Nebraska State Fair

4-H Livestock Exhibitor Resources

4-H members show meat goats at the Nebraska State Fair

Marisa See

Enrollment Deadline

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

Enrollment Instructions

Livestock Identification

State Fair Livestock Identification and Nomination Requirements (2022)

Also see: State Fair Livestock Identification, Nomination & Entry

Livestock Entry

All 4-H livestock must be entered 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 payment options. Livestock will not be entered by the county Extension office. Please refer to the 4-H/FFA Exhibitor Entry Limits


Exhibitor Letters

4-H Livestock Reminders and Updates (2022)

Rabbit & Poultry Exhibitor Letter (2022)

Beef, Sheep, Meat Goat & Swine Exhibitor Letter (2022)

Dog Exhibitor Letter (2022)

Additional Swine Exhibitor Information

Check-In, Weigh-In, Loading/Unloading

State Fair Livestock Unloading and Release and Parking 4-H Information  (2022)

State Fair Parking and Map Information (2022)

Ethics Affidavits

Stalling Assignments

Schedules & Show Programs

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

Also See: 4-H Schedule

Additional Resources

RHDV Biosecurity Guidance Document

Leader's Guide on Animal Welfare for Fairs and Exhibitors

Youth Guide on Animal Welfare for Fairs and Exhibitors

Animal Resource Guide for 4-H & FFA Members: Animal Documents, Records & Tests Needed Prior to Fairs & Exhibitors

Animal Resource Guide for 4-H & FFA Members: Facts, Values & Myths

Animal Resource Guide for 4-H & FFA Members: Knowing the Livestock Lingo

Animal Resource Guide for 4-H & FFA Members: Communicating with the Public About the Care of Production Animals

2017 Presentation: Pork Carcass Evaluation and Value, Dr. Dennis Burson, Nebraska Extension Meat Specialist, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

General Rules

4-H Animal Exhibitor Handbook (2022)

State Fair General Livestock Rules (2022)

State Fair Livestock Health Requirements (2022)

4-H General Rules

4-H/FFA Entry Limits (2022)

Species/Show Rules

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

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