State Fair & Ak-Sar-Ben Info

Those with static awards who qualified for state, please bring those to the Extension Office Aug. 21st. On Aug. 22ndafter 3:00pm horticulture and Food items are due into the Extension Office. If you have a large/heavy object that qualified for state fair you will have to provide transportation for that object. If you are unsure if we will transport your item or not please call the Extension office and ask. 

-Those planning to show livestock at the state fair should complete the forms online at

 4-H and FFA Livestock Deadline: 5 p.m. Central on August 10.

 4H Showmanship: 4H exhibitors will be automatically entered into Showmanship for each livestock species they enter livestock for.

Swine exhibitors: Please have your PQA# and Premise ID handy.

-The 2017 AKSARBEN Entry process will be an online entry process.  The entry process opens Monday July 24.  Entries will be accepted through August 31 at the published entry fee rates. Complete login and entry instructions will be posted on the website. For any questions or assistance with the online, please contact Chyann Smith,, 402-554-9600 ext. 103.

Selecting & Preparing Vegetables, Herbs, and Fruit for Exhibits at County Fairs & the Nebraska State Fair
Click on the link above for more information on preparing your Vegetables, Herbs, and Fruit!! 

Preparing Cut Flowers for Exhibits at County Fairs & the Nebraska State Fair

Click on the link above for more information on preparing flowers for County Fair!!

The 2017 Nebraska Extension 4-H at the State Fair App is available for download! Check out the “Go Mobile” section at for direct links to the iPad/iPhone and Android apps. 
This year’s app contains many helpful features for 4-H families, staff, and the general fair-goer. An interactive schedule, results, map, and social media components continue to help prepare and educate our audiences about Nebraska 4-H at the State Fair.
 New for 2017, contest and show programs will be made available through the app during the Nebraska State Fair. Two interactive games, the Scavenger Hunt and the Seek and Scan Game (scanning of QR codes to view Nebraska 4-H Helps Me Grow videos of 4-H youth), will assist fairgoers with exploring all static exhibit areas in the 4-H Exhibit Hall.