County Fair



  • YQCA certification is required for 4th graders on up showing cattle, bunnies, birds, swine, sheep and goats.
    • A new account will need to be created this year.
    • Coupons for Winnebago County 4-H members will be available from your 4-H Club Leaders after June 1.
    • Certification is due July 1st.
    • Please send a copy of your certification to the extension office before July 1.
      • Email can be sent to
      • Drop off a copy during business hours at the Winnebago County Extension Office in Thompson M-Th 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
      • Mail to: ISU Extension and Outreach Winnebago County 183 1st Avenue E Thompson, Iowa 50478 

Animal Exhibits - Livestock ID & Exhibit Guidelines - 4-H 202 

Open Show Forms 

2023 Health Requirements 

Livestock Identification

4-H Exhibitors: 

Animal ID Forms: 

Links to other fair resources

Static judging day has change!

Static judging will take place on Wednesday, July 12th from 4:00 to 7:00pm. ALL exhibits must be checked in by 6:30pm.

Horticulture judging will continue to take place Thursday, July 13th. Check in time is from 9:00 to 10:30am. Judging will start at 10:30am.

Ribbon Auction: All 4-H and FFA livestock exhibitors may sell one (1) ribbon per exhibitor per species, including horses. The ribbon can be your best ribbon for each species you show and can be a breeding or market animal ribbon.

Dairy Goat Class: See page 55 in the 2023 Winnebago County Fair Book for all rules, check-in and show times, class, and premiums.

Along with the Foods for Iowa 4-H Fairs – Quick Reference Guide (2023), our colleagues at AnswerLine recently shared the blog post “Safe Frosting for Iowa 4-H Fairs”. Staff are encouraged to share this blog widely with 4-H members and families, as well as have printed copies available for Food and Nutrition judges at county fair.