County Fair

Fair Resources

Johnson County 4-H/ FFA Fair Non-Livestock Judging Volunteer Sign-Up 
Please review the different volunteering opportunities that we have to help on Friday, July 22nd.
May 15, 2022 DEADLINE - 4-H Online Animal Project Nominations (See dropdown "Animal ID Requirements" for tools and information)
Fair Entry - Entry period June 1- July 1 - REQUIRED FOR ALL 4-H MEMBERS
July 1st @ 11:59 PM: Animal, Clothing Event & Communications class entry deadline
July 15th @ 11:59 PM: Static exhibit class entry deadline 

FairEntry Instructions/Help Sheet


Clover Kid Livestock Pre-Registration - For Clover Kids (K-3) to sign up in advance for the pet, sheep, and/or bucket bottle shows at the fair. Pre-registration is not required but encouraged so we can plan accordingly.  Youth must be enrolled and approved Johnson County Clover Kids.

2022 Johnson County Fair Book

2022 Johnson County Fair Schedule

2022 Animal Check-In Traffic Flow Map

2022 Static Judging Map

2022 Beef Stall Assignment Map

2022 County Fair Results

2022 County Fair Awards Program with Special Awards Results

    Fair Project Areas

    Static Exhibit

    Refer to the 2022 Fairbook for all Static Exhibit (Non-Animal Exhibit) Rules


    REQUIRED, 4th-6th must complete a written goal statement per exhibit and be able to talk about their exhibit. Write-ups are encouraged.


    REQUIRED, 7th-12th must complete a written exhibit form/write-up per exhibit.

    Simple Write-up Form (Word or PDF)
    Extended Write-up Form (Word or PDF)
    Site your source in your project write up Pinterest to Source in 3 Easy Steps
    Tip: Include pictures in your write up to demonstrate to the judge the steps you took to achieve your goals.
    Tips on exhibiting in each department and/or class at the fair.
    4-H Evaluating Exhibits Handbook
    Project Tip Sheets (Judging Criteria)
    Use of Copyright and Trademark Material 
    nstructions on obtaining permission to use copyright materials and Sample Letter (WordPDF)

    Writeup Blog & Video from AnswerLine & Iowa 4-H
    Exhibitor Letter 
    Traffic Flow Map - Exhibit Drop Off 
    Judging Schedule 
    Project Area or Exhibit? 
    Iowa State Fair 4-H Handbook

    Animal ID Requirements

    Animal ID Letter 2022
    Iowa 4-H Livestock Show Requirements, 4-H 202 2023
    Animal ID Quick Reference Guide and Checklist 2023
    4honline Livestock Help Sheet 2022

    FFA Livestock ID Forms
    FFA Member Enrollment Form 2022

    Note: These forms are for FFA exhibitors only - 4-H families ID using 4-H Online.

    Market Beef   Sheep   Meat Goat   Swine  Breeding Beef ID Form 
    Dairy and Dairy Goat ID Form  Dog ID Form   Horse ID Form  Rabbit ID Form  
    Bucket Bottle   Pet   Poultry   


    Advanced Feeder Pen 2022 Cover Letter & Excel Worksheet
    Beef Stalling Map

    Beef Weigh-In Flyer

    Bucket Bottle Calf

    Bucket Bottle Calf Project Packet 2022 (PDF Packet)

    Bucket Bottle Calf Project Packet 2022 (Word)
    Bucket Bottle FAQ 2022

    Interview Schedule
    Interview Sign-Up

    Clothing: Awardrobe Event ($15 Challenge, Fashion Revue, Clothing Selection)

    Clothing Event Report Form *note: typed text entered in form must fit in the allotted space.
    2022 Schedule

    Communications (Educational Presentations, Working Exhibits, Share-The-Fun, Extemporaneous Speaking, Posters)


    Educational Presentation Schedule 2022

    Working Exhibit Schedule 2022

    Dog Project 

    General 2022 Dog Project Schedules
    Parts of the Dog - Handout 2022
    Showmanship Tips 2022
    Dog Project Expectations 2022
    Dog State Fair Classes and Requirements 2022
    Click Below for detailed Handler's schedules:
                  April - 2022 New Handler Classes
                  May - 2022
                  June - 2022
                  July - 2022

    Dog County Fair - Fairbook section 2022
    Judges Sheets for Dog Show

    Food & Nutrition

    4-H Food Exhibits

    READ THIS before selecting food project Foods for Iowa 4-H Fairs - Quick Reference Guide   Spanish: Questions about a food exhibit for the fair? call AnswerLine (1-800-262-3804) or email well in advance of the fair judging day. Tip: Include what you learned from AnswerLline staff in your Exhibit Write-Up form by including staff name, date of communication, and advice you learned. Preserved Food 4-H Exhibit Label

    Pet Project

    Pet Project Update Letter 

    Small Pet Judging Criteria 2022


    Exhibitor Forms

    Clover Kid Pets 2022 (Word Document)

    4-H/FFA Pets 2022 (Word Document)


    Photography/Digital Photography Exhibit Form

    Mounting, Rule of thirds Instructions

    Iowa 4-H Camera Corps


    Poultry Project Information for Fair 2023

    Production Poultry Order Form 2023

    Exhibitor's Breed Poster

    Senior Recognition

    2022 Senior Recognition Form - May 15th deadline

    Supreme Showmanship

    Supreme Showmanship Guide


    Single Source Swine Order 

    Visual Arts

    Use of Copyright and Trademark Material 
    nstructions on obtaining permission to use copyright materials and Sample Letter (WordPDF)

    Pinterest to Source in 3 Easy Steps

    Elements and Principles of Design  *Exhibit write-ups should include the youth’s application of the Elements and Principles of Design if appropriate for the exhibit.  Color Wheel

    Additional Opportunities

    Additional Opportunities: 2022 Fairbook Rules

    Awards Program
    Ag Olympics
    Poptab Challenge
    Bucket of Flowers
    Scarecrow Contest
    Senior Recognition
    State Fair Exhibits
    Club Community Service Challenge

    Thank You to our Sponsors!
    2022 Johnson County Fair Sponsors
    American Mutual Insurance Association In Memory of Bob Braverman, honoring Friendly Farm Randleman Family

    Amy LaGrange, Farm Bureau Financial Services

    In Memory of Maynard Hebl, by Scott & Nancy Hebl Rebecca Haugland
    Andy & Heidi Tomas In Memory of Paul Neuzil Rek-Rah Ranch
    Austin Maier Memorial Iowa City Boers Relion Insurance Solutions
    Big Country Seeds Inc., Tiffin Iowa City Dog Obedience Club Riverside Grain & Feed Company, Inc.
    Bill & Amie Rockafellow Family Iowa City Genealogical Society Rob-Ell Simmental
    Bowersox Memorial Scholarship Janet Dane Driscoll Rockafellow Family
    Brett & Lisa Haugland Jean & Darrel Brothersen Ruth Pate Memorial Scholarship
    Buline Family Farms - Bob, Jay, & Dillon Buline Jean Donohue Sabra & Brian Fleck
    Burns Angus, Pat & Joe Burns Jeff & Bill Englert Sandhill Cattle
    Burr Farms Inc., Lone Tree, Maine-Shorthorn Cattle John Clausen Memorial Schlapkohl Vet Services, PC
    Carol & Mark Greve Johnson County 4-H Schnoebelen Simmentals
    Central Iowa KFC, Inc. Johnson County Cattlemen Scott & Nancy Ritter
    Central State Bank Johnson County Dairy Promotion Sexton Cattle
    Cole Family Shorthorns Johnson County Farm Bureau Sharp Shooters
    Creekside Acres Johnson County Master Gardeners Show Stopper Equipment by Vittetoe
    Custom Builders of Tipton Johnson County Pork Council Simmons Perrine Moyer Bergman PLC
    Dan Schneider Family Johnson County Songbird Project Sladek Farms
    Dianna Colgan Designs Just Dogs Playcare Solon State Bank
    Double "G" Angus Farms, George & Steve Swenka Keith & Linda Troyer Steve's Farm Supply
    DR Nitrogen Services, LLC Koppenhafer Veterinary Service, Chance Koppenhafer Stumpf Farms
    Eldon C. Stutsman, Inc. Lackender, Inc. Stutsman Club Lambs
    F.J. Krob & Company Elevator Larry Netolicky Family Sue & Curt Moore
    Farm Credit Services of American Lindemann Family Swartzee Supply Co.
    Farm Financial Strategies, Inc. Lucky Star Farm Thad & Suzy Barker and Family
    Farmers & Merchants Savings Bank, Iowa City/Lone Tree M & E Club Lambs The Hobby Corner
    First Trust & Savings Bank Maier Farm & Stables, LLC The Kaska Family
    Fisher Auction Service Marge McArtor The Nick Greiner Family
    Four Seasons Garden Club Miller's Milk Mooover, Inc. The Parrish Family
    G & K Farm Monroe Hustlers Clover Kids Theisen's Home Farm & Auto
    G & R Masonry North Liberty Optimist Club TopAg Services
    George Reeve Memorial Octagon Barn Questers Troyer Cattle Company
    Golden Rule/Golden Stars Old Capitol Quilters Wendy Fountain, Sellers & Seekers Real Estate Co.
    Graham Champions Pet Health Center of Solon West Branch Animal Clinic
    GreenState Credit Union Pet Health Center of Tiffin Ziskovsky Family Farms
    Harry's Custom Trophies Petland
    Hemingway Land Ltd. Plum Creek Trucking
    Hills Bank Rachel & Kenton Reece
    Howie Pewitt & Kasey Jurgensen Rachel Sweeney




    For Club Leaders Only - Entry Forms for Non-Animal Divisions

    Fair Recognitions & Results

    Johnson County Fair Photos can be found on the 4-H Facebook page

    2021 Recognition and Results
    2020 Recognition & Results