County Fair

Palo Alto County Fair

Fair Forms

4-H Poster Communication Exhibit Report Form

Photography Exhibit Label

Editable Senior Clothing Event Report Form

Int. & Jr. Clothing Event Report Form

General Exhibit Information Form - Goal Card

Static Exhibit Resources

4-H Project List and Resources

All Project Hot Sheets (Need ideas? Check this out!)

Static Exhibit Tip Sheets

Food & Nutrition Fair Food Guide

Safe Frosting for Iowa 4-H Fairs

Design: Exploring Elements and Principles

Harvesting and Preparing Vegetables for Exhibit

Preparing Cut Flowers and Houseplants for Exhibit

Harvesting and Preparing Herbs for Exhibit

Static Exhibitor Prep Sheet 2024

Food Challenge Class Rules & Recipe

4HOnline & FairEntry


Animal ID Family Helpsheet

Palo Alto County FairEntry Help Sheet


New Livestock Exhibitor Help Sheep - Fair Tips


YQCA (Youth for the Quality Care of Animals) is an online certification that 4-H/FFA members can complete at their convenience but MUST be done no later than June 1st in order to exhibit animals at the fair.  Certification is required for 4-H/FFA members who show: beef (market, feeder pens, breeding, and bucket/bottle calf), sheep (market & breeding, and bottle lamb), meat goats (market & breeding, and bottle meat goat), swine (market & breeding), rabbits, or poultry.

This certification must be renewed each new 4-H year.  Cost is $12 per year.  Clover Kids do not need this certification. 

YQCA Website

YQCA Help Sheet

Drug Affidavits



Meat Goat



Palo Alto County Fair Schedule

Palo Alto County Fair Schedule

Palo Alto County 4-H/FFA Fair Book

2024 Palo Alto County 4-H/FFA Fair Book

Bucket/Bottle Animal Information

4-H Class Bucket/Bottle Calf Questionaire

4-H Class 1st and 2nd Year Bucket/Bottle Calf Feed Summary

4-H Class Bottle Lamb/Meat Goat Questionaire

4-H Class Bottle Lamb/Meat Goat Feed Summary

2nd Year Bucket Calf Questionaire

Open Class Poster Guidelines - Bucket/Bottle Calf

Open Class Poster Guidelines - Bottle Lamb/Meat Goat 

Communication Exhibit Resources

Educational Presentations

Working Exhibits


Extemporaneous Speaking

Awardrobe Exhibit Resources

Awardrobe Event Info & Report Form

Dog Project/Practice Information

Dog Obedience/Agility practices will start Sunday, April 23rd and continue with weekly practices until fair.  Practices will be Sundays from 5:00-6:00 PM at the fairgrounds.  The cost to participate will again be $20 per member or $30 for two 4-Hers sharing a family dog.  Payment will be collected at the first meeting you attend - checks should be made out directly to Kathy Launderville.  If you are planning to show a dog at our fair, please contact the Extension Office (712-852-2865) and let me know no later than April 21st so I can keep you posted on all the details.

Other Reminders:

  • Again for 2023 - exhibitor and dog must attend 3 practices in order to show at the fair.
  • All dogs to be shown at the fair must be identified in 4HOnline by May 15th and then entered in FairEntry by July 1st.
  • All dogs must have a health certificate showing the dog has been vaccinated for rabies within the past 3 years and vaccinated for parvo virus.  Health certificate can be turned into the office or be uploaded into 4HOnline.

*For further dog and class requirements, please see the current Palo Alto County 4-H/FFA Fair Book.

Horse Project/Practice Information

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Julie Naig - County Youth Coordinator