Gage County Fair: July 26- July 30, 2023

Pre-Fair Contests

  • Public Speaking & Presentations Contest, April 30, 2023; 2 PM                    

Register at: 4HOnline under the Events tab 

                    Contest Rules & Helpful Tips - Public Speaking 

Contest Rules & Helpful Tips - Presentation

  • Table Setting Contest, July 17, 2023

                    Register at: 4HOnline under the Events tab

                    Contest Rules & Helpful Tips

  • Fashion Show, July 17, 2023; Time: Check-in at 1:00 p.m., Judging begins 1:30 p.m., Public Fashion Show begins at 7:00 p.m.

                    STEAM 1, STEAM 2, STEAM 3, Beyond the Needle, Knitting/Crochet, and Dress for Africa

Shopping In Style:

Textile Extravaganza (Quilt):

Contest Information

  • Performing Arts Contest, July 17, 2023; 7:00 pm

                    Contest Registration

Online Entry

Gage County Fair & Expo Online Entry Website

Online entry is required for ALL EXHIBITS (static & livestock) for the Gage County Fair. No paper entries accepted.

*NEW 2021* Exhibitors can enter themselves for the Showmanship Contest. 

Online entry deadline: July 15, 4:30pm.


Volunteers are the heart of 4-H. Thank you for volunteering! We invite teens, adults, grandparents, and others to join in the 4-H summer excitement! You'll meet new people, learn new skills & have a great time.

Gage County Fair Volunteer Sign-Up (Pre-fair, 4-H Building, Livestock Shows, etc.)

  • Pre-Fair Volunteer Opportunities
  • 4-H Building Events & Opportunities
  • 4-H Building Superintendent Sign Up
  • 4-H/FFA Large Animal
  • 4-H/FFA Small Animal

Ag & Livestock Contest

Team Quizbowl: Wednesday, July 27; 4:00 pm

-Pre-register team 1 hour before event

Livestock Judging Contest: Saturday, July 30,  30 minutes following Hog show

-Pre-register: at announcers stand by Friday, July 29, 5:00 pm

Elite Showmanship: Saturday, July 30, 2022, 30 minutes following Judging Contest

-Registration due 10:00 A.M. Saturday, July 30