4-H at the

Nebraska State Fair

August 23 - September 2, 2019

Nebraska State Fair 4-H ribbons

The Nebraska State Fair is the premier opportunity for 4-H members to showcase what they have learned and worked on throughout the year. At the State Fair, we celebrate the successes of thousands of youth who have learned and grown through 4-H. The State Fair is a prime opportunity for 4-H members to cultivate skills they have learned in 4-H projects, put their life skills and good character to work, discover new areas of interest, and meet new people. The Nebraska State Fair is held each year at the Nebraska State Fairgrounds in Grand Island, Nebraska. This year's event will be held August 23 - September 2, 2019.

Visit the Nebraska 4-H State Fair Fairbook for information about 4-H static and animal exhibits, as well as 4-H in-person contests and competitions happening at the State Fair. Additional information and resources are also available for individuals interested in exhibiting 4-H live animals, participating in 4-H contests, volunteering with 4-H, and judging 4-H exhibits.

Nebraska 4-H is only one part of the Nebraska State Fair. For more information about other activities, events, and contests happening, please visit the Nebraska State Fair website.

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Nebraska State Fair 4-H App

Experience 4-H at the Nebraska State Fair from wherever you might be! Download the 4-H at the Nebraska State Fair App for your iPad/iPhone or Android mobile device. App users will be able to see a schedule of 4-H events, the results of all static exhibits and contests, 4-H news from the State Fair, and a fair map.

When visiting the 4-H Exhibit Hall at the Nebraska State Fair, be sure to check out the 4-H Scavenger Hunt for a chance to win some new 4-H gear!

iPad or iPhone App

Android App

State 4-H Event Schedule

This is an abbreviated schedule of 4-H events. For registration, check-in, and release times, please see the full 4-H Schedule.

DateTimeEventLocation
Saturday, August 24 10:30 AM Insect ID Contest 4-H Exhibit Building
11:00 AM Presentation Contest - Illustrated (Special Topic: Nebraska Agriculture) 4-H Exhibit Building
12:00 PM Dairy Judging Contest Five Points Bank Arena
1:00 PM Tree ID Contest 4-H Exhibit Building
2:00 PM Presentation Contest - Teaching (Special Topic: Nebraska Agriculture) Raising Nebraska
2:00 PM ESI (Entrepreneurship) Showcase 4-H Exhibit Building
3:30 PM Horticulture Contest 4-H Exhibit Building
4:30 PM Presentation Contest - Illustrated (Special Topic: Nebraska Agriculture, Food Preparation) Raising Nebraska
6:00 PM Weed & Grass ID Contest 4-H Exhibit Building
7:30 PM* Judging Contests Awards Ceremony 4-H Exhibit Building
Sunday, August 25 10:00 AM Fashion Show Heartland Event Center
11:00 AM Presentation Contest - Illustrated, Teaching 4-H Exhibit Building
Saturday, August 31 8:00 AM Sheep Showmanship Five Points Bank Arena
8:00 AM Breeding Sheep Show Five Points Bank Arena
8:30 AM Culinary Challenge Contest (group 1) Raising Nebraska
9:00 AM Poultry Showmanship Sheep Barn
9:00 AM Poultry Show Sheep Barn
11:00 AM Presentation Contest - Illustrated 4-H Exhibit Building
11:00 AM Culinary Challenge Contest (group 2) Raising Nebraska
12:30 PM Beef Showmanship Five Points Bank Arena
1:30 PM Culinary Challenge Contest (group 3) Raising Nebraska
Sunday, September 1 7:30 AM Breeding Beef Show Five Points Bank Arena
7:30 AM Market Lamb Show Five Points Bank Arena
8:00 AM Rabbit Showmanship Sheep Arena
9:30 AM Rabbit Show Sheep Arena
11:00 AM Presentation Contest - Premier Presenter 4-H Exhibit Building
4:00 PM Parade of Champions Five Points Bank Arena
5:30 PM Swine Showmanship Swine Arena
5:30 PM Meat Goat Showmanship Five Points Bank Arena
Monday, September 1 7:30 AM Market Beef Show (followed by Fed Steer Challenge) Five Points Bank Arena
7:30 AM Swine Show Swine Arena
8:00 AM Breed Meat Goat Show Five Points Bank Arena
8:00 AM Market Meat Goat Show Five Points Bank Arena
9:00 AM Speech Contest 4-H Cafe
10:00 AM Quilts of Valor Presentation 4-H Exhibit Building
1:30 PM Digital Video - 4-H FilmFest 4-H Exhibit Building
4:00 PM Parade of Champions Five Points Bank Arena

*Time is tentative