Nebraska State Fair

4-H Contest Participant Resources

youth participating in a 4-H judging contest at the Nebraska state fair

Marisa See


The 2020 Nebraska State Fair will be a celebration of 4-H and FFA youth! 4-H and FFA livestock shows will take place on separate weekends. The 4-H contests and livestock shows will be held on the first weekend (Aug. 29-30). Static exhibits will be on display for the public to view and will also be shown virtually. Stay tuned for more details.

Contest Entry

All 4-H members planning to participate in any 4-H contest must be entered in ShoWorks before 8:00 PM CST on August 10. This entry process must be completed by the 4-H member (or their family). Fees must be paid for using a debit/credit card. There are no other payment options. Contest participants will not be entered by the county Extension office. For specific contest registration details, please refer to the following helpsheets:


Participant Letters

Fashion Show Participant Letter (2019)

Culinary Challenge Participant Letter (2019)

Horticulture ID & Judging Contest Participant Letter (2019)

Digital Video - 4-H FilmFest Participant Letter (2019)

Presentation Contest Participant Letters (2019)

Schedules & Contest Programs

4-H Schedule (8/6/19)

Contest programs will be uploaded below as they become available. Programs are also available in the Nebraska State Fair 4-H mobile app.

General Rules

4-H General Rules

Contest Rules

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

For questions about this program or the information on this page, please contact: