Montgomery County Fair

Due to the current situation with COVID-19, all fair scheduling is subject to change.  Thank you for your patience as we work through this unprecedented time!

Trying to find information about 4-H and FFA livestock shows, static exhibits and events happening at the 2020 Montgomery County Fair? Look no further! Everything you need will be found here. 
Click here for Fair Entry - log in with your 4-hOnline credentials or FFA account - see instructions below!
Are you struggling to enter your Livestock, Communication and Clothing Event and Static Projects via Fair Entry? We have helpsheets for all exhibitors! 
4-H Fair Entry Help
FFA Fair Entry Help

Livestock Exhibitors 

In 2020, June 1st is the livestock and animal identification deadline. Most livestock must be identified or verified on the individual member's 4HOnline profile prior to 11:59 p.m. on June 1st. This deadline includes:

  • Market and Breeding Beef,
  • Dairy Cattle, 
  • Dairy and Breeding Goats, 
  • Dogs, 
  • Horses (Leased and Owned)
  • Meat Goats,
  • Sheep,
  • and Swine. 

Rabbits will need to be tattooed and identified on 4HOnline before June 15th.  Poutlry will need to be identified by June 15th. 
Have you appropriately weighed-in and identified your animal projects? Learn more about the online process here. 
Animal Care and Management Disclosure Statements are required for most livestock and animal projects. Find your project area below. 

Beef Horse Meat Goat Sheep Swine

The Iowa 4-H 202 is a great document that helps summarize regulations relating to showing 4-H livestock. 

Are you planning to exhibit livestock at the Iowa State Fair? Make sure you check out their website for rules, schedule and show requirements. Iowa State Fair 4-H Livestock. 

Static Exhibitors

FairEntry will open on June 1st and remain open until June 30th. More information will be sent to families closer to the entry date.  

Write-Up Tips

Many of the following write-up resources have changed in the last couple of years, please contact Celine at the Montgomery County Extension and Outreach office if you have any questions. 
Senior Awardrobe Clothing Event Report Form (9-12 Grades)
Junior/Intermediate Awardrobe Clothing Event Report Form (4-8 Grades) 

  • Download the form, save, then fill out. Save often as you work.

Table Setting - Everything I Need to Know. 
Food and Nutrition

Photography - There is a NEW Photography Exhibit Label. Find it here. 
Writing a Strong Goal - What is the Judge really looking for? 

Helpful Hints
  • Did you find your project using Pinterest? Use this resource to find and give credit to the original source of the idea. Pinterest to Original Source in 3 Easy Steps.
  • It's important to know copyright and trademark rules. Make sure you are obtaining permission when reproducing a copyrighted or trademarked logo or design. Learn more about that here. Use of Copyright
  • Do you have a passion for a specific project area, but you aren't sure what to do with it? Check out the Project Hot Sheets. 
  • Have you ever wondered what the judge is looking for? Find out on the Exhibit Tip Sheets. 
  • Are you preparing/creating a 4-H exhibit in visual arts, home improvement, clothing and sewing? Here is what you need to know about design elements and principles. 
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