County Fair

Allamakee County Fair Information

Need a Form Printed?
Paper copies of any Fair forms are available at the Allamakee County Extension Office!  Feel free to stop in and grab a copy to complete your exhibits.  Goal sheets can be typed and printed or handwritten. Forms are also available at the links below.
4-H/FFA Fairbook are printed for enrolled families each year. Replacement books are available for $5.

Allamakee County Fair Information

2024 Allamakee County 4-H/FFA Fairbook

The 2024 Fairbook is in the making it will be handed out to enrolled 4-H families at an upcoming 4-H Club meeting and will be updated here on the website.

Conference Judging Forms & Information

Preparing Youth For the Fair pdf. "Do, Reflect, Apply" help youth with their 4-H Project Goals

Goal Sheets

Design Elements & Food Information

Design: Exploring the Elements and Principles in Clothing
Design: Exploring the Elements and Principles in Home Decor
DESIGN Exploring the Elements & Principles

Food & Nutrition: Foods for Iowa 4-H Fairs
Preserved Food 4-H Exhibit Label
Thrifty Meal Challenge Worksheet

Special County Contests
2024 Food and Nutrition Apple Cinnamon Bread

Upcycle Flower Planter Contest

Exhibit Goal Sheet

Photography Label (word) (all ages)
Exhibit Goal Sheet (grades 4-12) word

Clover Kid Goal Explanation Sheet (grades K-3) pdf

  • Bring with you day of Conference Judging Tuesday, July 16, 2024


4-H Copyright & Guidelines

Horticulture Project Exhibit Information

Entry Forms

Livestock Share A Project

Bucket of Tall Corn Contest

Bucket Bottle Calf

  • judging form (bring this with you on judging day)

Market Derby Poultry

Home Judged Garden Class/Horticulture Challenge

  • Entry Form (deadline June 10)
  • Judging date July 2 with rain date July 3
Expressions Day

State 4-H Clothing Page
State Awardrobe Clothing Event Page

Clover Kid Fair Opportunities

-- Clover Kids Fair Brochure (2024)
-- Pet Show (2024)


Now is the perfect time to get a head start on identifying your animals for county fair and/or state fair! All livestock identification will be completed in 4hOnline2.0 including breeding beef, horses, dairy cattle, dairy goats, dogs, breeding meat goats, breeding sheep, breeding swine as well as market goats, market sheep, and market swine. All animal identification must be completed in 4hOnline2.0 by 11:59 PM on Wednesday, May 15.

Swine, sheep, and meat goat weigh-in animals will need to identify animals in 4hOnline2.0 with animal identification after attending the specific weigh-in.

Families are responsible for inputting the information into 4hOnline2.0 by the May 15 deadline, no exceptions. Help sheets are available at the Extension Office, 4HOnline ID Help sheets, and/or respective weigh-ins.

 Animal Identification Help Nights:

· Tuesday, May 7 from 4:30 PM to 7:00 PM, Allamakee County Extension Office

· Monday, May 13 from 4:30 PM to 7:00 PM, Allamakee County Extension Office 

All fair livestock entries and stall requests will be completed via the Fair Entry system in 2024. Livestock entries, stall requests, and stall fees must by completed by Saturday, June 15.

*Please note our office will not be open on Saturday, June 15, however, will be open 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM on Friday, June 14 to assist families*

A help sheet to complete this process will be mailed to all 4-H and FFA families after the May 15 animal identification deadline. Help nights will also be shared in the March newsletter. The Fair Entry platform is tentatively scheduled to open for entries on Monday, May 20.

As a friendly reminder, registering via Fair Entry does not mean just requesting stalls for your livestock. You must physically assign each animal you are intending to bring to fair in its specific class. Once you have completed this then you must submit your invoice, once we receive the invoice and approve it, please verify you receive an email confirmation.

Fair Entry Help Nights:

· Thursday, May 30 from 4:30 to 7:00 PM, Allamakee County Extension Office

· Monday, June 3 from 4:30 to 7:00 PM, Allamakee County Extension Office

· Tuesday, June 4 from 4:30 to 7:00 PM, Allamakee County Extension Office

· Thursday, June 13 from 4:30 to 7:00 PM, Allamakee County Extension Office

If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact the Allamakee County Extension Office, we would be happy to assist. 563.568.6345

Fair Entry Help Sheet

Please be sure to enter in your showmanship entries under each species. Horses and dogs, sign up for each class you are eligible to show in.

Payment is due on or by June 15 to the Extension Office, Please make checks payable to Allamakee County Agriculture Society OR you may bring in the exact change.

Pre Fair Clean Up

Pre-Fair Clean Up will be on Saturday, July 13 beginning at 9:00 am.
Clubs assigned in 2024: River Valley Panthers, West Ridge Riders

Conference Judging
2024 Conference Judging Schedule for July 16, 2024
Conference Judging Guidelines

Time                                                   Club Name
9:00 a.m. --------------------------------------- 4-H Toppers

10:00 a.m. --------------------------------------- River Valley Panthers & Elon PMC
10:45 a.m. ------------------------------------- West Ridge Riders
11:15 a.m. ------------------------------------- Cherry Valley Chums & Mississippi Mad Scientists

Judges Lunch Break  12:15 - 1:15 p.m.
1:15 p.m. ------------------------------------- Lycurgus Leaders & Ludlow Future Farmers
2:00 p.m.
------------------------------------  State Fair Judging Begins

**Clover Kids may be judged anytime from 9:00 a.m. -12 p.m. and 1:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.**

Club Booth Decorating MUST BE completed by 1:30 PM, everyone remaining in the 4-H building will be asked to leave.

Fair superintendents and conference judging helpers will arrange any exhibits held back for State Fair, Alternates, and Honorable Mentions Exhibits.  All parents, members, and leaders will be asked to leave the Pavilion at 2:00 p.m. for State Fair judging and booth judging.

The 4-H Building will be open from 10:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 13 for any clubs that would like to do booth decorating.

Exhibit Building Patrol

2024 Exhibit Building Patrol Schedule

Thursday, July 18
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM – LYCURGUS LEADERS (hang signs, sweep, open doors, arena clean-up)
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM --- WEST RIDGE RIDERS (4-H Office help, arena clean-up)
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM --- WEST RIDGE RIDERS (4-H Office help, arena clean-up)
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM --- RIVER VALLEY PANTHERS (lock doors, turn off lights, take out garbage)

Friday, July 19
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM – AFTER SCHOOL CLOVER KIDS (hang signs, sweep, open doors, arena clean-up)
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM – CHERRY VALLEY CHUMS (4-H Office help, arena clean-up)
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM – MISSISSIPPI MAD SCIENTISTS (4-H Office help, arena clean-up)
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM – COUNTY COUNCIL (lock doors, turn off lights, take out garbage)

Saturday, July 20
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM – POSTVILLE/SATURDAY CLOVER KIDS (hang signs, sweep, open doors, arena clean-up)
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM --- ELON PMC (4-H Office help, arena clean-up)
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM --- LUDLOW FUTURE FARMERS (lock doors, turn off lights, take out garbage)

Sunday, July 21
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM – 4-H TOPPERS (hang signs, sweep, open doors, arena clean-up)

4-H EXHIBIT BUILDING PATROL JOB DUTIES: Greet and be friendly to visitors. DO NOT be running around the building or goofing off. Answer questions you feel comfortable answering from visitors. Locate specific exhibits or club booths for visitors. Keep building clean. Assist Extension Office staff as requested.


2024 Foodstand Schedule
Guidelines and Stations




July 17

3:00 PM to 7:15 PM

Postville FFA


7:00 PM to 8:00 PM & Clean-up

Lansing FFA

July 18

9:00 AM to 1:30 PM

Cherry Valley Chums

1:15 PM to 5:30 PM

4-H Toppers

5:15 PM to 8:30 PM & Clean-up

4-H Toppers

July 19

9:00 AM to 1:30 PM

Elon PMC

1:15 PM to 5:30 PM

River Valley Panthers

5:15 PM to 8:30 PM & Clean-up

Waukon FFA

July 20

9:00 AM to 1:30 PM

Lycurgus Leaders

1:15 PM to 5:30 PM

Lycurgus Leaders

5:15 PM to 8:30 PM & Clean-up

West Ridge Riders

July 21

9:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Mississippi Mad Scientists

12:45 PM to 2:00 PM

help close-up & clean-up

Ludlow Future Farmers

Post Fair Clean up

Post-Fair clean up will be on Monday, July 22 beginning at 9:00 AM.
Clubs assigned in 2024: Ludlow Future Farmers, Lycurgus Leaders, Mississippi Mad Scientists.

Fair Events

4-H/FFA Schedule of Events
Allamakee County Fair Events - Allamakee County Fair Website

4-H at the Iowa State Fair

Official 4-H Iowa State Fair Website

Iowa State Fair Results

Exhibiting at the Iowa State Fair

Static Exhibits
This is a great website for rules, class descriptions and exhibit evaluation. 

Livestock -Iowa State Fair

Exhibitor information, general information, drug affidavitis, carcass contest