York County 4-H Blast

July 27, 2017

4-H Clothing Exhibit Judging is Friday, July 28!

Entry Times for 4-H Exhibits:

  • Clothing, Quilt and Fashion Show Judging, Cornerstone BuildingFriday, July 28
  • Home Environment; Heritage/Citizenship; Photography; Child Development; Consumer Management; Safety; Personal Development Exhibit Entry; Home Ec Building8-10 AM on Tuesday, August 1
Interview Judging (Optional) - 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM

  • Dog Show, Cornerstone BuildingTuesday, August 1 at 4:00 PM
  • Clover Kid Exhibit Entry & Judging, Home Ec Building 6-8 PM on Tuesday, Aug 1
  • 4-H & FFA Environmental Education; Outdoor Safety; Agronomy; Plant Science; Science, Engineering & Technology (SET) Judging, Ag Hall – Wednesday, August 2

Interview Judging (Optional) - 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM

  • 4-H Foods Exhibit Entry, Home Ec Building – 8-10 AM on Wednesday, August 2
Interview Judging (Optional) - 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM

  • Companion Animal Show, Cornerstone Building – Wednesday, August 2 at 2 PM
  • Sheep and Goat Check-In – 4-6 PM on Wednesday, August 2.
  • Rabbit and Poultry – 6-9 PM on Wednesday, August 2.
  • Swine – Must arrive by 9:00 PM on Wednesday, August 2

Check in 8:00 to 10:00 AM on Thursday, August 3

  • Dairy, Dairy Goat & Bucket Calves – Must arrive by 9:00 PM on Wed, August 2

Check in 9:00 to 10:00 AM on Thursday, August 3

  • Market & Breeding Beef – Must arrive by 9:00 PM on Wednesday, August 2

Check in 1-3 PM on Thursday, August 3

All Animals in place by 9:00 PM on Wednesday, August 2

Entry Tags Available

4-H Exhibit Entry Tags are printed and available for pick up at the Extension Office. This will allow exhibitors to tag their items prior to bringing them to fair, which will make the check-in process much more efficient.

New Photography Exhibit Data Tags

New data tags for Level II and III photography exhibits are available on the following website: http://4h.unl.edu/fairbook/communications-expressive-arts/photography

4-H Family Meal

Wednesday, Aug. 2nd, 6-8pm

4-H Building on the Fairgrounds

Your family is invited to a 4-H meal on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. in the 4-H Building. Families can sit down and eat or grab and go. The meal is provided by our Diamond Level Sponsors: ADM, 3-D Supply, Western Edge and Janssen Ford. This is exclusively for 4-H families.

The Cornerstone Building Concession Stand will be open during the Dog & Livestock Shows


We will be live streaming several of the shows in the Cornerstone Building this year. Follow our Facebook page to catch the action live!


State Fair Entry Open

Online entry for contests and livestock is now open! Entries are due August 10.

The entry site can be found at the following link.

AKSARBEN Entry Process

The 2017 AKSARBEN Entry process will be an online entry process. The entry process opens Monday, July 24. Entries will be accepted through August 31 at the published entry fee rates. More information will be provided soon. Complete login and entry instructions will be posted on the aksarbenstockshow.com website

Discount State Fair Tickets

4-H families can purchase discounted tickets for the Nebraska State Fair through the York County Extension office. Orders must be in by Monday, August 7.

FYI, outside gate admission will be $12.00, with $5.00 days on Monday, August 28 and Wednesday, August 30. Tuesday, August 29 will be $2.00 gate admission and Thursday, August 31 will be $3.00 gate admission Children 6 to 12 will be $3.00 every day and children 5 and under will be free every day.

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4-H Clover Chase: A Nebraska 150 Event

Nebraska 4-H, in partnership with the Nebraska 4-H Foundation, is celebrating the Nebraska Statehood 150 with the 4-H Clover Chase!

Between March 1 - August 15, 2017, Nebraska 4-H will be hosting a photo scavenger hunt for all 4-H members. Using an app, participants will complete challenges and submit photo entries on social media using #NE4HChase. After submitting photos and earning 150 points, participants will be eligible to receive a commemorative water bottle from their local Nebraska Extension Office and will be entered into a drawing to win a drone with video capability. The Nebraska Extension Office with the highest percentage of participation wins a free National Youth Science Day kit!

Complete details about the 4-H Clover Chase can be found at http://4h.unl.edu/clover-chase. Celebrate Nebraska’s Statehood, and Nebraska 4-H, by participating in this fun-filled opportunity with your friends, club, or family!

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.

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