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Douglas County Fair; A Time of New Experiences

Nickie Harding
4-H Youth Development
County Extension Agent


The county fair is a time of new experiences, friendship building, fun, and learning opportunities abound. Events such as livestock exhibits, livestock shows, and static exhibits (non-livestock exhibits) will be on full display beginning July 25. Other traditional events and activities such as a hay bale throwing contest, turtle races, demolition derby, carnival rides, music, food, and so much more will be in full swing July 25 – July 30.

 County Fair season is especially meaningful to 4-H youth. This week of fun is a time 4-H’ers spend with their friends and an opportunity for members to showcase what they have learned and demonstrate what they have accomplished through their 4-H project work. 4-H projectimage of a fair ride and a hanging by a  thread of yarn "fair"  sign work is how 4-H’ers acquire subject matter which is significant and of interest to them. Projects are a way for youth to learn, set goals, and gain other valuable life skills through hands-on learning experiences at their own pace and skill level. From showing animals and demonstrating to the judge what they have learned, to exhibiting products, produce, art, and collections. Members have gained essential life skills such as determination, responsibility, cooperation, and public speaking and can be proud of their hard work and accomplishments!

The fair entry system is now open! Entries can be made at: https://fairentry.com/Fair/SignIn/16383.  Fair entries will close at 11:59 pm on June 30. Late entries will not be accepted. A step by step “how-to” for making entries is available at: https://www.douglas.k-state.edu/4-h/douglas-county-fair.html 


4-H pre-entered exhibit drop off and consultation judging will be on Monday, July 25 from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Livestock exhibit check-in will also be July 25 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.  Please check the fair book for specific exhibit drop off times here Fair Book .

For more fair information and to view a detailed schedule of events, visit the  Douglas County Fair Website . We are excited for the 2022 Douglas County Free Fair and look forward to seeing you there!