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

2014 County Quotas
2014 Tuesday, August 5 Exhibit Check-In Times 

2014 INSTRUCTIONS: Preparation of 4-H Exhibits for Check-In and Check-Out at Iowa State Fair 4-H Exhibits Building--this is how to prep and get your county exhibits to/from the 4-H Exhibits Building--for actual Exhibit Entry see Entry Process

2014 Exhibit Check-Out Times
2014 Exhibit Checkout Form 
2014 Additional Sunday Night Checkout Instructions

2014 State Fair 4-H Exhibitor Instructions & Letter

2014 SF Gate Map
Exhibits Building Map

Suggested County Judges Orientation

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

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

2014 4-H Exhibit Building Communication Information & Rules 
2014 Communications Reservation Process and Entry Form 
- STAFF login required
Reservation questions, please contact Savannah Ruby at or 515-294-1991 

Exhibitor Letters, Report Forms, Evaluations, Copyright

Exhibits Building Map

Family and Consumer Sciences

2014 Awardrobe Clothing Event

Directions to the ACE Rooms in the ISU Memorial Union
from the Memorial Union to LeBaron Hall
ACE Daily Staff Schedule

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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