The 2022 Burt County Fair will be held on the Burt County Fairgrounds in Oakland, NE - July 15-July 19 2022. 

2022 Burt County Fair Book

If you have questions please contact Nebraska Extension in Burt County at 402-374-2929.

Pre-entry information!! DUE TO THE OFFICE (email or text works too) BY WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29TH!

4-H King & Queen Voting - VOTES ARE DUE NO LATER THAN 4:30 P.M. ON TUESDAY, JULY 5, 2022

Bring to Clothing Day, July 11, 2022 at the Tekamah Auditorium, 9 a.m.

    • Clothing, Knitting, or Crochet
      • Identification Labels - Each item entered as a clothing, knitting or crochet exhibit must have a label attached stating: County, Exhibitors Name, and age, project name and class in which garment is entered, and the number of years enrolled in the project exhibited. Wool entries must have the fiber content listed on the identification label. Attach a label on every component of the outfit using safety pins or by basting. Not responsible for unlabeled items.
    • Knitting and Crochet
    • Fashion Show

Livestock Exhibitors info!

  • Bedding
    • Club leaders please let the office know if you would like individual invoices sent to families for bedding for beef used OR if you would rather have a club invoice sent to you as the club leader, after fair.
  • Cat, Dog, & Ferret Entries
  • Bucket Calves
    • Bucket calves need a record book with their entry.
    • Bring this to the bucket calf interview at the fair.
    • Bucket Calf Project Record

Bring to Fair Check-in with your Static Exhibits!!!

Communications & Expressive Arts

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     Consumer & Family Science

    • Human Development
      • Information Sheets for classes 1-6
    1. Where did I get the idea for this exhibit?
    2. What Decisions did I make to make sure exhibit is safe for child to use?
    3. What age is this toy, game or activity appropriate for and why?
    4. How is the toy, game or activity intended to be used by the child?
    • Information Sheets for class 8
    1. State which ONE group (infant, toddler, preschooler, middle childhood the kit was prepared for.
    2. What are children this age like? Give 2 examples to show how the kit would be appropriate for children this age.
    3. What will the child learn or what skills will they gain by using the kit?
    4. What item(s) were made by the 4-H’er? 4-H’er should make one or more items in the kit, but purchased items are also allowed (It is highly suggested that an inventory list of items in the kit be included.) https://4hfairbook.unl.edu/fairbookview.php/exhibits/48

Health Lifestyles/Foods

  • Foods
    • Each exhibit must include the recipe. Recipe may be handwritten or typed. Place the food on the appropriate size plate. Put exhibit in a self –sealing bag. Attach entry tag and recipe at the corner of the bag on the outside. For non-food entries, please attach the entry tag to the upper right hand corner of the exhibit. Additional information including and supplemental information should be labeled with 4-H’ers name and county.
    • Food Preservation
      • Each exhibit must include the recipe. Recipe may be handwritten or typed. Place the food on the appropriate size plate. Put exhibit in a self –sealing bag. Attach entry tag and recipe at the corner of the bag on the outside. For non-food entries, please attach the entry tag to the upper right hand corner of the exhibit. Additional information including and supplemental information should be labeled with 4-H’ers name and county.
      • Food Preservation Card

 Leadership & Citizenship

  • Citizenship
    • Supporting Material: All entries must have a statement explaining:
      • The purpose of the exhibit
      • How the exhibit will be used.
      • Exhibitors are encouraged to show evidence of their personal experiences, study or observations that relate to their exhibit. This helps the judges understand what the 4-H’er did and learned in the process that led to the exhibit.
      • References: All exhibitors should reference material sources or supporting information used in exhibits (i.e., if questions from a game were taken from an outside source, they must be referenced).
      • Identification: All entries should be labeled with the exhibitor’s name, club and county.

 Plant Science

  1. Scientific name (in italic or underlined), with authority,
  2. Common name,
  3. County of collection,
  4. Collection date,
  5. Collector’s name,
  6. Personal collection number, indicating order that plants were collected in your personal collection.
  7. Other information depending on class selected, i.e., noxious, life form.
  • This information should be typed or printed neatly.
  • EXAMPLE:
    • Scientific name: Abutilon theophrasti Medic.
    • Common name : Velvetleaf
    • County of collection: Hall County
    • Collection date: 6 July 2016
    • Collector’s name: Dan D. Lion
    • Collection number: 3
    • Life cycle: Annual
  • Class 3
    • Each display must have a one page essay explaining why the exhibitor chose the area of display and what they learned from their project. Include any references used.
    • Range Management
      • Books (Classes 1-6)
  1. Scientific name (in italic or underlined), with authority,
  2. Common name,
  3. County of collection
  4. Collection date
  5. Collector’s name
  6. Collection number, indicating order that plants were collected in your personal collection
  7. Other information depending on class selected, i.e., value and importance, life span, growth season, origin, major types of range plants.
  • This information should be typed or printed neatly.
  • EXAMPLE:
  • Scientific name: Schizachyrium scoparium (Michx.) Nash
  • Common name : Little Bluestem
  • County of collection: Hall County
  • Collection date: 6 August 2016
  • Collector’s name: Joe Smith
  • Collection number: 37
  • Value and Importance: Livestock Forage: High, Wildlife Habitat: High, Wildlife Food: Medium OR Life Span: Perennial OR Season of Growth: Warm Season OR Origin: Native

Science, Engineering & Technology

  • Aerospace
    • A report, protected in a clear plastic cover, must include:
    • rocket specification, (include original or photo of manufacture packaging stating rocket skill level.)
    • a flight record for each launching (weather, distance, flight height),
    • number of launchings
    • flight pictures.
    • Safety (how did you choose your launch site? Document safe launch, preparations, and precautions).
    • Objectives learned
    • Conclusions.
    • Woodworking
      • Requirements: All articles exhibited must include a plan (with drawings or sketch or blueprints) stating dimensions and other critical instructions a builder would need to know how to build the project.
      • Welding
        • Each weld should be labeled with information stated:
          • Type of welding process (stick, MIG, TIG, Oxy-Acetylene, etc.)
          • Kind of weld
          • Welder setting
          • Electrode/wire/rod size
          • Electrode/wire/rod ID numbers.
          • Attach a wire to display board so it can be hung like a picture frame.

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