County Fair

Story County Youth Fair


            The 2024 Story County Youth Fair is July 17-21!          

Fair 2024

Fair 2024 Schedule

2024 Exhibitor Letters

Clover Kid Letter

Static Exhibitor Letter

Livestock Exhibitor Letter

Animal/Livestock Exhibits

4-H 202 - Iowa 4-H Livestock Show Requirements

Advanced Feeder Lambs
Advanced Feeder Pen
Bottle Bucket Calf

The bottle bucket calf experience is available to Clover Kids in grades K-3 and 4-H members in grades 4-6. Here is the informational packet 4-H'ers in the Bottle-bucket calf project will need for their project and for the Story County Fair.

Dog Project
Small Pets & Cat

Clover Kids

3rd Grade Clover Kids Goal Sheet

Animal/Livestock Exhibits

Clover Kids can exhibit the following animals:

  • Dog
  • Pets
  • Poultry
  • Bottle Lamb
  • Bottle Calf
  • Bottle Goat
  • Rabbits

For rules and more information see the FairBook

Static Exhibits

Clover Kids may exhibit four Static Exhibits in any of the 4-H Project Areas!

Iowa 4-H Project Areas

Fair Activities

The following is a list of Fair Activities Clover kids are invited to participate in!

  • Clover Kids Show & Tell
  • Great Gardeners Fest
  • Livestock Costume Contest
  • Stuffed Animal Show
  • Model Horse Show

See the FairBook for more information


Fair Exhibit Entry & Process

4-Hers and Clover Kids must follow the following procedures to make a Fair Entry and Exhibit at the Story County Fair:

  1. Livestock/Animals (Sheep, Goats, Swine, Beef, ):  Must be Identified in 4-H 2.0 Online by May 15th
    1. Animal Identification Help
  2. All Exhibits (Animals, Static, Horticulture): Must make a Fair Entry by June 15th using the Fair Entry Website
    1. Fair Entry Help Sheet

Clothing and Communication Event

The clothing and communication event is held each year in March!  4-Hers and Clover Kids are invited to participate in this event.

2024 Event Information

The Clothing and Communication Event will be held March, 23rd at Harvest Vineyard Church in Ames. *Register by February 1st, late fees apply February 2-9*

Address: 320 S 17th St, Ames, IA 50010

Event begins at 9:00 AM with individual judging times for each exhibit followed by an Awards Presentation for all exhibitors and families around 4:00 PM. *You will receive a letter will your judging time(s) on it before the event with more details*

Full Event Information with Rules & Guidelines

Entry Forms
Additional Resources