County Fair

4-H Youth showing poultry at the fair

2024 Winneshiek County Fair

This website provides links and helpsheets to everything 4-H and FFA families may need to sign-up and prepare for the Winneshiek County Fair. Be sure to review this website to find the most up-to-date information. As you have questions, please email winneshiek4h@iastate.edu, and we will do our best to provide answers as we have them.

If you have questions about Fair Board and their events, please visit the Winneshiek County Fair website or email them at businessmanager@winneshiekcountyfair.org.

 

2024 Fairbook
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2024 Fairbook (1.27 MB)

 

Fairbook Changes

This document highlights the changes to the 2024 Fairbook. Please see "2024 Fairbook" above for the final edition.

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DECEMBER 1ST - 4-H MEMBER RE-ENROLLMENT

Families re-enroll and new members enroll in your 4-H club and projects using 4-H Online every year.

FEBRUARY 1ST - MARKET BEEF ID

Market Beef Identification must by submitted in 4HOnline.

FFA ID due via paper forms.

MAY 15TH - 4-H ONLINE 2.0

All Animal Identification (Breeding Beef, Dairy Cattle, Bucket Bottle Calves, Swine, Sheep, Goats, Horses, and Dogs) must be submitted in 4HOnline. FFA ID via paper forms. Rabbits, poultry, and pets do not require IDs by May 15th.

MAY 15TH - YQCA TRAINING

YQCA- In order for youth, grades 4-12, to be eligible to exhibit livestock, all exhibitors with the following project(s), must complete YQCA: dairy cattle, bucket bottle, goats, sheep, swine, beef, poultry, and rabbits. All 4-H/FFA exhibitors must abide by YQCA standards and practices while they have animals residing on the Fairgrounds.

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YQCA Training Website

JUNE 15TH - FAIRENTRY 

Static Entry and Livestock Entry deadline on FairEntry. In the event the 15th falls on a weekend, we will allow entries through the following business day.

JULY 1ST - STATE FAIR

Iowa State Fair 4-H livestock entries due on FairEntry

Iowa State Fair FairEntry 2024

 

Clothing, Foods, and Communications Day

Clothing

Clover Kid Goal Explanation Sheet 

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Junior/Intermediate County Clothing Event Report Form 

Senior Clothing Event Report Form https://iastate.app.box.com/v/webdoc4HP5091

Writing a Clothing Event Commentary https://store.extension.iastate.edu/Product/15838

Exploring the Elements and Principles in Clothing: https://store.extension.iastate.edu/product/262

Evaluating Runway Clothing Exhibits: https://store.extension.iastate.edu/Product/16197

Clothing Script Cards

Foods (Place Setting & Food/Beverage Items)

Winneshiek County 4-H Exhibit Goal Sheet 

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MyPlate: https://www.myplate.gov/

Communications

Copyright/Trademarked Material: https://www.extension.iastate.edu/4hfiles/statefair/SFDocuments/SF1UseofCopyrightVI010401.pdf

Important Dates

Clothing, Foods, and Communications entries open in FairEntry: May 15th - June 6th 

2024 Clothing, Foods, and Communications Day: Wednesday, June 19th at the Decorah Lutheran Church 

 

Need a Form Printed?

Paper copies of any Fair forms are available at the Winneshiek County Extension Office!  Feel free to stop in and grab a copy to complete your exhibits.  Goal sheets can be typed and printed or handwritten.

 

  

STATIC

Schedule

 

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static judging day schedule
Forms / Write-Ups / Paperwork

Clover Kid Report Form 

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Winneshiek County 4-H Exhibit Goal Sheet 

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Photography Exhibit Label:

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Poster Communication Report Form 

Preserved Food Label

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Honey Label 

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Helpful Links

Food

Copyright

Design

Horticulture

Misc.

Important Dates

Static Day entries open in FairEntry: June 1st - June 15th In the event the 15th falls on a weekend, we will allow entries through the following business day.

2024 Static Judging Day: Tuesday, July 2th at the Winneshiek County Fairgrounds in the Community Building

 

Livestock

Forms / Helpful Resources / Links
Drug Affidavits

Beef - https://iastate.box.com/s/0d1ud4dasahyf8aic0gnucfw7oe44szx

Horse https://www.extension.iastate.edu/4h/files/page/files/horseaffidavit2018.pdf

Meat Goat https://www.extension.iastate.edu/4hfiles/agriculture/MeatGoatAffidavit2019.pdf

Sheep https://www.extension.iastate.edu/4hfiles/agriculture/SheepAffidavit2019.pdf Swine https://iastate.box.com/s/hs2lhs8rhtdteu7ogmv1605f4mtltcqs

Project Area Resources

Beef - https://store.extension.iastate.edu/product/15267

Dairy Cattle - https://store.extension.iastate.edu/product/15269

Dairy Goat - https://store.extension.iastate.edu/product/15270
Dogs - https://store.extension.iastate.edu/product/15271 
Horse & Pony - https://store.extension.iastate.edu/product/15272
Meat Goat - https://store.extension.iastate.edu/product/15273

Pets - https://store.extension.iastate.edu/product/15301
Poultry - https://store.extension.iastate.edu/product/15274
Rabbit - https://store.extension.iastate.edu/product/15275
Sheep - https://store.extension.iastate.edu/product/15276

Swine - https://store.extension.iastate.edu/product/15277

Important Dates

Feb. 1 - Market Beef ID's Due in 4HOnline

March 15 - Winneshiek County Market Broiler Registration Due

May 15 - All Animal Identification (Breeding Beef, Dairy Cattle, Bucket Bottle Calves, Swine, Sheep, Goats, Horses and Dogs) must be submitted in 4HOnline. FFA ID via paper forms.  Rabbits, Poultry, and Pets do not require IDs by May 15th.

  • FFA Members: complete paper ID forms and submit to the Winneshiek County Extension Office by May 15

May 15 - YQCA Certification Due

June 1 to June 15 - Livestock entries open in FairEntry. In the event the 15th falls on a weekend, entries will be allow through the following business day.

July 1 - Iowa State Fair 4-H Livestock Entries due in FairEntry

July 9 to July 13 - 2024 Winneshiek County Fair

Winneshiek County Dairy Production Award Application

 

Winneshiek County Horse Costume Class Description
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FFA Livestock Exhibitors

**Note: This information is for FFA exhibitors ONLY. 4-H exhibitors will ID in 4HOnline.

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What can Clover Kids participate in at the fair?
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Pre-Fair Clean Up

July 1st at 4:00PM

  • Burr Oak Blazing Builders
  • Prairie Shooting Stars
  • Washington Prairie Peppers
Clover Cafe

Tuesday, July 9th

9:50AM-1:30PM: Bloomfield 4-H 

1:20PM-5:00PM: Turkey Valley Clovers

4:50PM-8:30PM: Prairie Shooting Stars

Wednesday, July 10th

9:50AM-1:30PM: Co Champions

1:20PM-5:00PM: Decorah Chiefs

4:50PM-8:30PM: Extension Council + Washington Prairie Peppers

Thursday, July 11th

9:50AM-1:30PM: BOBB

1:20PM-5:00PM: Glenwood & Decorah Chiefs

4:50PM-8:30PM: Farm Bureau

Friday, July 12th

9:50AM-1:30PM: Bank Shift

1:20PM-5:00PM: Hesper Helpers

4:50PM-8:30PM: County Open Shift or Alumni

Saturday, July 13th

9:50AM-1:30PM: Lincoln Leaders

1:20PM-5:00PM: South County Innovators

4:50PM-8:30PM: Madison and TBA

Fair Show Cleanup

Dog Show - Monday

  • Decorah Chiefs

Dairy Show - Wednesday

  • Co Champions

Sheep Show - Wednesday

  • Hesper Helpers

Swine Show - Thursday

  • Bloomfield

Horse Show - Thursday

  • South County Innovators

Poultry Show - Thursday

  • Glenwood & Turkey Valley 

Beef Show - Friday

  • Lincoln Leaders

Rabbit Show - Friday

  • Madison

Auction - Saturday

  • All FFA Chapters
Community Building - Host & Hostess Club Schedule

Tuesday, July 9th

11AM-2:30PM ­­­­Hesper Helpers­

2:30PM-6:30PM Glenwood

6:30PM-9PM Lincoln Leaders

Wednesday, July 10th

11AM-2:30PM Prairie Shooting Stars

2:30PM-6:30PM Turkey Valley Clovers

6:30PM-9PM Decorah Chiefs

Thursday, July 11th

11AM-2:30PM Madison 4-H

2:30PM-6:30PM Bloomfield

6:30PM-9PM Washington Prairie Peppers

Friday, July 12th

11AM-2:30PM South County Innovators

2:30PM-6:30PM BOBB

6:30PM-9PM___Open

Saturday, July 13th

11AM-2:30PM Co Champions

2:30PM-6:30PM____Open

6:30PM-9PM______Open

Post Fair Cleanup

All 4-H and FFA members are asked to help with post-fair cleanup on Sunday, July 14th.

 

4-H AT THE IOWA STATE FAIR

Official 4-H Iowa State Fair Website

Iowa State Fair Results

Livestock -Iowa State Fair

Exhibitor information, general information, drug affidavitis, carcass contest

STATIC PROJECTS - Iowa State Fair

This is a great website for rules, class descriptions and exhibit evaluation.