Cedar County 4-H Pre-Entry Form Instructions

The 2024 Cedar County Fair is fast approaching. It is now time to think about what you would like to exhibit at the Cedar County Fair.  There are pre-entry forms on our 4-H webpage in which you will specify what exhibits you plan to bring to the Fair. Go to www.cedar.unl.edu, then hover your mouse over “Cedar County 4-H” in the red navigation menu at the top of the page, then click on “Cedar County Fair & Pre-Fair Resources” in the drop-down menu, then click on “Pre-Fair & Fair Forms Resources” link. All events and exhibits you wish to take part in or bring to the fair must be listed on these forms. Fair entry tags and show programs will be made-up according to these forms. If you have any questions on how to fill these out, please contact our office.  Paper copies can be picked up at our office or mailed.  Clover Kid and all livestock pre-entry/ID forms are due to our office by June 15.  You may mail, email, or leave your entry forms in the courthouse drop box on the north side of the courthouse. Included with the newsletter is a copy of the Clover Kid and static exhibit pre-entry forms, all other pre-entry forms (Pre-Fair Day/Fashion Show forms, all species of Livestock, etc) can be found on the website.  We will be glad to accept your completed pre-entry form any time before the deadline.  In fact if you already know what you are bringing to the fair, hand it in right away please!


Clover Kids are asked to fill out a pre-entry form to assist the office in knowing what events and exhibits your Clover Kid plans to participate in and as to if they will or will not stall any animals at the fair.

Livestock Pre-Entries:  Includes all large and small animals.  Livestock Pre-Entry/ID Forms are on separate sheets by species.  Livestock showmanship entries must be indicated on the pre-entry form, or we will assume you do not plan to compete in showmanship.  But know, IF YOU DO NOT PARTICIPATE IN SHOWMANSHIP, YOU ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR THE LIVESTOCK PREMIUM RECOGNITION.  Bucket calf exhibitors do not participate in showmanship, but still qualify for the livestock premium recognition. Refer to your fairbook, for livestock entry times, other policies, and number of entries allowed per project area classes.  Showmanship is not counted in the entry limitations.  These forms must be filled out COMPLETELY AND ACCURATELY and returned to the Cedar County Extension Office by JUNE 15thAll FFA exhibits must also be pre-entered.  Check with your FFA Advisor whether they will be submitting your FFA entries or if you need to.  Be sure to mark them as FFA entries.

The Pre-Fair Day and the static exhibit pre-entry form for all other exhibits to be entered at the fair are due in our office by Friday, June 28 (our office is open until 4:30).  Please list all static (non-moving) exhibits you plan to bring to the fair on the “4-H Static Exhibits” form except for Clover Kids, Fashion Show, and all Livestock, which have their own separate pre-entry forms.  All exhibits must be pre-entered on one form or another.  List the class number for each exhibit you are planning to bring to the fair.  Even though you may not be sure at this time about some of your exhibits, if you think there is any possibility you might bring them, list them on the entry forms, but please be reasonable in the amount of entries listed and the likelihood that you will be bringing them to the fair.  The class numbers can be found in the fairbook.  The project areas are printed in the Table of Contents.  Once you find the project area, the class number can be found in front of the specific item that you are exhibiting.  Please use the description column on the entry form to describe the item you are entering (if you were looking for the item in a display, how would you describe it?).  This is helpful if the entry tag happens to get separated from the article.  For horticulture and floriculture exhibits this is where you would list their variety name (required information).

You will need to refer to your Cedar County Fair Exhibitor’s Guide (Fairbook) for class numbers to fill out your pre-entry forms, find number of entries allowed per project area, and requirements on how to display each exhibit! If you have not picked-up your 2024 Fairbook you can pick-up a copy at the Extension Office or view online on our Cedar County 4-H webpage under the Fairbooks & Scoresheets tab.

Recommendation when filling out your pre-entry forms - Depending on which search engine you are working in, you will need to download the form then save it to your computer, then type-in information needed, save, then print off or attach to an email to send to our office.  (Note:  We seem to have the least problems with our forms when working in Google Chrome or Internet Explorer.)

Note:  Most supporting information forms can be found on this "Pre-Fair & Fair Resources" page also.  Just scroll down to the project area looking for. Most forms you can type your information into and print off, than attach to your exhibit.