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  • Each exhibit/animal needs to be entered either online using FairEntry to receive premiums, awards and state trips.
  • Exhibit/animals that are not correctly enter will only receive the blue, red or white ribbon and premium.
  • General exhibits must be on display to receive premiums and special awards or state fair trip. Exhibits being judged virtually must be at 4-H Building by Monday, July 19th and picked up on Sunday, July 25th after 6 p.m.
  • General project classes are based on grade completed as of July 2021.
  • We no longer use class code numbers. You will only use the class title, which follows through on FairEntry.
  • Livestock – You will NOT attach the animal to the class when you enter the class on FairEntry. Animal(s) will be attach to the class at the county fair check-in. Which means only add the allowed number of entries per class.

Limits to Exhibits In-Person:

  • General/Cloverbud - 5 exhibits per project area.
  • Animal - as listed in premium book (no changes). Cloverbud - 1 animal per specie.

Limits to Exhibits Virtual:

  • General - 1 exhibit per project area. Cloverbud - 3 exhibits total.
  • Animal – same as in-person. Cloverbud - 1 animal per specie.

Virtual Judging - You must complete the necessary questions in FairEntry (general/Cloverbud), upload the required photos on FairEntry - general/Cloverbud & animals; and a video Smugmug (livestock) by the registration deadline to be judge virtually. If this is not completed you will not be eligible for premiums, special awards or auction


  • If you participated in-person judging at the county fair, you may participate at the state fair either in-person or virtually.
  • If you participated virtually at the county fair, you MUST participate virtually at the state fair. You CAN NOT switch to in-person judging.
  • If you participate virtually at the state fair, you may not eligible for champions, reserve champions or special awards.

Publications/forms posted on the Rice County Extension County Fair Information website:

  • 4-H section of the premium book (helpful exhibit suggestions are listed under each project area).
  • County Fair Advanced Entry Worksheet. An example has also been posted.
  • If you are exhibiting (includes Cloverbud) in CLOTHING/FASHION REVUE/QUILTING, FOOD/FOOD REVUE and/or PERFORMING ARTS additional information and/or entry forms are posted on the website.
  • Plus many additional pieces of information.


  • Advance Fair Entry on-line must be completed by 11:59 p.m. on Monday, June 28th!
  • Submitting paper entry form - turned in to extension office or postmarked by Monday, June 28th!

We are using SignUpGenuis for the following needed help. Please consider helping out during the week of the fair:

Good luck at the fair! Please contact the extension office (507-332-6162) with questions or concerns.

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