County Fair

Prepare for Fair!

2024 Lee County Fair: July 10-14

2024 Iowa State Fair: August 8-18

 

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 2- Beef Weigh-In
  • February 1- Market Beef 4-H Online Verification Deadline
  • March 16- Swine Weigh-in and Competitive Swine Pick-Up
  • February through June - Dog Classes Begin
  • April 02- Sheep/Meat Goat Weigh In
  • May 15 - Deadline to ID all livestock in 4-H Online
  • May 16 - FairEntry Opens
  • June 1- Deadline for State Fair Market Broiler entry
  • June 1- Communications/Fashion FairEntry Deadline
  • June 12 - 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
  • June 21 - Bucket Bottle Calf and Competitive Swine Record Books Due
  • July 1 - State Fair FairEntry Deadline
  • July 1 - Poultry and Rabbit State Fair 4-H Online ID Deadline
  • July 6 - Art Hall and Static Judging
  • July 8 - 9 am Bucket Bottle Calf Interviews
  • July 8 - 1 pm Competitive Swine Interviews
  • July 9-14 Lee County Fair
  • July 15 Livestock Auction
  • August 8-18- Iowa State Fair