Prepare for Fair!

2021 Lee County Fair: July 7-11

2021 Iowa State Fair: August 12-22


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!

Quick Links: 

4-H Online 2.0 Button Button   YQCA Button

Important Forms: 




Important Dates:

  • September 1- New 4-H Year
  • December 5- Beef Weigh-In
  • February 1- Market Beef 4-H Online Verification Deadline
  • March 14- Swine Weigh-in and Competitive Swine Pick-Up
  • February through June - Dog Classes Begin
  • April 24- 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 16 - Communications and Clothing Event Judging
  • June 17 - 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 17, 2020
  • July 3 - Art Hall Judging
  • July 7-11 Lee County Fair
  • July 12 Livestock Auction
  • August 12-22- Iowa State Fair


                    Clothing Selection                                                      


  • Clothing Event Judge's Evaluations
                   Fashion Revue
                   $15 Challenge


Filling Out a Goal Sheet:

We've created a video to help you prepare your best goal sheet possible for your art hall exhibit! Click play below!



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