County Fair

Story County Youth Fair


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

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


Animal/Livestock Exhibits

Clover Kids can exhibit the following animals*:

  • Dog
  • Pets
  • Poultry
  • Bottle Lamb
  • Bottle Calf
  • Bottle Goat
  • Rabbit
  • Rabbit Hopping

*Fair Entry Required for all Exhibits* 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

3rd Grade Clover Kids Goal Sheet (Bring to Static Judging Day with Each Exhibit)

*Fair Entry Required for all Static Exhibits* For rules and more information see the FairBook

Fair Activities

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

  • Clover Kids Show & Tell (Fair Entry Required)
  • Great Gardeners Fest (Fair Entry Required)
  • Livestock Costume Contest
  • Model Horse Show (Fair Entry Required)
  • Clover Kid Share the Fun (Fair Entry Required)

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


New in 2024: Working Exhibits & Share the Fun Entries must make an Entry using Fair Entry. No paper forms will be accepted.

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