County Fair

August 9-12, 2017

Entry Forms

  •  Animal Entry Forms - Due June 15th
  •  Contest Entry Forms - Due TBA

 Animal Identification

  • Refer to the Animal Identification Guidelines for a breakdown of requirements for County, State, and Ak-Sar-Ben.   All ID Sheets, DNA envelopes, and Breeding Nomination Cards must first be submitted to the Extension Office by the deadline.  The Extension Office will then send the information on to the State Fair and/or Ak-Sar-Ben.

Quality Assurance

  • Livestock Quality Assurance will be transitioning to Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA) effective March 1st.  YQCA will be available through  The cost will be $12.00 per youth per year.

Static Exhibit Challenge

  • The Pawnee County 4-H Foundation will be sponsoring a bucket challenge during the County Fair. 4-Hers have the option of requesting a 5 gallon plastic bucket from the Office (supplies are limited) or using their own sized bucket which they will use to create one static item.

Superintendent and Volunteer List

  • County Fair Superintendent and Committee List
  • Host and Hostess List

Fair Queen

  • The crowned 2017 Pawnee County Fair Queen will serve as the official hostess of the Pawnee County Fair. The Queen strives to promote the Pawnee County Fair, and in so doing, promotes all areas of Nebraska agriculture. The Fair Queen is talented, personable, and an agriculture advocate.
  • 2017 Fair Queen Application

FFA Members

  • FFA members may participate in Pawnee County's 4-H Fair. During the fair, FFA members will be considered 4-H members and will adhere to all 4-H rules and regulations.

2017 Fair Schedule

Saturday, August 5
8:00 am                       Fairgrounds Clean Up

Monday, August 7

2:30 pm-4:30 pm        4-H Club Booth Set Up

5:00 pm-7:00 pm        Static Exhibits Entered & Clover Kid Interviewed

Tuesday, August 8

8:00 am-5:00 pm        Static Judging & Display

5:00 pm-8:00 pm        Small Animal (Poultry & Ribbit) Check In

7:00 pm-9:00 pm        Livestock (Beef, Goat, Horse, Sheep & Swine) Check In

Wednesday, August 9

8:00 am                      Flag Raising Ceremony

8:30 am                       Swine Show

Noon-10 pm               Static Building Open

1:00 pm                       Horse Show: Showmanship, Halter, & Bareback Plasure

4:30 pm                       Horse Show: Riding, Reining, Trail, & Driving

Thursday, August 10

8:00 am                       Horse Show: Speed

Noon-10:00 pm         Static Building Open

Noon                            Broiler & Poultry Show

6:00 pm                       Parade

Friday, August 11

8:00 am                       Bucket Calf Show

After Bucket Calf        Beef Cattle Show

After Beef                     Dairy Cattle Show

After Cattle                  Sheep Show

Noon-10:00 pm          Static Building Open

After Sheep                  Meat Goat Show

After Meat Goat          Dairy Goat Show

6:30 pm                        Clover Kids Show

Saturday, August 12

8:00 am                       Rabbit Show

Noon-9:00 pm           Static Building Open

2:00 pm                       Livestock Premium Sale

After Premium Sale  Flag Lowering Ceremony

Sunday, August 13

7:00-9:00 am               Fairgrounds Clean Up & Animals Released

7:30-9:00 am               Static Exhibits Released