4-H & Open Class Competition

General Information

Each year 4-H'ers and Open Class Exhibitors showcase their projects they have completed over the past year. For rules, entry deadlines, and more please refer to the Fair Book.

Forms & Documents

2020 Fair Book
Fair Book 2020 - One Page Per Sheet.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1.5 MB]
2020 Fair Book and Fair Entry Program Summary of Changes
2020 Fair Book and Fair Entry Program Su[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [111.6 KB]
Fair Book Change Request Form
Fair Book Change Request Form.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [93.4 KB]


Pre-entry in some areas are required and due to the Sherman County Extension Office on or before the designated deadline. Please refer to the fair book for areas that require pre-entries and deadlines. Exhibit cards or tags must be filled out for each entry. 4-H and Open Class tags may be obtained at the Sherman County Extension Office before the fair. The entry schedule in the fair book lists the dates and times for entering exhibits.


Judging of exhibits will take place the week before fair and the week of fair. Please refer to the fair book or fair schedule for judging dates and times.

Release of Exhibits

There is a universal release time from 8:00 - 10:30 a.m. MT on the last Saturday of the fair. All articles must be claimed by 10:30 a.m. MT. Failure to comply with this requirement will bar said exhibitor from participating in premiums which may have been awarded by the judges in any department of the fair. The Extension Office and Fair Board will not be held responsible for picking up articles not claimed.


In no event shall the Northwest Kansas District Free Fair Association be held responsible for any loss or damage to the property or person of exhibitor or other persons while on the fairgrounds whether said loss or damage shall arise from accident or any cause whatsoever.

Premium Payment

All premiums may be picked up at the time of scheduled exhibit removal. Open Class and 4-H will receive their checks from the Fair Office near the entrance to the grandstands. All unclaimed checks will be in the Extension Office for 3 weeks following the fair. At this time, they will be turned over to the Fair Board. All checks will be void 90 days after fair.

2021 Fair Dates

Sat., Jul. 31st - Sat., Aug. 7th

2021 Fair Theme

Come Join the Fun in 2021!


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