County Fair

Help Sheets and Forms

Unless otherwise stated, forms are due July 1 to the Extension Office.

Project Area or Exhibit? Help sheet explaining the difference. 
Looking for project area ideas? Check out the project area guides!

4-H Non-Livestock Departments

Conference Judging Day

All Conference Judging Day Classes
Animal Science Division

More information coming. 

Ag & Natural Resources Division
Horticulture Division

Harvesting and Preparing Vegetables for Exhibit

Preparing Cut Flowers and Houseplants for Exhibit

Creative Arts Division

Visual Arts



Family and Consumer Science Division

Food and Nutrition 


Home Improvement 


Personal Development Division

4-H Communications Poster

If you are considering entering the self-determined class, please contact the Extension Office first! Most likely your exhibit will go into a different class based on your goal.

Science, Engineering, and Technology Division

Additional 4-H Non-Livestock 

Fashion and Clothing Department

Report forms will be submitted to the judge along with your Fashion Show Commentary form on judging day - Thursday, July 6, 2023

Report Forms:

  • Senior Report Form PDF - updated January 2023
  • Junior/Intermediate Report Form Word PDF - updated January 2023

Award Forms:

  • Florence McCulloh Award Application Word | PDF  (Due July 1)

Helpful Documents

Communication Department

Communications (Part 1) - Tuesday, July 11, 2023

Educational Presentations 

Extemporaneous Speaking

4-H Communications Poster


Communications (Part 2) - Saturday, July 22, 2023

Working Exhibits


Iowa 4-H State Fair Resources for Communications

4-H/FFA Livestock Projects

All Livestock

Iowa 4-H 202 (Animal Identification, Weighing and Exhibiting Requirements for County, State and Interstate Shows)

Livestock ID via 4hOnline (deadline May 15) Help sheet

YQCA Training (required for beef, swine, rabbit, sheep, goat, poultry, all market animals)
  • Web-Based before May 15, $12
  • Instructor-Led before May 15, $3
  • see additional information under "deadlines"
  • Iowa 4-H YQCA Website

Iowa 4-H Livestock Homepage

Guide for Large Animal Showmanship from Montana 4-H

Bucket Bottle Calf Project

Due July 1 in a folder to the Extension Office


Resource Packet from Clinton County Committee 

Record Keeping and Information Packet from Iowa 4-H

Dairy Cattle

Iowa 4-H Dairy Cattle Resources

Montana 4-H Showmanship Guide

  • Iowa 4-H Dog Resources
  • Showing Dogs 101
  • Dog Workshops begin April 4, 2022 at the fairgrounds and continue Mondays until fair. See information packet for more information.
Horse, Pony, Mule

2023 Broiler Order Form and Letter


Preparing for Spring Chicks News Release

Iowa 4-H Poultry Resources

IDALS Avian Influenza Resources

Iowa 4-H News Release about Poultry Shows


Iowa 4-H Rabbit Resources

Sheep and Goat

2023 Sheep Weigh In and Goat State Fair ID Letter


Swine Tag/Tagger Check Out Form

2023 Swine Weigh In Letter

Premise ID Survey

2023 Bacon Buddies Event Information

Bacon Buddies is an Iowa Pork Producers Association supported program which partners 4-H and FFA members with a youth with an intellectual and/or developmental disability to teach them about exhibiting a pig. After teams meet and get to know each other, mentors will work with participants teaching them how to show their pig. The experience will conclude with teams working together to show the animal. Judging will take place in the Swine Building on Friday, July 21st from 5 – 6 pm. Teams will be assessed on how the mentor, participant and pig work together as a cohesive unit.

The Clinton County Fair Board will be working with area schools and Clinton County Extension & Outreach to secure special needs participants and 4-H and FFA members to serve as youth mentors. Bacon Buddies participants with an intellectual and/or developmental disability must be 10 years or older. 4-H/FFA youth mentors must be 12 years or older and enrolled in the swine project area. Applications for all youth and more information on the program are available on the fair website, or by contacting the Clinton County Fair office at or 563-659-1624. All applications are due to the fair office by June 15th. Number of participants will be limited. All applicants will be contacted regarding participating teams after July 1st.

Bacon Buddies Youth Mentor Application Form

Clover Kids Fair Activities

Fair Activity Guide

2023 Clover Kids Fair Guide

Clover Kids Pet

Clover Kids Pet Report Form

CK Pet Form_PDF (28.52 KB)



February 1 at 11:59 pm - 

Market Beef identification in 4hOnline

Before May 15 at 11:59 pm -

A - Animal Identification in 4hOnline

  • Extended Office Hours - 5-7 pm on May 11

B - YQCA Certification for Livestock Exhibitors

2023 YQCA Flyer

YQCA Website: 

C - More May 15 Deadline Items

Check out additional May 15 deadline items on our homepage. 

Before July 1 - Enter Classes in FairEntry:

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you forgot your 4hOnline password, DO NOT reset it through Fair Entry. Visit and reset your password. THEN go back to FairEntry to log in. 

  • Login through FairEntry 
      • 4-H members, login using your 4hOnline login information.
      • FFA members, refer to this flow chart. YOU are responsible for entering your own entries.
      • Clover Kids, not required but highly encouraged, use 4hOnline login information. 
      • Need help? Email or call 563-659-5125.
    • Clinton County FairEntry website
    • Help from FairEntry staff
    • Help from Clinton County 4-H staff
      • Video from "FairEntry 101" Zoom meeting with Amanda (skip to 6:07)
      • Reference the Fair Book to enter the correct classes. 

    2023 Clinton 4-H/FFA Fair Book

    Each 4hOnline enrolled family will receive one printed copy of the fair book. *If you want to print another copy, print double-sided, flipping on the short edge. It is 22 pages.  

    2023 Complete 4-H/FFA Fair Book - posted 3/16/23

    Clover Kids Fair Book Section - posted 3/16/23


    Looking for adult/open class rules? Head over to the Clinton County Fair website. You'll find tractor pull, open carcass show rules, fair queen contest rules, flower show contest and more. 


    Fair Book Updates

    Summary of Changes Document - Summary of changes from 2022 to 2023.

    Fair Book Rule Change Request Form - Due annually by Sept 1 (email, mailed, or dropped off)

    Fair Schedule

    Complete Clinton County Fair Schedule - updated by the Fair Board.

    4-H/FFA Fair Schedule - posted 3/16/23

    2023 Clinton County 4-H/FFA Club Show


    NOTE: For optimal performance, all public results are cached on a 15-minute interval. This means new results may take up to 15 minutes to be visible on the public results screen. Results are unofficial. Please email with questions. 

    Schedule for County Fair

    Stalling Assignments (will be linked when available)

      Livestock Show Programs (will be linked when available) 

      NOTE: We WILL still be printing paper copies of the programs. They are available first-come, first-serve. Check the announcer stand or bleachers during the show. 

      Non-Livestock Show Programs 

      • Clothing and Fashion Event - Thursday, July 6
      • Communications Event - Tuesday, July 11
      • Conference Judging Day - Friday, July 14 

      4-H at the Iowa State Fair

      Fair Admission - 2023

      First Central State Bank sponsors the 4-H/FFA member admission wristbands to the Clinton County Fair. THANK YOU!!! The wristbands will be available for pick up from the Fair Board at Conference Judging Day on 7/14 or at Headquarters on 7/19. 

      Member Link Archive

      4hOnline enrolled members receive a weekly email on Wednesdays May-August. 

      CyBox Folder with Member Link emails