Iowa State Fair 4-H Handbook

General Information

2014 Combined ISF 4-H Exhibits General Rules and Class Descriptions
     with special rules, for county fairbooks
2014 Iowa State Fair 4-H Premium Book, Rules, and Schedule
2014 County State Fair Insurance Information
2014 County  State Fair Insurance Form--REQUIRED OF ALL COUNTIES

2013 County Quotas
2013 Summary of Exhibit Forms to turn in
2013 INSTRUCTIONS: Preparation of 4-H Exhibits for Check-In and Check-Out at Iowa State Fair 4-H Exhibits Building
Tuesday, August 5
Exhibit Check-In Times 

2014 Exhibit Check-Out Times -- reserved -- check here first to see open time slots
2014 Exhibit Checkout Form
2013 Additional Sunday Night Checkout Instructions -- especially for individuals picking up exhibits

2013 State Fair 4-H Exhibitor Instructions & Letter

2013 SF Gate Map
Exhibits Building Map

Suggested County Judges Orientation

General 4-H Evaluation Form (PDF) (MSWord)

Pre-Order Admission Tickets

County ticket request form (due July 10)--order extra PreFair for those bringing down large exhibits!
Order form for families (due July 20)

Judging Philosophy

Strengthening Goal Centered Learning-Adults, 4H 203
4-H Judges Information webpage

Evaluating 4-H Exhibits Handbook

     where you may find more information, resources, publications--will eventually be absorbed into ISF Handbook--one Handbook for all


4-H State Fair Communications webpage 
Counties may bring up to 6 Educational Presentations, 4 Working Exhibits, 3 Share-The-Fun, and 2 Extemporaneous Speakers.  We will not schedule more than two (2) performances from a county during a Noon Share The Fun show.  2 Communications Posters per County

2013 4-H Exhibit Building Communication Information & Rules 
2013 Communications Reservation Process

2013 Communications Reservation Entry Form

***The 2013 Reservation Form is currently closed. If you have not yet made your reservations, please contact Alyssa at or by phone at 515-294-1991 to get those reservations made. 

Exhibitor Letters, Report Forms, Evaluations, Copyright

Exhibits Building Map

Family and Consumer Sciences

2014 Awardrobe Clothing Event

6-F Clothing Event Schedule or PDF
6-F1 Duties of a Group Volunteer 
6-G Clothing Event Eligibility Requirements 
6-G1 The $15 Challenge Q/A
6-H County Checklist--COUNTY STAFF
6-I Clothing Event Participant Letter, PREForm, & Information (MSWord) (PDF)
      PRE-Form (MSWord)
6-J Clothing Selection Participant Report Form (MSWord) (PDF)
6-J Fashion Revue Participant Report Form (MSWord) (PDF)
6-J The $15 Challenge Participant Report Form (MSWord) (PDF)
6-K Clothing Selection Report Help
6-K Fashion Revue Report Help
6-K The $15 Challenge Report Help
6 4-H 315ABC Adventures In Clothing Publication
6-L Clothing Event Intent to Participate
6-M Clothing Event Writing Stage Commentary Help
6-N Clothing Event Judges Orientation
6-N1 Suggested Interview Questions
6-O Clothing Selection judges Evaluation Form (MSWord) (PDF)
6-O Fashion Revue Judges Evaluation Form (MSWord) (PDF)
6-O The $15 Challenge Judges Evaluation Form (MSWord) (PDF)
6-P County Clothing Report Form for Junior/Intermediate
6-Q Importance of the Fashion Show
6-R Checklist for Ready To Wear Checklist
Campus/Memorial Union Map

Food & Nutrition

Inappropriate Food Exhibits for Iowa 4-H Fairs, 4h 3023, April 2009
Preserved Food 4-H Exhibit Label
, Word, VI-991291, December 2000
Food & Nutrition Evaluation Form (PDF) (MSWord)


Photo Label - Full Sheet, single sided (PDF) (MSWord)
Photo Label - Half Sheet, double sided (PDF) (MSWord)
Photo Label - Half Sheet, two per page, double (PDF) (MSWord)
Photography Evaluation Form (PDF) (MSWord)

Science, Mechanics, Technology

Auto/Motorcycle Exhibit Form (Word, PDF)
Tractor Exhibit Form & Letter (Word, PDF)

SF Gate Map

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