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Douglas County

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Douglas County Fair

The Douglas County Fair is an annual event where 4-H’ers exhibit an end product of their current 4-H projects for evaluation. Judging is done  by a variety of evaluation methods. Exhibitors are awarded purple, blue, red, or white ribbons based upon a judge’s decision. Purple winners are eligible for State Fair if age requirements are met. A fair book explaining rules and classes is available in June. For more information about the fair visit www.dgcountyfair.com.

2024 Fair Registration and Registration How To Guide

2024 Douglas County Fair Entry Website

2024 Douglas County Fair Updates and Reminders

4-H Exhibitor Code of Conduct - 4-H'ers will need to complete, sign, and upload a 4-H exhibitor code of conduct into the fair entry system by June 30.

YQCA Certification - Livestock exhibitors will need to input their YQCA number and certificate into the fair entry system by June 30. If YQCA does not pertain to you, please type in N/A.

4-H T-Shirts - With the gracious support of the Douglas County 4-H Foundation, all 4-H members exhibiting at the Douglas County Fair will receive one free t-shirt. Please order your t-shirt by May 31 at:https://bit.ly/CountyFairTShirts  

4-H Project Clarification Guide and Project Updates - This guide clarifies 4-H project name changes, project updates, and what project exhibits would look like.

2024 Douglas County Fair Updates

Fair Entry Website - Douglas County Fair Entry Website Opens May 6, 2024

Fair Entry Deadline - 11:59 p.m., June 30. 

Exhibitor Entry Fee - The exhibitor entry fee for 2024 is $7.00 per exhbitior. This fee covers the cost of the FairEntry System.

Ribbon Preimums for 2024 - Purple/Blue - $5 | Red - $4 | White - $3 | 

Project Updates - Aerospace/Rocketry | Welding | Astronomy | Building Block Engineering | Computer Science | Construction Zone | Electric and Renewable Energy | Entomology | Horticlture | Robotics | Sewing & Textiles Design | Shopping In Styl(formerly Buymanship) | Small Engines | Encrewed Aerial Systems | Wildlife -  Pleaser refer to the Douglas County Fair Book for updates. 

Beef - Woods Chips and the vet fees for beef exhibitors will be $24.00 for large animals and 13.00 for bucket calves. 

Horse -All horse exhibitors must complete the Horse Safety video and Quiz by June 3 if you intend to exhibit at the Douglas County Fair and/or Kansas State Fair. The video and quiz can be found at: https://www.douglas.k-state.edu/4-h/douglas-county-fair.html under the “Livestock Documents and Forms” section.

Poultry- All poultry (except waterfowl & pigeons) are required to show proof of being P-T clean by one of the following: Originate from a certified U.S. Pullorum-Typhoid clean flock if coming from a hatchery or out of state(certificate required at check-in) or show proof of negative test at check-in of the county fair. Blood test must be within 90 days of show. 

Poultry Pollurum Testing wil be Saturday, June 29 from 9:30 - 11:00 a.m. in the Open Pavilion. 

County Fair Auction Update - Only market beef, market hogs, market lambs, market goats, meat pen of rabbits, and meat pens of chickens will sell in the terminal livestock auction. All Grand and Reserve Champion Market Beef, sheep, hogs, goats, and Meat Pens of Rabbits & Poultry have the option to sell in the auction, be harvested at a designated plant, and drug tested. Exhibitors can only sell one animal in the auction.  There will be an auction exhibitor meeting on Tuesay, June 4, 6:00 p.m. in the Dreher Family 4-H Budiling to discuss the auction process.  

Livestock General Rules Update - Following the selection of Grand Champion and Reserve Champion in beef, goat, sheep, and swine a collection will be completed by the on-call veterinarian for testing. Animals are not to leave the designated area until instructed by said veterinarian. Refer to 2024 Fair Book for testing details at: https://dgcountyfair.com/fair-info/  or look below under Livestock Forms and Documents.

Douglas County Animal Leasing Option - Douglas County 4-H will allow the leasing of animal science projects to encourage a greater number of members to have the opportunity to experience the showing of livestock projects. This program is designed to make it possible for a 4-H member to have a non-owned 4-H project that can be exhibited at the Douglas County Fair. Please refer to the Animal Lease Fact Sheet and Animal Lease Form. Details below under "Livestock Documents and Forms".

 

Fair Documents and Forms

Cat


Clothing

Dog

Food & Nutrition 

All food preservation scoresheets can be found under the Family and Consumer Science heading at https://www.kansas4-h.org/events-activities/fairs/fair-resources/judging-score-sheets.html

Photography

Rabbit

STEM

    Visual Arts and Crafts

    Kansas State Fair

    Livestock Documents and Forms

    General

    Beef

    Horse

    Douglas County Fair 4-H Ribbon Meanings 

     

    What do the colors of a 4-H Ribbon mean? Purple = Outstanding on all standards. Blue= Exceeds minimum standards, minor improvements can be made. Red= Meets minimum standards. White = Fails to meet minimum standards