County Fair

2024 Fair Info

Static Exhibit Photo Gallery 2023


Bottle Bucket Interviews will be held on Sunday, June 23 at the Cedar County Extension Office.  See below for more information.


The 2024 Cedar County fair will be held July 10-14.  Static judging will be July 8, 2024.

All Cedar County Fair Exhibitors (4-H & FFA) must enter livestock and non-livestock entries through Fair Entry from May 15-June 15. You will need to login using your 4hOnline account information. 


February 1 at 11:59pm

Market Beef identification in 4HOnline

May 15 at 11:59pm

Animal Identification in 4HOnline

May 31 at 11:59PM

Clothing and Fashion Projects registered in FairEntry

June 15 at 11:59pm

Complete livestock and static entries in Fair Entry

Livestock Exhibit Information

4HOnline Animal ID Help Sheet

Livestock Exhibiting Requirements


Due by June 30th without late fees, one form per exhibitor.


Animal Care and Management Disclosure Statements

These need to be turned in at fair check-in time - not before.

Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA)

All youth who will be exhibiting beef, dairy (cattle and goats), meat goats, poultry, rabbits, sheep and swine at the Cedar County or Iowa State Fair are required to complete YQCA (Youth for the Quality Care of Animals) certification prior to June 30th. Email your certificate to by June 30th. 

  • YQCA - All grades:  online testing cost is $12 (be sure to print and email me your certificate), sign in with your 4hOnline log in.
Animal Identification

Need completed in 4HOnline (Helpsheet)


Rabbit Information

Iowa State 4-H Rabbit website (Project info., Showmanship, and other resources)

  • Looking for a local ARBA rabbit groups or more opportunities that are "4-H Friendly" to show and learn?  Google these:  Cedar Rapids Rabbit Breeders, Mississippi Valley Rabbit Breeders, Southeast Rabbit Breeders
  • Take the Showmanship Test to practice for Fair.
  • ARBA National Show - ARBA (American Rabbit Breeders Association) is the national club for rabbit and cavy breeders.  This national club sets the official breed standards for the rabbit and cavy breeds.  Every few years ARBA publishes a detailed guide, the Standard of Perfection. Each year ARBA members organize a national show where rabbit and cavy breeds compete.  This national show is held within the United States and ARBA members travel to exhibit their rabbits and cavies from all parts of the world.  
  • Visit the ARBA website often for updates on rabbit virus (RHDV2).
  • 2023 Rabbit Clinics will be held June 28 and June 29, 6-7pm in the swine barn on the Cedar County Fairgrounds.
Horse Information
  • Equine Extravaganza
  • Horse Clinics 2023
    • May 31
    • June 7, 14, 21, 28
    • July 5
  • July 1- 4H/FFA Invitational Prep Show, Cedar County Fairgrounds
Beef Information
  • 2023 IJBBA Breed Requirements 
  • Cedar County Market Beef Carcass Contest sponsored by the Cedar County Cattlemen - all calves needed to be weigh-in in at the Dec. 17 weigh-in; Calves will be checked in on Sunday, July 16, followed by live show, and loading out at 1:30pm; Results will be shared at a later date with Premium being paid to the Top 5 ($150, $125, $100, $75, $50);  Calves are not required to be halter broke for the live show on Sunday but it would be nice.  These calves may also be shown in the Market Beef Show on Saturday.
Bottle Bucket Information
Poultry Information
Sheep/Meat Goat Information
Swine Information


4-H Non-Livestock Departments


(required for all exhibits)


(required for all Photos)

Food Safety and Best Practices

Preserved Food 4-H Exhibit Label

Food & Nutrition Product Evaluation Form PDF | Word

Foods for Iowa 4-H Fairs Quick Reference Guide for Exhibits