County Fair

2022 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 winneshiekcoext@gmail.com, 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.

 

2022 Winneshiek County Fair Dates & Schedule 
2022 Fairbook
ISU Extension Council

Stacy Bushman                   Norbert Lovstuen                 Delbert Smith

Blake Courtney                    Sara Neuzil                           Ruth McIntosh

Shana Hilgerson                  Caleb Schnitzler                  Dave Wise

County Council

Chance Adams
Karter Einck
Morgan Moen
Kolton Werges

Chase Adams                   
Anna Holthaus                    

Autumn Schmitt                  
Drew White

Korynn Bakken                
Holly Schmitt                        
Addison Wicklund               
Karmyn Bakken

Owen Bentley                  
Anya Lovstuen                    
Kalissa Schmelzer           
Braunwyn Darrington

Brody Courtney
Brynn Storhoff                     
Caylie Adam                        

Leaders: Michelle Schwartzhoff and Ashley Horgen

Superintendents & Coordinators

Food and Nutrition Fair – Donella Darrington      
Dog Project – Beth Einck & Brittany Allen

Communications – Michelle Einck

Horse Project – Jeanett Hansen

Clothing – Roxie Schnitzler
Poultry – Lori Luzum, Suzi Bauer, Justin Bullerman

Beef – Kia Hovden
Rabbit – Suzi Bauer & Justin Bullerman

Dairy – Kaitlin Kempel 
Sheep – Joni Bruvold

Dairy & Meat Goats – Sue Bruvold
Swine – Wayne Huinker & Conner Hemesath

Load Out – Andy Darrington

YDC

YDC = Youth Development Committee 

  • Norbert Lovstuen             
  • Brigit Storhoff     
  • Dale Luzum                         
  • Denise Voltmer
  • Chris Wicklund                
  • Jordan Tietz                         
  • Melissa Wicklund            
  • Wayne Huinker                   
  • Kia Hovden                          
  • Brynn Storhoff
  • Amy Rediske
  • Anya Lovstuen - County Council Youth Member                 
  • Koryn Bakken - County Council Youth Member

 

IMPORTANT DUE DATES

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

 

2022 Livestock Show Programs

Dog Show
Horse Show
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Sheep & Goat Show
Dairy Show
Horse Show
Poultry Show

 

 

CFC

Clothing Events

This event is great for youth interested in fashion or modeling.

Food & Nutrition
  • $10 Meal Challenge
  • General Food and Nutrition Fair Exhibit Rules:

  • 4-H'ers must be enrolled in the Food & Nutrition project on 4HOnline by May 15th.
  • The 4-H exhibitor is limited to two food entries in the Food & Nutrition Fair, plus one place setting.
  • Age for exhibiting at the Winneshiek County Food & Nutrition Fair:  Juniors – 4-6th graders.
  • Intermediates – 7-8th graders; Seniors – 9-12th graders.

  • The evaluation process will be based on the following three goals for exhibitors:
  • To involve youth in planning a healthy, well-balanced meal.
  • To involve youth in preparing a food item from their healthy meal plan.
  • To involve youth in creating a place setting complimentary to their planned menu.
  • Goal sheets: Food & Nutrition Fair and Place Setting entries should have a written goal sheet or videotape. General goal sheet or recommended place setting worksheet acceptable.
  • After participating in CFC Day, 4-H'ers should bring their place settings, menus, and recipe cards to the Winneshiek County Fair on Static Entry Day to display in their club booth. Before bringing the place setting for display at the Winneshiek County Fair, each item in your place setting should be securely labeled, including the name of the club, class number and exhibitor's name.
  • If selected for possible state fair, exhibit(s) must be displayed at the Winneshiek County Fair. (continued)
  • Only 4-H members are allowed in kitchen prep area along with staff-approved volunteer. Exhibitor must work independently in preparation and set-up of exhibit. Clover Kids are allowed assistance if needed.
  • Due to security, we discourage 4-H'ers from sending items to the Winneshiek County Fair that have special meaning and historical value as part of the exhibit. We will use diligence to ensure the safety of articles entered for exhibit after their arrival and placement, but will not be responsible for damage or loss by fire, theft, etc.
  • Sample Menu 1

    Appetizer

    Meat/Main Dish

    Vegetable     Fruit

    Bread Product

    Beverage(s)

    Sample Menu 2

    Casserole

    Vegetable(s)

    Fruit Salad

    Bread Product

    Beverage(s)

    Special Rules:

  • When entering one of the following categories, please include:
  • A healthy, well-balanced menu MUST be included.
  • Information regarding food groups and recommended serving sizes can be found on the USDA’s MyPlate website https://www.choosemyplate.gov/
  • Up to two prepared food items from your menu plan.
  • A place setting should complement your menu.
  • Index cards with recipe and menu are to be placed to the right of the place setting.
  • Foods must be unquestionably safe to eat when they are entered, whether tasted or not. (Hot foods hot, and cold foods cold). Refrigerators, ovens, and stoves will be available for holding foods.
  • Your menu should include food and beverage(s). See sample menu above:­­
  • Youth may enter 1 Place Setting, and up to 2 Beverage/Food Items.
  • Place setting/Menu Ideas: Theme (Holiday, Birthday, etc.), Specialty Diet Meal (diabetic, low sodium, low fat, etc.), Quick healthy meal.

    Food/Beverage Items: appetizer, main dish, soup, salad, vegetable, bread, dessert, grilled, smoothie drink, snacks, side dishes, etc.

    CLASS NUMBERS

    11501: Place Setting (limit one entry)

    11502: Food/Beverage Items (limit two entries) Premiums will not be given for class 11502.

Communication Events

Step outside of your comfort zone, show off a talent, give a presentation, or teach others how to do or make something.

 

Educational Presentations will be judged before the county fair on June 11th. 

This is an opportunity for 4-H'ers to demonstrate their communications skills by presenting knowledge, information, or a process to gain a desired response from an audience. This is in the format of a classroom presentation.

Extemporaneous Speaking will be judged before the county fair on June 11th. 

Similar to Spontaneous Speaking in school speech teams. 4-H member draws 3 current events 4-H related topics 30 minutes prior to speaking time, selects one, and prepares a 4–6- minute speech on one side of the topic. No previously written outlines or speeches may be used. It’s good to be able to think on your feet for this event. Extemporaneous speaking is designed to encourage the development of the life skill of communicating with others by enhancing their ability to think, organize, speak, and answer questions readily before an audience.

Working exhibits provide an opportunity for members to communicate and interact with an audience in an informal way. No set format needs to be used. Will be interactive for the audience to learn how to do something in a hands-on experiential way. A working exhibit should be a “teaching” or “showing” presentation. Examples include, but aren’t limited to: art, potato prints, cake decorating, dog grooming, puppet making, and more!

Share the Fun - This event runs similarly to a Talent Show and provides an opportunity for 4-H’ers to share their skills and talents before an audience purely for the sake of enjoyment. 

Judges' Critique Form

Classes

Fashion Revue

  • 12101   Junior (4th – 6th Grade)
  • 12102   Intermediate (7th – 8th Grade)
  • 12103   Senior (9th – 12th Grade)

Clothing Selection

  • 12201   Junior (4th – 6th Grade)
  • 12202   Intermediate (7th – 8th Grade)
  • 12203   Senior (9th – 12th Grade)

$15 Dollar Challenge

  • 12301   Junior (4th – 6th Grade)
  • 12302   Intermediate (7th – 8th Grade)
  • 12303   Senior (9th – 12th Grade)

Food & Nutrition

  • 11501: Place Setting (limit one entry)
  • 11502: Food/Beverage Items (limit two entries) Premiums will not be given for class 11502.

Communications


Educational Presentation 

  • 11101      Junior (grades 4-6) - presentations should not exceed 15 minutes
  • 11102      Intermediate (grades 7-8) - presentations should not exceed 20 minutes
  • 11103      Senior (grades 9-12) - presentations should not exceed 20 minutes

Working Exhibits

  • 11201 Junior (grades 4-6th) will be scheduled for a 30-minute period
  • 11202 Intermediate (grades 7-8th) will be scheduled for a 30-minute period
  • 11203 Senior (grades 9-12th) will be scheduled for a 30-minute period

Share the Fun

  • 11301 One to three people
  • 11302 Four or more people in a group

Extemporaneous Speaking

  • 11401 Senior members (grades 9-12th)
Important Dates

May 1st – June 1stClothing and Communications Entry deadline in FairEntry

June 22ndClothing, Foods, and Communications Judging Day @ 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

Static Exhibits

These exhibits will be judged on July 7th and include categories such as Photography, STEM, Food & Nutrition, Woodworking, Horticulture, and so much more!.

Location: Winneshiek County Fairgrounds - Community Building

Time: 8:00am - 3:30pm

Schedule
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static schedule
Forms / Write-Ups / Paperwork

A write-up should accompany each state exhibit explaining how the 4-H'er made their exhibit and what they learned. There are two examples listed below. Photography exhibits only need to have the photography label.

Helpful Links
Evaluation Forms
Age Groups

Age for exhibiting at the Winneshiek County Fair:

  • Clover kids (grades K-3rd),
  • Juniors (grades 4-6th)
  • Intermediate (grades 7-8th)
  • Seniors (grades 9-12th)
     

4-H’ers who have completed grades 5-12 are elidable to exhibit at the Iowa State Fair. Exception: group exhibits may include members in 4th grade if 80% of the members are in 5-12th grade.

Classes

ANIMALS

CLASS 10110 – Animal Science: An exhibit (other than the animal itself) that shows the learning about a large or small animal including beef, dairy cattle, dairy goats, dogs, horse & pony, meat goats, pets, poultry, rabbits, sheep, and swine. Ownership of any animal is not required.

CLASS 10120 – Veterinary Science: An exhibit that shows learning about keeping animals healthy, animal diseases, animal/human health interaction, or other learning related Veterinary Science.

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AGRICULTURE & NATURAL RESOURCES

Class 10210 – Crop Production and Plant Science: An exhibit that shows learning about the growth, use, and value of field crops, plant growth, soils and soil fertility, or any other learning related to Crop Production and Plant Science.

Class 10220 – Conservation, Environment and Sustainability: An exhibit that shows the connections between humans and their environment including energy, energy conservation, stewardship, conservation, creating habitat, etc.

Class 10222 – Entomology: Any exhibit that shows learning from an entomology or bee project (excluding live specimens) that is an outgrowth or an entomology or bee project learning experience. Includes specimen collections and may include products (ex: honey) or equipment as part of the display.

Class 10224 – Fish and Wildlife: Any exhibit that shows learning about a fish and/or wildlife project or program such as identification, habitats, harvest, taxidermy, etc. Any specimens must have been legally taken and must include information about date and location of harvest, and who the specimen was acquired from if not self-harvested. Feral pigs (including Russian/European Boar) are NOT permitted in taxidermy exhibits.

Class 10226 – Forestry: Any exhibit, including collections, that show learning from participation in a forestry project or program.

Class 10230 – Horticulture and Plant Science: An exhibit that shows learning about the growth, use, and value of plants, soils, small fruit production, vegetable and flower gardens, plant nutrition, careers, etc. This could include cut flowers, home raised house plants, arrangements, and terrariums.

Class 10235 – Home Grounds Improvement: An exhibit that shows learning about landscape plans, selection of landscape plants, ornamental garden features, home yard improvement, storage sheds, careers, etc.

Class 10240 - Outdoor Adventures: An exhibit that shows learning about backpacking, biking, camping, canoeing, fishing, hiking or other outdoor activities.

Class 10250 - Safety and Education in Shooting Sports: An exhibit that shows learning about safe and responsible use of firearms and archery equipment or wildlife management. (The exhibit may not include actual firearms; archery equipment allowed if tips are removed from arrows).

Class 10260 - Other Agriculture and Natural Resources: An exbibit that shows learning about agriculture or natural resources and does not fit in any of the classes listed above.

CREATIVE ARTS

Class 10310 – Music: An exhibit that shows learning about musical performance, composition and arrangements, instruments, musical styles, or history. 

Class 10320 – Photography: An exhibit, either photo(s) or an educational display, that shows learning about photography from choosing a camera to modifying your photo. Still photos only, not video. Three entries maximum.

CLASS 10340 Creative Photography: A single photograph or photographic image that has been created with an alternative photographic process, or a photograph that was creatively edited or modified beyond reality in a creative, imaginative, and experimental way to make it more interesting and visually engaging. Could be a composite of multiple overlapped photographs.

CLASS 10345 Photography Idea/Educational Display: An exhibit that demonstrates learning about photography that does not fit into any previous class.  This class includes photos printed on canvas, fabric, ceramic, etc. as part of an educational display showing learning about printing techniques, display, merchandising, etc.

CLASS 10540 – Digital Storytelling: Any exhibit that demonstrates the application of technology (flow, editing, sound) to produce a creative movie/film/video. Exhibits may include a finished movie or video, creation of a detailed storyboard, editing techniques using digital video software, production techniques, or other display to share what was learned. Copyright permission must be obtained for any non-original material included as part of a film/movie/video.

CLASS 10350 – Visual Arts Original Art: An exhibit that shows learning through creation of original art. Original art is a one-of-a-kind, non-replicable design of your creation. By using one medium or a combination, an individual creates an authentic work of art that is not recognizable as another's work.  You must explain the application of the most relevant design element(s) and art principle(s) featured in this exhibit. Describe your inspirations, reasons, feelings, and/or motives for creating this work of art.


CLASS 10355 – Visual Arts Design, Process, or Technique Exploration: This exploration class emphasizes process and provides an individual the opportunity to explore a medium, practice a skill, or study and apply elements and principles of art and design.  An explanation of the application of design elements or art principles used when making the exhibit must be included.  This exhibit may be an object, portfolio, display, poster, or organized sketchbook. If a non-original design source is used, its origin (where the idea was found, any pictures, sketches, etc.) must still be credited, acknowledged, or have copyright permission obtained. See visual arts special rule #5.

CLASS 10360 Visual Arts Other Visual Art Ideas/Topics: Exhibits might include the study and research about an individual artist, style, craft, business or marketing process, planning group tour, career options, etc.

FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES

Class 10410 - Child Development: An exhibit that shows learning about children. Examples: childcare, growth and development, safety and health, children with special needs, and careers in child development. Exhibits that include items intended for use with children (books, toys, learning games, babysitting kits, etc.) should include information about what you have learned 1) about children while creating and using the exhibit or 2) what the child(ren) learned from use of the item(s) in the exhibit.

Class 10420 - Clothing and Fashion – Constructed/Sewn Garments & Accessories: A constructed garment or accessory (sewn, knitted, crocheted, or other process) that shows learning about style, fashion, design, thrifty spending, wardrobe planning, types of fabrics, and clothing care. Exhibits must be intended to be worn by humans.

Class 10422 - Clothing and Fashion – Purchased Garments & Accessories: Purchased garments or accessories that shows learning about style, fashion, design, thrifty spending, wardrobe planning, types of fabrics, and clothing care. Exhibits must be intended to be worn by humans.

Class 10424 - Clothing and Fashion – Other Ideas/Educational Exhibits: Any other educational exhibit that shows learning about clothing and fashion including but not limited to design illustrations, exploration of clothing styles, careers, clothing care, etc

Class 10430 - Consumer Management: An exhibit that shows learning through savvy budgeting, comparison shopping, money management, and consumer rights and responsibilities.

           

Class 10440 – Food & Nutrition Prepared Product: An exhibit of a prepared or preserved food product that shows skills or learning about cooking, baking, eating, and choosing healthy foods, or safety practices through the making of a prepared or preserved food product. See Food & Nutrition Special Rules below and HS 76 “Foods for Iowa 4-H Fairs – Quick Reference Guide” at https://store.extension.iastate.edu/product/6434 for additional information regarding prepared and preserved food products.

Class 10442 – Food & Nutrition – Preserved Product: An exhibit of a preserved food product that shows skills or learning about food preservation through the making of a prepared or preserved food product. Processed honey may be exhibited in this class. See Food & Nutrition Special Rules below and HS 76 “Foods for Iowa 4-H Fairs – Quick Reference Guide” at https://store.extension.iastate.edu/product/6434 for additional information regarding prepared and preserved food products

Class 10445 – Food & Nutrition – Educational Display: An educational exhibit (poster, report, display) that shows skills or learning about cooking, baking, eating, and choosing healthy foods, meal planning/preparation & service, safety practices, or food preservation. See Food & Nutrition Special Rules below and HS 76 “Foods for Iowa 4-H Fairs – Quick Reference Guide” for additional information regarding prepared and preserved food products. Exhibits showing learning about meal planning & service must include a menu. (Food & nutrition special rules)

Class 10450 – Health: An exhibit that shows learning through food choices, physical activity, safe activities and skills such as first aid and CPR, careers, and healthy lifestyle choices.

Class 10460 – Home Improvement: An exhibit that shows learning in planning, improving, and caring for your home living space, including extended personal living areas immediately adjacent to the home. Exhibits may include new or refinished/reclaimed/restored items. Exhibits showing learning about home design, furniture, home accessories, and fabrics must include information about how design elements and art principles were applied.

Class 10470 - Sewing and Needle Arts: Constructed item (sewn, knitted, crocheted, or other process) that shows learning and skill in sewing, knitting, crocheting, or other needle arts. May include the construction of household items such as pillowcases, curtains, table runners, quilts, wall hangings, or other items. Exhibits in this class are not intended to be worn by humans.

Class 10472 - Sewing and Needle Arts – Other Ideas/Educational Exhibits: Any other educational exhibit that shows learning about sewing and needle arts including but not limited to construction techniques, use and care of fabrics and fibers, design illustrations, decorative processes, or careers.

Class 10480 - Other Family and Consumer Science: An exhibit that demonstrates learning about a family and consumer science topic that does not fit any previous Family & Consumer Science class listed.

Special Exhibition 10490 - $10 Meal Challenge: Create a balanced, nutritious meal for family of four (4) that includes a serving from each of the five good groups with a budget of $10.  Information regarding food groups and recommended daily servings can be found on the USDA MyPlate website www.choosemyplate.gov

 

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

Class 10510 – Citizenship: An exhibit that shows learning about or contributing to your community, your country, or your world.

Class 10520 – Communication: An exhibit that shows learning about written, oral, and visual communication skills in their many forms. Includes learning from participation in Theatre Arts projects or programs including puppets, stage design, etc. May include original creative writing, poetry, fiction, and non-fiction, etc.

Class 10530 – 4-H Poster Communication Exhibit: 4-H Poster Communication exhibits are to be conference judged on Static Entry Day. Special poster exhibit to visually tell a story or idea about 4-H to the general public. Exhibitors must use one of the following themes:

4-H is (open to 4-H’ers interpretation) Join 4-H      Find your Spark (4-H.org national marketing theme) Building the Future (Iowa 4-H Youth Conference Theme) Find Your Fun (in 4-H) (Variation of Iowa State Fair Theme)

CLASS 10540 – Digital Storytelling: Any exhibit that demonstrates the application of technology (flow, editing, sound) to produce a creative movie/film/video. Exhibits may include a finished movie or video, creation of a detailed storyboard, editing techniques using digital video software, production techniques, or other display to share what was learned. Copyright permission must be obtained for any non-original material included as part of a film/movie/video.

CLASS 10550 – Leadership: An exhibit that shows learning about leadership skills and influencing others in a positive way.

CLASS 10560 – Self-Determined: An exhibit that shows learning as part of your 4-H adventure and does not fit any other class.

 


SCIENCE, ENGINEERING, & TECHNOLOGY

Class 10610 – Mechanics: Any exhibit that shows skills or learning about general mechanics or engineering solutions or that involve a combination of skills.

Class 10612 – Automotive: Repaired or restored vehicle (Note: vehicles will be on display at the Iowa State Fair one day only, (tentatively) Thursday, August 11th.)

Class 10613 – Automotive: Educational display showing learning about an automotive idea including automotive maintenance, auto operations, auto safety, or automotive systems.

Class 10614 – Electric: Constructed or repaired article or educational display that shows skills or learning about electric wiring, appliances, lighting, electrical energy sources, safety, etc.

Class 10615 – Small Engine: Repaired or restored operating engine or educational display or other type exhibit that shows skills or learning about small engines. This class includes repaired or restored lawn tractors, small motorcycles, go-karts, etc.

Class 10616 – Tractor: Repaired or restored Note, if selected for the Iowa State Fair: A conference judging opportunity for exhibitors of repaired or restored tractors in class 10616 will be offered during exhibit check-in. Added note for state fair that conference judging may not be available during all check-in times. Tractors will be displayed outside throughout the Iowa State Fair. Release time Sunday, August 21st, after 7:00 p.m.)

Class 10617 – Tractor: Educational display showing learning related to tractors, tractor mechanics, tractor operations, or tractor safety. 

Class 10618 – Welding: Constructed item or educational display that shows skills or learning about welding.

Class 10620 – Woodworking: Any exhibit that shows learning about wood, woodworking techniques, and safe uses of woodworking tools and machines. Exhibits may include newly constructed or refinished/reclaimed/restored wood items.

Class 10630 – Science, Engineering & Technology: Any exhibit that shows learning about or helps explain how science and technology help us interact with the world. Topics include aerospace, biological and chemical sciences, computers & networking, earth & climate, geospatial mapping (GPS/GIS), robotics, or any other application of Science, Engineering, or Technology.

Class 10632 – Aerospace: Educational display or other exhibit (including flyable models) showing learning about an aerospace idea or topic.

Class 10634 – Robotics: Educational display or other exhibit (including working robots) that shows learning about robotics and robotic systems

Important Dates

June 1st – June 15th2022 Static Entry and Livestock Entry deadline on FairEntry

July 7thStatic Exhibit Judging Day @ Community Building

 

Livestock

Forms / Helpful Resources / Links
Rabbit
Poultry
Pet

Pet Department General Rules:

Pets will be conference judged on their conditions, member’s ability to handle and care for the pet. Pets must be leashed, caged, or contained and kept away from animals in other buildings. Pets are to be on the fairgrounds during the time of judging and the Pet Show only.   Exhibitors are asked to arrive 30 minutes prior to show time to register and prepare their animal. All dog and cat exhibitors must present a current rabies certificate at the time of judging. (No kittens or puppies under 3 months are to be shown due to disease vulnerability). If you have a dog for a pet, it must go to Beth Einck (the dog superintendent) for a screening. This is a safety issue. Also, no turtles allowed due to potential disease. The judge will be handling all agreeable pets for examination (please clip claws of cats). Animals showed in the pet show cannot be shown in any other animal show.

 

      a)         What are your present goals in the pet project?

      b)         How have you worked toward your goals?

      c)         What important things have you learned as you worked toward your goal?

      d)         What ideas or plans have you in the future in the pet project?

The poster and ribbon will be displayed in the 4-H Community Building during the fair. Pets may be shown only by 4-H and FFA members who are enrolled in the Pet Project. Members must sign up in FairEntry by June 15. Pet entry is $3.00 per entry for grades 4-12.
  • Exhibitors in grades 4th – 12th must prepare a poster about the pet which includes past & present goals. The poster size is 22" x 28". The poster will be conference judged during the Pet Show. The poster may include such things as: breed of pet or name of species, age and/or birth date, characteristics and habits of the pet, care of the pet such as special diet, needs, flea control, worm control, etc., name of pet; pictures of pet in action; your own artistic illustrations, cut or pasted diagrams, pictures, etc.
  • Included with the Poster, 4-12 grade exhibitors must also prepare goal cards that answer the following questions:
Dog
Beef
  • livestock judging consists of analyzing beef cattle, sheep, swine and meat goats and measuring them against a standard. It is the study of the relationship between an animal’s form and function. Livestock judging has two primary components 1) placing a group of animals and 2) orally justifying your decision.
  • Beef Drug Affidavits
  • Beef ID Forms
  • Market Beef Weigh-In Form
Meat & Dairy Goat
Dairy Cattle
Bucket Bottle Calf

Bucket Bottle Calf Department General Rules:

  • Exhibitors must be enrolled in this project to participate. Calves will not be stalled on the fairgrounds. They should arrive Wednesday, July 14th, by 8:00 a.m. at the show barn to have their health papers checked
  • Exhibitors are limited to one entry.
  • Judging for 4-12 graders will be based on the following:
    1. What the member has learned about care and raising of the calf. An interview session with the judge will be held during judging.
    2. The grooming and the cleanliness of the calf - recommended to use soap, water, brush, and rag.
    3. General health, management and condition of the calf and member's knowledge of this area.
    4. Confirmation or type of calf is NOT to be considered.
    5. Participation ribbons will be awarded, no premiums for this class.

Class 20301      Bucket Bottle Calf – includes dairy & beef calves. Calves must have been born between March 1 and June 15, 2022. Calves should not be clipped or fitted. Calves will be shown on halter. All entries will be given a participation ribbon but no class placing.

Horse & Pony
  • Horse judging is an activity in which youth learn and apply knowledge of the ideal features of a variety of breeds and riding styles.  They must evaluate each horse in relation to the ideal for the breed and in relation to other horses or riders in the class. In addition to placing the class, contestants must also defend their placings through oral reasons. The state horse judging event takes place as a part of Equine Extravaganza.
     
  • Horse Drug Affidavits
  • Horse ID Form
  • Horse Lease Agreement
Sheep
Swine
Important Dates

May 15thAll 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.

June 1st – June 15th2022 Static Entry and Livestock Entry deadline on FairEntry

July 1stIowa State Fair 4-H livestock entries due on FairEntry

July 11-17thWinneshiek County Fair

 

 

Clover Kids at the Fair

What can Clover Kids participate in at the Fair?
  • CFC Day - June
  • Static Day - Week before Fair
  • Pet
  • Bucket Bottle
  • sheep / Goat
Goal Centered Learning

The purpose of this document is to articulate the relationship between 4-H project areas, goals, exhibits, and evaluation when a 4-H member chooses to exhibit at a County Fair. It also seeks to clarify the philosophy of the Iowa 4-H Youth Development Program to staff, county fair judges, and other caring adults about the balance we attempt to achieve between goal-centered learning and exhibit standards.

The skill of goal setting and working to achieve a goal is something 4-H strives to teach and practice in all parts of the educational program. How can adults help 4-H members understand how project area goals relate to exhibits goals, how exhibits are evaluated by judges, and how these pieces fit together? Parents and volunteers help 4-H members learn how to set goals and help them find ways to demonstrate their learning through an exhibit. Judges help 4-H members think about which standards apply to their exhibits based on their goals and then discuss how well the 4-H member met those standards.

Forms
General Rules

Clover Kids must be enrolled in 4HOnline by May 1. Clover Kids register by paper. Clover Kids do NOT register on FairEntry. Exhibits must have been completed after the previous fair. Clover Kids judging will be cooperative and not competitive. Each participant will receive a participation ribbon. No premium money will be given. Due to security, we discourage 4-H'ers from sending items to the Winneshiek County Fair that have special meaning and historical value as part of the exhibit.  We will use diligence to ensure the safety of articles entered for exhibit after their arrival and placement, but will not be responsible for damage or loss by fire, theft, etc. DRESS CODE. All exhibitors will be required to wear a Winneshiek County 4-H countywide t-shirt, white shirt, or Clover Kids t-shirt for both livestock and non-livestock judging, when they are showing in the ring or being conference judged. Unsportsmanlike Behavior Policy - “4-H members, parents AND families must abide by rules and the 4-H member Code of Ethics and accept disciplinary action deemed appropriate by the 4-H Youth Committee.”

Clover Kids' Static Day

Judging Date: Thursday, July 7th @ Community Building

Judging Times: 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Clubs will be assigned judging times

Entries for Static Day due on FairEntry by June 15th

General Exhibit Rules

Clover Kids (K – 3rd graders) are limited to three exhibits to be judged at static judging. Clover Kids Exhibit Goal Sheet available on the next page, online, or at the Extension Office. Clover Kids judging will be cooperative and not competitive. Each participant will receive a participation ribbon. No premium money will be given. Eligible exhibits are an outgrowth of work done as a planned part of the 4-H’ers participation in 4-H projects or programs during the current 4-H year. Exhibits can be done by an individual or group and may represent all or part of the learning in the project or program. See 4-H Static class descriptions for approved size guidelines, copyright restrictions, safety, and approved methods. Endangered and threatened plants and animals (includes insects), or songbird feathers and nests may NOT be used in any exhibit. Copyrighted materials and designs may not be used in an exhibit that is presented as original work by the exhibitor. Exhibitors must include permission from the copyright holder/owner when using copyrighted materials. Exhibitors must give proper credit to the original source of all materials/designs used in exhibits. Each item in an exhibit must be securely labeled, including the name of the county, and exhibitor’s name, and Club name. Exhibits are to be entered at the scheduled judging time.  Exhibits are expected to be on display the entire fair. Exhibits will be released between 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. on Sunday after fair. If you are unable to be there during this time, have someone pick up your exhibits. Exhibits will be checked out by an approved 4-H volunteer/Extension Staff.

Clover Kids CFC Day - Clothing, Food, Communication

Clover Kids may participate in selected areas of Clothing, Foods & Communications Day. CFC Day is Wednesday, June 22nd. Entry forms will be due to the Extension Office on or before May 15th. Entry forms found on pg. 23

Clothing Selection, Fashion Revue and $15 Challenge will require a clothing report form to be completed and turned in to judge for evaluation. These are available at the Extension Office and online.

Clothing Selection: Select and/or purchase an outfit that represents the 4-Her’s goal or intended use for the selected outfit. Fashion Revue: Model a garment that is constructed, hand-knitted, machine-knitted, or crocheted during current 4-H year. $15 Challenge: Outfits must be purchased at a garage sale, consignment shop, or resale shop (i.e. Goodwill, Salvation Army). Working Exhibit: Communicate, interact with, and teach an audience in an informal and experiential way. Share the Fun:  Share your skills and talents before an audience purely for the sake of enjoyment. Clover Kids judging will be cooperative and not competitive. Each participant will receive a participation ribbon. No premium money will be given.

Clover Kids Pet 

Clover Kids may participate in the Pet Show. Entry forms will be due to the Extension Office on or before June 15. Entry forms found on pg. 23.

Pets will be conference judged on their conditions, member’s ability to handle and care for the pet. Clover Kids will have the opportunity to show the audience their pet and tell a caring adult about their pet. Clover Kids will also create a poster about the pet which includes past and present goals. The poster will be conference judged during the Pet Show. The poster may include breed/species, name, age and/or birth date, characteristics/habits of the pet, care of the pet, diet, needs, flea control, worm control, etc.; pictures of pet in action; your own artistic illustrations, cut or pasted diagrams, pictures, etc.  Clover Kids judging will be cooperative and not competitive. Each participant will receive a participation ribbon. No premium money will be given. Pets must be leashed, caged, or contained and kept away from animals in other buildings. Pets are to be on the fairgrounds during the time of judging of Pet Show only. Exhibitors are asked to arrive 30 minutes prior to show time to sign-in and prepare their animal. All dog and cat exhibitors must present a current rabies certificate at the time of judging. (No kittens or puppies under 3 months are to be shown due to disease vulnerability). If you have a dog for a pet, it must go to Beth Einck (the dog superintendent) for a screening. Screening may be done day of pet show. This is a safety issue. Also, no turtles allowed due to potential disease. The judge will be handling all agreeable pets for examination (please clip claws of cats).  Livestock animals such as swine, horses, cattle (beef and dairy), sheep and goats are not to be shown in the Clover Kids Pet Show.  All other animals must be less than 200 pounds in order to be shown. Clover Kids and pets must be supervised by an adult at all times. The adult is responsible for both the Clover Kid and pet. Only one Clover Kid and pet will be allowed in the showcase area at a time, along with a responsible adult, to ensure the safety of the pet, the Clover Kid, and the audience. Any female animal in season cannot be shown. Pets may be shown only by Clover Kid members who have turned in a Pet Project Entry Form to the Extension Office by June 15.  Clover Kid pets may not be exhibited in any other category by another Clover Kid or 4-H’er.
 

Clover Kids - Bucket Bottle Calf Show

Judging Show Time:  Wednesday of fair– Immediately following the 4-H/FFA Dairy Goat Show

1.     Calves will be brought to the fair on the day of the show and return home the same day.

2.     Clover Kids judging will be cooperative and not competitive. Each participant will receive a participation ribbon.

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3.     Project is open to all Winneshiek County Clover Kid members grades K-3. 

4.     Clover Kids may be accompanied by an adult in the show ring.

5.     Any newborn or orphaned calf - steer or heifer - dairy or beef - purebred or crossbred - calved between March 1 and June 15 of the current year can be a part of this project. Bull calves will be allowed at the fair.

6.     Registration: Clover Kids fill out Bucket Bottle Calf entry form (pg. 29) and return to the Extension Office by June 15.

7.     Calf must be bucket or bottle fed; no nursing permitted.

8.     An exhibitor is limited to one calf exhibited at the fair.

9.     Calves do not need to be ear tagged.

10.  All calves will be shown on halter and should be clean and groomed. No clipping or fitting.

11.  Children will be asked questions regarding:

            a. Care and management of raising the calf.

            b. Showing/handling of the calf.

            c. Fitting, general health, and condition of the calf and child’s knowledge of the project.

            d. Birthdate of Calf

*NOTE: Quality and conformation of the calf will NOT be considered in the bucket bottle program.

 

12.  Clover Kid exhibitors must follow the fair’s rules and health requirements as stated in the fair book. These include, but are not limited to, the following:

a.     All exhibitors must show his/her own animal in partnership with a caring adult.

b.     Each exhibitor is responsible for the care of his or her animal in partnership with a caring adult.

13.  Health Requirements: Calves exhibited in the Bucket Bottle class must have a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection, showing individual identification for each animal and stating the animals are apparently free from symptoms of infectious or communicable diseases as determined on clinical inspection by an accredited veterinarian within 30 days prior to date of entry to fairgrounds. ANY EVIDENCE OF WARTS, RINGWORM, FOOT ROT, PINK EYE, DRAINING ABSCESSES, OR ANY OTHER CONTAGIOUS DISEASE WILL ELIMINATE THE ANIMAL FROM THE SHOW.

Clover Kids - Sheep/Goat Show

Show Time: Wednesday of fair ● 2:30 PM ● TBD

Clover Kids judging will be cooperative and not competitive. Each participant will receive a participation ribbon. No premium money will be given. Project is open to all Winneshiek County Clover Kid members grades K-3.

 

*NOTE: Quality and conformation of the goat/sheep will NOT be considered in the program.

Clover Kid exhibitors must follow the fair’s rules and health requirements as stated in the fair book. These include, but are not limited to, the following:
  1. All exhibitors must show his/her own animal in partnership with a caring adult.
  2. Each exhibitor is responsible for the care of his or her animal in partnership with a caring adult
Registration: Clover Kids fill out Sheep/Goat entry form and return to the Extension Office by June 15. Health Requirements: Sheep/Goat exhibited in the Clover Kid class must have a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection, showing individual identification for each animal and stating the animals are apparently free from symptoms of infectious or communicable diseases as determined on clinical inspection by an accredited veterinarian within 30 days prior to date of entry to fairgrounds. No evidence of warts, ringworm, pinkeye, or other infectious conditions will be allowed. All sexually intact sheep must have an individual Scrapie Flock of Origin identification tag. All sexually intact goats must be identified with an individual Scrapie Flock of Origin identification tag or by an official tattoo registered with USDA (to register, call 1-866-USDA-TAG; 1-866-873-2824).
  • Clover Kids may be accompanied by an adult in the show ring.
  • An exhibitor is limited to one goat or sheep exhibited at the fair. Must be born between Jan. 1 – April 30 of current calendar year.
  • Sheep/goats do not need to be ear tagged.
  • Sheep/goats will be brought to the fair on the day of the show and return home the same day.
  • All sheep/goats should be clean and groomed.
  • Clover Kids will be asked questions regarding:
    1. Care and management of raising the Sheep/Goat.
    2. Showing/handling of the goat/sheep.
    3. Fitting, general health, and condition of the goat/sheep and child’s knowledge of the project.

 

4-H Work Schedules During The 2022 Fair

Pre-Fair Clean Up - July 5t
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Clover Cafe

 

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Fair Show Clean Up - Club Shifts

 

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Community Building - Host & Hostess Club Schedule

 

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Community Building - Host & Hostess Club Schedule
Post Fair Clean Up 

All 4-H and FFA members are asked to help with post fair clean up on Sunday, July 17th.

 

Livestock Auction

Rules

Event Time: Directly following the parade of champions.

Please see individual department requirements for the livestock auction. Exhibitors may sell 1 lot per species; Swine can sell up to 2 Market pigs. The 4-H/FFA Livestock Auction is open to only market livestock exhibited at the county fair. The standard 4% of auction commission will be deducted from the proceeds to go towards the 4-H Program. The animal check off will be deducted from the exhibitor’s livestock check. Name, Club, Parent(s) Name, and Placing (champion, and showmanship only) will be printed in the auction catalog. Youth are responsible for this information when designating sale animals. Exhibitor cards will not be used. Listed below is the 4-H/FFA Livestock Auction Order. The top exhibits listed below by species will sell at the beginning of the sale and the others will receive a lot number according to the auction sign-up sheet. The species to sell last, will be sold first the following year. If an animal is not designated by Friday at noon (excluding market Beef/Dairy and Market Rabbit) the animal will be placed at the end of the auction and have a $10 late fee assessed from their auction proceeds. All market bovines sold at auction must meet all withdrawal regulations for Feed Additives, and medications, etc. A signed Iowa 4-H Animal Care and Management Disclosure Statement (Drug Affidavit) must be turned in at animal check in for your animal to be sold at auction.

Line Up

Exhibitors may draw a number for the auction when the animals are weighed in at check in.  This will determine the order of the livestock auction. Swine will sell in pen order designated by the superintendent. 

  1. These animals are considered for sale unless you notify the office to take them off the program.  You need to notify the office by Friday at noon. Ex: If an exhibitor has more than 2 market beef animals, they must determine which animals will be sold and inform extension staff by the deadline. 
2022 Auction Order

4-H/FFA PARADE OF CHAMPION

Event Time: Saturday. July 16th, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. at the Show Barn.

PARADE OF CHAMPIONS will take place in the Show Barn. All Grand and Reserve Champions, Supreme and Reserve Champions, 4-H State and Alternate State Fair Static Exhibitors are encouraged to participate in the Winneshiek County 4-H/FFA Parade of Champions. Livestock are not required to walk in the show ring but are encouraged. This event is for both livestock and non-livestock entries. Projects may be checked out of the Community Building for Parade of Champions but must be returned immediately after the parade.

 

  1. Parade of Chapion
  2. Dairy 
  3. Sheep
  4. Meat Goat
  5. Beef
  6. Rabbits
  7. Poultry
  8. Swine
Release

All livestock will be released from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, July 17th (exception lactation dairy cows which will be released Saturday after the auction). Exhibitors must secure approval from Youth Development Committee to remove livestock early: submissions to the YDC committee are due to the Extension Office on or before June 15 at 4:30 p.m. business close. Livestock will not be permitted to be released early for other shows. Disciplinary action will be implemented by the Youth Development Committee and/or the Extension Council for unapproved early release.

 

Iowa State Fair

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. 

 

EXHIBITOR RULES & REGULATIONS

Responsibility

The Fair management will use diligence to ensure safety of all animals or articles entered for exhibition, after their arrival and placement, but under no circumstances will the Winneshiek County Fair Board or Winneshiek County Extension and Outreach be responsible for any loss, damage, or injury.

  1. Each exhibitor is responsible to conduct themselves to not endanger another exhibitor or his/her exhibit. Anyone violating this rule will forfeit all awards and prizes won.

UNSPORTSMANLIKE POLICY

“4-H members, parents AND families must abide by rules and the 4-H member Code of Ethics and accept disciplinary action deemed appropriate by the 4-H Youth Committee.”

Dress Code

All exhibitors will be required to wear a Winneshiek County 4-H t-shirt or FFA Chapter t-shirt, both livestock and non-livestock, when they are showing in the ring or being conference judged. Exception: Horses, refer to Horse rule book.

  1. FFA Chapters are allowed to design and wear their own t-shirts. All FFA members must wear the same chapter shirt. Exception: Horses, refer to Horse rule book
Exhibitor numbers will be worn at all livestock shows. An exhibitor will wear the same number for all shows. Numbers will be given at gate check-in.
Official Winneshiek County 4-H T-Shirt 
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Entries

All livestock fair entries must be made on the FairEntry website by June 15. Send entry fee(s) to the Winneshiek County Extension Office, 2316 Sweet Parkway Road, Decorah, Iowa 52101. Fees must be postmarked no later than June 17. No space can be guaranteed unless entries and entry fees are received properly, filled out, and on time.  Please make checks for entry fees out to the Winneshiek County Fairboard. 

Health Certificates

will be required for all animals before they are allowed to unload at the fairgrounds. All livestock must have a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection, showing individual identification for each animal and stating the animals are apparently free from symptoms of infectious or communicable diseases as determined on clinical inspection by an accredited veterinarian within 30 days prior to date of entry to fairgrounds. (Exception: Sheep require health inspection within 14 days prior to entry date to fairgrounds; Swine require health inspection within 7 days prior to entry date to fairgrounds.)  ANY EVIDENCE OF WARTS, RINGWORM, FOOT ROT, PINK EYE, DRAINING ABSCESSES, OR ANY OTHER CONTAGIOUS DISEASE WILL ELIMINATE THE ANIMAL FROM THE SHOW. See specific species for additional health requirements.

Coaching

from or near the ring is STRONGLY discouraged. This includes verbal or non-verbal coaching. If any individual becomes distracting or disruptive by their words or actions, they will be escorted from the barn/show area for the duration of the show. The Winneshiek County Fair follows the Iowa State Fair’s rules for coaching from or near the show ring.

Retagging

Exhibitors having livestock lose a tag must contact the Extension Office to make arrangements for retagging. Staff must be present at the time of retagging. Exceptions to this rule may apply where bio security is an issue. Please refer to species rules for those exceptions.

Drenching

DRENCHING of any species will not be allowed. Drenching is defined as: putting any type of tube down the throat or in the mouth of an animal to force fluids into the stomach. If there are health related concerns regarding dehydration exhibitors must contact the Extension Office immediately before implementing treatment or calling a vet. All calming agents must be reported to the Extension Office Staff before use. Exhibitors involved in drenching or non-approved use of agents will not be allowed to show the animal. There are Quality Assurance issues involved with this practice.

Late Entries

LATE ENTRIES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. For entry fee rates, see the bottom section on these General Rules and/or FairEntry website.