New for fair 2020!
Due to the excessive use of wood chips in recent years, the Fair Board will no longer be providing wood chips for exhibitors. The Fair Board will bed the the pens at the beginning of fair and it will be the exhibitors responsibility to provide their own wood chips and bed them after that. Exhibitors may only use wood chips, no hay, straw, or other types of bedding. Any questions, please contact a fair board member or the extension office.
2020 Antelope County Fair Schedule of 4-H Events*
**All shooting sports events are subject to change of date, time and/or place.**
Sunday, July 12
Shooting Sports Contest – Archery, BB Gun, Air Rifle, Shot Gun, & .22 Rifle
(Schedule will be sent out when pre-registrations are in)
Monday, July 20
6:30 p.m. – Pre Fair Clean Up
Friday, July 24
Style Revue & Clothing Construction ends at noon
Monday, July 27
6:30 p.m. – Pre Fair Clean Up
Tuesday, July 28
9:00 a.m. – 4-H/FFA Dog Show. All released after judging.
10:30 a.m. – 4-H/FFA Cat Show. All released after judging. 4-H/FFA Small Pet Show will follow the cat show. All released after judging.
4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. – Entry Day for Favorite Foods (all will be interviewed, 4-H’ers will receive interview schedule prior to fair)
4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. – Clover Kid Entries & Interviews
Wednesday, July 29
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Entry day for ALL 4-H/FFA exhibits other than livestock (except clothing, photography, favorite foods, and Clover Kid entries)
– Interviews will occur for the Decorated Cake Project
– Judging Exhibits in Youth Exhibit Building
– Food Interviews will begin at 10:00 a.m. Certain food exhibits interviewed.
– Entries entered after 1:00 p.m. will be marked late and dropped a ribbon place. Enter at Exhibit Building. No clothing exhibits will be accepted.
4:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. – 4-H & FFA Livestock Entry Begins
Thursday, July 30
10 am – Market beef will be weighed
– Check in all 4-H & FFA Livestock (Beef, Sheep, Swine, Dairy, Poultry, Rabbits and Horses) with superintendents in livestock barn
1:00 p.m. – 4-H/FFA Dairy Show. (Milkers released after show)
– 4-H/FFA Horse Show (Trail, Timed Events, Ground Roping, and Working Stock)
2:00 p.m. – Weigh 4-H & FFA Animals starts. Order of weighing is: Goats, Sheep, Swine and Beef.
3:00 p.m.- Bucket Calf show
5:00 p.m. – Registration for Livestock Judging Contest
5:30 p.m. – Livestock judging contest will start
Friday, July 31
8:30 a.m. – 4-H/FFA Horse Show (Judged Events – except Working Stock)
– 4-H/FFA Rabbit and Chicken shows-run simultaneously
2:00 p.m. – 4-H/FFA Goat Show
– 4-H/FFA Sheep Show Immediately After Goat Show
Saturday, August 1
7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. – Pancake Breakfast – Sponsored by Farmer’s Pride
8:00 a.m. – 4-H/FFA Swine Show
11:00 a.m. – 4-H/FFA Beef Show. Refer to show schedule for order.
2:00 p.m. – Bucket Calf Show
4:00 p.m. – Premium Auction
Sunday, August 2
10:30 a.m. – Small animal then large animal Round Robin
12:30 p.m. – 4-H Fashion Revue & Awards Ceremony Location: Show Arena
3:00 p.m. – Clean up start time. All 4-H/FFA Exhibits Released after clean up Exhibits must be picked up and out of the Youth Exhibit Building by 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, August 4
6:30 p.m. – Post Fair Clean Up
NOTE: All exhibitors are required to clean up their exhibit and/or stall area before they can leave from the fair on Sunday. This means that all barns must be cleaned – wood chips and manure must be placed in designated areas.
*Not all events are set yet. Check back for updates as they become available
4-H is an educational program that helps young people develop new skills, explore possible career choices and serve their communities. It is one of the largest and most respected youth organizations in the world! 4-H is a community of young people, ages 5-19, who are learning leadership, citizenship, and life skills. 4-H empowers youth to reach their full potential by working and learning in partnership with community members. Youth between the ages of 8 and 18 by January 1 of the current year may join 4-H. The Clover Kid program is for children age 5-7 as of January 1 and features educational projects and activities that are non-competitive. Youth may join a club in their area or may be an independent member.
The 4-H Fairbook lists all the available projects with the rules and regulations for 4-H & FFA exhibitors.