Pawnee County Fair Updates
Clean Up Day: July 27
Trash Pick & Bathroom Cleaning Schedule
- Thursday, Flying Tigers & Independents
- Friday, Little Wranglers & Creative Hands
- Saturday, Cloverleafers & Freedom Riders
Safety on the Fairgrounds
County fair should be a time of fun, but youth can never be too careful when it comes to strangers. Before fair sit down youth your youth and talk with them about what they should do when talking or interacting with older youth or adults they do not know.
Some suggestions include:
- Have your youth tell you (their parent) or a trusted adult where they are going.
- Youth should always have a buddy and avoid being along with someone they do not know.
- Remind them to not reveal too much about themselves to people they do not know, no matter how friendly the person may be.
- Tell them that making a decision to leave a situation where they feel uncomfortable or unsafe can be hard and scary. But ask them to tell you (their parent) or a trusted adult about what happened and who was there.
Clover Kids Show: August 3
Clover Kids Entry Form
Check Out & Clean Up: August 4
- All exhibitors in the 4-H Animal Shows and 4-H Premium Sale are required to wear a white shirt 4-H T-shirt or long sleeve white blouse with a 4-H armband for horse events. 4-H Club/County, State Fair and Ak-Sar-Ben shirts are not considered appropriate. FFA shirts will be allowed for those exhibitors participating as a FFA member.
- Dark blue jeans are preferred. Dark blue jeans or white pants are allowed for dairy and dairy goat exhibitors.
- Shoes or boots providing adequate protection and comfort for the exhibitor are preferred. Hard soled shoes or boots are required in the beef division.
- No hats, caps or other types of headgear are to be worn in the show ring.
- Youth are asked to wear the green Pawnee County 4-H shirt during the Livestock Premium Sale.
- There is no dress code for Clover Kids.
Show shirts and arm bands are available for purchase from the Extension Office. We have a few donated, gently used white button down blouses which families can pick up at no cost.
Tagging or Tattoo
- Broiler record books are judged based on completeness and are turned in at check in.
- Bucket calf record books are handed to the judge during the bucket calf show and the judge will ask the youth questions based on their record book.
Both record books can be found online (HERE) or picked up in the office.
Again this year, youth who are doing an exceptional job at maintaining a clean barn and keeping animals feed and watered for their animals and helping out other 4-Hers with their animals can be nominated for a Herdsmanship Award. Parents, club leaders, and 4-H’ers may nominate youth for this award along with a sentence or two about why they are nominating them. These Herdsmanship Awards will be presented during the premium sale.
Home Environment: Design Decisions, Sketchbook Crossroads, Portfolio Pathways, & Preserving Herlooms
NOTE: Projects without supporting information will not be selected for state fair.
Static Check In: July 29
All non-livestock projects will be checked in for judging on Monday, July 29 from 5-7pm at the fairgrounds. Please plan ahead and have entry tags filled out before arriving at the fairgrounds. Pick up entry tags at the office and contact Karly for help in identifying what class exhibits fit into. Refer to "How to Enter Static Exhibits".
State Fair Livestock Entries: August 10
To enter livestock projects, please visit https://statefair.org/competitions-and-participate/competitions/4-h-ffa-exhibitors
Nebraska Extension - Pawnee County
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. The 4-H Youth Development program abides with the nondiscrimination policies of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the United States Department of Agriculture.