York County 4-H Blast

August 6, 2019

A BIG Fair Thank You!

Fair season is, without a doubt, our favorite time of year. It is the one time of year where we get see all of our 4-H members within the span of a week and that is just the best! Fair is nothing without the people who make it happen. And in York County, we certainly are not short on “make it happen” people. Thank you to the superintendents and volunteers who sign up to spearhead the various shows and judging events. Thank you to the 4-H Council members for their support of the 4-H program and offer a helping hand at a moment’s notice. Thank you to the Extension Board members who came to various fair events. Thank you to the managers and 4-H families who kept the 4-H Food Stand running throughout the week. Thank you to the Ag Society members who make sure we have what we need at all times and are always supportive of our 4-H and FFA exhibitors. Most of all, thank you to all the 4-H families who came out to the fair and gave it their all. The best thing about county fair is the opportunity to see their hard work in the spotlight and see kids shine like no other. Looking forward to next year!

County Fair Herdsmanship Results


Champion – McClover Jct

Reserve Champion – Waco Livestock and Gresham Livestock

Purple – Lively Livestock, Janzen and Bowman

Blue – High Loper

Red – High Point

Sheep –

Champion – McClover Jct

Reserve Champion – High Point

Blue – High Lopers

Red – Waco Livestock, Lively Livestock


Champion – Happy Hoppers

Reserve Champions – High Point

Blue – Lively Livestock

County Fair Premium Checks

Don't forget to pick up your county fair premium check at our office this month! All exhibitors who entered items at the county fair receive a premium check. Checks will not be mailed so be sure to stop in and get yours.

State 4-H Dog Show

State Dog Show Entry forms, Fees & Vaccination forms are due to our office by the end of the day August 9th, 2019.

Reminder: The State 4-H Dog Show will take place in Lincoln this year.

All the documents needed and additional information can be found on the Dog Show Webpage https://4h.unl.edu/dog-show

Nebraska State Fair Entries

All 4-H in-person entries for the Nebraska State Fair are the responsibility of the 4-H member and families. This includes all contests, livestock and animal entries. Entries will be made directly into the State Fair using the ShoWorks program. Entries must be made online by 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 10, 2019.
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State Fair Static Exhibits

All non-perishable exhibits should be returned to the Extension Office by August 19 at 5 PM.

Food and Horticulture Exhibits should be returned to the Extension Office on

August 21 at 7:30 – 8:30 AM

Our office transports and checks in all state fair static exhibits for judging.

Check the York County Fair book for details about prep


visit http://4h.unl.edu to find the State 4-H Fair Book.

Make sure all pieces are marked with your name and county, and information sheets/recipes are included if necessary.

Exhibits will be returned to our office from Grand Island on Tuesday, September 3.

State Fair Static Exhibitor Discount Tickets

NEW in 2019, our 4-H static exhibitor families will be able to order discount passes directly from the Nebraska State Fair! Orders can be placed using the following link and password. Please remember the opportunity to order these discounted tickets is for static exhibitors and their families only. The misuse of this resource may eliminate this opportunity in the future, so please encourage your families not to share this link. Note: We can track who ordered tickets and match with their 4-H participation. There is a limit of 10 tickets per exhibitor.

Static exhibitor discount ticket link: https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/2036182/nebraska-state-fair-exhibitor-admission-lincoln-nebraska-state-fairlivestock

Password: 4-HEXHIB

Note: 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. This process has not changed for those exhibitors coming to the fair.

Note: The Nebraska State Fair also has several great NEW discount ticket options available to the general public. You can share the following link with any 4-H families and stakeholders who are planning to go to the fair: https://www.statefair.org/buy-tickets for additional details.

All advance ticket options are available now until midnight on August 22nd at 11:59 PM CST.

Aksarben Stock Show Reminder

Entries are due August 30th at Noon

Where do you enter?

What can you enter?
- Livestock : goats, sheep, beef, swine, poultry
- Judging Contest : collegiate contest, youth contest
- Quiz Bowl
- Honor Show Chow Fitting Challenge

About Us

Extension is a Division of the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln cooperating with the Counties and the United States Department of Agriculture.

University of Nebraska–Lincoln Extension educational programs abide with the nondiscrimination policies of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and the United States Department of Agriculture.