Dawson County Fair 2024

2024 Dawson County Fair 4-H Official Premium List & Program of Events

2024 County Fair Dates                          July 17-21

2025 County Fair Dates                          July 10-20 (tentative)

2026 County Fair Dates                          July 9-19 (tentative)

Thank you to the Dawson County Ag Society for once again printing the Fair Premium.  We will mail out a copy in each Dawson Details packet being mailed out after May 1st.  We will have extras here and so will the Fair Office.  Follow the links below to various pages in the premium book as directed.

Fair Premium Book 2024

Part 1 - Fair Premium (pages 0-8) Cover, Table of Contents, Fair Schedule, Dawson County Ag Society, Superintendents, Rules, FFA, County Fair General Policies

Part 2 - Fair Premium (pages 9-18) County Fair General Policies cont., Livestock Policies, State Fair Regulations, Quality Assurance, Champions & Premiums, Showmanship, Dawson County Elite Showmanship, Beef Cattle, Sheep

Part 3 - Fair Premium (pages 19-28) Sheep cont., Swine, Dairy Cattle, Goats, Herdsmanship, Dawson County Horse Show Advisory Comittee, Dawson County Horse Show, Riding Horse, Dog, Poultry, Rabbits, Small Animal Pet Show

Part 4 - Fair Premium (pages 29-38) Small Animal cont., Cat Show, Judging & ID Contest, Communication Contests, Officers & Club Reports, Family & Consumer Science, Fashion Show, Clothing Construction

Part 5 - Fair Premium (pages 39-48) Clothing Construction cont., Knitting & Crochet, Consumer Management, Foods & Nutrition

Part 6 - Fair Premium (pages 49-58) Foods & Nutrition cont., Financial Consumer Management, Heritage, Citizen Development, Communications & Expressive Arts, Human Development, Home Design & Restoration

Part 7 - Fair Premium (pages 59-68) Home Designs & Restoration cont., Visual Arts, Quilt Quest, Entrepreneurship, Photography, Horticulture

Part 8 - Fair Premium (pages 69-78) Horticulutre cont., Forestry, Conservation & Wildlife,

Part 9 - Fair Premium (79-88) Wildlife cont., Taxidermy, Shooting Sports, Other Natural Resources, Outdoor Adventures, Liftime Sports Activities, Safety, Agronomy

Part 10 - Fair Premium (pages 89-98) Range, Entomology, Veterinary Science, STEM, STEM Aerospace, STEM Computers, STEM Geospatial, STEM Energy, Model Building

Part 11 - Fair Premium (pages 99-108) Model Building cont., STEM Robotics, STEM Electricity, 4-Wheelin', STEM Woodworking, STEM Welding, Other 4-H Projects, Clover Kids, State Fair Premier 4-H Science Award, Special 4-H Awards, Showmanship Trophy Sponsors

Part 12 - Fair Premium ( pages 109-112) Special 4-H Awards cont., DC Fairgrounds Map, DC Fair Sponsors, Back Cover


Data Tags are required on all classes.   For instructions on how to complete these Data Tags   (click here)

Both Word docs and Adobe pdf formats are attached for your convenience in downloading.

Unit 1 Data Tag docx                                       Unit 1 Data Tag pdf

Unit 2 Data Tag docx                                      Unit 2 Data Tag pdf

Unit 2 Data Tag.docx (singular)                   Unit 2 Data Tag.pdf (singular)

Unit 3 Data Tag docx                                      Unit 3 Data Tag pdf


This 2-part PowerPoint on Design Elements & Principles will assist you when filling out your Data Tags.

Design Elements & Principles PowerPoint 1                    Design Elements & Principles PowerPoint 2

Supporting information is required for all Home Environment exhibits.  Information must include the elements and principles of design used and steps taken to complete project.  Both Word docs and Adobe pdf formats are attached for your convenience in downloading.

Home Environment Support Information docx              Home Environment Support Information pdf

Home Environment Data Tag docx                                     Home Environment Data Tag pdf


Food Preservation Card fillable form

Food Preservation Card printable form