County Fair

General Fair Information

Lyon County Fair Book
Lyon County 4-H Shirts
Lyon County 4-H Shirts

Lyon County 4-H members are required to wear a current Lyon 4-H white or gray shirt to exhibit static or livestock.  FFA members to wear an current year's FFA to exhibit.  4-H shirt order open until May 15.  The Extension office keeps shirts on hand but cannot guarantee size and color if not pre-ordered. 

Shirt Order Website: Due May 15

4-H and FFA Animal Identification

Lyon County FFA and 4-H members follow all the same rules for the Lyon County Fair. For all information; see the  Lyon County Fair Book  or click on the specie department for specific documents.

The only exception is FFA members submit paper Animal/Pet/Livestock Identification Forms to the Extension Office; 4-H members submit in 4HONLINE.       

4-H Animal/Livestock Identification - Due May 15 in 4HONLINE


  • Due to the ISU Extension and Outreach Lyon County Office by 3:00 p.m. on May 15
Lyon County Fair Entry
  • 4-H/FFA Livestock/Animals/Pets - Due June 25
  • 4-H Clothing/Communication/Static/Horticulture - Due June 25

Lyon County Fair Entry

Fair Livestock Show Programs
  • Pets
  • Poultry
  • Bottle Bucket Calf
  • Rabbit
  • Horse
  • Dairy Cattle
  • Dairy Goat
  • Sheep
  • Meat Goat
  • Beef - Penned
  • Beef - Lead
  • Swine
Fair Results

Clothing, Communication, Static and Live Horticulture Exhibits

Clothing Event

Lyon County Clothing Event Entries - Due June 25 on FairEntry

Clothing Event Report Forms for Lyon County

  • Fashion Revue/Clothing Selection/$20 Challenge/Innovative Design:   Word Doc   | PDF  | Google Doc

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Lyon County Communication Event Entries - Due June 25 on FairEntry

Communication Event Report Forms for Lyon County

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Iowa State Fair

Static & Live Horticulture Exhibits

Lyon County Static and Live Horticulture Exhibit Entries - Strongly encouraged to have entered on FairEntry by July 10. 

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Animal, Livestock & Pets


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Beef Forms

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Bottle Bucket Calf

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Bucket Calf is for 4-Hers in 4th, 5th and 6th grades.

  • See BUCKET CALF WORKBOOK below... Start record keeping on your calf once it’s been born or purchased. 
  • Complete Bucket Calf Rules listed in the current Lyon County Fair Book. A paper copy of the Fair Book is mailed to families.
    • Calves must be born between February 1 to May 15.
    • You must purchase a 4-H ear tag from the ISU Extension and Outreach Lyon County office in Rock Rapids for your calf, $3.00 each.
    • The calves must be ear tagged & identified by May 15 in 4HOnline.

Bottle/Bucket Calf Booklet (pdf)

Bottle/Bucket Calf Booklet (fillable pdf)

Dairy Cattle

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Helpful Tools and Websites - Dairy Goats

Helpful Tools and Websites - Meat Goats


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2024 Horse Workshops Flyer

Iowa 4-H Horse Lease Agreement
Iowa 4-H Rules and Regulations for Equine Shows
Iowa 4-H Requirements for Horse Helments

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Lyon County Pet Booklet - fillable pdf

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 - Due Monday of Fair after 1 p.m.

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Rabbit Showmanship Score Sheet
Rabbit Showmanship/Grooming/Tattooing Help Videos

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Sheep Pen of Three Booklet - PDF - Due Monday of Fair after 1 p.m.
Sheep Pen of Three Booklet - Fillable PDF

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Swine Animal Care & Management Disclosure - Drug Affidavit
Premise ID Information - Required for all swine.
Ear Notch Help Sheet
Swine Check In Card

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