Hamilton County Hi-Lights

Pre Fair Information!!! June 19, 2019

Prefair Entries- DUE BY JULY 8 & 9


Pre-fair entry is filling out a form to tell us exactly what you are bringing to the fair: your bucket calf named Billy, the best muffins ever, a skirt you made with Grandma, a rocket destined for the moon! These forms are due to us by July 8 & 9. The forms can be found on our website (www.hamilton.unl.edu) or in our office. You can also find livestock, dog, cat & companion animal forms, static entry forms, photo tags, home environment tags and fashion show forms on our website.

Hamilton County pre-fair registration can also be completed online at https://hamilton.fairwire.com starting July 1. This is our preferred method to register exhibits for the Hamilton County Fair. The online registration process ensures that your entries are submitted correctly and it is easy to do! The online method will be available starting July 1 until July, 10th at 5:00 pm

We will also accept paper entries in our office and by email. These forms are under the fair section on our website: www.hamilton.unl.edu These forms need to be turned into us by July 8 & 9.

Horticulture & Floriculture do not have to be pre-entered and will be accepted the night of check-in, July 24.

Please call us or stop by if you need any help. We are here for you!

Prefair Newletter- mailed to families June 19, 2019

Prefair Clean Up- Clubs and Independant Members

Getting the fairgrounds ready for the fair is a very important job. "Many hands make light work." Please plan on joining us on Saturday, July 20th from 8 am to noon to get everything ready. Clean up after the fair will take place on Sunday, July 28th starting at 3 pm.
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Food Stand Sign Up

The 4-H Food Stand is the primary fundraiser put on by the Hamilton County 4-H Council. This fundraiser allows them to provide free enrollment, free manuals and half price summer workshops to all Hamilton County 4-H youth. Please click on the box below to sign up for a shift. All club members and independent members are expected to take a shift. Thank you.

Special County Only Projects

We've added some new county only projects for the 2019 fair. They can be found on page 42 of the fairbook that is printed by the Aurora News-Register.

When entering them into the online system the N150 Stepping Stone can be found under Design Decisions. The Your Choice! Design Your Own! entries can be found under Personal Development.

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Nebraska State Fair Eligibility

ELIGIBILITY FOR THE NEBRASKA STATE FAIR Only static exhibits receiving a Purple Ribbon in county competition are eligible to advance to the Nebraska State Fair. Classes that are listed as a “900” number are not eligible to advance to state fair, regardless of ribbon placement.

CHANGE: State Fair Exhibitor Discount Tickets, from the state 4-H office

New in 2019! 4-H youth exhibiting static exhibits at the Nebraska State Fair will order advance discount tickets directly from the Nebraska State Fair. Discount tickets will no longer be available through the county offices. Details on ordering tickets will be available soon.

All livestock exhibitors and in-person event exhibitors (contests, fashion show, presentations) will still be able to order discounted tickets when they enter in ShoWorks for State Fair. Additional information is available in the Operations Handbook.

4-H Exhibitor T-Shirt- Sign up by Monday, July 1

Did you sign up for your free 4-H Exhibitor t-shirt? Any youth showing in the Hamilton County Fair may sign up to receive a complimentary t-shirt from Hamilton County Farm Bureau. Just click the button below!

The shirts will be available for pick up in the Ag Building on pre-fair entry night- Wednesday, July 25th from 4 pm to 9 pm.