County Fair

4-H Youth showing poultry at the fair

2023 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.

 

2023 Fairbook
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2023 Fairbook (1.5 MB)

 

Fairbook Changes

This document highlights the changes to the 2023 Fairbook. Please see "2023 Fairbook" above for the final edition.

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DECEMBER 1ST - 4-H MEMBER ENROLLMENT

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

  • K-3rd grade - enrolls into 4-H Clover Kids
  • 4th - 12th grade - enrolls into full 4-H Members
  • 4-H Online 2.0 website
MAY 15TH - 4-H ONLINE 2.0

 All Animal Identification (breeding beef, Horse, Dairy Cattle, Dairy Goats, Dogs, Swine, Breeding Meat Goats, Rabbit, and Breeding Sheep) must be submitted on 4H Online. FFA are paper forms.

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.

YQCA Training Website

JUNE 15TH - FAIRENTRY 

Static Entry and Livestock Entry deadline on FairEntry

JULY 1ST - STATE FAIR

Iowa State Fair 4-H livestock entries due on FairEntry

 

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 24th - June 9th 

2023 Clothing, Foods, and Communications Day: Wednesday, June 21st 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

8:30AM - South County Innovators

9:15AM - WPP/BOBB

10:00AM - Turkey Valley Clovers

10:45AM - Hesper Helpers

11:30AM - Decorah Chiefs

12:15PM - Glenwood 4-H/Madison 4-H

1:00PM - Co-Champions

1:45PM - Bloomfield/Lincoln Leaders

2:30PM - Prairie Shooting Stars

3:30PM - All Check-Ins Will End

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: https://iastate.app.box.com/s/fuo1u44a07g0psi8w7swcerz6dpzjqrn/file/1149246413608

Poster Communication Report Form 

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Preserved Food Label https://iastate.app.box.com/s/fuo1u44a07g0psi8w7swcerz6dpzjqrn/file/974096494043

Honey Label https://iastate.app.box.com/s/fuo1u44a07g0psi8w7swcerz6dpzjqrn/file/97410036385

Helpful Links
Important Dates

Static Day entries open in FairEntry: June 1st - June 15th 

2023 Static Judging Day: Thursday, July 6th 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://www.extension.iastate.edu/4h/projects/beef

Dairy Cattle - https://www.extension.iastate.edu/4h/projects/dairy-cattle

Dairy Goat - https://www.extension.iastate.edu/4h/projects/dairy-goat
Dogs - https://www.extension.iastate.edu/4h/projects/dogs
Horse & Pony - https://www.extension.iastate.edu/4h/projects/horse
Meat Goat - https://www.extension.iastate.edu/4h/projects/meat-goat

Pets - https://www.extension.iastate.edu/4h/projects/pets
Poultry - https://www.extension.iastate.edu/4h/projects/poultry
Rabbit - https://www.extension.iastate.edu/4h/projects/rabbit
Sheep - https://www.extension.iastate.edu/4h/projects/sheep

Swine - https://www.extension.iastate.edu/4h/projects/swine

Important Dates

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

March 15 - Winneshiek County Market Broiler Registration Due

May 15 - All Animal Identifications (Breeding Beef, Horse, Dairy Cattle, Dairy Goats, Dogs, Swine, Breeding Meat Goats, Rabbit, and Breeding Sheep) due in 4HOnline

  • 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

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

July 11 to July 15 - 2023 Winneshiek County Fair

Winneshiek County Dairy Production Award Application

 

Winneshiek County Horse Costume Class Description
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What can Clover Kids participate in at the fair?

 

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Pre-Fair Clean Up

July 5th at 4:00PM

  • Madison 4-Her's
  • Turkey Valley Clovers
  • Co-Champions
Clover Cafe
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schedule of clover cafe volunteers
Fair Show Cleanup

Dog Show - Monday

  • Decorah Chiefs

Dairy Show - Wednesday

  • Burr Oak Blazing Builders

Sheep Show - Wednesday

  • Hesper Helpers

Swine Show - Thursday

  • Washington Prairie Peppers

Horse Show - Thursday

  • South County Innovators

Poultry Show - Thursday

  • Glenwood 4-H Club
  • Bloomfield 4-H Club

Beef Show - Friday

  • Lincoln Leaders

Rabbit Show - Friday

  • Prairie Shooting Stars

Auction - Saturday

  • FFA Chapters
Community Building - Host & Hostess Club Schedule
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schedule of host and hostess volunteers
Post Fair Clean Up

All 4-H and FFA members are asked to help with post-fair cleanup on Sunday, July 16th.

 

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.