Dawson County Fair 2022

2023 Dawson County Fair 4-H Official Premium List & Program of Events

2023 County Fair Dates                          July 7-16

2024 County Fair Dates                          July 11-21 (tentative)

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.

Complete Fair Premium 2023

Part 1 - Fair Premium (pages 0-9) Front Cover, Index, Schedule of Events, Fair Committees, Superintendents, General Rules & Policies, County Fair Livestock policies

Part 2 - Fair Premium (pages 10-20) State Fair Regulations, Quality Assurance, Champions & Premiums, Showmanship, Beef, Sheep, Swine, Dairy Cattle, Goats

Part 3 - Fair Premium (pages 21-31) Herdsmanship, Horse, Dog, Poultry, Rabbits, Small Animals, Judging Contests, Communication Contests, Officer Reports, Fashion Show

Part 4 - Fair Premium (pages 32-42) Fashion Show (cont'd), Clothing, Consumer Management, Foods & Nutrition

Part 5 - Fair Premium (pages 43-53) Foods & Nutrition (cont'd), Financial Mgmt., Heritage, Citizenship Development, Communication and Expressive Arts, Human Development, Home Environment

Part 6 - Fair Premium (pages 54-64) Home Environment (cont'd), Visual Arts, Quilt Quest, Entrepreneurship, Photography, Horticulture

Part 7 - Fair Premium (pages 65-75) Horticulture (cont'd), Forestry, Conservation and Wildlife

Part 8 - Fair Premium (pages 76-86) Conservation and Wildlife (cont'd), Lifetime Sports, Safety, Agronomy, Range, Entomology

Part 9 - Fair Premium (87-97) Entomology (cont'd), Veterinary Science, Aerospace, Computers, Energy, Geo-Spacial, Model Building, Robotics, Electricity, Woodworking

Part 10 - Fair Premium (pages 98-104) Woodworking (cont'd), Welding, Other 4-H, Clover Kids, State Fair Premier Science Award, Special 4-H Awards, Showmanship Sponsors, Fairgrounds Map, 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