County Fair

4-Hers and Families

Fairbook & Schedules: 

Register for Marion County Fair Events at:




Bottle Calf & Bottle Lamb/Goat Books 

Communication & Clothing Day: June 23rd Extension Office

  • Clothing Selection
    • 4-H’er will select and/or purchase an outfit based on a specific goal they have set for themselves. The judge will be looking at the outfit to see how well it meets its intended purpose, how well all the pieces go together, and how much the 4-H’er learned throughout the process.
      • Bring with you the day of judging 
  • Fashion Review
    • 4-H’er will model a garment or outfit they have constructed, hand-knitted, machine-sewn or crocheted during the current 4-H year. They will be judged on craftsmanship and knowledge level.
      • Bring with you the day of judging 
  • $20 Challenge
    • Outfit must be purchased at a garage sale, consignment store, or resale shop such as Goodwill or Salvation Army. Hand-me downs or clothing as gifts that were selected by the 4-H’er belong in Clothing Selection.
    • The cost of the outfit must be $20 or less, not including shoes, accessories or undergarments.
    • All receipts must be turned in with the Clothing Event Form.
      • Bring with you day of judging 
  • REPORT FORMS - REQUIRED for all Clothing Projects 
    • A report form must accompany each outfit brought to Event Day. These reports must be turned in at Check-In. Report forms are age specific. Forms can be found below:


Communication Challenges: June 23rd Extension Office

  • Educational Presentations*
    • Informative presentation or how to demonstration—Share what you have learned in a project area through a presentation such as “Fruit Pizza Creation,” “The Basics of Dog Washing,” “Head Ache Home Remedies” or “Practices to Project our Environment.”
  • Working Exhibits*
    • Hands on activity  engaging the audience to learn a new skill—Get the audience to participate in your particular activity such as Making Corsages, Make a Calf Halter, or Cleaning Pennies with Vinegar.
    • Report form required: 
      • If items requested, please let our office know before June 21st. 
  • Extemporaneous Speaking
    • Write a speech on the spot—You draw 3 4-H related topics and select one that you would like to prepare a speech about in 30 minutes. This is open to anyone at the county level but only Senior 4-H’ers may go on to the State Fair.
  • Share The Fun
    • Show off your talent—This is a showcase of 4-H’ers abilities whether it be singing, doing magic, playing an instrument or telling jokes.
      • If items requested, please let our office know before June 21
    • A report form must accompany all Educational Presentations and Working Exhibits. A stage set up form must be completed for all Share the Fun acts.  

Dyer-Hudson Exhibit Record Form
Photo Exhibit Record Form


 (due no later than June 1st)
Bio-Security and Fairs: What You Need to Know
For anyone wanting more clarification into how judging works for Static Exhibits, please visit the Iowa State 4-H website.  It contains a lot of great information that will allow you to prepare you exhibits for fair.

Important Dates

Marion County Horse Project's 4-H/FFA/Open Horse Show

June 25, 2023

Fair Dates: 

June 22nd- Clothing & Communications Day 

June 23rd Cooking Day 
July 13th- Dyer Hudson Judging 
July 14-20- Fair Dates 

Fair Deadlines 

May 15th- Deadline to ID livestock onto 4-H online. 
June 15th- Deadline to register for Cooking, Communication  and Clothing on Fairentry 
July 1st- Deadline to sign Livestock up on Fairentry into Classes
July 1st- YQCA is due 
July 11th- Deadline to register Dyer Hudson projects into Fairentry