Fairs & Contests


Richardson County 4-H/FFAJunior Fair

July 24 - 30, 2017

Entry Forms
    • Animal Entry Forms - Due July 1st
    • Contest Entry Forms - Due July 1st
    • Fashion Show Entry Forms - Due July 1st
      • SF184 required for Shopping in Style - Due July 15th
      • SF24 required for Fashion Show - Due July 15th
    • Ag Building Entry Forms - Due July 15th 
Animal Identification

Refer to the Animal Identification Guidelines for a breakdown of requirements for County, State, and Ak-Sar-Ben.   All ID Sheets, DNA envelopes, and Breeding Nomination Cards must first be submitted to the Extension Office by the deadline.  The Extension Office will then send the information on to the State Fair and/or Ak-Sar-Ben.

Quality Assurance

Livestock Quality Assurance will be transitioning to Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA) effective March 1st.  YQCA will be available through 4honline.com.  The cost will be $12.00 per youth per year.  Watch your email for more information as this new format rolls out.


2016 Richardson County Junior Fair Results

Nebraska State Fair

August 25 - September4, 2017

2016 State Fair Results


September 28 - October 1, 2017

Fonner Park, Nebraska State Fair Grounds,      Grand Island, Nebraska


Speaking Contest

    • SPEECH:  The Speech Contest provides 4-H'ers the opportunity to learn to express themselves clearly, organize their ideas, and have confidence.
    • PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT:  In the Public Service Announcement (PSA) Contest, 4-H'ers submit a 60 second "radio commercial" promoting 4-H.  The PSA contest will be held via audio only (not in person).
    • PRESENTATIONS: Presentations provide 4-H'ers the opportunity to learn to express themselves clearly and convincingly, organize their ideas and present them in logical order, research subjects, have confidence in themsepves and emphasize the major points through the use of visuals or examples.

Music Contest

Performing music can be a way to gain self satisfaction or communicate with an audience.  Music sends messages with sound.  As you work on your project, you also will develop the life skills of communication, decision making, leadership, citizenship, coping with change, and learning how to learn.

    • Vocal
    • Piano
    • Instrumental

Shooting Sports

PASE/Life Challenge