Johnson County Fair

Check back regularly for updated materials, schedules, and information regarding the 2020 Johnson County 4-H & FFA Fair. Items labeled with "2020" have been updated for this year.

Johnson County 4-H & FFA Fair Information


Fair Entry - Registration for Specific Classes DEADLINE JULY 1, 2021 11:59PM - Coming Soon.


Static Exhibit Information

Simple Writeup Form (Word or PDF)
Extended Writeup Form (Word or PDF)
Sample Write Up
Writeup Blog & Video from AnswerLine & Iowa 4-H
How to Attach Your Entry Tag
Exhibitor Letter 2020
Traffic Flow Map - Exhibit Drop Off 2020
Club Drop Off & Pickup Schedule 2020
Project Area or Exhibit? 
Iowa State Fair 4-H Handbook
4-H Evaluating Exhibits Handbook
Project Tip Sheets (Judging Criteria)
Animal ID Requirements
Iowa 4-H Livestock Show Requirements, 4-H 202
Animal ID Letter 2020
May 15th ID Checklist 2020
Animal ID Quick Reference Guide 2021

Fair Entry Information Fair 2021 Information - Entry period June 1- July 1

4-H Member Help Sheet 2021 Coming Soon.
Fair Entry Registration 2021 Coming Soon.

FFA Livestock ID Forms

FFA use only 2021 County Fair


January Beef Weigh-In FAQ 2020
Winter Beef Weigh-in Dates 2020
Advanced Feeder Pen 2021 Cover Letter & Excel Worksheet
Beef Stalling Map

Bucket Bottle Calf

Bucket Bottle Calf Project Packet 2020 (PDF Packet)
Bucket Bottle FAQ 2019
Interview Schedule 2019

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.
Exhibitor Letter 2020
Traffic Flow Map - Exhibit Drop Off 2020
Club Drop Off & Pickup Schedule 2020

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


Dog Project

Showmanship Questions
Main Vaccinations
Parts of the Dog - Handout
Showmanship Tips
Judges Sheets for Dog Show
Click Here for General 2021 Dog Project Schedules and Information
Dog Project Classes
Click Below for detailed Handler's schedules:
              April - 2021 New Handler Classes
              May - 2021
              June - 2021
              July - 2021

Food & Nutrition

4-H Food Exhibits
If families have specific questions about a food exhibit their 4-Her would like to take to the fair, please contact AnswerLine (1-800-262-3804 or well in advance of the fair judging day. Helpful food preservation publication:
Foods for Iowa 4-H Fairs - Quick Reference Guide         
Preserved Food 4-H Exhibit Label

Pet Project

Pet Project Update Letter 2019
Small Pet Judging Criteria 2021

Exibitor Forms



Poultry Order 2021

Senior Recognition

2021 Senior Recognition Form - May 15th deadline


Single Source Swine Order 2021 - deadline has passed

Visual Arts

Johnson County Fair Queen 2021 - Deadline to apply May 15th

Letter to Applicants


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

County 4-H News

4-H Fuels Wellness
December 15, 2020

Iowa 4-H continues to make the safety, health, and wellness of youth and families a priority.  They have compiled a list of resources and links helpful in working with youth and teens teaching mindfulness and mental health. 

December 11, 2020

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and Farm Foundation Announce Wellness Resources for Johnson County Farm Families

August 4, 2020

Fifty Iowa 4-H members have been awarded 2020 state 4-H project area awards following the statewide recognition process, which was held virtually this year.

July 16, 2020

Help us Congratulate Tim Smith our 2020 Johnson County 4-H Hall of Fame Recipient

April 8, 2020

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will be offering seven online “Question. Persuade. Refer.” programs. 

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