Nebraska State Fair

4-H Dog Exhibitor Resources

Nebraska State 4-H Dog Show

Enrollment Deadline

Youth interested in participating in the Nebraska State Fair must complete enrollment by June 15.

Enrollment Instructions

Vaccination Certification

Dog vaccinations must be up to date and not expire before August 27, 2023. All 4-H Dog Show exhibitors must submit a Dog Vaccination Certification (SF263) for each dog being shown. The form must be signed by a veterinarian. Dog Vaccination Certification Forms must be submitted to Grace McCarthy at by August 10.


All 4-H Dog Show and Skillathon entries must be made in ShoWorks before 8:00 PM CST on August 10. This entry process must be completed by the 4-H exhibitor (or their family). Fees must be paid for using a debit/credit card. There are no other options for payment.  

Enter Dog Show/Skillathon

Participant Letter

Dog Show Exhibitor Letter (2023)

Schedules & Programs

Show Programs – Note: Show programs will be uploaded as they are finalized and will be updated as needed. Please check back regularly for the latest versions. Show programs are also available in the Nebraska Extension mobile app.

Also See: 4-H Schedule

General Rules

4-H General Rules

Show/Contest Rules

Please refer to the following pages and resources for specific species/show rules, guidelines, entry limits, class descriptions, scoresheets, and forms.