County Fair

Prepare for Fair!

2023 Lee County Fair: July 5-9

2023 Iowa State Fair: August 10-20


Getting ready for fair means working with your animals, going to weigh-ins and trainings, planting your veggies, taking your photos, practicing your recipes, sewing up those curtains and sooooooooo much more!  Get the rules, put the deadlines on your calendar and check out the great new categories here!

Now is a great time to check out our Projects Page to get ideas and start preparing for this year!

Important Forms

Important Dates

  • September 1- New 4-H Year
  • December 3- Beef Weigh-In
  • February 1- Market Beef 4-H Online Verification Deadline
  • March 11- Swine Weigh-in and Competitive Swine Pick-Up
  • February through June - Dog Classes Begin
  • April 22- Sheep/Meat Goat Weigh In
  • May 15 - Deadline to ID all livestock in 4-H Online
  • June 1- Deadline for State Fair Market Broiler entry
  • June 1 - T-Shirt Orders Due
  • June 1- Communications/Fashion FairEntry Deadline
  • June 14 - Communications and Clothing Event Judging
  • June 15- All county entries must be made online this year. (Livestock AND Art Hall). Livestock entries are due no later than 4:30 P.M. on June 16, 2021
  • July 1 - Art Hall Judging
  • July 5-9 Lee County Fair
  • July 10 Livestock Auction
  • August 10-20- Iowa State Fair