Hall County 4-H Newsletter

July 2022 - Fair Edition

Hall County Fair, July 20-24, 2022

In This Issue

  • Ice Cream Roll & Culinary Challenge
  • County Fair Updates
  • Fair Events & Reminders
  • Static Exhibits - Info & Tips
  • Animal Exhibits - Info & Tips
  • Horse Exhibits
  • Fair Food
  • Shout Outs
  • State Fair Information
  • Calendar
Pre-Fair Contests section heading

Ice Cream Roll & Culinary Challenge

Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Beef Pit (New Location), NE State Fairgrounds, Grand Island


The Ice Cream Roll will be held on Tuesday, July 12 with starting times every half hour from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm. 4-H’ers enrolled in Cooking 101 or Making Food for Me (Clover Kids) projects and pre-registered may participate in the Ice Cream Roll. Call the Extension Office to pre-register and reserve a time. Arrive at the time slot you have selected to begin measuring, mixing and rolling. Recipes & more information can be found at hall.unl.edu/4-h-ice-cream-roll/.


The Culinary Challenge Contest is open to any 4-H member enrolled in a Foods project. Each exhibit will consist of a theme (4-H member’s choice), a menu card, one food item prepared from the menu, recipe for the prepared food item, one or two place settings and a centerpiece. More information can be found at hall.unl.edu/4-h-culinary-challenge-hall-county/.


Deadline to sign up is Friday, July 8th. Please call Cami at 308-385-5088 if you have any questions or if you can help at either event.

County Fair Updates section heading

Hall County Fair Rules & Calendar of Events

  • General Fair Rules have been updated by the Fair Board. Please take a few minutes to review this section in the fair book!
  • Parking Information - Please park trailers to the west of the buildings. No parking between the buildings.
  • Check out the complete Hall County Fair Calendar & Schedule: hall.unl.edu/hall-county-fair/

New Exhibit Locations!

The Hall County Fair Board, along with Fonner Park, are working to make the best better! Exhibits will be moving into new locations this year. County fair events, contests, and shows will be moved closer together on the fairgrounds (to the South end). Animal exhibits will be moving into the Tom Dinsdale Automotive Cattle Barn, and 4-H and open class static exhibits will be moving into the Aurora Cooperative Pavilion building. The 4-H office will be located on the east end of Five Points Bank Arena, near the Concession area. You’ll find the ‘Little Feet on the Farm’ exhibit and Bingo in the Tom Dinsdale Automotive Barn Bar. Check out the fair calendar here for locations and times of events for the 2022 Hall County Fair! hall.unl.edu/hall-county-fair/

4-H T-Shirts

If you are new to 4-H this year and did not get a free Hall County 4-H t-shirt (provided by Hall County Farm Bureau), please stop by the Extension office to pick one up. Green & white 4-H clover t-shirts will also be available for purchase in the 4-H office at the Fair. New location: The 4-H office will be located on the east end of Five Points Bank Arena, near the Concession area.

Grand Champion Photos

Say cheese! Grand Champion photos will be taken on Saturday, July 23rd between 11:30 am and 1:00 pm in the Concession area, east end of the Five Points Bank Arena. A Grand Island Independent photographer will take a quick photo of any 4-H member who received a Grand Champion award (animal or static exhibits) for the newspaper.
County Fair Events & Reminders section heading

Clover Kids Show & Tell

Clover Kids Show & Tell, always a fun event to watch, will be held on Thursday, July 21st at 6:00 pm. The event will be held on the stage in the Aurora Cooperative Pavilion. During this event, Clover Kids will show and share about their favorite 4-H project they made and exhibited at this year’s fair, by bringing the project to the stage area between 5:30-6 pm. D’Ette will be there to greet them and get them ready for the show!


This event gives our youngest 4-H members experience in public speaking and will bolster their confidence! Pre-registration is not required. Questions? Contact D’Ette at the Extension Office at 308-385-5088. If you know a 4-H teen interested in being an announcer and interviewing the kids (we need 2), please give the office a call right away.

Rabbit & Poultry Dress-Up Contest

Come join the fun! A rabbit & poultry dress-up contest will be held on Friday, July 22 at 3 pm in the Tom Dinsdale Automotive Cattle Barn (rabbit & poultry area). The theme is: "Old MacDonald". Questions? Call LaDonna at 308-385-5088.

The Shooting Sports Trailer Returns to the Fair!

The Shooting Sports Trailer will be making an appearance at the Hall County Fair on Friday and Saturday, 4-7 pm each day. Check it out!
4-H Recognition Event, Saturday, July 23, 2022 at 2 pm, Aurora Cooperative Pavilion

Quilts of Valor Presentation

Join us at the 4-H Recognition Event at the Hall County Fair for a special Quilts of Valor presentation. A workshop was held earlier this year where Hall County 4-H members were invited to sew together a quilt top for a military member. The Sew Crazy 4-H club led this project, with the Calico Cottage quilt store in Hastings quilting the top, and club leader Barb Hovie completing the binding. Thanks to all who made this project possible!

Quilts of Valor is a nationwide community service project where quilts are created and donated to service men/women who are protecting our country and who are touched by war. A special military member, related to one of our local 4-H families, has been selected to receive this quilt. Check out the Quilt of Valor quilt on display in the 4-H static exhibit area and attend the recognition event to help us celebrate this special military member!

Cornhole Competition

New event! Hall County 4-H Council will be hosting a cornhole competition on Saturday, July 23rd at 3 pm, right after the 4-H recognition event. Prizes? Yes, of course! Look for this event in the Cattle Barn. We hope your family will join the fun! *We are needing 3 more cornhole board sets. If you would be willing to loan yours to us for the day, please call the Extension office at 308-385-5088.

Safety at the Fair

Please help us to provide a safe environment and a great experience for youth during the Hall County Fair.


  1. Keep a watchful eye on children. Children should be supervised by their parent(s) or other designated adult(s) at all times.
  2. Wear closed-toe shoes to protect your feet.
  3. Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
  4. Pay attention to the weather forecast and know where you will go if you need to seek shelter from an unexpected thunderstorm.
  5. Wash your hands after touching animals and always before eating.


Have a safe and memorable time at the fair and always keep safety your #1 priority. Let the fair fun begin!

Static Exhibits - Info & Tips section heading
Static Exhibit Entry - Wednesday, July 20, 4 - 6:30 pm, Aurora Cooperative Pavilion (NEW location);  Static Exhibit Release, Sunday, July 24, 3 - 4:30 pm, Aurora Cooperative Pavilion (NEW location)

We are looking forward to seeing all of you at the fair! As you prepare to bring your static exhibits to the fairgrounds, please read through this helpful list of reminders/tips. We want your family’s fair experience to be fun-filled and stress-free!

What is a Static Exhibit?

At fair time, you will often read or hear office staff talking about STATIC exhibits. A static exhibit is any exhibit that isn’t alive (doesn’t breathe and/or walk). They are stationary. We are usually referring to exhibits in the exhibit hall: posters, home environment exhibits like wall hangings, food, flowers, human development exhibits, woodworking, Kids College exhibits, and more! (Animals are not static exhibits.)

Entry Tags, Information Cards & Scoresheets

  • Static Exhibit Entry Tags - Watch for an email from Crystal! You will be notified when entry tags are printed and ready for you to pick up. Stop by the office, 8:30-5, to get your tags. Tip: Attach tags at home ‘before’ arriving at the fairgrounds. It will make the entry process easier for you and your family when you arrive on entry day!
  • Information Cards/Tags - Double-check…do you have all supporting information attached to the exhibit? Please check the class/dept. in the fair book to see if you need additional information on your exhibit. Many classes/departments require more information: food (recipes), food preservation (card), home environment (supporting information card), visual arts (supporting information card), photography (data tags), woodworking (plans). The office has copies of these forms available. Still not sure what you need? Call D’Ette or Joyce for help. Tip: Fill them out ahead of time. Once you are on the fairgrounds, it is not easy to get the forms filled out with all the distractions!
  • What will exhibits be judged on? Scoresheets are available for everyone to view at 4h.unl.edu/state-fair/static-exhibitor. If you would like to add additional information to your exhibit, you can! Supporting information, even when not required, is always welcomed by the judges.

Horticulture & Floriculture Exhibitors

Horticulture exhibitors- save your seed packets! To exhibit in this area, you must know your varieties and cultivars. This information must come in with your flowers and vegetables on entry day. Need information on exhibiting flowers/vegetables/ herbs/fruit items? Check out these resources when preparing entries for the fair:

Food Exhibitors

To keep food safe for our judges, please check the premium book for a list of food ingredients that are considered unsafe for fair exhibits (egg or cream cheese fillings/frostings, meat items, melted cheese on top of foods, uncooked fruit toppings, etc.). Any exhibits that require refrigeration will not be accepted. Any exhibit (food or recipe file) that includes alcohol will be disqualified.

Home Environment & Visual Arts Departments

  • New! The Visual Arts Department (Sketchbook Crossroads and Portfolio Pathways) was separated from the Home Environment Department. As a result, there is a new Visual Arts Supporting Information Card. Find it here: hall.unl.edu/hall-county-fair-information/. All Sketchbook and Portfolio projects require supporting information!

  • Reminder: Exhibits in the Visual Arts AND Home Environment must be ready for display, framed, ready to hang. No single matboard or artist canvas panels are allowed. A wrapped canvas (if staples are not visible on the edge) is accepted without framing, but must still have a hanger. Command strips are not allowed as hangers!
  • While we love to get those big, awesome home environment projects, there is a size limit – no taller than 7 feet and no wider than 6 feet. All exhibits must be easily lifted by two staff members or volunteers.

Clothing Projects

Don’t forget to bring all the clothing projects to the fairgrounds that were judged on clothing judging day! This includes Shopping in Style and Attention Shoppers exhibits, $15 challenge garments, all constructed items, and Clover Kid exhibits.

Static Exhibit Entry, Judging & Release

  • Exhibit Entry - Extension staff and the static exhibit superintendents will be available to help you. We ask that you follow the signs and place exhibits in the proper areas. Questions about your exhibit or tags, please ask. We’re here to help!
  • Judging on Thursday - To reduce distractions for the judges and superintendents, and for the safety of families (we make a little bit of a mess during judging!), please do not browse through the static exhibit area until judging is done. We know it’s hard to wait to see your ribbon placings! We will have the static exhibit area ready for public viewing no later than 4 pm on Thursday, July 21st.
  • Find a Mistake? - If you find a mistake on a placing, ribbon, scoresheet, or other, please let D’Ette or Joyce know right away. Often, we can correct the mistake immediately and before premium checks are printed. We appreciate your help!
  • Exhibit Release - Please plan to pick up your exhibits on Sunday, July 24th from 3-4:30 pm. If you are unable to do so, please find a family member or friend who can help. All exhibits not picked up have to be loaded up & returned to the Extension Office, adding to the workload of staff/volunteers.
  • Premium Checks - Sunday, July 24th, 3-4:30 pm. As you pick up your exhibits, be sure to pick up your premium check. A staff member will be available in the Aurora Cooperative Pavilion to hand out the checks. Be sure to thank a fair board member!


Champion Photos & 4-H Recognition Event

Champion Photos - If you were selected as an Outstanding Exhibitor in the static exhibit hall, don't forget to have your picture taken by the GI Independent photographer on Saturday, July 23rd from 11:30-1:00 in the Concession area, east end of the Five Points Bank Arena. (While you're there, make sure to eat at the 4-H Family Luncheon!)


The 4-H Recognition Event will also be held on Saturday, July 23rd @ 2:00 pm in the Aurora Cooperative Pavilion. During the event, we will award trophies to the Outstanding Exhibitors in the static exhibit hall, as well as Volunteer awards and Shooting Sports awards. If you were selected as an Outstanding Exhibitor, please come to this event to be recognized and receive your trophy!

2022 Hall County Fair Book

The Fair Book contains 4-H project class descriptions, premiums & much more. Check it out here: hall.unl.edu/hall-county-fair/. The website also includes additional forms, data tags & supporting information cards, as well as a summary of new classes & class changes.


Please review ALL AREAS of the 2022 Fair Book that pertain to your projects. You may download a copy of the 2022 Fair Book here: hall.unl.edu/hall-county-fair/ or you may pick up a paper copy at the Extension Office.

Animal Exhibits - Info & Tips section heading
Livestock Entry & Check-In, Wednesday, July 20th, 4-6:30 pm, Tom Dinsdale Automotive Cattle Barn (NEW location); Livestock Exhibit Release, Sunday, July 24th, 4:30 pm, Tom Dinsdale Automotive Cattle Barn (NEW location)

Animal Exhibitors - Sign Up for Text Messages

We will be utilizing text messaging again this year to keep you updated of any last minute changes, updates, when show programs are ready for viewing, sign-up for the auction, etc. Please complete the following google form by July 13th to receive text messages: https://forms.gle/tKzdypMc8s4knPtE6.

Poultry & Rabbit Cage Setup

  • Thursday, July 14th @4:00pm
  • Tom Dinsdale Automotive Cattle Barn (New location)


All poultry & rabbit exhibitors are asked to please help with cage setup. Many hands make quick work!

Livestock Check-In, Parking and Stalling

  • Stall Assignments be posted at 9:00 am Wednesday morning, and families may begin setting up at that time. When unloading equipment, please unload and move your vehicle to make room for the next 4-H family, then return to set up your pen/stalls.
  • Parking Information - Please park trailers to the west of the buildings. No parking between the buildings.
  • Livestock packets for the Hall County Fair will be provided for each member. When you arrive for exhibit check-in, please pick up your packet at the livestock office on the east side of Five Points Bank Arena (New location).
  • Poultry & Rabbit Exhibitors - The Cattle Barn is much cooler than being outside, but it can still get warm in there. Some ideas to think about are: frozen water bottles, half gallon milk jug to use as poultry water dish, leave extra key in case of emergency overheating of animal (if choosing to lock cages). Herdsmanship will be required, so please keep your area clean!

Stall Decorating Theme

The theme for the 2022 Hall County Fair Stall Decorating for clubs and families is “Nebraska...The Good Life”. Show off your 4-H pride by decorating your club or family area. This has been lots of fun in past years!

Show Attire

Show attire includes the following shirt options: green or white clover t-shirts, white button-up with 4-H armband, green Hall County 4-H shirt issued last year, red #4HStrong shirt issued three years ago, or royal blue Hall Co. 4-H shirt issued five years ago. State Fair or AKSARBEN shirts are NOT permitted. Attire includes dark jeans and closed toed shoes. Shirts and armbands are available at the office for purchase (& will be available at the Fair after check-in).

Bucket Calf Project

4-H members enrolled in the Bucket Calf project have a record book to complete! The record book counts for 25% of your total points at the Hall County Fair, so be sure to turn it in to the Extension staff when your calf is entered onto the fairgrounds. *Please note that the bucket calf show is considered showmanship for the calves and their exhibitors.

Champion Signs

Champion & Reserve signs, donated by generous 4-H donors including the Pollock family and the Paul Rauert Memorial, will be available to hang above the 4-H member’s stalls or pens. The signs will be reused from year-to-year and therefore must be returned (after being cleaned) to the livestock office on Sunday, July 24th so they can be used next year.

Livestock Auction Information

  • Auction Sign Up - Google forms will again be used for Livestock Auction sign up. Be sure to enter your cell phone information in the above link. As soon as a show is over, a link will be sent via text message to all individuals eligible for the auction. You will have 2 hours from the end of the show to sign up ONE market animal that was shown that day. Buyer thank you notes will be available at the livestock office. Please complete the thank-you, place in the brown envelope, write the name of the 4-H member and the species of the livestock it is for on the outside of the envelope, and place the completed thank you in the designated box outside the livestock office. Thank you’s must be completed BEFORE going through the Auction.
  • Livestock Sale Cards are still available at the Extension Office. These are great for youth to distribute to potential auction supporters! Remember to ask supporters to bring the card with them to the auction. Then the youth they are supporting will be entered in a drawing for a prize!

Beef Carcass Contest

A Beef Carcass Contest will be offered again at the Hall County Fair. Beef exhibitors will have the opportunity to have a carcass ultrasound done on their cattle after the beef show on Saturday. Friends of 4-H has generously agreed to cover the cost of one animal per youth for the carcass contest. If 4-H exhibitors would like to have a carcass ultrasound done on more than one animal, the cost will be $20 per head for each additional animal. There will be a grand and a reserve champion announced at the auction. Sign up at check-in on Wednesday! Following the completion of beef ultrasound, it will be available for other livestock species at the same cost.

4-H Dog Exhibitors

Dog Show Setup: July 20th at 6 pm in the arena.

Dog Show: Thursday, July 21st at 4:30 pm (please arrive by 4 pm to check in)

*Please come & help with setup on July 20th, and take-down after the show if possible. Below you will find a list of what will be tested for each of the classes.


Showmanship (loop lead or martingale)

  • Handler’s appearance: Jeans, 4-H t-shirt and tennis shoes/boots
  • Dog grooming and appearance: Bathed and brushed, flea and tick free, toenails trimmed, teeth and ears cleaned
  • Handling and showing of the dog: movement of handler with the dog, stacking dog, completion of pattern
  • Knowledge of the dog: Anatomy, common vaccines, breed of your dog, working group, country of origin, internal and external parasites, nutrition (kind of dog food, how much/often eats)

Obedience (6 ft. leash and flat collar or choke collar)

  • Heal on leash and Figure 8
  • Stand for Exam
  • Recall
  • Long sit (1minute)
  • Long down (3 minutes)

Agility

  • Dog must be 18 months or older
  • Flat/buckle collar (no hanging tags)
  • Level 1 - 6 obstacles
  • Level 2 - 10 obstacles
  • Level 3 - 10 obstacles off leash
  • Level 4 - 13 obstacles off leash

Dog Show Rule Book Changes

4-H Dog Exhibitor - there have been some updates made in the Nebraska 4-H Dog Show Manual. Please review the rulebook in its entirety here: 4hfairbook.unl.edu/fairbookview.php/animals/4. We also ask that you carefully review the dog section of the Hall County Fair Book prior to practicing for the Fair, hall.unl.edu/hall-county-fair/.
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Horse Ride Night

The Hall County ride night will be held at Fonner Park’s Thompson Arena July 6th from 6-8 pm. This is the only opportunity to make corrections to the program/add classes! Remember: to be eligible for high point honors, you must be in attendance or have a representative at 2 of the 3 meetings. There will be a sign-in sheet at ride night; make sure you get signed in for attending.

Senior Horse Exhibitors

If you are a senior in high school or in your last year of eligibility showing in the Hall County 4-H Horse Show, and would like to be recognized during the Grand Entry portion of the show, submit a paragraph about yourself to the Extension office by the Horse Right Night on July 6th.

Hall County 4-H Horse Show Information

The Hall County 4-H Horse Show is quickly approaching! Check in will be from 7-8 am Friday morning, July 22nd at Thompson Arena. Families will stall their horses next to their trailer. The show will start at 8 am. (Please be sure to clean up the area around the trailer before leaving. This includes picking up any trash, filling in holes from a horse that might dig or paw at the ground and cleaning up manure.) Questions? Call the office or check with superintendents Ramona Schafer and Karen Nagel.


Volunteers Needed to Make Horse Show Run Smoothly: We would like to ask all 4-H horse exhibitors to help during the following classes. Responsibilities for the clubs will include checking 4-H’ers in for the classes, running the gate & possibly handing out ribbons.

  • Western/Reining Classes - Prairie Drifters
  • English Classes - Independent Families
  • Speed/Cattle Classes - Lazy K Silver Spurs
  • Showmanship/Halter - Lazy K Silver Spurs
  • Trail - All Clubs
Fair Food section header

Hungry? You won’t leave hungry from the Hall County Fair! The following free meals are available to 4-H families. Please thank our awesome sponsors!

  • Wednesday - Free Hot Dog Meal provided by Pathway Bank on Wednesday evening, July 20th, from 5-7 pm for 4-H families. Stop by the Five Points Bank arena concessions while checking in on Wednesday. A BIG thanks to Pathway Bank for supporting Hall County 4-H!
  • THURSDAY - Ag Appreciation Meal will be on Thursday evening from 5-7 pm in the Aurora Cooperative Pavilion (outdoor). All 4-H families/superintendents are invited!
  • THURSDAY - BINGO and ICE CREAM! Sit down and try your hand at BINGO and enjoy some cold ice cream! Free ice cream for anyone playing BINGO at the Tom Dinsdale Automotive Barn Bar from 6:30-8:30 pm.
  • SATURDAY - The 4-H Family Luncheon is scheduled for Saturday, July 23rd from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm in the Concession area, east end of the Five Points Bank Arena. All 4-H alumni are welcome to attend! A BIG thank you to AGI, who is sponsoring this meal! We also received donations for the Family Luncheon from Dairy Queen-Capital Ave, Super Saver, Equitable Bank and Hall County 4-H Council. Help us thank our community businesses that make this event happen! Don’t forget, the 4-H Recognition event will follow the luncheon at 2:00 pm at the Aurora Cooperative Pavilion stage.
  • SUNDAY - We will wrap up the fair with the Livestock Buyer’s Meal and 4-H Livestock Auction. All business representatives/buyers, 4-H families and volunteers are welcome to attend this meal on Sunday from 3:30-5:30 pm in the Concession area, east end of the Five Points Bank Arena. Thank you, AKRS Equipment!
Shout Outs section heading

4-H Bicycle Road-E-O Results

The 4-H Bicycle Road-E-O was held June 2nd at the Extension office. During the Bike Road-E-O, 4-H’ers rode through an obstacle course where they had the opportunity to practice bike safety while using their bicycle skills, followed by a written test to check their bicycle knowledge. Trophies were sponsored by Blue Rock Coffee Company, Harb Landscaping & Supply Inc. and JBS.

The following awards were given:

Senior Division:

  • Cody Schimmer - Champion, Purple
  • Eva Lindiman - Reserve, Purple

Intermediate Division:

  • Hailey Allan - Champion, Purple
  • Sophie Parr - Reserve, Purple
  • Julia Stauss – Blue
  • Noah Johnson - Blue

Junior Division:

  • Kiera Lindiman - Champion, Purple
  • Ada White - Reserve, Purple
  • Naomi Frederick - Purple
  • Asher White - Purple
  • Genesis White – Blue
  • Grace Johnson - Blue

Clover Kid Participants:

  • Castlett Langholz
  • Emma Allan
2022 Hall County 4-H Bike Road-E-O participants

Congratulations to Travis Svitak!

Travis participated in the State 4-H Speech Contest & received 6th place/purple ribbon in the Intermediate division. Fifty-seven senior-age youth and ninety-seven intermediate-age youth from 46 counties participated in the Nebraska 4-H State Public Speaking Contest on Friday, June 24th at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln East Campus Union. Youth participated in one or more of the following contests: Speech, Public Service Announcement (PSA), or Impromptu Speech. The contest had 185 entries between the three contests. Great job Travis!!

2022 4-H Fashion Show Results

Family and Consumer Science Contest

  • Grand Champion, Senior Division - Adrian Svitak
  • Reserve Champion, Senior Division - Kaylee Powell
  • Grand Champion, Junior Division - Remi Buchfinck
  • Reserve Champion, Junior Division - Travis Svitak

2022 Outstanding Models

  • Overall Grand Champion Senior Model - Jenna Rauert
  • Overall Grand Champion Junior Model - Brianna Powell
  • Outstanding Model, STEAM Level 1 - Brianna Powell
  • Outstanding Model, STEAM Level 2 & 3 – Kajetan Hubl
  • Outstanding Model, Beyond the Needle - Grace Reimers
  • Outstanding Model, Attention Shoppers – Rebekah Klein
  • Outstanding Model, Attention Shoppers $15 Challenge – Kiera Lindiman
  • Outstanding Model, Shopping in Style - Jenna Rauert
  • Outstanding Model, Shopping in Style $15 Challenge - Kaylee Powell

State Fair Fashion Show Models

  • Kaylee Powell
  • Peyton Allan
  • Jenna Rauert - Shopping in Style
  • Peyton Allan - Shopping in Style

State Fair Fashion Show Alternates

  • Kajetan Hubl
  • Eva Lindiman
  • Kaylee Powell - Shopping in Style
  • Eva Lindiman - Shopping in Style

Fashion Show Winners
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State Fair Animal & Contest Entry

State Fair animal & contest entries must be made online in ShoWorks before 5:00 PM CST on August 10. This entry process must be completed by the 4-H exhibitor (or their family). Fees must be paid using a debit/credit card. There are no other options for payment. Watch your email for more information & the ShoWorks entry link. State Fair rules & regulations can be found here: 4h.unl.edu/state-fair. Please review these thoroughly before arriving at State Fair.

NEW - State Fair Chicken BBQ Contest

  • August 28, 2022
  • Raising NE Building, NE State Fair

Each participant will grill 4 chicken thighs with their special technique on an outdoor grill (supplied) over charcoal. They will also do an oral presentation on facts such as the nutritional value of chicken in our diet, the chicken industry in Nebraska, etc. Judges will also be judging the grilling process as well as tasting the finished product.


All participants will receive a free grill and the winner will receive a $750 scholarship from Nebraska Poultry Industries. All entries must be valid 4-H members. Deadline to sign up is August 10, 2022. Go to 4hfairbook.unl.edu/fairbookview.php/contests/58 for more details.

2022 Calendar - Upcoming Events

  • July 6 - Horse Ride Night, 6-8 pm at Thompson Arena, Fonner Park.

  • July 9-13 - Fonner Park State 4-H Horse Expo

  • July 12 - Ice Cream Roll & Culinary Challenge, 4:30-6:30 pm at the Beef Pit, NE State Fairgrounds.

  • July 20-24 - Hall County Fair

  • August 10 - Entry deadline for 4-H livestock & contests at the Nebraska State Fair.

  • August 26 - September 5 - Nebraska State Fair