Westfair

All entries will be made in Fair Entry.  The registration link will be open starting on May 16th to accept Westfair entries.  Check the 2024 Fairbook for exact deadline dates. 

4-H members should register in Fair Entry using their 4-H Online account credentials.  FFA members should create an account in Fair Entry and then choose their chapter from the list.

Westfair T-Shirts

All 4-H and FFA Westfair 2024 exhibitors will receive a Westfair t-shirt at no cost.  Make sure to order your t-shirt in Fair Entry by July 1.  If you are just showing static projects, please make sure to at least go into Fair Entry to enter at least one exhibit before July 1 to place your shirt order.  They will be ordered on July 2 to arrive in time for fair. 

If parents and/or leaders who would like a Westfair T-Shirt, please submit your order to the Extension Office by July 1.  Extra shirts are $15 each.  Checks can be made payable to ISU Extension. 

T-Shirts are provided to each exhibitor courtesy of the Apple Pie Auction.

Fair Information

Iowa State Fair Livestock and Horticulture Entries due by July 1.  

2024 Fairbook -  (West Pottawattamie 4-H Rules and Regulations)

Help Videos

Westfair Show Orders
  • Apple Pie Baking Contest Schedule, Thursday, July 18th, Underwood Middle School
  • Horse Show 
  • Working Exhibits, Thursday, July 25th - Westfair
  • Extemporaneous Speaking - Sunday, July 21st, UMBA Hall
  • Club Judging Schedule - Sunday, July 21st, UMBA Hall
  • Club Judging Schedule - Wednesday, July 24th, Commercial Building
  • Clothing Selection/Fashion Revue/$20 Challenge - Sunday, July 21st, UMBA Hall
  • Cat Show - Sunday, July 21st, UMBA Hall
  • Small Pet Show - Sunday, July 21st, UMBA Hall
  • Educational Presentations - Monday, July 22nd - Council Bluffs Library
  • Table Setting - Monday, July 22nd - Council Bluffs Library 
  • Dairy and Goat Show - Thursday, July 25th, Westfair
  • Sheep Show - Thursday, July 25th, Westfair
  • Poultry Show - Thursday, July 25th, Westfair
  • Swine Show - Friday, July 26th, Westfair
  • Rabbit Show - Friday, July 26th, Westfair
  • Breeding Heifer Show, Friday, July 26th, Westfair
  • Market Beef Show - Saturday, July 27th, Westfair
  • Dog Show - Saturday, July 27th, Westfair
  • Clover Kid (K-3rd grade) Pet Show - Sunday, July 28th, Westfair
  • Cow-Calf, Feeder Calf, Bucket Calf Show - Sunday, July 28th, Westfair
  • Share the Fun and Style Show - Sunday, July 28th, Westfair
Horse Show Patterns
  • 2024 Westfair Horse Show Patterns
Exhibitor Help Information

 

Westfair Entry Information

Communications

Educational Presentationss & Extemporaneous Speaking

Entries due in Fair Entry by July 1- The Educational Presentation contest will be held on Monday, July 22nd at the Council Bluffs Library.  Participants may leave after they give their presentation (see schedule).  Educational Presentation awards will be presented on Thursday, July 25th at 5:30 p.m. in the Commercial Building. The Extemporaneous Speaking Contest will be Sunday, July 21st at UMBA Hall in Underwood.  Awards will be presented on Thursday, July 25th at 5:30 p.m. in the Commercial Building.

  • Educational Presentation Schedule 
  • Extemporaneous Speaking Contest Schedule
  • Extemporaneous Speaking Contest Letter to Participants

Working Exhibits

Entries due in Fair Entry by July 1.  The Working Exhibits will be judged on Thursday, July 25th at Westfair (see schedule).  Working Exhibit awards will be presented on Thursday, July 25th at 5:30 p.m. in the Commercial Building.

  • Working Exhibit Letter to Participants

Share the Fun

Due in Fair Entry by July 1.  The contest will take place on Sunday, July 28th at 2:00 p.m. in conjunction with the 4-H Style Show in the Commercial Building.  

  • Share the Fun Schedule

*Note - if you are doing a communication event with a partner or a team, each individual of the team must register in Fair Entry to receive premium money.


Poster Communications

Due July 20th before 11:59 p.m. in Fair Entry (judged on static exhibit entry day). 

Poster Communication Label - pdf version - word version.  Poster Communication Rules.  Attach the report to your poster and bring with your static exhibits on Wednesday, July 24 directly to the state fair booth. Special Poster Communication rules can be found in the fairbook (under the Personal Development section).   

Table Setting Contest
  • Table Setting Contest - Entry due by July 1st before 11:59 p.m. in Fair Entry   
  • Table Setting Report Form - fillable pdf - word doc (use the free Adobe Acrobat Reader to edit and save pdf)
  • Table Setting will be judged on Monday, July 22nd at the Council Bluffs Library.  Winners will be selected in each category (Junior Formal, Junior Casual, Intermediate Formal, Intermediate Casual, Senior Formal, Senior Casual). 
  • A regional contest (featuring the top Junior Formal, Junior Casual, Intermediate Formal, Intermediate Casual, Senior Formal and Senior Casual) will be held in August.
  • Table setting helpful information
  • Table setting letter to participants
  • Table setting Judge's list with participants
Clothing Selection/Fashion Revue/$20 Challenge
Apple Pie Contest
  • Apple Pie Contest - Entry due by July 1st at 11:59 p.m. in Fair Entry
  • The Apple Pie Contest will take place on Thursday, July 18th at Underwood Middle School.
  • Apple Pie Letter to Contestants - includes supply list
  • 2024 Apple Pie Baking Schedule

*If you are making an apple pie with a partner, each partner must register in Fair Entry to receive premium points. 

Livestock and Animal Entry Forms
Market Animal Disclosure Statements

(due when you unload your animals at the fairgrounds)

Camping Forms

Camping forms should be mailed to (by July 10):

Ben Ausdemore

26165 340th St
Minden, IA 51553-4077

West Pottawattamie Scholarships

***Scholarship interviews (for competitive scholarship only) will be held on Wednesday, July 17th beginning at 5:00 p.m.  Sign up below for your interview time!


Sign up here for your Competitive Scholarship Interview!

 

Other Exhibitor Information/Static Exhibit Information
Thrifty Meal Challenge Poster Contest
  • Thrifty Meal Challenge Poster Label (worksheet) - word - pdf (attach to the back of your Meal Challenge Poster)
  • Thrifty Meal Challenge Posters are judged with Food & Nutrition on Sunday, July 21st at UMBA Hall.  See the club schedule for details.
  • Deadline to enter Thrifty Meal Challenge is July 20th in Fair Entry.
Bucket of Junk
  • The Bucket of Junk is a county "for fun" contest where members receive a bucket of scrap metal and turn it into a creation.
  • Participants can work individually, with a partner, or on a team.  
  • 75% of the contents of the bucket must be used.
  • Buckets judged on creativity and construction.  Prizes will be awarded.  
  • Buckets should be brought to the Commercial Building on the first Wednesday of fair (check 4-H Focus for details).
  • Members must sign up via jot form by May 15.  Buckets will be assigned by first part of June.