2014 Black Hawk County Fair...July 22-26th

• 2014 Public FAIR SCHEDULE

• 2014 FAIR SCHEDULE for 4-Her's (pdf)

• 2014 Public Challenge Classes

• 2014 FAIRBOOK.pdf



• Blood Drive Sign-up for Club Contest
 July 25th 10:00am - 3:00pm


Commodity Carnival at Fair!



Pre Fair Videos!


Black Hawk County Fair Announces Schedule of Events – July 22 – 26, 2014

The Black Hawk County Fair Board invites the community to join in the fun at the Black Hawk County 4-H and FFA Fair, scheduled for July 22 - 26 at the National Cattle Congress, 257 Ansborough Avenue in Waterloo, Iowa.  The event is free and open to the public.  Free parking is available on Cattle Congress grounds.
The fair features traditional livestock shows, including beef, swine, sheep, and dairy and small animal shows, dog agility, poultry, cavy and rabbit hopping, kid’s barn tours and hundreds of non-livestock entries in these project areas: child development, clothing, food & nutrition, home improvement, horticulture, personal development, science & engineering and visual arts. Other special fair attractions include:

Commodity Carnivalon

Wednesday and Thursday from noon to 4 pm and Friday from noon to 8 pm in Estel Hall. This fun learning activity for 4-H and non-4-H youth teaches how to manage business risks associated with producing and bringing livestock to market. The game builds greater literacy in agricultural science and economics. 


 on Friday from 1 to 4 pm at Estel Hall that will provide hands-on experiences for youth in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

 Northeast Iowa Food Bank

and the 4-H clubs are being challenged to bring canned food items to the fair.  Twelve stand-up display boards will tell the story of hunger in Iowa (in partnership with the Iowa Food Bank). 


Red Cross Blood Drive

on Friday from 10 am to 3pm.  Sign up here.

Barn-quilt Judging 

at 6:30 pm on Friday by Danny Steiber who is known as Iowa’s barn quilt guru. Sixteen 4-H clubs have painted barn quilts that will be permanently displayed on buildings throughout the National Cattle Congress grounds. Plus, Cedar Valley's Largest QR Code Barn Quilt!

4-H is a national-wide organization with chapters throughout the nation for all youth.  Iowa 4-H builds on a century of experiences that fosters positive youth development and empowers youth to reach their full potential working and learning in partnership with caring adults.  In Black Hawk County, youth kindergarten through 3rd grade participate in Clover Kids.  Programming is delivered as 4-H afterschool, Clover Kids Groups, or day/week summer camps.  Youth in grades 4 through 12 participate in 4-H afterschool or 4-H clubs. 
Iowa 4-H follows the principles of experiential learning, and draws on the knowledge base of Iowa State University and other institutions of higher education in cooperation with the United States Department of Agriculture. The Iowa 4-H Program’s vision and mission statements clearly view youth as partners working with staff and volunteers, and as full participants in planning and working for individual and community change.
To learn more about 4-H or the fair, contact Diane Wolfe, County Youth Coordinator or Bart Samuelson, BHC 4-H and FFA Fair Board President. 319-234-6811

The Black Hawk County Fair Board invites the community to join in the fun at the Black Hawk County Fair, scheduled for July 22 -- 26 at the National Cattle Congress grounds by entering one of six Challenge Classes. The competition is open to any and all adults, non 4-H youth and 4-H members.  Exhibits will be judged, with one winner selected in each youth and adult class. Pre-registration is not required and there is no cost to participate.
Show off your skills in one of these Challenge Classes: decorated cookie, duct tape, photography, bucket and dish garden, commodities or pallet challenge.  Bring entries to Estel Hall on Tuesday, July 22 between 1 pm and 5 pm.  Bring Commodities Challenge Entries to Pepsi Pavilion on Wednesday, July 23 by 3:30 pm and Decorated Cookie Challenge Entries to Pepsi Pavilion on Tuesday, July 22 by 12:30 pm.   For more info contact Diane Wolfe, Black Hawk County Youth Coordinator at wolfejd@iastate.edu

Stop by the office if you need a pallet! Also see our sample! For more info call the Black Hawk Extension Office at 319-234-6811.
Herb Garden

Strawberry Bed

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