for parking locations for vehicles and trailers for each show area.
  • Come ready to show — no wash racks available (it is suggested to bring your own bucket and hose).
    • 6 feet distance or 1 pen/stall required between each family.
    • Livestock stalling in Pavilion 1: temporary stalling will be assigned — stall charts will be emailed to exhibitors and posted in Pavilion 1.
    • Animals stalling/pens in Multipurpose Arena: dairy goat, bucket calf and llama/alpacas may show out of trailers and/or tie to the show ring panels in between classes. Poultry and rabbits will spread out personal cages on arena dirt floor and carry their individual animals when their class is called or while participating in showmanship. Animals in Multipurpose Arena will not need bedding.
    • Beef exhibitors will be charged $10/head bedding fees which must be paid before Monday, July 27 by filling out the form at https://lancaster.unl.edu/4h/fair/fwlivestock.htm and submit form with payment to the Extension office.
    • Day-stalling for horses available for $15/day. Must be reserved before Monday, July 27 by contacting Kate Pulec at kpulec3@unl.edu.
    • Bagged shavings for horse, sheep, meat goat and swine may be purchased ($7/bag) prior to the fair online at https://bit.ly/3hqqsPn or during the fair at the fairgrounds office (Thu–Fri 7:30 a.m.–4 p.m.; Sat–Sun 7:30 a.m.–12 p.m.). Shavings for livestock may be picked up in Pavilion 1 south of the arena and horse shavings in Pavilion 4 southwest corner.
    • No chutes or grooming stands allowed on-site.
    • Livestock check-in times will be staggered to allow for sufficient social distancing — watch for email(s) from Calvin with details.
  • 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.
  • Face covering policy pending health department’s final approval — Face coverings over nose/mouth will be required for all while indoors due to new Lincoln/Lancaster County Health directed health measure as of July 20 unless you fit in one of the exceptions outlined in the DHM (www.lincoln.ne.gov/city/covid19). Known common exceptions to wearing face coverings for the Super Fair will be: 1. You are mounted on a horse; 2. Leading a horse for a halter class while in a warm-up or show horse arena only (doesn’t apply to livestock due to smaller ring size, but does apply to llamas/alpacas in the Multipurpose arena); 3. You are seated and actively eating/drinking; 4. Youth 4 and under; or 5. You are in a set position for the show where 6’ distance can be maintained all day which will be limited show officials at this time — show officials using a shared microphone over the course of the day will be asked to wear face coverings as well. Face coverings can be a simple bandanna. Disposable face coverings will be available for $1 purchase at entry doors.
  • Everyone not in same household should practice social distancing of at least 6 feet throughout the fairgrounds, including show rings.
  • 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.
  • No handshakes, hugs or fist/elbow bumps for all shows.
  • Non-contact judging — no handling of animal projects.
  • 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.
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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.
  • 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.
  • Submitted photos will be used to create a public Static Exhibit Online Slideshow. 4-H families will be notified when the public link is posted at https://lancaster.unl.edu/4h/fair/publicshowcases. Ribbons, scoresheets, certificates and awards will be available for pick-up after fair. 4-H’ers with exhibits selected for State Fair will be notified.
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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 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.
  • 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

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