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2023 Fair Information

  • Online Entries Using Fairwire
    All Entries will be made online.
    Here are the detailed step-by-step instructions with screenshots to walk you through the process of online entries.  Entries are easy to make so please do not let the lengthy in- structions scare you. The screenshots take up a lot of the pages. We recommend printing these instructions for use during registration. (This site will be open to take entries until July 21 at 11:59 pm. No entries will be taken after this date)
  • Requesting Stalls/Pens
    You will be able to request your stalls/pens/cages at this qualtrics link - https://go.unl.edu/stallassignment
    Due to limited space, not every individual exhibitor will be able to have a stall/pen/cage for just his/her animals. Families will be put together. So, with this in mind, only request the number of stalls/pens/cages that you will actually need for the whole family. This helps with fair set-up to determine the number of stalls, pens and cages needed. This is due July 21 – Boyd County Exhibitors - PLEASE do this prior to NOON on JULY 21 so that we have the number of stalls/pens needed at fair Set-Up.

  • Photography Data Tags
  • Premier Science Award - Information and Application
  • Food and Food Preservation -
    • Food Preservation Card - 4 cards per page  - pdf version - This form is required for all Food Preservation exhibits.
    • UNL Canning Web Site
    • Elevation Map - Map of Nebraska with Elevation
    • What is My Elevation -  Web site - Fill in your address and it will give the elevation for that address.
    • 4-H Food Safety - Preparing Food Safely for Judging at County Fair -
      A one page flyer on food safety including some foods that will not be accepted, judged or displayed because of food safety issues.
  • Home Environment -
    • Home Environment Data Tags - 4 tags per page  - docx or pdf version -
      This form is required for all Home Environment exhibits. Information must also include elements or principles of design used and steps taken to complete project. This template has 4 forms on a page.
  • Horticulture/Floriculture Entries

    • For the number of tags that you need. . . you will create that number of generic entries in Fairwire. You will receive the Generic Floriculture/Horticulture Tags as you have done in the past. You will need to fill in the class number; class name; and variety (cultivar) name on each printed tag that you receive. These are required fields. See this Sample Tag Sheet for more information.

    • On Entry Day of County Fair, the rest of the information will be gathered when you check in. Please bring a list of the classes that you will be entering in. Here is a Horticulture/Floriculture Entry Form for you to list what you actually brought to fair. Give this completed form to the 4-H Staff.

  • Interview Judging Information
    • Go to this page to learn how to Interview Judge, watch several You Tube videos on Interview Judging and for the Absentee Interview Judging Form.

Holt County Fair Forms And Information

Boyd County Fair Forms And Information

  • 2023 Boyd County Fair Livestock Bonus Auction Letter 

    - The Livestock Bonus Auction will be held on July 28 at 6:30 pm at the Boyd County Fairgrounds in Spencer. Each 4-H and FFA member is encouraged to mail this letter to 4 to 5 businesses and individuals to invite them to attend and bid at our 2023 Livestock Bonus Auction.
  • 2023 Boyd County Fair Poster 
  • 2022 Boyd County Fair Schedule
  • 2022 Last Minute Fair Information - Includes reminders and schedules
  • 2023 Boyd County Fair Parade - Theme will be "Out to Sea in '23". Drop off parade form at Head to Toe Glow. After 2 pm on July 290, hand form to superintendent in charge of lining up the parade. Line up for parade is at St.Mary’s Catholic Church. The parade will be on Main Street. It will start at Boyd County Insurance and will go north and then turn back south. No parking on main street during parade. There will be no bleachers so please bring lawn chairs.  2023 Boyd County Fair Parade Form
AKSARBEN  Pioneer & Heritage Farm Awards
The AKSARBEN Foundation and the Nebraska Farm Bureau recognize Nebraska farm families who have consecutively held ownership of land within the same family for 150 years. To date, more than 9,000 families in all 93 counties have been honored. Recipients are presented a plaque and gatepost marker during the annual county fair in which the land is owned. To apply, farm families must fill out an application and have it signed by the local county fair board member and return it to the AKSARBEN Foundation by May 1.
AKSARBEN Good Neighbor Award - Nominations are accepted year-around with the annual review date set for March 15 each year. For more information go to the Ak-Sar-Ben web page.